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Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil

Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil
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Group Managing Director, Dagang NeXchange Berhad

Zainal ‘Abidin Abd Jalil is the Group Managing Director of the Company effective 19 June 2014. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of the Company.

Zainal is an accomplished industry leader with a wealth of experience in managing businesses and operations in high-technology and capital-intensive upstream oil and gas industry, and power generation utilities.

He graduated with a BE Civil Engineering from University of Queensland, Australia. He has demonstrated significant leadership experience in deepwater operations including floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) and sub-sea wells, and joint–venture management with strong partner relation experience with global players in the oil and gas sector. He also has in depth knowledge of major hydrocarbon producing areas in West Africa, North America and Asia Pacific in addition to leadership experience overseeing power business in the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and Australia.

Serving as Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Zainal successfully spearheaded the company’s transformation into a leading international Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) with core businesses in power generation, water desalination and operations & maintenance services. Prior to Malakoff, Zainal had a long career at ExxonMobil spanning 28 years in various managerial and leadership capacities at the multinational company’s business units and operations worldwide.

Zainal sits on the Board of Ping Petroleum Limited, an associate company of DNeX.

59 years old, Malaysian

Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • BE in Civil Engineering, University of Queensland