Gerald Ambrose is the Chief Executive Officer of abrdn Islamic Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Aberdeen Standard Islamic Investments (M) Sdn Bhd), the group's Islamic fund management hub. Gerald joined abrdn Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Aberdeen Standard Investments (M) Sdn Bhd) in 2005 after the company was selected to be the first licensed foreign-owned fund manager under the government's Special Scheme. Previously, Gerald was an institutional sales director covering ASEAN equities at Kim Eng Securities in Singapore, HSBC James Capel in London and BNP Paribas Securities London, the latter sending him to set up the institutional broking operations of its associate, Mohaiyani Securities Sdn Bhd, in 1990. Before that, Gerald served as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy 1980 - 1987. Gerald Ambrose graduated with an MA (Hons) degree in Land Economy from Pembroke College, Cambridge University.