About TALKMED

About TALKMED

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a premier provider of medical oncology and palliative care health care services in the private sector in Singapore and in the region.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver quality care and service to our patients. Looking ahead, providing medical oncology and palliative care health care services in the region and expanding our services to include the provision of secondary and primary healthcare are also an integral part of our business model.

Mr Chandra Das s/o Rajagopal Sitaram is our Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director and he was appointed to our Board on 23 December 2013. Mr Chandra Das has been the managing director of NUR Investment & Trading Pte. Ltd., a company engaged in trading and investment activities in India, Singapore and Myanmar since 1986. He also served as the Chairman of an investment company, Southern Africa Investments Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, from 1997 to 2011. From 1997 to 2006, Mr Chandra Das was a Director with CIES Food Forum (Paris), an association of food retailers. Prior to that, Mr Chandra Das served as the Chairman of the then Singapore Trade Development Board (now known as International Enterprise Singapore), which is a Singapore governmental agency tasked with driving Singapore’s external economy, from 1983 to 1986. He was also the Managing Director of Intraco Limited, an integrated solutions trading company listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST, from 1976 to 1986. From 1980 to 1996, Mr Chandra Das also served as a Member of the Parliament in Singapore. Between 1970 to 1971, Mr Chandra Das was the Singapore Trade Representative to the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

Mr Chandra Das graduated from the then University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore) in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) In Economics and holds a Certificate-in-Education from attending the former Singapore Teachers’ Training College from 1958 to 1960.  Mr Chandra Das was the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (Defence & Foreign Affairs)  from 1985 to 1990 and was also the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (Finance, Trade and Industry) from 1990 to 1991. Mr Chandra Das has won several awards and allocades in his career including the Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Service (Star) Awardin 2005, both awarded by the National Trades Union  Congress. He was also conferred Honorary Doctorates by University of Newcastle, Australia and by St John’s University, New York, in 2005.

Dr Ang Peng Tiam is our Executive Director and CEO and he was appointed to our Board on 10 September 2013. Dr Ang provides the vision and the strategic direction for our Group. From 1994 to 1997, Dr Ang was Senior Consultant and Head of Department in medical oncology at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore’s oldest and largest tertiary acute hospital and national referral center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. From 1991 to 1994, he was consultant and head of department at Singapore General Hospital as well. Prior to this, he was senior registrar for a year at Singapore General Hospital and resident registrar from 1986 to 1987. In between his stints as registrar in Singapore General Hospital, he was a fellow at the University Department of Oncology at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Centre at Houston, Texas from 1988 to 1989 and at the Division of Oncology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1989 to 1990. Dr Ang started his career as Medical Officer in the National University Hospital after serving as Medical Staff Officer at the Medical Services Headquarters in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Dr Ang holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Singapore and a Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Certificate of Specialist Accreditation accredited by the MOH, Republic of Singapore, Specialists Accreditation Board. Dr Ang is holds fellowship in many institutions. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the Academy of Medicine, United States of America, the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (UK) and the Royal College of Physicians, London (UK). In addition, he is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Khoo Kei Siong is our Executive Director and COO and was appointed to our Board on 10 September 2013. Dr Khoo is currently the Deputy Medical Director and Senior Consultant at the Parkway Cancer Centre. He is currently a Director of Singapore Cancer Centre Pte. Ltd. and is one of its founders as well. From 1999 to 2002, Dr Khoo was Director of the Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences at the National Cancer Centre, one of the leading regional centres for the research and treatment of cancer. From 2001 to 2004, Dr Khoo was Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre. Dr Khoo was also the Senior Consultant at the National Cancer Centre from 1999 to 2004. He started his career as consultant in Singapore General Hospital from 1989 to 1997, in the Medical Oncology and Clinical departments.

Dr Khoo holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Singapore and a Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Certificate of Specialist Accreditation accredited by the MOH, Republic of Singapore, Specialists Accreditation Board. Dr Khoo holds memberships and fellowships in many institutions as well. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the Royal College of Physicians (Edin) and a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology and the Singapore Society of Oncology. In addition, he is a Council Member of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society and both a Council Member and Bursar of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. Dr Khoo sits on the Medical Board of Eu Yan Sang Integrative Health as Chairman and is Deputy Chairman of the Medicine Advisory Committee of the Health Sciences Authority.

Mr Sitoh Yih Pin is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 23 December 2013. Mr Sitoh is a Chartered Accountant and is currently the Chairman of Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation, an accounting firm in Singapore. Prior to that, he worked as an Audit Manager at KPMG. Mr Sitoh currently serves as a Member of Parliament of Potong Pasir Constituency, the Chairman of Potong Pasir Town Council and as the Advisor to the Potong Pasir Grassroots Organisations. He is also currently a Management Committee Member of the Singapore Turf Club.

Mr Sitoh graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) in 1987. He is also a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Dan Yock Hian is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 23 December 2013. Mr Dan Yock Hian runs DYH Associates, where he is a consultant in providing corporate advisory services. He was a Senior Director at nTan Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd., a boutique corporate finance and corporate restructuring firm, from 2001 to 2009 and became its consultant from 2010 to 2012. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big Four professional services firms, from 1998 to 2001. Mr Dan started his career in Price Waterhouse, another multinational professional services firm belonging to the Big Four, from 1990 to 1998.

Mr Dan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and two professional qualifications, namely, Chartered Accountant (Australia) accredited by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and Chartered Accountant of Singapore, accredited by Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. In addition, he has been a Council Member of HCA Hospice Care since August 2013.  

Mr Lim Jen Howe is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 23 December 2013.  Mr Lim is a Partner of Thong & Lim, Chartered Accountants of Singapore and is practising as a Public Accountant. Prior to joining Thong & Lim as Partner in 1988, he was a director of Chungco Private Limited involved in finance and management for the company and its related Singapore companies. From 1982 to 1984, Mr Lim was a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, School of Accountancy. Mr Lim worked in London for a period of time, starting his career training to be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 1972 to 1976 and continuing in 1977 as a qualified accountant working in audit and assurance with Spicer & Pegler, Chartered Accountants. After that, he worked as a banker in Bankers Trust International, London from 1979 to 1981 before returning to Singapore.

Mr Lim holds a Master of Science from London Business School, and two professional qualifications, namely Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore. Since 2008, he has been on the Board of Governors of the  Anglo-Chinese Schools. He was also on the Board of Governors from 1992 to 2000. From 1993 to 2010, he sat on the Board of Management of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). Mr Lim was also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Public Accountants Board Singapore from 2002 to 2004 and a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of ACRA from 2004 to 2010. 

Mr Lim Teong Jin George is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed to our Board on 23 December 2013.  Mr George Lim is a Senior Counsel, and currently a partner of Wee Tay & Lim LLP, a law firm based in Singapore, which he joined in 1987. From 1985 to 1987, Mr Lim worked as a legal assistant for Chan Cher Boon & Partners.  Prior to that, he was with Drew & Napier LLC as a legal assistant.

Mr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1982 .  Mr Lim was appointed Senior Counsel on 9 January 2010. Mr Lim is a certified Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and International Mediation Institute (IMI). He is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and sits on the Boards of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Singapore Mediation Centre and the International Mediation Institute. Mr Lim also serves as a Board member of the Singapore Land Authority.