Datuk Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Prior to his appointment as the SC Chairman on 1 November 2018, he was the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners.

Currently, he chairs the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation, as well as a member of the Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance.  Datuk Syed Zaid has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators. He is also a member of the governing Board of IOSCO.

Datuk Syed Zaid has a degree in law from the United Kingdom. He is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He has over 38 years’ experience in legal practice predominantly in the fields of corporate law, capital market, conventional banking and Islamic finance.

He has been recognised for his contribution and achievements in the legal practice through numerous domestic and international awards.

With his experience in finance and law, Datuk Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. He has also served on the boards of several public-listed companies in Malaysia.