Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood

Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood is an obstetrician and gynaecologist by training with more than 25 years of experience in the medical field. In 1999, she founded MERCY Malaysia, a humanitarian organisation which provided emergency healthcare in more than 15 countries facing disasters and conflict.

From 2009 to 2011, Dr Jemilah headed the humanitarian branch at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York, focusing on reproductive healthcare, gender-based violence, and population data in emergencies.