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Synopsis

Global healthcare systems are under a lot of pressure with increasing healthcare spending, ageing populations, and 50% of the global population still lacking access to full coverage of essential healthcare services. At the same time, healthcare systems are already contributing to around ~4.4% of global CO2 emissions and absorbing a significant amount of the earth’s resources. There is a strong need to decarbonize our healthcare systems to ensure we can provide care for all, in a sustainable manner – without pushing our planet to further boundaries. To achieve this, hospitals, manufacturers and suppliers need to collaborate to ensure we can design healthcare equipment and solutions that minimize the impact on our environment and stimulate circularity. 

During this session, the first of a series, we aim to provide you with a glance into the opportunities and solutions that are arising in the healthcare industry and ways we can collaborate to achieve a more sustainable future in healthcare – together.


Programme

3.30 pm    Registration
4.00 pm    Welcome remarks by EuroCham
4.05 pm    Opening remarks by Mr Huub van den Brok, Co-Chair of Sustainability Committee at EuroCham 
4.10 pm    Keynote Presentation by Ms Leonie Ideler, Director Sustainability at Philips 
4.25 pm    Panel discussion moderated by Dr Tan Joo Seng, Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

  • Mr Huub van den Brok, Strategic Program Leader and Head of Sustainability for APAC at Philips Electronics
  • Ms Siow Ai Li, Managing Director at Siemens Healthineers
  • Mr Brett Marshall, Corporate Head of Quality & HSSE at Zuellig Pharma
  • Dr Shravan Verma, Co-Founder and CEO at Speedoc

5.00 pm    Interactive Q&A
5.25 pm    Closing remarks by the moderator
5.30 pm    End of event

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


 

Keynote Speaker

Ms Leonie Ideler
Director Sustainability at Philips

Leonie is Director Sustainability at Philips. She is responsible for sustainability initiatives in Philips global markets and leverages strategic partnerships to find ways to decarbonise healthcare together. She also supports the Precision Diagnostics business cluster. Topics that lie close to her heart include EcoDesign, the circular economy and various ways of collaboration, which she has been working on with a variety of stakeholders. Leonie holds a master’s degree in industrial design engineering, at the University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands. She has a long and international experience in product management and product marketing in Philips, in different businesses and regions.

 

 


 

Panellist

Mr Huub van den Brok
Strategic Program Leader and Head of Sustainability for APAC at Philips

Huub van den Brok is currently working at Royal Philips, a global healthcare technology leader with its regional headquarter in Toa Payoh, Singapore. As Strategic Program Leader and Head of Sustainability for APAC, he is accountable to drive key strategic programs for Philips Health Systems across the region – which includes Circular Equipment, Strategic Account Management programs, and leading Sales Excellence. Furthermore, he is leading the Philips circularity agenda by enabling customer equipment trade-ins and responsible repurposing of this equipment, in close collaboration with public/private policy makers, across the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Philips APAC, he held various positions in Corporate Strategy in Amsterdam. As the Chair of the sustainability committee he is determined to put circularity high on the agenda for further development in Singapore and across the region.

 

Ms Siow Ai Li
Managing Director at Siemens Healthineers

Ai Li started her career as a research assistant in an analytical X-Ray laboratory in Taipei in 1997, after which she moved from the academic environment to the private sector as a Business Development Manager in a Diagnostics Laboratory in Singapore. Ai Li joined Siemens Healthineers in 2002, where she worked in several positions – from business development, product management and sales & marketing in various locations in Asia. Ai Li’s current position is the Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers in Singapore.

Ai Li holds a Degree in Bachelor of Science, Geosciences from National Taiwan University. Shes peaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Fujian.

 

Mr Brett Marshall
Corporate Head of Quality & HSSE at Zuellig Pharma

Brett Marshall is the Vice President of Quality & HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) at Zuellig Pharma, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia with a mission of making healthcare more accessible. Based in Singapore, Brett oversees the company’s Quality Management System in 13 markets and Quality operations of its Clinical Reach business including 4 additional markets. Brett is a strong advocate of positive change for the Quality landscape in Asia. He actively drives key Quality areas of Risk Management in the Cold Chain, Supplier Management and digital transformation of Quality. He is a member of the GDP-UCI Advisory Board, and an Executive Board Member of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society in Singapore. Brett is also a strong supporter of Sustainability and a Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional.

 

Dr Shravan Verma
Co-Founder and CEO at Speedoc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Moderator

Dr Tan Joo Seng
Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Dr Tan Joo Seng is Associate Professor of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship at Nanyang Business School. He’s been actively involved in executive leadership and management training and development since 1995. His expertise on digital transformation strategy, global leadership, cultural intelligence, business model innovation, design thinking, and leadership in Age of Disruption, is sought after by Fortune 500 companies. He has more than 25 years of industry and training experience. 

He was recently profiled in Leadership 5.0 by The Asian Network. On his LinkedIn profile, it says, “Path to Net Zero: Sustainable Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship: perpetual beta, relentless reimagining and exponential learning”, reflecting his passion for building sustainable business and leaders in the circular economy, as the world transitions to net zero.

 


 

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POST EVENT

On 11 October, EuroCham’s Sustainability Committee organised a panel discussion on “Driving Sustainability in the Healthcare Industry”.

We would like to thank our esteemed speakers, Ms Ai Li Siow (Siemens Healthineers), Dr Shravan Verma, MD (Speedoc), Mr Brett Marshall (Zuellig Pharma) and Mr Huub van den Brok (Philips) for joining this vital conversation and offering our participants a glimpse into the opportunities and innovations that can drive sustainability within the healthcare industry.

Our moderator, Mr Joo-Seng Tan (Nanyang Business School), skillfully led an engaging discussion recognizing the pressing challenges that global healthcare systems face today – aging populations, healthcare workforce shortages, regulatory hurdles and roadblocks, poor accessibility to refurbished medical equipment, lack of proper and efficient management of waste and barriers to healthcare access. At the same time, our healthcare systems are contributing to 4.4% of global CO2 emissions – more than the aviation and shipping industries combined. The path forward is clear: decarbonizing healthcare systems while ensuring universal access to care. Collaboration is the key, to uniting hospitals, manufacturers, and suppliers to design eco-friendly healthcare solutions and promote circularity.

We would like to thank all who joined us and made this event a successful one. Look out for part 2 event!