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IHH Healthcare Bhd announces the new appointment of Dr. Kelvin Loh. Picture courtesy of Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

KUALA LUMPUR: IHH Healthcare Bhd says Dr Tan See Leng will cease to be its managing director and chief executive officer at the end of his contract on December 31 this year.

In an exchange filing today, IHH also named Columbia Asia Group CEO Dr Kelvin Loh Chi-Keon as its CEO-designate.

Loh also has been appointed IHH executive director effective July 1.

“I am grateful and humbled for the opportunity to lead IHH’s development and work with an extraordinary team during my time here,” Tan said.

“Having laid the groundwork for the next phase of IHH’s journey, it is an opportune time to pass the baton. I look forward to ensuring a seamless transition for the business,” he added.

Tan joined IHH in January 2014 and is currently group CEO and managing director of Parkway Pantai Ltd, a position he assumed in 2011.

He also serves on the boards of IHH subsidiaries namely Parkway Pantai, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, SRL Ltd and Acibadem Saglik Yatirimlari Holding A.S Group and on a board ommittee of ASYH.

He also serves on the advisory board of Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University and on the board of Parkway Trust Management Ltd, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH.

Prior to this, Tan was CEO of Parkway Holdings Ltd from April 2010, a position he rose to fairly quickly after he joined Parkway in 2004 as chief operating officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

As a young entrepreneur, Dr Tan founded a private primary healthcare group at the age of 27 and subsequently developed it into the second largest primary healthcare group in Singapore before successfully selling the company to a leading global health-plan and insurance provider.

With over 27 years of healthcare experience, Dr Tan has served as an active member of various medical committees, such as Singapore Ministry of Health's MediShield Life Review Committee.

Meanwhile, Loh started his career as a practicing physician before serving for 10 years in the public sector in Singapore, in areas such as clinical services development, hospital planning and hospital operations.

He joined the IHH Group in 2008, and between 2008 and 2017 held a number of senior management roles, before taking over as CEO for the Singapore Operations Division, covering among other services, the four multi-specialty tertiary hospitals - Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles and Parkway East.

He moved to Columbia Asia Group as CEO in 2017 where he was responsible for overseeing Columbia Asia Group's 28 hospitals across four countries in Asia including Malaysia and India.

“I look forward to working with the many experienced leaders and partners across IHH’s global platform,” Loh said.

“I worked with Dr Tan for a number of years and had the privilege of having him as my mentor. I look forward to building on Dr Tan’s strong legacy at the IHH Group,” he added.

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