SVP, Sime Darby
Rafiza is currently the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Sime Darby Berhad, a major Malaysia-based diversified multinational operating in five core sectors – plantations, property, industrial equipment, motors, and energy & utilities – in 26 countries and four territories. She is responsible for the functions of Business Intelligence, Group Strategy, Business Performance Management and Innovation for the Group. Prior to joining Sime Darby, Rafiza was the Chief Financial Officer of Cagamas Berhad, the Malaysian secondary mortgage corporation, with overall responsibility for Strategy and Finance. Having worked for over 20 years in the financial industry in Malaysia and Australia, including holding senior roles with Central Bank of Malaysia and an investment bank, Rafiza has extensive experience in audit, financial advisory, financial and corporate restructuring, investment management and investment banking.
Rafiza is a chartered accountant, holds a BSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of Australia and Financial Services Institute of Australasia.