KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneur and former investment banker Datuk Chevy Beh (pic) has passed away, aged 37.
He was the co-founder (together with entrepreneur Joel Neoh) and CEO of BookDoc, an integrated health tech company in South-East Asia.
The eldest son of BP Healthcare Group founder and chairman Datuk Dr Beh Chun Chuan, Chevy had joined the group in 2009 before leaving in 2014 to set up BookDoc as the first healthcare online platform to connect patients and healthcare providers, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He has received recognition for his entrepreneurship and outstanding achievements, and was the top nominee of the Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2020.
According to EY, Chevy took charge of BP Diagnostic Centre which was initially a dormant company in the BP Healthcare Group.
Under his leadership, sales increased significantly as Chevy introduced innovative business models to provide affordable quality healthcare and rolled out BP’s own brand of products and medical devices.,
Chevy was credited with increasing BP Diagnostic Centre’s branches from 50 to more than 200 in six years, and growing a workforce from a few hundred to a few thousand.
Community service was also important to Chevy, as he introduced programmes including sending specialists to conduct free health screenings and educate the public through health talks.
BookDoc is the only company in Malaysia and health technology company in Asia that was listed in the CNBC World Upstart 100 List 2019.
BookDoc was also the 2020 winner of the Alibaba Pfizer Asia competition as the most innovative healthcare company which is in five regions and 20 cities including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
A chartered alternative investment analyst, Chevy was a former China-focused analyst at the Maxim Group investment bank in New York.
Prior to joining Maxim, he was an associate at Dominick and Dickerman (formerly known as Dominick and Dominick), an investment and merchant banking firm in New York.
He was a University of Virginia graduate with a double major in economics and East Asian studies.