Prof. Dato Dr. Ishak Bin Abdul Razak

Group Chairman

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ishak Bin Abdul Razak, a Malaysian, aged 65, is our Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 1 November 2018.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Malaya in 1978 and obtained a Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1980. He continued his studies and pursued a Master of Science in

Dental Public Health from University of London, UK in 1981 and subsequently completed a Doctor of Philosophy from University of Malaya in 1992.

He began his career as a tutor at the Dental Faculty of University of Malaya in 1978. Upon attaining his Diploma in Dental Public Health from Royal College of Surgeons of England and Master of Science in Dental Public Health from University of London, UK in 1981, he was appointed lecturer and subsequently made Associate Professor. In

1992, he was appointed to the Chair of Community Dentistry and subsequently appointed Senior Professor in 2003. In administration, he has served as the Dean of the Dental Faculty of University of Malaya and as Vice Chancellor of Vinayaka

Missions International University College. Presently, he is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at MAHSA University, Malaysia.

His areas of expertise are preventive dentistry, oral health care management as well as dental ethics and jurisprudence. He had presented papers and lectured extensively to numerous professional organisations and institutions both locally and

internationally. He has been a member of the editorial board of various prestigious dental journals including Community Dental Health UK, Tropical Dental Journal, France and Chief Editor of the Annals of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the

Malaysian Dental Council (“MDC”) and has been its Chairman of the Code of Professional Conduct Committee, Chairman of the Standing Order Committee and member of its Preliminary Investigation Committee. He is currently the Editor of the

MDC Bulletin.