Dato’ Zainal Abidin has extensive experience in audit, management consulting and taxation, having been involved as a practicing accountant and consultant throughout his career. He was formerly the Country Managing Partner of Messrs Hanafiah Raslan and Mohamad which merged with Messrs Arthur Andersen in 1990 and was an Adviser with Messrs Ernst & Young Malaysia, until his retirement on 31 December 2004.
Dato’ Zainal Abidin was the Chairman of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad up to December 2005 when it ceased operations. He is also the Past President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and previously served as a member of the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission. He was also previously a member of the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund. He is a Trustee of the National Heart Institute Foundation (IJNF) and an Advisor to the Advisory Board of RHL Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Date of Appointment:
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Membership Of Board Committees
Member of Audit Committee
Member, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysia
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, United Kingdom
Areas of Expertise:
Accounting and Audit, Legal, Capital Market, Operations, Human Resource, Corporate Leadership, Strategy Development and Implementation, Innovation and Transformation, Non-Financial Board Experience
Directorship / Relevant Appointments
Director of CIMB Group Sdn Bhd
Independent Director of PETRON Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad
Director of Southeast Asia Special Asset Management Berhad
Director of Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Chairperson of Mobile Money Internasional Sdn Bhd
Director of ZS Sdn Bhd
Independent Director of Everest Realty Sdn Bhd
Chairperson of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad
Independent Director of Touch N' Go Sdn Bhd
Independent Director of Land & General Berhad
Director of CIMB EOP Management Sdn Bhd
Director of CIMB Bank (L) Ltd
Director of TNB Capital (L) Ltd
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