On May 18, it was announced that Cradle had appointed Rafiza Ghazali as the new Group CEO with effect from June 1, 2020.
According to Chairman of Cradle, Datuk Yvonne Chia, Rafiza will lead the group with an immediate priority to enable Malaysian startups and tech entrepreneurs navigate the challenges and evolve with the changing landscape in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
“This search for the CEO role has gone through an extensive process, working closely with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF),” she added.
Following Rafiza’s appointment, Razif Abdul Aziz will resume his role as the COO from June 1, 2020.
A lot of attention has now been given to Rafiza’s background, particularly on her current role as CFO at Velesto Energy Berhad, and people are wondering whether she’s the right fit to head the early-stage startup influencer.
Thus, we took a closer look at the background of Rafiza, who will also be taking over Nazrin’s 12-year legacy.