Southeast Asia

ABOUT US

An extensive innovation network of public and private sector partners across Southeast Asia.

Our Southeast Asia office is a catalyst for innovative health solutions and a resource for comprehensive market insights across the region. With a central office in Singapore, ACCESS Health Southeast Asia is well positioned to offer collaborative cross-industry partnership opportunities through its extensive network of private and public sector partners.

NEWS

All about ACCESS Health Southeast Asia

OUR TEAM

Sejal Mistry

Regional Director, Southeast Asia

Sejal Mistry leads projects in innovative health financing, digital technology, and aging in Singapore and the broader Southeast Asia region. Sejal has over ten years experience in international health policy, health financing, and HIV/AIDS. Previously, she worked with the South Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service and as a senior health policy and multilateral affairs advisor for the US Government with several agencies including the US State Department, US Health and Human Services, and the US National Institutes of Health.

Adrienne Mendenhall

Director of Business Development, Singapore

Adrienne Mendenhall builds innovative partnerships across public and private sectors that result in new healthcare and aged care models. Adrienne developed the Modern Aging program in Singapore and continues to manage key accounts for the team. Previously, Adrienne worked with the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and, in the US, worked in community health promotion, focusing on reproductive and adolescent health and the prevention and management of noncommunicable chronic diseases.

Valerie Shelly

Project Manager

Valerie is Project Manager at ACCESS Health in Singapore. She manages the secretariat work for Bone Alliance Singapore, assists with research and development projects, and supports the Health Futures communications team. Most recently, she conducted infectious disease and pediatric neurodevelopment research for the National University Health System in Singapore. Valerie holds a Master of Public Health degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Ivan Cheng

Assistant Project Manager

Ivan is Assistant Project Manager at ACCESS Health Singapore. He assists the office on key project tasks and stakeholder management, communications, and operational tasks. He joined the team after completing his bachelors at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University.

Rajvi Mehta

Finance and Operations Manager

Rajvi is responsible for the ongoing financial management and sustainability of the office, including business continuity of the operations. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Rajvi worked in a patient safety initiative for the UK National Health Service. She has more than five years of experience working in public healthcare organizations, focusing on the implementation of safety initiatives as a lead data analyst and improving financial management for hospital departments as a management accountant. Rajvi has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Hertfordshire.

Monica Mittal

Innovation Lead

Dr. Monica Mittal is an Innovation Lead at ACCESS Health Southeast Asia. She manages the Startup Alliance Program and Fintech for Health Project to create solutions for affordability in healthcare. Monica is a medical doctor and MBA by training and an entrepreneur at heart. She has built extensive networks in shealthcare, insurance and start-up ecosystems in Southeast Asia and is passionate about driving last mile impact in health.

A. Vigneswari

Junior Consultant

A. Vigneswari is a Junior Consultant with ACCESS Health Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. She works on the consulting and research projects relevant to health service model transformation, health technology innovations, and health financing innovations. Vigneswari previously worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Health, Singapore, formulating policies and programs to promote successful aging among seniors in Singapore. Vigneswari has a bachelor’s degree in Science with a double major in Life Sciences and Political Science from the National University of Singapore.

Simeen Mirza

Senior Consultant

Simeen manages consulting and research projects relevant to health service model transformation and innovation in health technology and health financing. Prior to joining, she worked with governments, international development agencies and private firms to provide consulting services spanning growth strategy, financial advisory, and market intelligence. Simeen holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIIT, Hyderabad in India.

Ian W. Porteous

Regional Coordinator

With over 30 years of international sales, customer service and business development experience, Ian Porteous leads the ACCESS Health team in engaging with regionally based stakeholders including multilaterals and governments, academia and non-profit organizations as potential funders, partners and entities of interest for ACCESS Health. Ian’s extensive career prior to joining ACCESS Health includes many senior executive positions within the insurance and financial services sector

Abegale Escolano

Program Associate

Abe specializes on research and development while assisting in the planning, coordination and execution of projects undertaken by ACCESS Health International Southeast Asia. She is currently involved with projects related to health policy assessment and development in the topics of human resources for health, bone health, and digital health. She has previously worked in community health program implementation, helping vulnerable and disadvantaged communities have access to quality healthcare services. She is a registered Psychometrician who graduated Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of the Philippines and is currently taking Master’s in Social Work.