Distinguished Science Alumni Awards 2011
Liak Teng Lit
BSc Pharm 1977, MBA 1990
Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System / Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Mr Liak is the Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health, which provides healthcare services for some 700,000 people living in the north of Singapore. Alexandra Health manages the new Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which began full operations in 2010. Since its inception, Mr Liak has been fully involved in the planning and commissioning of the new general hospital. Prior to this, Mr Liak was also the CEO of Alexandra Hospital from October 2000 to July 2010, Changi General Hospital from January 1997 to January 2000 and Toa Payoh Hospital from February 1992 to December 1996.

A pharmacist by training, he was involved in the restructuring of major hospitals including The National University Hospital, Kandang Kerbau Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

Mr Liak serves on the boards of Alexandra Health, NTUC First Campus, NTUC Healthcare, Pathlight School, NorthLight School, Advisory Panel of the Singapore Human Resources Institute, Advisory Council of the Singapore Computer Society and The Advisory Panel of the School of Information Systems at the Singapore Management University. Mr Liak is the Chairman of Water Networks and Public Hygiene Council, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He is an active Councillor in the South West Community Development Council and Chairman of the Healthy Lifestyle Functional Committee. He also sits on the committees of the Institute of Service Excellence (ISES) Governing Council (SMU) and Community Chest.

He holds an MBA and a BSc (Pharmacy) from the National University of Singapore and MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK.

Mr Liak enjoys running, reading and gardening.

"Always try to make a positive difference."

In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, we honour Mr Liak Teng Lit with the 2011 Distinguished Science Alumnus Award.