Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2007
FOO Hee Jug
FOO Hee Jug
BSc 1989, BSc(Hons) 1990
Chief Operating Officer, Singapore General Hospital & Group Chief Procurement Officer, Singapore Health Services
Mr FOO was awarded a Local Merit Scholarship (Police) in 1986 and pursued his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Science, NUS. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division).
After receiving basic training at the Police Academy, he was posted to Bedok Police Division as an investigation officer. He spent 3 fulfilling and exciting years with the Singapore Police Force. In 1993, Mr FOO joined Toa Payoh Hospital as an Operations Executive. In 1995, he took up an overseas scholarship with Toa Payoh Hospital, and graduated in 1998 with Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Heath (Health Services Management) from the Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles.
During his 11-year career with Toa Payoh Hospital and later Changi General Hospital, Mr Foo rose swiftly through the ranks, becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2002.
In April 2004, Mr FOO left Changi General Hospital, and joined Singapore General Hospital as its Chief Operating Officer. He is concurrently the Group Chief Procurement Officer (GCPO) of Singapore Health Services (SingHealth).
Mr FOO has successfully established himself in the healthcare industry, becoming the Chief Operating Officer of SGH at the age of 37. He currently holds two portfolios and continues to make significant contributions to Singapore's healthcare industry.
"If you love the rainbow, you have to take the rain" -- Be prepared to work hard to reach your dream.