Mr Joseph Wong Wai Leung
Mr Joseph Wong Wai Leung was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 23 September 2014 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022. He was re-designated as Chairman of the Board on 1 December 2021.
Mr Wong has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. He started his career at Big Four auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong ("Deloitte"). At Deloitte, he was engaged in a wide spectrum of business domains, including initial public offerings, taxation, and asset protection plans for high-net-worth individuals. Subsequently, he worked at Credit Agricole (Suisse), Hong Kong, where he advised clients on wealth management.
Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Dr Ho Choon Hou
Dr Ho Choon Hou was first appointed as a Director of the Company in June 2011 and was last re-elected on 30 April 2021. He was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 December 2021. Following the re-designation, Dr Ho took on the position of Vice Chairman of the Board, in charge of the mergers and acquisitions and investment.
Dr Ho is the Managing Director of Southern Capital Group Limited, where he is responsible for the origination and execution of investments. He is also the Independent Director of Advanced Holdings Limited, Vividthree Holdings Ltd. and Mclean Berhad.
Dr Ho holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) from the University of Sheffield, as well as a Master of Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business).
Ms Tan Poh Lan
Ms Tan Poh Lan was first appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 12 April 2016. She was appointed as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer on 28 February 2019 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022.
Ms Tan has 30 years of extensive experience in the private and public healthcare sectors. Prior to her current portfolio, she was the Chief Executive Officer in both regional and local hospitals, namely Parkway East Hospital (formerly East Shore Hospital) and Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, Vinmec International Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam and Fortis Healthcare Singapore.
Ms Tan holds a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore and graduated with Honours in Occupational Therapy from University of Queensland, Australia.
Mr Yeo Hwee Tiong
Mr Yeo Hwee Tiong was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 22 May 2018 and was last re-elected on 30 April 2021.
Mr Yeo is currently the Senior Advisor of Clermont Holdings, Healthcare Group. He has more than 28 years in the healthcare and project management industry and has been involved in the pre-development and planning, construction, project management, hospital management and restructuring of hospitals in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Mr Yeo was instrumental in the restructuring and turning around of three hospitals in Singapore and Malaysia. Of these, he listed two in Singapore. Mr Yeo also has experience in Vietnam, taking a greenfield hospital project from inception to completion, and into hospital management. In the project management sector, Mr Yeo has been involved at a senior level in Singapore, India, Vietnam and New Zealand where he project managed large office complexes, air terminals, industrial park, microwave tower, medical centres and hospitals. Prior to his current portfolio, Mr Yeo held positions as the Group Chief Executive Officer with the Singapore Women's & Children's Medical Group Pte Ltd, Principal with KPMG, Deal Advisory, Healthcare (Singapore and Asia Pacific) and also the Group Chief Executive Officer with Thomson Medical Centre Ltd.
Mr Yeo obtained his Bachelor of Science (Building) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Science (Project Management) from National University of Singapore.
Mr Cheong Tuck Yan Titus Jim
Mr Titus Cheong was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 1 December 2021, and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022.
Mr Cheong is the Chief Financial Officer of Pasture Pharma Pte Ltd, a global pharmaceutical and medical supplies company based in Singapore. Prior to this, Mr Cheong served as the Board Advisor and Chief Financial Officer of the Tuck Lee family from 2017 to 2020. The family has businesses in the FMCG cold chain industry in Singapore, China and Malaysia, including manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, F&B distribution and other FMCG products. He also served as interim CFO for JCS Biotech, a hospital disinfectant company and BBD-Ozonator, a hospital waste-to-energy recycling company. He formerly served as the Director of the Programs Oversight Committee and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee at the Singapore International Foundation, where he supported healthcare programmes and managed funds and endowments ranging from US$33M to US$150M for them and for other Foundations as well. Mr Cheong is a seasoned corporate advisor with expertise in corporate turnaround, M&A, corporate finance, and business and IT strategy. He has previously held positions such as Managing Director of Renoir Consulting, Senior Vice President of Singapore Medical Group, Foundation Secretary of Putera Sampoerna Foundation in Indonesia, Regional Director of KPMG Consulting and Regional Director of Hewlett Packard.
Mr Cheong is an Associate Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor's degree, specialising in finance and economics. He is trained in Six Sigma project management and Design Thinking. He also earned a certificate in Social Leadership from the NVPC-run Harvard-Kennedy School.
Mr Zhai Lingyun
Mr Zhai Lingyun was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the company on 12 December 2019 and last re-elected on 12 June 2020.
Mr Zhai is currently the Chairman of Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC, an immunotherapy company based in California US, Shandong Cord Blood Bank, a cord blood stem cell preservation company based in China, and Natali Seculife Holdings Ltd, the largest private healthcare services company in Israel.
Prior to his current portfolio, Mr Zhai was General Manager of Anhui Branch of Ping An Annuity Insurance Company of China, Ltd for six years. Subsequently, he joined Anhui Xinhua Distribution (Group) Holding Co., Ltd as Deputy General Manager. During his stint of six years overseeing and managing this traditional large-scale state-owned group in culture and media, he reformed the entire management system, revitalised its business and regained its market position.
In his last position in the Group, he served as Vice Chairman and General Manager of Anhui Xinhua Media Co., Ltd., a holding company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange ("SSE") where the company achieved remarkable gains in market capitalisation under his stewardship.
Mr Zhai holds a Certificate in Economics from Anhui Investment Management Institute. He also obtained his MBA in Financial Management from University of Luton, UK. In addition, he was accredited as Senior Economist by Personnel Department of Anhui Province, China and awarded Certificate of Advanced Management Programme from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China.
Ms Chen Xiaoling
Ms Chen Xiaoling was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2021, and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022.
Ms Chen Xiaoling has over seven years of healthcare expertise, specialising in M&A and post-merger integration, strategic planning, corporate finance and branding. She is currently the Senior Business Assistant to Chairman and Senior Director of Strategy Department in Immune-Therapy & Stem Cell Business Unit of Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd, a Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed company. Ms Chen is in charge of the Group's domestic and international healthcare business, including stem cell banking, cell immunotherapy, diagnostics, digital healthcare, hospital management as well as eldercare and healthcare at home. These companies include US-based Dendreon, Israel-based Natali, An Kang Tong, He Kang Healthcare and Shandong Cord Blood Bank. She is also a member of Board of Supervisors of Shandong Cord Blood Bank and a member of Board of Directors of Findgene and Dendreon US.
Ms Chen has previously worked on various M&A transactions in China and abroad, including the acquisitions of House of Frasers, Hamleys and Dendreon, in which she was involved in all stages of the transactions, including due diligence, agreement negotiation as well as post-merger integration. Prior to joining Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd, Ms Chen served as the Director of International Affairs Management Centre at Sanpower Group and Project Manager at UK-based Sinobridge.
Ms Chen graduated from University of Bath with a Master's degree. She also has a Bachelor of English Literature and Culture from Southwestern University of Science and Technology.
Mr Yiu Ming Yiu
Mr Yiu Ming Yiu was appointed as a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2021, and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022.
Mr Yiu is the Chairman of Everest-Fortune (China) Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd, a company principally engaged in factoring business in Mainland China. He is in charge of over RMB250M in factoring contracts with clients, and he is constantly adjusting the factoring portfolio to ensure a diversified client base. Mr Yiu also identifies key and uprising markets that provide the company's factoring capital with a reasonable risk return. Mr Yiu is also the Vice Chairman of Transglobal Group (International) Limited, which specialises in real estate development, as well as the building and operation of toll road assets in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Mr Yiu has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Peking University Guanghua School of Management, as well as a diploma in Business Information Technology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Mr Chow Wai Leong
Mr Chow Wai Leong was appointed as a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2021, and was last re-elected on 29 April 2022.
Mr Chow is a General Manager at Honeywell's Safety and Productivity Solutions. He is currently based in China and leads a global team to develop, manufacture and promote products and software solutions to help improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance. Mr Chow has been working at Honeywell since 1996. He has held multiple leadership positions including software and consultancy sales director and business development director focusing on the refining and petrochemical industries.
Mr Chow graduated with an honours degree from Nanyang Technological University Singapore with a major in Computer Engineering. He holds an Executive MBA from Beijing University's Guang Hua School of Management. In addition, he has also completed the Global Leadership Programme from Thunderbird University, Phoenix, Arizona.