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APACMed appoints new Chairman, Mr John Collings, from 1 Aug 2022

APACMed appoints new Chairman, Mr John Collings, from 1 Aug 2022

SINGAPORE – The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association representing the medical device industry, is delighted to welcome Stryker’s President of Asia Pacific, John Collings, as its new chairman for the association. 

John has been intricately involved in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries throughout his career, which spans over two decades in a variety of key global leadership roles. A proven medical device leader with a strong passion for making healthcare better, John’s strengths include building strategies that foster diverse teams who are driven to deliver differentiated innovation in service to healthcare professionals and patients. In his current role as President of Stryker in Asia Pacific based in Singapore, John oversees all divisions within the region.

Commenting on his new appointment, John said, “I’m honoured to be stepping into this role with the association. APACMed is a vital voice of our industry because together, we have this unique opportunity to help shape policies and redefine healthcare on a larger scale. I look forward to building on a great foundation and seek new opportunities with all our industry partners to help improve patients’ lives across the region.”

Harjit Gill, CEO of APACMed commented “We are very excited to be working with John. His appointment is pivotal in advancing APACMed’s work with our strategic partners and key stakeholders in the MedTech industry in the region. Under John’s leadership, I am certain we can continue to address healthcare challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific while we grow the association.”

Bringing together stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem, APACMed collaborates with our member companies and partners to strive to be at the forefront of policy shaping to accelerate medical innovations and access to patients in the region. We persevere to place patients at the centre of our efforts ensuring that collectively we partner to drive sustainable healthcare reforms.

Andrew Frye, Senior Vice President and President of Asia Pacific Baxter Healthcare, chairman of APACMed, has relinquished his role on 31 July 2022, after 4 years as chairman of the association.

About APACMed

The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment, devices and in-vitro diagnostics, industry associations and other key stakeholders associated with the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. As a trade association, our mission is to improve the standards of care for patients through innovative collaborations among stakeholders to jointly shape the future of healthcare in Asia Pacific.

The association has over 240 member organisations made up of multinational corporates, associates, digital technology, and start-up companies.


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