Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
CEO, SEDANIA AS SALAM CAPITAL SDN BHD
Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz has 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experience in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sedania As Salam Capital Sdn Bhd, a patented financial technology (FinTech) solution provider that utilizes mobile airtime as one of the commodities for Islamic funding with over 23 financial institutions in Malaysia and also provides digital hub solution platform for banking middleware.
Prior to this role, he co-founded RHT Compliance Solutions in 2013, the first and only integrated commercial outfit providing legal, governance and financial services regulatory compliance solutions for financial institutions in Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta.
Ridzuan actively provides business-oriented regulatory advice, solution and consultancy to banks, remittance companies, fund management entities, broker dealers (equity and derivatives) as well as sovereign wealth managers on regulatory requirements, compliance risks management, licensing, business viability and practical implementation of FinTech and regulatory technology (RegTech).
Ridzuan’s career begun with MUI Holding in 1997 as an internal auditor and was reassigned as representative of the Group CEO to monitor the credit and lending management (MUI Bank), equity broking, retail outlets and merchandising, and hotel operations.
He then joined the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad) in 1998 as Senior Market Examiner during the Asia financial crisis and was deployed to several financially stricken equity broker dealers to ensure proper business continuity, corporate governance, management transition and protection over investors’ interest.
Ridzuan moved to the Malaysia Securities Commission in 2001 and was involved with the oversight of broker dealers, fund management, unit trust and secondary bond market trading. He was part of the core team that established the concept of investment bank leading to a joint supervision between the Securities Commission and Bank Negara Malaysia.
He joined Macquarie Capital Securities Malaysia in 2005 as the Head of Compliance for Malaysia. Ridzuan was the regulatory resource person during the establishment of Macquarie Capital Securities Malaysia and played significant role for the special scheme license obtained by the firm.
Ridzuan joined Nomura Securities in 2009 as the Head of Compliance for Malaysia and led the establishment of the local management team. He was later appointed as the Head of Monitoring and Surveillance for Asia Pacific and emerging markets, covering regulatory compliance supervision for eleven (11) countries – focusing on equity and fixed income trading, structured product value chain, corporate finance advisory and managing a 50-man outsourced team based in Mumbai. He resigned and co-founded RHT Compliance Solutions.
In his spare time, Ridzuan trains secondary students in Malaysia and Singapore about financial literacy and basic living skills, including entrepreneurship.
Ridzuan graduated from University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1997 with BSc Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance. He also obtained his MBA from the International Islamic University Malaysia in year 2005.