Sarimah Ramthandin is the Head and Director of Innovation, Advisory & Industry Engagement. Her primary role consists of identifying areas in strategic capacity building and to develop innovative solutions for the capital market industry. In addition, Sarimah successfully led the expansion of SIDC into a learning and development consultancy specialising in talent development for the capital market. She was also instrumental in the conceptualisation, development and implementation of various Investor Education projects including strategic partnerships, key publications and core financial literacy and capability programmes.
Sarimah is a regular speaker, sharing her experiences in implementing financial literacy and financial capability strategies and innovative programmes at various international forums. She has made several media and TV appearances, speaking on topics ranging from smart money management habits to wise investing.
Sarimah began her career in 1996 as an internal auditor for Hong Leong Finance Bank Berhad and later as a dealer’s representative in Kenanga Investment Bank before joining the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2000, where she was involved in developing examination study guides and questions in SIDC’s examinations department. She moved to the Investor Education (IE) department in 2003 and has since led multiple IE initiatives for SIDC.
Sarimah holds an MBA from University Malaya and a BSc in Business Administration (Finance) from Iowa State University, USA. She is a Certified Training Professional with over 20 years of experience in the capital market industry, and a Certified Professional Coach with learning and development expertise.