Zehan was born and grew up in Malaysia. She studied architecture in London at University College London and the Architectural Association and has worked in architecture, design and property in London and Kuala Lumpur. She is now based in London with her husband and two sons. She is a Founding Charter Member of PAWA and is now the Projects Trustee for PAWA after 8 years as the Chair of the Management Committee and 2 years as Chair of Trustees. As well as PAWA, she has been actively involved in the third sector through the Heritage of Malaysia Trust, British Malaysian Society and recently as President of FIWAL (Federation of International Women’s Associations in London).