Promod Dass

Chief Executive Officer, RAM Sustainability Sdn Bhd


PROMOD DASS is the Deputy Group CEO of RAM and CEO of RAM Sustainability (a wholly owned subsidiary of RAM).

He leads RAM Group’s Sustainability Services and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) analytics. Formerly the Deputy CEO of RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM Ratings), Promod has 24 years experience in the financial services industry including 18 years at RAM Ratings. He began his career with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad.

Since May 2016, he has been spearheading RAM Group’s involvement in the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings. Promod is also a member of PRI’s Advisory Committee on Credit Ratings.

As an international sustainable finance champion, his speaking repertoire includes:

  • HSBC Sustainable Finance Forum 2019, Kuala Lumpur [25.7.2019]
  • UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific, Shanghai [5.6.2019]
  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 14, Egypt [17.11.2018]
  • PRI’s ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Roundtable, Singapore [5.7.2018]
  • Climate Bonds Initiative’s 2018 Annual Conference, London [20.3.2018]  Sustainable Insurance Forum, Malaysia [27.10.2017]
  • ADB-WWF Sustainable Infrastructure, Hanoi [8.5.2017]
  • PRI in Person 2016 – Roadmap for ESG and credit ratings, Singapore [14.9.2016]
  • Global Infrastructure Basel’s High-level Session, Italy [13.6.2016]

Promod has an established track record as a bank credit rating analyst since 2000, when he joined RAM Ratings as well as a thought leader for the Malaysian & ASEAN bond markets and Islamic finance. In 2003, he was sent by RAM to Sri Lanka to set-up a domestic credit rating operation. RAM Sustainability is the first ASEAN-based provider of sustainability ratings and green bond or sukuk second opinions. The company also has the distinction of being the first Registered Observer of the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines in ASEAN. For further details, please refer to

Promod holds a BSc (Honours) in Accounting and Financial Analysis from University of Warwick, UK.