Wednesday, January 8, 2014: 12:00 PM
Royal Pavilion Ballroom I-III (The Regent Hotel)

Raymond Chua, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore
Asst Prof Raymond Chua began his medical career after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine in National University of Singapore in 1997. He underwent numerous medical and surgical postings in the public sector hospitals till October 2000. Asst Prof Chua then took up his Public Health training with the Ministry of Health, Singapore, before he became certified as a Registered Public Health specialist and Fellow with the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007. He was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health to take up a Masters of Science in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, in 2002. Asst Prof Chua also holds a MBA degree from the University of Nottingham and a Graduate Diploma in Change Management, Institute of Public Administration and Management, Singapore in 2007.
In 2007, he left the public service to join Eisai Co Ltd in June 2007 as the Managing Director of Eisai Clinical Research Singapore, to oversee, execute and manage the development and operations of the global and regional clinical research activities within Asia-Pacific and Middle East. In 2010, he joined Shire Pharmaceuticals as their International Medical Director to oversee the growth and development of Shire’s products in Asia-Pacific. In July 2011, Asst Prof Chua joined Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and was designated as the Group Director of the Health Products Regulation Group (HPRG) since May 2012. He oversees and provides the strategic directions to the HPRG as a national professional pre- and postmarket regulatory body of all health related products including drugs, medical devices, complementary health products and tobacco, taking into account the wider context of regional and international regulatory advances in alignment with the Vision and Mission of HSA.
Asst Prof Chua holds other appointments as Council Member of the Singapore Medical Council and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in National University of Singapore. In addition, he is an appointed member of the International Committee, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Physicians, London, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Public Health (London). He is also a Deputy Registrar of the Registrar of Marriages since 2004.