Board of Directors

Datuk Raja Zaharaton binti Raja Zainal Abidin

Datuk Raja Zaharaton binti Raja Zainal Abidin

Age 71, Female, Malaysian

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee positions held
Chairman of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Employees’ Share Scheme Committee


Date of appointment
Independent Non-Executive Director – 11 August 2016


Datuk Raja Zaharaton served the Government of Malaysia in various capacities for 34 years from 1971 to 2005, principally in the capacity of policy analysis and financial evaluation. Her last post in the Government was Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department. Upon retirement, the Government of Malaysia appointed her as Chairman of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd from January 2006 to December 2008. Following that, the Government appointed her as Chairman of Ninebio Sdn Bhd from January 2009 for a twoyear period. She is also a Director of her family-owned company, Kumpulan RZA Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary Raza Sdn Bhd. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Malaya, and a Master in Economics from University of Leuven, Belgium. She continues to serve as Associate Fellow at the Centre for South East Asia Disaster Prevention Initiative (SEADPRI) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and participates in the research undertaken on climate change and sustainable development.

Directorships of other public companies
• Taliworks Corporation Berhad
• Media Prima Berhad and Group

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