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Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Executive Director, Sunway Centre of Planetary Health, Sunway University

Dr. Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades of experience managing crises in health, disasters and conflict settings. She is currently Professor and Executive Director of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University in Malaysia. She holds advisory council roles in the Government of Malaysia in Foreign Policy, Health and Climate Change. She is also the sustainability advisor at AirAsia and the National Advisor of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Globally, she is a member of the Board of Roche in Switzerland and the Norwegian Refugee Council, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council of Responsible Resource Use and a Global Ambassador for the Humanitarian Grand Bargain. She is a strong advocate of planetary health and sustainability and actively advises on Environment, Social and Governance in the advisory and board roles she holds. Previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the IFRC, Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA. She is the Founder of MERCY Malaysia, a southern-based international humanitarian organisation.