Dato' Halipah Esa was appointed as a Board Member on 14 August 2010 for a three year term. Her term of appointment has been extended for another three years until 15 August 2016.
Dato' Halipah began her service in the public sector at the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Department in 1973. During her tenure at EPU, she served in various capacities in the areas of infrastructure, water supply, energy, health, education, housing, telecommunications, urban services, macro economy, international economy, environment and regional development. She held various senior positions at EPU and retired as the Director General in 2006. She had also served in the Ministry of Finance as Deputy Secretary General (Policy).
She currently serves on the Boards of MISC Berhad, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, KLCC REIT Management Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad, NCB Holdings Berhad, Cagamas Berhad and the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center. She was previously Chairman of Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad and has also served on the Boards of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Employees Provident Fund, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) and UDA Holdings Berhad. She was a consultant to the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme in advising the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on economic planning, and has also provided technical advice to planning agencies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and several African countries.
Dato' Halipah received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and a Master of Economics from the University of Malaya. She also holds a Certificate in Economic Management from the IMF Institute, Washington and Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany as well as a Certificate in Advanced Management Programme from Adam Smith Institute, London.