New Faces

April 01, 2008 (LBO) – RAM Ratings (Lanka) Tuesday announced Siti Norma Yaakob has been elected as the new chairman of the firm and its parent company, RAM Holdings Berhad. It also announced the appointment of three new directors: Zainal Aznam, Syed Md Amin and Yeah Kim Leng.

Siti Norma is the former Chief Judge of Malaya and was the first woman in Malaysia to be appointed as a High Court Judge, a Court of Appeal Judge and a Federal Court Judge.

She will also serve as the chairman of RAM Rating Services Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary of RAM Holdings in Malaysia.

Zainal Aznam is the former adviser to the Malaysian Central Bank and the former Deputy Director General of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.

Syed Amin Aljeffri, the other new Board member, is a prominent figure in the Malaysian business and accounting circles, the statement said.

He has long been associated with ESSO Malaysia Berhad and Touche Ross & Co in Canada.

Yeah Kim Leng is the chief economist of RAM Holdings Berhad and has been with RAM for almost 15 years.

Two directors from the previous Board, C Rajandram and Suresh Menon continue to serve as di