Ms Ida Suryati brings with her more than 26 years of experience in various legal and company secretarial roles in agribusiness, oil and gas and fast moving consumer goods companies. Ida has been admitted to the High Court of Malaya as an advocate and solicitor in 1997. She leads the IHH Group’s legal and secretarial functions and acts as the Company Secretary of IHH Healthcare Berhad.

She began her career as Management Trainee in Unilever Malaysia in 1997 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).

Immediately prior to joining IHH in June 2019, Ida served in FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV), a Malaysian-based global agribusiness public listed company, between 2011 and 2019. Her last position in FGV was as its Chief Counsel and she had held various leadership roles including as Head, Sustainability & Environment leading FGV’s sustainability initiatives, reporting, stakeholders engagements and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification exercise, as Head, Group Governance & Compliance as well as Vice President, International Business.

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
Gender: Female
Age: 51 (As at 5 April 2024)
Date of Appointment: 27 June 2019