Zabidi leaves banking to join Malaysian watchdog

Azhar Zabidi leaves BofA Merrill Lynch Malaysia to head the regulator's marketing unit with a remit to boost the country's capital market profile.

Zabidi leaves banking to join Malaysian watchdog

The capital markets promotion arm of Malaysia’s securities regulator has appointed Azhar Zabidi as chief executive, as the country is convulsed by political scandal and steep declines in the value of its currency, the ringgit.

Prior to taking up his newly created position effective September 1, Zabidi served as head of origination and country client coverage at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Malaysia, Capital Markets Malaysia, the marketing arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia,...

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