Sandpiper Health, one of the largest strategic communications and public affairs consultancy specialising in healthcare in Asia Pacific, has announced the appointments of Elaine Ho and Tseng Yi Ying, who bring specialist knowledge in research, patient advocacy and public policy, to its growing team in Asia Pacific. Both Elaine and Yi Ying are based in the firm’s Singapore office.
Elaine joins Sandpiper Health as Senior Account Manager and has a decade of experience in public affairs, research, stakeholder engagement and content development. She was previously with the Singapore Health Promotion Board, working in the CEO’s Office as the main liaison for engagements with international governments and multilateral organisations. Elaine has also held various research positions and has provided counsel to organisations such as the World Health Organization, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lien AID and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).
Yi Ying joins Sandpiper Health as an Account Manager from Janssen Asia Pacific where she supported communications across various therapeutic areas including pulmonary hypertension, neuroscience, and ophthalmology. Her work included driving patient-centric programmes in Asia Pacific such as engaging with patient advocacy groups to increase awareness of the importance of integrating patient voice and preferences in health policy making
Emma Smith, CEO, Sandpiper said: “We rebranded our health offering to Sandpiper Health earlier this year, when we merged our award-winning health practice with the health practice of our recently acquired China-based consultancy, North Head. Our aim is to provide an integrated, full-service offering, led by a specialist team of consultants, to help bring change that matters to our clients and the patients that they serve. We are one of the only healthcare consultancies in Asia Pacific able to offer this depth of expertise in public affairs, policy, and corporate communications and finding the right talent will continue to be a main priority as we expand our business.”
Sarada Chellam, Director, Sandpiper Health and General Manager Singapore said: “Sandpiper Health provides deep expertise in healthcare to help our clients navigate the complex and rapidly changing regional environment. Our focus is to have the right mix of expertise within our team to deliver world-class, holistic solutions to our clients. The specialist skills, experience, and new ideas that Elaine and Yi Ying bring, make them great additions to our fast-growing regional team.”
Sandpiper Health is a full-service consultancy. It was formed following the merger of Sandpiper’s award-winning integrated Asia Pacific health practice, and the health practice of its recently acquired China-based consultancy, North Head (now Sandpiper North Head), who bring deep expertise in healthcare policy, advocacy, and communications in the Chinese mainland. This merger makes Sandpiper Health one of the largest healthcare consultancies in Asia Pacific and the only agency to offer in-depth policy and advocacy advisory in healthcare in China. Sandpiper Health provides services including corporate communications, patient advocacy, public affairs, and policy development, as well as internal communications and social and digital strategies.
About Sandpiper Health
Sandpiper Health is a multi-award-winning strategic communications and public affairs consultancy specialising in healthcare. We are a merger of Sandpiper’s existing, award-winning integrated health practice, and the health practice of our recently acquired China-based consultancy, North Head, bringing together deep expertise in healthcare policy and advocacy and communications, working towards better health outcomes in Asia Pacific and beyond. Our 30 dedicated specialist consultants based across Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore provide a full range of consultancy services including corporate communications, patient advocacy, public affairs, and policy development, as well as internal communications and social and digital strategies.
Our client list includes many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as medical device manufacturers, health insurers, health services groups, telemedicine start-ups, and major industry associations.
For more information, please contact:
Sarada Chellam, Director, Sandpiper Health
Elaine Ho, Senior Account Manager, Sandpiper Health
Tseng Yi Ying, Account Manager, Sandpiper Health
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