Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2019

For immediate release.

Appointment of Chairman

FIMM’s New Chairman: En. Mohd Ridzal bin Mohd Sheriff

We are pleased to announce the appointment of En. Mohd Ridzal Bin Mohd Sheriff as the new Chairman of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM) with effect from 12 June 2019. Prior to his appointment, En. Mohd Ridzal served as a Public Interest Director of FIMM from 27 November 2017.

En. Mohd Ridzal is the CEO of Infinity Blockchain Ventures, a blockchain technology group. Prior to that, En. Mohd Ridzal served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade & Industry from April 2012 to March 2015. From December 2006 to March 2012, En. Mohd Ridzal served in Deutsche Bank Malaysia Bhd, firstly as a Director, Corporate Investment Banking and thereafter, in 2009, as the Head of Global Transaction Banking Malaysia. Between January 2000 and March 2006, En. Mohd Ridzal held various roles in Bursa Malaysia, including as the CEO of the Derivatives Clearing House, Head of Clearing Settlement and Depository, and Head of Group Business Development.

En. Mohd Ridzal also serves as a Director of Franklin Templeton Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Previously, he held directorships in the following organizations: Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Bhd (as Chairman), SME Corporation Malaysia (as Deputy Chairman), Deutsche Corporate Advisory Malaysia, Malaysian Derivatives Clearing House Bhd, and Kuala Lumpur Options & Financial Futures Exchange Bhd.

Aside from a distinguished professional career, En. Mohd Ridzal also plays an important role in charitable causes. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Charity Right Malaysia.

En. Mohd Ridzal holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from University of London, and was a licenced stockbroker and financial derivatives trader.

About Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia

The Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM) was established in 1993 to support the development of the investment management industry. On 20 January 2011, FIMM was recognised as a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) by Securities Commission Malaysia. As an SRO, FIMM regulates and supervises its members and registered persons to strive for the highest level of integrity and standards of practice that will best serve the investment management industry and promote investor protection.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mr. Hilmann Yusof / Ms. Zahurin Sulaiman

Corporate Communication, FIMM

Tel: 03-2093 2600          

Email: hilmann@fimm.com.my / zurin@fimm.com.my