Dato' Mohammad Zainal bin Shaari
Tradewinds (M) Berhad
Dato' Mohammad Zainal bin Shaari is the Group Managing Director of Tradewinds (M) Berhad.
Throughout his corporate career, Dato' Zainal has served in various positions in the private sector. After spending six years working in the United Kingdom, he joined Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) upon his return to Malaysia in 1990. He was seconded to Price Waterhouse in San Francisco from 1993 to 1995 and became a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997, a position he held until 2002 before joining a boutique advisory firm in 2003. Thereafter, he was with Khazanah Nasional Berhad from 2004 until 2013, where his last position was Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer.
Currently, Dato' Zainal is the Group Managing Director of Tradewinds (M) Berhad. He was Chairman of DRB-HICOM Berhad between 2018 and 2020 and Chairman of Pos Malaysia Berhad between 2018 to 2019. He also sits on the Board of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Hicom Yamaha Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd, NCB Holdings Berhad and various other private companies. He has also served as a member of Financial Reporting Foundation. His key industry experience includes investment management, energy, plantations, automotive, manufacturing and distribution, logistics, telecommunications, consumer products and education whilst his areas of expertise includes strategy, corporate transactions, governance, financial management and transformation.
Dato' Zainal is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (“ICAEW”) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”). Additionally, he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA).