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Mr Ajaib Hari Dass is the Lead Independent Director of the M&L Manager Board. Currently, Mr Hari Dass is a consultant of Haridass Ho & Partners, a law firm in Singapore which he co-founded.

Graduating from the University of London in 1974 with an honours degree in law, he was admitted as a Barrister-At-Law, Middle Temple in 1975. He has more than 35 years of experience in litigious and non-litigious matters. He has been involved in several matters relating to ship construction, ship sale and purchase, ship financing and commodity based transactions. He has acted as counsel in corporate and professional negligence claims. He has an active practice in disputes relating to international sale of goods and commodities, insurance, letters of credit, transport and carriage of goods.

Besides litigation work, Mr Hari Dass also has experience in arbitration and mediation work. He is an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre Since 1997 and was appointed as a panel of arbitrators of both the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration in June 2009 and December 2009, respectively. Mr Hari Dass had been involved in several major arbitration cases in Singapore relating to admiralty and commodity related disputes as well as commercial claims. From 2002 to 2007, Mr Hari Dass was the President of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore.

He has also served as a magistrate of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore and currently sits as a referee of the Small Claims Tribunal.

Mr Hari Dass also actively participates in a wide range of community service initiatives. Since 2001, he has been appointed a member of the Panel for the Disciplinary Committees of Commission Inquiry to the Public Service Commission, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. Since 2001 he has been the Vice Chairman of the Home Detention Advisory Committee III, Ministry of Home Affairs. Since 2005, he has been part of the Board of Visitors (Welfare Homes), Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and has served as a member of the Board of Visitors (Children and Young Persons Homes).

Mr Hari Dass is also an Independent Director of SembCorp Marine Ltd and Nam Cheong Limited, both listed companies in Singapore.
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