Dato' Seri Hj Rashid Bin Abdullah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Sociology in 1970. He obtained his Master in Public Policy and Public Administration from the University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles in 1981.
Dato' Seri Abd Rashid is the Deputy Chief Minister of Penang and also Head of UMNO for Nibong Tebal Division since 1993. He was elected a Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly in 1995 and re-elected in 1999 and 2004. He sits on the Boards of several public companies, including Yayasan Nibong Tebal, Invest-In-Penang Berhad and several public institutions. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of PBA Holdings Berhad in 2004.
Source: PBA Holdings Berhad Annual Report 2006.