Mr Rafizi Ramli

Rafizi Ramli is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and was a former Member of Parliament for the constituency of Pandan. He graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and qualified as a chartered accountant in London. At 25, Rafizi was appointed the youngest manager at PETRONAS. He went on to become Head of PETRONAS’ petrochemical planning at 27 and was formerly the finance head of PETRONAS’ international upstream operation. In 2009, he quit his corporate positions to become the CEO of Economic Advisory Office for Selangor. Rafizi won the Pandan seat with the highest majority for People’s Justice Party (PKR) in 2013. He was elected PKR’s Vice President in 2014 and was the Secretary General until 2016. He was barred from contesting in Malaysia’s 2018 general election for exposing a classified audit report relating to 1MDB’s financial scandal. Throughout his term as an MP, he had 14 criminal and civil suits brought against him for his role in exposing various financial scandals. He was sentenced to 30-month jail in 2018 but was later acquitted. He now runs a data startup.

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