KPJ Healthcare appoints Ismail Bakar as chairman

Tan Sri Ismail Bakar

KUALA LUMPUR: KPJ Healthcare Bhd has appointed Tan Sri Dr. Ismail Bakar as non-independent non-executive chairman, effective April 2, 2024.

Ismail, 64, brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, having held various key positions in the public sector and having served in leadership roles in prominent organisations.

“His extensive background in economics, public management, and strategic planning makes him a valuable addition to KPJ Healthcare's leadership team,” the group said in a statement.

Ismail’s career began at the Ministry of Finance, advancing through key positions that showcased his strategic planning and policy development skills.

His tenure includes impactful leadership as the secretary general of the Transport Ministry and the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry, as well as the secretary general of treasury, Ministry of Finance.

Ismail currently sits on the board of Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd and Johor Plantations Group Bhd.

He holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Applied Economics from the University of Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Ph.D. from the University of Hull, United Kingdom

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