YBhg. Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar was appointed as Chairman to the Board of MDV on 22 July 2013. She is the former Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a position she held for six years until her retirement in March 2012. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, United Kingdom.
While at the helm of the SC, she also served as Vice Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of IOSCO and represented the Committee on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Monitoring Board. She served two terms as the Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum, established under the auspices of ASEAN finance ministers to discuss policy issues on ASEAN capital market development.
She also chaired the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council established to assist the development of the venture capital industry and to act as a conduit between policymakers and practitioners in the development of the industry. She was also Chairman of the Capital Market Development Fund, a statutory fund to facilitate the development of an internationally competitive Malaysian capital market and was a Member of the Financial Reporting Foundation Malaysia, the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre and the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity. Prior to joining the SC, she had spent 22 years with the Shell Group, serving in various capacities across Shell’s diverse business interests in Malaysia. She was the Deputy Chairman of Shell Malaysia before leaving to join the SC.
Tan Sri Zarinah graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Malaya and started her career in the Government’s Legal and Judicial Service before joining Shell.