Azleena Idris
Director, Corporate Services,
PayNet Malaysia

Ms Azleena Idris is Director, Corporate Services Division of Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet) where she leads strategic corporate planning, legal, governance, rules, corporate and marketing communications departments.

With over 23 years of combined experience both as a regulator and in the financial services sector, she played an instrumental role in a number of national and international initiatives including the 2nd Financial Sector Master Plan, Malaysia as an International Financial Centre (MIFC), Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, founding RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and merger and acquisition exercises involving the RHB Group. Prior to PayNet, she spent a brief stint as General Counsel of an Islamic bank during which the bank won a landmark Islamic finance case and became the first Islamic bank to formalise fintech collaborations in the area of foreign currency
remittances using blockchain technology. Before that, she was with Bank Negara Malaysia with primary responsibilities in Islamic financial infrastructure, liberalisation and internationalisation development strategies for over a decade. She was with RHB Capital Berhad for close to 10 years where she held a senior legal position and was also joint company secretary of Rashid Hussain Berhad, the ultimate listed parent company. She is also a shortterm expert with the International Monetary Fund.

Apart from being trained and qualified as a lawyer in England, she has a Global Executive MBA jointly awarded by London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. She is a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional conferred by the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals where is she a Grand Council Member and Member of Professional Education and Academic Committee. Azleena is in the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance by UK-based Cambridge-i for two years running.

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