Ms Ida Suryati brings with her more than 20 years of experience in various legal and company secretarial roles in agribusiness, oil and gas and fast moving consumer goods companies. Immediately prior to joining IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH) in June 2019, Ida served in FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV), a Malaysian-based global agribusiness public listed company, between December 2011 and June 2019.

Her last position in FGV was as Chief Counsel and preceding this, she held various leadership roles in FGV including as Head, Sustainability & Environment, Head, Group Governance and Compliance, Vice President, International Business and as Group Company Secretary of FGV and MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (a public listed subsidiary of FGV) for the period between 2011 and 2013.

Ida was admitted to the High Court of Malaya as an advocate and solicitor in April 1997. She began her career as Management Trainee in Unilever Malaysia and worked there as an Assistant Manager in legal and company secretarial roles until year 2000.

Thereafter she moved to hold legal and company secretarial positions in Golden Hope Plantations Berhad (now a part of Sime Darby Group) (2000–2002), Tradewinds (M) Berhad (2002–2009) and MISC Berhad (2009–2011).

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Master of Law (LLM) (Commercial), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Master of Law (LLM), University of Malaya, Malaysia


  • 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.
Ida Suryati Ab. Rahim

Ida Suryati Ab. Rahim

Group General Counsel and
Company Secretary

Nationality: Malaysian
Age: 48 (As at 31 March 2021)
Date of Appointment: 27 June 2019