Zul holds a Master of Business Administration (Economics) from Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States and a Diploma in Accounting from UiTM, Shah Alam.

He has more than 25 years working experience with multi-nationals upstream with multi-nationals upstream oil and gas companies in the areas of financial management, controls and system. He has also extensive experience in human resource management, corporate services, stakeholders engagement and reputation management while serving ExxonMobil, Lundin and Talisman. He was with Talisman Malaysia‚Äôs senior management team that successfully delivered various oil and gas development projects in which he played active roles in complex partner and government relations for key stakeholders particularly PETRONAS and PETROVIETNAM.

Zul is a member of the Editorial Board for RESOURCE magazine, a Malaysian Petroleum Club quarterly publication focusing on oil and gas industry in Malaysia. He is also an independent director of Water Standard Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. a subsidiary of Water Standard Incorporate, Houston, Texas, USA, a global water treatment specialist in water-based enhanced oil recovery and produced water solutions to the onshore and offshore in oil & gas industry.