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Annual Report 2014 | S P SETIA BERHAD GROUP | 39

DATO’ NOOR FARIDA BINTI MOHD ARIFFIN

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Malaysian

68 years of age

Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn), United Kingdom

Dato’ Noor Farida binti Mohd Ariffin

completed her legal studies at the Inns of

Court in London. She joined the Judicial

and Legal Service in February 1971 where

she served in various capacities including

magistrate, senior assistant registrar in the

High Courts of Kuala Lumpur and Penang,

legal officer with the Economic Planning

Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department,

Director of the Legal Aid Bureau and

Sessions Court Judge.

Dato’ Noor Farida, the Co-Agent of Malaysia

for the Sipadan and Ligitan Case against

Indonesia before the International Court of

Justice in the Hague, has had a long and

distinguished career spanning more than

40 years in the Public Service before her

retirement.

Dato’ Noor Farida previously held a number

of key positions, including Special Adviser

on the Maritime Issues to the Minister

of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, an Alternate

Director at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia

(MIMA), Director-General of the Research,

Treaties and International LawDepartment of

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador-

At-Large for the High-Level Group on Follow-

up to the ASEAN Charter (HLEG), Director of

the Women and Development Programme,

Human Resource and Development

Group at the Commonwealth Secretariat

in London, headed the newly established

Legal Division of the Ministry in 1993 and

in 1996 was appointed the Under-Secretary

of the newly formed Territorial and Maritime

Division of the Foreign Ministry.

Between 2000 and 2007, she was the

Ambassador of Malaysia to the Kingdom of

the Netherlands and was also concurrently

appointed the Malaysian Co-Agent to the

International Court of Justice for the Pulau

Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan Case against

Indonesia, andwas theMalaysian Permanent

Representative to the Organisation for the

Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (“OPCW”)

which is based in the Hague. She was

subsequently elected to the Chair of the 8

th

Conference of States Parties of the Chemical

Weapons Convention in October 2003. Prior

to this at the First Review Conference of

the above Convention (April/May 2003), she

was elected to chair the Drafting Group on

the Political Declaration.

Dato’ Noor Farida was again appointed the

Malaysian Co-Agent by the Government

when Malaysia and Singapore agreed to

submit the Pulau Batu Puteh dispute to

the International Court of Justice. She was

appointed as Director of S P Setia Berhad on

18 June 2009.

She does not have any family relationship

with any Director and/or major shareholder,

nor any conflict of interest with the

Company. She has no convictions for any

offences over the past 10 years.

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