Malaysian Nadiah Wan, CEO of Thomson Hospital, Among Forbes Asia 20 Most Influential Business Women | Malaysia


Nadiah Wan is Group CEO and Executive Director of TMC Life Sciences. – Photo via Forbes Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, November 2 – Wan Nadiah Wan Abdullah Yaakob, CEO of Thomson Hospital in Kota Damansara, Selangor, is the only Malaysian to feature in Forbes Asia’s Top 29 Women in Business this year.

Group CEO and Executive Director of TMC Life Sciences (TMCLS), is better known by her short name Nadiah Wan.

Forbes Asia said the list – which ranks the top 20 female business leaders in Asia – highlights those who have adapted and thrived amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our registrants this year occupy leadership roles in industries ranging from banking and private equity to manufacturing, healthcare and technology. All have taken new steps – and in many cases expanded their activities – despite the persistent pandemic.

“These 20 women, between 30 and 70, from the Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate that gender and age cannot stand in the way of success,” Forbes Asia said in a statement announcing its 2021 list.

He added that all of the women highlighted this year are newcomers to the list and have been selected for their accomplishments in running a business with a significant turnover or a startup valued at over 100. million US dollars (RM414.9 million).

Nadiah, 37, was recognized for her efforts as CEO of TMCLS flagship product in Malaysia, where she presented a Covid-19 task force to the hospital and launched a mobile app, providing end-to-end care. Help patients remotely from appointments, screening and assessments to rehabilitation services and drug delivery.

According to Forbes Asia, TMCLS recorded a turnover of 201 million RM, up 6%, for the fiscal year which ended in June despite the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry. medical tourism in Malaysia.

“Profit after tax was RM 20 million, up 86% year-on-year, mainly due to a deferred tax liability.

“TMC’s expansion plans include tripling the capacity of its hospital to 600 beds and adding two cath labs, 154 outpatient clinics, 11 delivery rooms and ten operating rooms,” Forbes said Asia.

TMCLS is part of the Thomson Medical Group, which is one of the largest operators of women’s and children’s health care in Singapore.

Nadiah was appointed Executive Director of TMCLS in February 2019. Previously, she was COO of Sunway Medical Center after being promoted to Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications in October 2016.

She holds a Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and a BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, USA. She is currently vice-president of the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

Others on the Forbes Asia 2021 list include Indonesian Marina Budiman, co-founder and president and commissioner of DCI Indonesia – Indonesia’s largest data center operator – and Chinese Cao Xiaochun, who co-founded the medical company. Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting in 2004 with her husband Ye Xiaoping.

Japan and Singapore were the most represented in the Forbes Asia 2021 Asian businesswomen list. Both countries each featured three businesswomen.

Indonesia, India, South Korea and Hong Kong each had two businesswomen, while China, Australia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia all had one businesswoman in star.


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