Desmond Thio

Desmond Thio joined IBM as Vice President, IBM Watson Health Greater China Group and Asia Pacific as of April 2018.

1992 - 2002: Desmond joined Pharmacia in 1992, starting as Medical Consultant and later as Associate Director of Oncology R&D, USA. In 1995, he was transferred to Shanghai to take up various marketing and R&D responsibilities as Vice President. In 1999, he was transferred to Taiwan as Head of Marketing and then moved to Hong Kong as Regional Director, Oncology Asia Pacific and Japan in 2000.

2002 - 2003: Senior Director, North America Oncology Marketing, Pfizer/Pharmacia USA

2003 - 2005: General Manager, Oncology, Urology and Neonatology, Abbott International, USA

2005 - 2007: Country General Manager, Becton Dickinson, China and Hong Kong

2007 - 2008: President & COO, Pagoda Pharma Group, China

2008 - 2015: President & SVP, Philips Healthcare Greater China

2015 - 2018: CEO, DeltaHealth Hospital & DeltaHealth Clinic, China

Desmond Thio holds diploma in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor degree of Science in Mathematics from Dalhousie University. In 1986, he received the Doctor’s degree in Medicine from Mundial University. He also holds a Master’s degree of Science in Preventive Medicine from Ohio State University and MBM from University of South Australia. He received PhD/DBA in Applied Economics from University of Versailles, INSEEC and Tsinghua University combined double degree doctoral program in 2015 focus on the research of private hospital & healthcare system in China.