Dato' Dr. Zaki Morad Bin Mohamad Zaher

Independent, Non-Executive Director


71 years




  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Postgraduate training in Nephrology – Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom – Guys Hospital, London, United Kingdom – General Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

Position on the Board

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Working Experience and Occupation

Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad graduated from the University of Malaya in 1975 and, after obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) from the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom (“UK”), trained in Nephrology in both the UK and Malaysia. He joined the Department of Nephrology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur as a consultant in 1982 and became its head in 1987 until his retirement from government service in 2006. He was appointed as the National Advisor and Head of Service for Nephrology, MOH Malaysia, for the same period. In addition, he served as Director of the Clinical Research Unit of MOH from 2000 to 2006. Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad was President of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology from 1990 to 1992. During his tenure, he initiated and developed the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry and the Malaysian Registry of Renal Biopsy, which later became National Renal Registry of which he was Chair for the years 2008 to 2010. He was one of the editors of the first two editions of Renal Replacement Therapy: Clinical Practise Guidelines, MOH. He ensured all general hospitals and district hospitals in the country were equipped with haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis facilities prior to his retirement.

Dato’ Dr. Zaki Morad lent his expertise in organising many prestigious conferences such as the 12th Asian Colloquium in Nephrology 1998, 8th Congress of Asian Society of Nephrology 2003, 11th Asia Pacific Congress of Nephrology 2008 and 14th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) 2012. Following his retirement, he maintains his interest in nephrology through work with the National Kidney Foundation where he is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Concurrently, he practices as a Resident Consultant Nephrologist at KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Selangor. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad from 3 July 2017 until 7 May 2020.

He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

Membership of Board Committees

  • Chairman, Medical and Research Committee

Directorships of Other Public Companies

  • None