Datuk Zainun Aishah graduated from University of Malaya with an Honours Degree in Economics. Datuk Zainun Aishah began her career with Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (“MIDA”), the Malaysian government’s principal agency for the promotion and coordination of industrial development in the country where she worked for 35 years. In her years of service, she held various key positions in MIDA as well as in some of the country’s strategic council, notably her pivotal role as National Project Director in the formulation of Malaysia’s first Industrial Master Plan. She was the Director-General of MIDA for 9 years and Deputy Director-General for 11 years.
Datuk Zainun Aishah was a Director of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Kulim Hi-Tech Park and Malayan Banking Berhad.
Currently Datuk Zainun Aishah’s other directorships in public companies are, Microlink Solutions Berhad, Degem Bhd, Berjaya Media Berhad, Berjaya Food Bhd, Shell Refinery Company (Federation of Malaysia) Bhd and British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad.