Distinguished Business Leader,
Dr Loo Choon Yong
New York’s fifth Distinguished Business Leaders Series featuring Dr Loo Choon Yong, Executive Chairman of Raffles Medical Group Limited (RMG), took place on 12 November 2010. About 135 Singaporeans living, studying and working in New York benefited from an engaging evening with Dr Loo.
Dr Loo started the evening by sharing his perspectives on the latest developments in Singapore and the region; and, how Singapore is well-positioned to benefit from the gradual shift in economic power from the West to the East. He went on to elaborate about his personal journey in founding RMG and steering it into Singapore’s leading private integrated healthcare provider.
Ageing population was also another topic which Dr Loo touched on during the evening. He attributed that as a natural consequence of a developed economy arising from longer life expectancy and lower birth rate. He commented that Singapore had been improving the social and healthcare infrastructures; and, developing effective programs which enable older citizens to lead a healthy and fulfilling life in their sunset years.
The Q&A session was an engaging one where Dr Loo shared his views on business management and expectations of the younger generation. When asked about the key recipes for his success, he attributed passion and hard work as the key ones. He quipped that his ability to go with less sleep was also a comparative advantage.
Presentation of Token of Appreciation
(L-R) – Ms Wee Hong Ling (Artiste who produced the Token of Appreciation), Ms Sim Ann (Director of Overseas Singaporean Unit), Dr Loo Choon Yong (Executive Chairman of Raffles Medical Group Limited), Mr Chiang Chie Foo (Permanent Secretary for Prime Minister’s Office and Defence) and Mr Mitchel Lee (Consul for Singapore Consulate in New York)
The networking night continued with a delicious spread of Singaporean cuisine for dinner. Many Singaporeans also took the opportunity to network among fellow Singaporeans and with Dr Loo.
For more information about Raffles Medical Group Limited, please visit www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com