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The Advisory Board of KLRCA was appointed by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, effected 15th of August 2011. Chaired by the Attorney-General of Malaysia, the Board advises KLRCA on its strategic direction in its aim to be the preferred arbitration centre in the Asia Pacific region as well as in positioning Malaysia as an arbitration-friendly destination.

Aside from the Attorney-General of Malaysia, the Board consists of renowned and respected Malaysian and international arbitrators. They are YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Abraham, Senior Partner, Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners; Mr Vinayak P Pradhan, Senior Dispute Resolution Partner of Skrine, Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration; Professor Philip Yang, Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Professor Robert Volterra, Messrs Volterra Fietta, UK; and Mr Sumeet Kachwaha, Partner, Messrs Kachwaha & Partners, India.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi bin Ali

Malaysia

The Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi bin Ali is the current Attorney General of Malaysia and the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Advisory Board.

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London in 1972 and obtained his Bar-at-Law from the Inner Temple London in 1973. In 1981, he was awarded a Certificate of Legal Drafting from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

He began his career in the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service in 1973 as a Magistrate at the Magistrates’ Court, Kuala Terengganu. In 1975, he was appointed as Director, Legal Aid Bureau in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. In 1977, he held the position of Deputy Public Prosecutor for the States of Kelantan and Terengganu. In 1980, he was appointed as the Legal Advisor for the Ministry of Trade and Industry Malaysia. Between 1982 and 2003, he was an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya at Messrs. Apandi & Co. In 2003, he was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, Kuantan. On 21 December 2004, he was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Malaya, Kuantan. On 15 February 2007, he was a Judge of the High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. On 14 April 2010, he was elevated to Judge of the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya. On 30 September 2013, he was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court, Putrajaya.

On 27 July 2015, he was appointed as the Attorney General of Malaysia.

With more than 40 years of illustrious experience and knowledge in the judiciary sector, Tan Sri’ Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi is the recipient of numerous accolades including Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia Peringkat Kedua Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P.) (2003), Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Di Mulia Peringkat Kedua Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (D.S.A.P.) (2004), Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia Peringkat Pertama Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (S.I.M.P.) (2005), Ahli Yang Kedua (Dato’ Paduka) Bagi Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (D.P.M.K.) (2011), Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Dimulia – Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (S.S.A.P.) (2011), Ahli Yang Pertama (Seri Paduka) Bagi Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (S.P.S.K.) (2013) and Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) (2014).