THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

Joyce Socao-Alumno

President & Country Manager for the Philippines of the Aster DM Healthcare Group

joyce-socao-alumnoJoyce Socao-Alumno is President & Country Manager for the Philippines of the Aster DM Healthcare group. Concurrently, she is Founder & Executive Director for HealthCORE—the Center for Global Healthcare Management and Medical Tourism Research and Communications in the Philippines —conducting and facilitating workshops and conferences on international healthcare management standards that include Accreditation for JCI, NABH Intl., etc. Most recently, she was licensed as one of the TPAs of the Dept. of Tourism’s pilot star-rating for the Accommodation Sector.

Since 2004, she served as President & Managing Director for HIM Communications, Inc.–a private marketing communications firm that provides public relations, advertising, creatives and general marketing services to corporates, government agencies, and NGOs. From 2008-2010, she was International Marketing and Communications Strategist to the Philippine Department of Tourism’s Office for Sports and Wellness Tourism focusing on Medical Tourism. In 2009, she was appointed Secretary General for HEAL (Health & Wellness Alliance) of the Philippines. Prior to all these, Ms. Alumno spent her 11 years working for three foreign investment banks in different roles.

A staunch advocate of Global Healthcare Travel or Medical Tourism, Ms. Alumno has led various initiatives in the Philippines by partnering with the government and private sectors in the development and promotion of the country’s Medical and Wellness Tourism Program and in the capability and capacity building of the country’s healthcare organisations towards global competitiveness. In 2012, she was invited by the Phil. Daily Inquirer to be Contributing Editor for the Special Section on Phil. Health & Wellness Travel. At present, she serves as consultant and advisor to some of the country’s healthcare facilities and international associations. Her multi-faceted experiences make her a well-sought after speaker in several conferences locally and internationally.

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