Independent And Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Zuraidah Atan
Dato’ Zuraidah Atan was appointed as Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad’s Board Member on 11 May 2023.
She holds an LLB (Hons) degree from The University of Buckingham, England, obtained the Malaysian Qualifying Board Certificate in Legal Practice (Hons) in 1992 and is a practising Advocate & Solicitor in her own firm, Chambers of Zuraidah Atan. She has attended the Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education Program, “Making Corporate Boards More Effective”.
Dato’ Zuraidah has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial industry and her portfolio included Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate Debt Restructuring. She started her career at Perwira Habib Bank in 1984 before becoming the Vice President of OCBC Bank for 10 years. She then served as President & CEO of Affin Merchant Bank until 2003.
In her years of vast experience, Dato’ Zuraidah served for various periods on the Boards of esteemed organisations, among others, Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad, HSBC Bank, Bank Rakyat, MBSB Berhad, Petron Malaysia, Northport (NCB Holdings Berhad), Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia. She also served as a Public Interest Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad and was an Independent Member for the Consultation & Corruption Prevention Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Dato’ Zuraidah presently sits on the Board of SP Setia Berhad and chairs the Board Audit Committee. She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for SP Setia Foundation to enhance their Social Sustainability Agenda.
Due to her achievements in her career and massive roles in volunteerism, Dato’ Zuraidah was awarded “Anugerah Tokoh Pembina Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa” as well as the Brand Laureate Business Entrepreneur: Brand ICON Leadership Award 2018 as recognition for her professional work as a lawyer, banker, corporate player and her volunteer work in capacity building of youths for nation building.