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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily on June 9, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Islamic Bhd has announced the appointment of lawyer Zainal Abidin as its chairman, effective June 1.

In a statement yesterday, the bank said Zainal has been a director of Maybank Islamic since 2010 and previously served as chairman of Maybank Trustees Bhd.

Prior to that, Zainal was a director of Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) from July 2009 to April 2014.

“He served as a member of the credit review committee, nomination and remuneration committee, and employees’ share scheme committee of the board.

“His other current directorship within the Maybank group is as a director of Etiqa Takaful Bhd,” it said.

Zainal, 63, is a practising corporate and commercial lawyer. As the founder and senior partner, Zainal established the firm Zainal Abidin & Co in 1987.

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