Raffles Medical Group Appoints Mr Allen Lew as Non-Executive and Independent Director

Raffles Hospital Singapore

Raffles Medical Group has appointed 65-year-old Mr Allen Lew Yoong Keong as Non-Executive and Independent Director of the Group with immediate effect.

Mr Lew has been a long-time stalwart of Singtel and served in a range of senior management roles since joining the company in 1980. In April 2020, Mr Lew was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Group Strategy and Business Development and Country Chief Officer Thailand for Singtel. Prior to this role, he was based in Australia where he was the Chief Executive Officer of Optus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel. He spearheaded key strategic initiatives to establish Optus as the strongest consumer brand in Australia in 2019 (Brand Finance) including the launch of Optus Sport, Australia’s largest live sports streaming service today. Before his posting to Australia, Mr Lew was Country Chief Officer in Singapore and Chief Executive Officer, Group Digital Life at Singtel. He was also posted in 2000 to Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), Singtel’s regional associate where he was Chief Operating Officer. He is currently Chairman of the AIS Executive Committee.

Mr Lew holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Australia under a Colombo Plan Scholarship, and a Master of Science (Management) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Allen’s profound experience from his 40-year career in various senior management roles with Singtel and his extensive track record will bring insightful and refreshed perspectives to the Board at Raffles Medical Group. He is known to have successfully led and delivered game changing strategies in Singapore and the region, and we are most excited to have him join us on our continuous quest to deliver even more innovative, seamless and high quality healthcare services to our patients and customers.”

Dr Loo Choon Yong, Exeuctive Chairman of Raffles Medical Group.

Appointment of new co-Deputy Managing Directors of Operations and Commercial

Raffles Medical Group photo

Earlier this month, the group appointed Dr Kenneth Wu and Ms Chong Ee Rong as co-Deputy Managing Directors of Operations and Commercial respectively.

Dr Wu spent the last 25 years with the Group having joined as a family physician and growing steadily through the organisation. His extensive experience covers the spectrum of the Raffles Medical primary care services in Singapore. This includes driving the growth and expansion of their General Physician network and capabilities. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Raffles Hospital where he oversaw the operational management of the hospital, including the specialist outpatient centres, inpatient wards and surgery services, facilities management and international marketing.

Ms Chong has 25 years of experience in Marketing and consulting having spent almost two decades at Ogilvy & Mather Group. She has a stellar track record as a business leader, client growth officer and reputation for building world-class teams.

“I am delighted to announce these two senior appointments. Dr Wu has been a trusted colleague in our Group for the past 25 years. He has seen RafflesMedicalGroup through our incredible growth journey, our rapid primary care network expansion, milestone listing as one of the first listed healthcare companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX”) at the time, opening of our first hospital here in Singapore, expansion of our regional footprint, and most recently the opening of our China flagship hospitals. He brings with him unparalleled multi-disciplinary, cross-divisional leadership that will propel the Group into the future. Ms Chong brings over 25 years of diverse industry experience with a background covering financial services, integrated marketing, and corporate advisory and consulting. She brings to our Group deep commercial insights, expansive marketing capabilities, and industry connectivity to complement our core foundations. She will be spearheading our Commercial operations to transform our corporate services engagement, drive client partnerships, enhance brand and marketing, and set the pace for the industry as we redefine our Raffles Experience. We’re delighted to welcome someone of Ee Rong’s experience to our Raffles family”

Dr Loo Choon Yong, Executive Chairman, RafflesMedicalGroup

About Raffles Medical Group

Raffles Medical Group is listed on Singapore Stock Exchange [SGX (BSL)] and is one of the largest integrated private healthcare providers in the region, offering comprehensive services from primary to tertiary care. The group’s clinics from one of the largest networks of private family medicine and health screening centres in Singapore. Other units under the group include Raffles Hospital, Raffles China Healthcare, Raffles Medical International, Raffles Dental and Raffles Health Insurance.

RafflesMedicalThe clinics form one of the largest networks of private family medicine and health screening
centres in Singapore.
RafflesHospitalThis is the flagship tertiary hospital of Raffles Medical Group that is located in the heart of Singapore. As the only private hospital in Singapore certified by the Ministry of Health to meet the stringent standards of acute trauma care, it offers a wide range of specialist medical and diagnostic services for both inpatients and outpatients. Representing more than 30 disciplines, its team of specialists constitutes a group practice combining sub-specialty expertise and teamwork to ensure optimal, affordable and high quality care for our patients. The Group also has representative offices and patient liaison offices in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Raffles China Healthcarethe operating division of Raffles Medical Group in China that provides comprehensive services from primary to tertiary healthcare. The network spans Greater China across
eight cities – Dalian, Shenzhen, Hong Kong SAR, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chongqing, Beijing and Shanghai, and includes RafflesHospital Chongqing, Singapore’s first tertiary hospital in China. In Q4 2020, the Group expects to inaugurate RafflesHospital Beijing and RafflesHospital Shanghai – the second and
third international hospitals in China for the Group.
RafflesMedical InternationalMedical facilities beyond Singapore in 13 other cities across Greater China, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia.
RafflesDental An established team-based multi-specialty dental group in Singapore and China.
RafflesHealthInsurance Provides healthcare insurance to corporate and individual clients, and has been approved by the Ministry of Health to provide integrated Shield plans (Raffles Shield)

Last year in November, RafflesHospital entered into a partnership with Prudential to offer Prudential’s private hospital Integrated Shield rider plan, PRUExtra Premier policyholders the benefit from integrated medical services that RafflesHospital offers to its patients from appointment making and consultation to hospital admission and discharge. Prudential has partnered Raffles Hospital as well as Mount Alvernia Hospital as their PRUPanel Hospital partners.

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