Lim Cheok Peng is a director nominee. Dr. Lim possesses more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare sector, both as a medical practitioner and in managing hospital businesses. He has practiced internal medicine and cardiology at Mr. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore since January 1985 and has been a physician at Gleneagles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital since January 1985 and June 1985, respectively. Dr. Lim currently serves as Vice Chairman of Cotec Healthcare, a Vietnamese hospital developer and subsidiary of the Vietnamese real estate firm Cotec Group. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Lim served as the Managing Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad, a Malaysian-Singaporean private healthcare group focused on upmarket health services, and Asia’s largest private healthcare group. From 2000 to 2010, he served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Holdings Limited. Previously, from 1990 to 2000, he served as Executive Director of Parkway Group Healthcare Pte. Ltd. Both Parkway entities are subsidiaries of IHH Healthcare Berhad. Dr. Lim was instrumental in Parkway’s and IHH Healthcare’s expansion of their healthcare businesses in the Asia Pacific region, as well as in the Middle East and Turkey. Dr. Lim led a host of significant transactions, including the acquisition of Mount Elizabeth Hospital and East Shore Hospital (now Parkway East) as well as the Shenton Medical Group in Singapore in 1995, the acquisition of a control stake in Pantai Holdings Berhad in Malaysia in 2005, the acquisition of a control stake in The World Link Group in China in 2006 and the acquisition of a control stake in Acibadem Holdings in Turkey in 2011. He was also instrumental to several key projects during his tenure at Parkway / IHH, including the redevelopment of Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore from 1989 to 1994, the construction and commissioning of Gleneagles Kolkata in India in 2003 and the launch of Mount Elizabeth Novena in Singapore in 2009.
Dr. Lim was a Member of the Singapore Medical Council from 2006 to 2013 and was presented with the Singapore Medical Association Merit Award in 2013 for his significant contributions to the medical profession and his social service to the community in Singapore. He is now a member of the Singapore Medical Council’s Disciplinary Tribunal. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He has also received a Diploma of Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Lim sits on the boards of over a dozen companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the University of Singapore.