Novena Global Healthcare Group Sets Its Sights on New Phase of Growth with High Profile Appointments

SINGAPORE, April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Novena Global Lifecare, an integrated healthcare platform in over 250 locations and one of the largest aesthetic healthcare players in the world, proudly strengthens its advisory and senior management team in its mission to becoming a Global Medical Wellness and Lifestyle behemoth.

Novena Global Healthcare Group is proud to announce the appointments of

  • Dr Lim Cheok Peng as Senior Chief Medical Advisor, Novena Global Healthcare Group
  • Dr Kenneth Thean as Senior Advisor (S.E Asia), Novena Global Healthcare Group
  • Ms Fiona Lim, as Director, Group Strategy for Novena Global Healthcare Group

"With an annual revenue of US$100 million, we are incredibly proud and pleased to announce our all new stellar team, all of whom have held senior and strategic key roles in leading global medical platforms such as IHH Parkway Holdings," says Nelson Loh, Co-founder of Novena Global Healthcare Group.

"We envision the new team lending their expertise to elevate the group to new heights with its medical background and business acumen. In our bid to grow into a healthcare industry unicorn in the next three years, we look forward to gaining exciting growth momentum that will continually challenge and disrupt traditional healthcare sectors."

Dr Lim Cheok Peng: Senior Chief Medical Advisor,  Novena Global Healthcare Group

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 Mt 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.

Well-known in the Asia Healthcare Industry as one of the leading pioneer in the sector, Dr Lim currently serves as Chairman of TAEL Pantaleon Investments Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAEL Management Co Pte Ltd, as well as the Vice Chairman of Cotec Healthcare, a Vietnamese hospital group.

Previous to this, Dr Lim was Chairman of Ophir-Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, from 2015 to 2018; Dr Lim was also Chairman of ReGen Rehabilitation International Sdn Bhd from 2015 to 2018 and was the Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors, IHH Healthcare Berhad from 2014 to 2015. From 2011 to 2013, Dr Lim served as the Managing Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad - Asia's largest private healthcare group.

From 2000 to 2010, Dr Lim served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Holdings Limited and from 1990 to 2000, he served as Executive Director of Parkway Group Healthcare Pte Ltd, now 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. During his tenure at Parkway and IHH Healthcare from 1987, Dr Lim played a leading role in accelerating the Group's growth in key markets and providing management with guidance on strategic matters. Dr Lim expanded the Group's presence beyond Singapore, making significant inroads into China, Malaysia, India and the Middle East.

Dr Kenneth Thean: Senior Advisor (S.E Asia), Novena Global Healthcare Group

Dr Kenneth Thean has over 38 years' experience in Healthcare. He is currently the Medical Director of Ensoul Medical Clinic in Singapore, one of the clinics of the Ensoul Group. He is also the Medical Advisor for the Pure Laser Clinic Group and the Puro Laser Clinics in Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia. Dr Thean's clinics focus on using customized combinations of multiple lasers and other energy devices to provide anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatments. He is also the Medical Director of Ensoul Body Medical Clinic, a dedicated clinic that performs non-invasive body sculpting treatments. Dr Thean's academic interests lie in Medical Lasers and other Aesthetic Energy Based Devices to treat the skin and body, and he is a regional and an international speaker in this field.

Dr Thean has held senior positions in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Parkway Hospitals, Parkway Group Healthcare, Medirad, Parkway Shenton's General Practice and Executive Health Screening Centers. He had been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of both Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital.  While he was with Singapore's Ministry of Health, he worked in the National Skin Centre, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Changi Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and Toa Payoh Hospital. He was the founder Administrator, and helped establish Singapore's National Skin Centre in 1988.

Ms Fiona Lim: Director, Group Strategy for Novena Global Healthcare Group

Fiona Lim has more than 15 years of healthcare experience and resided in China for five years. Throughout her career, she has established good working relationships with medical specialists and corporate partners.

During her five years with Parkway Pantai, she started the Clinical Programme across Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. She worked closely with medical specialists under Parkway panels to increase hospital revenue and occupancy.

She moved on to lead marketing initiatives for the hospital, and was in charge of Mount Elizabeth Orchard's overall marketing, and involved in the opening of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. After which, she joined the International Team and was responsible for the exploration of new channel partnerships to grow the Malaysia market, managed the overseas representatives and agents, supported the Indonesia team and worked closely with International Patient Liaising Centre.

"It has always been a goal for us to expand beyond the aesthetics realm. The new team enables us to be well-equipped to delve beyond just the field of medical aesthetics and make headway in the specialty healthcare space especially in North Asia. The new team sets a truly exciting milestone to enable us to realise our vision to make quality healthcare accessible for all, " cites Terence Loh, Co-Founder and CEO of Novena Global Lifecare Group. 

In addition to these 3 senior hires, Novena Global Healthcare Group has also recruited experienced healthcare specialists to help steer its next phase of growth.


Novena Global Lifecare combines its technological breakthroughs and international reach with homegrown medical and dental aesthetics expertise of Dr Calvin Chan of Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic and Dr Gerald Tan of Elite Dental Group.

Novena Global Lifecare, an integrated healthcare platform and one of the largest aesthetic healthcare players in the world with revenue of over US$100 million, announced  new strategic partnerships with Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic and Elite Dental Group. The ventures will bring their experience into the fold in developing new concepts for affordable aesthetics and turbocharging the group's global footprint in the medical and dental space.

"Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic and Elite Dental Group have both demonstrated an unparalleled level of care for patients seeking aesthetics enhancements, grounded in innovative medical science. These are key areas that align with the values and mission of Novena Global Lifecare to drive specialty medical services in the region," says Nelson Loh, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Novena Global Lifecare.

Dr Calvin Chan from Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic comes on board with his renowned reputation and experience to serve on Novena Global Lifecare Group's medical advisory board. He is the Key Opinion Leader for Solta Medical which carries Thermage, Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant and Liposonix; as well as Discovery Pico, NeoGen Plasma, and Allergan products such as Botox and Juvederm. Dr Chan has a keen interest specifically in dermal fillers and is one of the few in Singapore who has undergone the training for MD Codes, a specific technique, developed by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Mauricio de Maio.

Elite Dental Group is helmed by Dr Gerald Tan and will join Novena Global Lifecare as Global Head, Novena Dental Division to lead in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Dr Tan was nominated by his peers to be the youngest and longest serving President of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore, and is extensively trained in the latest innovations in Aesthetic Dentistry, Smile Makeovers with Digital Smile Design and Full Mouth Aesthetic Rehabilitation with Dental Implant Surgery.

As such, Elite Dental Group has established itself in the art and science of Dental Aesthetics, using technological advancements and refined expertise to achieve smile makeovers for patients.  Dr Tan's conviction that everyone deserves a confident, attractive smile is achieved by Elite Dental Group's core mission of eradicating dental anxiety and delivering  affordable yet outstanding service.

"Combining the expertise of Dr Calvin Chan and Dr Gerald Tan, who are both pioneers in their arenas of work, with Novena Global Lifecare network of over 100 clinics in 20 cities within its portfolio, we believe we can make a meaningful impact on the health outcomes, medical costs and aesthetics aspirations for everyone. The vision is to expand the Novena Global Lifecare portfolio with new aesthetics & dentistry concepts within the South East Asia region with an investment of US$10 million," cites Terence Loh, co-founder and CEO,

About Novena Global Lifecare

Novena Global Lifecare is one of the largest integrated medical healthcare and aesthetic group regionally with presence in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. Founded in 2010 by former investment bankers and cousins Terence and Nelson Loh, the company now invests in businesses in 250 locations in over 20 countries and drives a US$100 million revenue portfolio that provides lifecare management solutions tailored to Asian demographics to help customers in their journey of well-being across their life stages. Novena Global Lifecare has established a track record of more than seven million procedures performed worldwide and over two million patients in international patient database.

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