Ismitz Matthew De Alwis (“De Alwis”) is the Chief Executive Officer for Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”). He is responsible for the overall asset and wealth management business of KIB and its subsidiaries. He started his career as an Investment Analyst with a regional research & advisory firm, where he obtained vast regional exposure in Hong Kong, Philippines, Dubai and Singapore. He brings with him more than 25 years’ worth of experience, expertise and several leadership roles in the fields of financial and investment management both regionally and locally. He joined KIB in June 2013 upon the acquisition by KIB of ING investment management business in Malaysia, ING Funds Berhad where he was the Executive Director and country head.
He is an alumnus of University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – ABSEP and has also attended the Advanced Business Management Program (ABMP) by International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds an MBA and professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM UK). He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Islamic Financial Planner (IFP). He has a Capital Markets Services Representative’s License (CMSRL) from the Securities Commission Malaysia for fund management, investment advice and financial planning.
De Alwis is currently on the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), Committee Member for Malaysia Association Asset Managers (MAAM), and member of the Licensing Examinations Review Committee (LERC) for the Securities Commission Licensing Examination Module 10: Asset & Funds Management. He was also appointed to the Industry Competency Framework (ICF) Advisory Panel for the Malaysian Capital Market project undertaken by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC). He is the current President of the Board of Governors for the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) and member of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee.