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Corporate Council Representatives



Dr. Janjira Intra
Corporate Council Chair

Janjira Intra worked in a myraid of different professions. She is currently the Technical Regulatory and Quality Assurance Deputy Director of Amway (Thailand) Ltd. She is a specialist in developing solid-dosage products and took on leadership roles in many professional memberships and activities, making her very well-rounded product development, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical scientist. Before her current appointment, Janjira served as the head of Himalaya Global Research Centre in Dubai, UAE where she set up the R&D centre, recruited and led the team of scientists involved in dietary supplements, cosmetics, personal care and home care products. She is able to push boundaries and is not afraid to strive to better herself. Throughout her course of studies, Janjira achieved multiple research developments, which catapulted her career. Between 2012 - 2013, she participated in the development and global launch of calcium supplements of $200M USD SKU for Nutrilite/Amway. Janjira has also published several research papers and owns several patents.


Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

Mr. Arun Mishra
Corporate Council Vice Chair

Arun Mishra heads Global Regulatory Affairs for Health & Wellbeing business of Unilever. He is a senior global regulatory expert bringing a strong diverse international regulatory experience of over 22 years leading regulatory strategy and support for dietary supplement, functional nutrition, OTC drugs, medical devices and prescription medicines. Previously he worked as Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for GSK Consumer Healthcare where he successfully led regulatory affairs for fast growing OTC and supplement business. Prior to GSK Consumer Healthcare he was heading regulatory function for Abbott and Senior Director Regulatory Affairs (Emerging markets) for GlaxoSmithKline based at the HQ in UK, where he was responsible developing and leading regulatory strategy for Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific.  He has also worked for Pfizer Global R&D in UK, and as Head Regulatory Affairs for Pfizer India. Arun has successfully led global regulatory strategies for number of consumer healthcare products and new medicines that are ‘blockbuster’ now. 

Arun is on various national committees to shape the external regulatory environment and visiting faculty for various national and international institutes. For example, he is a Member, Scientific Body, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India; and Visiting Faculty, Centre of Regulatory Excellence Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Arun holds a Bachelor degree in Biology, Masters in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Ireland, another Masters in Biology from Netherlands, and a degree from Harvard in Leadership & Authority.


Best World International Ltd

Dr. Doreen Tan, PBM
Council Member

Doreen Tan is the elected President of the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore (HSIAS) and has been an executive member of AAHSA since 2009. She is President and co-founder of Best World International Ltd. With 35 years experience in this industry, she has a rich professional knowledge of beauty and nutrition. She holds a degree in Applied Nutrition from the American Academy of Nutrition. Her extensive knowledge, combined with her deep understanding of consumers' needs, have led her to serve as Best World Group’s key product specialist.


DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacfic 

Ms. Srilatha Sreepathy 
Council Member

Srilatha Sreepathy is a qualified Pharmacist by profession and has over 15+ years  of experience in Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Compliance and Product Development in Australia & Singapore . Her experience in Regulatory Affairs includes OTC, Health Supplements, Medical Device & Ethical products across APAC. Her interests are in down scheduling and evidence-based use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Apart from work, she loves to travel and explore different cultures and enjoys doing yoga. She finds great joy in connecting with people to bounce ideas & share experiences.



Ms Alicia Ng
Council Member

Ms. Alicia Ng is currently the Vice President R&D Head of Wider Asia and leads a R&D team of 140 people in innovation & development regulatory affairs medical affairs analytical sciences in the region. Alicia has over 25 years of experience working in a wide range of R&D functions including product design formulation and development regulatory & scientific affairs in the diversified portfolio of consumer healthcare ranging from OTC drugs health supplements health functional food FSMP and specialized nutrition.  Alicia spent 13 years in Nestlé working from 4 sites where she was Head of Regulatory Affairs and Advocacy for Nestlé Health Science for Asia Oceania Middle East & Africa and Group Manager at the Singapore Nestlé R&D Centre. She was also Regulatory Advisor at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne as well as Global Regulatory Affairs Expert at the Nestlé global head office in Vevey Switzerland.  Engagement at the health supplements industry level for Alicia dated back to her Suntory (then Cerebos) days when she was part of the foundation team of HSIAS in 2001.   Alicia is a trained nutritionist and holds a Master of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University College of Law USA.  


Health & Happiness (H&H) Singapore

Ms. Sunitha Shanmugam
Council Member

Sunitha is a Regulatory and Scientific expert with healthcare industry experience and proven track record of building and leading high-performance team in multi-national, multi-disciplinary projects encompassing Regulatory, Manufacturing, Quality and Drug Safety.

Extensive regulatory experience in developing and implementing differentiated path-to-market, path-to-claim strategy to influence and optimise regulatory outcomes for wide range of healthcare products (biopharma, OTCs, supplements, cosmetics, health foods, medical devices and e-apps) across Asia Pacific.

Expert in navigating complexed regulatory environment and managing large network of internal and external stakeholders, especially in areas of external advocacy of regulatory policy, proactive management of emerging regulatory trends and compliance issues, lobbying and negotiations with health authorities and trade associations on regulatory frameworks, classifications, borderline products, registration strategy, establishing globally-accepted ingredients and claims.

Possess in-depth knowledge of relevant ICH, WHO/Codex, IMDRF, ISO, US FDA, EU, China, ASEAN regulations and standards governing end-to-end healthcare product innovation, lifecycle management, drug development, registration, pharmacovigilance, quality assurance and compliance.

A leader who drives corporate competitiveness, while minimizing regulatory exposure. Proven track record in driving highly productive and efficient global and regional projects, policy and technology initiatives to enhance bottom-line profit and customer satisfaction. 


Herbalife Nutrition

Mr. John Hellmann
Council Member

John is the Vice President, Government Affairs for Herbalife Nutrition in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. In this role, John is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Government Affairs function in Asia Pacific. He acts as an ambassador and key advocate for the Company in markets around the region, helps shape the public narrative and tell the ‘Herbalife Nutrition story’ while enhancing the company reputation and brand. He also has the overall responsibility of managing and enhancing relationships with governments at federal and local levels, and setting priorities for government messaging by partnering closely with the country management within the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining Herbalife Nutrition, he had been part of the leadership of BowerGroupAsia (BGA), a leading government affairs consultancy, where he served as Vice President & Managing Director of BGA’s Thailand Office, based in Bangkok. Prior to that posting, he served with BGA in a variety of roles in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Washington DC. John has over 15 years of experience in government relations within the Indo-Pacific region.

John has a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Rhode Island. He is an avid guitarist and diver.


Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pte Ltd

Dr. Daniel Tsi
Council Member

Daniel Tsi has been actively contributing to the ASEAN Traditional Medicine and Health Supplement (TMHS) Technical Standards Harmonisation work since 2007. Daniel is the scientific-regulatory expert representing ASEAN Alliance Health Supplement Association (AAHSA), who co-led with the Philippines officials and experts in completing the challenging ASEAN Claims and Claim Substantiation Guidelines for both health supplement and traditional medicine. He is also the Vice Chair of AAHSA Scientific Committee, supporting in related areas such as safety of bioactive ingredients.

In 2019, together with The Philippines FDA officials, Daniel co-developed and co-conducted the ASEAN TM and HS Claim Training in Manila. The training helped to align the understanding and interpretation of the claims substantiation guidelines within ASEAN, among the 10 Member States, HS and TM industries.

He is one of the co-founding working members who established the Health Supplement Industry Association of Singapore (HSIAS) in 2001. He serves as the current Chair of the Food Task Force Sub-Committee of HSIAS.

In addition, Daniel contributes his expertise in the Singapore Food Agency’s (SFA) Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Health Claims, and also the Technical Committee on Complementary Medicine and Health Products of the Singapore Standards Council. 

Daniel has over 25 years of cross-domain expertise and management experience in consumer healthcare products, encompassing scientific-regulatory and safety affairs, health claim strategy, clinical research and scientific new product development. He is currently the Safety and Regulatory Director in Suntory Beverage & Food Asia. As the pioneer scientist, he established the company’s applied research facilities and clinical research collaboration across Asia. 

Daneiel obtained a Doctorate Degree in Pharmacology from the National University of Singapore. He has published in international scientific journals as well as presented at numerous seminars and conferences.

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