Umar Swift

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Umar Swift
Occupation CEO
Employer Bursa Malaysia
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Umar Swift is a Kuala Lumpur-based exchange executive who serves as the CEO of Bursa Malaysia.[1]

He succeed Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan as the CEO of the exchange.[2]


Before joining Bursa Malaysia as CEO, Umar was the group CEO and group managing director of MAA Group Bhd.

He is a chartered accountant and has over 22 years of experience in the areas of banking and financial services. He started his career with Price Waterhouse as a Chartered Accountant in January 1986.

Later, he moved to Bank of Singapore (Australia) Limited. where he worked in corporate finance.[3]


He holds a bachelor of economics degree from Monash University, Clayton, Australia. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a member of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, as well as a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia in Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Registered Financial Planner.


  1. Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift Appointed As Chief Executive Officer Of Bursa Malaysia. Mondovisione.
  2. Bursa Malaysia names MAA's Umar Swift to succeed Tajuddin Atan as CEO. The Star.
  3. Board of Directors. MAA Group.