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9th April 2018 | Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


The HR Life Sciences Strategy Meeting gathers HR leaders and senior executives across Asia Pacific from the leading Pharma, Biotech, CRO, CDMO, Academic/Research Institutions, Medical Device & Healthcare organisations who aim to profitably develop HR business acumen, effectively reshape its function and successfully transform leadership within their organisation to becoming a world class employer in the industry.

Thought leaders who will benefit from attending include CxOs, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Executive Directors, Directors and Global Heads responsible for:
– Talent Acquisition & Management, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Compensation, Benefits and Rewards, Workforce Diversity, HR Compliance, Employment Law, and Payroll


Linda Burgoyne

Chief Executive Officer

Matilda International Hospital


Dr Yee Leong Teoh

Chief Executive Officer

Singapore Clinical Research Institute


Dr Sakthivel Sekar PhD MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Sinopsee Therapeutics


Mohd Fauzi Wahab

Vice President, Human Resources

Zuellig Pharma


Jacob Jacob

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd.


Natasha Stentaford

Global Talent Business Lead- Consumer Health



Jenny Leo

Human Resource Director



Mary Low

Director Human Resource Asia Pacific

Cardinal Health Private Limited

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Attendees can proactively share and ask questions to their peers about the success of their work in an informal setting.

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Director level one-to-one meetings

We provide opportunities to engage with one another in our strategy meeting in a series of pre-arranged business meetings by interacting face to face.

Tailor-fit and Personalized Agenda

Being able to experience different sessions is what makes our event unique that’s why our attendees can personalize and select sessions they want to participate in.

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Networking Opportunities

Several networking opportunities are in store for attendees to connect and build new relationships with their peers through luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.

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If you are an exciting start-up trying to get your innovation in front global heads from the leading Pharmaceutical companies, or a mature market-leading conglomerate with legacy solutions trying to stay one step ahead of the competition – we are here to help!


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Kam Dhaliwal, SVP Services & Alliances, Horizon Discovery

Matt Hersch, Clinical Operations Manager, GW Pharmaceuticals

Rainer Metzger, VP Global Business Development Pharma, Qiagen

Dilsaid Babayigit, Founder & CEO, Ageneo

John Apathy, Vice President, R&D informatics, Celgene

Lars Branden, Senor Director,Informatics R&D Division,Retro Screen Virology Ltd.

Dominic Clark , Industry Programme Manager,EMBL-EBI

Yike Guo, Director Data Science Institude, Imperial College London

John Wise, Executive Director, Pistoia Alliance

Abel Ureta-Vida, CEO, Eagle Genomics

Alexander Scheer, Deputy Head of Research, Pierre Fabre

Jerome Wojcik , CEO,Quartz Bio

Oleksandr Otava, Head Of Scientific IT, Affiris AG

Sowmyanarayan Srinivasan, Director R&D Practise,Global Delivery Leader Discovery

Stephen Irish

RGF Executive Search

Discussions are very well done, it has an compact, diverse, and very professionals. The level of participation and interaction is very good.

Andy Brown

Director, Human Resources

The discussions is very interesting, it helps technology, talent managers, and leadership.

Elfin Prayogo

Director of Business Solutions

People are gathered under a significant or relevant topic to them. Its a good format to brainstorm within the group, discussed about the topic and challenges.

Chris Whittock

Sales Director, Global Solutions -APAC

I think it is very useful. The level of calliber of delegates is very strong. The good of format questions are challenging.

Gavin Ong

Consultant, Healthcare & Communications

It is the best, it gets opinions and suggestions from a range of different industries.




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Linda Burgoyne

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Clinical Research Institute Matilda

International Hospital

Linda is a highly experienced healthcare professional with a passion for providing the best patient experience. Linda is an RM, RGN with a Masters in Communication Management (Australia) and holds an honorary professorship at HK University. She has held senior leadership positions in Europe, Middle East and currently Hong Kong. She is active in healthcare in the region and is instrumental in consistently maintaining high patient involvement and staff fulfilment, fortifying the Matilda International Hospitals competitive market position as HK premier hospital.


Dr. Yee Leong Teoh

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

Clinical Research Institute

Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong is a Public Health Physician with extensive expertise in the area of clinical research and public health. As CEO of Singapore Clinical Research Institute, an Academic Research Organisation within the Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore, he is involved in spearheading the clinical research initiatives in Singapore and building research partnerships with various public and private organizations in the region. He is personally involved as investigators and collaborators in many of the research projects in the area of infectious diseases and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and cancer. He was previously Vice-President and General Manager for Emergent Biosolutions Asia Pacific and Director, Clinical Research and Medical Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.


Jeffrey Scott Yablon

Executive Vice President & Managing Director


Jeffrey Scott Yablon, President and CEO at Jigsaw Clinical Research Solutions and was formally Vice President and general Manager at InClinica Inc. and InClinica Malaysia and Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IC LifeSciences is a senior life science executive, consultant, educator, and general manager with expertise in clinical operations, central laboratory operations, medical imaging, drug safety, and clinical trial technology. His expertise resides at the intersection of science, medicine and technology. He has broad international business leadership experience in the area of strategic planning, startups and turnarounds, P&L management, business development, organization development, team building, negotiations, sales, marketing, access and reimbursement, and business process outsourcing.


Mohd Fauzi Wahab

Vice President, Human Resources, Zuellig Pharma



Oliver Requilman

Vice President – Human Resources

St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City

Mr. Requilman is a graduate of Psychology from Cebu Doctors’ University and has a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of San Jose – Recoletos. More recently, he completed an Executive Education on Healthcare Leadership, on scholarship program of Johnson & Johnson, at INSEAD France. He has been in Human Resource Management for over 18 years now. He has professional affiliation at Personnel Managers Association of the Philippines – CEBU Inc., as an active officer from 2005 – 2009, and became the 2012 Chapter President of People Managers Association of the Philippines for Eastern Visayas. He was also the Committee Director for Special Projects at Philippine Society for Training and Development – Cebu in 2013. His professional affiliation extends to international membership in Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management as an affiliate member. He was awarded with “HR Leadership Award” in Bangalore India by Institute of Public Enterprise and Ascent (an NGO).

Currently, he is the Vice President and Head of Human Resources in St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City.


Jacob Jacob

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd.

Jacob has over 21 years of experience varied across HR Consulting, International HR, Start Up HR and large scale Change Management HR. His core strengths lie in the areas of Change Management, Performance Management, Competency mapping & its applications, HR Strategy & Organisational Design. He has previously worked with organisations such as Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, Emirates Airline in Dubai, Feedback Ventures & Oberoi Realty. Currently, he works in Columbia Asia, his mandate is to create HR as an Innovative Centre of Excellence and build enterprise growth connecting people and performance.

He is also the recipient of several National and International Awards namely:
- Most Influential HR leader in India by World HR Congress 2017
- Recognized as one amongst the most powerful HR professionals in India by the World HR Congress 2013, 2010
- HR Leadership Award at the Asia Pacific Summit 2011
- HR professional of the Year for 2012
- Contribution to Organisation Award – Asia HRD Congress 2013, Jakarta


Dr. Sakthivel Sekar PhD MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Sinopsee Therapeutics

Dr. Sakthivel Sekar, an A*Star/Janssen Scientist transitioned to commercial roles; who believes that the impact of research is best realised through commercialization (beyond publications or education). He is currently the CEO of SiNOPSEE Therapeutics, an A*Star Spin-off & a Senior Partner/Principal Consultant in Abiviruthi Consulting Pvt Ltd. Dr. Sekar brings along pharmaceutical business administration expertise, experimental research facility establishment experience, contract research project management skills, medical technology applications know-how and entrepreneurial drive. He has a multi-disciplinary educational background across Pharmaceutical & Innovation Management (MBA: Rutgers, US), Drug Discovery Science (PhD/Post-doc: Newcastle/Oxford, UK & Janssen, Belgium) & Biomedical Engineering (MS/BE: UK/India).


Natasha Stentaford

Global Talent Business Lead- Consumer Health, GSK

Joined GSK in the UK in 2008 as a Recruitment Lead supporting the Pharmaceutical business before moving into HR Manager and Team Leader roles working with the Global Support Functions. In 2014, relocated to Singapore as the HR Service Delivery Model Lead for the HR Transformation across Asia, deploying the service delivery model. As the Learning Operations Director Asia, lead a team of L&D specialists to develop and implement high quality learning experiences across the Asia region. Currently Global Talent Business Lead - GSK, setting and driving the talent strategy in Consumer Healthcare.


Jenny Leo

Human Resource Director


Jenny has over 20 years of experience in human resources management in areas such as talent management, workforce planning, recruitment, and employee relations with the last 10 years focusing on compensation and benefits management and global mobility for the Asia Pacific region.  She was leading the compensation and benefits function for Asia Pacific in Covidien and Kraft Foods for Asia Pacific, and she was the Human Resource Manager for Baxter Healthcare.


As the HR Director for Astrazeneca Asia since 1 April 2014, Jenny has been leading the Asia Area HR function and supporting the business in driving the people agenda.  Prior to this, Jenny joined AstraZeneca in May 2011 as the Regional Compensation Director for Asia Pacific & Japan. In this role, she helped set up the Compensation COE team for Asia Pacific and led various initiatives including shaping compensation policy, and supporting the development of variable pay plans such as annual bonus and sales incentive schemes.


Mary Low

Director Human Resource Asia Pacific

Cardinal Health Private Limited

Mary is an experienced HR practitioner with broad HR background in the Asia Pacific region across medical, chemical, financial and technology industries. Mary is Director Human Resources in Cardinal Health, responsible for all aspects of the HR agenda in the APAC region.  Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Japanese Studies from National University of Singapore and a MSc in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from City University of New York – Baruch College.