Asia is preparing for a major demographic change, with the elderly population predicted to surpass 1.6 billion by mid-century. Amidst this, Singapore government has launched a proactive approach called Healthy SG to address the resulting societal and health impacts.
To contribute to these efforts, EuroCham Singapore and Menarini Asia Pacific are coordinating a ‘Healthy Ageing in Asia’ roundtable discussion to foster dialogue and devise solutions for this demographic shift with a focus on four key areas:
- Preventive Care
- Addressing access to medical services and care gaps
- Supportive Care closer to home
- Patient Centricity and shared decision making
This event will convene a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from the pharmaceutical, insurance, and medical device sectors, as well as government and non-government organisations. Discussions will centre on bridging gaps and meeting unmet needs for holistic care of elderly, the importance of digital innovations for healthy ageing, and what more can be done to support the expansion of GPs role in delivering Healthy SG and harnessing public-private partnerships’ potential.
Prominent industry leaders, including Menarini Asia Pacific CEO, Maurizio Luongo will offer their expertise and insights, including case studies and examples of successful commercial partnerships and collaborations that are successfully addressing the health concerns of an ageing population and the health professionals treating them.
This event aims to not only stimulate discussion but also spur actionable solutions to promote healthy ageing in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.
08.30 am Breakfast & Networking
09.15 am Welcome Remarks by EuroCham
09.20 am Opening Remarks by Mr Maurizio Luongo (Menarini Asia Pacific)
09.30 am Speaker Presentations
- Professor John Campbell Chambers (Nanyang Technological University (NTU))
- Mr Tan Kwang Cheak, Chief Executive Officer (Agency for Integrated Care)
10.10 am Panel Discussion and Live Q&A moderated by Ms Emma Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (Spurwing Communications)
- Mr Tan Kwang Cheak, Chief Executive Officer (Agency for Integrated Care)
- Dr Ankur Gupta, Medical Affairs Director (Menarini Asia Pacific)
- Ms Wendy Lim, Deputy Director/Head of Rehabilitation Services (PCF Sparkle Care)
- Ms Ai Li Siow, Managing Director (Siemens Healthineers Singapore)
- Dr Sidharth Kachroo, Medical Director and Head of Medical Portfolio Management (Prudential Singapore)
11.00 am Key Takeaway and Closing Remarks by Mr Maurizio Luongo (Menarini Asia Pacific)
11.15 am End of Event
Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Mr Maurizio Luongo
Chief Executive Officer
Menarini Asia Pacific
Mr Luongo joined Menarini Group in 2010 and for the past decade, has proven to be a Menarini leader of unquestionable integrity with a hands-on approach focused on driving business outcomes.
Mr Luongo first arrived in Asia-Pacific in October 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, after a successful tenure as Corporate Director of Consumer Health for the last 8 years where he led a multifunctional team of Marketing and Trade Marketing professionals. In his current role as the Chief Executive Officer of Menarini Asia-Pacific, Mr. Luongo places emphasis on a collective team vision to drive innovative business pursuits. He has led the company to achieve an impressive growth, with Asia Pacific now one of the top three fastest-growing regions within the Menarini Group globally.
Mr Luongo’s efforts were recognized by the Singapore Business Review Management excellence awards in 2022 when he was awarded ‘Executive of the Year’ for his forward-looking leadership and his use of technology and digitalisation to improve patients’ access to healthcare treatments.
Prior to joining Menarini, Mr. Luongo held various business unit and marketing leadership positions at L’Oreal, Tigi Italia Health and Angelini Pharma.
Mr. Luongo graduated with an MBA from Stoà Institute in cooperation with MIT, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Salerno University.
Professor John Campbell Chambers
Professor, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Director of Health Screening Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine,
President’s Chair in Cardiovascular Epidemiology,
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Professor John Chambers graduated with a BA (first class) from Oxford University. He went on to complete an MBBS and PhD at London University. While in the UK, he led an extensive research programme, while also working as a practising cardiologist with the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust. His clinical activities included the care of acute cardiac patients, elective and acute PCI, and cardiac device implants.
Prof Chambers’ research focuses on identification of mechanisms that underlie the high rate of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Asian populations, as well as translational research to improve prevention and control of these major diseases. Supported by major funding from the EU, UK and an NMRC STaR Award, he has established and leads large-scale prospective population studies in Europe, South Asia and Singapore. These unique population cohorts have led to the discovery of novel genetic and epigenetic pathways associated with coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic disturbances implicating new molecular pathways underlying these diseases. To date, he has published >30 papers in Nature Genetics and Nature.
As Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at LKCMedicine, Prof Chambers will continue to focus on identifying new strategies for prediction and prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He also aims to aspire a new generation of researchers who will continue his efforts in identifying novel ways to predict and prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. He hopes to achieve these through the various research networks he has established in the region, the research platform at LKCMedicine and clinical platform at local healthcare facilities, in particular, those under the National Healthcare Group.
Speaker & Panellist
Mr Kwang Cheak Tan
Chief Executive Officer
Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
Mr Tan Kwang Cheak is the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
He started his career in the Singapore Public Service and spent more than a decade in the Singapore Administrative Service, serving in various appointments in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Manpower and JTC Corporation.
He subsequently joined McDonald’s Singapore as Senior Director for Operations, Business Planning and Human Resources, and was also the Director for Human Resources and Talent Development in MOH Holdings, the holding company for the public healthcare clusters in Singapore. Prior to joining AIC, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer at NTUC Fairprice Cooperative Ltd in Singapore.
Dr Ankur Gupta
Regional Medical Affairs Director
Dr Ankur Gupta is a Clinical Pharmacologist by training and is currently the Regional Medical Director for Menarini Asia Pacific based in Singapore. He has over 16 years medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked across the Asia Pacific region as well as other diverse geographies and cultures including Russia, Brazil, and South Africa. His primary expertise and passion lies in infectious diseases, including antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship, which are key focus areas for Menarini. He has delivered more than 400 lectures in different countries on rational use of antimicrobials, pharmacokinetics and-pharmacodynamics of antibiotics, as well as the management of multi-drug resistant bacteria and invasive fungal infections.
In the last 5 years, Dr. Gupta has led work on the digital transformation of medical affairs, inclusion and expansion of patient centricity as a concept in Menarini’s pharma strategy, and has devised physician-friendly medical solutions with clinical decision support systems. He is a strong advocate of improving patient outcomes and adopting data analytics to enhance the understanding of real-world experiences and the effects of medications on the larger population. He is a regular commentator on social media in voicing his views on new-age leadership, including how best to embrace artificial intelligence with empathy – ‘digitalise but don’t dehumanise’ is one of his favourite quotes.
Dr. Gupta graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Doctor of Medicine (MD) from India.
Ms Ai Li Siow
Siemens Healthineers Singapore
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 the National Taiwan University. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Fujian.
Dr Sidharth Kachroo
Medical Director & Head – Medical Portfolio Management
Dr Sidharth is the Medical Director & Head, Medical Portfolio Management for Prudential Singapore and is responsible for providing solutions to achieve profitable and sustainable metrics for the company’s healthcare insurance business. As a subject matter expert in healthcare insurance, he is responsible for implementing and driving a cross functional strategy for Prudential Singapore’s medical business. His role includes development and implementation of initiatives related to developing long-term healthcare insurance models, both on a digital and conventional platform.
Dr Sidharth has an extensive background in healthcare insurance & reinsurance. He was responsible for providing expertise and delivering solutions related to healthcare insurance product development and operations including health underwriting, claims and health-tech solutions to insurers in South & Southeast Asia. He also has significant operational expertise in managing health KPO’s and TPA’s in India.
Dr Sidharth is a regular speaker at global health insurance forums and drives industry thought leadership related to health insurance matters. He is currently serving as the Deputy Convenor of the Health Insurance Sub-committee, Life Insurance Association Singapore. He is a physician by training and was actively involved in clinical practice prior to joining the healthcare insurance industry.
Ms Wendy Lim
Deputy Director/ Head of Rehabilitation Services
PCF Sparkle Care
Wendy has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. She has worked in a wide range of settings from the acute hospital, and sub-acute to community settings. She was the former head of the rehabilitation department in her previous workplace where she helped in hospital planning and establishing the rehabilitation services for the acute and community hospitals for a better patient experience and care integration. She enjoys working closely with multi-disciplinary teams to push for a more holistic approach to rehabilitation for patients during their hospital stay and to encourage community integration through her work in the transitional care team.
Wendy has also led multiple service and clinical improvement projects which translates real-world research into daily practices in acute and community settings such as fall prevention and screening in the community. In recent years, she continues to further her interest in the area of geriatrics and dementia by moving into the community to work alongside other dynamic multidisciplinary team members to bring about person-centred care for people with dementia and the ageing population.
Ms Emma Thompson
CEO & Founder
Emma is an expert healthcare communicator and CEO of Spurwing Communications, a leading public relations agency that specialises in healthcare communications across Asia Pacific. With almost 20 years of experience in the industry in Asia and Europe, Emma has established herself as a trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading healthcare companies on their corporate, investor, and product communications strategies. Her experience spans the entire healthcare spectrum, working with leading global pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies.
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