Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2006
KWAN Yew Huat
KWAN Yew Huat
Managing Director, Pharmaforte Singapore Pte Ltd
Graduating in 1982, KWAN Yew Huat started in Guardian Pharmacy as her first pupil pharmacist.
He has also worked in Astra Pharmaceuticals and Inchcape Healthcare.
In 1995, he started his own company, Pharmaforte Singapore, with the vision to be the most efficient and diversified Pharmaceutical Distributor in Singapore. Today, Pharmaforte is one of the leading local companies handling dental, pharmaceuticals, medical and diagnostic products.
He served actively in the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore in the 80s and 90s, as a council member for seven years and also as Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Honorary Secretary. In 1993, he was elected Vice-President of the Society.
In 1993, he was appointed a member of the Inquiry Panel under the Legal Professional Act, hearing complaints against lawyers for professional misconduct. He is still an active member of the Inquiry Panel after 13 years.
Today as Managing Director of Pharmaforte Singapore, he shares, "Pharmacy Education has changed my life. Running your own company is hard work! However, it is very challenging and stimulating. It requires patience, determination, perseverance and a little dose of luck. It also requires one to take calculated risks. The reward for entrepreneurs will be great. The sky is the limit and you will derive immense satisfaction by doing things your own way."
"Doing it your own way ... The sky is the limit."