Dr Azrin Zubir

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

A pioneer in the health technology sector, Dr Azrin Zubir draws on his experience as a clinician and tech expert to help New Zealand companies succeed in Asia.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Azrin has been involved in many health IT projects in Malaysia as a lead consultant and project manager. As a Beachhead Advisor, he can share insights into all aspects of the region’s health tech sector, from project management and brand consulting to health economics and occupational health education.

After completing his medical degree, Azrin worked at the Ministry of Health as a doctor consulting in Health Informatics related areas, until 2004 when he left to set up his own consulting firm. Azrin knows what it takes to succeed in the sector in Malaysia and beyond, and has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors – especially in Hospital Information Systems (HIS). He was the lead consultant for Ministry of Health Malaysia on the HIS implementation projects and the Development of the National Lifetime Health Record Blueprint until 2012.

Azrin is a sought-after speaker on health tech, and has presented numerous papers abroad in several health informatics conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan, USA and Malaysia. He is currently a Ministry of Health Malaysia Consultant for the National Pharmacy Information System roll out and the Casemix-DRG project. 

Advisory areas

Project management, brand consulting, health IT, health economics, and occupational health education.

Sector experience

Health, tech services.


Dr Azrin has specific experience working within Malaysia and across South East Asia.

Azrin Zubir