Chairman, NUHS BoardChairman, Board of Trustees, NUS
Mr Hsieh Fu Hua was appointed to the Board of the National University Health System (NUHS) 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 Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore (NUS), 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, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Exchange, President of Temasek Holdings and Chairman of United Overseas Bank.
Mr Hsieh is an alumnus of the NUS Business School.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Mr Chan Yeng Kit was appointed Permanent Secretary (Health) in December 2019. Prior to this, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence) from 2013 to 2019, Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) from 2012 to 2013, and Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications & the Arts) from 2008 to 2012.
Mr Chan’s career has spanned a range of appointments in Government, the labour movement, and the private sector. These include management positions in the Public Service Division, National Trades Union Congress, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Education. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2005 to 2007.
Mr Chan graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Tasmania, earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces National Serviceman of the Year Award in 1999, conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2000, and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2010.
MS NGIAM SIEW YINGDeputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Health, SingaporeSenior Director, National Population and Talent Division
Ms Ngiam Siew Ying joined the public service in 1999. Ms Ngiam is Deputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry 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.
Chairman & Director, ST Logistics Pte Ltd
Mr Richard Lim is Chairman of ST Logistics and its group of companies including ST Healthcare and ST Airport Services. He also serves as a board member of the Land Transport Authority, National University Health System, and the Integrated Health Information Systems.
Mr Lim is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and an Honourary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. Mr Lim also chairs the Singapore National Maritime Safety at Sea Council and the Governing Board of the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory. He is a member of the Ministry of Health Holdings Healthcare Infrastructure and Planning Committee and the Ministry of Finance Development Projects Advisory Panel. Mr Lim is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management at the National University of Singapore.
Mr Lim retired from the Singapore Ministry of Defence after serving more than 30 years in 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 conceptualization, development and management of large scale systems. He continues his professional interest in engineering systems in a consulting role as a partner and Chairman of Keystone Technologies LLP.
Partner, PeepalTree Pte Ltd
Mr Ramaswami is a finance, technology and operations professional with over 35 years of international experience, including 12 at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), 21 at Citibank and three at Nestle. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics (Honours) from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Masters in Business Administration) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr Ramaswami retired as President of the Singapore Exchange on 1 October 2019. He held various roles there and had broad responsibilities helming Technology, Operations, Product Management & Marketing, and International Coverage with responsibility for all regulated subsidiaries of the Exchange. The subsidiaries included Trading, Clearing and Depository services and covered all asset classes – Securities, Derivatives, Fixed Income and Fixed Exchange. He was also responsible for Market Data, connectivity and Index businesses of the exchange. He joined SGX as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in 2007 and was appointed Co-President in 2010 and President in May 2012.
Prior to SGX, Mr Ramaswami was with Citigroup where he held progressively senior positions across Operations, Technology and Transaction Banking in various locations including Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York. In his last role at Citigroup, he was Chief Information Officer with the International Consumer Business of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Bank. The role was based in New York with responsibility for technology across Citi’s International Retail Banking operations.
Currently, Mr Ramaswami also serves on the board of GovTech Singapore and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC). He has previously served on the boards of Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and several of SGX’s subsidiaries including the Energy Market Company.
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.
Mr Tan 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.
Mr Tan 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, Mr Tan 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, Mr Tan 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, Mr Tan 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. Mr Tan had also worked with the Ministry of National Development, Singapore in various positions for five years.
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.
Senior Consultant, Cardiologist, Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Dr Lim Yean Teng graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Singapore. After completing his training in internal medicine, he underwent cardiology training at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and the Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore. He then spent 18 months at the Division of Cardiovascular Disease in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA. He received further training in Interventional and Nuclear Cardiology and subsequently went for further training in Peripheral Intervention Fellowship at the Prairie Heart Institute in Springﬁeld, Illinois in the United States. Dr Lim’s special interests include percutaneous coronary intervention, clinical and nuclear cardiology.
Dr Lim is recognised as a key opinion leader in the cardiology field in Singapore and the region. Before going into private practice, he served in public hospitals for 24 years. Apart from his role as a Senior Consultant Cardiologist, he was a university academic for 17 years, and served as Chairman, Medical Board and Head of the Cardiac Department at NUH. He was also a member of the Senior Management and Co-Director of the Heart Institute of the National Healthcare Group. He was Chairman of the National Committee for Cardiac Care and Specialists' Training Committee (Cardiology). He currently serves as Chairman, Medical Fee Benchmarks Committee and is a member of the Specialists Accreditation Board under the Ministry of Health and Medicine Advisory Board under the Health Sciences Authority.
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Mr Vincent Chin 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.
Irene Tan Liang Kheng Professor in Medicine and OncologySenior Vice President (Health Affairs), NUS
Prof Yeoh Khay Guan is Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS). He is also concurrently the Irene Tan Liang Kheng Professor in Medicine & Oncology and Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore (NUS). He practises as a Senior Consultant at the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National University Hospital (NUH). He served as Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 2011 to 2018.
Prof Yeoh received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from NUS in 1987 and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the NUH. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Glasgow, and a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He received several awards, including the Nishi-Takahashi Lectureship at the 9th International Gastric Cancer Conference in 2011, Outstanding Clinician Scientist award at the National Medical Excellence Awards 2013 from the Ministry of Health, Singapore as well as the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016 for his outstanding contributions to medical education and healthcare in Singapore.
Senior Deputy President and Provost, NUSTan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, NUS
Prof Ho Teck Hua is the Senior Deputy President and Provost of the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is also a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor. He is also the executive chairman of AI Singapore, a national research and development programme, and chairman of the Singapore Data Science Consortium.
In 2011, he took a part-time appointment at NUS as vice president of research strategy and became director of the NUS Centre for Behavioural Economics. In 2015, he became deputy president of research and technology at NUS. Prior to his role as deputy president, Teck was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
At the Haas School of Business, Teck 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.
Director, Business Development (APAC), BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
Mr Ishak Ismail has been the Regional Director for Asia at the global defence and security company, BAE Systems Hägglunds since February 2017. He also has prior private sector experience as CEO, Defence Services with CWT Limited and as Senior Vice-President/General Manager at ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd.
Mr Ismail currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Maritime & Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore since April 2012. He also sits in various councils and panels, holding posts such as Chairman, Families for Life Council, member of the MINDEF Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) Main Council and ACCORD Council for Family & Community Engagement. He is also a member of the External Review Panel for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Safety.
After serving more than 29 years in the SAF, Mr Ismail retired at the rank of Brigadier-General. He had held various senior appointments and contributed significantly to training transformation for the SAF and in the development of leaders.
In support of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 held in Singapore, Mr Ismail led the SAF Task Force as Executive Producer/Chairman EXCO for the opening and closing ceremony. He also supervised arrival and departure operations at the port of entries and oversaw all transportation requirements for athletes, delegates and invited dignitaries.
Mr Ismail holds an MBA and a Bachelors of Arts (Economics & Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. He also attained a Graduate Diploma in Leadership & Organisational Development in conjunction with MIT. In 2008, he received the Public Administration Medal Silver (Military) for his significant contributions to SAF.
Executive Director, Centre 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.
Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine and Chair Professor in MedicineThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Sung holds an MBBS from the University of Hong Kong, a PhD from the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Medicine from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Hong Kong College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians (London), American College of Gastroenterology, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians (Thailand), Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow), American Gastroenterological Association and the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong. He is also an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Prof Sung was the Vice Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2010 to 2017. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and the Head of Shaw College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been a Director of the Institute of Digestive Disease, Director of the Stanley Ho Center of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Director of the Cheng Suen Man Shook Foundation Centre for Hepatitis Studies. He has also held numerous hospital and government appointments in Hong Kong.
Prof Sung has received high recognition for his research in gastroenterology, teaching and leadership. He was Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network and Convenor of the Heads of Universities Committee.
MRS MILDRED TANChairperson, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Mrs Mildred Tan is the Chairperson of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Co-chair of the Council for Board Diversity and alternate member of the Council of Presidential Advisors.
Mrs Tan was appointed Justice of Peace in 2008. She received the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2007 and Public Service Star (BBM) in 2014 for outstanding community service in Singapore. She was also Nominated Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2011.
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 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.
Mrs Woon 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.
Mrs Woon holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the National University of Singapore. She was also conferred 2016 IBF Distinguished Fellow Award.
MR CHUA SONG KHIMDeputy Chief Executive, NUHS
Mr Chua Song Khim is the Deputy Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS), responsible for supporting the Alexandra Campus's development, National University Polyclinics, Family Medicine & Regional Health System planning. He was appointed in January 2017 while concurrently serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NTUC Health until he relinquished his NTUC position in June 2018.
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 Health (one of NTUC's social enterprises) is the largest health co-operative in Singapore, providing a comprehensive suite of health and eldercare services ranging across dental, family medicine, senior day care, homecare, nursing homes and senior wellness centres.
Mr Chua was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the National University Hospital (NUH) in 2001 before assuming the CEO 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. He oversaw the development of the NUHS Tower Block and the NUH Medical Centre with the Kent Ridge MRT station, as well as the positioning of NUH to allow the creation of NUHS in 2007.
In 2008, Mr Chua left NUH and took up the position of Group CEO 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 the Bethesda Christian Centre. He was 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.
As Deputy Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS), Mr Foo Hee Jug leads the Group Operations team to drive integration and improve patient experience to achieve greater efficiency. Supported by the NUHS Group Chiefs, he also oversees the cluster’s digital, technology, cybersecurity and data portfolios, with a focus on the implementation of national systems as well as the digital transformation of NUHS’ operations and care processes.
Mr Foo served more than 10 years as the founding Chief Executive Officer of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and the former Jurong Health Services cluster. Under his leadership, Singapore’s first integrated healthcare development - comprising an acute hospital and a community hospital built from the ground up – took shape and opened in 2015 and have become iconic landmarks in the west with multiple awards for its patient-centred features. Now part of the NUHS, the two hospitals play a major role in looking after the health of the population in the west of Singapore.
Always at the forefront of change, Mr Foo led NTFGH, Jurong Community Hospital (JCH) and Jurong Medical Centre (JMC) to achieve several groundbreaking firsts in Singapore healthcare. Within three years of opening, NTFGH achieved the highest possible Stage 7 on the HiMSS EMRAM, an international standard evaluating digital maturity in hospitals. The successful implementation of Epic EMR in 2015 introduced digitised patient medical records with data-mining potential for medical informatics. This served as a strong foundation for a common Next Generation Electronic Medical Record (NGEMR) between NUHS and NHG – another nationwide first and a feat during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With 27 years of experience in public healthcare, Mr Foo rose through the ranks and helmed several key positions including Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Changi General Hospital as well as COO at Singapore General Hospital with concurrent appointments as SingHealth's Group COO and Group Chief Procurement Officer. He was responsible for driving infrastructure development, operations effectiveness and efficiency, and quality at the organisational level. He played a key role during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and was conferred the National Day Commendation by the President of Singapore. More recently in 2017, he received both the Republic of Singapore’s Public Administration Medal (Silver) and Public Service Medal for his contributions to healthcare in Singapore and the community. Mr Foo serves in various public sector committees and on boards such as the Integrated Health and Information Services (IHIS) Board, the South West Development Council, the Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Health Sciences Advisory Committee, and the MHA’s Public Entertainment and Appeal Board.
He was the former NS Commander of CID and held the rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (NS). The recipient of a Public Service Commission Scholarship, Mr Foo graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours (2nd Class Upper) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Heath (Health Services Management) from the Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles. In 2007, he attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Chief Executive Officer, NUH
A/Prof Eugene Liu is Chief Executive Officer of the National University Hospital (NUH), 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 (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, he previously served as its Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) and was also the Head of the Department of Anaesthesia in NUH and NUS.
Chief Executive Officer-Designate, NUH
Prof Aymeric Lim is Senior Consultant, Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital (NUH), Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Dean of the Healthcare Leadership College (HLC), MOH Holdings.
Prof Lim has served in various leadership roles at both institutional and national levels. He served as the Group Chairman, Medical Board of the National University Health System (NUHS) from 2017 to 2020 and Group Chief Human Resource Officer, NUHS in 2018 and 2019. He has also served as Chairman, Medical Board, NUH from 2008 to 2016, and Vice‐Dean in the Dean’s Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017. Prof Lim was formerly the Commanding Officer of a Combat Support Hospital in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2009 to 2015.
With almost 30 years of experience, Prof Lim is an internationally recognised hand and reconstructive microsurgeon, highly regarded for his skills in restoring the nerve functions of brachial plexus patients, as well as restoring the quality of life for stroke, brain injury and tetraplegic patients. He has published extensively in these areas. His research on the intra‐muscular innervation of the muscles of the forearm has led to new clinical work in the field of tendon and nerve transfers. In addition, Prof Lim has co‐edited a book titled “Elective Hand Surgery”.
For his outstanding achievements in the advancement of hand and reconstructive microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and his contributions to shaping the safety culture of healthcare services in Singapore and beyond, Prof Lim was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Award 2019.
In 2018, he was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the National Day Awards for his contributions to the nation’s healthcare sector and was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) at the National Day Awards in 2012.
On the international front, he was also nominated to the French National Academy of Surgery and French Society for Hand Surgery in recognition of his expertise and surgical skills.
As a veteran of humanitarian projects, he has led medical missions to places like Taiwan, Afghanistan and Bandar Aceh in Indonesia and continues to serve on a regular basis.
Chairman, Medical Board, NUH
Prof Quek Swee Chye graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and proceeded on to specialist training in paediatrics. He was awarded a medal for being the top candidate in the Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) examination. Prof Quek then joined his alma mater as a full time faculty, contributing to teaching and research, in addition to full time clinical service. Prof 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.
Prof Quek heads the Division of Paediatric Cardiology in the National University Hospital (NUH), and his interests are heart disease in children (both congenital and acquired) and Kawasaki disease. In research, Prof 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. Prof Quek is the only Singaporean and Asian to be accorded the honour 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.
Prof Quek is Chairman of Medical Board at NUH. 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 the National University Health System.
A/Prof Cheah Wei Keat is the Chairman of Medical Board, and Head & Senior Consultant, General Surgery, at the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH). He was previously the Head, Division of General Surgery at the National University Hospital. He graduated in Medicine in Australia and completed his fellowship in General Surgery at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was subsequently elected to fellowship at the Academy of Medicine of Singapore and the American College of Surgeons. He completed his postgraduate general surgical training in Australia and his endocrine surgery fellowship in San Francisco, USA.
His main clinical and academic interest is in minimally invasive surgery and endocrine surgery. A/Prof Cheah has made progress in the development of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery in Singapore and has presented more than 200 papers at national and international scientific meetings, and published widely in refereed journals. A/Prof Cheah is currently a Senior Consultant and Visiting Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, NUH, and Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is also a member of several professional societies in endocrine surgery and endo-laparoscopic surgery.
Chief Executive Officer, AH
A/Prof Jason Phua is the Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Hospital (AH), and is a specialist in Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.
He served as the Head of Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in National University Hospital, from 2012 to 2016, and is the past President of the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore), the Deputy Chair of the National Intensive Care Unity Repository (NICUR), the Chair of the Asia Ventilation Forum (AVF), and the Secretary of the Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials (ACCCT) Group.
Chairman, Medical Board, AH
A/Prof Khoo See Meng is the Chairman, Medical Board of Alexandra Hospital (AH). He is a specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, and is the Director of the Sleep Medicine service in the National University Hospital (NUH), and the Head of Division of Acute Care, University Medicine Cluster, NUH.
A/Prof Khoo served as the Programme Director for the National University Health System's Internal Medicine Residency Programme from 2009 to 2017 and during this time, he received multiple teaching excellence awards. In his role as a clinician educator, A/Prof Khoo continues to contribute actively to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and remains a mentor to many today.
Chief Executive Officer, NUP
Dr Lew Yii Jen is Chief Executive Officer of the National University Polyclinics (NUP). 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.
Lien Ying Chow Professor in MedicineDean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Prof Chong Yap Seng has been the Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), since 1 January 2019. He is also the Executive Director of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) since 2015. As a respected clinician and researcher with a profound interest in women’s health and early development, he is the Lead Principal Investigator of the National Research Foundation Translational and Clinical Research Flagship Programme on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Prof Chong is also a Senior Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the National University Hospital (NUH), and a member of the Executive Group of the National University Health System (NUHS) as well as a board member of the National Medical Research Council.
Prof Chong has well over 300 peer-reviewed research publications, including papers in The Lancet, JAMA, and BMJ covering topics like the genetic epidemiology of pregnancy-related disorders, intrapartum and postpartum management, natural childbirth, strategies to promote breastfeeding, and the developmental origins of health and disease. He has formed multiple academic and industry collaborations with a particular focus in the area of early human development and nutrition, with research grant funding of more than $100 million. For his efforts, Prof Chong was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award by Singapore’s Ministry of Health in 2017.
Prior to his appointment as the Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Prof Chong was Vice-Dean (Academic Medicine) in which he supports the school on the strategic recruitment of top faculty, development of research collaborations within the university and its external partners, as well as the promotion of academic medicine. He led the school’s Medical Education Unit from 2004 to 2014 and his contributions to medical education have been recognised by university and national awards.
Prof Patrick Finbarr Allen is a Prosthodontist by training and has a particular interest in oral rehabilitation of older adults and gerodontology. He is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Director & Senior Consultant at the National University Centre of Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS).
Prof Allen's research interests are in the area of quality of life, geriatric oral health services research and clinical studies to determine the functional and psycho-social impact of oral rehabilitation on older adults. He has published in excess of 110 peer reviewed scientific journal articles and received the Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Health Research from the International Association for Dental Research in 2011.
Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS
Prof Teo Yik Ying is Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS). 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.
Group Chief Financial Officer, NUHSCorporate Office Chief-of-Staff, NUHS
As Group Chief Financial Officer of the National University Health System (NUHS), 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.