Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid, 75, started his career as a teacher, moving up to principal level and eventually held various positions in the Ministry of Education before his retirement as Director General of Education. Subsequent to his retirement, he was an advisor with special functions to the Ministry of Education and also an advisor to Sekolah Bahasa Teikyo. Currently, he is the Chairman of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Kolej Teknologi dan Pengurusan Lanjutan Sdn Bhd, Management and Science University (MSU) and FEC Cables (M) Sdn Bhd. He was formerly the Chairman of Berger International Ltd in Singapore and Deputy Chairman of International Bank Malaysia Berhad. He was appointed as Director of S P Setia Berhad on 18 June 2009 and his directorships in other public companies include Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad and Amanah Mutual Berhad. He is also a member of Investment Committee of Amanah Mutual Berhad.