Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

Tan Sri Zarinah brings with her legal, corporate and regulatory experience from the many years spent in the corporate sector and public service.

She is the former Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a position she held for six years until her retirement in March 2012. She was before this, the SC’s Deputy Chief Executive from December 2001.

At the SC, Tan Sri Zarinah served as Vice Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions and served two terms as Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum.

Under her leadership, the SC issued the Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011 which incorporated recommendations aimed at closing gaps, elevating standards and establishing a good corporate governance culture amongst public listed companies by encouraging the integration of principles, ethics and values into the decision making process of a business, as well as ensuring board diversity to promote inclusive growth.

Prior to joining the SC, Tan Sri Zarinah was Deputy Chairman of Shell Malaysia. She started her career in Shell in 1979 and spent 22 years with the Shell Group serving in various capacities across the company’s business interests in Malaysia. She was a member of the boards of directors of several Shell entities in Malaysia as well as the Group’s Global Diversity Council.

Tan Sri Zarinah is currently a member of the Boards of Trustee of the Razak School of Government, Yayasan Hasanah, Amanah Warisan Negara and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
She had served as non-executive Chairman of Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV), a member of the Board of PETRONAS and PNB, a member of the Academic Advisory Council of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and a member of the Advisory Board of the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.

An advocate of gender diversity, Tan Sri Zarinah is a Founding Chairman of the 30% Club, Malaysia, a business campaign to help drive higher women representation in leadership positions and on corporate boards.

Tan Sri Zarinah is a Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and a member of the Board of Directors of Universiti of Malaya.

Tan Sri Zarinah holds an LLB (Hons) from the Universiti of Malaya.