Malaysia's hospital operator IHH names new CEO


KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Malaysia's IHH HealthcareBhd, Asia's largest hospital operator, on Monday namedTan See Leng as its new chief executive and managing director.

Tan, who will replace Lim Cheok Peng, will add the positionto his current role as group CEO of IHH's largest operatingsubsidiary Parkway Pantai Limited.

"My focus will be on cementing IHH's position as a leader inhealthcare services in all of our markets," Tan said in astatement. He term will start on Jan. 1, 2014.

Lim is designated as a senior advisor to the board and isalso expected to be an advisor to IHH's major shareholderKhazanah Nasional Berhad, the statement said.

"It has been over a year since the group was listed on theBursa and SGX-ST, and this marks a natural point for me to handover the reins to (Dr) Tan, who as the next generation ofleadership, is eminently qualified to take the group into itsnext phase," Lim said. (Reporting By Anuradha Raghu; Editing by David Cowell)

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