Mrs. Yatela Zainal Abidin

Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD)


  • Biodiversity

Educational Background

  • 1990 - 1994
    Bachelor in Science Economic (Honours)(Accounting and Finance) , University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • 1995
    Bachelor in Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Emile Woolf College, London (FCCA)

Working Experience

  • 1999 - 2006
    Assistant Manager
    Sime Darby
  • 2006 - 2009
    Vice President
    Sime Darby
  • 2010 - Present
    Chief Executive Officer
    Yayasan Sime Darby


  • 2014
    Core Team National Biodiversity Centre
  • 2010
    Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project


  • 2011 - 2015
    Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephant (MEME) Project
  • 2010 - 2020
    Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project
  • 2009 - 2015
    Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) Project
  • 2008 - 2011
    Sime Darby Plant A Tree Programme
  • 2008 - 2019
    Reforestation and Rehabilitation of the Orang Utan Habitat in Northern Ulu Segama Project
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