She has over 20 years of experience in banking and finance focusing on areas of Islamic and investment banking. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Managing Director and CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank and Global Head of Islamic Markets at Bursa Malaysia. She was also the Chief Corporate Officer and Head of International Business at Kuwait Finance House Malaysia, CEO of Bank AlKhair Malaysia (previously Unicorn Investment Bank) and Head of Investment Banking at RHB Sakura Merchant Bank (now RHB Investment Bank).
Raja Teh has also served in Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad during the Asian financial crisis in 1998 and was with CIMB Investment Bank over a period of almost 10 years covering debt and equity origination and equity sales. She started her career at KPMG Peat Marwick Consultants.
Raja Teh is the Advisor on Islamic Banking and Finance to the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation.
She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of East London, United Kingdom and also holds an LLB (Hons) from the same university.