Farah Jaafar-Crossby is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Labuan Financial Services Authority, the statutory Regulatory Authority for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Labuan IBFC Incorporated serves as the jurisdiction’s official market development agency.
Farah, a seasoned strategic communication, market development and financial services professional, brings with her more than 25 years of experience in wholesale financial services, putting her in good stead to position and develop Labuan IBFC as Asia’s go-to mid-shore financial intermediation centre.
Formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), she has served in numerous senior market development and strategic communications roles. Farah also managed the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, an industry led lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers during the demutualisation exercise of the national exchange, allowing her a unique hands-on experience surrounding high level issues relating to multiple stakeholder
management, eco-system curation and long term strategic business strategy.
Passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, she strongly believes in the saying that “rising tide lifts all boats”.
Farah has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.