Loo Choon Yong
Dr Loo Choon Yong
Raffles Medical Group Limited
Dr Loo Choon Yong, appointed by the President of Singapore since March 2006, is the Non Resident Ambassador to the Italian Republic. He was appointed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as Chairman of JTC Corporation from January 2013. JTC Corporation is Singapore's leading industrial infrastructure specialist spearheading the planning, promotion and development of a dynamic industrial landscape.
Dr Loo is the Executive Chairman of Raffles Medical Group Limited, one of Singapore’s leading private integrated healthcare providers. He co-founded the Raffles Medical Group in 1976 and was appointed to his current position in 1997 when the Group was listed in Singapore Stock Exchange. Dr Loo is also an independent director of CapitaMalls Asia Limited. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University (
Dr Loo was the Nominated Member of Parliament from January 2005 to May 2006 and again from January 2007 to June 2009. He was the former Deputy Chairman of the Action Committee for Entrepreneurship (ACE), a public-private collaboration to promote entrepreneurship in Singapore. He also served as a member of the Government Economic Review Committee (ERC) from December 2001 to February 2003 and Chairman of the ERC’s Healthcare Services Working Group (HSWG). He was the immediate past Chairman of Sentosa Development Corporation Ltd and Sentosa Golf Club, a position he held from March 2007 to December 2012.
In the area of social service, Dr Loo had been active in the fight against drug abuse for more than 20 years. He was the former Chairman of National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and President of Singapore Anti-Narcotic Association (SANA).
Besides his medical training, Dr Loo also read Law at the University of London and is a barrister of Middle Temple.
Dr Loo was awarded the Singapore National Day Awards Public Service Medal (2003) and Public Service Star (2009) and the Distinguished Service Award (2005) from the Ministry of Home Affairs for his contributions to Singapore’s fight against drug abuse.
Dr Loo was conferred the CEO of the Year award in May 2010 at the Singapore Corporate Awards organised by The Business Times and supported by Singapore Stock Exchange.
Last updated on 4 Sep 2013.