Ms Salbiah Yaakop is currently attached with the Medical Device Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia, as the Director of Policy, Codes and Standards Division. Here, her main functions are development of regulatory documents, policies, guidance documents, guidelines, managing international affairs and inter-agency agenda, industry assistance, events and specific projects; performing registration and licensing evaluations and verifications; and giving trainings and consultancy. She often represents MDA in other government and non-government meetings and programs and initiatives.
She is currently the AHWP/GHWP TC Chair, AHWP/GHWP WG 8 Chair on Standards for Medical Devices, Convenor for ISO/TC 210/WG 7 on Good Engineering Maintenance Management, and Chairperson of various Guidance Document Development Committees in Medical Device Authority. She is also a member of various Industry Standards Committees, Technical Committees and Working Groups related to medical devices in the national standards system.
Prior to her current field of work, she has almost 10 years of working experience in the automotive industry, working in the fields of mechanical, industrial and process engineering, and procurement.
Ms Salbiah Yaakop graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, USA. In total, she has more than 28 years of working experience.