Foo Lee Mei is the Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). As the CRO, Lee Mei oversees the General Counsel’s Office, Consumer and Investor Office and other affiliates of the SC.
During her tenure at the SC, she has driven many major policy and regulatory reforms for the Malaysian capital market and led several large and complex enforcement actions initiated by the SC.
Lee Mei is a member of the High Level National Coordinating Committee on Anti Money Laundering and actively participates in APG (Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering) and the Financial Action Task Force Meetings. She is Co-Chair of the Financial Education Network which co-ordinates all financial education initiatives across different segments of the financial market.
Lee Mei was World Bank’s consultant in its project on modernizing the capital market’s regulatory framework for Sri Lanka in 2011. She is currently a board member of the Capital Market’s Promotion Council and the IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub.
Lee Mei graduated from University Malaya with an LLB (Hons First Class) and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1993. She was appointed as an ICMR Board Member in November 2017.
Datin Teh Ija retired from the Securities Commission in March 2017 where she had served for 17 years in various capacity including as an Executive Director from July 2006 – July 2017 and as Advisor of Special Projects in the Chairman’s Office from August 2016 – March 2017. She has over 30 years of experience in economic policy-making, international finance, capital market policies and regulation, human capital development and training and education.
As a member of the SC Executive Team she has had direct responsibility for enterprise-level subjects including investor education, strategic HCM, industry capacity-building and SME access to market-based financing. As business group head, she manages the departments that provide day-to-day operations in Human Resources, IT, Finance and Procurement, Facilities Management and Corporate Affairs.
Datin Teh Ija began her career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in the Prime Minister’s department, and built her competency in the area of international trade and finance through 24 years in the government as Lead Negotiator in the WTO, ASEAN and APEC for financial services, as well as the MOF representative in World Bank and IMF Meetings.
She has a BA (Hons) from University of Malaysia and MBA from Southern New Hampshire (formerly known as New Hampshire College), USA. She was appointed as a board member of ICMR in November 2017.
Professor Mohamed Ariff is currently a Professor and the Head of Department of Economics and Finance at Sunway University. His academic career spans across multiple universities in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. He has also worked as a visiting professor or visiting fellow at universities such as Harvard (1994); Tokyo University (1989; 1991; 2008); UCD Dublin (1992; 2004) and the University of Melbourne (1994). He has consulted for three stock exchanges, securities commission, the UNESCO, ADB, and private corporations such as the Sandoz Corporation (Swiss), DBS Bank, National Australia Bank.
He is an active researcher in financial economics with contributions appearing in 163 international journals. His publications on Islamic Finance is recognized in that literature while his conference series named Foundation of Islamic Finance is held each year in different parts of the world. He is a series editor for a UK-based publishing house on Finance. He manages an international conference series (Foundation of Islamic Finance) to enable best papers to be published in journals and edit a book published by the Edward Elgar under Islamic Finance Series as its editor.
Professor Ariff was appointed as a board member of ICMR in November 2018.
Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood was the Deputy Chief Executive from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) before retiring in March 2016, having served 23 years in the organization. Prior to joining the SC, Dato Dr. Nik Mahmood was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.
Dato' Dr. Nik is renowned for her extensive experience in areas ranging from regulatory policy, legal reform, product and market development, corporate governance, Islamic capital market and investor education and enforcement. She is currently a board member of INCEIF- the Global University of Islamic Finance and a member of its Senate. She also serves as a board member of the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), a member of the Financial Services Professionals Board (FSPB) and is a board member for Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM).
Dato’ Dr Nik also sits as a board member of several corporate boards including Pemodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), United Malacca Berhad, Axiata Group Berhad and Edotco Sdn. Bhd
Dato' Dr. Nik Mahmood holds a First Class Honours in Law from University Malaya and a LLM and PhD from University of London.
Dato' Dr. Nik Mahmood was appointed to the Board of ICMR in July 2019.