Now Health International has merged its Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa regions to support the development of its global service proposition.
The business has also announced a new CEO for its China operations.
Now Health International's Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa regions will be combined to form a new, larger region to be known as AMEA (Asia - excluding China, Middle East and Africa).
The move follows the Group's acquisition of Best Doctors Insurance in July 2015, and subsequent work to develop a regional operating model in response to the extended geographical reach of the combined business.
The newly created AMEA region will be headed up by Zahir Sharif, current Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa. He will be supported in the role by Rob McIntyre, current General Manager for Singapore, whose expanded remit will now also include responsibility for the Hong Kong and Indonesia branches.
Following seven years of service with Now Health International, Managing Director for Asia Pacific Ralph Tam steps down from his role to pursue new opportunities.
As part of the restructure, the China operation will become a region in its own right and be strengthened with the appointment of JingPing Zhang, who is currently China CEO of Now Health's investor, Primary Group. Under JingPing's leadership, Now Health will continue to develop its presence in the market and grow its membership base.
Martin Garcia, CEO of Now Health International/Best Doctors Insurance said: "The creation of the AMEA region marks a significant step in our move towards a regional operating model, and forms part of broader plans to ensure the Group can deliver a truly global service proposition.
"I am confident the combined experience of Zahir Sharif and Rob McIntyre will enable us to significantly grow our membership base across AMEA, while better integrating our operations to achieve efficiencies".
He added: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ralph Tam for his dedicated service to the business. He has been instrumental in developing the Asia Pacific operations of Now Health International, including the launch of the China, Singapore and Indonesia offices, and we wish him well in his future endeavours."
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