Executive Director

Group Human Resource

Male, Age 52, Malaysian




  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Social Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Certified 360 Coach from Assessment Plus, USA

Membership of Associations

  • None

Date Appointed to Management Committee

  • 1 October 2016

Working Experience

Zailani Ali has more than 25 years of human resource (HR) experience with local and multinational companies spanning across various industries such as telecommunication, insurance, automotive and banking. He held several senior positions, namely, Director of HR of Maxis Berhad, Senior Vice President/Head of Group HR of International Netherland Group (ING) Malaysia and Member of the Global HR Business Council, Head of HR & Administration of DaimlerChrysler Malaysia, Vice President HR of Citibank Berhad, Regional (Southeast Asia) Manager of Bestfood International, Group HR Manager of DRB Hicom Berhad and Compensation & Benefits Manager of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, prior to joining UMW as Executive Director of Group HR.

Zailani brings with him strategic HR initiatives in the areas of leadership and management development, business transformation and change management, high performance culture, merger and acquisition, reward and performance, workforce data analytics and coaching and mentoring culture.

Directorships in Public Companies


  • None


  • None

Interest in Securities of the Company and its Subsidiaries

(as at 31 March 2018)

  • None