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Ashraf Arshad

Financial Sector Specialist

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Ashraf Arshad is a Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia under the Finance and Markets Global Practice, an assignment he started in November 2016. He is currently working on several areas that broadly cover financial sector stability, financial inclusion, ASEAN integration, Islamic finance and green finance, particularly in the South East Asia  region.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Arshad worked as an Assistant General Manager for the Securities Commission Malaysia. He brings with him 14 years of capital market regulatory experience, particularly in the areas of equity market as well as financial and corporate surveillance on public listed companies in Malaysia.
A member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Mr. Arshad holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Leeds, and Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia, where he was a scholar under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program and the Securities Commission Malaysia, respectively.