Malaysian Medical Travel Council announces new director general

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, October 16, 2023 (Globe Newswire) — The Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mohamed Ali Abu Bakar, effective the 16th. I would like to announce October 2023.

Dr. Ali will spearhead all aspects of MHTC’s operations and ensure its commitment to promoting and promoting the medical travel industry in the country. With his rich experience and leadership, he brings a fresh perspective to Malaysia’s healthcare growth and drives Malaysia’s vision to become a trusted and world-leading healthcare destination.

In his new role as CEO, Dr. Ali will continue to build strategic and valuable partnerships with domestic and international private and public sector stakeholders. Under his leadership, Malaysia Healthcare will continue to strive to build the Malaysia Healthcare brand, while increasing Malaysia’s profile as a safe and reliable provider of quality healthcare around the world. I’ll go.

Dr. Ali has 28 years of executive leadership experience and specializes in corporate strategy, finance, digital and turnarounds. The businesses he has managed include medical and high-tech equipment, hospital management, mergers and acquisitions, startups, rapid turnaround of distressed assets, clinical research, software development management, digital transformation, and cross-border partnerships in local operations. There are many ways to lead to success. . He has extensive experience in health tourism from his early days with Tourism Malaysia, later during his tenure at Pantai Holdings, and most recently during his time as Group COO at Vinmec in Vietnam. He trained in medicine, holds an active medical license and furthered his studies in management and Islamic finance.

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Media inquiries:

Tuti Ismail
vice president
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
Chandrika Bhaskaran
senior manager
Public relations and content communication
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

About Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

The Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is a government agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Health tasked with the responsibility of managing the country’s healthcare travel scene, which is a major export service industry. Established in 2009, MHTC engages industry stakeholders and services in promoting and growing Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry under the brand “Malaysia Healthcare” with the aim of making Malaysia a world-class healthcare destination. We are working on streamlining our providers. MHTC works closely with her over 90 private healthcare facilities in Malaysia who are registered members of MHTC.

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