David Dhevarajulu


David Dhevarajulu
Executive Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation,
Director, Transformation Office,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

An experienced and avid practitioner with over 25 years of experience in Management, Operations, Quality, Strategic Planning and Academia, David Dhevarajulu is passionate about workforce transformation and business excellence.

A change maker steeped in valuable experience, David Dhevarajulu leads Singapore’s healthcare transformation as the Executive Director of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation – a co-learning network with a mission to build thought leadership, drive workforce transformation and enable healthcare training through new andragogy. In this role, David helms a team that encourages co-learning and collaborations across borders and industries, facilitate job redesign, drive innovative initiatives and projects, as well as oversee the operations of the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation, the largest purpose-built innovation centre with MICE facilities.

David is also the Director of the Transformation Office, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he provides oversight for the functions of Healthcare Innovation, Process Improvement, Talent Management, Organizational Development and People Development and is part of the hospital’s collective leadership team.

Prior to this, David was the Director of various departments including Kaizen, Human Resource Development and Operations respectively.   With his extensive experience and an acute understanding of both the healthcare industry and human resource transformation, David also sits on numerous hospital and cluster levels steering committees and workgroups, to provide expert advice and insights.  He has successfully driven many organization-wide transformation, staff engagement and change initiatives and has been instrumental in helping the hospital acquire numerous awards and accolades.

For his dedicated and significant contributions to public service, David was awarded with the Commendation Medal at this year’s National Day.

David is an engineer by training with a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from the Leicester University.  He also holds certification in Strategic Planning from the Michigan University, Training and Development from IPD(UK), and Lean Healthcare from the Belmont University Graduate School.