As Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Liak will assist Mr. Pua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer of Perennial, to oversee and manage the general business of Perennial. As Chief Executive Officer of Perennial Healthcare Pte Ltd, the healthcare business unit of Perennial, Mr. Liak will assist Mr. Pua to provide strategic leadership in the development and management of Perennial's healthcare business in Singapore and China.
Mr. Liak is well-recognised as a healthcare industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Perennial, Mr. Liak was Group Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health System for over four years. Prior to that, he held various positions as Chief Executive Officer of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Toa Payoh Hospital. A pharmacist by training, he was also involved in the restructuring of major hospitals including The National University Hospital, Kandang Kerbau Hospital (now known as KK Women's and Children's Hospital) and Singapore General Hospital.
Mr. Liak is currently the Chairman of National Environment Agency. He also serves on the boards of NTUC Health Co-operative Limited, Pathlight School, Civil Service College's Service Management Advisory Panel, and the Board of Advisors of the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University.
Mr. Liak holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.