Dr. Maryam Abimbola Mikail is the founder and CEO of MIMIA SDN. BHD. She has a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the International Islamic University Malaysia and received the Best Ph.D. Award for Allied Health Sciences. She is also a product of Formula Botanica, UK for training in organic skincare.
Dr. Idris Adewale Ahmed is the co-founder of MIMIA SDN. BHD and husband to Dr. Maryam Mikail. Dr. Idris also has a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is currently working as a research fellow at the Centre for Natural Products Research and Drug Discovery (CENAR), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Dr. Idris is a Certified Halal Executive (JAKIM.HPB/SPLH/HE: 2018-004-004) and also a Certified Halal Lead Auditor (MHCT/IHIA 060/1440).
Our story started in Kuantan Pahang Malaysia in 2013. Our first son developed serious skin rashes all over his body and was referred to the pediatric specialist department (Klinik Pakar Pediatrik) and Dermatology Specialist department (Klinik Pakar Dermatologi) of the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) Jalan Tanah Putih, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia.
While following up with the various clinics, we started exploring some custom-made and natural skin products on our own. Our journey to pure (halal) organic skincare business for good prompted us to register and enroll for different programs. While Dr. Maryam enrolled in Formula Botanica Dr. Idris registered for Certified Halal executive and Halal Lead Auditor training.