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Puan Zaiton binti Jamaluddin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 57 years

Nationality: Malaysian


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Western Australia Institute of Technology
  • Diploma in Management, Malaysian Institute of Management
  • Master of Business Administration, Keele University, United Kingdom

Position on the Board
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date Appointed to the Board
1 September 2016

Working Experience and Occupation

Zaiton had accumulated over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. She began her illustrious career as a pupil pharmacist with the Ministry of Health in 1982. Thereafter, she joined the sales and marketing team of United Italian Trading Corporation in 1984. In 1985, she served as the Assistant Medical Information Manager for the South East Asia Regional Office of Novo Industri A/S. In 1989, when Novo Industri A/S and Nordisk Gentofte A/S merged to become Novo Nordisk A/S, the world’s leading producer of insulin, she was appointed as the Business Development Manager of Malaysia, a post she held until 1993. From 1993 to 1997, she held the position of the Novo Nordisk Country Manager for Malaysia. In 1997, she became the General Manager of Novo Nordisk Pharma (M) Sdn. Bhd. until 2007. During the long stint with Novo Nordisk, Zaiton helped established and grew the Novo Nordisk business, mainly in insulin and oral diabetes care, haematology and women’s therapy. She held roles in the areas of general management, sales and marketing, business development and training. In addition, she was involved in lobbying and making presentations to the government. 

An expert in her field, she was regularly invited to speak on scientific as well as motivational topics. She has served on the board of several organisations throughout her career, namely as member on the MARA Council (2000-2002) and a director on the Board of
Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (Jan 2006 to Dec 2008). She was also the former President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (Mar 2005 to Dec 2007).

Membership of Board Committees

  • Member, Audit and Integrity Committee
  • Member, Risk Management Committee
Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Binti Sh. Bakir Non - Independent Non - Executive Chairman
Leonard Ariff bin Abdul Shatar Group Managing Director
Dato’ Mohamad Kamarudin bin Hassan Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Encik Razalee bin Amin Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Sri Datuk Rohani Parkash bt Abdullah Independent Non-Executive Director
Puan Zaiton Binti Jamaluddin Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato' Eisah Binti A. Rahman Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Nik Moustpha bin Hj Nik Hassan Independent Non - Executive Director

Last updated : 23 Feb 2018

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