Health Promotion Board to get new chairman on Apr 1

Health Promotion Board to get new chairman on Apr 1

SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board ( HPB) will get a new president on Apr 1, with the appointment of Sembcorp Industries ‘ CEO Wong Kim Yin. &nbsp,

Mr Wong&nbsp, succeeds&nbsp, Mr Philip Lee, who will retire from the board on Mar 31, HPB and the&nbsp, Ministry of Health ( MOH) announced on Monday ( Mar 25 ).

Mr Wong has been a part of the HPB committee since October 2023.

He is also the evil head of the&nbsp, World Energy Council’s Asia community and was originally president of SkillsFuture Singapore. &nbsp,

Another board he serves on include that of the National Research Foundation, DSO National Laboratories and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

” As chair of HPB, Mr Wong will provide efficient administration to the Board and management as the company furthers its health development work, in line with the Healthier Durant national initiative”, said MOH and HPB.

” He will perform a key role in shaping HPB’s strategies in illness prevention, strengthening healthy ecosystems collaboratively with medical clusters and other federal agencies, and delivering more effective health initiatives driven by detail public health capabilities”.

Mr Wong’s expression as HPB chair may be from&nbsp, Apr 1, 2024, to Mar 31, 2027.

Mr Lee, the cheerful president, was “instrumental” in the company’s progress on several fronts, said HPB and MOH. &nbsp,

After he became president in April 2017, he oversaw&nbsp, HPB’s efforts in the battle on diabetes plan and the growth of healthier lifestyle options in Singapore, including the rollout of the Nutri- Grade requirements.

HPB also improved the Good 365 mobile program, which supports citizens in adopting healthy habits, and created efforts such as the National Steps Challenge.

” Mr Lee’s chairmanship also saw HPB take on an integral role under Healthier SG. To support this transformation of the healthcare sector, HPB enhanced its preventive health initiatives and partnerships, further expanding its health and social ecosystem to enable easier and wider access to healthy lifestyle programmes among residents”, said MOH and HPB.

During the COVID- 19 pandemic, Mr Lee helped to navigate the agency through various challenges.

” With his support, HPB persevered with its preventive health mandate to support Singaporeans ‘ health and wellbeing, while taking on pandemic- related functions to safeguard public health, including quarantine, testing and vaccination operations”, said MOH and HPB.