Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohamed Apandi Bin Ali was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Jiankun on 22 December 2020. He has over 46 years of experience in the legal field, which was accumulated from the Judicial and Legal Services, private practice, the Judiciary, and as the Attorney General of Malaysia.
He graduated from the University of London in 1972 with a Bachelor of Laws. Thereafter, he obtained his Bar-at-Law from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London in 1973. He was awarded as Certificate of Legal Drafting from the Institute of Advance Legal Studies, London in 1981.
Upon graduation, he started his career in 1973 as a magistrate at the Magistrates’ Court, Kuala Terengganu. Subsequently, he was appointed as director of the Legal Aid Bureau in Kota Bharu, Kelantan in 1975. He later held the position of Deputy Public Prosecutor for the state of Kelantan and Terengganu from 1977 to 1980. He was appointed as the legal adviser to the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 1980 before setting up his own firm in 1982. He was then invited to join Malaysian Judiciary in 2003, starting off as Judicial Commissioner in Kuantan High Court, before being confirmed as a judge in 2004. He was then posted to the Criminal Division of High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2007.
In 2010, he was elevated as a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya and then as a Judge of the Federal Court in 2013. He was appointed as the Ninth Attorney General of Malaysia from 2015 until 2018.