Appointed to the Board of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH) in April 2020, Mr Masato Sugahara is the Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Healthcare and Service Business Unit at Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) in its Tokyo Headquarters.

Mr Sugahara has over 20 years of working experience having served in multiple divisions in Mitsui, spanning from engineering, procurement, construction, infrastructure project development and human resources. Between 2018 and 2020, Mr Sugahara served as the Managing Officer Deputy Chief Operation Officer & Chief Administrative Officer at the Asia Pacific Business Unit of Mitsui. Prior to that, Mr Sugahara served in the position of Division General Manager of the Planning & Administration Division (Machinery & Infrastructure). In 2014, he was appointed Department General Manager of Human Resources Planning Department. Preceding his tenure in the Human Resources Planning Department, Mr Sugahara served as the Division General Manager of the Infrastructure Project Development in the Middle East, Africa and Russia+Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) division.

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor’s degree, Japanese law, Tokyo University

Present Directorship(s)

  • Nil


  • Does not have any family relationships with any directors and / or major shareholders of the Company.
  • Does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.
  • Does not have any convictions for offences within the past five years other than for traffic offences, if any.
Masato Sugahara

Masato Sugahara

Non-Independent, Non-Executive

Nationality: Japanese
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of Appointment: 1 April 2020
Length of Service: 1 year (As at 31 March 2021)
Date of Last Re-election: 23 June 2020