Dato’ Ranita Mohd Hussein has been the Chairman of SIDREC since its inception in 2010. She is a legal consultant and has served as a member of the Advisory Council of Jurists of the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions. She also served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands.
Dato’ Ranita’s other previous posts include that of a Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission Malaysia (Suhakam), a partner of Skrine, a Judicial Commissioner in the High Court, Malaysia and an Adviser (now re-designated as Assistant Governor) to Bank Negara Malaysia.
She began her career in the Judicial and Legal Services, serving in various positions ranging from Magistrate and Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Foreign Investment Committee to Head of Advisory and International Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers to Chief Parliamentary Draftsman from 1969 to 1991.
Where the capital market is concerned, Dato’ Ranita served as a member of the Governing Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia) from 1997 to 2000 and as a director on the board of the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange from 1999 to 2000.
Dato’ Ranita obtained her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore.