Datuk Zainal Izlan joined the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia as the Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market & Market Development in January 2011.
Datuk Zainal Izlan has 25 years’ experience and international exposure in capital market, mainly in fund management. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd, an Islamic fund management firm based in Malaysia. He began his career with Citibank before joining MIDF Amanah Asset Management. During his tenure with MIDF Asset, he held several positions covering research, portfolio management and business development. He was seconded to Schroder Investment Management Limited in London for two years and was part of the team managing equity investments in the Asia Pacific markets. His last position prior to joining i-VCAP was CEO/Director of MIDF Asset. He also held directorships in several companies in the MIDF Group.
He is presently a member of the Technical Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountant’s Islamic Finance Committee and the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)’s Technical Committee. He was President of CFA Malaysia from 2001 to 2005, and Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) and Chairman of MAAM Islamic Fund Management Sub-Committee in 2010.