Harjit was appointed CEO of APACMed in February 2019. Founded in 2014, the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association is the only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific.
She was formerly EVP and CEO of Philips ASEAN & Pacific until October 2015. In this role, she managed a team of 10,000 people in 10 countries across its Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle sectors. Harjit spent over two decades with Philips holding a variety of international roles in General Management in England, Holland, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Passionate about innovation and healthcare reform, she holds concurrent positions on several prestigious boards:
• Board Member, ResMed, a pioneer in cloud connected, innovative solutions, for people with sleep apnea, COPD, and other chronic respiratory diseases
• Board Member, MAS Holdings, South East Asia’s largest manufacturer of apparel and textiles
• Board Member, Apollo Education, a leading English Education provider in Vietnam
• Advisor, Delmedica, an innovative Singapore-based company that has developed the X-Halo, the world’s first breath thermometer for managing respiratory diseases.
She is a former Singapore Chapter Chair of the Young Presidents Organisation, the premier leadership organisation of Chief Executives in the world, and former Board member of the SICC, National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Committee and World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on South East Asia. Harjit has spoken at several global leadership platforms including the World Economic Forum, INSEAD and IMC on Innovation and Healthcare.
Gabriel is a strategic relationship builder and connector, with nearly three decades’ experience in scaling businesses, including start-ups, commercial companies and non-profit organisations. Prior to embarking on his healthcare journey a decade ago (MedTech, Digital Health, Healthcare IT), Gabriel held several leadership positions in the field of market research and business intelligence.
Gabriel is currently Director, Strategic Partnerships at the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). He is instrumental in building APACMed membership, driving MedTech Forum programmes and sponsorship, and developing initiatives to foster collaboration between corporates and start-ups.
Gabriel is passionate about engaging the various players in the MedTech ecosystem (corporate, startups, VCs, healthcare providers, industry associations, etc) to bring innovations and technologies to market and enjoys facilitating industry development initiatives and implementations.
Gabriel also serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore; is a member of the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association. He also held for two terms the position of Executive Committee member for the Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS).
Gabriel holds a Master of Science in Information Studies from the Nanyang Technological University, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of London, and is recognised as a Certified Professional Marketer by Asia Marketing Federation.
Christine joined APACMed in May 2021 to lead Country Activation for the Asia-Pacific region. She supports the association’s members to promote advocacy for optimal policy and to strengthen knowledge and competency among industry stakeholders to shape the future of healthcare in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining APACMed, Christine has driven various consumer businesses and portfolios across multi-national FMCG and consumer durables companies. As the marketing lead for her line of businesses, she has had many regional product and campaign launches under her belt.
She holds a BBA from Thames Valley University.
Roberta joined APACMed in December 2019 to lead the new Digital Health Committee. She supports the association’s members to establish a digital health ecosystem, build knowledge and advocate for optimal policies that help digital health innovation in APAC.
Prior to joining APACMed, Roberta worked as senior consultant and business development manager at Alcimed in Paris and Marseille, France, where she supported clients in the healthcare sector on innovation and strategy projects. Before that, she worked as genetic engineering researcher at Curie Institute, in collaboration with the French startup Meiogenix.
She holds a PhD in genetics (Curie Institute, Paris), a master of business foundations (INSEAD) and lives in Singapore.
Georgia Swan is Manager, Government Affairs and Market Access, and Manager, Legal, Ethics and Compliance, at Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). Founded in 2014, the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association is the only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. The APACMed mission is to improve the standards of care for patients through innovative collaborations among stakeholders and to jointly shape the future of healthcare in Asia Pacific.
Georgia has spent the past several years working in various roles across the Australian health sector in health publishing/media production, medical writing, healthcare strategy, and health program design and implementation.
Prior to joining APACMed, Georgia worked in healthcare and strategy at Medibank Private, Australia’s largest private health insurer, developing and implementing health management solutions for Medibank members.
She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales, in Australia.
Nishan joined APACMed in Feb 2019. He manages and oversees all financial, administrative, IT and operations for the Association.
Nishan has more than 15 years of administrative and finance experience, with roles spanned across managing financial planning, human resource, building facilities and operations, policy and procedures formulation and other administrative tasks.
Prior to joining APACMed, Nishan was with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore since 2005. Nishan was posted as the Administrative and Consular Secretary at the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and Doha, Qatar from 2008 to 2018. His main duties were managing and maintaining the administrative “heartbeat” of the Ministry and Embassy. These roles and responsibilities, involving a wide range of administrative, policy and consular functions, were performed in tandem with the Singapore Government Instruction Manuals, stipulated by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Singapore.
Nishan holds a BSc Hons in Information Technology from the University of Hertfordshire (UK), as well as a Technical Diploma in Computer Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore). Nishan also holds a PRINCE2® Foundation Certification in Project Management.
Anirudh joined APACMed as Country Lead for India in May 2020, with an objective to enhance APACMed footprint and engagement in the country, and lead APACMed cross-functionally through Government Affairs, Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Digital Health and Legal/Ethics/Compliance initiatives in India.
Anirudh has over sixteen years of diversified work experience in both the corporate and the not–for– profit industry. In the last decade he has been with a National Association as well as an Apex Chamber of Commerce, where he developed his expertise in policy advocacy, government relations, research and analysis, stakeholder management, content management, business events and marcom.
A creative and analytical thinker, with an inherent ability to develop rapport and credibility across audiences, Anirudh is well-connected with Government officials, Associations and Industry trade bodies, Private & Public Sector including Higher Education, Healthcare Providers, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Health Insurance, and other allied sectors in India.
Prior to joining APACMed, he was working in the Health Services, Medical Value Travel, Medical Devices and Health Insurance sectors at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which is the Apex Industry body in India, driving policy initiatives that facilitate in ease of doing business, enhance efficiency, global competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for the industry. He was most recently leading the Medical Devices and Health Insurance sectors as Joint Director at FICCI.
Anirudh started his career in the travel industry and holds a degree in Hospitality Management from IHM, Hyderabad with Masters in Business Administration from SCDL, Pune. He lives in Gurgaon, India with his wife and son.
Currently, Alicia manages cross-functional work of APACMed in China, including government affairs and market access, regulatory issues, digital health pathways, and China’s MedTech collaboration with the broader region.
Prior to joining APACMed, Alicia worked as the Chief Liaison Officer and senior international manager at CCCMHPIE for over 10 years, to drive bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs with a number of health-related government and non-government bodies in China.
She has extensive experience in driving projects under the governmental framework, public relations, policy analysis, advocacy programs, seminars, and events. She has been a key facilitator of multiple government-led bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms, including the China-UK healthcare working group, China-CEEC Alliance for Public Health, China-ASEAN Healthcare Products Expo, etc. She was leading a number of global health projects, including WHO prequalification Studies on China’s Medtech industry.
She received her master’s degree in applied linguistics from the University of International Business and Economics. She is an EU-certified conference interpreter and is pursuing her second master’s degree in Public Health from the Vanke School of Public Health at Tsinghua University.
Kah Lin joined APACMed in March 2021 to lead the marketing strategy, positioning, and execution of thought leadership events and content for key stakeholders in the MedTech industry. She oversees all marketing and communications activities to drive APACMed’s brand awareness and engagement with members and industry partners, and to achieve our mission to improve the standards of care for patients and shape the future of healthcare in the Asia Pacific.
A strategic marketing professional and outstanding communicator, Kah Lin has many years of prior experience in public healthcare, travel, hospitality, and technology sectors. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Cindy joined APACMed in 2020 to support the Digital Health committee. In 2021 she started to manage the Legal, Ethics and Compliance Committee, supporting the Association efforts in raising the standards of doing business across the APAC region.
Prior to joining APACMed, Cindy was working as a pharmacist in France, dispensing drugs and guiding patients & working directly with other healthcare professionals. Through extensive education, Cindy learnt about medications, medical devices, and other therapeutic tools that improve patients’ quality of life.
Cindy holds a Pharm D from the French University François Rabelais and an Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB) from ESSEC business school Asia Pacific.
Tanvi joined APACMed in 2021 as an Executive to offer support across various functions in India including Government Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Market Access and Digital Health. She has previously worked with multiple non-profit, national and global health organizations on projects around Medical Technologies & Innovation, Public Health and Pharmaceuticals. She possesses strong analytical and research skills and holds a degree in Biotechnology.