Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Zainul Ariff bin Haji Hussain
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Zainul Ariff spent his early career in Government service where he held senior positions including Secretary in the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Director-General of the Social Economic Research Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, Deputy Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s Department and Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development. His last position with the Government was as Director-General of the Implementation Coordination Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department. He was the Chairman of the Board of Universiti Malaysia Perlis and a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Zainul Ariff was a former member of the Board of Malaysian Industry Government Group For High Technology, past Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and a former Director of MISC Berhad and Global Maritime Ventures Berhad. He also served as the Chairman of ADFIMI advisory council.
He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from University of Southern California, USA; a Master’s in Business Administration from Ohio University, USA; a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from University of Malaya; a Diploma in Public Administration from University of Malaya; a Certificate in Management Services (Excellent Grade) from Royal Institute of Public Administration, UK and a Certificate of Anatomy of Ship Finance from Cambridge Academy of Transport, Cambridge, UK. He is survived by his wife and five children. He was 73.