Dr Akhmal Yusof
CEO, Clinical Research Malaysia
Dr Akhmal Yusof is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Research Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the Royal College of Surgeon, Ireland in 1992. He then was a House Officer at the University of Malaya Medical Centre and subsequently a Medical Officer at Tanjong Karang Hospital, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Tawakal Medical Centre between 1993 and 2000. He later ventured into Medical Insurance under the American International Assurance, Kuala Lumpur as Medical Manager (2000–2002). Subsequently, he went to AstraZeneca Sdn Bhd in 2002, where he gained extensive experience in the field of research-based biopharmaceutical. He was then the Medical Director across Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, later assuming the position of Head of Government Affairs, before joining CRM as its CEO in 2005. In addition to his current role, Dr Akhmal is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) and a member of the National Committee for Clinical Research (NCCR).