Executive Chairman, Thomson Medical
Roy Quek is currently the Executive Chairman of Thomson Medical. He was appointed to the Board of TMC Life Sciences Berhad on June 2, 2015 and assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer on September 2, 2015.
Mr. Quek is an economist by training and received his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science and his post graduate degree from Peking University. He completed both degrees on scholarships awarded by the Singapore Government. His immediate past appointment was Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore.
Mr. Quek joined the Singapore Civil Service in 1994 and was a member of the elite Administrative Services. Prior to joining the private sector, he had served in the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Among his key achievements during his distinguished career in the public sector, he set up and was the Founding Director of the National Population Secretariat in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. While in the Ministry of Education, he spearheaded efforts to develop a more holistic education system and in the Ministry of Health, Singapore, he played a key role in rolling out the Singapore Healthcare 2020 Masterplan.
For his work in the Singapore public sector, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008. An avid sportsman, he represented Singapore in squash and was also a member of his school teams in athletics and football.