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Tan Sri Datuk Dr M Jegathesan


Experience & Activities

He is a well-accomplished and a well-known personality, both in the field of sports and in medicine.

In the field of sports, his accomplishments are:

  • ‘Fastest Man in Asia’, ‘Flying Doctor’
  • First Malaysian Sportsman of the Year’ (1966)
  • First Malaysian In the Olympic Semi-Final (Tokyo & Mexico)
  • Holder of the Record in the 200M Track in Malaysia.

In the field of medicine, his accomplishments are:

  • Holder of the coveted National Science Award
  • Former Deputy Director-General in the Ministry of Health
  • Founding Fellow in the Academy of Science
  • Active contributor in the field of infectious diseases and medical microbiology.

His other contributions are:

  • Coaching, consulting and training in people development
  • Holds the the Adjunct Professorship for University Of Putra and University Of Malaysia
  • Pro-Chancellor of University Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2011
  • Deputy President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia
  • Honorary Medical Adviser, Commonwealth Games Federation
  • Member of the Medical Committee of the IAAF.