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Fresh from receiving the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) at the recent National Day Awards, Mohamed Faizal is a name to look out for. General counsel and Director (Legal), at the Singapore Medical Council, he is also an adjunct trainer with the Singapore Mediation Centre, who has been involved in international conflict-resolution efforts spanning countries such as Fiji, Lagos and Nigeria. “I have been lucky that in the initiatives I have been a part of all relate to causes and issues I am passionate about. I also get the opportunity to work with and learn from an amazing and inspiring bunch of people,” he says.
Faizal is published internationally and is the only non-US-based member on the Editorial Board of the New York International Law Review. He has also held teaching appointments at the NUS Faculty of Law and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. In 2012, he was appointed by the president of Singapore to the MUIS Appeal Board, the apex appellate forum here for Islamic law. The lawyer, who won the International Insolvency Institute Gold Medal while pursuing a Masters degree at Harvard Law School, was also a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Singapore) Award.