Ismitz Matthew De Alwis is the Chief Executive Officer for Kenanga Investors Berhad (KIB) responsible for the overall asset and investment management business of KIB and its subsidiaries. He joined Kenanga Investors in June 2013 upon the acquisition of ING Funds Berhad where he was the Executive Director and country head for ING Investment Management business in Malaysia. He started 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 of experience, expertise and several leadership roles in the fields of financial and investment management both regionally and locally.
De Alwis is a member of University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – ABSEP alumni network and also attended the Advanced Business Management Program (ABMP) by International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds an MBA and 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.
He is currently on the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), Committee Member of Malaysia Asset Management (MAAM) 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 also currently the President of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM).