With more than 22 years of experience in the private sector and 4 years in Government, Datuk Zainal has held senior positions in multinationals, Malaysian companies, start-ups and now, InvestKL. Prior to joining InvestKL, he was the Group CEO of REDtone, a Malaysian public listed telecommunications provider. He was also one of the company’s founders.
In the course of his career, Datuk Zainal has familiarized himself with many industries such as banking, insurance, oil & gas, automotive and manufacturing. He is also well versed with the public sector especially with regards to foreign investment. He sits on the Investment Committee under MITI and PEMANDU, the Greater KL Steering Committee and Pemudah–DBKL Steering Committee.
Datuk Zainal graduated with Bachelor of Science (Electronic Engineering) from the University of Kent, United Kingdom in 1989. He has attended several Executive Programs, namely the Harvard Premier Business Management Program Malaysia in 2007 and the Wharton School of Finance Program in Malaysia. He is a member of Vistage Malaysia, a premier CEO development organization, the KLBC (Kuala Lumpur Business Club) and ASLI (Asia Strategic Leadership Institute).