Executive Leadership


Ir. Zainal Nagin

Head of Asset & Land Management Division

Ir. Zainal Nagin is the Head of Asset & Land Management Division, mainly to focus on assets and land management. In September 2019, he was appointed as PAAB’s Acting Chief Operating Officer until 30 June 2021. In 2018, he was appointed as the Head of Facility & Planning Division, entrusted to lead and oversee the overall capital expenditure (CAPEX) implementation exclusively on CAPEX planning, approval process, budgetary as well as asset and land management. He joined PAAB in February 2010 as a Manager. In 2012, he was promoted as the Head of Department of Southern Region and later headed the Project Management Division in January 2015. To date, he has accumulated over 29 years of experience, especially in the water industry.
He started his career in 1991 as a project engineer in a contracting firm specialising in Power Plants and Water. In 2002 he joined a consultancy firm specializing in water as a senior mechanical engineer.

He was involved in various projects focusing on design, preparation of tender document and implementation of new water treatment plant, plant upgrading and refurbishment as well as distribution systems in various states of Malaysia. One of his main project involvements was Kepong II Water Treatment Plant and its distribution systems located in Kuala Terengganu. The project consists of 150 MLD Water Treatment plant, intake, 1400mm dia raw water pipeline and distribution to consumers within the vicinity of Kuala Terengganu and Marang demand areas.

Ir. Zainal graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand with Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.E. Mech). He is a registered professional Engineer with Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) and Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM).