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, Sime Darby Oils International Limited, Padu Corporation (limited by guarantee) and Global Humanitarian Fund (company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom). He is also a Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad. Encik Zainal was appointed as a member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre Advisory Council since July 2019. He is a member of Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia from 2019 to 2022.
  • Chairman of Risk Management Committee
  • Chairman of Board Tender Committee
  • Member of Sustainability Committee


Training Programmes Attended for the Period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Date of Training Title of the Seminar/Workshop/Course Presenter/ Organiser Mode of Training
5 March 2019 PNB Leadership Forum 2019 Permodalan Nasional Berhad Forum
19 March 2019 Invest Malaysia 2019 : Connecting Strength. Advancing Performance Bursa Malaysia/ Maybank Conference
29-30 April 2019 Securities Commission Malaysia – World Bank – IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub Conference 2019 Securities Commission Conference
30 May 2019 Cyber Security Awareness for User : Are You Ready? Companies Commission of Malaysia/Mr Clement Arul Talk
27 June 2019 Liquidity Management, FX & Hedging Maybank Islamic Berhad Talk
9 July 2019 Bursa Malaysia Sustainability Advocacy Programme : Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures BURSA Workshop
26 July 2019 Risk Workshop : Maybank 2019 Annual Risk Workshop Maybank Group Workshop
5 September 2019 Leading Digital Transformation for Competitive Edge Anosh Thakkar by
McKinsey & Co
27 September 2019 SC Workshop – Addressing Climate Change Through Capital Market Bank Negara Malaysia Workshop
30 October 2019 PNB Corporate Summit 2019 PNB Research Institute Sdn Bhd Forum
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