Updated on 15 October 2015
Singapore: Professional services organization EY announced Dr. Michael Tan, Group CEO and Co-Founder of Fullerton Healthcare Group Pte Ltd, as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2015 Singapore at the 14th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore this evening. Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress and Minister, Prime Minister's office, officiated at the gala as guest-of-honor.
Dr. Tan will be Singapore's representative at the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2016. He will compete with more than 60 other country winners for the coveted world title. The EY WEOY competition is the hallmark of the awards program, offering a platform to profile local entrepreneurs among the world's most successful business leaders.
Mr. Ho Meng Kit, Chairman of the judging panel, also CEO of Singapore Business Federation, comments: "Michael is a true example of an entrepreneurial leader. From his decision to leave his chief executive role in an established private hospital, to setting up Fullerton Healthcare and subsequently overcoming a management buy-out, Michael demonstrated the classic traits of risk-taking, determination and an opportunistic and innovative mindset. Under his leadership, Fullerton Healthcare is now a significant player in the health care sector, operating in five countries across Asia-Pacific and transforming the patient experience in these markets".
On clinching the top honor, Dr. Tan says: "Receiving the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Singapore award is a great honor. It is a testament to the hard work of our employees and the entire organization's commitment to the pursuit of excellence as we strive to provide our partners with the best solutions available in the industry."
In addition to the top honor, EY presented four other EOY category awards at the gala dinner:
• EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - Health Care
Dr. Michael Tan, Group CEO and Co-Founder, Fullerton Healthcare Group Pte Ltd
• EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - Internet and Mobile
Mr. Forrest Li, Chairman and Group CEO, Garena