Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Republic of Singapore
Dr Amy Khor was appointed Senior Minister of State for Health and the Environment & Water Resources on 1 Oct 2015. Prior to her current appointment, she was Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower from 1 Sep 2013. Before her promotion to Senior Minister of State, Dr Khor was Minister of State for Health from 21 May 2011 and concurrently appointed the Minister of State for Manpower from 1 Aug 2012. Previous appointments she held included Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources in May 2006 and subsequently, Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources in November 2010. She was also the Mayor of South West District from Aug 2004 to May 2014. Dr Khor was first elected as a Member of Parliament in the 2001 General Elections and was re-elected for a fourth term as a Member of Parliament in the 2015 GeneralElections. She holds a PhD in Land Management from the University of Reading, UK.
Dr Lam Ching-Choi, BBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region The People's Republic of China, Chairman, Elderly Commission, CEO, Haven of Hope Christian Service, Hong Kong SAR
Dr Lam is the Chief Executive Officer of Haven of Hope Christian Service and the non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is the Chairman of the Elderly Commission, as well as the Chairman of the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Committee and the Advisory Committee of “The Opportunities for the Elderly Project” of Social Welfare Department. Dr Lam has been honored by the HKSAR Government with the Justice of Peace in 2003 and Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008.
Dr Bill Thomas, Geriatrician, Founder, The Eden Alternative, Creator, The Green House, USA
Dr Bill Thomas has built a reputation as one the most eclectic and creative thinkers working in the field of medicine. Author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, Dr Thomas’ wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging.Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten Americans shaping aging, Dr. Thomas is internationally known for his health care system innovations. He is the founder of a global non-profit (The Eden Alternative) and creator of The Green House Project, radical new approaches to reform long term care. Dr Thomas also developed the Senior ER model of care and is now prototyping a tiny-house model designed to maximize independence and wellbeing. Since 2014, Thomas has lead an ambitious new approach to growth and aging through his annual “non-fiction” theatrical Changing Aging Tour. “People hear that a doctor is coming to town to talk about aging and they expect me to show up wearing a white coat with PowerPoint slides. I show up with a guitar, a bass player, a theater set, costumes, music, art, mythology, storytelling, biography, and neuroscience all mixed up. It’s kind of like a TED Talk on steroids.”
Mr Mikio Okumura, Director and Managing Executive Officer, Sompo Holdings Inc., Chairman and Executive Officer, Sompo Care Message Inc., and Sompo Care Next Inc., Japan
Mr Mikio Okumura has been an Executive Officer at Sompo Holdngs, Inc., one of the largest insurance groups in Japan, since April 2015, and its Nursing Care & Healthcare Business Owner since April 2016. SOMPO entered into the nursing care business in 2015 by assigning Mr. Okumura to the Chairman and CEO of SOMPO Care Group. Currently, SOMPO Care Group is offering more than 26,400 units of residences for the elders, leading the nursing care industry in Japan. He served as the General Manager of Corporate Planning Department at Sompo Holdings from April 2015 to April 2016, after he served as CEO of Yasuda Seguro.
Mr Thomas Krarup, Alderman and Member of City Council Aalborg Municipality, Denmark
Thomas Krarup is the politically elected chairman (alderman) of the Department of Senior and Disability Services in the municipality of Aalborg, Denmark. He holds a Master of Science in Political Science. His main focus is to reform the welfare state and direct organisational focus towards moving from compensatory help to independent living, streamlining public welfare, activating and motivating elderly citizens. All fuelled by the organisations common vision: ”We want to further the individuals potential to live in independent life”. Thomas has worked as lifeguard, project manager and economical advisor.