Board of Trustees

The governance of PADU is led by highly capable individuals, each with the ability to drive PADU to deliver its objectives in the most efficient manner

Encik Zainal Abidin bin Jamal
Chairman
DATUK YUSRAN SHAH BIN MOHD YUSOF
Trustee
Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud
Trustee
Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Trustee
Encik Mohd Adam bin Mohd Said
Trustee
Encik Mohd Yuzaidi bin Mohd Yusoff
Trustee
Datuk Mohd Anwar bin Yahya
Trustee
Puan Rozita binti Haji Ali
Trustee
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Encik Zainal Abidin bin Jamal

Encik Zainal Abidin bin Jamal (“Encik Zainal”) is an advocate and solicitor by profession. He founded Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co. Advocates & Solicitors on 2 November 1987 and is currently a Senior Partner with the firm. He is also an empanelled arbitrator of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) since 2014.

Encik Zainal is currently the Director of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Prominent Beauty Sdn Bhd. He is also the Chairman of Global Humanitarian Fund, a Company Limited by Guarantee incorporated in United Kingdom. He has previously held other directorships on the boards of various public listed companies, public companies and private limited companies in the manufacturing, plantation, property development, banking and finance, and transportation industries.

Encik Zainal served in the Singapore Armed Forces (Infantry) between December 1972 and June 1975. He later read law at the University of Singapore between June 1975 and April 1979, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Singapore and enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore in 1980. In June 1980, he served as a First Class Magistrate, Judicial Department, Brunei and was enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor in Brunei in 1982. Encik Zainal later served as the Company Secretary of Harissons Malaysian Plantations Berhad between August 1983 and April 1986. He was enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court, States of Malaya in November 1986.

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DATUK YUSRAN SHAH BIN MOHD YUSOF

Datuk Yusran Shah bin Mohd Yusof (“Datuk Yusran”) is the 18th Secretary-General of Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia. Datuk Yusran Shah has 25 years of extensive experience in the field of economics, human resources development and security.

Among the positions he has held in the civil service including Assistant Director in the Prime Minister’s Department; Principal Assistant Director at the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department; Principal Private Secretary, Office of the Minister of Education Malaysia; Deputy Secretary-General (Policy and Control), Ministry of Home Affairs and Deputy Secretary-General (Security), Ministry of Home Affairs.

Datuk Yusran graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Economics from the University of Malaya and holds a Master of Economics degree from the International University of Japan.

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Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abd Ghafar bin Mahmud was previously the Director General of Education, Ministry of Education of Malaysia. Beginning as a teacher in 1977 within the Malaysian Education Officer Service, he further developed his career by serving in various capacities and levels in school, State Education Department and the Ministry of Education. He served as a school principal from 1998 to 2001. In 2001 he was appointed as a Principal Assistant Director in School Division of the Ministry of Education and was progressively promoted as the head of various divisions in the ministry i.e. the Director of Sports Division, Chief Inspector of the School Inspectorate Division and Director of the Institute Aminuddin Baki (educational leadership training centre).

The most significant contribution of Tan Sri Abd Ghafar to Malaysia’s education system development is his role as taskforce leader in formulating the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025). The blueprint has come to be the main agenda of Malaysian government educational policy, a legacy he left to safeguard and prosper the education of future generation.

On his retirement, he was appointed by Minister of Education as Chairman of National Book Council and Chairman of Kota Buku Corporation. The Ministry has also appointed him as an advisor for a special project i.e. the Fully Residential Schools as well as a board member of PADU (Education Performance Delivery Unit) under the Ministry of Education.

Currently he is the Chairman of Genovasi University College Council, Chairman of Genovasi Foundation, Chairman of Yayasan Sarana Pendidikan (NGO), Members of the Board of Trustees for Yayasan Telekom Malaysia dan Yayasan Tenaga Nasional.

Tan Sri Abd Ghafar also heads the taskforce group in formulating a special project called GENOSIS. The project was funded by EPU to improve classroom delivery system emphasises on inquiry based learning.

In recognition of his service to the nation he was awarded the AAP (2002), DIMP (2008), SSAP (2011) by DYMM Sultan Pahang and PSM (2012) by DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong. As a government servant he also was awarded with the Excellence Service Award in 1993, 1994 and 2005.

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Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (or for short, Dzul) is currently the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia. 

He was the ‎Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 2000-2011. In addition, he is the immediate past president of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organisation, based in Paris. He was also the Convenor of the Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development based in USM beginning 2005, and in recognition of “his long term commitment to a sustainable approach to international higher education”, Dzul was awarded the prestigious 2017 Gilbert Medal by Universitas 21.  Currently, he is a Fellow of various academies including the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc), the World Academy of Art and Science (FWAAS) and the World Academy of Islamic Management (FWAIM).

His other international involvements include being an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham since 2014, and more recently appointed the Senior Advisor at Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), UM. He is also the Co-Chair of Right Livelihood College Steering Committee based at University of Bonn, and an Advisory Board Member of Institute of Sustainable Development and Learning in Leuphana, Germany since June 2019‎. He was an invited speaker at The 2015 Nobel Dialogue in Sweden and The 2020 Nobel Dialogue in South Korea scheduled in September 2020.

Dzul was awarded the 2017 Tokoh Akademik Negara (National Academic Laureate) and is a recipient of Honorary Doctorate from various international and local universities. He was conferred Professor Emeritus by USM in October 2018, whilst Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) conferred him an Honorary Doctorate of Dakwah and Islamic Management in November 2019, in recognition of his efforts in widening the dimensions of dakwah through various research and leadership while serving at the University.  Additionally, the Government of Japan has also recognized his contribution to the academic collaboration and exchanges between the two nations and has conferred him “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” in September 2019.

A seasoned columnist for almost 25 years now, Dzul also writes weekly in the Op-Ed column for Malaysia’s dailies, The New Straits Times.

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Encik Mohd Adam bin Mohd Said

Encik Mohd Adam bin Mohd Said (“Encik Mohd Adam”) is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Profess Consulting Group Sdn Bhd, a group of consulting companies providing services in the areas of Strategy & Management (Sageconsulting Sdn Bhd), Human Resource (Irshad HR Consulting Sdn Bhd), ICT (Multimedia Consulting Sdn Bhd), Technical Consulting (Global Performance Technical Consulting Sdn Bhd) and Executive Search (AP Global Talent Link Sdn Bhd).

Encik Mohd Adam’s other current posts include: Chairman of Board of Directors of Medic IG Holdings Sdn Bhd, Director of UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd, Director of UPM Education & Training Sdn Bhd, Director of WSA Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd and Director of Hospital Pakar An-Nur Sdn Bhd. He is also Deputy President of Muslim Business Network and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Hidayah Centre Foundation. He was also Industry Advisor for Faculty of Economics & Business, UNIMAS for two terms.

His areas of specialisation are as follows:

  • Strategic Management
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Transformation
  • Business Process Reengineering

Encik Mohd Adam obtained his highest academic qualification of MBA (HRD) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

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Encik Mohd Yuzaidi bin Mohd Yusoff

Encik Mohd Yuzaidi bin Mohd Yusoff (“Encik Yuzaidi Yusoff”) is a professional with over 30 years of consulting and entrepreneurial experience in Asia in various trades and diversified portfolio of companies and industries. An alumnus of Accenture, one of the world’s leading management and technology consulting company.

He was the co-founder of Clear Minds Sdn Bhd, a 100% Bumiputra boutique ICT and management consulting firm. The firm offered a multitude of services ranging from business and financial advisory, program management and business solutions delivery to a large array of clients mainly from the Government-Linked companies (GLCs). He was also the Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Governance for PST Ventures Sdn Bhd to transform Puncak Semangat group of companies, and served as Directors for PST Ventures Sdn Bhd, Synergycentric Sdn Bhd, and SynergyCloud Sdn Bhd.

Encik Yuzaidi Yusoff was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad on 1 July 2019. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board Strategic Review Committee at Bank Islam and is also a member of the Board Risk Committee, Board IT Committee and Board Audit and Examination Committee of the said bank.

Encik Yuzaidi Yusoff was also, for two (2) years until 2021, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC), leading Malaysia’s digital economy corporation and was the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee.

Encik Yuzaidi Yusoff graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the Northern Illinois University, USA and obtained his Master of Science (Business Administration) from San Diego State University, USA in 1988.

Encik Yuzaidi Yusoff’s industry experience and expertise include the following:

Business Consultancy/Development

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Process Management
  • Governance
  • Risk and Quality Management
  • Business Integration
  • Islamic Digital Economy
  • Financial Technology (Fintech)
  • Programme / Project Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Change Management & Communications
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Datuk Mohd Anwar bin Yahya

Datuk Mohd Anwar bin Yahya (“Datuk Mohd Anwar”) is a qualified accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in in Economics and Accountancy, University of Hull, United Kingdom and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Datuk Mohd Anwar started his career as an Audit Trainee at Touche & Ross in 1978. After he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980, he continued working at Touche & Ross until 1982. In April 1982, he joined Lembaga Kemajuan Kelantan Selantan (KESEDAR) as a Finance Manager, in charge of the Finance division, until June 1985. After that, he joined Permodalan Kelantan Bhd (PKB), the investment arm of SEDC Kelantan Group of Companies as CEO. Thereafter, in 1997, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia as Director of the technology group in consulting business. He continued with PwC Malaysia for more than 25 years, and his last position was as Partner and Senior Director.

Datuk Mohd Anwar is currently the Executive Director of Sage 3 Sdn Bhd, a boutique corporate finance firm specializing in debt restructuring, M&A and specialist valuations.

He also sits on the following companies and/or Listed Issuer(s):

  • Director of Maybank Islamic Berhad
  • Director of Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad
  • Director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad
  • Director of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  • Director of Technology Park Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd
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Puan Rozita binti Haji Ali

Puan Rozita binti Haji Ali (“Puan Rozita”), is a representative from the Ministry of Finance (MOF), who is appointed on the board of PADU Corporation (“PADU”) following the guidelines on Rasionalisasi Jabatan/Agensi yang menerima peruntukan daripada Kerajaan.

Puan Rozita is currently holding the position of Ketua Penolong Pengarah,Unit Keselamatan Dalam Negeri, Sektor Keselamatan, Infrastruktur dan Kemudahan Awam, Pejabat Belanjawan Negara, Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia.

Puan Rozita joined the Civil Service in 1997 as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer Grade M41 at MOF.  She was confirmed as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer Grade M41 in 2000, and in 2002 was transferred to Jabatan Kawal Selia Air Selangor, Kerajaan Negeri Selangor for one (1) year. From 2003 to 2005, she continued her studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). After graduating, Puan Rozita became the Ketua Penolong Setiausaha, Bahagian Pengurusan Perolehan, Kementerian Kewangan (memangku PTD Gred M44). Her position was confirmed and in 2006, she was appointed as the Ketua Penolong Setiausaha, Bahagian Pengurusan Perolehan, Kementerian Kewangan (memangku PTD Gred 48). In 2008, she was appointed as the Ketua Penolong Setiausaha, Kementerian Kewangan (memangku PTD Gred M52) and in 2014, became Ketua Seksyen, Bahagian Perolehan Kerajaan dengan disandarkan kepada jawatan Ketua Seksyen Pengurusan Sumber Manusia, Bahagian Dasar Saraan dan Pengurusan, Perbendaharaan Malaysia (memangku PTD Gred M54).

Puan Rozita is also on the Board of Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia, a statutory body, since 1 November 2017