About Us

Board of Directors

  • Dato’ Haji Ramli bin Chik

    Director (Independent, Non-Executive)
    Chairman

    Dato’ Haji Ramli bin Chik (“Dato’ Haji Ramli”) was appointed as a Non-Independent Chairman of ARIM on 1 March 2019. He holds a Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is a Member of the Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

    Dato’ Haji Ramli began his career as an Accountant in the government sector since 1984. His extensive experience includes serving at various government departments including Jabatan Akauntan Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia Negeri Pahang, Pejabat Kewangan dan Perbendaharaan Negeri Melaka, Pejabat Kewangan dan Perbendaharaan Negeri Pahang, Pejabat Akauntan Negeri Terengganu, Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia Negeri Selangor and Jabatan Akauntan Negara Putrajaya.

    Dato’ Haji Ramli retired from government service on 1 October 2019 and was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director of ARIM.

    Presently, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Amanah Raya Berhad.

  • Encik Hassan Bin Ibrahim

    Director (Independent, Non-Executive)

    Encik Hassan bin Ibrahim (“Encik Hassan”) was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 1 March 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also a Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Singapore.

    Encik Hassan has over 10 years of experience serving Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad from 1976 to 1988 in the Legal and Project Evaluation & Investment functions.

    In March 2007, Encik Hassan established a legal firm, Messrs Hassan & Associates which focused on corporate and conveyancing matters. Prior to that, he was a partner with Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co. since 1989 and was involved in the same area of specialization. During his tenure with Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co., he attended to the preparation and completion of several project financing facility documents based on the Shariah principle of Al-Ijarah, Murabahah and Bai-Bithaman Ajil.

    Previously, Encik Hassan was appointed as Board Member of i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd. Presently, he is a Director of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) since October 2014 and is also a Board member of SPNB Aspirasi Sdn Bhd and SPNB Idaman Sdn Bhd which are wholly owned subsidiaries of SPNB.

  • Encik Mohd Razlan bin Mohamed

    Director (Independent, Non-Executive)

    Encik Mohd Razlan bin Mohamed (“Encik Razlan”) was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 6 November 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

    He holds a Bachelors of Science degree (cum laude) in Civil Engineering from Duke University, USA and an MBA from Rice University, USA. He was an investment banker during the early part of his career attached to Perwira Affin Merchant Bank, Bank of America (Malaysia), Maybank Investment Bank and MIMB Investment Bank. During his 13-year span in investment banking, he was responsible for debt and debt capital market products, arranging and executing various corporate loans, syndicated loans, project financings and private debt securities issuances.

    He joined Malaysian Rating Corporation (MARC) as its Chief Executive Officer in 2007 for 11 years until 2018. While at MARC, he was appointed as a board member of Asia credit rating industry body, the Association of Credit Rating Agency in Asia, as well as served as a Director in two other international rating agencies, ARC Ratings SA, Portugal and Islamic International Rating Agency, Bahrain. He was also appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of an Islamic Bank, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd and an asset management company, VCAP Asset Managers Sdn Bhd. He had also served as Chairman of a tolled highway concession company, Senai-Desaru Expressway Berhad.

    Currently, he sits on the board of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Lembaga Pembiayaan Perumahan Sektor Awam (LPPSA), USAINS Holding Sdn Bhd and Pacific Trustees Group International Sdn Bhd.

  • Encik Ahmad Suhaimi bin Endut

    Director (Non-Independent, Non-Executive)

    Encik Ahmad Suhaimi bin Endut (“Encik Suhaimi”) was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 4 March 2020. He is also serves as a Board Member of Amanah Raya Berhad since 14 July 2015.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Missouri St. Louis, USA and a Master in Business Administration from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

    He began his career with private company in 1992 before joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1995 as an Assistant Director of Industries Division in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia (MITI). He continued his service with the Ministry of Finance in 2003 and held various positions in several departments/divisions including Accountant General Department, Strategic Financial Management Division, Office of the Secretary General of Treasury, Investment, MOF (Inc) and Privatisation Division, Secretariat to the Tax Review Panel and Housing Loan Division and Public Asset Management Division. He is currently the Under Secretary of the Corporate Strategy and Communications Division, Ministry of Finance.

    He presently sits on the Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad and Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd.

  • Datuk Ismail bin Kamaruddin

    Director (Independent, Non-Executive)

    Datuk Ismail bin Kamaruddin ("Datuk Ismail") was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 15 February 2021 and serves on several Board Committees. He is also a Board Member of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) double major in Management and General Business from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and a Master of International Business Administration from United States International University, San Diego, California, USA

    Datuk Ismail is an experienced Banker with more than 30 years serving foreign multinational bank and local banks having had leadership roles in Commercial, Consumer and Development Banking. His areas of expertise includes Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Investments, SME Development, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Credit Management and Audit.

    He began his career in the academia as a lecturer at MARA University of Technology ("UiTM"). He then joined Standard Chartered Bank as a Management Trainee and later served as Branch Manager, Senior Audit Manager and Head Services, Peninsular Malaysia. He was also exposed to the bank's global operations having had audited their operations across countries in the Asia-Pacific and African region. Thereafter in SME Bank, he was the Director/Group Chief Internal Auditor and has also served as Head Business Banking, Head Corporate Management and Head Risk Management.

    Previously, he was appointed as Chairman of Bl Walden Ventures Ketiga Sdn Bhd, Chairman of the Investment Committee of SME GAF Sdn Bhd and a Board Member of Bl Walden Management Ketiga Sdn Bhd, subsidiaries of SME Bank.

    Datuk Ismail is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management and the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

  • Puan Haliza Aini binti Othman

    Director (Independent, Non-Executive)

    Haliza Aini Binti Othman ("Haliza") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 10 January 2022. She graduated with an advanced diploma in law from the Institute Technology of MARA

    Haliza began her career as a Magistrate upon joining the Judicial and Legal Service in January 1989 before being appointed a Federal Counsel in the Civil Division of the Attorney General's Chambers, and later in her career, as a Principal Assistant Director of the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP). She was also a Legal Advisor of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from 2003 till 2009. She was then appointed the Section Head of International Trade and Finance in the International Affairs Division in April 2009 and subsequently, the Deputy Head of the International Affairs Division. Thereafter, she was appointed as the Head of the International Affairs Division of the Attorney General's Chambers Malaysia until her retirement in December of 2021 .

    Haliza specializes in international trade, investment, and finance. In her extensive career as a trade negotiator, Haliza has led the Malaysian delegation in the legal working groups for numerous free trade agreement negotiations including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ("TPP") and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ("CPTPP"), the Malaysia Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Malaysia-EU Partnership Cooperation Agreement and the recently concluded Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ("RCEP"). She also supervised and assisted policy stakeholders in formulating Malaysia's positions in the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding Review process.

    In her role as Head of the International Affairs Division, she also headed the legal team in international disputes involving the Government of Malaysia in international arbitrations and tribunals as well as national courts of third State.

    Haliza had dealt in other areas of International Law including environmental and labour issues, and sustainable development. She has also in the past dealt in international cooperation to combat transnational crimes through mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition.

    Haliza retired from Government service on 11 December 2021. Previously, Puan Haliza was a Director of Amanah Raya Berhad.

  • Roszali Ramlee

    Director (Non-Independent, Executive)

    Roszali Ramlee was appointed to the Board of Directors of ARIM on 15 May 2018. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from University of Toledo, USA. He is a holder of Capital Market and Services Representative’s license and license holder of Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia (PPKM). He was a recipient of Most Astute Investor in Malaysian Ringgit Bond by The Asset Magazine in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

    Roszali Ramlee joined the company in April 2014 and is responsible in spearheading the fixed income investment team. He has more than 25 years of experience in capital market industry and more than 10 years of experience in equities trading. Prior to joining the company, he was a Senior Fund Manager in Manulife Asset Management, UniAsia Life Assurance and a Senior Dealer with RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad.