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Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki obtained his Barrister-at-Law qualifcation from the Lincoln’s Inn in 1969. He joined the
Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services as a Majistrate in 1970 and later transferred to the Attorney General’s
Chambers where he held several positions for 15 years before going into private legal practice in 1985.

He left legal practice in 2007 when he was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia and
shortly thereafter, he was appointed as the President of Court of Appeal of Malaysia, the second highest
judicial offce. He was appointed as the 12 Chief Justice of Malaysia on 18 October 2008 and became the
frst Chairman of the Judicial Appointment Commission on 16 February 2009 until his retirement as Chief
Justice in September 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Justice of Malaysia, he reduced substantially
the backlog of cases pending at the Malaysian courts and also introduced technological and managerial
systems that enabled cases at the High Courts to be disposed of within nine months to one year from the
date of fling and within six months from the date of fling at the Sessions Courts and Magistrates’ Courts.

Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki is currently the Chairman of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and the Chancellor of
MAHSA University College as well as Chancellor of the Multimedia University. He is also on the board of
a few sendirian berhad companies and Chairman of the Board of Directors of University Malaysia Sabah.

He was appointed Director and Chairman of the Board of S P Setia Berhad on 25 October 2012. On 26
February 2013, he was appointed as Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder, nor any confict of
interest with the Company. He has no convictions for any offences over the past 10 years.
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