UMBI Leadership Lecture Series

On the 25th of June 2021 (Friday, 8:30 a.m.), UMBI had organized a CEO Talk Session by Mr Chen Keng Hoong, the Executive Director of the BioMed Global Company. The session was held online via the ZOOM platform and attended by more than 50 participants.

Initially, BioMed Global Company is one of the most respected brands in Malaysia and Singapore’s biomedical and life sciences industry, with a team of nearly 200 experts. At the beginning of the talk session, Mr Chen Keng Hoong briefly explained the company’s background, including the company logo and the 26 years of company milestones journey. In conjunction with the talk, Mr Chen had shared the main points on how his company stay ahead:

1. Define business direction clearly
2. Define space clearly
3. Deliver memorable experiences
4. Customer satisfaction
5. Set high standards

In addition to that, Mr Chen had listed seven criteria in building effective teamwork
1. Passionate about healthcare & well-being
2. Experts in carrying out
3. Innovative
4. High-performance team culture
5. Empower & developing people
6. Cost-efficient & fast delivering solutions
7. Inspire transformation


Mr Chen had stated in his slide that the Covid-19 pandemic had changed every aspect of human life across the globe permanently. At times, disruptive new ideas have a high potential to take shapes and forms, improving the outcomes of social business recovery in the long run. Hence, the Biomed Global company started helping many post-covid recoveries, such as bringing supplies (kit, machines & instruments) to help the country and nation.

At the end of the talk, Mr Chen would like to partner with Universities and Government research institutions, especially in knowledge sharing (Industry Fellow) and industrial collaboration, including activities/programmes that can positively return to academic and research partners. All the UMBIans are very blessed and benefited a lot from her sharing and experiences. Hopefully, this will help UMBIans to improve themselves to a higher level.

The session was moderated and closed by Dr Nor Adzimah Johdi, UMBI Research Fellow; Molecular Immunology.