Ethical Advisors

The Ethical Panel of Advisors

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Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Arshad bin Haji Hashim
Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Arshad bin Haji Hashim holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya, a Diploma in Economics Development from University of Cambridge, a Masters in Economics from University of Vanderbilt, the United States of America and a Doctor of Philosophy from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Arshad has served over 30 years in the Malaysian Civil Service starting as the Assistant Secretary of the Economic Division in the Ministry of Finance and rising to the position of State Financial Officer of Penang in 1993. Amongst other positions held was as Director of Bumiputera Participation Division, Prime Minister's Department, Penang, Director General of Tourism Malaysia and Deputy Secretary General (Finance and Development) Ministry of Education. He retired in 2005 as the Secretary General, Ministry of Information, Malaysia. He currently sits on the board of directors of several other companies. 
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Dato’ Noor Farida binti Mohd. Ariffin
Upon completion of her legal studies at the Inns of Court in London, Dato’ Noor Farida binti Mohd. Ariffin joined the Judicial and Legal Service in February 1971.

Dato’ Noor Farida has served 40 years in the civil service, 20 years of which was with the Judicial and Legal Service, 5 years with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London as Director of the Women and Development Programme, Human Resource and Development Group and 15 years with the Foreign Ministry. She headed the Legal Division of the Ministry Legal Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 1993 and was later appointed as the Under-Secretary of the Territorial and Maritime Division of the Foreign Ministry in September 1996. In August 2000, she was appointed as the Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands. In July 2008, she was appointed the Director-General of the Research, Treaties and International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was the Ambassador-At-Large for the High Level Legal Experts Group on Follow-up to the ASEAN Charter.

She sits on the board of directors of several other companies. Her last appointment before her retirement in February 2012 was Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Maritime Issues.
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Datuk Ibrahim bin Muhammad
Datuk Ibrahim bin Muhammad obtained his Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1981 and has attended various International Management Programmes at various universities and institutions, including at the Asian Institute of Master Prospectus (Conventional Funds) Management in Philippines, the University of Washington and the University of Chicago in the United States of America.

Datuk Ibrahim served Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) from 1994 as Branch Manager and rose to Executive Vice-President, Head, National Sales Consumer Banking in 2010. He became Head of SME Banking on 2 January 2012 and is currently an Advisor to SME Banking effective January 2014 and also ELC member.


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