Prof Tikki Pang has joined SEACO as the new Chair of the SEACO Board at the beginning of 2014.
Tikki Pang is currently a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). He joined NUS after 13 years with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland as Director of its Research Policy & Cooperation department. As Director he worked with countries to strengthen their national health research systems, developed mechanisms and initiatives to improve the efficiency and transparency of global health research, and helped formulate an organisation-wide research policy. Prior to his WHO career, Tikki was Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research, and Associate Professor/Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His main research and academic interests are in infectious diseases, the impact of genomics on public health, global health governance, national health research systems, knowledge translation, research transparency & accountability, and the use of evidence in health policy development.