Mr Chong Weng Hoe
Non-executive Chairman and Independent Director
Mr Chong Weng Hoe was appointed as our Non-executive Chairman and Independent Director on 28 September 2016. Since July 2013, he has been a Board Director and Executive Vice President of TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd (previously known as PSB Corporation) where he is responsible for its strategic business development in the ASEAN region. He has held numerous positions within TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd since April 1991 where he joined as an engineer and was subsequently promoted to vice president, senior vice president, and chief executive officer. Mr Chong is also an independent director of Regal International Group Ltd and Keong Hong Holdings Ltd which are listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST.
Mr Chong graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in June 1989 and obtained a Masters of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the Nanyang Technological University in March 1997. He is also a member of several professional and public interest committees such as the Singapore National Council for the International Electrotechnical Commission, Consumer Product Safety Advisory Committee and the Marketing Committee of the Singapore Accreditation Council. Mr Chong was also awarded the Standard Council Merit Award by SPRING Singapore in 2004 for his contribution to the national standardisation programme in his industry.
Dr. Heah Sieu Min
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Heah Sieu Min was appointed as our Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2015. Dr. Heah Sieu Min is responsible for the overall management, strategic planning and business development of our Group.
Dr. Heah started his career as a houseman in Ireland, before returning to Singapore where he served as a Medical Officer in Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 1992 to 1994. After moving to SGH in 1994, he held various positions including Registrar of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Associate Consultant of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and Consultant of the Department of Colorectal Surgery until 2004. He then spent approximately three years as a Consultant for colorectal surgery at Pacific Colorectal Centre, before starting his own private practice in 2007, the Heah Colorectal Endoscopy & Piles Centre. He has since opened various other clinics including Heah Endoscopy & Piles Centre (Bukit Batok) and The Endoscopy & Piles Centre (Hougang).
Dr. Heah graduated from the National University of Ireland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1990. He is an accredited specialist in general surgery with the Singapore Ministry of Health, a registered specialist in general surgery with the Singapore Medical Council, and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Academy of Medicine Singapore. Dr. Heah has also been the recipient of several awards over the years including the Singapore General Hospital Service Quality Award, which he received consecutively for three years from 2000 to 2002.
Dr. Chia Kok Hoong
Mr Lim Chye Lai, Gjan
Non-Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Lim Chye Lai, Gjan was appointed as our Non-Independent Non-executive Director on 28 Setpember 2016. Mr Lim has worked in the medical equipment industry for over 15 years. He started his career at Schmidt BioMedTech Pte Ltd in 2000 as a Sale Engineer before moving on to Olympus Medical Ltd in 2001, where he served as their Regional Product Executive until 2005. In 2005, he joined Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, Medtronic, which is involved in the supply of minimally invasive therapies, and is currently the Country Manager of their Singapore and Brunei operations. Mr Lim has also been serving as the Chairman of Business Sub-Committee in the Medical Technology Industry Group since 2012, a group formed by various companies operating in the medical technology industry.
Mr Lim graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Electronics in 1998.
Mr Ooi Seng Soon
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Ooi Seng Soon was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 28 September 2016. With more than 23 years of experience in banking and finance, Mr Ooi had worked in various positions in ABN AMRO Bank from 1974 to 1996, before joining Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, where he headed the Enterprise Banking division of the Bank of Singapore from 1997 to 1998 before his retirement.
Mr Ooi had previously served as independent director of NH Ceramics Limited (now known as Blackgold Natural Resources Limited), a company listed on Catalist, and is currently an independent director of BRC Asia Limited, which is listed on the SGX-ST. He was actively involved in board matters, having acted as Chairman of various board committees such as the audit committee and remuneration committee.
Mr Ooi graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in 1971.