We proactively partner in defining and advocating for improvements in the delivery of healthcare and healthcare policy in Vietnam. We are a key facilitator on healthcare for both U.S. mission and Vietnamese Healthcare Stakeholders, by leveraging our broad expertise of members across the healthcare eco-system. We provide an information sharing network for members.
The American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, Healthcare Committee is a key strategic partner for promoting health and wellness and shaping the healthcare industry in Vietnam
Proactive engagement in healthcare policy cooperation
Share broad expertise of members across the healthcare environment
Serve a key facilitator on healthcare for both U.S. mission and Vietnamese healthcare stakeholders
Information sharing network
Leadership in healthcare & wellness best practices
Chris Blank, Founder and CEO of Pharmacity Vietnam
Chris Blank is an American entrepreneur and businessman, experienced in the fields of Finance, Retail Pharmacy and Data Science Technology. He has a professional proficiency in the Vietnamese language.
He is the Founder and CEO of Pharmacity, Vietnam’s largest retail pharmacy chain, since 2011. Pharmacity’s vision is to be the most convenient pharmacy chain where you can fully entrust your health and wellness in Vietnam.
Chris Blank spent nearly 10 years in the financial services industry, holding several senior managerial positions, including a key role in the development of the largest securities trading and brokerage firm by market share in Vietnam, before establishing Pharmacity.
Over 7 years of development, Pharmacity has been a pioneer in the modern retail pharmacy space of Vietnam. With his strong leadership and passion, the company has been rapidly expanding throughout Ho Chi Minh City, and now the southern economic region, with plans to rollout nation-wide soon. Pharmacity pharmacies are becoming the local consumer favorite due to its strong value proposition, satisfying customers through its commitment to authentic products with clear origins, convenience, and an attractive assortment of products on offer.
Chris Blank has been the chair of AmCham Healthcare Committee since 1 Dec 2018 until the next 2020 Committee Board election. The Committee represents for more than 70 members of the AmCham Vietnam Healthcare Network. Chris Blank shall be responsible to lead the Committee to fulfill its vision which is using the resources available through the Chamber, other international business organizations, and the respective member companies to define and advocate for improvements in the delivery and regulation of healthcare to build an international standard system in Vietnam.
Chris Blank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy degrees from The University of Houston since 2006. His leadership skills have been strengthened over the years through joining personal improvement courses held by the Landmark Forum, and many executive leadership training courses held by Landmark’s parent company the Vanto Group.
Luke Treloar, Managing Director, Strategy Group, National Head of Healthcare and Life Science, KPMG Vietnam
Luke is Managing Director of Strategy for Vietnam and Cambodia, and has over 10 years of experience in management consulting and financial services across Asia.
Relevant Industry Experience
Luke’s professional experience has focused on developing clear and effective go-to-market healthcare and life science strategies across Asia. Luke has led the account services for many of the firm’s largest industrial accounts in China. These projects have often been challenging bespoke solutions for Fortune 500 firms operating in in challenging environments, with low levels of data availability and reliability. Example projects in healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector include
Led a strategy engagement in visioning Vietnam as a regional Life Science hub for a Foreign Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association in Vietnam
Led a market study on medical devices, laundry and central sterile supply services in Cambodia for a Thailand investor
Led a research on Vietnam’s self-care industry for a leading American drug manufacturer
Led a market study on Vietnam’s healthcare market with focus on primary care, ambulatory care, tertiary care and diagnostic centers
Led a pricing strategy project for one of the largest private healthcare service providers in Vietnam
Led a social and economic impact assessment service on Vietnam’s innovative pharmaceutical industry to quantify the social and economic impact, as well as articulate value propositions
Hospital expansion strategy for one of Hanoi’s premiere foreign hospital brands;
Assisted one of the largest Korean beauty retail chains in designing market entry retail strategy to support its future expansion in Vietnamese market
JCI rollout strategy for one of China’s largest foreign-invested private hospitals;
Hospital investment strategy assistance for America hospital operator seeing to expand in to China market;
Government customer journey and market sounding for America’s largest computer hardware manufacturer operating in China;
Vertical integration strategy for Fortune 100 American semiconductor company that was exploring near-patient monitoring space. Project focused on a buy-vs-build China-market medical device strategy assessment;