At the age of 26, Angela is a medical doctor and is CEO and co-founder of her company Catalyst Point. Catalyst Point seeks to promote innovation in the health sector by improving knowledge management and sharing. She also sits on several nationally led health IT projects’ governance boards and leadership groups.
Having also completed a Bachelor of Science specializing in Neuroscience, it has assisted her in undertaking several research projects. Her latest research understanding how social deprivation plays a part in ethnic disparity was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her strong research background helps her understand what it means to be at the cutting edge of science. While her experience at the ICEHOUSE meant that she is able to then see the potential of how to commercialize NZ’s boiling pot of health innovations.
Angela is passionate about improving health care systems to deliver better health outcomes for all and very much takes a strategic and whole of system approach. She believes NZ has the potential to be a world leader on the way we deliver health care as well as to better capitalize on NZ’s health innovations.
She is committed to giving back to her community and is a trustee for the Asian Women and Family Trust and the YWCA Aotearoa NZ Board. She is also on the Auckland Council’s Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, Asia:NZ Leadership Network, British High Commission’s Successor Generation and used to be President of the Young Adult Division at Fo Guang Shan Temple.
The Ministry for Women’s Inspiring Women stories has captured her leadership journey and she was also featured 4th on the New Zealand Herald Spy’s 30 under 30: Bright young things.
If you would like to find out more or connect with her, you can check out her LinkedIn profile. https://nz.linkedin.com/in/angelalim1