The Management

Dr. Akhmal Yusof

Dr. Akhmal Yusof

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Akhmal Yusof obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the Royal College of Surgeon, Ireland in 1992. He started serving the Ministry of Health as a House Ofcer at the University of Malaya Medical Centre and subsequently as a Medical Ofcer at Tanjong Karang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Tawakal Medical Centre between 1993 and 2000.

He later ventured into Medical Insurance under the American International Assurance, Kuala Lumpur as Medical Manager (2000–2002). It was in AstraZeneca Sdn Bhd where he gained extensive experience in the eld of research-based biopharmaceutical where he was the Medical Director across Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. He later assumed the position of Head of Goverment Affairs. Dr. Akhmal was in AstraZeneca Sdn Bhd from 2002 to 2015.

Dr. Akhmal is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) and a member of the National Committee for Clinical Research (NCCR). He is
currently the Chief Executive Ofcer of Clinical Research Malaysia.

Education: MBCh, BAO (National University of Ireland), LRCP & LRCS (Ireland)

Joanne Yeoh

Joanne Yeoh

Head of Clinical Operations

Prior to Clinical Research Malaysia, Joanne managed clinical operations across Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong for Covance Clinical Development Services, Malaysia. Apart from Clinical Operations, Joanne supported other additional roles on top of her primary duties that included eDC super user for RAVE, AP representative for process improvement of protocol deviation and clinical operations representative for start-up improvement process initiative for AP. Joanne climbed up the ladder to be Clinical Operations Manager/Country Lead from 2014 until 2017.

Joanne started her career as Clinical Research Associate in year 2006 and was involved in multiple functional areas the study authorization associate, start-up lead, lead CRA and document reviewer support. Aside from Covance, Joanne worked for other clinical research organizations such as ICON and Quintiles.

Joanne possesses experiences in dealing with various therapeutic areas namely cardiovascular, infectious diseases, endocrine, psychiatry, oncology, respiratory and hematology. She brought with her more than 10 years of working experience in clinical research.

She earned her Bachelor of Biomedical Science from University of Melbourne, Australia.

Yau Yit Huan

Yau Yit Huan

Head of Finance & IT

Yau Yit Huan completed his professional accountancy qualication from the Association of International Accountants (AIA), United Kingdom. He has 18 years of experience in accounting, nance and auditing. Mr Yau joined CRM as Finance Manager in the year 2013 before being promoted to the position of Senior Finance Manager and subsequently as Head of Finance & IT.

Dr. Khairul Faizi Khalid

Dr. Khairul Faizi Khalid

Head of Business Development

Dr Khairul Faizi graduated with honors from Moscow Medical Academy. He completed his compulsory service to the government in Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah at the Emergency Department before venturing into the private sector.

He joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2012 and worked with AstraZeneca (AZ) and Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) where he was involved in Cardiovascular and Diabetes therapeutic areas, handling Medical Affairs as well as Clinical trials. He was involved in monitoring and early feasibility of trials which includes EPICOR Asia, CEPHEUS-5S, RECOVERY, Investigator initiated trials for Brilinta and Empagliozin.

Dr Khairul received the Country Presidents Award twice and the Asia Area Vice Presidents Award while in AZ and Best Diabetes team in SEA and South Korea during his tenure with BI.

Apart from his active role in the pharmaceutical industry, he has been involved as an advisor and later on appointed as a board member for Mahsuri Medical Centre Jitra, Kedah where he contributed to the upgrading of the center from a polyclinic to a private hospital. The revenue of the center saw an exceptional growth under his stewardship.

Zaleha Yusof

Zaleha Yusof

Head of Human Resources

Zaleha Yusof has an extensive and solid human resources strategic and operational experiences with diverse industry exposures: pharmaceutical, semi-conductor/high-tech, printing, food manufacturing and service industry.

She has been leading, steering formulation/implementation and driving continuous improvement at strategic level while ensuring tactical/operational initiatives are aligned with business and human resources strategies by making use of multi-cultured working experiences and exposures in various working environment including multi-national organizations. A dynamic business partner who focus on organizational development & effectiveness with talent development in mind.

Experienced in designing, formulating and leading HR initiatives during business transformation, major restructuring, merger and acquisition and growth including talent development and succession planning.

An individual who believes change is constant in life, is adaptive in nature and enjoys working with a high-performance team in a challenging environment.

She possesses BA in Political Science, majoring in Policy Analysis and minoring in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. She obtained her post graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations from MEF/ILO.