Encik Zainal Abidin Jamal, 67, a Malaysian, is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 14 July 2017.
Encik Zainal Abidin 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 Abidin 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 Abidin was enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1986. Encik Zainal is the Founder and Senior Partner of Zainal Abidin & Co, Advocates and Solicitors, established in 1987.
Encik Zainal Abidin is currently the Chairman of Sime Darby Oils International Limited, Padu Corporation (limited by guarantee) and Global Humanitarian Fund (company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom). He is a panel arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre since 2004 and a Fellow of Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Encik Zainal Abidin is a member of Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia for 2019 to 2022 session. He was a Director of Malayan Banking Berhad, Chairman of Maybank Islamic Berhad and a Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad.