Chevy Beh, co-founder of healthcare app BookDoc, dies at 37

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The CEO of BookDoc, the app that simplified scheduling medical appointments through smartphones, Datuk Chevy Beh is dead, aged 37.

Chevy was the eldest son of BP Healthcare Group founder and chairman Datuk Beh Chun Chuan.

He co-founded BookDoc with another Malaysian Joel Neoh in 2014 after leaving his family business as its managing director.

BookDoc has a presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong and had played a significant role in the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines locally.

Chevy was known to be a distinguished polo player who had formerly captained the England Under-21 team against Prince William and Prince Harry.

In 2020, he was reportedly appointed a member of an expert panel in the Youth and Sports Ministry.

He has received recognition for his entrepreneurship and outstanding achievements, and was the top nominee of the Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2020.

According to EY, Chevy took charge of BP Diagnostic Centre which was initially a dormant company in the BP Healthcare Group.

Under his leadership, sales increased significantly as Chevy introduced innovative business models to provide affordable quality healthcare and rolled out BP’s own brand of products and medical devices.

Chevy was credited with increasing BP Diagnostic Centre’s branches from 50 to more than 200 in six years, and growing a workforce from a few hundred to a few thousand.

Community service was also important to Chevy, as he introduced programmes, including sending specialists to conduct free health screenings and educate the public through health talks.

BookDoc is the only company in Malaysia and health technology company in Asia that was listed in the CNBC World Upstart 100 List 2019.

BookDoc was also the 2020 winner of the Alibaba Pfizer Asia competition as the most innovative healthcare company which is in five regions and 20 cities including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

A chartered alternative investment analyst, Chevy was a former China-focused analyst at the Maxim Group investment bank in New York.

Prior to joining Maxim, he was an associate at Dominick and Dickerman (formerly known as Dominick and Dominick), an investment and merchant banking firm in New York.

He was a University of Virginia graduate with a double major in economics and East Asian studies.