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Leadership Masterclasses

Gain insights and perspectives that will help you unlock your leadership potential and develop essential leadership skills

 

At the Masterclasses

You will get to:

  • Discover Purpose and Redefining Success

  • Develop Greater Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Trust and Integrity – Foundation of a relationship

  • Servant Leadership: Impacting Others

  • Financial Literacy

  • Value Pitching

Programme Schedule

Conducted in an interactive manner, participants can look forward to engaging meaningful conversations and insightful sharing from a panel of industry veterans. 

 

 

 

More details on the event coming your way, watch this space for updates. 

 

Mentors and Facilitators

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    Mentors

    Dong-Jo LEE (Mr)

    Mr Lee has been a field engineering manager for ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd for 21 years. He started as an Industrial Lubricant Sales engineer in Korea and went on to take various roles such as marine lubricant sales, laboratory quality engineer, field engineer and chief engineer in Korea. After a series of domestic assignments, he took on the Asia Pacific Marketing advisor role and moved to Singapore, followed by AP Pricing Advisor, Marketing Ops Manager and AP Controls Advisor roles. He is currently Head of the Field Engineering Organization. Before joining ExxonMobil, he worked for Samsung Electronics and a local refinery company.

    He has a great passion in people development and organization excellence.

    Dong-Jo holds a MA (Chemical Engineering) and a BA in Chemical engineering from Yonsei University, Korea.


     

    Victor WANG (A/Prof)

    Victor Wang is currently an Associate Professor in the Engineering Cluster in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, UK. He graduated from Loughborough University, Aeronautical Engineering before reading his Doctorate in Computational Aerodynamics. Prior to joining SIT, he did his post-doctoral work with Rolls Royce Derby, UK.

    His main research interest includes identifying novel modelling techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of aerodynamic problems. His teaching interest focus mostly on Applied Computational Fluids Dynamics and Aerodynamics analysis. Besides his academic pursuits, Victor is also keen to impact the next generation, and has volunteer his time with the various youth groups in a local constituency.

    One of his greatest passion is to help vulnerable and disadvantaged youths to not be defined by their present circumstances and to help them gain a foothold in the society.


     

    WONG, Kin Hong (Mr)

    Since graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration from National University of Singapore in 1990, Mr Wong had had a fulfilling career in the banking industry spanning over 20 years and holding numerous leadership and business partnership roles in American Express, Standard Charteted Bank and DBS Bank driving product management, financial management, change management, program and project management, and operations across the front, middle and back-office. He has successfully leveraged on his Singapore multicultural experience to work with diverse people groups in Singapore and beyond.

    Kin Hong also devoted 2 years in Civil Service to work on a Whole of Government transformation initiative for Human Resources.

    As a lifelong learner, he is currently learning Chinese calligraphy to better appreciate Chinese history and culture.


     

    CHEN Tze Hui (Ms)

    Ms Chen is currently the head of Asia-Pacific, Asset Management for AccorInvest, the investment arm of Accor Hotels.

    Formerly head of asset management of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd; Head of Marketing with OCBC Property Services, and held various managerial positions with SLF Management Services, Keppel Land, Ascendas Land, and Knight Frank Property Consultancy.

    Tzi Hui holds a MSc (Real Estate) from NUS.


     

    Albert LIM (Mr)

    Mr Lim is an accomplished Bulk Supply Chain Management Consultant and Structured Trade Broker of vegetable oils and soft commodities with over twenty-five years of experience.

    Prior to establishing El-Shaddai Resources Pte Ltd in 2000, he was part of a senior management team that spearheaded the expansion of the group’s operations into Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.

    Albert has actively volunteered in the social service sector in various capacities for more than 30 years, currently serving as board member of the National Council of Social Services, Methodist Welfare Services, Shine Children & Youth Services and Students Care Services, and as founder and chairperson of FaithActs, an SSO with IPC status. He was nominated to the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) Committee (2011-2016), and was appointed a Deputy Registrar of ROM with licence to perform marriage solemnisations.

    He holds a Masters of Social Sciences, Counselling (University of South Australia), a Bachelor of Arts/Social Sciences (National University of Singapore), and a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing.


     

    SC TOH (Mr)

    Mr Toh is the Managing Consultant with aAdvantage-Consulting group, a firm headquartered in Singapore. He brings his extensive business operation and human resource experience to students and clients, particularly to help refine business operators in strategies and operation processes as well as to individuals in their career and personal development to ensure an excellent career fulfilment. In the last few years, he was lecturing on leadership subject in few universities in China Beijing and Xian city.

    SC spent 30+ years working in Singapore and China with multinational companies where he led multiple teams in sales, marketing, finance, human resources, business development and manufacturing. He also participated as key player in numerous cross functional and cross regional projects, joint venture operation and M&A.

    He sat on the board of various joint ventures to help direct company strategies that met shareholders’ interest.

    SC held various senior executive roles in diversified MNCs, including Yeo Hiap Seng, PepsiCo, Bristol Myers Squibb, AnhuserBusch-InBev, Ting Singh-Kangshifu, Bausch & Lomb, MeadWestVaco,and aAdvantage-Consulting.

    He graduated from University of Strathclyde in UK with Master of Science (International Marketing) and University of Western Ontario in Canada with Bachelor of Art (Commerce and Economic)


     

    Anthony ANG (Mr)

    Mr Ang is currently Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. Mr. Ang was recently the CEO of Sasseur Asset Management Pte Ltd, the manager of SGX listed Sasseur REIT, and retired in August 2021. He now sits on the Board of several listed companies, as an independent Director of Heatec JieTong Holdings Limited and Yong Tai Berhad, as well as several startups in Fintech and Proptech.

    Prior to Sasseur, Mr Ang was previously CEO of Fortune REIT; CEO of ARA Asia Dragon Limited; EVP GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd; SVP Vertex Management Pte Ltd; ED Majulah Connection Limited, Group GM Armstrong Industrial Corp, and Regional Director for North America for EDB. Anthony thus has an extensive range of work experience in international marketing, manufacturing, VC, Consulting, Real Estate fund management for private funds and REITs.

    He holds an MBA and IDP (International Directorship Programme) certificate from INSEAD (European Institute of Business); BSc Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honors) from Imperial College, London University.


     

    Andrew CL ONG (Mr)

    Andrew Ong was in private law practice for over 30 years. He was recently an Equity Partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Integrated Regulatory Practice and Head of the firm’s Regional Practice Desk. He practiced mainly in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Telecommunications and Media Law and Competition Law. In his management role, Andrew travelled extensively in the ASEAN region and helped to oversee Rajah & Tann Asia’s network planning and operational needs as its Deputy CEO and Head of Regional Coordination. He also held the position of the Firm’s Ombudsman from 2010 until his retirement at the end of 2017.

    Andrew was cited as a leading lawyer for IT & telecoms in Asia Pacific Legal 500. ‘Andrew Ong is frequently cited as one of the top 100 telecoms lawyers globally’, Asia Law Profiles. Andrew was on the Board of Advisory Editors for The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and until recently, a former member of the Broadcast, Publications and Arts Appeals Committee of the Media Development Authority of Singapore. He served from 2013-2017 as a Board Member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network association of law firms with more than 160 members firms globally and over 21,000 member lawyers.

    Andrew has retired from legal practice from 2018. He is now actively serving in non-profit organisations and social enterprises. He is also an independent director of a Bank.

    He is married to Carolina and they have 3 children.


     

    LEE Wee Song (Mr)

    Mr Lee spent 21 years of career with the ST Group, holding positions including VP ST Electronics, AGM STE (Training and Simulation Systems), GM (Thailand, ST Electronics), Asst VP (Corporate Strategy) of ST Engineering (Group) Ltd, Programme Manager/Snr Naval Architect (ST Marine).

    He was also Director, Corporate Services and Special Projects of Rainbow Center, during which the charity organization had two schools for about 1,000 special needs children. The Centre's programmes were carried out by about 400 multi-disciplinary team of trained SPED and EIP Teachers, Therapists, Psychologists.

    Currently, he is enjoying a fresh career switch running a Daycare and Rehab Centre at St Luke's Elder Care.


     

    CHOO Randy (Mr)

    Randy is currently Project Director in SIT. He has been involved in Lean Six Sigma for more than 20 years and has headed operations excellence initiatives in several companies.

    He has also held senior positions in several US and European MNCs. As Plant Manager, he managed P&L with a turnover of $30 million. As Regional Director, he managed close to 200 staff in 8 APAC countries from Taiwan to Australia.

    Randy has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.


     

    LEE Gerry (Mr)

    Mr Lee is an accomplished and respected business leader with a career spanning over 40 years in Retail. He has led multiple functions at Singapore’s largest retail chain, NTUC FairPrice, helming Trading; Marketing; Logistics; Store Operations and Purchasing.

    Before his retirement last year, Gerry held the position of Dy CEO of FairPrice and was concurrently the CEO of its JV Retail business in Vietnam. Today he is the advisor to both the companies. In his time, he had also held numerous directorships in many of FairPrice’s subsidiary companies and was the General Manager of FairPrice’s Foundation for 2 years.

    He was instrumental in the implementation of many first and state-of-the-art industry productivity enhancing projects such as Self-checkouts; Scan2Go; iCash; Electronics shelf labelling and unmanned store concept which have been successful in optimising labour costs and increasing Operations efficiency.

    Gerry holds a bachelor degree in Business Management from RMIT University. He has a Diploma in Labour and Co-Operation Study from Afro-Asian Institute-Israel and had completed the Advance Management Program from Harvard Business School in US.


     

    NEO Kim Teck (Mr)

    Mr Neo is currently a board member of ST Kinetic, who has held various positions with Exxon Mobil Corporation in Singapore, Brazil, Hong Kong, Belgium and USA.

    He started his career in 1979 as a refinery process engineer in Singapore. Since then, he has held various positions including Retail Manager for Singapore; Planning and Economics Manager for Brazil; Marketing Manager for Singapore; Planning Advisor for China Downstream Ventures responsible for the development of petroleum/petrochemicals business ventures in China; Managing Director for petroleum downstream business in China/Singapore/Guam; Retail Services Manager, Fuels Marketing, Europe; Global Downstream (IT Services) Account Manager, USA; Chairman and Managing Director, ExxonMobil Energy Limited, Hong Kong; Chairman of CAPCO, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and CLP Hong Kong. He retired in the office of Director, Asia Pacific Retail Sales of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific.

    Kim Teck holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (First Class Honors), University of Malaya; Diploma in Business Administration.


     

    TAN Rendell (Mr)

    Rendell’s work experience in Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) over 26 years includes aircraft base and line maintenance, strategic planning, flight line operations, quality assurance, organizational development, aircraft acquisition, and aircraft fleet system engineering. He was seconded to Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA) in United States as Singapore’s senior national representative on a US Defence aircraft developmental program. He then worked 6 years in ST Aerospace Engines and held positions as Director Quality, Assistant General Manager and Vice President.

    He joined Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2014 as Director Centralized Labs, Quality and Safety, and Special Projects. In 2018, he transited to faculty as Senior Lecturer (Engineering Cluster), teaching Human Factors, Business Continuity Management and Aviation Legislation.


     

    Ernie LIM (Mr)

    Trained in Curtin University from the School of Physiotherapy, Ernie’s interest lies in providing services in the area of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Occupational physiotherapy. He has completed an extensive range of post-graduate clinical training in musculoskeletal rehabilitation as well as post-grad certification in business growth and entrepreneurship. He has a clinical interest in the rehabilitation of the shoulder region. He is a dual-registered physiotherapist and has practiced in both Australia and Singapore.

    Ernie runs 2 clinics in Raffles Place and Marina Bay Financial Centre. He is also a frequent speaker in Industry Health and Benefit events and OSH consultant in the Oil and Gas as well as pharmaceutical industries.


     

    Erine TEH (A/Prof)

    Erine Teh was born in Malaysia and received her B. Eng (hons.) in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She later pursued her postgraduate studies in Lyon, France; where she obtained her Master’s and Ph. D. from Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in the area of Heterogeneous Catalysis, at CNRS laboratory of IRCELYON (previously IRC).

    She continued her research work on structured catalyst development for environmental application at A* Star ICES and eventually moved on to industrial sectors for next 10 years. Her industrial experience with Neo Performance Materials and Keppel includes catalytic materials processing; waste-to-energy process and operation; natural gas and liquefaction design. She joined SIT as faculty staff since 2018, and her area of interest is in waste conversion technologies.

    Outside her professional activities, Erine discovered her passion in providing education support to school children through involvement in various organisations. Interestingly, Erine just realised that the two most important milestones in her life were also the times where she felt most insecure. Her bank account was almost emptied upon her choices of pursuing her postgraduate studies in France, as well as in exploring a career in non-profit organisation.


     

    Richard TIN (Mr)

    Mr Tin is an Associate Trainer in adult education with a private school in Singapore.

    He spent the last 15 years in China, specifically in Beijing and Shanghai with global communication networks as General Manager and Regional Business Directors managing multinational brands. His last position, before returning to Singapore, was with Philips China as Director of Marketing Communication for the Consumer Lifestyle Division. Prior to that he was the Regional Director in charge of IBM as a client for the SE Asia markets based in Singapore.

    Richard holds a graduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.


     

    Nancy Tan (Ms)

    Ms Tan spent a large part of her working experience in the banking industry. Currently she is Head of Financial Institutions at Commerzbank AG, Singapore Branch. Prior to this, she was the Head of Fixed Income, Currency, Commodity, Asia for 4 years. She has more than 20years of experience in the Capital Markets sales.

    Before joining Commerzbank in 2012, she spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley, Singapore where she was an Executive Director, responsible for the distribution of a diversified range of fixed income instruments to a portfolio of institutional clients. Prior to this, she held a number of senior sales positions at BNP Paribas, Singapore, Dresdner Bank, Singapore and Swiss Bank Corporation Singapore. She started her working career at Arthur Young as an audit assistant followed by two years with a venture capital firm. She has worked in Tokyo and London during her working career in the banks.

    Nancy holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) from University of Singapore, and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA.


     

    LAM Yen Chin (Mr)

    Mr Lam has held various technical appointments in Singapore Navy. After the Navy he was appointed Director of EDB Washington DC Office and Head of International Affairs at NSTB, (now renamed A*Star), which he held for 7 years. He then moved to Germanischer Lloyd and was the Regional Commercial Manager for 13 years before moving on to be the Executive Director of Maritime Institute @ NTU for 2 years. Since June 2014 he was the Director of Business Development at Registro Italiano Navale, the Italian ship classification society.

    Yen Chin holds an degree in Naval Architecture from University of Hamburg, Germany; M.Sc (Industrial Engineering) from National University of Singapore and MBA from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey.


     

    WONG Teck Hui William (Mr)

    William is a seasoned Risk Management professional with over 25 years in the banking and finance industry. He started his career with Citibank and held regional risk roles across the group covering technology, corporate banking and private banking. He left Citibank and joined various advisory practices of PwC, ING and IBM, leading advisory teams in the implementation of Basel Capital Adequacy across Asia. Subsequently, William joined Fullerton Financial Holdings (Temasek Holdings) with risk oversight of investee companies including banks, NBFIs and greenfield start-ups. He was Head of Operational Risk in DBS T&O Group before leaving his banking career in 2016 to focus on his investments and mentorship of Fintech start-ups. Contributing back to community, William is a member on the Audit & Risk Committee of Maha Agriculture Microfinance, advocating sustainability, financial inclusion and poverty alleviation in Myanmar.

    William holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Engineering (EEE) from NTU.


     

    Cassandra CHANG (Dr.)

    Cassandra is a senior clinical pharmacist at SGH. She completed her pharmacy degree at NUS in 2004 and worked as a pharmacist before returning back to NUS to pursue her doctorate in pharmacy in 2017. She is also a US Board certified ambulatory care pharmacist and sees patients in various pharmacist-led clinics. Presently, she is setting up a pharmacist-led prostate cancer clinic emphasising on wholistic cancer and supportive care through patient education.

    She is a mother of 3 young children.


     

    Prudence CHAN (Ms.)

    Prudence Chan is the Clinical Director of Pacific Rehab & Therapy, a leading, accredited Allied Health Solutions provider in Singapore.

    Prudence is a Consultant Occupational Therapist registered with Allied Health Profession Council (AHPC) and a Dementia Care Specialist, graduated with Msc in Dementia Studies of University of Stirling (Scotland).

    As a Dementia Care Specialist, she has dedicated more than a decade of clinical work in spearheading dementia programs in Dementia Wards of various facilities in Singapore. On a research front, she is engaged as a Dementia Care Subject Expert and collaborated with researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) on projects focused on innovative solutions to better support persons with dementia in hope to improve ones’ quality of life and well-being.

    As a clinician and corporate leader, she showcases a deep understanding of the mechanics that drive the industry. She believes that modernizing care delivery through technology and innovation should take the central stage in healthcare planning. Under her leadership, the company’s portfolio has expanded progressively and it is now the Community Care Partner of Agency of Integrated Care (AIC), a care platform under the purview of Ministry of Health (MOH).


     

    HENG Cher Hoon (Ms)

    Ms Heng is currently Master and Associate Trainer at STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific. Her role involves facilitating in-house soft-skills training programmes such as Leadership in Practice, Leading Team to Excellence, Situational Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness, Interpersonal Behaviours and Active Listening. She is active as a volunteer counsellor.

    Cher Hoon holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, U.S.A

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    Facilitators

    LEE Boon Chuan (Mr)

    Module 1 and Module 5

    Boon is a qualified lawyer who spent most of his career in regional human resource roles, specialising in rewards and international mobility. He is currently an adjunct faculty at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University.

    Prior to this, he served as the Senior Vice President for Executive Compensation at Fullerton Financial Holdings (FFH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, responsible for development of rewards strategy and serving as in-house advisor to the HR teams and corporate boards of FFH’s investee companies including start-ups and publicly-listed banks. His career includes almost 10 years at Deutsche Bank AG, where he last served as Director and Regional Head for Rewards for the Asia Pacific region during a period of significant growth, supporting all business and enabling functions operating in 17 jurisdictions.

    Boon Chuan holds an LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths coach and CliftonStrengths Discovery trainer, and the founder of Plethuno, a strengths-based coaching and training consultancy.


     

    Gordon TAN (Mr)

    Module 2

    Mr Tan was a Managing Director with broad experience in leading Investment Advisory teams of key global Private Banks. More than 30 years of experience in advising institutional and Ultra-High-Networth clients on investments involving Equities, Fixed Income, Mutual Funds, derivative products as well as Alternative Investment instruments such as Hedge Funds, Real Estate Funds and Private Equity Funds.

    As player-coach, he recruited, trained and mentored Investment Counselors to work as teams to partner with bankers at Bank Julius Baer, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Coutts Bank and HSBC Investment Bank. Gordon believes that everyone has talents and something to contribute towards a team’s performance. Everyone can be a leader; people will follow a leader they trust and respect.

    Gordon holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences, Honours (Second Upper) in Economics and Statistics National University of Singapore and is currently pursuing the Masters of Counseling with Monash University.


     

    LEE Chin Seng (Mr)

    Module 3

    Mr. Lee is a Career Coach and Leadership Mentor working with Corporate clients and Non-Profit Organizations. He is passionate in unlocking human potential, developing high performance team and building collaborative organization culture.

    He made the half time pivot from corporate HR roles to coaching & mentoring in May 2021. In his last corporate role as Vice President of People & Organization of Royal Canin (Mars Inc) for Asia Pacific & Russia, he was a member of Global HR Leadership Team and co-pilot to the President of the Asia Pac & Russia Regional Business. His business units in the Region were consistently ranked top 5 in “Great Place to Work”.

    The diverse organizations he had worked for include local companies like Times Publishing Group and Fullerton Financial Holdings (a unit of Temasek Holdings); and global companies like Seagram Spirits & Wine Group, Cadbury Schweppes, Tesco Stores and Mars Inc. His career had taken him to travel, work and live in many interesting parts of the world.

    Chin Seng’s has a business degree in Management of Organization & Human Resources from Haskayne School of Business, The University of Calgary. His postgraduate studies include an MBA from The Western Michigan University, and executive education in Advanced Organization Design from Hult Business School. He is also an alumnus of Center for Creative Leadership. He is a trained Prosci Change Management Practitioner and Solution Focused Leadership Coach.


     

    LYE Peng Yee (Mr)

    Module 3

    Mr Lye was a Public Service Commission scholar and joined the Singapore Auditor-General office after graduation. He was the Assistant Director working on audits of statutory boards including the Housing and Development Board, Central Provident Fund Board and POSB.

    Peng Yee left to join Cargill, an international commodity processing and trading conglomerate. He was with Cargill for 27 years. He spent 10 years in China, United States and Malaysia before returning to Singapore continuing with mainly regional responsibilities. He had diverse responsibilities including starting and heading the Greater China Financial Markets Division, and being the Greater China Chief Financial Officer and Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Development, overseeing the mergers, acquisition and divestitures in the region. He then ran his own financial advisory consultancy and was the independent consultant to companies in China and Myanmar.

    He is currently the Group CEO of Apollo Aquaculture Group and also seats on several boards of commercial and non-profit organizations.

    Peng Yee has a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia.


     

    Mark TING (Mr)

    Module 4

    Mr Ting is founder of Compass@Campus. He was formerly board member of Hong Kong based CEO Global Educational Foundation.

    Previously, he was the Chief Commercial Officer Asia Pacific, ISS A/S, the world’s largest business process outsourcing provider; Group SVP of China leading express delivery company; VP Strategy and Business Performance, DHL Express Greater China; Deputy Managing Director, DHL Express, China; National Sales Director, DHL Express Hong Kong and Taiwan; Area Manager, DHL Express Singapore; GM, YCH Logistics, and Assistant GM, ST-Anda. Prior to this, Mark served as a regular army officer for 13 years and had successfully commanded an Armoured Battle Group.

    Mark holds a Diploma in Management Studies, Singapore Institute of Management.

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