Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar bin Suleiman

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TAN SRI DATO DR ABU BAKAR BIN SULEIMAN

Chairman of the Board of IHH Healthcare

Tan Sri Dato Dr. Abu Bakar Bin Suleiman served as Chief Executive Officer of IMU Education, President of IMU Education and Chairman of the Board of IHH Healthcare Berhad. His past positions were Medical Director of KPJ Healthcare Bhd and President of the International Medical University Kuala Lumpur.

He began his career as a Medical Officer with the Ministry of Health in 1969 and subsequently completed training in Internal Medicine before he became a Consultant Physician with the Department of Nephrology of Hospital Kuala Lumpur. In 1975, he was a visiting fellow to the Division of Nephrology of Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC as well as Prince Henry’s Hospital of Melbourne, Australia. In 1976, he returned to be the Consultant Nephrologist and Head of Department of Nephrology of Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

In 1987, he served as a Director of Medical Services of Ministry of Health and became the Deputy Director General of Health in 1989 before rising to the rank of Director General of Health of the Ministry from 1991 to 2001.

He serves as the Chairman of IHH Healthcare Berhad (formerly Integrated Healthcare Holdings Sdn Bhd), Medical Sciences Division at Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Consultative Panel on Healthcare at National Productivity Corporation. Dr. Bakar served as the Non-Independent Non Executive Chairman of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad since May 25, 2002 until May 26, 2016. He serves as Member of Healthcare Advisory Board at BSI Healthcapital SA. Tan Sri Dato Dr. Bin Suleiman served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of KPJ Healthcare Bhd until December 31, 2010. Tan Sri Dato Dr. Bin Suleiman served as Director of KPJ Healthcare Bhd since March 15, 2001. He served as a Non Independent & Non Executive Director of Chemical Co. of Malaysia Bhd from September 13, 2007 to October 11, 2010. He serves as the Chairman of KPJ Healthcare Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Bakar is the President of Malaysian Health Informatics Association and National Kidney Foundation. He serves as the Chairman of Ministry of Health Committee on Living Unrelated Donor Transplantation. He serves as a Member of National Health Welfare Fund, Member of Malaysia-Indonesia Business of Council, Subcommittee on Human Resource, Education and Healthcare. He has been a Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad since March 30, 2011. He is a Member of Royal Australasian College of Physicians and an honorary fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Tan Sri Dato Dr. bin Suleiman holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University, Australia in 1968 and a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from National University of Singapore in 1974. He attended the Advanced Management in Harvard Business School in 1991.