Professor Kenneth Mak

Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Professor Kenneth Mak is Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health Singapore. In this role, he oversees the provision of all health services in Singapore. Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mak has been heavily involved in our national efforts to control the outbreak in Singapore. As Director of Medical Services in MOH, he advises the Multi-Ministry Taskforce as well as other governmental agencies in crafting our overall strategy for managing the outbreak and oversees our public health response to combat spread of COVID-19 in our community. Professor Mak is a familiar face as he has appeared regularly in the media conferences of the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce. Professor Mak was previously Deputy Director of Medical Services (Health Services Group) in MOH from 2015 to end-2019. He worked closely with the Regional Health Systems and healthcare institutions in Singapore on care integration as well as on Singapore’s long-term healthcare transformation strategy. Professor Mak was trained as a general surgeon with subspecialty interests in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, as well as in trauma surgery. He maintains his clinical practice as a Senior Consultant surgeon in the Department of Surgery, at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore.