Rafiza is formerly the Head of Group Innovation & Business Performance Management at Sime Darby Berhad, leading the innovation and business performance functions for the Group. Her mandate at Sime Darby Berhad was to lead group-wide initiatives that accelerate corporate innovation for 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.
Prior to joining Sime Darby, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Cagamas Berhad, the Malaysian secondary mortgage corporation in charge of Strategy and Finance. With over 20 years of professional experience in Malaysia and Australia within the financial industry including as the CFO of the Central Bank of Malaysia and an investment bank, Rafiza has had extensive experience throughout her career in strategy, innovation, financial advisory, financial and corporate restructuring, investment banking and investor relations. Rafiza has also held directorship positions within a banking group.
Rafiza a chartered accountant, holds a Bsc 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 a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of Australia and Financial Services Institute of Australasia.