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 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 Kong Meng Ang
B. Acc., CA.
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Mr Kong Meng Ang is the founder and Partner at Ang & Co., an independent accounting and business advisory firm established in 1980, and has 40 years of experience in finance and accounting.
Mr Ang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1976. Mr Ang is a fellow and practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) (“ACCA”).
Mr Ang is also an accredited tax advisor (Income Tax, GST) from the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.
Mr Ang Kong Meng was appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of AAMG on 9 December 2021. He was a Non-Executive Director of AAMG Ltd from 22 February 2016 to 5 February 2018.
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 Jacques Wee Kian Leong
FCCA (UK) 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.