Sir David Tweedie

Past Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board; Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, International Valuation Standards Council

Sir David Tweedie was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972.

After teaching at Edinburgh University he became Technical Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in 1978. In 1982 he was appointed national technical partner of Thomson McLintock & Co and later of KPMG. 

Sir David was appointed to the UK’s Auditing Practices Committee as its Vice-Chairman in 1986 and became its Chairman in 1989. In 1990 he became the full-time Chairman of the (then) newly created UK Accounting Standards Board and in January 2001 was appointed the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board. He then led the Board for ten years, retiring in 2011.

He is a visiting Professor of Accounting at Strathclyde University and the Management School of Edinburgh University. He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities. He served on the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Sir David was knighted in 1994, awarded the International Federation of Accountants inaugural Gold Service Award in 2011 and was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2013. He was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2012-13, and was Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council from 2012 to 2019. He chaired the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant, for which he was appointed CVO, and was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Charities, Leuchie House and the ICAS Foundation. 

Sir David has published five books and over 60 articles, lectures and contributions to books on financial reporting.

Prof. Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood

Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Sunway University

Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades of experience managing crises in health, disasters and conflict settings. She is currently Professor and Executive Director of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University in Malaysia. She holds advisory council roles in the Government of Malaysia in Foreign Policy, Health and Climate Change. She is also the sustainability advisor at AirAsia and the national advisor of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Globally, she is a member of the board of Roche in Switzerland and the Norwegian Refugee Council, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council of Responsible Resource Use and a Global Ambassador for the Humanitarian Grand Bargain. She is a strong advocate of planetary health and sustainability and actively advises on Environment, Social and Governance in the advisory and board roles she holds.

Previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She was the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health. She is the founder of MERCY Malaysia, a southern-based international humanitarian organisation.

She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the most prestigious Malaysian Merdeka Award in 2015 and the ASEAN Prize in 2019, for her contribution to peace, community development and humanitarian work. She also received the inaugural Isa Award for Humanity in 2013 from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Gandhi- King-Ikeda Award for community development and peace building from Morehouse College, USA. More recently, she was awarded the Wu Lien-Teh Award for Leadership in Public Health 2023.

Tan Sri Dr Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the National University of Malaysia, has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom. She also completed executive education at the International Management and Development Centre, IMD Lausanne and University California Berkeley Law.


Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift

Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, a position he has held since 2019. He serves as the director of all subsidiary companies within the Bursa Malaysia Group and is the Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and Clearing.

As the CEO of the Exchange, Datuk Umar aspires to play a catalytic role in the economy’s transition to green, as expressed in the Exchange’s vision “to be ASEAN's leading, sustainable and globally-connected marketplace”. His approach to achieving this is underscored in the Exchange’s mission which is creating opportunities, growing value, for the stakeholders participating in the ecosystem while improving investability for issuers and investors.

Datuk Umar has more than 25 years of leadership experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining the Exchange, he was the CEO / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad.

Datuk Umar currently serves on the Boards of Securities Industry Development Corporation, Capital Market Development Fund and Malaysia Forest Fund. He is also the advisor for the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia and Brunei as well as Councillor of the Overseas Regional Council of Malaysia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Besides being a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, he also holds various fellowships and qualifications in accounting and finance, including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, to name a few.

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