Board of Directors


  • (Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Malaysian, 68 years of age
  • Date of Appointment as Director of S P Setia Berhad: 29 August 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics, University of Malaya
  • Master of Economics, University of Malaya
  • Certificate in Economic Management, IMF Institute, Washington and the Kiel Institute for World Economics, Germany
  • Certificate in Advanced Management Programme, Adam Smith Institute, London

Dato' Halipah binti Esa is the former Director-General of the Economic Planning Unit ("EPU") in the Prime Minister's Department. She started her career as Assistant Secretary, Administration and Diplomatic Services in 1973 in the EPU. During her tenure in the EPU, she had served in various capacities in the areas of infrastructure, water supply, energy, health, education, housing, telecommunications, urban services, macro economy, international economy, distribution, human resource development, environment and regional development. She held various senior positions in the EPU and retired as the Director General in 2006. She had also served in the Ministry of Finance as Deputy Secretary General.

Her directorships in other public companies include MISC Berhad, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad, Cagamas Berhad and Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation. She is also a director of several private limited companies.

She does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of S P Setia Berhad except by virtue of being a nominee Director of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. She does not have any conflict of interest with the Company and has not been convicted of any offences over the past 10 years.