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Andy Schmidt 6i Communication
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Human Resource , Services
I left my corporate job after 23 years with the same organization because my employee engagement was off the charts (to the bottom left of it). I am not alone. A quick glance at employee engagement statistics points to a crisis of epic proportions at workplaces everywhere. People performing well below their capabilities inhibiting the organization's performance and resulting in high attrition rates.

I believe people should be happy and engaged at work and have all the tools they need to perform their jobs at the highest level.

Inclusive communication is key. Most businesses struggle to communicate with their frontline workers. We close those internal communication gaps for full alignment all-around and better business results in your hands.

I am looking for a "reverse mentor", meaning someone who is from a younger generation, a digital native who grew up with IT, Social Marketing, Inbound Marketing and Online B2B-business.

I do have lots to learn in that area for my business and a mentor with some hands-on experience in those areas would be mega-beneficial to me
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM , AIM-21 1

Betty Loo
I have been studying and working in several locations, born in Malaysia and went to school in the the States and worked after my MBA in the finance function of a large manufacturing and distribution F&B.
I returned to Malaysia in 1997 and started venturing into interior design and decorating industry where I have worked on major hotel projects and showrooms and later owned 3 firms and franchise including a wholesaling arm.

The turning point in my career was when I left Malaysia and joined KPMG in Sydney, Australia in 2005. I started in Communications, then into Events and Sponsorship and then to Asia Markets. The highlights of my career in Sydney is that I have 7 roles in 7 years. My last role was a regional manger role in Deal Advisory.

I am now the ASPAC Deal Advisory (DA) COO based in Singapore. Before coming to Singapore, I have also spent 4 years in KPMG Malaysia.

I am an experienced COO who help to plan and strategise KPMG ASPAC DA business plan and implement initiatives in the region by connecting with KPMG Global leadership team to ensure programs are appropriately deployed across ASPAC countries, focusing on delivering tangible results.

I am not only proactive, pragmatic but a strong communicator and a people person who focuses on outcomes and results.
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Brian Lee
An engineer by training, an entrepreneur by choice and an educator at heart, I am always excited to discover new ways to impact future generations in meaningful ways through education and technology. Currently on a mission to teach every child to code.
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Chris Chew
Cognitive Leadership Coach | Facilitator | OD Architect - I help PMEBs achieve career success & business sustainability.
Knowlege & Skills training is not enough. To be future proof, we need to focus on Mindset & Thinking to achieve higher performance, greater profitability & sustainability
The KEY to better personal and organizational performance lies in the QUALITY of our thinking. I help individuals and organizations create transformational shifts in their mindsets and effectiveness. This is done through a structured, groundbreaking process combining value science and neuro-science.
If you want to transform your thinking, performance and success, email me at thinke001@gmail.com
We are also at https://thinkE.co
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Eddy Chong
My experience in mentoring started in early 2000 when i was involved with the Yellow Ribbon Project in SIngapore Prisons. Specifically my job was to interview bursary applications by current and former inmates. I also worked with university and polytechnic students with the Youth For Cause program, the Youth Expedition Project and recently, the Halogen Foundation with their youth entrepreneurship program. With my experience, i hope to be of some value and worth in helping someone be better.

Edmund Tang
A UK qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Currently holding non-executive directorships in a number of private companies in Singapore, and board member of a registered charity. Chair of the Audit Committee of a Singapore listed company from 2011 to 2015. Managing Director of a corporate services company (2003 to 2010) with 70 staff and took it through two separate sales in 2007 and 2009 with minimal loss in staff and clients. Key decision-maker in sourcing for new office premises, office applications (IT, Finance, Payroll). Organised office move and re-branding exercises, as well as recruitment, training and HR. Volunteered as VIP Usher at the 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, and Event Services Marshall at the 28th South East Asian Games held in Singapore in 2015. Teaches children and youth financial literacy, business and entrepreneurial skills through Junior Achievement Singapore. My goal is to add-value and serve others using my experience in the finance, accounting, corporate governance, and company management areas, whilst continue to enrich and upgrade myself.
Programs : CPM

Dr Kate Lazarenko Health Industry Matters Pte Ltd
Digital health consultant, lecturer, advisor, mentor
Kate spent the last 14 years working in digital health/IT space. Having worked on various IT projects and implementations in the healthcare ecosystem, she has always been passionate about utilising digital channels to deliver change and transformation from a patients’ perspective. This translated into using design thinking to enable various organisations to find efficient and cost-effective ways to transform their business, products and services in the healthcare space.
Kate is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Smart Health Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, where she teaches digital leadership and health service transformation programmes.
Programs : CPM

OH Chee Kiat INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION (SINGAPOREE)
I am appointed as a Mentor in the Institute of Technical Education; my role is to influence and support the building of leadership in vocational pedagogy for TVET through the conceptualising, designing, and implementing evidence-based methodologies and pedagogies.
Programs : CPM

Isabel Scherer Keystone Business Consulting
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Currently accountable for operations management at Keystone Business Consulting. I am holding the responsibility for interfacing with executive leaders and clients across multiple Countries, departments to build consensus and initiate productive change.
My highest educational degree is an MBA from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Back in Switzerland I have as well Marketing and Sales Director degree from the European Marketing Association.
I am an accredited PCC (professional Coach) ICF Coach and I went through the AIM Mentor program.
In addition to that living and working over 10 years in Singapore in Sales, Marketing, Project/Program Management, HR and Operational Management.
Having many years’ experience in retail and wholesale including business development back in Switzerland and Germany (Shell Switzerland, Schiesser, AEB, TDK etc.)

A few highlights of my qualifications include the following:
• More than 10 years of diversified hands-on experience leading, training and mentoring teams (Processes, Hardware & Software) to achieve their fullest potential.
• Years of diversified hands-on experience in Sales & Marketing.
• Very strong organizational and negotiating skills.
• Problem solver and out of the box thinker.
• Leading, training, coaching and mentoring teams (Processes, Hardware & Software) to achieve their fullest potential.
• An aptitude for maintaining poise and composure in fast-paced, deadline driven environments.
• Substantial experience overseeing the implementation of the best practices by connecting and align Sales, Marketing, Recruiting and Talent retention strategies.
• Proven track as Entrepreneur, Coach as well as Program and Project Manager in APAC.
• Fluent in German and English
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Michael Boey Leadback Coaching & Consulting
I am not writing a conventional bio which can be found in my linkedin profile but instead I am offering my thoughts on why mentoring has called me.

What do you value at work and in life?
What do you want to achieve in your career?
What do you want to be world-class in?
Our well-meaning family members, friends, colleagues have likely posed these questions to us at some point in our lives. In fact, these questions can be rather motivational as they lead us to examine internally and clarify the direction we want to take in our life.
But what do you notice about the focus of each of the above questions? They are all about "you", the individual. Instead of asking what one wants to get better at, we can use more purposeful and systemic questions along the lines of:
"What do you need to get better at to serve your employees better?"
"Do you know what your peers say about your contributions?"
"Are you creating or diminishing value for the community you are operating in?"
This shift in focus from self to beyond turns conventional wisdom on its head. One will be hard-pressed to find an organisation that does not advocate individual KPIs and support individual development plans (IDPs). The achievement of individual KPIs can no longer be an end in itself. Neither should IDPs. Who else, besides ourselves, should benefit when we deliver the KPIs and develop ourselves? Who do we need to create value for? Whose burden is lightened because of us, and not despite us?
Programs : CPM

Darren Tan LifeWorks Associates
Occupation : Business owner / Director
"I have been involved in Coaching, Training and Conference Speaking for the last 30 years. I speak on overcoming challenges, transformational leadership, personal mastery, enriching relationships and innovative change. I am passionate about helping the individual achieve an integrated life, with their work and life in synergy, mutually reinforcing each other to achieve optimal fulfillment. My training is in Social Work, which also includes special programs in Quality in the Workplace and also Youth Work. In addition, I am also trained in counseling, family therapy and human resource management. I am a Master Practitioner of NLP and an Action Learning Coach. I am also certified in the Emergenetics and Extended DISC Profiling Tools.
I am a certified Family Coach with Focus on the Family, Singapore. I am a certified facilitator for the “Love Notes” Marriage Preparation Workshop and am a licensed marriage solemnizer with the Ministry of Social and Family Development. I have helped couples through marriage preparation and marriage counseling for 20 years. I am a Family Life Ambassador with the Ministry of Social and Family Development since 2006.
I am an active NSman, having served for the last 30 years. I hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the Commanding Officer of a NS Infantry Battalion of 800 men. I was awarded the SAF NSman of the Year in 2016 and the Pingat Perhargaan (Tentera) or the Commendation Medal on National Day 2017 by the President of Singapore. "
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Ning Pei Chua
Branding. Experiential UX design & Portal Management. Impact Entrepreneur. Self Development. Visual StoryTeller.

Curiosity and (perhaps) ambition brought me to step out of my comfort zone to pursue a dream to be a (social) entrepreneur. A work-in-progress, with a wealth of experience from learning, unlearning, and relearning. I could have been 'comfortable' if I were to stay put in adv, I went half-circle, chose to embark on a different path, for which I'm not (really) sure where it may lead. I stumbled (many times), rise up and learnt, motivated by passion and drive to make a small difference, to impact someone, in my own little unique way.

Looking to leverage all the knowledge, teachings, skillsets I have learnt in social impact, business development, design and facilitation, partnership, community engagement, tech and branding to good use. Passionate to unleash human potential, to support people in the journey of self-discovery and positive transformation, to fulfill dreams and aspirations.

Interest:
Social Entrepreneurship, Cause Advocacy, Social Impact, Human Interest Story, Photography, Film, Lifestyle, Jewellery, Crafts, Fashion Design, etc
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Patricia Phan
Occupation : Senior Management
With a rewarding career of 15+ years in Sales & Marketing in FMCG for European fine foods, I am looking to explore new product categories and business models. Ideally, I would love to work for a company and team committed to make the world a better place through healthier, more sustainable, greener products and a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Programs : UNACOV 1 , CPM

Sandeep Chanana
Sandeep comes with extensive experience in HR M&A, Transformation & Change Management, Business Partner & Leadership roles.

Sandeep is a constant learner with Interests & Certifications in AI, Future of Work & Digital Transformation & is currently based in Singapore.
Programs : CPM

Jasper Lim Schneider Electric
Occupation : Professional
My passion is all about helping individuals and teams achieve their personal growth and delivering business results through enhancing competencies as well as transforming tools and processes maturity. I love switching on light bulbs with people - facilitating those "aha moments" that change mindsets and open up new possibilities.
Programs : CPM , Test

Chen Weixiang Kenny Three Guys Event Solutions PTE. LTD.
I believe the best way to grow is to grow together with people around you. I have had the opportunity to be mentored by several individuals which helped nurture me into who I am today. As an advocate of paying it forward, I am looking to pass on the kindness and sharing to others through mentoring.

I am a graduating electrical engineering student from the National University of Singapore who is absolutely thrilled to begin my journey towards fulfilling my aspiration of becoming an engineering leader in the power and energy industry.

My dream role is to be a solution provider as well as a team leader who with a global reach, providing both technical and commercial expertise.

When I think about my love for engineering, I think of it as the past, the present, and the future. I see the work that engineers before me have put into the various creations around us. I also see how people and communities benefits now, as a result of our past work. Last but not least, I see the opportunities for growth and the betterment of our future as an aspiring engineering leader.
Programs : CPM


Mentors

Abhilash Ramachandran
Professional with 20+ years of overall experience in the IT industry (10+ years at IBM), performing Sales Operations/Sales Enablement, Strategy, Business Analysis, Program Management and Resource management.

Francois-Guillaume Lutton Achilles Systems Pte Ltd
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Finance/Insurance , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
I am a Finance and Legal Head with over 10 years’ experience in financial management, risk management, budgetary control & forecasting, compliance, and auditing, at start-up and established companies within Tech (SaaS), Banking, Auditing, and Oil & Gas industries across markets in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and France.

I’ve always enjoyed tackling complex puzzles and challenges. This passion is what first drew me to Finance, where I was able to use critical thinking, data analysis, and strategy to take on any problems. From there, I branched into corporate development and start-up scaling, as well as investor and client relationship management, which allowed me the opportunity to drive tangible, meaningful results, and spearhead change first-hand.

I’ve now been fortunate enough to lead business cycles (regional expansion, launching new business verticals, M&A, restructuring, etc.) across multiple regions, develop deep expertise in business risk management (especially for start-ups), and come to specialise in devising strategy, penetrating new markets, and introducing new product lines.

Marie-Agathe de Place Actavia
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Food & Beverage , Marketing , Services , Technology
Marie-Agathe has 17 years of experience in the B2B service industry with Sodexo, focusing on B2B marketing, strategy, and innovation projects. After a career start in industrial R&D, Marie-Agathe joined Sodexo in 2003 and held various positions within the Benefits and Rewards division of Sodexo Group including:
- Global Strategic Plan Director
- Sales, Marketing and Strategy Director Asia, overseeing China, India and South-east Asia
In 2015, she launched the Singapore subsidiary of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards and set up the business as CEO.
Over the last 2 years, she focused on forward-looking R&D projects as Project Director for Robotics Integration in Sodexo Group. She led innovation projects and worked closely with local tech start-ups.
Since 2018, Marie-Agathe is a Senior partner at Actavia, a boutique consulting firm.
She holds a Polytechnicien engineering degree (Master of Engineering) at Ecole Polytechnique (X93), France, as well as a Master of Applied Sciences in microelectronics at Polythechnique Montreal, Canada

Doug Peris Adztream
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Learning & Development , Technology
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.
Programs : UNACOV 5

Yen-Lu Chow (AIM) AIM
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Education , Media
In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, I believe there is an urgent need for us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. As an entrepreneur, social change-maker, angel investor, venture catalyst, and a seeker of Truth, I enjoy building ecosystems and mobilising the community to create positive social change. As an early pioneer in AI, I also have a strong base in the tech space. I spend much of my time and energy these days working on my family foundation, the WholeTree Foundation, building the foundation for the Asia Institute of Mentoring and the Deep Human Movement in order to impact a million lives, to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just and sustainable world for all.
Programs : AIM , Test

Arvin Tang AKIN by Techlyon
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Advertising , Consulting , Education , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Government , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Marketing , Media , Services , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
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.
Programs : UNACOV 4 , UNACOV 3

Akshay Gehlot
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Advertising , Consulting , Food & Beverage , Learning & Development , Retail
I'm a Sales & Digital Marketing, Business Development enthusiast who believes in creating a strong value for customer hence converting into meaningful win win situation to help reach their fullest potentials.
I have been associated with Bose for more than 4 years, deeply inclined towards constant learning and being better through process optimisation.

Alexius Yeo
Guided by his childhood passion for nature and garden landscapes, Alexius Yeo graduated from The National University of Singapore and The University of North Carolina with an Honours degree in Geography. He later went on to attain the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 from The Permaculture Research Institute.

Alexius began his career with NParks as a Streetscape Manager. After gaining 3 fruitful years of experience and amazing memories, he left NParks and Singapore for the Philippines to work with the poor at the country’s first Farm University and Social Enterprise Incubator. There, he quickly fell in love with the joys of farming and landscaping edible gardens that are both beautiful and productive. Returning to Singapore, he worked with local social enterprise, Edible Garden City, to continue to build urban edible landscapes and champion Singapore’s grow-your-own-food movement.

Today, he is the Director of Carbon InQ Pte Ltd - a local company that teaches Agriculture-based experiential learning programmes at schools and corporate firms. Furthermore, he is also the founder of Project 33 - a family initiated farming movement that aims to unite neighbourhoods through community farming, cooking, educational activities and the practice of sharing first.

Traveling down an unusual career path as an urban farmer, Alexius is driven by the mission to help fellow urbanites reconnect with Nature and with one another. He strongly believes that everyone can have green fingers. And that it is never to late, or frivolous, to strive for food quality, purity and self-sufficiency.

Daniel Yeo Alive Consultancy Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Daniel Yeo has 26 years of extensive corporate experiences in the medical technology businesses in American and German multi-national companies in the Asia Pacific region. Trained as an engineer and later moved into the areas of: a) Business development, channel management, sales performance enablement training.
a) Working with middle and senior managers in Asia and Europe to develop their people skills, growth mindsets and competencies to accelerate and sustain their level of performance.
He is currently the Director (Asia Pacific) of EQ Asia and founder of the Mindful LeadershipTM Program at Alive Consultancy (Pte. Ltd) with strategic partners in Indonesia and China. Daniel work with individuals and leaders in Asia to develop their resilient/growth mindsets in order to adapt and thrive in this ever- changing world. Some of his clients included, Dyson, DELL, Telenor Group, Agilent Technologies, Singapore Ministry of Education, Keppel Land China, Geely Auto, School of Management, Fudan University (Shanghai).
Daniel is active in International key note speaking, change consultancy and facilitating workshops in Asia and Germany. He has spoken at several high-level Human Resources summits in China and at the Fudan University, School of Management in China. Daniel is also a mentor at the Asia Institute of Mentoring.
He is also deeply concern with the high level of stress teenagers are experiencing today. Therefore, he partners International Schools and Singapore Ministry of Education in helping children and teens to build their resilience muscles through the “Resilience for Teens Program”. Link to student testimony of Daniel’s “Resilience for Teens Program”
Programs : UNACOV 2

Teck Moh AngelCentral
Occupation : Business owner / Director
"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."
Programs : UNACOV 1

Markus Bruderer Antler
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Retail , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Markus is an Associate Partner at Antler, a global startup generator and early-stage VC.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Nicholas Smalle Apis Partners
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Finance/Insurance , Technology
Nicholas Smalle is a Partner at Apis Partners. Apis Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the Financial Services (FS) sector, including Credit, Insurance, Payments, Asset Management and FS-Focused BPO’s. We invest growth equity in the range of US$20-70m in companies looking to expand into new geographies, complementary product verticals or across their value chain.

Prior to joining Apis, I was at Old Mutual (JSE:OMU) were I was responsible for their Strategic Investment Fund, an on-balance sheet investment vehicle that focused on the expansion of Old Mutual's operations into key Emerging Markets via controlling and minority investments in the Financial Services sector. Preceding OMU I was an Associate Director at Standard Chartered (LON:STAN) and part of the Wholesale Banking Strategy team based in Singapore. The majority of my projects covered the development of SCB's Emerging Market franchise through both organic and inorganic means.

I started my career with McKinsey and Company in London as a Business Analyst. Over the course of the two-year program, I worked largely for Mckinsey's Finance practice. Projects covered the breadth of financial services, as well as spanning clients across four continents.

Finally, I completed my MBA at INSEAD, and was a Shell Scholar at Cambridge University. I am a Belgian & South African citizen.

Lisa Lee A-Scent Beauty
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Healthcare

Keith Kee Asian Resources
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Engineering , Government , Healthcare , Marketing , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
More than 20 years of regional business, operational and management responsibilities.
Have taken on various regional and country roles as senior manager, and also engineering role
Worked across multiple industry sectors
Previously traveled extensively and oversea postings
Started entrepreneurial business
Contributed in committees for in a number of industrial associations, alumni groups, grassroots and work groups
Served as mentor and judges, webinar speaker for start-ups and entrepreneur
Programs : AIM-21 1

Attley Ng
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Technology
Experienced Cyber Security Senior Vice President with a proven track record of growing Asia Pacific and Japan business in network and security industries.

David Ng Authentic Solutions LLP
Occupation : Business owner / Director

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.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Munir Hasan Authentic Vision Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Other
I trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked with PwC and KPMG in Pakistan, UAE and UK in Audit and Consulting. Then moved to industry and joined Cargill which is a US MNC with core activities in Agriculture, Food Ingredients, Animal Nutrition and Commodity Trading. Served in business CFO roles with global/regional footprints across the diverse portfolio of businesses. This experience provided strong exposure to managing across cultures. A key success factor was in talent development and this became the basis of a second career upon retirement from Cargill in 2015 as a Executive Coach and Mentor. I have a particular interest in developing business leaders of tomorrow via sharing my experience of success factors and pitfalls to avoid. I have been based in Singapore since 1994 and am a naturalized Singaporean since 2005.

Donald Chan Avoca Advisers
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Government , Telecom , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Experienced leader with a track record of conceptualising, building and managing businesses in the services industries. Unique and diverse background with roles in the investments, government, operations and strategy across Asia

Patsian Low AVPN
Occupation : Senior Management
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.
Programs : UNACOV 2

KANNAN CHETTIAR AVVANZ
Occupation : Business owner / Director

Kannan Chettiar is an award winning Global Leader with 24 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & Americas. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz (www.Avvanz.com) – an award winning Tech-enabled Employee Lifecycle Management company that prides in its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. Avvanz then helps to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging technologies. Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant for the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the business KPIs. Avvanz has received several awards including a Gold-Medal for Best Background Screening Provider (by Human Resources Magazine) and other nominations for differentiated and disruptive solutions.

Kannan’s technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review.

Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics (Montreal, Canada), Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), IBM-backed e2open (Belmont, California) and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan’s other dimensions: Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and Consultant to several companies especially in areas of Digital Transformation.

Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks, keynote speeches and Masterclasses in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers, trade publications and TV shows (Talk show, News, Documentary). Some of these can be viewed at www.avvanz.com. Also please see end of this document.

Kannan Chettiar is an award winning Global Leader with 24 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & Americas. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz (www.Avvanz.com) – an award winning Tech-enabled Employee Lifecycle Management company that prides in its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. Avvanz then helps to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging technologies. Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant for the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the business KPIs. Avvanz has received several awards including a Gold-Medal for Best Background Screening Provider (by Human Resources Magazine) and other nominations for differentiated and disruptive solutions.

Kannan’s technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review.

Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics (Montreal, Canada), Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), IBM-backed e2open (Belmont, California) and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan’s other dimensions: Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and Consultant to several companies especially in areas of Digital Transformation.

Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks, keynote speeches and Masterclasses in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers, trade publications and TV shows (Talk show, News, Documentary). Some of these can be viewed at www.avvanz.com. Also please see end of this document.

Kannan is proficient in several languages – he speaks fluent English, Tamil, elementary Mandarin, Malay and Thai.

An engineer by training, he holds an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a MBA from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Kannan holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and is an accredited StrengthScope practitioner.


Yvonne Huang Axcel Partners
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Learning & Development , Marketing , Retail , Services
I'm Yvonne and I am the only child at home. I'm an INFJ and I think I'm an indigo child. (: I suffer from mental distress at the age of 17. It's a difficult journey and things were never easy but I learn to appreciate with what I have. life is still worthwhile afterall.

Wenyun YUAN Bamboo Sea Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance
To make a positive difference and leave a legacy behind.

Chusan Banta
Occupation : Senior Management
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 .
Programs : UNACOV 3 , UNACOV 2

Chng Hwang Yang Banta Global Turnkey
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Manufacturing
Currently works with a US MNC as the General Manager and has been with the company for over 20 years.

Previous work portfolios with other companies include Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Operations Manager and HR Manager. It is in HR Management that provided the most exposure to the wide network of business and personal contacts from all walks of life.

My experiences provided me the opportunity to build a company based on the solid business principles and ethos of mutual respect, trust and compassionate actions.

I graduated with a B. Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore in 1983. Companies I worked with are Philips, Siemens and Apple Computer prior to my current tenure.

I am currently mentoring an undergraduate from the NUS under the NUS Society's mentoring programme.

On a personal front I co-organize recent social cohesion projects likeThe UP Concert In The Park Picnic in 2016 for the general public at the Botanic Gardens, the charity drive to collect funds and food for the Transient Migrant Workers in 2017, the "I Belanja You" project as a reminder for all of us to share, in 2019.

I am married and we have 3 children.