Norita Binti Ja’afar, Malaysian aged 47, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 11 August 2000. She is the Chairperson of Audit Committee, a member of the Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee. She does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder, nor any conflict of interest with the Company. She has no convictions for any offences over the past 10 years.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) majoring in Economics from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1994. She obtained a Master of Science majoring in Fiscal Policy in Economics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom in 1995. She joined Arthur Andersen HRM (Tax Services) Sdn. Bhd. as a Tax Consultant from 1996 to 1997. Subsequently, she joined KAF Group of Companies as a Financial Analyst from 1997 to 1999. She went on to join FIMA Securities Sdn. Bhd. as Vice-President of Research from 1999 to 2000. She was the Managing Director of Sal’s Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. from 2001 to 2011.
She has vast experience in the export market, particularly for Halal food. She was awarded Top 20 for Success Stories by Halal Development Corporation in 2010. She was the Chief Operating Officer at Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, an entity under Ministry of Finance Malaysia mandated to enhance global entrepreneurship for the nation up to November 2016. She was appointed as CEO of iA Solutions Sdn. Bhd., a digital company member of theiAGroup, a leading pioneer technology consultancy firm in Malaysia from 2017 until February 2019. She is also a certified Data Analyst in Digital Marketing.