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Group Executive Chairman and Group CEO - Mr. Ong Chu Poh

ECON Healthcare Group is founded by Mr Ong Chu Poh (PBM, BBM), in 1987. During his youth, he volunteered at old folk’s homes and was appalled by the environment and poor quality of care. He felt that more can be done to improve the quality, environment and care for the elderly with dignity and respect. He aspired to create a home for the elderly that was professionally managed, and provided care of high quality, and affordability. Mr Ong’s strong sense of filial piety and respect for seniors, lead him to starting the first 16 bedded nursing home in 1987. He was determined to change the state of care and industry.

Today, ECON has progressed and expanded steadily under his strong leadership and vision. The Group has grown beyond being a nursing home operator to a one-stop integrated healthcare service provider for seniors, caregivers, their families and the community, providing a comprehensive suite of healthcare services.

In 2002, Mr Ong received the Entrepreneur of The Year Award by Rotary-ASME and was one of the top ten entrepreneurs to receive the prestigious recognition. In the same year, Mr Ong was awarded the distinguished Public Service Medal (PBM - Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat) on Singapore’s National day in recognition of his dedication to serving the community. In 2012, Mr Ong received the Spirit of Enterprise Award, a renowned annual award for recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore by honoring local self-reliant entrepreneurs. During the 2014 Singapore National Day Awards, Mr Ong was conferred the Public Service Medal Star (BBM - Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) for his contributions to the Nation.

Click here to view the interview with Mr Ong Chu Poh, founder and Executive Chairman of ECON Healthcare Group during the Spirit of Enterprise 2012 award.