Board of Directors - Acıbadem Healthcare Services

Board of Directors


Chairman of Board

Acıbadem Hospital was the first step of Mr. Aydınlar, who began his career as Certified Public Accountant in 1981, into the health sector in 1991. He was awarded “Management Excellence Award” at “Global Young Entrepreneur Businessman Competition” in 1998. He was awarded the title ‘Honorary Doctorate’ by Social Sciences Institute, Dumlupınar University. He was recognized as the “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” in the “Business Person of The Year” Survey conducted by Ekonomist magazine and elected as the “Business Manager of the Year” by Dünya Newspaper and School of Business, Istanbul University in 2006. Referans Newspaper elected Acıbadem Healthcare Group as the “Fastest Fish in Turkiye” in the same year. Mr. Aydınlar was given “The Person Who Makes Most Voluntary Personal Contributions to Healthcare” award by Healthcare Volunteers in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He was deemed worthy of “Health Management Honorary Award” by Hastane (Hospital) Journal in 2008. Mr. Aydınlar, who was also honored with TGNA Outstanding Service Award in 2010, also has “Sportsperson of the Year” awarded in 2011 due to his contributions to sports.


Vice Chairman of the Board

She was graduated from Faculty of Chemistry, Galatasaray University. She stepped into healthcare sector with Acıbadem in 1993. Mrs. Aydınlar is still Vice Chairman of the Board in Acıbadem Healthcare Group.


Board Member

Bhagat Chintamani Aniruddha (“Chinta Bhagat”) is currently Manager in Investment Department of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”). Chinta, who is the Director of Mumbai Office, manages the healthcare sector. Chinta has worked in Singapore Office of McKinsey & Company for 14 years, including 6 years as Managing Partner, prior to his career in Khazanah. Chinta is specialized in Major Investor Relations and Applications and serves wealth fund of various countries, private equity firms and family businesses, but he is also a renowned person in healthcare sector due to his professional career in various hospitals of Asia. Chinta Bhagat formed the institutional management service of McKinsey and managed this operation for a long time. Having worked in various positions in engineering and construction companies in India before joining to McKinsey, Chinta was promoted to CEO position in this company. Chinta Bhagat is also a qualified architect. Moreover, he is holder of Master’s Degree in business program of INSEAD Business School.


Board Member

Takeshi Saito had his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences in Keito University of Japan. He completed the postgraduate program in Kellogs School of Management in Northwestern University. Takeshi Saito spent a large part of his career, which started at Mitsui & Co. in 1995, in healthcare sector. He was assigned as the head of Pharmaceutics Department after 2 years in Finance Department. Following graduation from MBA in 2004, he was Institutional Planning Director at Mitsui U.S.A and he managed the sectors of chemistry, natural resources, consumer services and information technologies. During his assignment in Mitsui U.S.A., he pioneered the foundation of health department and an investment to a leading physician services management company. Takeshi Saito was promoted to Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development in Life Sciences Department (the name was changed as Medical Services Department on 2008) of Mitsui in 2007. Mr. Saito, who managed the investments on one of the largest pharmaceutical chains in Japan during his assignment, also made the 10-year plan of this new department. Being promoted to the position of Director on 2009, Mr. Saito managed the investment of IHH and he was temporarily assigned to Strategic Planning Department of Parkway Group Healthcare as Deputy Director. Following his transient assignment in Parkway Group Healthcare, Mr. Saito returned to Mitsui as General Manager of Service Providers in Medical Services Department and he was also a board member in IHH and its subsidiaries.


Board Member

Shirish Moreshwar Apte has extensive experience in areas of banking and finance. Starting his career as a banker in Citibank, India on 1981, he worked at many assignments in London (1993-1997), Poland (1997-2003), London (2003-2009), Hong Kong (2009-2011) and Singapore (2011-2013) as an employee of Citibank/Citigroup. Mr. Apte worked in growing markets which include Middle and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (CEEMEA) and Asian Pacific during his 32-year career in Citibank/Citigroup.

Heading the Institutional Banking and Investment Banking Departments of Citigroup in India, he was CEO of Citibank Poland and became the first regional CEO of CEEMA and Asian Pacific. Being a member of administration and operation committees of Citigroup from 2008 to 2012, Mr. Apte also headed the committee of business practices in the group. He was Head of Asian Pacific Banking Department, when he retired from Citigroup in 2014; currently, Mr. Apte takes duties in managerial boards, including supervisory board, of various companies which include Citibank Japan, Australia Commonwealth Bank, Singapore Banking and Finance Institute and Bank Handlowy Poland.


Board Member

Mustafa Eröğüt, who obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Management Concentration and attended post-graduate (MBA) program of Business Management, Management Concentration in Sports in Ithaca College, USA, has been actively working as a senior sports manager and participating in social responsibility projects in sports and youth organizations over the last 8 years. Starting his career as Administrative Coordinator in Youth Development Academy of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Mr. Eröğüt was the Administrative Director in Professional Football Team of IBB, Assistant Supervisor in BAKER TILLY GÜRELY and Director of Football Development Department and Deputy Director of Football Department in Turkish Football Federation, respectively. Mr. Eröğüt is currently Executive Director of Istanbul Başakşehir Football Club and Deputy General Secretary of Turkish Sports Clubs Union. Moreover, he is a member of UEFA Youth and Amateur Football Committee.


Board Member

Low Soon Teck was a lawyer in a boutique firm in Singapore from 1991 to 1993 and he focused on corporate and banking laws in that period. Then, he started working for Kuok/Kerry Group in Hong Kong and had various senior positions including China Operation Directorate of SCMP Group that published the South China Morning Post. He was responsible for business development, newspaper printing, circulation operations and management of a retail stores chain. Low Soon Teck returned to Singapore in 2005 and started working as Group’s Financial Auditor in Kuok Oils & Grains Pte Ltd. This company was merged with Wilmar International Co. Ltd. in 2006. He worked in Wilmar as Treasury Director until 2009. Next, he was assigned to PACC Offshore Services Holdings, the offshore navigation branch of Kuok/Kerry Group, as Chief Financial Officer. He started working in RCMA Group, a commodity supply chain management firm- as Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and worked there until 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in leader roles in finance, law and general management. Low Soon Teck has become Chief Financial Officer of IHH Healthcare Berhad Group on 10.01.2016. He was graduated from Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and had master’s degree on Business in Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.


Board Member Rossana Annizah Binti Ahmad Rashid was appointed to Board of IHH Healthcare Berhad in 2012 and she is a member of Board and Board Committee of Acıbadem Sağlık Yatırımları Holding A.Ş. (Inc.) which is a partner of IHH. Moreover, she is also an independent member of the board in Parkway Trust Management Ltd. (“PTM”) which is an indirect subsidiary of IHH. PTM manages the Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust listed in Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Ms. Rossana was appointed to Jardine Matheson Group in Malaysia as country chairperson in 2016 and she is Deputy Chairperson of Cycle and Carriage Committee as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Jardine Matheson Companies Group. In addition, she is member of Investment Panel and Investment Panel Risk Committee of Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund. She was appointed as Non-Executive Member of Board in Celcom Axiata Berhad in May 2017.