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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.

Breyl Frances Yeo BB Ark
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Government , Services , Technology
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.
Programs : UNACOV 4 , UNACOV 2 , CPM , AIM CPM Practicum 2021 Jan

Beng Hock LIM
An Information Technology (IT) leader experienced in regional Operation Management, IT management & support. Background in IT Managed Services Provider, media industry and government.

Dependable and responsible with creative problem-solving skills and proven ability to lead teams to achieve focused results and innovative solutions within challenging periods. Proven record of accomplishment in setting up and managing e-Marketing infrastructure and IT governance standards for Windows and Macintosh technologies.

I am a certified recruiter (CEI-KAH by Ministry of Manpower), a Resilience trainer and a certified Gallup Strengths | Positive Psychology Coach.

Specialties:
* Coach (Gallup Certified Strengths, Positive Psychology)
* Stakeholder management, culture awareness
* Project management, Enterprise infrastructure

lim (dot) benghock (at) yahoo (dot) com
+65 9.6.5.6.5-9.o.9

Sandeep Khanna Better Versions
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Advertising , Education , Marketing
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! 
Programs : UNACOV 4

Beverly Wee
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Marketing , Media , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Services , Sustainability , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
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.
Programs : UNACOV 4

Isabel Markwitz Bonora Consulting
Occupation : Business owner / Director
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.
Programs : UNACOV 1

Sheng Jie, Ni BOSC Consulting
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Healthcare , Logistics
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.
Programs : UNACOV 4

Pamela Lim Caritas Singapore
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Social Service
An accomplished professional with over 20 years working in the area of Arts, Media, Healthcare, Counselling, Fundraising and Community Partnerships.
A passion for fundraising development cause and seeking to use my interpersonal and operational skills to directly move the needle in serving the cause.

Alvin Lee Castles Can Fly
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Education , Engineering , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
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.

EDUCATION

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
Programs : UNACOV 3

Felix Lee Catalyst Connector Pte Ltd
Occupation : Entrepreneur
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.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Michelle Kiong C Coach Resources
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Human Resources Executive with experiences in partnering with management and employees to build trust, align performance objectives, improve operating efficiency and lead a strong credible HR function. Demonstrated results as a HR Director for high performing US MNC companies like Sony, ITT Corporation, TRW Automotive and Fujitsu in Asia Pacific

Dilip Shankar CENTRE OF GRAVITY
Dilip is the founder of Centre of Gravity – a human-centered strategy consulting firm. He helps clients address complex business and social issues by keeping the human being at the center of enquiry.

An entrepreneur with two and a half decades of experience in advertising, marketing, research and brand consulting. He works with top management of organizations across categories in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chandra Sekar
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Education , Government , Logistics , Manufacturing , Technology
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.
Programs : UNACOV 5

Patricia Tan Charterhouse
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Human Resource , Learning & Development
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.
Programs : UNACOV 5

Choo Yuan Ting
Occupation : Executive
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


Core Competencies
 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
Programs : UNACOV 1

Sean Tan Chope
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Advertising , Food & Beverage , Marketing , Property , Technology
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.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Robin Low Civil Innovation Lab
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Marketing , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Sustainability , Technology
I am currently working on Sustainability, Social Innovation, Social Media, and giving Consulting and Training across many different industries on empowering communities.

I am the author of many books including "Good intentions are not enough" which has sold over 5,000 copies globally. And I was a candidate for the 2020 Singapore General Elections.
Programs : UNACOV 4