Dato’ Noor Farida Binti Mohd Ariffin was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of EcoWorld Malaysia on 20 March 2015. She is the Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company.
Dato’ Noor Farida completed her legal studies at the Inns of Court in London. She joined the Malaysian judicial and legal service in February 1971 where she served in various capacities including as a magistrate, senior assistant registrar in the High Courts of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Sessions Court judge, legal officer with the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department and Director of the Legal Aid Bureau.
Dato’ Noor Farida, has had a long and distinguished career spanning more than 40 years holding a number of key positions in the public service before her retirement. These included Special Adviser on 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 Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador-At-Large for the High-Level Group on Follow-up to the ASEAN Charter (HLEG) and Director of the Women and Development Programme, Human Resource and Development Group at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. She also 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 2008, she was the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and was concurrently appointed the Malaysian Co-Agent to the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) for the Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan Case against Indonesia, and was the Malaysian Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which is based in the Hague and was appointed as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is based at the Peace Palace in the Hague. She was subsequently elected to the Chair of the 8th 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 was re-appointed as the Malaysian Co-Agent by the Government when Malaysia and Singapore agreed to submit the Pulau Batu Puteh dispute to the ICJ. She was formerly a Director of S P Setia from 2009 until 2015 and the Chairman of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad from 2018 until 2020.