Eastspring Investments Berhad has appointed Puan Khadijah Sairah Ibrahim as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Eastspring Al-Wara’ Investments Berhad (“EAIB), effective 1 March 2019. In her role, Pn Sairah will be responsible for the growth and development of Eastspring’s Islamic funds business.
Having worked in the industry for more than 20 years, Pn Sairah has extensive experience in portfolio management and business development in the local asset management market, in both conventional and Islamic firms. She joins Eastspring from RHB Islamic International Asset Management where she was Head of GLC and Public Sector. In this role, she was responsible for raising the assets under management for the institutional business of the firm, with a focus on Islamic and conventional mandates – including the development of new partnerships in cross-border markets, such as Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Prior to RHB Islamic International Asset Management, Pn Sairah worked with Manulife Asset Management as Head of Portfolio & Investment Advisory, responsible for enhancing the overall profile and assets under management of the company through engagement with various distribution channels. Before this, she was the Head of Unit Trust Sales & Marketing with AmanahRaya Investment Management and Head of Business Development with Meridian Asset Management.
Pn Sairah started her career with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group, where she held various roles from equity research, fund management, unit trust operations and product development. She used to manage one of the largest funds of PNB, Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB), and also the shariah-compliant fund, Amanah Saham Didik (ASD).
“I am delighted to welcome an executive of Sairah’s caliber to our leadership team,” said Raymond Tang, Chief Executive Office of Eastspring. “Not only does she bring extensive industry experience in management and investment, she is a strong leader and will play a key role in expanding Eastspring’s Islamic fund management capability in this market.”