Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar
Zarinah Anwar is the Chairman of Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad.
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 had served as the Deputy Chief Executive of the SC since December 2001.
While at the helm of the SC, Zarinah had served as Vice Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions and served two terms as Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum, established under the auspices of the ASEAN finance ministers to discuss policy issues on ASEAN capital market development.
Prior to joining the SC, Zarinah 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 at the end of 2001.
Zarinah is currently a member of the Board of Directors of PEMANDU, the Performance Management & Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department and BFR Institute, a subsidiary of PEMANDU. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Petronas and a Trustee of the Razak School of Government, Yayasan Hasanah and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, and is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of Universiti Teknologi Petronas.
Zarinah is one of the Founding Chairs of the 30% Club, Malaysia and serves as a member of the National Advisory and Consultative Council on Women.
Zarinah holds the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, United Kingdom and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority.
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 in 1979.