Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Bin Syed Ahmad was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in August 2015. Concurrently, he also holds a Non-Executive Independent Director post in AEON Malaysia Bhd. and as a Chairman for Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board, positions he has held since 2013. Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy has 40 years of experiences as a Legal Practitioner and Judicial Officer in Malaysia and Singapore which he specializes in corporate and litigation matter. He also has a comprehensive experience in advisory capacity and in the legal panels of Corporations, Government-Linked Companies (GLCs), State Government Agencies and Sports Bodies.
Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy began his career in 1972 with an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore for five years. For over 20 years, he has been the Partners and Legal Assistant in various Advocates & Solicitors namely Ho Thian Cheh & Co., Adlan & Hj. Suhaimi, Yahya Helmy & Co. and S.A. Helmy & Partners.
He started out as a High Court Judge in the year 2000 attached to High Court of Malaya – Johor Bahru for seven years and High Court of Malaya – Shah Alam from August 2007 to September 2009. In October 2009, he became the Judge for Court of Appeal in Putrajaya until December 2012.
Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Singapore back in 1971.