Nadiah Wan from Malaysia is the 20th youngest female businesswoman in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nadiah Wan Abdullah Yaakob, Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Hospital in Kota Damansara, Selangor, is the only Malaysian to be listed in Forbes’ list of 29 top women in the Asian energy business this year.

The Chief Executive Officer and CEO of TMC Life Sciences Group (TMCLS) are better known by the acronym Nadiah Wan.

Forbes Asia said the list of Asia’s top 20 women business leaders highlights those who have adapted and thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our listings this year are leaders in many industries, from banking and private equity to manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. They are all celebrating new successes and in many cases growing their businesses despite a protracted pandemic.

“These 20 women in their 30s and 70s from the Asia Pacific region are proving gender and age cannot prevent success,” the Forbes Asia 2021 report said.

She added that all of the women featured this year are new entrants to the list and have been selected for accomplishments in running a business with a substantial income or starting a business worth more than $ 100 million. USD (414.9 million RM).

Nadiah (37) was recognized for her efforts as the leading CEO of TMCLS in Malaysia when she introduced the Covid-19 team at the hospital and introduced a mobile app that provides remote support to patients during appointments. monitor and evaluate drug rehabilitation and delivery services.

According to Forbes Asia, TMCLS earned $ 201 million. RM, or 6% in the financial year ended June, despite the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Malaysian medical tourism industry.

“Profit after tax is 20 million. RM or 86 percent. More than a year, mainly due to deferred tax liabilities.

“The TMC development plan includes tripping the hospital’s capacity to 600 beds and adding two catheterization laboratories, 154 outpatient clinics, 11 maternity wards, and ten operating theaters,” Forbes Asia said.

TMCLS is part of Thomson Medical Group, one of the largest providers of women’s and children’s healthcare in Singapore.

Nadiah was appointed CEO of TMCLS in 2019. February. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Medical Center. he was promoted to Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications in October.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Nutrition) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom and a degree in Biochemistry from Harvard College in the United States. He is currently the Vice President of Harvard Club Malaysia.

Others on the Forbes Asia 2021 list include Marina Budiman, founder and president of Indonesia’s largest data center operator, DCI Indonesia, and Cao Xiaochun of China, who joined in 2004. along with his wife Ye, he founded the medical firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting. Xiaoping.

In 2021, Japan and Singapore are the most represented by Forbes Asia. In the list of Asian powerlifters. There are three businessmen in both countries.

There are two businesswomen in each of Indonesia, India, South Korea, and Hong Kong, and in China, Australia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia.

University Malaya Rises To Its Highest On QS World University Ranking


The oldest and most successful university in Malaysia, Universiti Malaya (UM), has achieved the highest position in the latest annual ranking of Asian universities compiled by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst.

In the 14th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2022, released today – with 687 universities in 18 Asian locations – UM now ranks eighth on the list, up from ninth last year.

QS shared that this is the highest place the university has achieved since the day of its ranking, adding that 24 other universities in Malaysia have also improved their rankings compared to last year’s rankings.

“This year’s results confirm Asia’s highly competitive, highly dynamic higher education.” China’s best universities continue to thrive, Japan’s higher education has not changed – Malaysia continues to grow, “said Ben Souter, director of research at QS.

The National University of Singapore (UXO) took first place again this year, while Peking University took second place in China – the highest position the university has achieved in the rankings.

Hong Kong University and the Nanjing University of Technology in Singapore share third place on the list, and Qinghua and Zhejiang Universities, both from China, are in fourth and fifth place.

The most represented places on the mainland are China (university level 126), followed by India (118), Japan (108), South Korea (88), Pakistan (47), Taiwan (46), Malaysia (36), Indonesia ( 33), Thailand (23), Philippines (15), Vietnam (11), Hong Kong. (9), Sri Lanka (6), Singapore (3), Brunei (2), SAR Macao (2) and Mongolia (1).

“Japan has more universities in the top 50 (11) than anywhere else, and the best institution in South Korea is the Korean University (13th),” QS said.