Our Board of Directors is entrusted with the responsibility for the overall management of our Group. Information on the business and working experience of our Directors are set out below:
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dr Chin Pak Lin is our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to our Board on 27 September 2017. Dr Chin was one of the founding members of The Orthopaedic Centre and has been a medical specialist with our Group since 2013.
In addition to his role as a medical specialist, Dr Chin has been actively managing the Group as the Chief Executive Officer and making executive decisions at the Group level in relation to the operations and business direction of the Group. Dr Chin oversees all operational matters of the Group and works closely with the CFO and Operations Manager of the Group to ensure that the business runs in an orderly fashion. In addition, Dr Chin has been instrumental in the preparation of the Listing. Dr Chin with the support of his executive team ensured that the structuring of the listing group, external audit, internal audit and the legal due diligence processes proceeded smoothly.
Dr Chin has previously held various appointments such as, inter alia, a director of the Musculoskeletal Bone Bank, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a consultant to Stryker Knee Navigations, Zimmer Knee Arthoplasty and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.
Prior to establishing our Group, Dr Chin was a consultant within the Adult Reconstructive Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital from 2009. Dr Chin spent 2 years before that as an Associate Consultant with Singapore General Hospital. In the first half of 2008, Dr Chin was a clinical fellow (HMDP) at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
Dr Chin has been an active volunteer in medical missions like the Pakistan Earthquake Medical Mission Trip under SingHealth, Cambodia Medical Mission Specialist Programme in Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh under Singapore International Foundation. To date, he is still an active volunteer at the Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hwa Kwan Community Hospital.
Dr Chin is also active academically with his numerous peer review publications and teaching assignments locally and internationally. He is an examiner for the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Chin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1998 and subsequently obtained his Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003 from the Graduate School of Medical Studies, National University of Singapore. In 2007, Dr Chin passed the fellowship examination in orthopaedic surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and in 2008, Dr Chin received the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship from the Ministry of Health, Singapore to pursue advanced training in joint replacement at from the Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer
Dr Yue Wai Mun is an Executive Director and the Chief Medical Officer of our Group and was appointed to our Board on 27 September 2017. Dr Yue joined our Group as a medical specialist subspecialising in spine and scoliosis surgery in 2015 and is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
Before joining our Group, from 2009 to 2015, Dr Yue was a Senior Consultant in the Spine Service of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, which is the largest orthopaedic unit in Singapore. At the same time, Dr Yue was also the Director of the Spine Fellowship Programme and Director of Quality Assurance and Clinical Governance. Dr Yue was on the Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic) Committee and remains an examiner for the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery, Master of Medicine Examination in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine and the MBBS Examination in the National University of Singapore.
He completed his training in orthopaedic surgery in Singapore and received the N Balachandran Memorial Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Trainee in 2001. He received the Health Manpower Development Plan award from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and completed his clinical Spine Fellowship with the University of Missouri-Columbia / Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 2003.
Dr Yue has been admitted as a member of the North American Spine Society, Asia Pacific Spine Society Cervical Spine Research Society and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He is a Life Member of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association and a Founding Member of the Cervical Spine Research Society - Asia-Pacific Section.
Dr Yue graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1992 from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. He became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2004.
Lead Independent Director
Mr Leow Chung Chong Yam Soon is the Lead Independent Director of our Company and was appointed to our Board on 28 March 2018. Mr Leow is presently a partner in Ecovis Assurance LLP as well as a director of Ecovis Advisory Pte. Ltd. and Spring & Associates PAC. Mr Leow is currently an independent director of Fragrance Group Limited, a company listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST and an independent director of No Signboard Holdings Ltd., a company listed on Catalist.
From 1997 to 2012, Mr Leow worked in Deloitte & Touche LLP and became a partner in 2008. In 1996, Mr Leow was an accountant for Carpet Manufacturing Limited - Mauritius and prior to that, Mr Leow was an auditor for Pricewaterhouse - Mauritius.
Mr Leow obtained his Chartered Certified Accountants from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1995, and was admitted as an Associate in 1998. In 2003, he became a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. Mr Leow obtained a Certified Public Accountant qualification from the State Board of Accountancy of Colorado, USA, in 2004.
Mr Siek Wei Ting, Ryan is an Independent Director of our Company and was appointed to our Board on 28 March 2018. Mr Siek is presently an executive director and the chief financial officer of China Minzhong Food Corporation Pte. Ltd., a company formerly listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST.
Prior to joining China Minzhong Food Corporation Pte. Ltd., Mr Siek was the Head of Operations Group, Southern Bank Berhad from 2002 to 2004 and a Director and Chief Executive Officer of EBBiS Pte Ltd from 1999 to 2001.
Mr Siek worked as an audit supervisor for Ernst & Young LLP from 2001 to 2002 and for Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1996 to 1999.
Mr Siek graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 1996.
Mr Vikram Nair is one our Independent Directors and was appointed to our Board on 28 March 2018. He is presently a partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and heads its India desk and is also a Member of Parliament for the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency.
Mr Nair is qualified in both Singapore and English law and has more than 13 years of experience as a practising lawyer specialising in international arbitration and commercial and corporate litigation with particular experience in handling complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes in sectors such as banking, finance, oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, construction and property development.
Prior to commencing legal practice, Mr Nair was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company from 2002 to 2004.
Mr Nair graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honours in law from the University of Cambridge.