SIDREC Welcomes Its New Chairman

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SIDREC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dato’ Halipah Esa as its new Chairman following the retirement of its Founding Chairman, Dato’ Ranita Mohd Hussein.

Dato’ Halipah is a founding member of the SIDREC Board, serving as an Independent Director. She has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the work of SIDREC and has impeccable credentials in the accounting and finance fields.

She currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of several public-listed companies, including Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad and SP Setia Berhad. She also serves on the Boards of Cagamas Berhad and Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd

Dato’ Halipah was previously a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), advising the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on economic planning and providing technical advice to planning agencies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and several African countries.

She started her career with the Administrative and Diplomatic Services in 1973 in the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department and has held various senior positions in the civil service. Prior to her retirement from the civil service in 2006, she served as Deputy Secretary General at the Ministry of Finance.

Dato’ Halipah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics as well as a Master of Economics degree from the University of Malaya.

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