SIDREC’s management team is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of its service who are accountable to the board of directors. The team proposes and manages the organisation’s budget; oversee the execution of strategy and commitments; ensure effective and efficient operations; and manages responses to risks.
Chief Executive Officer
Sharmila Sharma was appointed as SIDREC CEO effective 2 December 2019. She practised as an advocate and solicitor for a short period before working in human rights for five years with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since then, she has had over 10 years of experience in Sustainable Finance/Investments having worked as an analyst, researcher and manager in corporate, financial and investment strategy with several organisations.
She was a key member of the Secretariat to the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) in 2014/15 where she led the development of the FSPB Code of Ethics for the Financial Services Industry.
Prior to joining SIDREC, she was the Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions of Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that invests in and develops renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Sharmila holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and law from the University of Durham. She has been called to the Bar of England & Wales and the Malaysian Bar. She has also completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.
Head of Dispute Resolution
Hong Siew Lai joined SIDREC in 2011 as a full-time mediator and adjudicator and has oversight over the case management of claims filed with SIDREC. Her legal and capital market experience places her in good stead when mediating and adjudicating matters relating to capital market issues and when providing sound guidance to both investors and Members through the dispute resolution process.
Head of Operations
Jenny Lim has nearly two decades of experience in both conventional and Islamic banking, private equity and fund management. Her professional career began in 2000 at RHB Bank Bhd and she subsequently served in several organisations covering the roles of back and middle office administration, accounting and finance, human resource, legal, compliance, risk management and corporate secretarial affairs. Prior to joining SIDREC, she was the Head of Operations for an offshore trading platform that enables trading over 100 instruments across world markets. Jenny received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Hertfordshire and Master of Business Administration in Corporate Strategy from University of Strathclyde.
Head of Corporate Communication
Steven K C Poh has 30 years of combined professional experience as a financial writer, editor, communication specialist, public relations practitioner and university lecturer. He holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Communication (Organisational Communication) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Southeast Missouri State University and is also a Fellow of the Public Relations & Communications Association of Malaysia.
Head of Operations
To be announced.