We at Runnymede Group are a diverse team with a wide scope of backgrounds,
education and life experiences. This is to better fulfill the aspirations of our
customers, who are individuals with common values and shared interest.
These are the creative and analytical minds behind the success of Runnymede Group.
Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Sheriff bin Mohd Kassim
- B.Arts (Hons. Economics), University of Malaya
- Diploma in Economic Development, Oxford University, United Kingdom
- Master of Arts (Economics), Vanderbilt University, USA
Tan Sri has always been a visionary in seeing both the big picture and understanding the importance of details. He was appointed as the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1989-1991. The EPU is responsible for the planning of the country’s development programme. Thereafter, he went on to serve as the Secretary-General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance for 3 years up to 1994. From 1994, Tan Sri served as the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, a position he held for 9 years.
After serving an illustrious career with the civil service, Tan Sri retired in 2003 and was appointed to the board of several notable companies including Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, PLUS Malaysia Bhd and Scientex Berhad. He is also the President of the Malaysian Economic Association and a trustee of the Yayasan UEM Board, a foundation involved in education. Formerly, he also served as the Chairman of the Malaysia Institute of Economic Research.
Dato’ Mohd Ramzan Ibrahim
Group Managing Director
- B.Econs (Applied Economics.), University of Malaya
- Executive Development Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- PMD, Harvard University, Boston
Dato’ Ramzan plays a very important role in the evolution of Runnymede Group. After graduation and a short stint with Nestle Products Malaysia, Dato’ Ramzan joined a prominent international American bank. As Vice-President and Group Head of Real Estate covering Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia and India, he was principally involved in the Bank’s direction and supervision of Corporate Lending to the Public and Real Estate sector.
In 1989, Dato’ Ramzan was recruited by a public-listed financial conglomerate as Group Managing Director. Here, he was accredited with turning around, diversifying the group’s operations and spearheading successful corporate acquisitions. He also established new businesses which provided synergies vis-à-vis the financial services of the Group which included joint-ventures with Schroders PLC to set-up an asset management firm, and Scotts Holdings Limited (Singapore) to develop the prestigious Kirana and Ascott Serviced Apartments within the KLCC vicinity in Kuala Lumpur.
Datuk Lim Fung Chee
With a keen eye for investing and a desire to scale greater heights, Datuk Lim is a self-made Malaysian entrepreneur and an experienced corporate figure and the co-founder of the Kumpulan Emas Berhad Group, a public-listed company with diversified interests in education, plantations, engineering, information technology and real estate development. He served as Managing Director of the Kumpulan Emas Group from 1979 to 1996. Prior to that, Datuk Lim was Group General Manager of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, one of the largest and best-run plantation groups in Malaysia. He was also a substantial shareholder and long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Pica (M) Corporation Berhad.
Datuk Lim is currently a Director of Malaysia South-South Corporation Berhad, an international trading and investment group, the establishment of which was spearheaded by the Malaysian Government.
Over the years, Datuk Lim has participated in many seminars and received senior and top-level business management training in Harvard Business School, Monash Mt. Eliza Business School of Australia and the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship of Japan.
Prof. Datuk Dr Syed Othman Syed Hussin Alhabshi
- B. Ec. (Hons) Statistics, University of Malaya
- M.S. (Statistics) University Wisconsin, USA
- Ph.D. Econometrics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
A distinguished academician, Datuk Syed’s extensive career spans over two decades including high-profile international appointments to the International Advisory Board, International Institute of Islamic Economics, Islamabad, and the First Executive Committee of the International Association of Islamic Economics, London.
Datuk Syed also served YPEIM for 10 years, first as Deputy Chairman and then, Chairman. He went on to serve IKIM as Deputy Director-General of IKIM and later with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR) as President and Chief Executive Officer. He is currently the Chief Academic Officer and Dean of INCEIF, a global university in Islamic Finance.
Lt General Datuk Md Hanif bin Hj Darimi, RMAF (R)
With a passion for flying that rivals his talent for management, Datuk Hanif served the Royal Malaysian Airforce (“RMAF”) for 35 years before retiring as the Air Operations Commander, a 3-Star General in 2007. He first joined the RMAF in 1972 as a Commissioned Officer and successfully graduated as a qualified pilot. He spent most of his operational flying duties piloting the Malaysian Government Executive Jets transporting the VVIPs/VIPs.
As a qualified Flying Instructor, with the highest “A” category award, Datuk Hanif excelled in all flying courses he attended in Canada, France and the USA. He was also trained at the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Air University in Alabama, USA. He was also awarded a Fellowship at the Air War College at Pakistan Air Force, Karachi. While in the RMAF, Datuk Hanif served in various appointments including Commanding Officer of VVIP Flying Squadron, Base Commander RMAF Subang, and Inspector General of the RMAF, Air Training Commander, No. 1 Air Division Commander and Air Operations Commander. With his wide experience and safety standards achieved throughout his flying career, he made RMAF history by being actively involved in operational flying duties right up to the rank of a General.
On the corporate side, Datuk Hanif also serves on the Board of SPK and several private companies.
- Commerce (Accounting & Business Law), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
- B.Law (LLB) Hon, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- CPA Australia
- Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Associate
- Post Graduate Diploma (Applied Finance), Kaplan Professional
A virtuoso in finance and legalities, Ruzlyn started her career as a Senior with Norgard Clohessy Chartered Accountants in Perth, Western Australia, after graduating in 2002. In 2006, she joined KordaMentha, a corporate receivership establishment as Senior Executive Analyst.
In 2007, Ruzlyn was employed as an analyst in the Credit division of Capital Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Lloyds Bank. In 2014, Capital Finance was acquired by Westpac Banking Group where Ruzlyn was appointed as Senior Account Executive in its subsidiary, St George Bank, within the Premium Corporate and Property division.