New UiTM chairman


PUTRAJAYA: Petronas Dagangan Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, 55, has been appointed Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) board of directors chairman effective July this year.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik yesterday said Syed Zainal Abidin’s appointment for a three-year term was to replace Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, who held the post since July 2015.

He said Syed Zainal Abidin, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Maryland, the United States, had vast experience as an industry advisory panel member for public and private universities.

Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir

Syed Zainal Abidin also served as Proton Holdings Bhd Group group managing director and Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd deputy managing director. — BERNAMA © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd