CMS Consortium Sdn Bhd
Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA, began his career as a Project Engineer with Petronas Gas Sdn Bhd in 1987, prior to joining Petroliam Nasional Berhad in 1992 as the Senior Executive of the company’s Corporate Planning & International Business Development unit. He then left to join HICOM Holdings Berhad in 1995, where he assumed various senior positions in the company. Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin lent his expertise to PERODUA when he was appointed Senior General Manager in 1999. Subsequently, he was appointed Executive Director of PERODUA Auto Corporation Sdn. Bhd. in 2002, and later promoted to Deputy Managing Director of PERODUA in October 2005. On 22nd July 2011, Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin received the 'Global Leadership Award in Automotive Sector' at the Global Leadership Awards 2011 ceremony. The award, organized by a high-profile business magazine, The Leaders International, is an extension of Malaysia Business Leadership Awards and a recognition of astute Global Leaders in their field of trade. Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal was also awarded 2011 – Brand Laureate Brand Icon Leadership Award 2011, Unreserved Man of the Year Award for the Unreserved Magazine in Dec 2011 and Outstanding American Alumnus Award (American Universities Alumni Malaysia ) in March 2012. Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin is pursuing his interest in entrepreneurship and he currently holds chairmanship in Bumiputera companies namely CMS Consortium Ecotour Sdn Bhd, Duta Klasik Sdn Bhd, Brainy Bunch Islamic Montessori, Minsyam Sdn Bhd as well as Executive Director of Bioalpha Holdings Berhad. He is also active engaging with university students and academician through talks and workshops. Dato' Sri is also the Premier Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as well as one of the Industry Advisory Panels at a few local Universities.