Chief Executive Officer
Sujatha Sekhar Naik is the CEO of Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC).
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) seconded her in March 2013 to take on this appointment. Under her stewardship, Sujatha helped steer SIDREC’s strategic direction, building its capacity and broadening its scope to ensure that SIDREC’s dispute resolution service continues to be relevant and in step with the needs of a developing capital market.
Her last post at the SC was Deputy General Manager / Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints, where she was responsible for the management of complaints relating to market misconduct and the development and implementation of SC’s investor education strategy. Her work in the SC included advisory and reform work in both the General Counsel’s Office and the Corporate Finance and Investments Business Groups. Sujatha has and continues to represent SIDREC and the SC as a presenter and panelist at international and domestic forums on dispute resolution, investor education and other capital market issues as well as on a number of inter-agency committees.
At the international level, Sujatha sits on the Committee of the International Network of Financial Services Ombudsman Schemes (INFO Network).
A strong advocate of investor education, Sujatha was a member of the Advisory Board of the International Forum of Investor Education (IFIE) from 2010 to July 2015. Sujatha also represented the SC on the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), Committee 8 on Retail Investors.
Sujatha has experience in both legal practice and as an in-house legal counsel. She obtained her LLB (Hons), from the University of London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and re-qualified with the Law Society of England and Wales as a Solicitor in 1990. Sujatha was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.
Sujatha is also an accredited Mediator on the panel of the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre (a member of Asian Mediation Association).