Dato’ Dr Tan Kai Chah
D.P.M.P., MBBS (MAL), FRCS (EDIN), FAMS
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 a 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 Fong Heng Boo
B Acc (Hons)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Fong Heng Boo is an Independent Non-Executive Director and is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of AAMG. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Fong studied at the University of Singapore (now known as National University of Singapore, “NUS”) and graduated with an Honours Degree in Accountancy. He has over 41 years of working experience in auditing, finance, business development and corporate governance.
He was with the Auditor-General’s Office, Singapore, from 1975 to 1993. He held the appointment of Assistant Auditor-General when he left the Auditor-General’s Office. He was also General Manager (Corporate Development) of a listed company in Singapore as well as the Chief Financial Officer of a listed company in Australia. His other professional experience included membership of Audit Committees of Statutory Boards and Advisory Committees of School of Accountancy of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Mr Fong was a Fellow Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He was a council member of the then Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (“ICPAS”) (now known as Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”)) and he was awarded a silver medal by ICPAS in 1999.
Mr Fong is also presently an Independent Director of three companies listed on the SGX-ST, which are Colex Holdings Limited, CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited and Sapphire Corporation Limited.
Mr Paul Lee Vui Yung
B Bus (MIS)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Paul Lee Vui Yung has over 18 years’ experience in business development, quality control and cost management. He has been serving on a few boards of companies in Malaysia and Australia. He has broad experience in diverse industries and international businesses such as public utilities infrastructure construction, building materials, property development, and oil palm plantations. With a Business Degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth and strong analytical skills, he has aided companies in both identifying and implementing strategic growth opportunities.
Mr Lee was appointed to the Board on 31 January 2013. He chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee.
Ms Jeslyn Jacques Wee Kian Leong
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Jeslyn Leong is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) with 24 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.
Ms Leong joined AAMG as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2012. She is currently an Accountant with Orrcon Steel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueScope Steel Limited (listed in Australian Securities Exchange, “ASX”), a leading Australian distributor and manufacturer of steel, tube and pipe. In this role she has obtained extensive experience in manufacturing management. She is also presently an Independent Director of Six Senses. Six Senses Mountain Resort has been listed as one of the top 10 iconic Australian holiday homes.
Mr Evgeny Tugolukov
Mr Evgeny 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 RusSing Holdings Pte Ltd (“RusSing”) which was founded to create more linkages between Russia and Singapore/South-East Asia to create new business visions and ideas and also strengthening the cultural interstate communications.
Mr Tugolukov has over 19 years of rich entrepreneurial background in various business fields. 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, natural resources, healthcare and real estate development. Having established a successful track record in the business field, Mr Tugolukov became and is currently an Honorary Business Representative of International Enterprise Singapore in Russia and Ukraine.
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.