Thailand, 6th September 2018 – Dr. Kanawat Chantaralawan joins GetDoc Thailand as Country Representative to lead the JV and will report to Group CEO and Founder Woon Shung Toon.
Prior to his current appointment, Kanawat is an ophthalmologist trained at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. He also has served in various entities as adviser and partner in both public and private sectors eg The Yaowai Group, The Face Centre/Thonglor Dental Hospital, Vision Partners, etc.
Having graduated with first class honours in Medicine from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, he continued and completed his Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He will cover the various aspects of corporate and strategic planning, partnering and operational expansion for GetDoc Thailand.
“I am very honoured to work with the regional GetDoc team”, said Dr. Kanawat. “Thailand is a country I have served as a doctor and this opportunity helps me to further realise the connected health care that GetDoc is so passionate about that brings affordability for medical care to the Thai people. I strongly believe globalisation has effects on multiple fields including healthcare sector.”
Founded in 2016, with the aim of empowering everyone to manage your own healthcare, and provide a way to help monitor ageing loved ones, GetDoc achieves this by designing innovative, people-friendly, cutting edge, internet-enabled personal healthcare devices and mobile applications that connect to the cloud – so that these products can help more people to monitor their own state of health independently and conscientiously. It operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
“We are delighted to have Dr Kanawat join our team and we share common views of why medical care must reach the vast expanse of Thailand.” said Woon Shung Toon Group CEO of Jireh Group (GetDoc).