BA (Honours) Economics
University of Malaya in Singapore (1959)
Mr Sithawalla started his career in the Government service and rose to the position of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. While in the Government Service he served on Tourist Promotion Board (Year 1972 – 1974), Sentosa Development Corporation (Year 1 974 – 1976) and a number of boards of companies in which the Singapore Government had equity interest.
Mr Sithawalla resigned from Government service in 1978 and joined ACMA Lid, a public listed company, as its General Manager and later became its Managing Director. In 1994 he retired from ACMA Ltd and joined as Executive Director and a partner of KSP Investment Pte Ltd. He continues to be on the Board of a number of companies. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of Malvern Intentional PLC, listed on AIM in London UK, Chairman of Warees Investments Pie Lid, Education Trust Fund Committee of Mendaki and a member of Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation.
Mr Sithawalla also served as a Singapore High Commissioner (Non-Resident) to Mauritius, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in the years 1994 to 2008. For his public service, Mr Sithawalla has received many awards, such as the MUIS Award Jasa Cemerlang (Outstanding Contributions to Muslim Community) in 2014, the Public Service Medal Award (PMB) in 1999, the Meritorious Service Award (NTUC) in 1990, the Rochdale Medal Award (National Co-operative Federation Ltd) in 1984 and Friend of Labour Award (NTUC) in 1981.