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SHANGHAI

Chuanxiang KAN
Caregiving Consultant
Nursing Officer
Shanghai Branch Manager

Mrs. KAN used to be a nursing officer at a 3A hospital in Shanghai. She has more than 30 years work experience in Nursing.

Vincent XU
China Business Director

 

Mr XU holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Shanghai JiaoTong University. His experience in marketing and management span across the banking, mobile payments, and advertising industries

Qingfeng JIN
Caregiving Consultant
Senior Nurse

Ms. Jin used to work as a senior nurse in the emergency apartment of a 3A hospital in Shanghai for more than 7 years, and more recently as a Community Nurse with Touch Community Services. Ms.Jin has rich experience in dealing with various emergency situations.



INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Yorelle KALIKA
Founder and CEO

Ms. Kalika has 17 years of experience, as a management consultant (most recently as a Principal with The Boston Consulting Group), as a Marketeer (with Nestlé), and a Strategy Director for 24 countries at a leading B2B services company. She holds a Master’s degree from one of the top French business schools (ESCP Europe).

Timothy MA KAM WAH
Senior Advisor

Mr. Ma Kam Wah is one of the leading experts on aging in Asia. He is currently a member of the Elderly Commission, HKSAR Government. and also serving as the Convenor of Working Group on Active Ageing; and has been the only overseas Board Member of the Centre for Enabled Living in Singapore. He is also the author of articles on elderly and social enterprises in periodicals in Hong Kong, and an expertise member on the Ageing Council of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Ma Kam Wah is the recipient of several awards, including: The Outstanding Social Entrepreneur (Asia 2009) of Schwab Foundation, Outstanding Social Worker (1999), Outstanding Alumni of APSS, Hong Kong Poly University (2009), as well as the Commendation Award on Community Service by Chief Executive of Hong Kong. (2000) He was further awarded with Social Innovation Leadership Award 2013 at the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Congress held in Mumbai, India. He was recently appointed as Justice of Peace (HKSAR Govt., June 30, 2012) Mr Ma Kam Wah is based in Hong Kong.

Enid KWONG, PhD, RN, RM

Academic Advisor

Deputy Director of Center of Gerontology Nursing. Associate Professor, School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ms. Kwong’s teaching and research focus on care of elderly person and their caregivers, long-term care for older people, long-term care issues for elderly residents and elderly frailty.

Renaud SERMONDADE
Advisor
 

Mr Sermondade brings 15 years of experience in the Parmaceutical industry and in Management consulting. He started his career with A.T. Kearney in Paris, and then took on several strategy and operational roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 2008, Mr Sermondade moved to Shanghai where he was the Senior Director for China Portfolio Development and Strategic Planning, and in 2011 he became the Business Unit head for Cardiovascular / Metabolics in China. He is currently the head of Business Development at Sanofi in China. Mr Sermondade is fluent in Madarin Chinese, and he is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, one of France's top engineering schools

Eunice PHOON
Senior Caregiving Consultant

 

Ms. PHOON holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Sydney at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), and a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic. She has worked as a Staff Nurse at the Home Nursing Foundation, as a Discharge and Care coordinator at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and more recently as a Community Staff Nurse with Touch Community Services in Singapore.

Mrs Thankamma JOSEPH
Senior Advisor

Mrs. Joseph is a retired senior staff nurse with over 35 years of experience in nursing and midwifery. She started her nursing career in 1975 as a medical officer in the Indian Army Medical Corps with experiences in the trauma and burns units of the Command Hospital. She also served as a senior nurse in the Southern Indian Railway hospitals in Chennai and Thrissur before migrating to Singapore where she spent 20 years in the private healthcare sector as a nurse working with Mount Alvernia and Mount Elizabeth hospitals in areas such as neo-natal care, maternity and radiology. She also had stints working as a private nurse and caregiver in Singapore as well as a nurse at the St Vincent’s Mercy Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is now based in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

S. Jeffrey BASTABLE
Senior Advisor

Mr. Bastable brings a lifetime of experience in managing healthcare care institutions in the USA. He began his career as a senior executive at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island, was a Senior Vice President of a major healthcare system in New York, and most recently a senior fund raiser at the American Cancer Society. He holds an MS in chemistry and an MBA in Hospital and Health Management from the Cornell University-Sloan Program, Johnson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Bastable has held many volunteer non profit board leadership roles including over 30 years serving United Way and was also appointed by the Governor of New York State to serve on the US Selective Service Board.

David Bruce MATCHAR
Academic Advisor

Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Inaugural Director of the Program in Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. Professor Matchar's research focuses on the development and evaluation of evidence in support of informed clinical and public health policy. In August 2009, Professor Matchar was awarded the prestigious STaR Investigator Award by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC) to establish a system modeling laboratory to evaluate clinical and public policy issues related to aging and disability in Singapore.

Christel STUTZ
Advisor

Mrs. Stutz is a registered nurse who brings 20 year of experience in geriatric nursing. He experience spans between working as a private duty nurse (mostly caring for elderly clients), working in a nursing home dedicated to dementia patients, and working as a staff nurse in the Geriatric ward of the Saverne General Hospital (France). She has deep experience of caring for dementia patients, and was part of a pioneer team working for a dementia care center in France, before relocating to Shanghai in 2013. Mrs Stutz is originaly from France and currently lives and work in Shanghai, where she is a school nurse with the "Lycée Français".

Jith JOSEPH
Advisor

Mr. Joseph is an experienced communicator with a focus on branding and marketing-communications in the healthcare and non-profit sectors. He had a critical role in developing the global brand of ParkwayHealth, one of the largest private hospital groups in Asia as well as running the 2013 Effie Award winning LivEnabled communications campaign for the Centre for Enabled Living, a campaign that raised awareness for disability issues in Singapore. He is a graduate of Murdoch University from Western Australia with a double major in Marketing and Media. Originally from India, he lives and works in Singapore. 

Angelique CHAN
Academic Advisor

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Director, Tsao Foundation Ageing Research Initiative, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore Director (Research), Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Research Interest: Aging and Demography, Program impact evaluation, Health of older persons.

Vishal RANJAN
Advisor

After spending 4 years as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, where he developed extensive experience in operations improvement, business process reengineering, Mr Ranjan started his Healthcare IT consulting firm, Asciepius Consulting . He has a very good knowledge of the healthcare space in India He is a graduate of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta (India’s top engineering and management colleges). Mr Ranjan lives and works in Bangalore, India.

Annette HELLWEG
Advisor

Ms. Hellweg worked for 5 years a management consultant with McKinsey & co, where she developed her expertise in driving performance improvement programs and change management initiatives. More recently she spent 2 years as a strategy and performance manager at a leading B2B services company. She now works as an Independent Consultant. She holds an MBA from the London Business School. Ms. Hellweg is originally from Germany but lives and works in London.