World’s Largest Independent Health Agency Opens in Asia-Pacific

Klick Health introduces seasoned local leadership team and hub in Singapore, bringing award-winning global agency’s authentic integration of end-to-end services to life sciences clients across region

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July 12, 2023 09:15 Korea Standard Time

SINGAPORE--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Klick Health today announced it has opened an Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore, headed up by veteran agency executives Mitchell Tan, Dr. Shraddha Tawate, Dr. Nevil Chamin, and Alvin Yeo. Today’s news follows the recent debut of other global Klick hubs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and in Latin America (LATAM). It also comes as Klick continues its rise on the international awards stage, receiving multiple, prestigious distinctions at the Art Directors Club Awards, Clio Awards, Clio Health Awards, D&ADs, The One Show, and other top shows celebrating excellence in advertising and design.

Klick Health CEO Lori Grant said, “We are extremely excited to have opened our doors in Singapore as we continue our global expansion. It also gives us great pleasure to welcome Mitchell, Shraddha, Nevil, Alvin, and our entire Asia-Pacific team aboard and bring our differentiated life sciences expertise and authentically integrated approach to clients across the region.”

Grant highlighted the Klick leadership team for Asia-Pacific:

Mitchell Tan - Managing Director

Known as a champion for delivering business results to clients, Tan has more than 25 years of experience helping brands achieve industry-first marketing/communication initiatives and has overseen many digital transformation projects across Asia. Raised in Singapore, he spent 13 years of his career in Hong Kong and China, helping many Fortune 500 clients achieve their regional marketing objectives and growth targets across Asia. Over the years, he has held key senior leadership positions at large network agencies, including Managing Director of Omnicom global B2B agency Doremus (Asia-Pacific) and, most recently, Managing Partner at Ogilvy (Singapore) for over six years.

“I have spent my career building long-term partnerships with clients, working diligently to understand their business environments and develop solutions that deliver business success,” said Tan. “I am proud to start this new chapter with Klick and bring everything one would expect from a modern life sciences agency and more.”

Dr. Shraddha Tawate - Senior Vice President, Global Strategy Enablement/Brand Strategy

Tawate brings with her 14 years of global healthcare marketing experience spanning regions, including APAC, EMEA, LATAM, while also delivering locally attuned strategies for markets, such as India, Singapore, and the US. She joins Klick with a proven track record in developing impactful and commercially effective strategies for biosciences, consumer healthcare, healthcare services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and public health organization brands. She has spent the last several years in senior strategy roles in Singapore and the US, and almost a decade in India at agencies, including McCann Health and Medulla Communications predominantly focused on consumer healthcare and international pharma clients. Tawate has served as an Effies (India) Health and Wellness jury member and her work has been recognized by global creativity and effectiveness authorities, including Cannes Lions and Clio Health awards.

“I'm most excited about the opportunity to apply my understanding of regional Asian markets to the approach Klick takes in originating impactful strategies that challenge the status quo and can truly help our clients deliver a meaningful difference to patients and physicians,“ explained Tawate. ”I also find Klick’s unique workplace culture and award-winning approach to healthcare marketing intriguing and that’s why I’ve joined this exceptional agency.”

Nevil Chimon PhD, MBA - Director, Science & Regulatory

With over 20 years of experience leading scientific and regulatory teams in drug discovery and development across Asia-Pacific, Chimon is a seasoned professional with broad biomedical experience. He has worked on collaborative projects between the pharmaceutical industry (J&J, Centocor) and academic research laboratories (CRUK) as a translational research scientist developing and testing new anti-cancer therapies. As Director of Molecular Imaging Services for Maccine, Singapore, Chimon led preclinical discovery and contract research projects for many of the world’s leading pharma companies. As the CEO of SRP-Radlink, he established the first and only private facility contract manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals for Malaysia and Singapore, and also supported clinical trials investigating the safety profile and efficacy of new drugs. He is the former founder of the contract research organization Primertics supporting vaccine and biologics development and technical director of the startup medical simulation company 4DMed which broadened his regulatory and industry knowledge. His most recent position was as General Manager of medical device manufacturer Everest Links, where he secured ISO-13485 accreditation for the firm.

“I joined Klick to work on global healthcare solutions that are focused on driving earlier diagnosis and disease prevention,” said Chimon. “We are committed to serving our clients with the promotional compliance expertise for Asian countries, helping them navigate the complex regulatory landscape, and bringing more value to their business interactions.”

Alvin Yeo - Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director

With over two decades of experience leading creative teams, Yeo is a seasoned expert in branding, marketing communications, creative innovation, digital strategy, and platform reinvention. Throughout his career, he has held senior creative positions in large network agencies across global and Asia-Pacific markets, including McCann, Ogilvy, Y&R, TBWA Shanghai, GTB Shanghai, and independent local firms, such as Iceberg Group and Fong Haque & Soh. Yeo has worked across many industries, with a portfolio that includes successful campaigns for notable consumer healthcare and OTC brands like Colgate, Safeguard Skincare, L‘Oréal Hair Care, and DRX Medical Aesthetic Clinic. He has also created campaigns for leading FMCG clients, such as McDonald’s Shanghai, Coca-Cola, LG, CAAS Changi T3, UOB, MasterCard, Adidas, and Ford. He has served as a jury member and mentor for The Crowbar Award, and as a mentor and examination assessor for NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts). Yeo is a recipient of several industry accolades, such as the New York Festivals and the Hall of Fame Advertising Awards in Singapore. His work has also been recognized with an MTV Youth Marketing Award and FWA Mobile Award.

“I joined Klick because I want to take the best approach to launching products and platforms that will genuinely help people while providing real value for clients in Asia-Pacific,” said Yeo. “I’m excited to put my creativity into action to make a difference in patients’ lives, and ensure they have the inspiration, information, and access they need to live their healthiest lives.”

Klick Co-President Ari Schaefer added, “The addition of these top-notch professionals is further fueling the early momentum that we’re having in Asia-Pacific and around the world. We can’t wait to see the long-term impact that Klick has as more life sciences clients in the region discover the Klick difference in delivering positive outcomes for both businesses and patients.”

About Klick Health

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent commercialization partner for life sciences. For over 25 years, Klick has been laser-focused on developing, launching, and supporting life sciences brands to maximize their full market potential as a core commercialization partner. Klick has been recognized by the world’s most distinguished advertising awards shows, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Art Directors Club, Clios, Clio Health, New York Festivals Health, and Webbys. Follow Klick Health on LinkedIn and for more information on joining Klick, go to

About Klick Group

The Klick Group of companies-Klick Health (including Klick Katalyst and btwelve), Klick Media Group, Klick Applied Sciences (including Klick Labs), Klick Consulting, Klick Ventures, and Sensei Labs-is an ecosystem of brilliant talent collectively working to maximize their people’s and clients’ full potential. Established in 1997, Klick has teams across North America, with offices in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto; global hubs in London, São Paulo, and Singapore; and plans to open more offices in Basel, Buenos Aires, Munich, Paris, and Tokyo. Klick has consistently been named a Best Managed Company and Great Place to Work. Over the last two years alone, the company has been recognized with almost 30 Best Workplace awards, including Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Inclusion, Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces in New York, and FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces in Advertising.

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