Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Chief Executive Officer
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali is Chief Executive Officer of SIDC effective August 2016.
With close to three decades of experience in the financial services industry, Sharifatul Hanizah’s career began in the capital markets industry in 1988 with a bank-backed broking house. She joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), the National Equity Corporation in 1991, where she held several senior positions with roles and responsibilities in the Investment, Corporate Services and CEO’s office, gaining vast experience locally and through various work attachments overseas.
The extensive experience gained during Sharifatul Hanizah’s formative years in PNB was instrumental in shaping both her leadership and business approaches in the latter years as she assumed leadership roles. The keen focus on balancing commercial aspirations of stakeholders against the backdrop of a continually dynamic and volatile business environment was always a priority for her.
In 2007, Sharifatul Hanizah took the helm of RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd and then became Managing Director of RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd from January 2008 until July 2012. The six-year period under her leadership saw assets under management (AUM) growing from strength to strength, from RM4 billion to RM16 billion in July 2012.
During her tenure in PNB and RHB, Sharifatul Hanizah’s board experience was vast, spanning consumer goods, technology and manufacturing companies. She served on the boards of exchange-listed and private companies as a Nominee Director for both organisations.
Sharifatul Hanizah’s most recent role before joining SIDC was as Chief Executive Officer of Muamalat Invest, where she successfully led an impressive twenty-fold increase in AUM from RM120 million to RM3 billion during her four-year tenure.
Sharifatul Hanizah owns extensive and diverse experience in the fields of investment analysis, portfolio management, equity trading and unit trust. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and an Islamic Financial Planner (IFP). She was a holder of the Securities Commission (SC)’s Capital Markets Services Representative Licence for fund management from 2005 to 2016.
Since 2010, Sharifatul Hanizah has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM). She was Treasurer from 2011 to 2013 before being elected President in July 2013, a position she held until July 2016.
Sharifatul Hanizah currently plays a role as both moderator and panel assessor for the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), a body supported by both Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the SC. She is also a SIDC faculty member for the SC’s Capital Market Director Programme.