Y.A.BHG GEN (R) DATO' SERI DIRAJA TAN SRI (Dr.) MOHD ZAHIDI BIN HAJI ZAINUDDIN
Y.A.Bhg. Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi bin Haji Zainuddin was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of AFFIN HOLDINGS BERHAD on 17 October 2015. He is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi served in the Malaysian Armed Forces for 39 years, holding many key appointments at both field and Ministerial levels. He was the Chief of Defence Forces with the rank of General from 1 January 1999 until his retirement on 30 April 2005.
Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi graduated from the Senior Executive Programme in National and International Security at Harvard University, USA. Prior to that, he also attended the Command and General Staff College in the Philippines, Joint Services Staff College Australia and National Defence College Pakistan. He also holds a Master of Science Degree (Defence and Strategic Studies) Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.
Directorships currently held by Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi in other public companies include Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Genting Malaysia Berhad, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Genting Plantations Berhad, Parkson Asia Retail Ltd, and Affin Holdings Berhad and Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera Berhad.
On 4 April 2014, he was awarded “Kurniaan Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Amat DiMulia” (S.P.S.A) which carries the title “Dato’ Seri DiRaja”.