Rafiza Ghazali was appointed as Cradle's Group CEO on 1 June 2020. She carries with her over 26 years of experience in Finance, Audit, Investment, Strategy and Business Development within a wide range of industries that include Banking, Energy, Plantations, Property, Healthcare, Automotive, Industrial, Media/Information and Consumer-Goods.
Prior to joining Cradle, Rafiza was the Chief Financial Officer at Velesto Energy Berhad ("Velesto"), a Malaysian-based multi-national player in the upstream oil & gas sector. Rafiza started her career at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Australia and has held senior roles in strategy, corporate finance and accounting in several leading organisations namely Bank Negara Malaysia, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Thomson Reuters and Sime Darby Berhad ("Sime Darby").
A paragon of professionalism, Rafiza has been a speaker, moderator, and panel member in various forums and panels spanning multiple borders across Asia, including the 2011 IFN Asia Forum, the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference and the 2014 SAGIA Global Competitiveness Forum.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics & Political Science and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategy & Innovation from the Säid Business School, University of Oxford.