Mr. Zainul Abidin Rasheed was Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) from 2006 to 2011. Mr Zainul has also held various key positions in the public service sector and media industry. He was Editor of Berita Harian for 20 years and The Sunday Times for 5 years, served as President of the Singapore Islamic Religious Council for 5 years and was Chief Executive Officer of the Council for the Development of Singapore Muslim Community for 6 years. Mr Zainul's extensive knowledge and vast experience have contributed significantly to Singapore's international relations with the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia
Mr Zainul was also the Mayor of Northeast Community Development Council (2001-2009) and Chairman of the Malay Heritage Foundation (2003-2010).
Mr Zainul is married and has four children.