Singapore, 13 September 2022 – The Singapore Mediation Centre (“SMC”) announced today the appointment of Mr Pradeep Paul as its new Chief Executive (“CE”). Mr Paul who succeeds Mr Ban Jiun Ean will join SMC on 15 September 2022.
A veteran media and communications professional, Mr Paul was a senior member of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd management where he led branding and education campaigns to disseminate the Ministry of Health’s policy work to the public.
Mr Paul had worked closely with SMC when he headed the Healthcare Mediation Unit set up by the Ministry of Health in 2014 for medico-legal disputes in the healthcare sector. Under his guidance, more than 1,700 healthcare leaders and professionals attended workshops and training on mediation preparation and conflict de-escalation.
The Honourable Justice Belinda Ang, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of SMC said, “Pradeep’s strengths in stakeholder management, team leadership and business development will be assets as SMC continues to enlarge its footprint in the dispute resolution landscape.”
An active advocate for the use of mediation where parties can continue to preserve relationships even when they come to a dispute, Mr Paul said, “In my years with the Healthcare Mediation Unit, we notched up a high rate of amicable resolutions of medico-legal disputes. I now look forward to extending that to the wider community.”