Board of Directors


Dato’ Dr Tan Kai Chah

Executive Chairman

Dato’ Dr Tan Kai Chah graduated from the Medical Faculty, University of Malaya, in 1978 and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1982. From 1984 to 1985, he obtained advanced training in paediatric surgery in Manchester and Southampton, UK. He obtained further training in paediatric hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplant surgery in King’s College Hospital (KCH), London from 1986 to 1994.

Among the 400 liver transplant operations which he had performed in the UK, many were procedures that were carried out for the first time in the UK. He performed the ‘split-liver’ transplant operation in which a donor graft was divided and transplanted to two recipients. He also performed the auxiliary heterotopic liver graft for a patient with fulminant hepatic failure. A pair of siblings with Crigler-Najjar syndrome was successfully given orthotopic segmental grafts, the first such operation in Europe and the second time it had been performed in the world. He performed five combined liver-kidney and two combined heart-liver transplant operations, the latter a collaborative effort with Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub of Harefield Hospital, London.

Although the Liver Transplant Programme in KCH was largely adult-based, he performed over 75 paediatric liver transplants, 45% of which were liver reductions from an adult liver. He successfully completed the first pilot study on paediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in the UK.

During his tenure as the Senior Liver Transplant Surgeon at KCH, he trained 26 surgeons in hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery. He advised and helped implement the Irish National Liver Transplant Programme in St. Vincents Hospital, Dublin.

Dr Tan returned to South-east Asia in 1994 after six years as Consultant Surgeon in KCH to set up private practice, the Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation (now known as Asian American Liver Centre, AALC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asian American Medical Group, AAMG), in Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, and the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He started an LDLT programme in SJMC in 1995 where to-date, over 50 transplants have been performed. It was here that he performed the South-east Asia’s first paediatric LDLT on 23rd March 1995.

In 1996, he was appointed Director of the Liver Transplant Programme, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. He performed 72 transplants, both adult and paediatric, at the NUH before he left in March 2002.

In January 2002, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, was given permission to perform LDLT. The first successful adult-adult LDLT in South-east Asia was performed in Gleneagles in April 2002. Dr K C Tan and his team have successfully performed about 240 LDLTs –.

Dr Tan has published and lectured extensively on the subjects of hepatobiliary and liver transplantation surgery. He co-edited a textbook on ‘The Practice of Liver Transplantation’. Dr Tan has continued to train young surgeons from Asian countries in the field of hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery. Many have returned to set up similar centres in their home countries.

Mr Evgeny

Mr Evgenii Tugolukov

B Econ
Non-Executive Director

Mr Evgenii Tugolukov holds a degree in Economics and Enterprise Management from the Ural State Technical University (“USTU”) in Russia. He is the President and Founder of Strongbow Investments Pte Ltd (“Strongbow”) which was founded to create more linkages between Russia and Singapore/Southeast Asia to create new business visions and ideas as well as strengthen bilateral cultural communications.

Mr Tugolukov has over 20 years of rich entrepreneurial background in various businesses. Under his management, several sizeable holdings were created, including one of Russia’s largest power machine-building companies – PJSC EMAlliance. He is currently involved in industries such as agriculture, healthcare and real estate development. Having established a successful track record in the business field, Mr Tugolukov became an Honorary Business Representative of Enterprise Singapore in Russia.

Mr Tugolukov was appointed as Non-Executive Director of AAMG on 3 June 2013 and is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Ms Jeslyn

Ms Jeslyn Jacques Wee Kian Leong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Jeslyn Leong holds a professional body qualification with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom). She has more than 26 years of extensive experience in the field of corporate finance, which included tenure as a Financial Accountant of Teys Australia Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading beef processor and exporter.

She is currently an Accountant with Orrcon Steel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueScope Steel Limited (listed on ASX), a leading Australian distributor and manufacturer of steel, tubes and pipes. In this role, she obtained extensive experience in manufacturing management. She is currently an Independent Director of Botanical Services Pty Ltd, a property management company in Australia.

Ms Leong joined AAMG as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committe.


Mr Stuart L Dean

BA Econ & PSC, M.B.A.
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Stuart Dean is an experienced senior advisor and director whose professional career spans over 35 years within General Electric, Inc’s business functions in the United States and Asia; including sales, marketing, product management, capital markets and business development. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric International Inc. (“GEII”) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he oversaw all of GEII’s operations within the ASEAN region. He retired from GE in April 2015 and joined ASEAN Advisory Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of ZICO Holdings Inc.) as Senior Advisor.

Mr Dean holds various directorships and advisory positions at Air Asia Bhd., ASEAN Advisory Pte. Ltd., Duke University Nicholas School of Visitors, Harvard Business School Asia, Junior Achievement Malaysia, Junior Achievement Asia, Malaysian Investment Development Authority and Orbis ASEAN.

Mr Dean was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2018 as an Independent Non- Executive Director.


Mr Pang Fey Yu

B Acc
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Pang Fey Yu studied at the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore) and graduated with a degree in Accountancy in 1977. He joined Price Waterhouse (now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) as a fresh graduate and left as a Senior Audit Manager to join the Singapore Turf Club, the operator of horse racing and legal wagering on horse races in Singapore, as Deputy General Manager in 1988.

Mr Yu led the Singapore Turf Club as the President and Chief Executive from 1991 to 2017. Prior to his retirement, Mr Yu was a member of the Executive Council of the Asia Racing Federation Asia and a member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. He held several positions in a voluntary capacity and was appointed by the Ministry of Defence as the Chairman of the Make-Up Pay Appeals Advisory Board for four consecutive terms. He was also a member of the Public Transport Council and a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.

Mr Yu was a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (now known as Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) and a member of the Institute’s Governing Council from 1990 to 1995.

Mr Yu was appointed to the Board on 8 January 2019 as an Independent Non- Executive Director and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Peter Hurley

Mr Peter Hurley

B Eng (Hons)
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrf Hurley founded Aspire Strategy, a real estate advisory and investment firm, in 2011. For 14 years prior to that, he was Managing Director and Owner of Valad Property Group, an ASX listed real estate investment group whose core business is value-adding real estate.

Mr Hurley joined Valad as co-owner in 1997, and grew the business from Assets Under Management of approximately A$5 million to approximately A$20 billion with in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and 14 European countries. He was Founder and Chairman of Valad’s European operations.

Before joining Valad, Mr Hurley held senior positions at Lend Lease in a 10 year career that included establishing their funds management operations in Paris, London and Singapore. Mr Hurley has an honours degree in engineering from the University of New South Wales.

Mr Hurley was appointed to the Board on 15 March 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.