Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad
Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad, aged 55, Malaysian, Female, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of MAHB on 8 November 2016. Datuk Azailiza is currently a legal practitioner attached to Messrs. Gani Patail Chambers (GPC). Datuk Azailiza has over 30 years of experience in legal work relating to domestic and international matters.
In April to July 2016, she served as the Special Envoy of the Government of Malaysia. From November 2014 to April 2016, Datuk Azailiza served as the Solicitor General of Malaysia assisting the Attorney General in the performance of his statutory duties, in particular in advising the DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Cabinet and Ministers on legal matters. Prior to this appointment, Datuk Azailiza was the Deputy Solicitor General I (Advisory Sector) from April 2012 to October 2014.
Datuk Azailiza contemporaneously served as Acting Director to the International Centre for Law & Legal Studies (I-CeLLS), a research institution attached to the Attorney General’s Chambers from July 2011 to April 2016. From October 2005 to April 2012, Datuk Azailiza was the Head of the International Affairs Division, Attorney General’s Chambers where she had also previously served as Deputy Head from July 2003 until October 2005 and before that as Deputy Head of Advisory and International Division from April 2002 to June 2003 and as Head of International Unit II in the Advisory and International Division from 2001 to 2002.
Datuk Azailiza served as Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department from 1992 to 2000, as Senior Assistant Registrar at the Kuala Lumpur High Court from 1989 to 1992 and as Magistrate in Malacca from 1985 to 1989.