Dr. Prem Kumar Nair

Member of the Board of Governors

Dr Prem Kumar Nair is the Group Chief Executive Officer of IHH Healthcare, where he leads a team of more than 65,000 employees operating more than 80 hospitals in 10 countries with reputable brands such as Acibadem, Mount Elizabeth, Prince Court, Gleneagles, Fortis, Pantai and Parkway.

Prior to his Group CEO appointment, he was CEO of IHH Singapore, where he oversaw the management of IHH’s business units in the country and played an instrumental role in its strategic business growth and outreach efforts in overseas markets. 

Dr Nair is a physician and healthcare executive with over three and a half decades of experience in both public and private healthcare sectors. He was with Raffles   Medical Group for 27 years, where he held concurrent roles as Chief Corporate Officer, and Managing Director for Singapore Healthcare. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. 

An active community citizen, Dr Nair was a recipient of the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) and the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) at the 2010 and 2022 National Day Awards respectively. He is also a Justice of the Peace. 

Dr Nair graduated with a medical degree from the National University of Singapore, and subsequently a Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.