World Capital Markets Symposium

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood

Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission, Malaysia

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2012, a position provided for in the Securities Commission Act 1993.

Nik Ramlah joined the Securities Commission (SC) as a Manager and Head of Department in 1993.  She was made Executive Director in 1998, Senior Executive Director in 2006 and Managing Director in 2008. 

Since joining the SC, Nik Ramlah has been directly involved in most areas of capital market development and regulation, providing strategic and legal guidance in areas such as product and market development, bond market, fund management, corporate governance, Islamic finance as well as supervision and enforcement. She was directly involved in key capital market initiatives introduced over the last two decades such as corporate governance reform, development of the Islamic Capital Market, demutualisation of the stock exchange, rationalisation of the regulatory framework, introduction of the Capital Market Services Act and the Capital Market Masterplans. She has spoken extensively on these subjects locally and internationally. 

Nik Ramlah was a member of the Corporate Law Reform Committee established by the government in 2004 and Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants from 2003 to 2008.  

She is a member of the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) and the Capital Market Development Fund. She also sits on the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council and is a member of the Professional Development Panel of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).

Nik Ramlah graduated with a First Class Honours in Law in 1979 from the University of Malaya, obtained her LLM in 1980 and PhD in 1988 from the University of London.