Dr. Yong Chern Chet (Chet) joined Ananda Development in March 2017 in the role of Chief Innovation Officer bringing with him complementing executive leadership experience across a variety of areas including strategic foresight; futures studies, business model innovation, investment due diligence, risk advisory, business operations consulting and clinical practice management. Under Dr. Yong’s leadership, in July 2018 Ananda Development’s corporate innovation achievements were acknowledged via an Enterprise Innovation Award at the 24th Asia IoT Business Platform for the use of Big Data and Machine Learning technology to enhance business operations. Subsequently, in September 2018 Ananda Development was again successful as the Thailand winner of IDC’s Asia Pacific Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) 2018 under the Operation Model Master category.
Prior to joining Ananda, Dr. Yong was Vice President at Parkway Pantai and the CEO of ParkwayHealth Laboratories. As the company head and transformation architect of Parkway’s clinical diagnostics division, he achieved quick successful turnaround of the business by embedding innovation and digital capability within core operations resulting in business performance that successfully surpassed growth and profitability targets.
While in management consulting, Dr Yong was the Healthcare Industries Sector Leader for Deloitte Southeast Asia and a Director for the Risk Advisory function. He was also the Head of Deloitte’s Future Healthcare Centre of Excellence; a Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) supported thought leadership initiative.
As a medical doctor, he held clinical leadership and operations management roles with Raffles Medical Group. He started his clinical career with National Healthcare Group (NHG) where he underwent general surgery and orthopaedics training at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore.