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Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Abu Bakar bin Suleiman

Age: 72 years

Nationality: Malaysian


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, Australia
  • Master of Medicine, University of Singapore
  • Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Malaysia
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow, Academy of Science, Malaysia
  • Honorary Fellow, American College of Physicians

Position on the Board
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Date Appointed to the Board
25 May 2002

Working Experience and Occupation

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Abu Bakar began  his career as a Medical Officer with the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) in 1969. He subsequently completed his training in Internal Medicine and became a Consultant Physician with the Department of Nephrology, Kuala Lumpur Hospital. He has held various top level positions in the medical field, including being Head of Department  of Nephrology, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, where he worked for 11 years. In 1987, he was appointed MOH’s Director of Medical Services and in 1989, the Deputy Director-General of Health. He went on to become the Director-General of Health, a position he held from 1991 to 2001. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA, in 1991. Upon his official retirement in 2001, he was appointed President of the International Medical University, a position he currently holds. He is also the Chairman of IHH Healthcare Berhad. 

Membership of Board Committees

  • Member, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Directorships of Other Public Companies

  • Medical Defence Malaysia Berhad
  • IHH Healthcare Berhad
  • IMU Foundation Berhad
Dato' Azmi bin Mohd Ali Non Independent Non Executive Director
Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Abu Bakar bin Suleiman Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
YB Dato' Hajah Normala Binti Abdul Samad Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Jegathesan a/l N .M. Vasagam @ Manikavasagam Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Datuk Alias bin Ali Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Dato Haji Ghazali bin Awang Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Dato' Mohamad Kamarudin bin Hassan Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Dr Byung - Geon Rhee Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Binti Sh Bakir Non-Independent & Non-Executive Chairman
Dato´ Azmi bin Mohd Ali

Last updated : 22 Jan 2018

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