The first Malaysian doctor to gain a PhD in Health Informatics (in addition to MBBS, MPH, MAppStat), Dr Awg Bulgiba Awg Mahmud is an epidemiologist and health informatician; and the first public health physician to accumulate these 4 fellowships (FFPH, FPHMM, FAMM and FASc). He was Secretary-General for the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Council Member for the Academy of Medicine Malaysia from 2019 to 2023. Dr Awg Bulgiba was formerly President of APACPH-KL (the Malaysian chapter for the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health). He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic and International from 2015 to 2018 and for Research and Innovation from 2012 to 2015 in the University of Malaya. As Project Director, he led the formulation of Malaysia’s National Policy for Science, Technology and Innovation (NPSTI) 2021-2030, which was launched in 2020. Dr Awg Bulgiba has published more than 100 Web of Science-indexed journal articles and is the lead author for “Strengthening Academic Career Pathways and Leadership Development”, a book used for the University Transformation Programme in Malaysia. In 2013, Dr Awg Bulgiba was awarded the Ma’al Hijrah Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research and Development by the Sarawak State Government. In 2018, he was honoured with the UM Eminent Scholar Award (UM’s highest award) and the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Excellence in Leadership Medallion.