Speaker detail

  • Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla
  • Director & Healthcare Lead
  • PwC South East Asia Consulting

Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla is a Director in PwC South East Asia Consulting and leads the healthcare consulting team in the region, while remaining a practicing clinician with an interest in orthopaedics. With more than 20 years of experience in health, prior to working with PwC, Zubin’s career in healthcare provision from a surgeon’s standpoint has included working in both the public and private sectors across continents, including cities like Dublin, Oxford and Singapore. This has allowed him to gain experiences globally that help provide his clients insights that assist in solving their most complex challenges. Zubin has extensive experience in Digital Health, Medical Education, HealthTech and MedTech, and is a Consultant, Advisor and Mentor to a number of start-ups and individuals in these spaces both locally as well as internationally. He holds Bachelors Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as well as two Masters Degrees in Orthopaedic Surgery from the RCSI and National University Singapore (NUS). Having published extensively over the last decade with more than thirty publications to his name, including being an invited author for Economic Times, Zubin continues to write actively.

He has shared his insights and expertise as well as presented, spoken, and participated in numerous events revolved around healthcare. These have included local, regional, and international conferences, workshops, panel discussions and working groups.

Zubin is active in the local community and is a big proponent of giving back, volunteering his time as an Executive Committee Member of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and a practicing clinician at Tayka Medical Centre that provides medical care to the foreign worker community.

Some interesting things to know about Zubin include that he served in the Singapore Armed Forces as a paramedic, has been part of the Singapore National Team for Men’s Hockey, founded the Singapore Medical Society Ireland and volunteers his time for a number of good causes. Zubin is happily married and the proud owner of a beautiful chocolate brown Labrador, is a huge foodie, and loves spending time with his wife, family and friends. From a career perspective, Zubin believes that one should seek out a boss rather than a job and feels that good mentorship, strong leadership and teamwork are key ingredients to succeed. By having a few mentors with the above attributes at any one time, Zubin believes that one is likely to attain maximum benefit to their personal and professional development. A healthcare thought leader and strong believer in collaboration, Zubin hopes to bridge the gap between the technical and clinical sides within the realm of digital health.