Chairman, NUHS BoardChairman, Board of Trustees, National University of Singapore
Mr Hsieh Fu Hua was appointed to the Board of the National University Health System in April 2017 and he assumed the role of Chairman on 1 January 2019. He was also Chairman of the JurongHealth Board before JurongHealth Campus became a part of NUHS.
Active in the community, Mr Hsieh also serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organisations. He chairs the National University of Singapore, the National Gallery Singapore and the Stewardship Asia Centre. He was President of the National Council of Social Service from August 2012 to July 2018.
In business, Mr Hsieh is the Chairman of ACR Capital Holdings Pte Ltd and adviser to the PrimePartners Group, which he co-founded. He is a board director of GIC Private Limited and Grab Holdings Inc.
Mr Hsieh started his career in merchant banking and capital markets in 1974 when he joined Morgan Grenfell Asia Holdings upon graduation, eventually rising to head the organisation. He subsequently served as Group Managing Director of BNP Prime Peregrine Group Hong Kong, CEO of Singapore Exchange, President of Temasek Holdings and Chairman of United Overseas Bank.
Mr Hsieh is an alumnus of the NUS Business School.
Ministry of Health, Singapore
Mr Chan Heng Kee is the Permanent Secretary of Health since 1 May 2016. He had previously served as the Permanent Secretary of Social and Family Development and the Permanent Secretary of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
Since joining the Singapore Public Service in 1996, Heng Kee has held different appointments in various public sector organisations. These include Chief Executive at the Workforce Development Agency; Dean and Chief Executive Officer at the Civil Service College; Deputy Secretary (Development) at the Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office; Director (Strategic Policy and Research) at the former Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports; Director (Manpower Development) at the Ministry of Manpower; and Assistant Director (Sea and Air Transport) at the former Ministry of Communications.
Heng Kee chairs the National Library Board, Employment and Employability Institute and MOH Holdings. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Totalisator Board, Civil Service College, Singapore Health Services, National University Health System and National Healthcare Group.
He holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Executive Officer, nTan Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd.
Mr Nicky Tan currently runs nTan Corporate Advisory, a boutique corporate finance and corporate restructuring firm. Prior to forming his own consultancy firm, he was Partner and Head of Global Corporate Finance at Arthur Andersen Singapore and ASEAN. He was also previously Partner and Head of Financial Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore and Chairman of Financial Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia Pacific.
Mr Tan is a director of the National Cancer Centre Research Fund, Sembcorp Industries and a member of the school management committee of Pei Chun Public School.
A qualified chartered accountant, Mr Tan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Admiral (Retired) Richard Lim has more than 30 years experience in the Singapore Ministry of Defence holding various appointments including Director Joint Operations and Planning, Chief of Navy, Deputy Secretary (Technology) and CIO, and Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Agency.
His work has included roles in every phase of the systems development life cycle of complex defence systems where he has developed a deep practice-oriented professional interest in the conceptualisation, development, management, operations and support of complex infrastructure, engineering and human activity systems. He continues his professional interest in complex systems as an independent consultant and as adjunct professor in the Division of Systems and Engineering Management, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
Richard was Chairman and Director of ST Logistics Pte Ltd. He is also a board member of Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd. Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and an Honorary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. During his career, Richard has received the Singapore Public Administration Award Gold (Military) as well as several international awards including the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander (USA), Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) and Officer of the Legion of Honour (France).
Chief Technology Officer, GIC
Ms Wu Choy Peng was appointed GIC's Chief Technology Officer on 14 August 2017 to provide integrated oversight for technology and data analytics. Before joining GIC, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel).
From 2006 to 2012, she was Group Chief Information Officer of Neptune Orient Lines Group. Prior to that, she held various senior appointments including the Singapore Government's Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry) of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Education (MOE). She spent 10 years at the National Computer Board (NCB) upon graduation.
Ms Wu holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Computer/Communication Science/Mathematics and a Master of Science in Computer Science/Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Group Chief Executive Officer, PSA International Pte. Ltd.
Mr Tan Chong Meng was appointed a Director in April 2011. He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International. He also heads the Senior Management Council (SMC) of the PSA Group, an executive team responsible for making key decisions Group-wide.
Chong Meng joined PSA on 1 October 2011, bringing with him many accomplishments as an Asian and Global Leader with great experience in managing the complexity, diversity and breadth of a global business. As Group CEO, he is responsible for the overall performance of the PSA Group.
Chong Meng leads in both strategy and execution in PSA Group towards achieving higher levels and greater success for the future. Together with his management team, he will lead and focus on gaining PSA share of the value through making the best of current assets and activities and growing PSA port positions and business partnerships worldwide.
Prior to PSA, Chong Meng served as the Executive Vice President, Global Commercial, Shell Downstream, a part of the Royal Dutch Shell Group, where he led six global businesses many of which are world leaders engaging in marketing and sales of fuels, lubricants and specialty products to commercial customers vis-à-vis Aviation, Marine, Industrial, Land Transport, Construction and Liquefied Petroleum Gas. With more than 20 years of experience in Shell, Chong Meng has worked in USA, Europe, China and Singapore holding various senior leadership positions, his responsibilities spanned from management, sales, marketing, trading, refinery operations, customer service to merger and acquisitions.
Besides keeping a sharp focus on business growth and profitability, Chong Meng is equally balanced in people development, having spent many years leading the Asian Talent Council for Shell to effectively grow and promote gifted Asian talents within Shell. For his many portfolios and significant contributions, he is ranked as one of the top executive leaders within Shell globally. Chong Meng had also worked with the Ministry of National Development, Singapore in various positions for five years.
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Mr Vincent Chin Sze Heong is the Global Leader of Boston Consulting Group's Public Sector Practice.
He began his early career at two global companies at the forefront of the airlines and technology industries respectively, before joining BCG in 1999. In BCG, Vincent has been helping clients in both the public and private sector to sharpen and sustain their competitive edge. His core area of focus is in strategy breakthroughs, business model innovation and large scale transformation.
Mr Chin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School and Bachelor of Science (Computer & Information System) from the National University of Singapore.
Chairman, Integrated Health Information Systems
Mr Paul Chan Kwai Wah is the Chairman of Integrated Health Information Systems and Chairman of National Healthcare Group Fund Limited.
He was Former Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He was with Hewlett-Packard for 28 years, including seven years with Compaq Computer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, where he held a number of senior executive positions and led the successful regional integration of Tandem Computers, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computers. He stepped down as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd on 1 May 2006.
He was awarded the Public Service Star (PBM) in 2005.
Executive DirectorCentre for Liveable Cities
Mr Khoo Teng Chye is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore.
He was formerly the Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency (2003 to 2011), Chief Executive Officer/Chief Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)(1992 to 1996), Chief Executive Officer/Group President of PSA Corporation(1996 to 2002), President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Investments and Managing Director (Special Projects) of Temasek Holdings(2002 to 2003).
He sits on the Boards of Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS), and GDF Suez's (Engie) Urban Strategy and Innovation Council. Currently, he serves as a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel (DPAP) set up by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is also the Chairman of the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute Governing Board and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the formation of the New Capital for the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), NTU, and at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.
Mr Khoo graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from Monash University, Australia. A President-cum-Colombo Plan Scholar, he also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Ms Ngiam Siew YingDeputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Health, Singapore
Senior Director, National Population and Talent Division
Ms Ngiam Siew Ying joined the public service in 1999. Ms Ngiam is Deputy Secretary (Policy), Minstry Of Health.
She is concurrently Senior Director of the National Population and Talent Division. In this role, she oversees the formulation and review of overarching policy issues related to population and demography, with a view towards a sustainable population for Singapore.
Ms Ngiam was previously with the Ministry of Transport, where she was Deputy Director of Sea Transport and later 2nd Director of Land Transport. She has also held past appointments at the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science and Technology Agency.
Senior Deputy President and Provost,Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor,National University of Singapore
Professor Ho Teck Hua is the Senior Deputy President and Provost of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at NUS.
Prof Ho is a prominent behavioural scientist with a PhD in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with first class honours, a Master's degree in Computer and Information Sciences from NUS, and a Master's degree in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School.
In 2011, he took a part-time appointment at NUS as Vice President (Research Strategy), and became Director of the NUS Centre for Behavioural Economics. In Singapore, he is a Board Member of the National University Health System, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Environment Agency, a fellow at the Civil Service College, and chair of a research advisory panel for the Land Transport Authority. He is also the Executive Chairman of AI Singapore, a national research and development programme, and Chairman of the Singapore Data Science Consortium.
Prior to his role as Deputy President, Prof Ho was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He was also the director of the Asia Business Centre and served as the Haas School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Marketing Group. In 1999, he earned tenure in the marketing department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Prof Ho has published many significant works in refereed journals in the areas of behavioural economics, management science, and marketing. In 2014, a co-authored paper won the second place Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award from Production and Operations Management. He has also been a finalist for three of the most prestigious awards in marketing research, including the 2011 William F O'Dell Award, the 2006 John DC Little Best Paper Award, and the 2005 Paul Green Best Paper Award.
He was the first non-US citizen to be editor-in-chief of Management Science, the venerable flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and one of the top journals for research in management. He has also been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and a co-editor for Foundations and Trends in Marketing.
Prof Ho has consulted and taught for many large companies, including Autodesk, eBay, Google, Intel, and Johnson & Johnson, among others. He is one of the most sought after experts on strategic pricing strategy and behavioural change.
At the Haas School of Business, Prof Ho received the 2015 Williamson Award, the School's highest faculty award, named in honour of Oliver Williamson, the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The award celebrates honourees who best reflect the character and integrity associated with Williamson's scholarly work and legacy. He was awarded the prestigious Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010, and the Earl F Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Consultant, Ramdas & Wong
Mr Latiff Ibrahim is a Consultant at Ramdas & Wong. He was formerly the Managing Partner of Harry Elias Partnership and headed the firm's Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Projects practice group.
He has advised on various infrastructure projects in Singapore and the region including the Singapore Health Pte Ltd's Hospital/Medical/Hotel Project. JurongHealth has benefited much from Mr Latiff's legal expertise during the initial phase of the construction of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. His experience in advising, drafting and negotiating construction and building related contracts and agreements would be most useful in defending JurongHealth's legal rights.
Chairman, Singapore Turf Club
Mr Lim Joo Boon is Chairman of Singapore Turf Club and a Director of Sentosa Development Corporation.
Mr Lim is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting, National University of Singapore Business School at National University of Singapore. He has served as a Senior Partner of Accenture Singapore until 2003.
Mr Lim held various senior leadership positions in Accenture Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific region. His professional expertise is in organisational transformation, business process re-engineering and large-scale mission critical IT system implementation. Mr Lim has served and continues to serve on several charitable and not for profit organisations.
He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore.
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Asia Pacific UBS AG
Mrs Tracey Woon was appointed Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, Wealth Management, UBS AG in July 2016.
Prior to joining UBS, Mrs Tracey Woon was Vice Chairman of Citibank ASEAN Corporate and Investment Banking, encompassing Investment Banking for South East Asia, as well as Corporate Banking, Financial Institutions practice, Global Transaction Services and Global Subsidiaries Group for Singapore.
Tracey has more than 35 years of investment banking experience having worked on a whole spectrum of corporate finance transactions from equity fund raising (IPOs, equity placements and rights issues) to debt offerings to advisory work, including takeovers of public companies in Singapore and ASEAN.
Tracey holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the National University of Singapore. She was also conferred 2016 IBF Distinguished Fellow Award.
Professor John Eu-Li WongChief Executive, National University Health System Isabel Chan Professor of Medical Sciences
Dr John Eu‐Li Wong, Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, is Senior Vice President (Health Affairs) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS), incorporating the National University Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore, National University Polyclinics, Jurong Medical Centre and the National University of Singapore's medical, nursing, dental, and public health schools under one unified governance to develop a fully integrated academic health system.
He is actively involved in the development of Health and Biomedical Sciences as a key pillar of Singapore's economy and serves as a member of the National Health and Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee.
A medical oncologist‐haematologist, Dr Wong obtained his medical degree from NUS and did his residency and fellowship at the New York Hospital‐Cornell Medical Center, where he was the Chief Resident in Medicine, and Memorial Sloan‐Kettering Cancer Center. He has previously served as Director of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore; Chairman, Medical Board National University Hospital; Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Vice President (Life Sciences) and Vice Provost (Academic Medicine), National University of Singapore. He has also served as Chairman, Board of Directors, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore and serves on the Singapore Medical Council.
Dr Wong was awarded the Singapore National Day Awards 2016 ‐ Public Administration Medal (Gold); Singapore's President's Science & Technology Medal in 2014; the Outstanding Service Award from the National University of Singapore in 2013; recognised by the NUS Medical Society in 2011 for his contributions to medical student education; the Singapore Medical Association Lecturer in 2010; the Sass Foundation Award in conjunction with MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2010; the National Outstanding Clinician Award in 2009 by the Ministry of Health; the Singapore National Day Awards 2005 ‐ Public Administration Medal (Silver); and a Special Letter of Commendation from the Singapore Armed Forces in 1983. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and London, and the American College of Physicians.
He is involved in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers where he was Past President of the World Health Summit in 2013, the Association of Academic Health Centers – International, the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative, the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the International Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medicine, and the Advisory Board to the Government of Qatar on Academic Medicine. He was previously involved in the Global Agenda Council on Personalized & Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum, jointly founded the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG), a consortium of eight academic institutions spanning five countries in Asia and Australia and served on the International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Mr Chua Song Khim joins the senior leadership team at NUHS to develop an integrated academic health system that addresses Singapore's current and future needs. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive, NUHS in January 2017 while concurrently as Chief Executive Officer, NTUC Health until he relinquished his NTUC position in June 2018. In his Dy CE role, he is responsible for supporting the Alexandra Campus Development, National University Polyclinics, Family Medicine & Regional Health System Planning.
As the CEO of NTUC Unity Healthcare and Executive Director of NTUC Eldercare Cooperatives in 2012, he led the integration effort to form NTUC Health Cooperative in 2014. Today, NTUC Heath is the largest health co-operative in Singapore (one of NTUC's social enterprises), providing a comprehensive suite of health and eldercare services ranging from dental, family medicine, senior day care, homecare, nursing homes and senior wellness centres.
Mr Chua was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of NUH in 2001 before assuming the Chief Executive Officer position in July 2001 to July 2008. During his term at NUH, the hospital became the first hospital in Singapore to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) besides being ISO certified for ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:1996 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001:1999 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). NUH also received Spring Singapore's People Excellence Award and the Singapore Service Class. Mr Chua was instrumental in the master planning of the Kent Ridge campus that saw the development of the NUHS Tower Block and the new Medical Centre with the Kent Ridge MRT station, as well as positioning NUH to allow the creation of NUHS in 2007.
In 2008, Mr Chua left NUH and took up the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of public listed company China Healthcare Ltd (Econ Healthcare), that owns and operates a network of nursing homes and eldercare services in Singapore and Malaysia.
Mr Chua holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master's degree in Health Services Administration (Policy & Management) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA).
Over the years, Mr Chua had received numerous awards, including the National Day Commendation Medal, NTUC Commendation Medal, Ministry of Health's Health Leader Award and the Republic of Singapore Navy's National Servicemen of the Year award (Commendation). He is a Board member of St Luke's Hospital and Jurong Health Services Fund Board; Chairman of the MOH's Healthcare Productivity Implementation Taskforce (HPIT); a member of the Future Economy Council Essential Domestic Services Sub-Committee as well as a member of the Advisory Committee, School of Sports, Health and Leisure of Republic Polytechnic. Mr Chua also serves as an Elder in Bethesda Christian Centre. He was the former Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care's Strategic Advisory Committee - Quality Improvement for the Intermediate & Long Term Care sector, a member of Ministry of Health's City for All Ages Committee, and a member of Healthcare Tripartite Committee for Workforce Innovation and Productivity.
Chief Executive Officer, National University Hospital
Dr Eugene H.C. Liu (MBChB, MPhil, MD, FRCA) is CEO of the National University Hospital, the flagship 1,250-bed tertiary care hospital of the National University Health System.
He is a specialist in anaesthesia and also trained in epidemiology. He continues clinical anaesthesia work, with interests in airway management, and serves on the Ministry of Health's Residency Advisory Committee for Anaesthesia.
An Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, he previously served as its Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) and also Head of the Department of Anaesthesia in NUH and NUS.
Professor Quek Swee Chye graduated from the National University of Singapore, and proceeded on to specialist training in peadiatrics. He was awarded a medal for being the top candidate in the Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) examination. Professor Quek then joined his alma mater as a full time faculty, contributing to teaching and research, in addition to full time clinical service. Professor Quek majors in the subspecialty of cardiology. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, whilst on study leave from NUS. He was also awarded the Ministry of Health's Senior Clinician HMDP to pursue advanced training at the Boston Children's at Harvard University, and Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University.
Professor Quek heads the Division of Paediatric Cardiology, and his interests are heart disease in children (both congenital and acquired) and Kawasaki disease. In research, Professor Quek successfully defended his thesis and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and participated in many international conferences, both to present papers and as invited faculty. In recognition of his many contributions to cardiology, he was awarded Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology. Professor Quek is the only Singaporean and Asian to be accorded the honor of being a Council Member of the Adult Congenital and Paediatric Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (United Kingdom), Academy of Medicine and College of Paediatricians and Child Health, Singapore.
Professor Quek is Chairman of Medical Board at National University Hospital. For many years, he has been appointed visiting senior consultant to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Health Promotion Board's School Health Service. For his many outstanding contributions to clinical service, he has been bestowed the National Medical Excellence Awards 2013 (Outstanding Clinical Quality Activist Award) by the Ministry of Health, Singapore and the inaugural NUHS-Mokhtar Riady Pinnacle Award 2013 (Excellence Award) by NUHS.
Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Hospital
Chief Executive Officer, National University Polyclinics
Dr Lew Yii Jen is Chief Executive Officer of the National University Polyclinics. A practicing family physician, Dr Lew obtained his Masters of Medicine, Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians, Singapore, FCFP(S).
Dr Lew previously served as the Senior Director of Clinical Services at National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) where he oversaw the clinical quality and patient safety matters of the nine polyclinics. He coordinated with the nurses, Care Managers, Allied Health Professionals and the operations staff in the team based comprehensive care of chronic patients, as well as communicated with the regional hospitals in the integration of care of patients across different institutions. Dr Lew was also responsible for the overall coordination of the emergency preparedness of the polyclinics under NHGP in the areas of civil and national emergencies including pandemic situations.
He has served as a member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Expert Committee on Immunisation, the MOH Inter-Agency Committee on Mental Health Integration, and the Agency of Integrated Care GP Advisory Panel.
Dr Lew is active in important medical covers for international events, the most recent being the setting up of medical centres for the SEA Games and Para Games in 2015. He is currently involved in the MOH Chronic Disease Management Programme Clinical Advisory Committee which advises on the latest medical condition to be CDMP Medisave claimable.
Dean, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Professor Teo Yik Ying is Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He also helms the iOmics Programme at the Life Sciences Institute, and is an Associate Faculty Member of the Genome Institute of Singapore.
A keen researcher by nature, Prof Teo has gained international recognition for his work in genomics, where his focus is in the development and application of mathematical and statistical techniques to understand the genetic causes of human diseases and genetic evolution in worldwide populations. He has conducted large scale genomic studies on populations from Africa, Europe and Asia, and currently chairs an international consortium investigating the genetic diversity of cosmopolitan and indigenous populations in Asia.
Prof Teo majored in statistical genetics, having completed his doctoral training at the University of Oxford after obtaining a Distinction for his Masters in Applied Statistics at Oxford and graduating top of the cohort for the Bachelor programme in Mathematics at Imperial College, United Kingdom. He pursued his postdoctoral training with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, where he was concurrently appointed as a Lecturer at the Statistics Department in Oxford.
Prof Teo has previously served as the Director for the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, where the Centre works closely with the Singapore Ministry of Defence to develop capabilities for disease surveillance, consultation and research to deter and to control potential infectious disease outbreaks. He was also the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, which approaches systems-level healthcare issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, connecting healthcare workers, patients, researchers, policy- and decision-makers to tackle complex themes in the fast-changing nature of health services delivery.
For his contributions and achievements to academic and public health, Prof Teo was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Singapore Youth Award (2011), the Young Scientist Award by the Singapore National Academy of Science (2010), the NUHS-Mochtar Riady Pinnacle Young Achiever Award (2015), and the Outstanding Young Persons of the
World award in the category of Academic Leadership and Achievements (2015). He was also conferred numerous scholarships during his education, including the Public Service Commission scholarship (1997), the Shell Centenary Scholarship (2000), the Lee Kuan Yew Postgraduate Scholarship (2003) and the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship (2003).
Growing up in a family of educators, Prof Teo is both a passionate and exceptional educator, and has won numerous faculty and university awards for teaching excellence from both NUS and Oxford.
Physician-in-ChiefGroup Chief Human Resource Officer, National University Health System (NUHS)
Group Chief Financial Officer, National University Health System (NUHS)
As Group Chief Financial Officer, Ms Wong Soo Min leads the development of the financial and business strategies, while ensuring effective internal controls and ongoing financial sustainability of NUHS. She also oversees the Enterprise Risk Management, working closely with the institutions to ensure that they have the robust framework in place. As the Corporate Office Chief of Staff, she assists the Chief Executive in shaping strategies and leading the integration efforts of NUHS.
Ms Wong has held senior leadership positions in both Finance and Operations in technology multinationals like Hewlett Packard Inc, Micron Technology Inc and an Intel-Micron Joint Venture, with experience encompassing business partnership and analytics, development and implementation of transformation initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, start-up operations, supply chain, quality and partners' management. She has extensive experience in finance where she led worldwide teams in facilitating the transparency of financial performance across institutions, working with senior leaders and key stakeholders to drive improved performance and ensuring that business decisions are grounded in sound analysis with the appropriate accountability.
Ms Wong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Ms Joanne YapGroup Chief Operating Officer, Data Protection Officer,National University Health System (NUHS)
Ms Joanne Yap is the Group Chief Operating Officer and Group Data Protection Officer of the National University Health System (NUHS). As Group Chief Operating Officer, Joanne has been tasked to develop this new portfolio with the goal of achieving Operations functional integration and operational excellence across NUHS. As Group Data Protection Officer, she oversees NUHS' PDPA processes and compliance, to ensure that personal data is properly managed and safeguarded.
Joanne concurrently holds the appointment of Chief Strategy Officer of JurongHealth Campus (JHC) where she oversees strategy development and implementation within Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre.
Joanne's career spans the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, starting as a journalist with the Business Times. Her career in public healthcare spans five organisations – KK Women's & Children's Hospital (KKH), National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and currently NUHS and JHC. Prior to her current appointments, Joanne spent 8 years as Chief Operating Officer and subsequently Group Chief Operating Officer of JHC, holding portfolios across the spectrum of hospital management such as Corporate Planning and Performance Management, Operations, Quality Improvement, Information Technology/Management, Hospital Commissioning and Institutional Care Collaborations.
Joanne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore, before pursuing a postgraduate degree in Marketing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore), Masters in Hospital and Healthcare Services at the University of Minnesota (USA) and Masters in Information Studies at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She also completed Harvard University's Advanced Management Program in 2013.