Dato’ Halipah Esa
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Halipah Esa was appointed to the Board of MHB on 1 April 2007.
Qualification, Skills and Experience
Dato’ Halipah received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics and a Master of Economics from the University of Malaya. She also holds Certificate in Economic Management from the IMF Institute, Washington and the Kiel Institute for World Economy, Germany as well as a Certificate in Advanced Management Programme from Adam Smith Institute, London.
She started her career with the Administrative and Diplomatic Services in 1973 in the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department. During her tenure in EPU, she served in various capacities in the areas of infrastructure, water supply, energy, health, housing, telecommunications, urban services, human resource development, macro economy, international economy, environment, regional development and distribution. She held various senior positions in the EPU and was the Director General before retiring in 2006. She had also served in the Ministry of Finance as Deputy Secretary General.
She was previously the Chairman of Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad and had also served on the boards of Petroliam Nasional Berhad, Employees Provident Fund, Inland Revenue Board, FELDA and UDA Holdings Berhad. She was a consultant to the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme in advising the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on economic planning and had also provided technical advice to planning agencies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and several African countries.
Currently, Dato’ Halipah serves on the boards of Cagamas Berhad, S P Setia Berhad and Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre.
Board Committee Membership
Dato’ Halipah chairs the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee.