Dato’ Sri Dr. Azman
Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) of Malaysia. The Social Security Organisation of Malaysia governs a fund of over RM22 billion and process over 60,000 new claims a year. A Medical Doctor by profession, Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman has had an illustrious career especially in the field of social insurance. He started his career in 1993 as a young medical doctor and has held various designations in in his career. In 2001, Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman became the first medical doctor to be employed by SOCSO and headed the Medical and Rehabilitation Department of SOCSO.
In 2007, he was promoted to Senior General Manager of Operations, later on as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and in 2015, as Chief Executive Officer. During his time in SOCSO, Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman has made many changes to improve SOCSO’s involvement in occupational medicine and disability assessments. Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman is responsible in introducing Occupational Health Training for general physicians since 2001 and the first Disability Assessment in 2002. Following this, he organized the first Disability Assessment course in 2003 and the first Certification Course in Disability Assessment in 2004. In 2004, he spearheaded the publishing of Malaysia’s First Disability Assessment Guideline. He has also conducted many courses on the approach in diagnosing occupational diseases and the publication of the first Occupational Disease Guideline in Malaysia. Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman has also introduced a structured medical report format for occupational diseases. He was also responsible in introducing 143 new occupational diseases to SOCSO’s existing list. Currently, Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman is playing an inspirational role in the compulsory training for all SOCSO’s panel doctors (over 4,000 doctors) to undergo training in occupational medicine by 2011.
A visionary and one who is far sighted, Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Azman never fails to bring new ideas in enhancing social protection in Malaysia. Through his exemplary leadership and capacity demonstrated, he has been chosen as the Lead Person in the Business Process Reengineering Project of SOCSO and is also involved directly in the establishment of SOCSO’s Rehabilitation Centre which has been operational since 1st October 2014. His capability and contribution in the field of social security has not only been recognized in Malaysia but also on the International front as he has also been elected as the Head of Health and Function of Rehab International.