Datin Sunita Rajakumar is a professional independent director and a strong advocate of the importance of governance in general and risk management in particular. She recently founded the Malaysia Chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative, the first in Asia and second in the world, and was appointed to the Global Advisory Board of Nottingham University’s School of Business. She is currently Chairperson of Bursa-listed Caring Pharmacy and independent director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries, MCIS Insurance (a member of the Sanlam group) and Zurich General Insurance. In addition, she sits on the board of trustees of various charitable foundations.
Her legal degree from the University of Bristol and professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant (England & Wales), led on to a career in investment banking. After 6 years in investment banking, she was invited by the Ministry of Finance to manage the first government-owned foreign technology venture capital fund. She has also advised on national innovation ecosystems.