Dr. Munir started his illustrious career in 1978 as a leader writer for The New Straits Times Press, and progressed to become its group editor. He left NST in 1986 to become CEO of Pertanian Baring Sanwa (PBS), whose name he changed to Commerce International Merchant Bankers (CIMB), which later transformed into one of Malaysia’s leading merchant banks. He was invited by the Government of Malaysia to establish and become the first and founding Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission in 1993, where he served for two terms until 1999.
Upon leaving the Securities Commission, he has served as Chairman on the BOD of reputable organisations across various industries, including Celcom Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Bank Muamalat Malaysia, CIMB Asean Research Institute, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, and the Malaysian Chapter of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. Dr. Munir is also an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics (LSE), and both started and headed its Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme. He has written for IDEAS publications and published in International Politics, a British academic journal.
Tan Sri Munir was appointed the Chairman of ICMR in November 2019.
Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood was the Deputy Chief Executive from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) before retiring in March 2016, having served 23 years in the organization. Prior to joining the SC, Dato Dr. Nik Mahmood was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.
Dato' Dr. Nik is renowned for her extensive experience in areas ranging from regulatory policy, legal reform, product and market development, corporate governance, Islamic capital market and investor education and enforcement. She is currently a board member of INCEIF- the Global University of Islamic Finance and a member of its Senate. She also serves as a board member of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), a member of the Financial Services Professionals Board (FSPB) and is a board member for Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM).
Dato’ Dr Nik also sits as a board member of several corporate boards including Pemodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), United Malacca Berhad, Axiata Group Berhad and Edotco Sdn. Bhd
Dato' Dr. Nik Mahmood holds a First Class Honours in Law from University Malaya and a LLM and PhD from University of London.
Dato' Dr. Nik Mahmood was appointed to the Board of ICMR in July 2019.
Teoh Kok Lin is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Singular Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a fund management company established in 2002, and is licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. He is also the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Singular Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd, a registered fund manager with Monetary Authority of Singapore.
He has over 33 years of experience in Banking, Credit and Investment with financial institutions such as Citicorp Citibank Malaysia, Barings Malaysia, HSBC Research Malaysia and UOB Kay Hian Singapore. Currently, he is an independent non-executive director at Credit Guarantee Corporation (CGC), a subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia and non-executive Director of Credit Bureau Malaysia. He also serves as an Alternate Member of the General Council of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Socio-Economic Research Consultative Committee of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia. He was appointed as Secretary of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM).
Kok Lin is one of the earliest Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) in Malaysia and is a former president of the CFA Society Malaysia. He holds a First Class Honours Double Degree in Electrical Engineering and Commerce (Finance), University of Windsor, Canada and Master of Science in Industrial Administration, Purdue University, USA.
Kok Lin was appointed to the Board of ICMR in May 2021.
Datin Azalina Adham is currently Managing Director at the Securities Commission Malaysia. She joined the SC as Executive Director, Strategy and Policy on 1 July 2022. She has over 29 years of diverse financial and capital market experience in investment banking, corporate finance as well as the exchange business. Some of her key areas of expertise are strategy and transformation, strategic communications and business development. She brings with her an extensive network amongst key capital market stakeholders in Malaysia namely senior policymakers, regulators, market participants and senior corporate figures as well as the global exchanges fraternity.
She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. During her tenure, she led several transformational initiatives including Bursa Marketplace - the first-of-its-kind virtual marketplace; Bursa Anywhere - ASEAN's first mobile depository e-services app; and the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market - ASEAN's first-of-its-kind alternative capital raising platform for SMEs.
Prior to joining Bursa Malaysia, she was an investment banker with experience in corporate banking, corporate finance and privatisation having served with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad) and Alliance Investment Bank Berhad (formerly known as Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad).
Datin Azalina had also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of several public listed companies in Malaysia. She was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of a Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc) company, where she had served as the Chairman of its Board Risk Management Committee and Board Change Management Committee.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Finance from Purdue University, USA in 1992. She also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2018.
Datin Azalina was appointed to the Board of ICMR in June 2023.