Health Care & Life Science

Drs. Karin van Zuilen

Partner, Head of Strategy & Concept

Drs. Karin van Zuilen is partner strategy & concept development at SSP. She is founder of Senz Strategy & Growth consulting, based in Malaysia, specializing in strategy development and implementation.

She has over 25 years of strategic experience in the global healthcare, life sciences and strategy consulting industry (with clients in the governmental, services, life sciences and consumer health industry). As global marketing director, she lead the creation of business strategy, brand positioning, portfolio management, product development and market access studies in The Americas, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Her teams made products successful from development stage to reaching #1 position in highly-competitive markets. Karin van Zuilen is Dutch, lives in Malaysia, holds a PhD in pharmacy (with business economics) and a Masters in marketing.

​Dr. Coert Huijbregsen

Partner, Head of Life Sciences

Dr. Coert Huijbregsen is medical doctor, holds a MBA General Management, currently lives in Malaysia and contributes to Strategic Swiss Partners in the area of life sciences. For 18 years, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as marketing director and general manager and worked closely with R&D, Q&A and manufacturing departments. Apart from his knowledge of the professional medical market, he also has a broad experience in the consumer healthcare segment. As a consultant, he carried out several business development projects, including market analysis for natural substances, feasibility studies for medical devices and probiotic cleaning. He is strongly financially oriented and has a great capability of adding commercial insights to life sciences projects, including market analysis, feasibility studies and marketing strategies.

Dr. med. Gabriel Peter Salgo

Partner, Endocrinologist (Germany)

Dr. med. Gabriel Peter Salgo  has been working in Private Practice since 2002 and is actively involved in the research and development of new types of hormonal and cellular treatments and is holding several patents for medical procedures and  ortho molecular compounds, like the JADEKIND concept, which enhances the male and female fertility, repairs male DNA-Fragmentation and optimizes the nourishment of the foetus and mother during the pregnancy.  Beside the medical field he is also successful in the corporate world, where he was the Head of the Medical Advisory Board of the Karl Prinz von Thurn und Taxis AG; ventured into alternative energies, where he founded and successfully existed GETSOL, a Solar Development Company in Malaysia. Founded a Medical Tourism Company in Hong Kong and become 2019 the first non-Chinese Member of the organizing committee of the Beijing Health Development Forum. He is a Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology,  the past President of the German Society of Preventive Medicine, and was on the Advisory Board of the German Society for Medical Education between 2007 and 2011.

Dr. Ram Behin

Partner, Health Care Investments (Middle - East)

Dr. Ram Behin is a seasoned Investment Banker having expertise in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisition and Management Buyouts. Ram served as a member in the Executive Committee cum Director of Business & Strategy in Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai and involved in various business initiatives & revenue enhancement activities. He is also advising The Family Office of Ruling Family in UAE. Ram executed Universal Hospital, Multispecialty Tertiary care Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He led the team to consult the Health Authorities in UAE for formulating healthcare Policies & protocols.

Ram had completed EMBA from Cass Business School, London and focused on Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Investment Strategy. He has credentials in Financial Modeling from The George Washington University. He has nearly 14 years of professional experience and handled more than 35 assignments / deals in Middle East, Asia and Africa. Ram has working relationship with the financial regulators and financial markets in Middle East.

Dr. med. Eric X. Jensen

Partner – Senior Consultant

Dr. med. Eric X. Jensen, partner at SSP has expertise and experience in consulting in Internal Medicine, Insurance, Legal Medicine, health care and scientific publications.

Born 1967 in Berne, Switzerland, has done all his academic education at the Universities of Fribourg and Berne, where he promoted 1993, and is working since 1999 as a specialist in Internal Medicine in internationally reputed clinics such as the Inselspital in Berne and the Hirslanden Group in Zürich. The last 15 years he has been specializing in insurance medicine, mainly supervising interdisciplinary teams to assess health status and working capacity of multimorbid patients. Since 2012 Dr. Jensen is at the head of his own Institution in Schwyz. His main function is to coordinate the talents of various specialists and organizing networks for an optimal medical management of complex diseases.

Prof. Dr. Hans U. Baer

Member of the Global Advisory Board

Dr. Baer is professor titularis of surgery with a Master in Applied Ethics, and a member on the Global Advisory Board of Strategic Swiss Partners. Professor Baer is an HPB surgeon, scientist and entrepreneur, and founder of Baermed Bauchmedizin AG (Abdominal Medicine Ltd). Baermed is a well-established independent private medical provider offering services with a special interest in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. The company was founded in 1999 and offers its clinical services as a surgical centre of excellence at the Hirslanden Hospital in Zürich, one of the leading Swiss Private Hospital Groups.

In 2018, Professor Baer joined a prestigious group of abdominal surgeons of excellence at Surgical Centre Zurich. He has performed over 16,000 surgical procedures in complex hepatobiliary, as well as oncological and minimal invasive surgery. Professor Baer has published over 120 original scientific, surgical and ethical papers.

In 2010, he became international director of the Tarumanagara Human Cell Technologies laboratory, a modern research laboratory specialising in tissue engineering, cell processing, material sciences and matrix development. It is a joint venture with Tarumanagara University in Jakarta, the Gading Pluit Private Hospital Group in Jakarta and Baermed, Zürich, Switzerland.

Professor Baer has successfully written clinical trials and investigators' brochures for preclinical laboratory investigations, animal investigations and phase I and II clinical studies in the field of tissue engineering technology. Professor Baer and Baermed hold the intellectual property rights and Standard Operational Procedures of various cell matrix projects.

Dato’ Pahlawan Dr. Ramasamy Mohanadas

Member of the Global Advisory Board

Dr Mohanadas Ramasamy  Major General Dato Pahlawan (Rtd) is a member of Strategic Swiss Partners Health Care - Global Advisory Board.   

In his 30 years of military service, he had served in many parts of the country including as Chief Medical Officer of the United Nations Operations in Somalia in 1998. He holds a Masters in Health Planning (MHP) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, Diploma in Industrial Health from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of England (DIH) & Society of Apothecaries (DIHSA), and Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) from Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FFOM) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (FAMM). He is currently the Deputy Chairman, Board of Governors of the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) and a Director of CUCMS Education Sdn Bhd. He is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Asia Metropolitan University (AMU) and a Non Independent Non-Executive Director of Asiamet Education Group. He is a Member of the Preliminary Investigations Committee (PIC 4) of the Malaysian Medical Council. In recognition of his contributions to the profession, he was awarded the “Most Outstanding Alumnus” of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in 2011, the Outstanding Achievement Award of SOMGRIM 2012 (Society of Medical Graduates from India Malaysia) and the MMA Gold Medal in 2013.

For his services to the Nation, he has received several state and federal awards amongst them being the Dato Pahlawan Taming Sari (DPTS) from HRH the Sultan of Perak and the Panglima Setia Angkatan Tentera (PSAT), the second highest military award from SPB Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal.

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