Dato' Zainal Abidin Putih was appointed as a board member for Touch ‘n Go on 7 May 2010. Dato’ Zainal is currently the Chairman of several companies including, Land & General Berhad, and Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad. He also sits on the board of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad, Khazanah Nasional Berhad as well as the boards of several private limited companies. Dato’ Zainal was also appointed as Chairman of Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF) on 1 July 2021 by the Minister of Finance.
He brings with him decades of extensive experience in audit, having worked as a practicing accountant throughout his career covering many principal industries including banks, insurance, energy, transport, manufacturing, government agencies, plantations, properties, hotels, investment companies and unit trusts. He also has good knowledge of taxation matters and management consultancy, especially in the areas of acquisition, takeovers, amalgamations, restructuring and public listing of companies.
Dato' Zainal is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past president of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, former Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad as well as a former member of the Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission. Dato’ Zainal is a Trustee of IJN Foundation and a Trustee of Yayasan Universiti Multimedia.