Bursa's Boss

Yusli Yusoff, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, explains how Malaysia''s stock exchange is trying to woo more investors by improving its standards.

Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, the chief executive officer of Bursa Malaysia, which manages the Malaysian stock exchange, seems a tad uncomfortable talking about his successes. Rather, the 45-year-old chartered accountant - who began as an accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell Co in London and then went on to be chief executive director for CIMB Securities - insists on looking ahead to what needs to be done.

Yusli oversaw the listing of Bursa Malaysia in mid-March, a debut that garnered a premium to larger regional peers such as the Australian, Hong Kong and Singapore exchanges due to optimism that it would return cash to shareholders. Bursa Malaysia expects to return M$416 million $110...

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