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Moliah Hashim

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Known For: Chief Executive Officer, Yayasan MENDAKI
Country: Singapore

About

Moliah Hashim is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan MENDAKI, a self-help organization established in 1982 to uplift the Malay/Muslim community to achieve its vision of a Community of Excellence. Prior to her appointment in Yayasan MENDAKI, Moliah served 27 years with the Ministry of Education, holding several key appointments including Principal of Northland Primary School and Cluster Schools Superintendent, Schools Division South.

Moliah serves on numerous governing boards in the public sector, including the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore); OnePeople.sg Management Committee and Youth Outreach & Engagement Sub-Committee; Ministry of Education (MOE) Inter-Consultative Committee on Education and Malay Language Learning & Promotion Committee; Working Committee on Racial and Religious Harmony; Northlight School Board of Governors Marriage Central Advisory Board; Home Management Committee Pertapis Centre for Women & Girls; Transplant Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health; National Council Against Drug Abuse;WEworkz Multi-Purpose Co-operative Ltd; Media Development Authority (MDA) Board & MDA’s Audit Committee and most recently, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) Audit and Risk Management Committee.  Moliah holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science from the University of Singapore.

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