Haji Ishak Hashim
Haji Ishak Hashim
Board Member
Haji Ishak Hashim joined the Board of CEDAR as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 13 May 2013. He started his 12 year career with the Ministry of Education and subsequently joined the private sector attached to companies like Malayan Tobacco, Malayan Banking, Tractors Malaysia, Perwira Habib Bank, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, and Boustead Holdings where he held various positions since 1976. Ishak was a former Personnel Director of Tractors Malaysia in 1983. He was Corporate Services Director of Boustead Group from 1991 – 2000 where much of his career has been in human resource management.

Since his retirement in 2004, Ishak has been a consultant and trainer with a focus on Leadership and Motivation, Change Management, Team Building, Transforming Managers to Leaders, Building and Sustaining High Performance Culture.

Ishak graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Malaya in 1968 and obtained his Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University (USA) in 1972.

Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin
Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin
Board Member
Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin joined the Board of CEDAR as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2014. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) – a Malaysian government agency tasked with the promotion of Malaysian exports to the rest of the world.

She’s actively involved in Association of Bumiputera Women in Business and Profession Malaysia (Peniagawati), Association of Vendors of Tenaga Nasional (PUTM) and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).

Dato’ Hazimah is also a member of PEMUDAH, special task force to facilitate businesses chaired by Chief Secretary of the Government. As a leading woman entrepreneur in Malaysia, Dato’ Hazimah has won numerous entrepreneur awards such as the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 by Ernst & Young and the SMI Women Entrepreneur Award 2003 conferred by Small Medium Industry Associate of Malaysia (SMI).