With deep insights and extensive expertise brought from his strong background in the IT industry, Andy is also leading the digital transformation of Philips in China and committed to addressing the country’s healthcare challenges through digital, big data and AI enabled solutions tailored for the true local clinical setting and health management scenarios. To accelerate the local digital innovation, he has also driven enthusiastically the establishment of the Digital Innovation Center and the Medical Artificial Intelligence Lab in China.
Aiming to transform China’s health system towards a value-based model, Andy and his team strive to build a local innovation ecosystem across the health continuum and encourage the wider health technology industry in adopting an “internet plus” strategy. He is also passionate about cross-sector integration and actively engages in strategic alliances and collaboration between Philips and the government, hospitals, industry leaders, universities, technology incubators and IT champions.
In 2018, Andy was honored by the Shanghai Municipal Government with the Shanghai Magnolia Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the city’s endeavor to building a global hub for technology innovation and the national vision of “Healthy China 2030”.
Prior to joining Philips, Andy worked for over 30 years at IBM where he had held a wide range of sales, technology and senior management roles in Greater China, Canada and the United States. He had managed the high-growth regions, systems and businesses across over 100 countries and was also a member of the company’s Global Technology Team Committee and Global Strategy Team Committee.
Andy was born in 1961 in Hong Kong, China and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.