Board of Directors
Datuk Dr Shahnaz also Chairs the Nominating & Renumeration Committee.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Audrey Ooi is the Head of Business Development at Clinical Research Malaysia. She has over 8 years of experience in the clinical research field, with cross-functional roles in marketing, project management, stakeholder engagement and medical writing. She is a graduate of Monash University and holds a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Malaya.