YAA Tan Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad Bin Haji Maarop was born on 25th of May 1953 in Kampung Serkam, Melaka.
His Lordship received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan
Jasin, Sekolah Kebangsaan Alor Gajah and Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit
Beruang, Melaka. His Lordship then went to Sekolah Dato' Abdul Razak
(SDAR) in Tanjung Malim for his secondary education and completed his
form five. Afterwards, His Lordship proceeded with form six at the same
school, which was then relocated to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
After completing his secondary education, His Lordship went to
readlaw at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and obtained Bachelor of Laws
(LLB (Hons)) in year 1978.
His Lordship embarked his legal journey as a Judicial and Legal Service officer on 8thof
May 1978 and had since held various post, serving as Magistrate in
Betong and Temerloh, Deputy Public Prosecutor for the State of Johor,
Deputy Public Prosecutor of Royal Custom and Excise Department of
Malaysia, State Legal Advisor of Perlis, Head of Prosecution Unit for
the State of Penang, Senior Federal Counsel of Ministry of Home Affairs
and State Legal Advisor of Kelantan. In 1994, while serving as State
Legal Advisor of Kelantan, His Lordship was admitted as Advocate and
Solicitor, High Court of Malaya.
His Lordship service was then sought in the Attorney General's
Chambers headquarters where he served as Deputy Head and later as Head
of Division, Advisory and International Division of Attorney General's
Chambers. On 1stof October 1998, His Lordship became one of
the seven persons who were appointed as Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor
by The Honorable Attorney General of Malaysia. His Lordship last
position in Judicial and Legal Service was Commissioner Law Revision and
Reform Malaysia, Attorney General's Chambers.
On 1st of June 2000, His Lordship was elevated to
the High Court bench as Judicial Commissioner and was assigned to preside
over High Court of Malaya in Melaka.
On 1st of March 2002, His Lordship was appointed as a
High Court Judge and served in the High Court of Malaya in Melaka, Kuala
Lumpur and Terengganu. His Lordship elevation to the Court of Appeal
bench took place on 18th of July 2007. On 10th of August 2011, His Lordship took his appointment as Judge, Federal Court of Malaysia.
On 4 April 2017, YAA TAn Sri Datuk Wira Ahmad bin Haji Maarop has been officially appointed as the Chief Judge of Malaya.
In recognition of his Lordship's public service, his Lordship was
conferred the honours of Darjah Setia Mahkota Perlis (SMP) in year
1990, Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) in 1997, Darjah Mulia Sri Melaka
(DMSM) in 1998, Dato' Setia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (DSMZ) in 2006,
Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) in 2013 and Darjah
Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM) in 2015.
His Lordship is married to Puan Sri Datin Wira Zainon bt. Haji
Zainuddin and is blessed with 3 children, Adilla Ahmad, Dr. Arfah Ahmad
and Amin Ahmad.
Chief Judge of Malaya,
Chief Judge's Chambers
Federal Court of Malaysia
Level 5 Southern, Palace of Justice