Zainal Abidin Jamal

Zainal Abidin Jamal
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Zainal Abidin Jamal, 64, 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 and a Director of Lam Soon (M) Berhad.
  • Chairman of Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Sustainability 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
25 Aug 2017 Maybank Islamic Risk Workshop Maybank Islamic Berhad Workshop
9 Sep 2017 Next Generation Customer Experience in Insurance using Big Data Insight Ms Theresa Blissing, Informatic/Etiqa Talk
9 Sep 2017 Robotic Process Automation Mr Valer Merenyi, Ageas/ Etiqa Talk
9 Sep 2017 Independent Assessment and Perspective of Market on Etiqa Mr. Gabriele Vigo, McKinsey & Company/Etiqa Talk
11 - 12 Sep 2017 AGEAS Partnership Days Ageas Brazil Conference
13 Sep 2017 PNB-USIM Governance and Assurance Conference 2017 Permodalan Nasional Berhad/ USIM/ Maybank Islamic Conference
23 - 24 Jan 2018 Invest Malaysia 2018 : Connecting Strength. Advancing Performance Bursa Malaysia / Maybank Conference
6 - 7 Feb 2018 World Capital Markets Symposium – Renaissance of Capitalism : Markets for Growth Securities Commission Symposium
1 - 2 Mar 2018 Displacing the Bank’s Physical Distribution in Digital Age Maybank Islamic Berhad Talk
24 - 25 Mar 2018 9th SC-OCIS Roundtable : “Financing the Value of Islamic Capital Market Through Social Impact Investment” Securities Commission Malaysia and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Roundtable
6 Apr 2018 Social Impact Assessment and Fremework Bank Negara Malaysia Workshop
13 Apr 2018 Understanding the Foundations of Islamic Worldview Shariah Management, Maybank Islamic Berhad Talk
7 May 2018 Implementation on the New Accounting Standards PricewaterhouseCoopers/ Sime Darby Plantation Berhad Talk
14 - 15 May 2018 Securities Commission Malaysia – World Bank – IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub Conference 2018 Securities Commission Conference
21 May 2018
  • Knowledge as a Foundation Element in Worldview of Islam and Epistemic Foundation
  • Ethical Considerations for Leadership in Business
Shariah Management, Maybank Islamic Berhad Talk

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