I am a business leader with over 20+ years’ leadership experience in the telecommunications and IT industries in Asia. I bring a business-grounded management style and a valuable combination of corporate leadership and entrepreneurial experience. I am also a career mentor and start-up coach.
Arvin is the person responsible for growth strategy and demand generation at AKÏN. As the Managing Director, he champions brand storytelling, inbound marketing strategies, and technological innovation for both internal and external stakeholders. Through AKÏN, he has delivered digital transformation interventions for government bodies, regional enterprises, and global software companies.
Aside from his role at AKÏN, Arvin is also an advisor to digital identity authenticator AI start-up GTRIIP, a certified associate of Emergenetics®, an Executive Committee Member of SAFRA Punggol and Singapore Computing Society New Media Council, and volunteers at Quartz Initiative (QZI), a social enterprise based in Singapore that aims to redefine social change by inspiring and empowering tomorrow's leaders.
"Phey Teck Moh is a mentor and angel investor in the Singapore entrepreneur ecosystem. He cofounded AngelCentral, to build a community of angel investors; offering education workshops and curate startups for angel investments.
He had retired as Asia President, Motorola Solutions."
I was President of a Business unit for Bershire Hathaway - Marmon Group managing APAC with over 300 employees, 2 manufacturing and R&D in China and India. Been in corporate for both European and US companies for 30 years. Recently, consulting SME owners with strategic vision/direction and coaching/mentoring team towards structural and measurable goals and building team cohesive. In short, I am a culture transformation leader and a strong believer of collaboration. Recently, I am involved in leading a team to achieve Singapore zero waste goal by 2024. An exciting year for my own personal growth and supporting others along the way. A certified coach with clients of senior leaders and middle management on leadership, self-discovery, relationship building and career transitions.
David’s startup and mentoring work has spanned multiple industries, notably MiRXES and ASLAN Pharma in Singapore, Global Brands Group and multiple other startups where he continues to work closely with Founders in SaaS, PaaS and biotech. He is a Chartered Accountant, PhD in Management, ICF affiliated coach and an experienced early stage investor and mentor.
David brings 30+ years of broad industry and international exposure, gained through working in challenging start-ups and respected MNCs as a finance professional in leadership roles as a CFO and as a Consultant. His experience has covered global and regional positions, based out of Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Sydney. This background gives him a strong basis to work with Entrepreneurs and Executives, with a focus on corporate development, financial performance, intellectual property and creating growth for Companies and Individuals, underpinned by a Coached and cross-domain approach to knowledge commercialization.
His corporate experience provides a further basis for mentoring roles at various business accelerators and lecturing at business and commerce degrees at the undergraduate and post graduate level, where he enjoys combining current industry practice with academic literature.
I am a driven social impact professional with over 24 years experience in fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, non-profit leadership and commercial finance in the US and Asia. I have built strong networks of cross-sector stakeholders, managed multi-disciplinary teams, conceptualized and driven innovative projects and strategies that deliver results. I can add value to breakthrough strategic and operational efforts, especially in complex, multi-disciplinary impact initiatives. I do so through leadership, advisory, consultation and training in the fields of social economy, impact philanthropy and non-profit strategy.
I am currently Chief of Staff at AVPN, helping to build a network that mobilises financial, human and intellectual capital towards impact in Asia. I also hold the role of Policy Director, mobilising policymakers across Asia to engage in the social impact funding ecosystems.
I serve on the boards of Artswok Collaborative Ltd (community art & social development) and Giveasia Kindness Foundation (crowdfunded philanthropic foundation). I am a mentor in a CSR Fellowship programme in Singapore, and also advise Tri-Sector Associates, a Singapore-based Asian-focused intermediary for Outcomes-based financing.
Editor, writer and translator for brands like Spotify, HP, Visa, and Twitter. I'm building a social enterprise based on resources and community-building around mental health and resilience. Personal website: https://www.tweedlingdum.work/
360 Marketing & Business Leader
* Strategic Business Management * Data-Driven Integrated Marketing * Creative Campaigns and Communications * I have strong management skills in growing brands, I bring forth a solid strategic and hands-on marketing expertise in digital to integrated marketing management. With my passion in digital sphere and continuously learning, I build on continuously up-skilling my digital skills. I enjoy leading and building my team members to greater success together through strong teamwork, brainstorming and collaborative decision-making that helps hone my management capabilities.
I am a strong advocate of #DiversityandInclusion and is part of my company's D&I team pushing such initiatives in the organisation. I love to learn and develop myself further not just in my career but also in mental and health well-being through hiking, yoga, meditation and mindfulness practice.
Even though I have been working in the corporate all the while I am passionate about matters of the heart , conscious leadership and self empowerment. I use a lot of these concepts subtly in my trainings and team buildings with the employees in my current company. I have a degree in science , completed my ACLP course, is an NLP practitioner and Add heart facilitator , have a certificate in neuroscience for well-being. 8 also do sound healing .
Has had a very diverse career spanning advertising, marketing, consulting, coaching and learning. He has build communications for global brands like Adidas, Dulux, FedEx, Nestle, Oral B to name a few and has driven marketing for ICI Paints, Nokia and LG in APAC. He has also been a part of digital & people transformation programs in tech savvy companies like Facebook and Grab.
His differentiation is in the fact that he was a business and brand leader to begin with and uses that understanding to deliver more meaningful programs driven by behavior change and a clear business impact.
Sandeep is an ENFJ on the MBTI scale and has the following strengths as his Top 5 as per Gallup– Maximizer, Strategic, Connectedness, Ideation and Relator He is a trained coach from the Neuroleadership Institute and has a few key important certifications as well.
His mantra for life is captured in his blood group — Be Positive!
With a passion for mentoring and partnering with entrepreneurs and companies to grow their business, Beverly brings almost 20 years of global financial and investing experience across the US and Asia analyzing Venture Capital, Private Equity and public investments. She has also executed investment banking and debt/equity financing deals. She holistically advises on business growth strategy, funding, social impact/sustainability. Beverly coaches on communications for executives to inspire others with their ideas, crafting the right message for executives and companies having coached executives on fundraising presentations and created investor and marketing materials. To thrive in a fulfilling life, Beverly also coaches on mindfulness and personal growth.
Beverly started her career as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York and graduated from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a BSc. Economics and MBA.
I am an executive coach who specializes in personal and leadership development. In my past 10 years I have coached over 400 executives of all levels. I have an extensive corporate background whereby I was a CEO with a large corporation of many businesses before I changed my career to executive coaching. I was an engineer by background and was educated in the UK. I started my career in management consulting before I moved to work in a variety of key business functions of different industries. My passion is to develop and mentor executives to become outstanding leaders.
Isabel Markwitz is the founder and CEO of Bonora Consulting. As a mentor to startups she coaches the founding teams in developing the right focus on shaping the product - market fit of their entrepreneurial endeavors. In the past, she built, designed and ran successfully the Acceleration Program of the German Accelerator for the Southeast Asian region, graduating the first and second cohort. Then she took on various mentoring roles with local universities and overseas acceleration programs.
Isabel has over 25 years experience in project management, strategy development, branding and product marketing across Europe and Asia, both in the startup environment and in MNC’s. She has advised startups on organisational management, growth opportunity creation and market entry preparations.
As a communication specialist, she loves to engage in an open conversation to challenge others in their growth and change aspirations. Her love for nature and movement made her the outdoor sport passionate she is today, actively practicing mountaineering, mountain biking and any form of skating.
Sheng Jie is a passionate leader with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and supply chain industries. A renowned expert in the healthcare supply chain. He gained his executive experience by working across different cultures and locations. This includes Managing Director of FedEx in APAC in 2015 to 2109, Regional director of TNT Healthcare (2010 -2015) and VP Sales and Marketing, Hoau Group, China (2006- 2009). He has the expertise in building complex distribution models and operationalize it internationally.
Living/Working for survival? I’ve been there, it started when I was 18 years old. All thanks to wonderful Coaches/Mentors that mentored me in the University of Hard Knocks, today, I want to help people thrive not just survive. Everyone can be better tomorrow than they are today. Our life is shaped by our beliefs and mental models, not our circumstances.
Why me? A certified professional coach, I want to be a part of your journey to develop a better, more impactful, and purposeful you. With 30 years of professional corporate Business Development experience in IT, Telco and Government spanning across Singapore and Asia Pacific region, I have developed an effective networking business strategy that grows one’s personal brand and leadership skills. My sincerity, genuine interest in people and creative energy enables me in mentoring individuals to discover and maximise their fullest potential to create meaningful and happy lives. Mentoring to me means, I need to stretch if continually, to ensure that I bring the value add that the Mentees are placing in me.
As an accredited mediator, I have a personal interest in coaching parents to build self-resilience and a holistic environment for growth and development amidst this COVID pandemic.
The Meaning of Life is to Find Your Gift.
The Purpose of Life is to Give It Away
About Alvin Lee
A real life story that starts with clarity and simplicity; A simple man and his simple dream; which lead to the Hero’s Journey of perseverance and passion of families building a better looking sandcastle.
In 1995, aged 37 years old, after 15 years in multiple careers: Military officer, Sales engineer and manufacturing General Manager, he embarked on his entrepreneur journey.
Armed with patented invention of sandcastle building set, he ventured into USA, found US large corporation partner and together launched, Beachworks, which won the prestigious New York Toy fair toy of the year award 1997.
In 2003, he developed Castles Can Fly program, an outdoor experiential education program with 16 years successful trackrecord with presence in HK and Asean. He also started Castle Beach, a volunteer-run social enterprise movement, promoting the joy and benefits of family building sandcastles together. (www.castlescanfly.com)
In 2018-2020, he also started 42Algorithm, a research startup to build Digital Life Experience Curator, for recording life experience to assist in decision making process, both for individual and corporate.
Failures, is also a big part of his entrepreneurial journey, In 2001 Dot com crashed, his USD$13 million e-commerce startup got busted. And he came back with Castles can fly.
Alvin Lee has an Industrial Engineering degree from University of Newcastle, MBA education from Henley Management College (UK) and more than 15 years of senior management experience. e.g. Disc Drive, Consumer electronics, Events & exhibition and Internet Start‐ups
Corporatewise executive with an entrepreneurial dimension, having over 38 years of proven experience in events, technology, advertising, interactive theme parks/museums, community branding and dialogue, game creation, social apps, augmented reality, robotics, LBS and mobile applications.
My name is Chandra Sekar. Accomplished SCM consultant and result-oriented professional with track record for leading, directing and managing import, export and trade compliance activities to secure awareness, vigilance and strict compliance to the applicable laws and regulations in Asia Pacific and USA. Enjoy travelling, watching sc-fi movies/korean movies with my wife and daughter. Avid golfer registered with SGA as a golf referee.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing | Digital & Design | Data & Analytics
Patricia embarked on a career in recruitment with a global recruitment firm primarily recruiting for Sales & Marketing professionals upon graduation. With good solid years of recruitment experience under her belt, she joined Charterhouse in February 2013.
In her years of experience, Patricia has recruited across mid-to-senior level positions and built long-term relationships across a variety of industry verticals including banking & financial Services, FMCG, Information Provider as well as Travel & Hospitality. She has successfully partnered with several financial services companies in understanding business goals and vision with the right individuals to steer the organization into new frontiers.
Patricia has a passion for music, having spent more than 12 years doing freelance wedding performance.
Life and career coaching, millenial life transitions, organisational development, soft skills facilitation.
I've been working with over 400 participants on facilitating personal growth in soft skills and self awareness since 2012. My background stems from experiential learning, systems thinking, Enneagram, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a mix of somatic, emotional, cognitive approaches
Life, Executive and Personal Effectiveness Coaching
Experiential learning and Process facilitation
Programme design and execution
Community building and stakeholder engagement
Research, analysis and creative solutioning
Yuan Ting is warm, genuine and a curious cat. Her gift is in connecting with people and creating a safe space for them to share in a real manner about things close to their heart. Yuan Ting's strength lies in seeing connections, possibilities and solutions, then proactively initiating positive change where it matters most. A professional who is self-motivated and passionate about developing relationships, cultures and experiences to support people development.
Her philosophy is "Change myself, and the world changes".
For companies and societies to shift, I believe we need to start with individuals. Through creating a supportive environment where people are clear on what inspires them and empowered to take ownership, can systemic change be sustained. I work in to accomplish this in both companies and education systems. Because awareness leads to change
I am a business leader with more than 18 years experience directing growth-oriented digital and e-commerce businesses, with demonstrated strengths in sales, business development, Go-to-Market strategies, business transformation, P&L management, B2C/B2B marketing, and leadership development. A proven senior monetization executive with expertise in positioning brands and businesses, while creating value through revenue/profit growth, brand building and productivity.
Since 2001, I have led and curated high performing teams in Supply Chain at a food industry multinational. For over a decade, I have coached collaborators and team members.
In 2018, a bad mountain accident left me with a paralyzed arm and multiple injuries. Since that time, I have strong pains days and nights. With the right strategies and the right support, I overcame the adversity, rebuilding myself bit by bit.
Willing to inspire and make others benefit from my experience, I decided to transition to full time Coaching and deepen my skills aiming the International Coaching Federation accreditation.
I believe in empowerment of women as a society can grow only when women grow! Being a ‘feminist’ to me means being gender equal where there is no criteria of gender before choices are made while providing opportunities. Apart from this I always am concerned about “what world we would want to leave for our future generations - be it values, beliefs, culture or environment. I strive to make small contributions to make this world a better place in my own way.
In my current role as a global leader operations for 27 countries across central and Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa with Conservation International, I empower and influence cross-cultural teams to translate organizational effectiveness and operations excellence into actions by spearheading the development and implementation of a operations strategy that provides effective on-the-ground support. I have consistently demonstrated moving the organizational needle from ‘status quo’ to ‘building and driving high performing teams which has enabled the organization to maximize its social and environmental impact.
Earlier in my career, I pivoted from for-profit and consulting organizations to multinational not-for-profit organizations, which not only brought me more personal fulfilment but also empowered me to better human well-being around the world.
My exposure to a variety of cultures has allowed me to closely observe and understand them through their different values and beliefs. I intend to share these insights through my work, interactions, public speaking, and coaching.
More broadly, one of my core values as a professional and a person is giving. This could be giving through my finances, my experience, my time or through my actions. I truly believe that I am blessed to be in a position to give. I bring this giving philosophy into action not just through an impact-driven organization but also by sharing my learning, wisdom and experience with individuals, leaders, and executives through coaching.
My work keeps me on my toes, but I love decompressing with a glass of wine, a great book or long walks in nature.
Daryl is the corporate innovation and partnership lead at Padang & Co. With over 4 years of enterprise sales experience ranging from health tech to artificial intelligence, he has seen first hand on how corporates struggle to implement innovative solutions. Prior to joining Padang & Co, Daryl was the Head of Sales at Botbot.ai. A leading artificial intelligence company that specializes in business process automation and worked with a range of MNCs, such as Singtel, Dun & Bradstreet, P&G and DBS.
Daryl handles corporate innovation projects ranging from startup scouting, hackathons, innovation challenges, accelerators, innovation labs to tech hiring. He has been involved in partnerships engagement and corporate sponsorship matters. His practice includes startup advisory, digital transformation strategy and general consulting.
Dee is an entrepreneur, qualified trainer and copywriter with circa 14 years experience setting up businesses within the consultancy, e-learning, e-commerce and child development space.
Her most recent project is a start-up in the legal-tech space, and she is currently completing her certification to be a qualified Futurist.
Dee has owned an employment agency, which signed up over 450 corporate clients across Asia from complete start-up stage. She has also personally coached over 10,000 jobseekers with their careers over the last 20 years.
Known for her action-taking attitude and resourcefulness during the hard times, Dee’s mentoring and coaching style challenges you to look for blind-spots, and follow-through with action-based goals.
In her spare time, she is a busy mum to two children, and an active volunteer with Daughters of Tomorrow charity. She also works with disadvantaged women as a Career Coach on a pro-bono basis.
2020: VP Strategic Business lead for Ecolab’s AP Industrial Group’s Global Water Heavy Division and Global Downstream Division for Asia Pacific International Markets. 2019: VP & GM AP & GC , member of Global Downstream Leadership Team. Asia Pacific & Greater China Division Head for Downstream & Member of Ecolab Greater China Executive Council . Member of Ecolab Greater China Growth Council . Board of Ecolab Taiwan and Nalco Taiwan . 2017-2018 : GM Greater China and member of Global Downstream Leadership Team . Asia Pacific & Greater China Division Head for Downstream & Member of Ecolab Greater China Executive Council . Board of Ecolab Taiwan and Nalco Taiwan. ECOLAB China CEC Member . Market Division Leadership Team for South East Asia for Energy Services Downstream Operation 2014 to 2016
Regional Sales Manager - South Asia & ANZ . P&L Owner for Energy Services Downstream for South East Asia , India and ANZ from 2013 to 2016 . Developed ILEAD Global Training Program for Global Downstream.
Expanded responsibility as Capex Manager responsibility for Capex Business Development in AP and founding Member of Global Capex Downstream team , licensor engagement , EPC relationship and Project Start up 2007 to 2011
Key Account Manager AP across Asia Pacific 2007 to 2012 and Greater China for Global Accounts - ExxonMobil , Shell, Chevron, BP, BASF, TOTAL , Core Team of Global Shell EFA Roll Out ( 2011-2012 Upstream & Downstream AP)
Senior Sales Manager and Corporate Account Manager APGC -2006
Sales Manager and Senior Sales Manager Role between 2003 to 2006 various rotation including Downstream P&L Owner for Singapore , Malaysia , Brunei and Vietnam
and Expanded role for Asia Pacific Global Downstream Corporate Accounts ( from 2006)
Lead the partnership for exclusive strategic partnership for construction of blending plant & supply chain footprint in Brunei .
Hi there! I'm Faith. I'm offering to support those who would like to work with a coach through difficult transitions and other personal/professional issues in these challenging times. My coaching is designed to help you see something you didn’t before, and support you in your capacity for effective action in any area of interest to you.
My professional training is in ontological coaching (which takes a more holistic approach to look at who/how you are being in the situations/actions you are dealing with, which can offer more transformative results) and leadership and organisation development, while my educational and career background is in public policy, international studies, and business. Most of my working life has been in public policy with the Singapore government, though I have also had shorter stints with a medium-sized clean tech company in Hungary, an international organisation in Switzerland, and a social enterprise in Singapore.
My most challenging working experience has been about transitions and unexpected changes – in organisation, industry, role, and personal life too. So those of you experiencing that now - I empathise!
I have lived in the US, Hungary, and China, and call Singapore home. I love
nature and exploration, sports and generally being healthy, reading all kinds of things, and
seeing different perspectives. I’m very much looking forward to what we will learn together.
James spent over 35 years pursuing a career journey that afforded him the opportunity to explore the World and follow his passion for working with People, embracing continual change and self development in support of both personal and professional values.
James fell in love with the advent of technology and how the concepts allowed both People Development and continuous improvement in supporting the Client market.
James’s next step was to venture into the technology space by joining and rising through the ranks by joining targeted Global Technology System Integrators and Software Product Companies developing a fierce devotion to both Company and Client success. Whilst Sales revenue and successful Projects were always key, this was equally balanced by the need to ensure that there were always continuous opportunities to develop People by empowering leadership and self development throughout the Organizations James lead
Following this concept, James pushed himself to continually explore his career across four continents, finally in 2001 basing himself in Asia care of Singapore.
This final segment of James’s Corporate journey has given him the opportunity to discover different Cultures by leading Teams in over 10 countries together with establishing long term relationships with MNC Clients and Government Agencies.
James identified what was important to him once leaving the corporate world. James wanted to work with Individuals on their Professional Careers Through close partnerships with numerous Mentoring Programs, James has been able to identify a number of Niche Leadership traits which he has also translated into his Coaching Practice
From 2017 James has been developing his Practice working with Organisations and the Corporates developing natural born Leaders from a growth perspective together with focus on areas such as Performance and Cultural growth. James Passion for working with all age groups has benefited his own learning and supported his beliefs that you are never too young or too old to achieve your Dreams.
Recently James has been invited to numerous Business Seminars to participate in Panel Discussions to share his passion for ensuring that Human Capital is protected in this day of continued Technology Development.
The last four years have been particularly rewarding for me. I began teaching in a polytechnic in Singapore not long after retirement from corporate life in 2015. The specific areas I have taught are Communications in a Global Workplace, Marketing and Organizational Behavior. I have also found time for volunteer work in Singapore and other countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia and Ethopia.
Thirty-six years in corporate roles provided me many opportunities to experience and appreciate nuances in the concepts and theories of business and people management that are taught in academia. Consequently, I make every effort to illustrate and “bring to life” these concepts to those I teach, in order to make practical sense of them.
In addition, I had the benefit of working in 5 different locations across Asia and North America, 12 years of which were outside of Singapore. The experience of interacting and working with people from many cultures and managing global teams were invaluable.
Admittedly, I continue to have a passion for business endeavors and for sharing knowledge on business management I have acquired. My journey over several business cycles and especially during challenging periods, such as the Asian financial crisis in 1997 and the 2008 Global financial crisis, left indelible lessons for me.
I will be happy to provide a more detailed CV if required.
Juliet is passionate about Talent and Innovation, with a strong belief that people are a company's best asset and getting it right is crucial for any business to succeed.
Having a deep understanding of the tech-focused startup ecosystem she mentors and advises Founders of globally dispersed portfolio companies together with Venture Capital on Leadership, Culture, and People Strategy, helping them prepare for the next growth stage.
She supports clients going through organizational and personal transformations, focusing on building confidence and resilience, while staying true to their uniqueness.
Juliet has over a decade of experience with Tier I MNCs as Global Key Account Manager. Since 2011 she has been running a boutique global executive search firm.
Founder, Self-starter, Doer - I believe these three words aptly describe who I am. With an assorted background spanning banking, finance, HR and tech, I am the ultimate generalist. Leveraging on my corporate and entrepreneurial experience, I believe I can mentor and add value to early-stage entrepreneurs, SME business owners or social enterprises to help them solidify their business and operations model and achieve their goals. As a believer in purpose ahead of business, I would also like to help people understand their "why" and how they can attract others who believe in the same ideology. Having mentored aspiring entrepreneurs for a brief period of time, I have realised that I enjoy it and would like to do more of it.
I help technology companies - from startups to corporates - launch new products worldwide, introduce new technologies on the market and grow using all aspects of digital.
I had the chance to work internationally for both 3 people startups as well as big brands such as Cisco or Nokia. I've launch many products in areas ranging from Cloud and Internet of Things, Cybersecurity to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence or Collaboration.
My specialties include: digital strategy, product launch, inbound marketing, growth marketing, content strategy, social media, Saas, agile marketing.
Piyush Tewari is a digital learning specialist who drives transformation of the talent practice across South-East Asia. He enables businesses to use game design and gamification techniques to create better products and services that drive engagement and loyalty with their customers. Harnessing the power of gaming and digital he works on solutions that induce behavioural change and drive retention. A certified Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner, he helps firms design new products/services that create new demand. A raconteur at heart he loves to engage with communities and share his experiences to enable a better future.