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Zalina Shaher

Independent Non-Executive Director

Zalina Shaher was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”) on 18 March 2022.


An electrical engineer by training, she is an experienced leader with extensive supply chain track
record within the semiconductor industry. On the back of her 33 years of practice in the industry,
she has held numerous roles leading the operations of large semiconductor facilities in and out of

She is particularly well-versed with process and equipment engineering as well as test and product
engineering, both of which provide deep insights that enable her achievements in operational
realignments, cost productivity and controls across manufacturing processes.

She currently advises sensiBel AS as its Vice President of Operations, where she is systems
(MEMS) microphone, focusing on the assembly and test partners, cost, and operations
infrastructure setup.

Before joining sensiBel AS, she was engaged to advise on several key assignments, including the
setup assembly partner for Novelda AS, a Norwegian semiconductor design company, and notably,
the technical due diligence of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of the Company.

She began her career at Motorola Semiconductor Sdn. Bhd. as a Process Engineer in 1984 and
served the company for 15 years. She left as Operations Manager to join Motorola Malaysia Sdn.
Bhd., in which role as Senior Director, she led the entire RF Operations comprising 1,300 employees
and was responsible for the full scale of its manufacturing process with collaborations on cost
monitoring with business units in Phoenix, USA. Zalina subsequently served at ON Semiconductor,
Silicon Laboratories, Honeywell Aerospace Avionics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., and Energy Micro AS, all
of which to align resources, facilities and productivity towards operational excellence.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States. She is also a Certified SIRIM ISO9002