Sandpiper Health, the health-focused arm of communications and public affairs consultancy Sandpiper, has strengthened its team in Asia with Elaine Ho and Tseng Yi Ying.
Elaine Ho joins Sandpiper Health as Senior Account Manager and brings a decade of experience in public affairs, research, stakeholder engagement and content development to the firm.
She joins the firm from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, where she worked in the CEO’s Office as the main liaison for engagements with international governments and multilateral organisations. Ho previously also held various research positions and has provided counsel to organisations such as the World Health Organization and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Yi Ying joins Sandpiper Health as an Account Manager from life sciences group Janssen where she supported communications across various therapeutic areas including pulmonary hypertension, neuroscience, and ophthalmology.
Her remit at Janssen included driving patient-centric programmes in Asia Pacific such as engaging with patient advocacy groups to increase awareness of the importance of integrating patient voice and preferences in health policy making.
“We are one of the only healthcare consultancies in Asia Pacific able to offer a full-service offering in public affairs, policy, and corporate communications,” according to Emma Smith, CEO of Sandpiper.
Sarada Chellam, Director at Sandpiper Health added: “Our focus is to have the right mix of expertise within our team to deliver world-class, holistic solutions to our clients. The specialist skills, experience, and new ideas that Elaine and Yi Ying bring, make them great additions to our regional team.”