Dr Prem Kumar Nair was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of IHH Healthcare on 1 October 2023, where he leads a team of more than 70,000 employees to realise IHH’s vision to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network.

Dr Nair sets the strategic direction for the sustainable growth of IHH’s global network which today comprises more than 80 hospitals in 10 countries. Guided by its Care. For Good. aspiration, Dr Nair continues to build on the IHH portfolio of strong and reputable brands including Acibadem, Mount Elizabeth, Prince Court, Gleneagles, Fortis, Pantai and Parkway - to touch lives and transform care globally.

Prior to his Group CEO appointment, he was CEO of IHH Singapore, where he oversaw the operations and management of IHH’s business units in the country and played an instrumental role in its strategic business growth and outreach efforts in overseas markets.

Dr Nair is a physician and healthcare executive with over three decades of experience in both public and private healthcare sectors. He was with Raffles Medical Group for 27 years, where he held concurrent roles as Chief Corporate Officer, and Managing Director for Singapore Healthcare. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

An active community citizen, Dr Nair was a recipient of the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) and the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) at the 2010 and 2022 National Day Awards respectively, for his contributions to the Singapore Prison Service. He is also a Justice of the Peace.


Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration (Distinction), Manchester Business School, United Kingdom


  • 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.
Dr Prem Kumar Nair

Dr Prem Kumar Nair

Group Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: Singaporean
Gender: Male
Age: 63 (As at 5 April 2024)
Date of Appointment: 1 October 2023