A/Prof Wong Hon Tym
Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)
Chairperson, Scientific Committee, CHI INNOVATE 2020
Clinical Associate Professor WONG HON TYM (黄宏森) MBBS, FRCSEd, MMed, FAMS
Clinical Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym is the Medical Director of Singapore’s National Healthcare Group Eye Institute (NHGEI) and the Clinical Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).
A/Prof Wong is also the Pro-Tem Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at the upcoming Woodlands Health Campus, while continue to serve as a Senior Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department and as a member of the hospital’s Medical Board.
From 2008-2015, he was the Clinical Director of NHG 1-Health, a community ambulatory surgery centre, where he led and sustained the design and practice of a streamlined cataract surgery value-added process (VAP).
In 2013, A/Prof Wong received the Distinguished Service Award from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for Eye and Vision Health, and in 2014, was the proud recipient of the National Healthcare Group Outstanding Citizenship Award.
Mr Lim Chuan Poh
Singapore Food Agency
Mr Lim Chuan Poh was appointed the Chairman of Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on 1 April 2019.
Prior to this, he was the Executive Chairman of A*STAR from April 2007 to March 2019; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE) from July 2003 to March 2007; and Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces from July 2000.
In Japan, he is a Board and Council Member of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum; Member of World Premier International (WPI) Initiative since 2007; as well as being a Special Committee Member of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Advisory Committee since 2014.
Dr Maliki Osman
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) & Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
Dr Maliki Osman
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs
Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 2001 and 2006. He was elected as one of the MPs for the East Coast GRC in May 2011.
Dr Maliki served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports (MCYS) from August 2004 to June 2006 and the Ministry of Health (MOH) from August 2004 to October 2005. He moved on to become the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of National Development (MND), and was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary on 1 November 2010.
Following the 2011 General Elections, Dr Maliki was re-appointed as the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for National Development and was concurrently appointed as the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Defence. He was also appointed Mayor for the South East District. He was promoted to Minister of State for Defence and National Development on 1 September 2013. In the Ministry of National Development, Dr Maliki served as the Chairman of the Community Improvement Projects Committee (CIPC) and the Private Estates Upgrading Programme (EUP) as well as oversaw Singapore’s food security, including food safety and the development of our agriculture sector. After his re-election as an MP for the East Coast GRC in September 2015, Dr Maliki was promoted to Senior Minister of State for Defence on 1 October 2015, and was also concurrently appointed as Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. He continues as Mayor for the South East District.
Dr Maliki is the President of the Singapore Armed Forces Reservist Association (SAFRA) and Co-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence or ACCORD in MINDEF.
As Mayor of the South East District, Dr Maliki champions interfaith engagement and appreciation through innovative programmes like the Common Senses for Common Spaces Interfaith Forum Series. At the community level, Dr Maliki is Advisor to the Centre for Promoting Alternative to Violence (PAVe) and the East Coast GRCs’ Grassroots Organisations.
Dr Maliki graduated with his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his doctorate in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 and became an Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Social Work and Psychology that year.
Dr Maliki was born in Singapore in 1965. He is married with two children, a girl and a boy. He spends most of his leisure time with his wife and children, going out to the movies. He exercises in the gym regularly to keep fit and healthy, and performs on the Guzheng to raise funds for charity.
Prof Gabriel Leung
Dean of Medicine
University of Hong Kong
Gabriel Leung is the fortieth Dean of Medicine (2013-), inaugural Helen and Francis Zimmer Professor in Population Health and holds the Chair of Public Health Medicine at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was Hong Kong’s first Under Secretary for Food and Health (2008-11) and fifth Director of the Chief Executive’s Office (2011-2) in government.
Leung is one of Asia’s leading epidemiologists and global health exponents, having authored more than 500 scholarly papers with an h-index of 61 (Scopus). His research has defined the epidemiology of three novel viral epidemics, namely SARS in 2003, influenza A(H7N9) in 2013 and most recently COVID-19. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
He was inaugural Chair (2010-4) of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and continues to chair its Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee (2018-). Leung regularly advises national and international agencies including the World Health Organization, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Boao Forum for Asia, Institut Pasteur, Japan Center for International Exchange and China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is an Adjunct Professor of Peking Union Medical College and Adjunct Professorial Researcher of the China National Health Development Research Center.
Prof Annie Koh
Vice President - Business Development
Singapore Management University
Professor Annie Koh is Vice President of Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance (Practice) at Singapore Management University. She is also the Academic Director for two-university level institutes – the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute.
A notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator, Annie serves on a number of councils, steering committees, government, corporate and advisory boards.
A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University (1988), and is awarded the Singapore Public Administration Medal - Bronze (2010), Silver (2016), and the Adult Education Prism Award (2017) for her contributions to the education and public sectors.
Mr Andrew Tjioe
President & CEO
TungLok Group of Restaurants
As President & CEO of TungLok Group of Restaurants, Mr Andrew Tjioe is highly recognised for his foresight and keen business acumen. He established TungLok Group in 1984 and since then, the group has been well recognised as a leading Chinese restaurant chain in Singapore. Under Andrew’s leadership, the Group now owns, manages and licences restaurants in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia and Vietnam.
With a passion for revolutionising the food and beverage industry, Andrew has led the Group to win several prestigious awards and has further helped to enhance Singapore’s status as a gourmet destination, putting the country on the world gourmet map.
Dr Shawn Vasoo
National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Dr Shawn Vasoo is Clinical Director at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore and Senior Consultant in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001, and completed an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, followed by subsequent fellowships in Clinical Microbiology and Orthopedic Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Returning to Singapore in 2014, Dr Vasoo leads the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at NCID, besides caring for in and out-patients on the Infectious Diseases Service, and also is an educator with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
He serves on several editorial boards including the Singapore Medical Journal, BMC Infectious Diseases, the Journal of Bone and Joint Infection and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He has an interest in rapid diagnostics, Gram negative resistance, bone and joint infections and outbreak preparedness.
Dr Sidney Yee
Diagnostics Development (DxD) Hub
Sidney is the CEO of Diagnostics Development (DxD) Hub and Senior Advisor at A*ccelerate. Her team of diagnostics and medical device specialists at DxD Hub was the first to receive Provisional Authorisation of COVID-19 test from HSA in early Feb. Fortitude is now deployed in more than a dozen hospitals in Singapore and more than 20 countries globally.
A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in R&D, starting companies and investments prior to joining A*STAR, Sidney continues to be actively involved in med-tech and innovation activities. She cofounded multiple biotech and medtech companies, serves as non-executive board member of several medtech companies, and as a reviewer on various diagnostics and medtech funding schemes.
Mr Low Cheaw Hwei
Head of Design, Philips (Asia)
Head of Government and Public Affairs, Philips (SG)
Mr. Low Cheaw Hwei is Head of Design for Philips in Asia and Head of Government and Public Affairs for Philips in Singapore. Currently on the Philips ASEAN Pacific management team, Cheaw Hwei looks after the overall direction of Philips Design in the region, leading the company through a design transformation, as Philips – a leader in healthcare technology – moves towards experience and solutions based innovation. His second role brings synergy in driving both design and innovation initiatives into the work that Philips does in Singapore.
Having held various creative and management roles in the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore, Cheaw Hwei has led Philips Design in design management, and creative and brand design strategy. At Philips, Cheaw Hwei held top design roles as Chief Design Officer for Philips TV and Audio-Video Multimedia, and Global Product and Service Design Creative Director for Philips Consumer Lifestyle.
Beyond achieving commercial success, Cheaw Hwei has led teams to win multiple local and international design and innovation awards, including the President’s Design Award, iF, RedDot and Singapore G-mark.
A respected industry practitioner, Cheaw Hwei has served as board member for various design platforms such as the Design Singapore Council, Singapore Design Masterplan 2025 Committee, Committee for Future Economy for innovation and capability development and judged at international design competitions. He is also a frequent speaker at international design and innovation forums and was recently awarded the Public Service Medal for his contribution to design education.
Mr Srikanth V. Nott
Cowrie Capital Pte Ltd
Srikanth is an experienced business leader, a former Senior VP at Philips Singapore, who has worked in its health and electronics businesses across China, ASEAN/Pac & India. Since 2018, he is a business adviser, mentor and early-stage seed investor in a cluster of health-tech startups in Asia.
Srikanth is well-versed with the professional and consumer health domains and their respective value chains. He has championed preventive care in the media, including in The Straits Times and on CNA.
An engineering and business graduate, Srikanth has led innovation, product creation, marketing and sales teams across Asia. Prior to Philips, Srikanth worked in management consulting, investment management and in mass communication.
Ms Jeannie Lim
Assistant Chief Executive,
Policy and Planning Group
Singapore Tourism Board
Ms Jeannie Lim assumed the position of Assistant Chief Executive, Policy and Planning Group on 11 March 2019. In her current role, Jeannie leads policy and strategy matters across STB, supporting research and data-driven decision-making. She also drives industry development and regulatory efforts for core tourism industries such as hotels, cruise, travel agent and tourist guides, sectoral manpower development strategies, as well as infrastructure planning and management of key tourism assets.
Prior to her current role, Jeannie led the Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel division of the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau. In this role, she was responsible for attracting quality association congresses and corporate-driven events to Singapore, and ensuring Singapore’s competitive positioning as a Top International Convention and Meetings City. She also champions the development of the local industry to strengthen Singapore’s position as a business events destination.
Jeannie was also concurrently Executive Director of the Exhibition & Conference Division from 2011 to 2013. Prior to this role, she served as Director, Tourism Concept Development where she oversaw the master planning of new tourism zones such as Mandai and Jurong Lake, to ensure a steady pipeline of tourism developments. In this role, she was also co-chair of the Tourism Work Group under the Iskandar Malaysia Joint Ministerial Committee.
Over her 14 years with the Board, Jeannie has overseen key strategic tourism projects such as the opening of the Singapore Flyer, the development of River Safari, and the conceptualisation of the Hotel Industry Productivity Roadmap.
Ms Tamsin Greulich-Smith
Director, School of X
Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Senior Fellow at Ministry of Health’s Office for Healthcare Transformation, and DesignSingapore Council advisor, has 25 years’ experience delivering transformation programmes.
A graduate of Imperial College London, and Royal Society for Public Health fellow, she held the first jointly-funded appointment between London Borough of Barnet’s Council and Health Authority, pioneering integrated care strategies. At the UK’s Department of Health she oversaw the national health promotion programme, Heartbeat Award.
In 2015 Tamsin established the Smart Health Leadership Centre at National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, which she ran for five years, teaching and delivering healthcare transformation initiatives.
Mr Göran Henriks
Chief Executive of Learning & Innovation
Göran Henriks is the Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at Qulturum http://plus.rjl.se/qulturum in Region Jönköping County, Sweden www.rjl.se
Mr. Henriks academic background is in Psychology from the University of Lund, and worked as a child psychologist. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg. During 1976-1983, he worked as a child- and school psychologist, and between 1978 and 2000, he was also engaged in top sport as he was coaching national teams in basketball.
Mr. Henriks has more than thirty years of experience in the management of the Swedish healthcare system. As a member of the Region Jönköping County’s Top Management and Strategic Group, Göran is also a board member of the Swedish Institute for Quality, SIQ http://www.siq.se/Home.htm, senior advisor SALAR, chair Emeritus International Forum Programme Advisory Committee as well as the chairman of the South East Health Care regions Quality registers centre. http://rcso.se/
In addition, he is the chairman of the Strategic Committee of the International Quality Forum organised by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, http://internationalforum.bmj.com/. Göran is also appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Health Care Improvement, www.ihi.org and an appointed professor in Quality Management at the University of Yerevan, Armenia.
Prof Jonathan Gray
Director - Transformation & Informatics
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, United Kingdom
Jonathon is the Director of Transformation and Informatics at Cardiff & Vale University Heath Board, United Kingdom. Jonathon was previously the CEO of the South West Academic Health Science Network, an organization improving the health and patient experience of people in the South West of England by supporting and accelerating innovation and quality improvement.
He is a passionate leader and brings significant experience as a clinician and an academic, an executive team member, and a director of local, national and international improvement and innovation.
Previously, Jonathon established and led Ko Awatea (Maori for ‘First Light’), an institute for health system innovation and improvement in South Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathon trained as a clinical geneticist, as a public health practitioner with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard, and as an improvement leader, though a Health Foundation Quality Improvement fellowship based at Boston with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Mr Yee Wee Tang
Yee Wee Tang is the Head of Grab Singapore. He is responsible for leading business strategy and operations for Grab in the market.
Wee Tang joined Grab nearly 4 years ago and was previously the Head of Grab Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. He also led Grab’s entry into Cambodia. Most recently, he led the GrabBike and GrabExpress services in Indonesia.
Prior to joining Grab, Wee Tang spent more than five years in management consulting with the Boston Consulting Group and BP. His experience spans a breadth of industries including transport, financial institutions and energy. He also spent several years as an engineer with SMRT Corporation in Singapore.
Wee Tang has a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of London, Imperial College, and received his MBA from Duke University. He spends his free time with his wife and four children.
Mr Jayson Goh
Managing Director - Airport Operations Management
Changi Airport Group
Jayson currently serves as the Managing Director, Airport Operations Management, overseeing both the Passenger Experience and Development Operations divisions, as well as the Experience Creation, Horticulture and Facility Management departments. Jayson is also a member of the CAG’s Innovation Committee, which drives mid to long term initiatives to future proof the airport.
A keen champion for service innovation, Jayson leads the effort in rethinking passenger processes at the airport, driving new initiatives that include automation, robotics and the development of intelligent solutions using data analytics.
A/Prof Chin Jing Jih
Chairman of Medical Board
Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Central Health
Associate Professor Chin Jing Jih is Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant Geriatrician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). He is also the Director of TTSH Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing. He serves as a member of the National Healthcare Group’s (NHG) Research Committee and chairs the NHG Research Ethics Committee and TTSH Clinical Ethics Committee. He holds teaching responsibilities at both NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Associate Professor Chin serves in several committees in the Ministry of Health and the community, including the Board of Directors for the Agency for Integrated Care, DT Chair Panel of the Singapore Medical Council, Medical Advisory Board of Ang Mo Kio-THK Hospital, Singapore Bioethics Advisory Committee and the National Medical Ethics Committee. He also chairs the HSA Complementary Health Products Advisory Committee.
Dr Wong Sweet Fun
Chief Transformation Officer & Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Population Health)
Dr Wong Sweet Fun is the Clinical Director at NHG’s Population Health Office. She also leads the population health initiatives in Yishun and Woodlands Zones as the Clinical Director. At Yishun Health, she is the Chief Transformation Officer and the Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (PopulationHealth). She is a geriatrician by training and has been actively involved for the past 20 years in the development of preventive geriatrics and promotion of health, fitness and ageing-in place in community-dwelling older adults.
Mr David Dhevarajulu
Centre for Healthcare Innovation
An experienced and avid practitioner, with over 25 years of experience, in Management, Operations, Quality, Strategic Planning and Academia, David Dhevarajulu is passionate about workforce transformation and business excellence.
A change maker steeped in valuable experience, David Dhevarajulu leads Singapore’s healthcare transformation as the Executive Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation - a co-learning network with a mission to build thought leadership, drive workforce transformation and enable healthcare training through new andragogy. In this role, David helms a team that encourages co-learning and collaborations across borders and industries, facilitate job redesign, drive innovative initiatives and projects, as well as oversee the operations of the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation, the largest purpose-built innovation centre with MICE facilities.
Prior to this, David was the Director of various departments including Kaizen, Management Development, Organisational Development (OD) and Operations respectively. With his extensive experience and an acute understanding of both the healthcare industry and human resource transformation, David sits on numerous hospital and cluster committees and workgroups, to provide expert advice and insights. He has successfully driven many organization-wide transformation, staff engagement and change initiatives and has been instrumental in helping the hospital acquire numerous awards and accolades.
For his dedicated and significant contributions to the National Healthcare Group and public service, David was awarded the TTSH Staff Excellence Award (Gold), the NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award and National Day Commendation Medal (2019).
David is an Engineer by training with a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from the Leicester University. He also holds certification in Strategic Planning from the Michigan University, Training and Development from IPD(UK), and Lean Healthcare from the Belmont University Graduate School.
David is a certified Erickson Coach with ICF credentials.
Ms Koh Huey Bing
Director, Organisation Development
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Mrs Koh Huey Bing has close to 20 years of healthcare experience; of which 14 years were with Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Her experience covers communications and public relations, service and process improvement through lean methodologies, human resource development, staff engagement, leadership and organisation development (OD).
She supports leadership in defining the strategic and operational direction of a Leadership and Organisation Development plan as well as the execution of the plan to build organisation health and effectiveness. She also oversees the development of OD expertise and processes to support cluster-level and institution-level OD interventions.
"At a corporate level, my career aspiration is to help build an organisation culture where staff are engaged and inspired to be co-owners and co-creators of a healthcare enterprise marked by an outstanding value system and future orientation. It is a culture where people are bold, daring and committed to make a difference; to 'chart new oceans' for healthcare. Leadership is collective and people are aspirational."
"At a personal level, I see my best contribution as an "influencer". I have been blessed by many good leaders who have both directly or indirectly enabled my growth, shaped my capabilities and helped me build capacity. My mission is to “create positive value” with my colleagues and partners, building new insights and exploring new boundaries, as we navigate as a team."