By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
Banker turned corporate treasurer Pavan Kaur and her team from UMW Holdings Bhd bagged the ‘Musharakah Deal of the Year’for a sukuk issuance.
The award from from Islamic Finance News (IFN) recognised their work for a RM1.1 billion issuance under UMW’s RM2 billion perpetual sukuk musharakah program.
Pavan is UMW Group’s General Manager for Group Finance & Treasury. She oversees the group’s funding (both debt and equity) and hedging needs while maintaining critical liquidity levels to ensure investor confidence and day to day running of the group.
Until August 2017, she was the treasury solutions (global markets) head at Hong Leong Islamic Bank. Prior to that, she had stints at HSBC Bank Bhd Malaysia, CIMB Investment Bank Bhd and ING Investment Management Bhd.
At Hong Leong, she was instrumental in setting up the Islamic global markets sales desk to provide comprehensive solutions to clients across various underlying assets classes.
Pavan had gained experience in derivatives and structured products working for HSBC and CIMB Investment for more than 6 years.
Her earlier experience as fixed income manager with ING Investment saw her involvement in managing fixed income portfolios for insurance and unit linked funds, in accordance with investment mandates.
Pavan started her career with Rating Agency Malaysia Bhd (RAM) as a credit analyst evaluating credit profiles and assigning ratings based on risk profile for both banks and local companies interested in raising debt via capital markets.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Law with Honours from University of London, and a MBA Degree from Griffith University Queensland Australia.
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