Chief Executive Officer
Fredrik Nyberg is Chief Executive of Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). He brings 30 years’ experience in the medical device industry, 25 of which were spent in Asia-Pacific. He has worked across the region and lived in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. He has a background in both senior strategic consulting roles and in operational sales, marketing and general management positions. Fredrik has also worked extensively with start-up medical technology companies both as advisor and as venture capitalist.
He was most recently Senior Director and Medical Technology Practice Lead at Quintiles Consulting, based in Singapore. He began his career in Asia with Ohmeda, now separate units of GE Healthcare, Becton Dickinson and Baxter.
Fredrik holds a BSc from Gothenburg University, Sweden, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Darwin Mariano is the Senior Director, Government Affairs of Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). Darwin combines over fifteen years of progressive experience in policy and public affairs in the region with an in-depth understanding of law and diplomacy.
He was most recently Head of Public Affairs ASEAN at Sanofi, where he led a ten-person regional government affairs and communications team. Darwin specialises in policy shaping and analysis, market access and expansion, industry affairs and engagement, as well as strategic stakeholder relations. He holds a law degree from University of the Philippines.
Director, Business Development
Gabriel brings over 20 years of experience in business development and market intelligence; he has developed a particular expertise in the healthcare sector in the last ten years.
Prior to joining APACMed, Gabriel headed business development for Asia Pacific and Middle East at HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and led business analysis and research for Asia Pacific at GE Healthcare.
He also has extensive regional experience in market and industry research from Global Intelligence Alliance (now M-Brain Group), Synovate Business Consulting (now Ipsos Business consulting) and Nielsen.
Gabriel holds a MSc (Information Studies) from the Nanyang Technological University and a BSc (Economics) from the University of London. He also serves on several committees including Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore and Association of Medical & Bio-Informatics Singapore (AMBIS).
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Yasha Huang is a senior regulatory policy specialist with extensive experience in medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She was most recently Principal Staff Member within the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) based in Beijing, where she was actively involved in global governance and stakeholder engagement, collaborating with international organizations, government agencies NGOs, academia, donors, and industry. She played an active role in the establishment of novel international collaboration mechanisms, such as the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA).
Yasha also organized a variety of high-level international conferences, including the International Summit of Heads of Medicines Regulatory Agencies, the International Food Safety Conference, the China-ASEAN Drug Safety Summit, and contributed to medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence in collaboration with the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) conferences, and APEC Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee (RHSC).
She holds an MA in English Language and Literature from Wuhan University, and graduated with a MPH in Health Policy & Clinical Practice from Dartmouth College, U.S. with a Fulbright scholarship. She has lived and worked in the United States, China and Singapore.
Emilie Rapley Mills
Emilie brings with her over 12 years’ international experience, gained in both public relations agencies and non-governmental organisations in London, Brussels, Paris and Singapore. Her role is twofold: increase the visibility and further build the reputation of APACMed among external stakeholders, as well as enhance the organisation’s internal communication efforts by developing tailored, added value content for members.
Specialising in Corporate Communication and Issues Management, she has provided strategic counsel to international clients across a broad range of industries.
Before relocating to Singapore in 2013, Emilie held the role of Account Director with PR agency Burson Marsteller in Paris. In this role, she gained extensive experience of delivering media training and crisis communication training to CEOs and senior executives.
Since moving to Singapore, she has worked as a Consultant for a financial and corporate communications advisory firm, and as a Corporate Trainer for the Professional Development Centre of the British Council.
Emilie has also held various roles within public health NGOs, acting as a think tank spokesperson in London, and lobbyist within the Brussels secretariat of a European platform of NGOs, representing 60 member organisations across 25 countries.
Emilie is bilingual in English and French and holds a BA (Hons) Sociology from the University of Durham (UK), and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Surrey (UK).
Clement is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience spanning roles in financial planning and analysis, strategic business planning, performance management and reporting as well as operational excellence through business process re-engineering and coherent policies and procedures.
He was most recently a Senior Assistant Director (Finance & Administration) in the Administrative Excellence Programme at Nanyang Technological University focused on improving administrative processes at the University and setting up a new shared services centre.
Clement is a graduate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.
Cai Wen Li
Wen Li joined APACMed in 2015, bringing with her experience from various administrative, customer service and event management positions. She is responsible for all administrative support at APACMed and manages our membership database and direct mail campaigns.
Wen Li was most recently Administrative Assistant to the regional managing director at Levi Strauss Asia Pacific, where she organized off-site planning meetings and workshops.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management from Murdoch University.