Dato’ Dr Noorul
Ameen Mohamed Ishack is the founder of Qualitas Medical Group and is the Chairman and Managing Director. He is responsible for charting the corporate direction and business strategies, business and corporate development, policy planning and oversees the day-to-day management of Qualitas Medical Group.
A doctor by profession, Dato’ Dr Noorul Ameen’s experience spans both the public and private sectors. He joined the Malaysian government service after his graduation in 1976. In 1984 he
left the government service and joined Kumpulan Medic as an Assistant Physician. He was appointed the Managing Director for Kumpulan Medic in 1993 in which he subsequently became chairman of the board. He has held and holds important positions in various associations as chairman, treasurer and council member. In 2000, he was conferred the Darjah Indera
Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title “ Dato” by His Royal Highness, the Sultan of the State of Pahang in Malaysia.
Dato’ Dr Noorul Ameen graduated from the University of Mysore, India in 1976 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and also attained a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1982.
Dato’ M. Chandran is probably the most accomplished footballer Malaysia has produced, judging from the gamut of honors and laurels he garnered in a 15-year career beginning in the early 1960s when the country was a pioneer in the then fledgling continent’s organization of tournaments and quadrennial sports festivals in which football was the most popular attraction.
Chandran rose from obscurity as a fringe player in the state team of Selangor, a bastion of the game in the country, to become a mainstay in defence for both state and national teams. The skipper’s armband for both state and country was the inevitable high point of a career that was as solid as the role he played in defence.
The crown of that career was country’s qualification for the 1972 Munich Olympics, then the summit of success for
Malaysian football, an achievement that was more auspicious for reason his leadership as team captain.
That achievement together with a bronze medal at the 1974 Asian Games capped a playing career that saw him win every laurel that was available to a national and state footballer.
In addition, Chandran turned out for the country in every regional and continental sports festival throughout his career, such as the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games and the Asian Games. Chandran represented the country over a 10 year period, four as its captain. He turned out for the state of Selangor over a 15 year period, five as its skipper.
For a player of his length of service to country and state, Chandran’s career was singular in being free of controversy, a feature that made for an easy transition to coach for the Selangor and national team.
Chandran was coach of the national team for four years and guided the Selangor state team for five years, winning the top domestic honors in the latter role. After his stint as a coach, he was co-opted into the technical committee of the Football Association of Malaysia, a position he holds till today.
Chandran was honored with the state title of ‘Dato’, a coveted recognition granted by the royal house of the state of Pahang in 2000, for services to football.
Presently, Chandran is attached to the FIFA Development Office, Kuala Lumpur, handling financial matters that draw on his long experience in two banks where he worked until his retirement at the age of 55 in 1997.
Chandran is married with two sons who after graduation are working in marketing and finance.
Steven Solomon or Steven as he is widely known to his circle of friends, studied cost accounting at a local institution of higher learning in 1976.He joined Associated Pan Malaysian Cement (APMC) as a Marketing Executive.
Subsequently he joined Bata (M) Sdn Bhd, the largest shoe organization in the world. It was during his stint with Bata, that Steven gained much hands-on knowledge on the various aspects and intricacies of the manufacturing business. He was appointed to the Personnel Department, then moved on to Costing, Factory Operations, Export, Wholesale and Warehousing and finally Direct Sale Distribution to corporate clients.
It was during his time with Bata that he pursued his studies in Costing and Wage Structure, Standard Methods and Budget. Later he completed his International Management Course abroad. Not one to sit on his laurels, Steven again enrolled himself at The Malaysian Institute of Management and graduated with distinction in the area of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.
Steven resigned after 22 years at Bata as he felt it was high-time to be his own boss. Armed with his vast experience in the shoe industry, he handled designing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing of his shoes. In short – a one man show.
His sport shoes were well received by the soccer, futsal and the hockey fraternity. Steven pushed himself even further by obtaining lucrative contracts to supply soccer equipment to many Asian countries. His determination, his expertise, his commitment and his efficiency attracted the attention of the world’s largest soccer body – FIFA. They were impressed enough to award him the contract to manufacture and distribute soccer equipment for many of their programmes worldwide. At the moment, his products are distributed to about 50 nations and more in the coming days.
On a lighter side, he is married and is blessed with four lovely children. He is a very family orientated man who takes pleasure in spending time with his loved ones. He and his sons are ardent supporters of Manchester United. His hobbies include collecting antiques and doing social concern work. He says, “My steadfast faith in God is the basis for all that I am and have, in life.”
Despite his busy schedule, he finds time to be part of various school boards, his children’s PTA and church related organizations. He is an Exco member of the Council of Education and the Council of Trustees (MCM), Malaysia.
Steven continues to look ahead towards building a stronger, efficient and a dynamic and reliable company in the days ahead.