Zainal Bin Amir, a Malaysian aged 56, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Sunderland University, United Kingdom.
He has approximately 31 years of working experience in mechanical engineering and project management. His previous employments include Malaysian Tobacco Company Bhd (1983 to 1998: Mechanical Engineer, Production Executive, Engineering Manager) and Mechanalysis Sdn Bhd (1998 to 2001: General Manager).
He founded GFM together with Ruslan Bin Nordin and Mohammad Shahrizal Bin Mohammad Idris in February 2000. He is presently a director and shareholder of GFM.