About the speaker

About the speaker [Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali]


Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia


Sharifatul Hanizah is the Executive Director of Islamic Capital Market Development (ICMD) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).

At ICMD, she leads a team that facilitates developmental initiatives for Malaysia’s Islamic capital market, reviews industry proposals and conducts compliance screening on public listed companies from the Shariah perspective. This encompasses initiatives through the deepening and broadening of ICM products and services, to further facilitate globalisation of Malaysia as an ICM hub.

Sharifatul Hanizah has an extensive and diverse experience of over 30 years in the fields of investment analysis, portfolio management, equity trading and unit trust while serving in various organisations such as Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd and Muamalat Invest. 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.

Prior to joining the SC in August 2019, Sharifatul Hanizah was the Chief Executive Officer of SIDC, the learning and development arm of the SC. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), an Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

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