Cordlife appoints Group Chief Operating Officer

SINGAPORE - Consumer healthcare Cordlife Group appointed Ms Tan Poh Lan as group chief operating officer on Apr 12.

As chief operating officer, Ms. Tan will be responsible for increasing the service offerings of Cordlife and growing the current core business, Cordlife said in a statement on the Singapore Exchange. She will also work closely with the board of directors and senior management to strategise, streamline and improve operating performance.

Ms. Tan has 30 years of experience in the private and public healthcare sectors, the statement noted.

She was most recently chief executive officer of Fortis Healthcare Singapore where she integrated the businesses of Fortis Colorectal Hospital & Radlink, an outpatient imaging centre with a cyclotron and three general practitioner clinics.

At Fortis, she also and established a Public-Private Partnership model with some government hospitals.

Also, Ms. Tan was chief executive officer of Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore from April 2008 to

September 2011. Under her leadership, she expanded the hospital's service offerings and established a centre of excellence for liver diseases and transplant.

In the past, she was also chief executive officer for Vinmec International Hospital in Hanoi, and chief executive for Parkway East Hospital (formerly East Shore Hospital).

At Vinmec International Hospital, she developed a five year strategic plan and a quality framework. At Parkway East Hospital, she had a role in initiating the master plan for to upgrade its building and services.

Dr. Ho Choon Hou, chairman and non executive director of Cordlife, said, "We believe the appointment of Ms. Tan ... will be integral as we pursue our next stage of growth to be a leading mother and child consumer healthcare company"

Ms. Tan holds a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore and graduated with Honours in Occupational Therapy from University of Queensland, Australia.