Zainal Abidin Jamal

Zainal Abidin Jamal
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Zainal Abidin Jamal, 65, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2017.
Encik Zainal holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours) from University of Singapore. He is a practising corporate and commercial lawyer. He was enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1980. 
Encik Zainal had also served as a First Class Magistrate in Brunei Darussalam from 1980 to 1983. Between 1983 and 1986, he served as the Company Secretary of Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad. Encik Zainal was enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1986. Encik Zainal is the Founder and Senior Partner of Zainal Abidin & Co, Advocates & Solicitors, established in 1987.

Encik Zainal is currently the Chairman of Maybank Islamic Berhad, Padu Corporation (limited by guarantee) and Global Humanitarian Fund (company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom). He is also a Director of Lam Soon (M) Berhad.
  • Chairman of Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Sustainability Committee
  • Member of Board Tender Committee


Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/ Organiser Mode of Training
6 September 2018 Maybank Islamic Risk Workshop Maybank Islamic Berhad Workshop
25 September 2018 Achieving Market Leadership - Strategy Beyond The Hockey Stick McKinsey & Company, Inc. (Malaysia) Dinner Talk
1 – 2 October 2018 International Shari’ah Scholars Forum 2018 - Islamic Social Finance: Realities and Prospects International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Forum
3 – 4 October 2018 Global Islamic Finance Forum 2018 Bank Negara Malaysia Forum
29 – 30 October 2018 Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Executive Forum on Islamic Finance: Effective Risk Management Oversight and Governance of Islamic Banks Islamic Financial Services Board Forum
14 – 15 November 2018 Islamic Finance for Board International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Programme
3 December 2018 Leaders Insight Series Maybank Islamic Berhad Lecture
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