Eastspring Berhad appoints Malaysia head of Islamic strategies

Kuala LumpurEastspring Investments Berhad, the Asian asset management arm of Prudential, has chosen Puan Khadijah Sairah Ibrahim to lead its Islamic funds business in Malaysia. As chief executive of Eastspring Al-Wara’ Investments Berhad, she replaces Chung Yee Wah, who was chief executive from 2015, and has moved to another role at the firm. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Pn Sairah joins from RHB Islamic International Asset Management, where she led a team responsible for investment in government-led companies and public sector assets. In this position, she oversaw the development of conventional and Islamic institutional mandates and the creation of cross-border investment partnerships in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore. In a 20-year career in the investment funds industry, she has also held senior portfolio management or business development roles at Manulife Asset Management, Meridian Asset Management and Permodalan Nasional Berhad Group. ©2019 funds global asia

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