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Bioeconomy Corporation Announces YBrs Dr Lee Boon Chye As New Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2023 – Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) is pleased to announce the appointment of YBrs Dr Lee Boon Chye as its new Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors on 11 July 2023. Appointed by the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye succeeds YB Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid who retired on 16 December 2022.

YBrs Dr Lee carries with him vast and notable experience primarily in the medical sector. He is currently a Resident Consultant Physician and Cardiologist at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital. Amongst his illustrious achievements include a term as Deputy Minister of Health from 2018 to 2020 and three terms as Member of Parliament Malaysia (Gopeng) from 2008 to 2012. He was also a former Member of Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation.

Besides currently sitting on the boards of several private companies, YBrs Dr Lee is also instrumental in the development of the healthcare tourism industry in Malaysia through his directorship in Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council.

Bioeconomy Corporation extends a warm welcome to YBrs Dr Lee Boon Chye as its newly appointed Chairman. With his expertise and leadership, the organisation is poised to strengthen its commitment to advance biotechnology and bio-based industries that harmonise economic growth, social well-being, and environmental sustainability in Malaysia.