Mr. Muhamad Umar Swift
Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift is the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. He is also the director of all subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, and serves as Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and Clearing. Datuk Umar has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking and financial services. He was also the CEO of Gas Malaysia and Head of the Enterprise Financial Services Group of Maybank. Prior to helming the Exchange, he was the Chief Executive Officer / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Bhd, where he also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd (now known as Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd). Datuk Umar sits on the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation and is an appointed member of ‘Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri’. He is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation and a Board member of the Capital Market Development Fund, both appointed by the Ministry of Finance. Datuk Umar holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) in Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Registered Financial Planner.