Having graduated from the University of Malaya in 1981 with a Bachelor of Law degree, Rozali began his career as a Legal Advisor with the Urban Development Authority in Malaysia before joining Bank Islam two years later. He is credited with having conceptualised the first institution of Islamic banking in Malaysia with several other pioneer bank staff. Four years later, he took a step out to venture on his own with the founding of his own legal practice, serving as Advocate and Solicitor for seven years with a special focus on corporate, banking and property matters.
Two years later, in 1989, he bolstered his entrepreneurial portfolio with the creation of a family-owned company that concerned itself primarily with property development, becoming involved with several key development projects in high-growth areas such as the Klang Valley, Kuantan, and the state of Johor.
It was during this time that Rozali developed a new township called Bandar Baru Puncak Alam under the banner of Puncak Alam Housing Sdn Bhd.
By the 1990s, Rozali’s mettle in business was clearly evident. In recognition of his vast experience in various fields (the family-owned business also ventured into the utility business) he was entrusted by the Selangor State Government to manage the water treatment plants for the entire state of Selangor – one of the most commercially-vibrant states in Malaysia – as well as in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur that were geographically nestled within the Selangor state area. Puncak Niaga was listed on Malaysia’s main bourse in 1997.