Professor Abdul Aziz Baba was promoted as the President of IMU Health Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH), on 1 January 2018. Since 1 January 2016, he is also the Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chancellor of IMU Education Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH, responsible for operating the International Medical University (IMU). Prior to assuming this role, Prof Aziz served as Vice President of IMU since 1 November 2013, a role he was promoted to since joining IMU in 1 July 2013 as Vice President with responsibility for the Medical and Dental Programmes.
Before he joined IMU, Prof Aziz held several key academic administrative positions at the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). These included the positions of Dean (2005–2012) and Deputy Dean (2003–2005). Preceding this he served as a Professor (2000), Associate Professor (1992) and Lecturer and Clinical Haematologist/Oncologist at USM’s SMS, following the completion of his postgraduate training in 1986. During his tenure with USM, Prof Aziz was instrumental in establishing the Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation service at USM’s teaching hospital, HUSM.
Prof Aziz undertook his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne on a Colombo Plan scholarship and graduated in November 1979. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine, Haematology and Medical Oncology at several leading overseas institutions in Singapore, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia.
His past national appointments include those of President of the Malaysian Society of Haematology and Chairman of the National Conjoint Board for Postgraduate Medical Programmes, as well as Chairman of the Specialist Advisory Committee (Clinical Haematology) of the National Specialist Register. Prof Aziz has also been a member of the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and has served the MMC on several accreditation visits to local and foreign medical institutions. Currently he serves as a member of the Joint Technical Committee of the Malaysian Medical Council, the Executive Committee of the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA), the Vice Chancellor’s Council for Private University (VCCPU) and the Accreditation Committee of the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA).
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne, Australia
- Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK)
- Member, Academy of Medicine 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.
Prof Abdul Aziz Baba
President, IMU Health Sdn Bhd
Age: 65 (As at 31 March 2021)
Date of Appointment: 1 January 2018