Kutbuddin Asgar Ali is Head of Legal/General Counsel & Secretarial at Dagang NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”) since March 15, 2023.
With over 25 years of experience in legal practice and corporate sector, he specialises in legal and
secretarial matters, particularly in property development/real estate, securities and financial services. He
brings a wealth of expertise from his previous leadership and managerial positions in various companies,
including banking and financial services, capital markets, and property sectors.
In his current role, he leads the Legal/General Counsel Department of DNeX Group, ensuring the
consistent application of operational risk governance, policies, and reporting across all departments. He
also provides valuable in-house legal and secretarial support services to DNeX Group, effectively resolving
legal issues and safeguarding the Group’s rights and interests. Additionally, he is responsible for the
efficient management of staff and resources in the Legal and Secretarial departments. He is dedicated to
enhancing and strengthening the Group’s internal processes and procedures through digitalisation,
promoting compliance and good corporate governance.
Before joining DNeX, he held key positions such as Head, Legal & Corporate Secretarial Division at
Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, Head, Legal & Tender Secretary at UEM Sunrise Berhad, Head of Legal and
Company Secretarial at Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad, as well as Legal and Secretarial Manager at i-VCAP
Management Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad.
Prior to these roles, he practiced law at several reputable firms, including Messrs Soo Thien Ming &
Nashrah and Messrs Michael Chen & Lee, specialising in managing banking portfolios, corporate clients,
and various legal matters pertaining to banking and finance.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a major in Commercial, both from
University of Malaya.