Former Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria Appointed as Microlink Chairman
Microlink Solutions Berhad (‘Microlink’), a local ICT solutions provider specialising in financial solutions, today shares that YABhg Tun Arifin bin Zakaria has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman. The appointment is effective immediately.
Tun Arifin has a long and highly distinguished career in the legal sector, most recently holding the post of Chief Justice of Malaysia from 2011 to April 2017, when he retired from office.
Chia Yong Wei, Group Chief Executive Officer of Microlink, said, “We are greatly honoured to have the opportunity to welcome Tun Arifin onto our Board. His outstanding track record in the judiciary, exemplary integrity and insightful wisdom will add significant value to our strategic roadmap and the stature of the Microlink Group.”
Graduating with LLB (Hons) from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1974 and LLM from the University of College, London in 1979, he was called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1979.
His distinguished legal career began when he joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Service, before being posted as Federal Counsel in the Advisory Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers and later as Magistrate, Session Court Judge and Senior Assistant Registrar.
He served in various capacities in the Government of Malaysia, both in the Justice Office and the Legal Department before being appointed as a Judicial Commissioner on 1 March 1992, and Judge of the High Court of Malaya in 1994.
In 2002, he was appointed as Judge of the Court of Appeal, in 2005 as Judge of the Federal Court and then on 24 October 2008 as Chief Judge of Malaya. On 14 September 2011, Tun Arifin was elevated as the 13th Chief Justice of Malaysia, where he served until his retirement from office on 1 April 2017.
In June 2012, he also served as Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability as part of his efforts to improve the status of environmental law in the region.
Microlink Solutions Berhad (MICROLN) is part of the OMESTI Group of companies and a leader in technology development for a wide range of applications. Serving the Financial Services Industry with its multi-module core banking and insurance solutions, it caters to both conventional and Islamic requirements. Microlink combines its in-house IP for these solutions with the engineering expertise of partners such as SAP Global, IBM and Oracle to provide future-ready solutions for its clients. In the Enterprise Solutions sector, Microlink is leveraging Cloud, Mobile, Analytics and Data to develop cost-effective, subscription-based solutions for organisations of all sizes. Its partnerships with global leaders extend to its Distribution business where Microlink provides systems integration and hardware distribution on behalf of world-leading principals that include IBM, Oracle, Lenovo, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and others. The Group’s Solution Delivery team offers a comprehensive skillset for development and programming of a wide range of apps and technology platforms. www.microlink.com.my
OMESTI Berhad is a Malaysian-based public listed grouping of companies that is disrupting the ICT sector with a range of solutions, systems and services designed to enable enterprises, enhance connectivity through digital infrastructure and improve business performance. OMESTI works with large enterprises across multiple industry sectors including financial institutions, telecommunications, utility & energy, education and government departments such as the judiciary where its proprietary eCOURTS platform is deployed. OMESTI is also active in the SME space providing As-A-Service solutions that include fibre broadband, cloud storage, human capital management, video analytics, accounting and payroll and virtual banking. www.omesti.com