Chief Operating Officer, KPJ Healthcare Berhad
Appointed on 1 December 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Suriaghandi Suppiah brings over 24 years’ experience in various aspects of business operations to the table.
He has proven expertise in strategy, business turnaround, expansion, and investments with a solid knowledge of high-level managerial practices, business administration and strategy. He has a truly universal skill set given his experience in the Healthcare, Investments, Property Asset Management as well as Energy and Utilities segments. He adopts a global outlook on business with an emphasis on developing staff and working relationships while growing the business.
Suriaghandi was formerly KPJ Healthcare’s Chief Transformation Officer who led the ongoing transformation of the company including its digitalisation roadmap. He has held numerous leadership roles prior to his time with KPJ Healthcare, including as the Chief Operating Offier of Parkway Laboratory Services under the Parkway Group Healthcare and Deputy General Manager of Hospital Operations in Pantai Holdings Berhad. His experience in Malaysia, the Asia Pacific and Europe have seen Suriaghandi working with entities such as Khazanah National, Pantai Holdings Berhad, Parkway Group Healthcare Pte Ltd, Savills and Salcon Green Energy (UK), KPMG and Pulau Indah Ventures, among many others.
Suriaghandi holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, United States of America. He is also an alumnus of the ASEAN Senior Management Development Programme from Harvard Business School as well as the Genovasi organised Design Thinking School by Stanford School.