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Chief Executive Officer

Sujatha Sekhar Naik was seconded to Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to take on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer in March 2013.

A former Deputy General Manager and the Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints of the SC, Sujatha 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 represented SIDREC and the Commission 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 in Malaysia. Sujatha was a member of the Advisory Board of the International Forum of Investor Education (IFIE) from 2010 to July 2015. One of the key groups she is now on is the Working Group on Dispute Resolution & Enforcement Mechanisms under the ASEAN Capital Market Forum to establish best practice standards and capacity building initiatives in the region to support the provision of specialised   dispute resolution avenues for cross-border transactions. She was recently appointed to the Committee of the International Network of Financial Services Ombudsman Schemes (INFO Network).

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).