SGV Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner Vivian C. Ruiz (VCR), Markets Leader Vicky L. Salas (VLS), Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner Benjamin “Benjie” N. Villacorte (BNV), Business Services Group Leader Alvin M. Pinpin (AMP), Market Group (MG) 1 Leader Michael C. Sabado (MCS), and MG 8 Leader Narciso “Jun” T. Torres, Jr. (NTT) joined the Makati Business Club’s Global Leaders Series 2023 Healthcare Forum on 16 May 2023 at the New World Makati Hotel. The event was sponsored by SGV.
(From left to right) Alvin, Michael, Jun, Dr. Wilson, Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Folakemi Ibidunni Akinleye, Vivian, Benjie, and Vicky pose for a photo at the MBC’s Global Leaders Series 2023 forum
Vivian delivered the opening remarks. UnitedHealth Group Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson was the guest speaker. Dr. Wilson discussed strategies for leading a global healthcare company through crisis. She highlighted that the government and the private sector must work together to provide proper healthcare in any country. According to her, everyone deserves access to safe, equitable, and affordable healthcare.
Dr. Wilson suggested that leaders need to be more visible to promote diversity, especially those from minority or marginalized groups. Moreover, she said that authenticity, a dynamic culture, and the initiative that comes with not fearing failure is key to management and leadership. She also emphasized the importance of building models that are dynamic, agile, and flexible. She added that artificial intelligence and other technology can help speed up bureaucratic processes, but they will not replace humans.
(From left to right) Alvin, Michael, Jun, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Folakemi Ibidunni Akinleye, Vivian, Benjie, and IBM Philippines President and Country General Manager Aileen Judan-Jiao pose for a photo at the MBC Global Leaders Series 2023 forum
The lecture was followed by a brief question-and-answer portion and an open discussion. Dr. Wilson joined MBC Executive Director Francisco Alcuaz, Jr. for a conversation after the open discussion.
MBC's Global Leaders series aims to help Philippine executives evaluate, implement, and compete globally through meeting and learning with world leaders from different industries to improve Filipino lives. UnitedHealth is the biggest healthcare company in the United States and is a member of the Makati Business Club.