Zainal Abidin Bin Mohd Tahir
Zainal Abidin Bin Mohd Tahir


Date of Appointment
2 November 2017
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • MBA in Islamic Banking & Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) in Analytical Economics from University of Malaya
  • Diploma (post-graduate) in Islamic Finance from Kolej Dar al Hikmah, Malaysia
  • Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
Present Appointment(s)
  • Accredited trainer with Islamic Banking & Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Teaching Fellow cum Deputy Dean of School of Professional Studies, INCEIF
  • Vice President/Head of Entrepreneur Department with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • Vice President/Head of Credit Risk Department with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • Member of Bank Muamalat’s Shariah Committee
  • Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (BBMB)
Expertise & Experience
  • Speaker/facilitator for Islamic and conventional commercial banks’ training programmes, such as IBFIM’s training programmes and IBBM’s Financial Sector Talent Enhancement Programme
  • 26 years of active involvement in Islamic banking and finance, as a practitioner, as well as academician
  • Attended numerous overseas training, including Moody’s Risk Management Services in California
  • Trainer for various government-funded training programmes for unemployed graduates
  • Consultant for the government in the areas of Islamic banking operation and education