Our Leadership

Board of Directors

YB Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Dzulkefly Ahmad
Minister of Health
YBhg. Datuk Dr. Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan
Director-General of Health
YBhg. Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, a clinical gastroenterologist, is the Director General of Health of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director General of Health (Research & Technical Support), Head of Service of Internal Medicine in MOH, as well as Head of Department of Medicine and Clinical Research Centre at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah. He has a special interest in hepatitis, NAFLD, preventive medicine and treatment access.
YBhg. Dato’ Sri Norazman Ayob
Deputy Secretary-General of Health (Finance)
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sri Norazman Ayob is the Deputy Secretary-General of Health (Finance) in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Secretary General  in the Ministry of International Trade & Industry between 2018 – 2023.
YBhg. Datuk Dr Nor Fariza Ngah
Deputy Director-General of Health (Research & Technical Support)
YBhg. Datuk Nor Fariza Ngah, a consultant ophthalmologist is the Deputy Director General of Health (Research and Technical Support) of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Prior to this, she was the Head of Ophthalmology department in Shah Alam Hospital.
YBhg. Datuk Dr. Shahnaz binti Murad
(Former) Deputy Director-General of Health (Research & Technical Support)
Y. Bhg. Datuk Dr. Shahnaz was formerly the Deputy Director General of Health (Research & Technical Support) in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Prior to this, she was Director of the Institute for Medical Research, Director of SEAMEO-TROPMED Regional Centre, National Head of the Pathology Service for the Ministry of Health and the Executive Officer for the Inter-Islamic Network for Tropical Medicine (INTROM).

Datuk Dr Shahnaz also Chairs the Nominating & Renumeration Committee.

Prof. Datuk Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal
Founding Director and Principal Research Fellow, UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), UKM
Prof. Datuk Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal is the founding director of UMBI and a professor of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, and Molecular Biology. He is currently also the Chairman of Audit Committee in the Board of Directors.
Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
Medical Director and Senior Consultant Physician, An Nur Specialist Hospital

Prof Dr Abdul Rashid is medical director and senior consultant in An-Nur Hasanah Specialist Centre. He is also the Chairman of the Scientific Review Panel for Phase I Clinical Trials in Malaysia.

Mr Ewe Kheng Huat
Former Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA)
Mr Ewe was formerly Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) from 2013 until early 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and have an extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry with stints in Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD) as a Country Manager and Managing Director from 1994 to 2012 before assuming his position at PhAMA.
Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haji Zein Isma Bin Haji Ismail
Professional Actuarist


Dato’ Haji Zein Isma Bin Haji Ismail has vast experience in plantation, construction, energy, maritime, and education. He began his career as a lecturer at UKM and later served as the Manager (Actuarial Department) at Malaysia National Insurance Sdn. Bhd. (MNI) and as a Consulting Actuary at Benefit Concepts Inc. in Connecticut, USA. He was the Board Member of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) for 9 years, where he also served as the Chairman of FELDA Marketing Sdn. Bhd. and involved in various committees. He also spent 4 years as a Board Member of the Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and as the Chairman of UniKL Resources Sdn. Bhd.

The Management

Dr. Akhmal Yusof
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Akhmal Yusof graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1992. He practiced medicine in the public and private hospital for 10 years and later worked with the American International Assurance Malaysia as Medical Manager. Later in 2002, he leads the Medical Department in AstraZeneca Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei for 13 years where he gained extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry clinical research management, regulatory, medical and government affairs. He heads Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) as Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Dr Akhmal Yusof is also a member the National Committee for Clinical Research and Board of Trustee National Institute of Biotechnology Malaysia.

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

Intan Munirah bt Mohd Murad
Head of Clinical Operations

Intan leads the Clinical Operations team and is responsible to design and implement strategies relating to Clinical Operations, ensuring smoothness of the study coordinator services and operational activities. In her previous role with CRM, she served as Senior Clinical Operations Manager, responsible for supporting the site operations team, ensuring quality deliverables and driving process improvement activities within the department and new project initiatives.

She enjoys working in teams and leading teams to achieve a common goal and a firm believer of  ‘tomorrow should be better than yesterday’. Intan holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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,