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Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan
Chair at The Development Bank of Malaysia


Datuk Zaiton is a Fellow and Council Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. She started her career as an auditor in PriceWaterhouse Coopers which gave her a solid foundation to then move into banking including serving Malaysia’s largest bank, Maybank in various senior positions. She was selected by the Central Bank of Malaysia to start up the country’s second rating agency, Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad where she was President for eight years.

She is an active member in Malaysia’s accounting fraternity. She led the initiative to set up a not for profit institution, the Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC), which focuses on giving the opportunity and funding for students from underprivileged B40 families to pursue professional accountancy qualifications.

Datuk Zaiton has extensive experience as an Independent Director, currently holding positions as Chair of the Development Bank of Malaysia, Chair of the Board Governance & Audit Committee of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Malaysia’s largest public listed plantation company.

Agenda Sessions

  • Board perspective: Moving to an integrated business model