Member – ESOS Committee
General (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Mohd Zahidi Bin Hj Zainuddin was appointed to the Board of CMS on 8 July 2005. He has 39 years experience as a professional military officer with his last appointment as Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia from January 1999 until his retirement at the end of April 2005.
General (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Zahidi is currently Chairman of Affin Holdings Berhad and Genting Plantations Berhad and a director of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd, Genting Malaysia Berhad and Parkson Retail Asia Limited. General (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Zahidi was made a Member of Dewan Negara Perak by DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak on 25 November 2006 and is a director of Yayasan Sultan Azlan Shah. On 23 April 2013, he was appointed as Orang Kaya Bendahara Seri Maharaja Perak Darul Ridzuan by DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak and the Dewan Negara Perak Darul Ridzuan.
General (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Zahidi holds a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-I-Azam University of Islamabad, Pakistan. He has attended the Senior Executive Programme in National and International Security at Harvard University, USA, and courses at the Command and General Staff College in the Philippines, Joint Warfare Centre in Australia, Joint Services Staff College in Australia and the National Defence College in Pakistan.
General (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Zahidi has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.