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ANZ, Shanti Sharma
Shanti Sharma ANZ
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Education , Human Resource , Learning & Development
am Shanti Sharma and Developing and Growing people is my passion. I am very fortunate to live my passion both at work and off work.

I am Learning and Organizational Development professional with 24+ years of work experience out of which 22+ years have been dedicated to Learning and Development (L&D). Experience ranges from end to end management of the L&D function to supporting organizational development initiatives.

I am an ICF ACC certified coach, working towards PCC certification. To nurture my coaching skills I am also pursuing Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) certification and Transactional Analysis (TA). Applying coaching and NLP in my day to day life has helped me become a better, happier, and more composed person. My intent is able to use these tools and techniques to transform as many lives as possible.

Have a breadth of experiences across various industries such as IT, BPO, and Banking. Managed small, medium sized to very large multi-location, cross-disciplinary complex projects, I can strike a great balance between big-picture planning and daily operational management. Have lead several lead initiatives around social learning, innovation and content curation. I enjoy solving real time organizational issues through customer centric mindset in a fast-paced landscape with ambiguous outcomes.

I am motivated, task-oriented, and efficient. My knowledge of the Learning industry is comprehensive and current.

You can view my complete profile at: www.linkedin.com/in/shantisharma
Programs : AIM-21 2 , AIM-21 3

Apis Partners, Nicholas Smalle
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.

Aries Yeo, Aries Yeo
Aries Yeo Aries Yeo
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Learning & Development
An ex-banking executive with 20+ years across investment and private wealth in operations, finance and project management turned certified coach in 2019.
Trained in multiple disciplines from performance coaching to Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP), Clean Language (use of metaphors), & Mental Fitness where the industry called Positive Intelligence. Today, I helped my client to embrace their true essence (authenticity) in their leadership calling.
I am also a strong Diversity Advocate where I was the executive committee member serving as the Partnership and Mentoring chair over the 7 years with Financial Women Association of Singapore (FWA).
I continue my volunteering capacity as a solution coach supporting health and care workers (NHS) in the UK and Junior Achiever in Singapore
Programs : CPM , AIM-22-2

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

Asia Institute of Mentoring (AIM) Ltd, Laletha Nithiyanandan
Laletha Nithiyanandan
Managing Director, Behavioural Consulting Group; Co-Founder, Made of Brilliance, Catalyst, Gastro-geography of Singapore; serial entrepreneur, a strong advocate for business with a heart; more than 30 years in talent solutions and HR consulting in Asia. She has held senior leadership roles within Kelly Services, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Services in the Asia Pacific region and is the founder of Business Trends.
She is passionate about growing local edible plants, educating on the application of local produce.

Asian Resources, Keith Kee
Keith Kee Asian Resources
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Construction , Engineering , Government , Healthcare , Marketing , Oil & Gas , Services , Sustainability , Technology , Telecom , 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 , AIM-22-1

A*STAR, Philip Lim Feng
Philip Lim Feng A*STAR
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Engineering , Government , Healthcare , Logistics , Technology
Philip is currently the Chief Risk Offr at A*STAR. He was Chief Executive Officer of A*ccelerate Pte Ltd from nov 2009-dec 2020. The A*STAR subsidiary managed all A*STAR IP through to commercialization as well as technology maturization and productization projects in A*STAR. Philip led the company to significant improvements in performance outcomes comparable to world benchmarks, especially in licensing and start-ups. He was instrumental in introducing several innovations and productization initiatives such as the Diagnostics Development Hub and the A*StartCentral Incubator. These brought new impact to the technology transfer ecosystem in Singapore with emphasis on collaboration and joint programmes.

Philip spent 20 years with the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). In his last appointment as Brigadier General/Head Joint Logistics, he was the leading senior specialist on logistics and engineering matters to the Chief of Defence Force. Prior to this, he was Chief of Logistics in the Army, where he led the development of SAF logistics in the areas of infrastructure, re-organisation and information technology. He was also Chief of Engineering in the Army. In that role, he was responsible for the buildup and transfer of new engineering capabilities into the rank and file of the Army.
Programs : AIM-21 1

Atnahs Pharma UK, Dimitri PIMBERT
Dimitri PIMBERT Atnahs Pharma UK
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Healthcare
Born in France, but grew up in Guadeloupe Island, French Guyana, Reunion Island, Australia, Spain, I have been in Singapore for 10 years now and married with a Chinese Singaporean, we have been together for 7 years.
Studied Pharmacy in France and worked in the Healthcare industry for 18 years, in many different commercial roles from sales, marketing, SFE, BD and building and managing teams. My specialty is business set-up and turn around. I did my MBA at IE business school in Madrid, specialized in BD and entrepreneurship.
When managing teams, I always focus on helping the members take control of their thinking to properly analyze the challenge and come up to me with solutions, not problem.
I am currently working as GM for APAC for Pharmaceutical company; my mission is to optimize the current commercial platform and to drive inorganic growth via in-licensing and M&A for the whole APAC region.
My nature is quite introvert, so I had to work harder to get out of my shell. I value integrity, hard and smart work, and resilience.
What I enjoy the most in building businesses, is the process of transforming an idea into a tangible reality thanks to the effort of a team of minds and personalities.
The reason why I entered the corporate world is to understand and learn how businesses run and are built, to be able to build and run my own very soon.
I am looking for mentor to help me move the next level of my Managerial and Strategic thinking skills to outperform in my new job.
And I am also looking for a mentor to help me prepare the transition to having my own businesses.
Programs : AIM-21 1

Attley Ng
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.

Authentic Solutions LLP, David Ng
David Ng Authentic Solutions LLP
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Advertising , Consulting , Education , Healthcare , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Media , Services

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 : AIM-22-2 , AIM-22-4

Authentic Vision Pte Ltd, Munir Hasan
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.

Avakash Parsai
Avakash Parsai
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance
I am an indian citizen. Masters in computer applications. Worked in various MNCs and since 2009 have been in singapore.

All in all, I am a finance professional with around 18 years of experience in the field of consulting and project management.
Programs : MY.AIM

Avoca Advisers, Donald Chan
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

AVVANZ, KANNAN CHETTIAR
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.


Aw Kok Heng Christopher Wilfred
Aw Kok Heng Christopher Wilfred
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Consulting , Education , Learning & Development , Marketing
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AWS / Klin, Lim Xiang Yun
Lim Xiang Yun AWS / Klin
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Advertising , Education , Marketing , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Social Service
~7 years of professional experience as Editor (Digital & Print Publishing), Copywriting (PayPal), Content (Amazon Web Services), and as an independent freelancer. I also carry a MA in Literary Translation under my belt. I'm currently building up KLIN STUDIO, a social enterprise + publishing platfornm, to empower our communities through accessible mental health literacy.
Programs : AIM-21 1

AXA, Valerie Chow
Valerie Chow AXA
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Marketing , Retail , Technology
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.
Programs : AIM-21 1 , MY.AIM

Axcel Partners, Yvonne Huang
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.

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

Banta, Chusan
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 : AIM-22-1 , AIM-22-4

Banta Global Turnkey, Chng Hwang Yang
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.

Bee Tan
Bee Tan
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Education
l live in Singapore providing personal coaching for individual aspirations of the life they want and achieving goals they set with fun and pride.

Beng Hock LIM
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

Bequrio, Tanya Sarin
Tanya Sarin Bequrio
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Education , Learning & Development , Non-Profit / Philanthropy
I am an ICF certified coach (ACC) based in Singapore, specializing in self discovery & purpose-driven coaching for youth. In my 14+ years of experience in large scale education based non profits, edtech start ups & impact investment, I have designed and delivered career preparedness, personal development & leadership workshops for students, teachers, coaches, youth workers, parents and other stakeholders. I am passionate about helping others realize their passions and work in their areas of strengths.
Programs : AIM-22-2

Better Versions, Sandeep Khanna
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! 

Beverly Wee
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.

Bizwiz Partnership Limited, Robin Wong
Robin Wong Bizwiz Partnership Limited
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Education , Engineering , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Government , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Marketing , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Property , Retail , Technology
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.

The main criteria is their commitment to the program. I am most interested in leadership, entrepreneurship and business related issues.
Programs : CPM , AIM-21 1 , AIM-21 2 , AIM-21 3 , AIM-21 4 , AIM-22-1 , AIM-22-3

Bonora Consulting, Isabel Markwitz
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.

BOSC Consulting , Sheng Jie, Ni
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.

Break Out Consulting Asia, Kevin Kan
Kevin Kan Break Out Consulting Asia
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Government , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Marketing , Services , Technology
Kevin Kan is a multi-award-winning Professional Coach & business leader. He is an advocate & writer for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. With a successful career spanning over 30 years in corporate and multinational organizations, Kevin has held management consulting and senior executive management positions in organizations such as AIMIA, American Express, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, PwC Consulting, KPMG Consulting & Solution 6.

Kevin is a regular panelist and speaker at conferences and is an elected member of the 2020 International Coach Federation (ICF) Singapore Chapter Executive Committee.

Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in economics (majoring in Accounting & Information Systems) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia & a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, USA. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of CPA Australia & Singapore Human Resources Institute and is a Mentor Coach & Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed with ICF.
Programs : AIM-21 1 , AIM-21 3 , AIM-22-2

Breakthrough Business Intelligence, Suresh Jayaweera
Suresh Jayaweera Breakthrough Business Intelligence
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Advertising , Consulting , Marketing , Services
Over 20 year’s communications, marketing research and brand planning experience
working in multiple markets across Sri Lanka, Canada and Bangladesh. A very
versatile and result driven professional who easily adopts to local culture and way of
working.
Currently heading growth planning for clients at Breakthrough Business Intelligence, market research agency in Sri Lanka. Working as a consultant strategic
planner for Sarva Colombo, a leading independent communication agency in Sri
Lanka.
An alumnae of Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) and Sri Lankan prize
winner for Strategic Decision Making from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

Care Corner, Lim Charis
Lim Charis Care Corner
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Social Service
Charis graduated from the University at Buffalo (New York, United States) with a Bachelor (Hons) in Psychology. She is now working with Care Corner Singapore Ltd as a Social Work Executive with the Youth Services. She has been an active learner and contributor in the work with children and youths.

Having the desire to understand children, Charis began working as a Special Needs Education Coach in 2016 for 1.5 years. Through developing individualised programmes, Charis guided her students of diverse learning needs to develop positive communication skills and build resilience.

Charis was drawn to the mental health needs of youths and worked as a School Counsellor in 2017 for 3 years. With the principle that every individual possesses inner strengths to be discovered, Charis helped youths remake meaning of the past, rule over emotional triggers and gain awareness of their choices.

In wanting to bridge the gap between youths dreaming of a better self and becoming that better self, Charis has since began working with youths as a Social Work Executive in 2021. Using an insights-oriented approach, Charis empowered unmotivated students and youths offenders— some facing mental health and family issue — to exercise informed decisions and brave through obstacles hindering growth.

At the heart of her work, it is little about fixing problems, more about inspiring individuals to learn about themselves and inviting them to take ownership of their personal growth and dreams.

Carrie Leung
Carrie Leung
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Advertising , Marketing , Technology
A passionate business leader with over 20 years integrated marketing expertise in technology (HRtech, Fintech, Adtech), marketing and advertising industries. Holding a proven track record in driving business growth strategy, omnichannel campaigns, marketing returns, organizational leadership and transformation. Experienced leading multicultural, cross-country teams in Asia Pacific (APAC) across global leading companies and digital mobile startups, with in-market experience in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Programs : AIM-21 1

Cass
Cass
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Learning & Development
Multifaceted, performance-driven and goal-oriented banking professional and entrepreneur with wide-ranging experience in Banking & Finance, , Executive , Leadership, Mental Toughness & EQ
Coaching/Consulting/Facilitation/Accessor, Wellness, Fitness and Peak Performance Coaching, Leadership Management, People Management, Sales Leadership and Management, Business Development, Cash & Treasury
Management, as well as Project Management, Consulting and Account Relations within Banking & Consulting industries. Armed with exceptional leadership, interpersonal and problem-solving skills in generating new business, strategy and solutions for various clients. Adept at bringing positive change and transformation to business , clients
in all domains of their life and performance, driving company strategy, solutions, change and profitability by overseeing transformation processes, sales processes; developing account plans; and coordinating with all levels of professionals, including C-suites to secure positive outcomes. Articulate communicator; multilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese languages.

Castles Can Fly, Alvin Lee
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

Catalyst Connector Pte Ltd , Felix Lee
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.

CENTRE OF GRAVITY, Dilip Shankar
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
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.

Charterhouse  , Patricia Tan
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.

Chew Kok Liang
Chew Kok Liang
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Construction , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Oil & Gas , Other
A unique mix of local and international education, multi-jurisdiction professional qualifications, international post qualification experience, international relationship management, business development experience, lectures and publications, experience of Asian and Middle East business practices and cultures, management experience and leadership (both civil and military) ability, shows the drive, motivation and commitment that I possess.