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Rene Kaddouch
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Services
I am a member of the Paris Bar since 2003, practicing mainly in mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital. I am graduated with a PhD in French corporate law (Thesis relating to “the voting right of shareholders”)

I have published numerous articles in corporate law in French legal reviews and economics newspapers in connection with my areas of practice.

I was trained and had worked in prominent international firms in Paris.

I am a foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Eldon Teng Retired and Self Employed
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Engineering , Manufacturing , Marketing , Technology
Eldon Teng is currently a mentor/investor in start up companies. He returned to SINGAPORE in 2020 after spending 17 years in China. Prior to his repatriation, he was the CEO and a member of board of directors of Lierda , a Chinese local company , where he spent 9 years transforming the company from a electronic component distributor to a company that designs and manufactures wireless modules/systems needed in IOT industry in China. He also lead the company’s public listing in China. Prior to joining Lierda, Eldon was with Texas Instruments for 25 years holding different positions in various countries. Beginning as a factory engineer in Singapore to project engineer, quality engineering manager , product marketing manger/director, business unit GM and VP of Texas Instruments Asia based in Taipei and eventually Business development director based in Shanghai. Eldon has extensive management experience in IC design and manufacturing, electronic modules design and manufacturing, product quality management , product marketing , sales operations, business development , business transformation and business P&L .

Rika Dwi Laksanti
Occupation : Senior Management
I am Indonesian living in Singapore and currently working for Singapore airlines for 22 years.
I have a passion to help others. Being of service to others is my purpose and gives meaning to why we are here on earth to help connect and give guidance for those in need. Life experience is something we can not get from school. It’s the experience that helps us grow and to be who we are.
All I can say about myself is I am here to help In whatever I can and the best possible way. We all need love and unite together that they don’t feel alone on this journey and someone really do understand and cares for them. I have loads of life experiences that can not be put in paper or qualifications. It all starts from the heart and I am of service to humanity is all that I can say about my short bio.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Dimple Sanghi RiseAbove
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Education , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Healthcare , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Retail , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Your first step is when you decide to be a volunteer and "give back" to the society, but we all are always wondering is it enough? Can I do more? How do I measure the impact I am making with my volunteering? You can talk to me, I am an Impact Coach and I will help you achieve more within the resources you have and will help you to strive better and RiseAbove. Coaching Social Entrepreneurs and Volunteers is my way of giving back to the society. I am also an Executive Coach and Parenting Coach and I use many tools which can help you be a better Entrepreneur and Parent. Same facts different perspective.

Sailesh Thanki
A senior professional with years of experience in reputed organizations across diverse roles in the organizational hierarchy including Account management, Technical support Operations, Project and Team management.

Sam Neo
Sam Neo is currently a founder of 2 start-ups. The first being People Mentality Inc, one of APAC's top 10 HR and Employer Branding consultancy firm that helps organizations become an Employer of Choice while his recent venture, Stories of Asia, a story-tech platform that was set up to empower the Asian community with a voice through storytelling.

Sam is an HR professional with accelerated experience in market-leading companies such as Keppel Corporation and Changi Airport Group. His burning passion for HR has seen him take on a diverse range of roles in areas of Employer Branding, Talent Management, Business Partnership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement among others.

As a trusted advisor, he has worked with leaders in various large and reputable organizations such as Samsung, L’Oreal, Prudential, Diageo, Singtel Group, Under Armour, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ING Bank, RB, Jurong Port and more.

Besides securing MOM's National Human Resource Scholarship in 2011, Sam's contributions in the HR community were also recognized and in turn, awarded as one of the HR Rising Stars in 2016.

As a millennial HR thought leader, he is regularly invited to deliver keynotes at conferences globally. In addition, Sam has also been invited to share his insights as an HR and Millennial expert on national TV and radio channels as well as being featured on major publications such as The Business Times and Straits Times.

Finally, Sam was also most recently co-opted as the youngest council member of the Singapore Human Resources Institute to transform its brand image and drive membership.

San Min
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Other , Social Service , Wholesale
Been a man of honesty and integrity, ables me to resolve and adapt to changes to my environment quickly.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Santosh Kumar
Nothing gives me more meaning and fulfilment than nurturing individuals and organizations to blossom to their whole and best versions of their selves.

As a brand strategist and culture coach, I look at the intersection between corporate culture, branding, strategy, wellness, innovation and futures.

I am fascinated with themes such as spiritual wisdom in the workplace, conscious capitalism and healing organizations. I am passionate about yoga, meditation, poetry, sermons, tales of missionaries and ancient wisdom.

Andrei Popescu SCX Holdings
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Co-Founder of COSS.IO & SCX Holdings and Seasoned FinTech/Blockchain Tech Start-Ups Investor/Advisor.
Vision-driven entrepreneur/executive with career-long record of business growth and innovation.
Andrei helped in building great companies in Singapore, Austria, Italy and Romania with extraordinary people, while seeking continuous intellectual stimulation through a broad set of experiences in dynamic, challenging, and high-intensity environments. He has been engaged on helping organizations that evolve in challenging markets to break down the barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential, which operate in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, China and Asia-Pacific.
Andrei is an active participant in the FinTech sphere, Crypto & Alternative Assets Class Ecosystems and the Blockchain/DLT communities in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA; who attends meetups regularly, speaks at the conferences and advises on Blockchain/DLT/IoT/AI/Alternative Investments & FinTech Projects.
As an Alternative Asset Class management, Andrei is bridging new FinTech instruments, with traditional world’s best corporate and institutional investors, where alternative FinTech assets are still in an early, immature, evolving stage of their existence.
Andrei believes that the introduction of Alternative FinTech Assets into the financial services sector, will not only stabilize the investment landscape, but will radically disrupt old-school ways of the financial world.
Thanks to the increasing offer of FinTech solutions, the segment of alternative investments is opening up the trading sphere to assets that, until now, could not be traded quickly and easily, also will enable us to create faster and more cost-effective financial instruments.

Ellen Lee Self-employed
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Education , Finance/Insurance
I am a simple individual who are striving to be a counsellor and mentor and I hope, in time, I can show and learn from others that life is about acceptance, including self-acceptance.

Vicki Ling Sense of Arts
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Human Resource , Manufacturing , Retail , Social Service , Wholesale
I have been working as Secretary/Personal Assistant for more the 25 years. Everyday is a learning day. I obtain the postgraduate diploma in HR and organizational psychology in 2012 and would like to put it in practice to benefit more people.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Natasha Dalmia Sequoia Group
Occupation : Executive
"Natasha Dalmia is an Author, Global Leadership Facilitator & Executive Coach, who values conscious living, creative practicing, and designing relevant practices for individuals, teams, stakeholders and organisations. She is a practitioner in the field of paradigm shifting ways on organisational unlearning/learning, contemplative leading and conscious living.

She enjoys balancing her work as a Principal Consultant from Sequoia Group, Singapore, along with her interests in coaching and mindfulness for healthy mindsets, practising Yoga and Aikido for a healthy body, and writing for healthy expressions as a practitioner and thought leader.

Natasha published her first book, 'Practice of Satsang PS: Conscious Living' in 2014 on a series of short stories of protagonists from across cultures, written as 'Letters to the Grandchildren'. As a mother in 2019, Natasha is committed to support parents in their professional pursuits of excellence, with personal well-being at the core.

She volunteers avidly, supporting causes she believes in, with her skills and contributing to international conferences and communities for emergent growth.

Natasha is from Darjeeling district in India, and believes home to be in many conscious communities across the globe. "
Programs : UNACOV 1

Beni Sia Service Source
Occupation : Senior Management
Based in Singapore, Beni manages the APJ region's client relationships, process strategy and sales management teams. He's also responsible for expansion of global engagements, the APJ region Profit & Loss(P&L) and serves as executive sponsor of key accounts.

With more than two decades of experience leading enterprise technology vendors, Beni has extensive experience driving growth, transformation and innovation for customers and partners across the APJ region. Most recently, he was Vice President, APJ at Broadcom. In his previous roles, he held sales leadership and management positions with Juniper Networks, Dimension Data and Cabletron Systems.

Sherlyn Aw
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Aviation / Space , Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Learning & Development , Other , Property , Services
Associate Senior District Director at Huttons Asia Pte Ltd for 12 years committed to helping people achieve their desired property portfolio. CEO of Happy Home Guru that advocates bliss in homes so that kids are empowered to reach their true potential.

I am interested in helping parents and also kids/children or youth to have growth mindset and also if they have anxiety, anger or unhappy issues and need to learn how to be calm to deal with every changing adversities
Programs : CPM , AIM-21 1

Shilpa Thakker
A culinary passionate food manager who has had a versatile and multifaceted 20 year career in the global food industry from Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies to Popular Quick Serve Restaurant Chains. Love for innovation, science and anything food has been the cornerstone for my success.

Salman Bokhari Sidrapex Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Hands-on facilitation in building profitable, sustainable business units, speeding development, and navigating evolving market situations. Identifies opportunities, exploits key business drivers, and introduces solutions to deliver competitive advantage and shareholder value. Leverages established network and negotiations skills to access 3rd party resources.
-Passionately creates competitive advantage and market share gains for internationally-driven & regional companies in startup, turnaround, and growth environments. Proven expertise in formulating lean operations and executing market-winning strategies
- Drives above-average growth and profitability by re-positioning businesses, establishing strategic alliances and licensing agreements, building high-performance teams. Reorganizes distribution channels
- International Manager & Strong Networker combining Eastern cultural sensitivity with Western business practices to accelerate growth while ensuring integrity. Extensive background in fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern markets
- Fundraising, turnarounds & transformations
- Languages: Fluent English, German/Swiss German, and Hindi/Urdu; elementary French and Bahasa Indonesia

Chinh Siemens Pte Ltd
Occupation : Senior Management
Experienced HR Professional with a demonstrated working history in the tech industry - electrification, automation and digitalization, strongly skilled in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Training & Education, Strength-Based Coaching, Career Coaching, HR partnership and change management. I am passionate about people, helping others learn and develop. Value creation is my belief in my daily interaction with business and clients.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Aileen Sim Simplified Product Consulting
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Ex-startup founder and Product leader, currently the founder of Simplified Product Consulting. Worked with tech startups across Singapore, Silicon Valley, London, China the last 15 years. Passionate about helping build great teams and companies and enabling people to lead their best lives through teaching/coaching/mentoring, connecting people and ideas, as well as creation.

I love teaching/coaching/mentoring - from tutoring high school students when I was 18, to being a teaching assistant in university, coaching my teams, and mentoring other students and entrepreneurs.
Programs : UNACOV 2 , UNACOV 1

Steven Khoo Singapore Airlines Ltd
Occupation : Professional
I have been in the Aviation industry for over 40 years primarily as an aviator going through the ranks as a junior pilot to right now where I have retired last year with one of the most renown airline in the world for safety, security and service. Through the years I have engaged myself in many different roles made available to me in my career progression. Many seniors and mentors were present to show, guide and affirm what I had to do, albeit, right or wrong. After all those years, with my expertise in aviation, safety and human factors, I would like to find opportunities to contribute back to help or guide anyone in need, just like me when I stepped up my ladder. My full bio is on my LinkedIn profile.

Edward Tay Sistema Asia Capital
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Established angel investor with deep corporate background and entreprenuership. Volunteer in Singapore Red Cross, Singapore Children Society and public libraries.


Harris Yang Softbank Ventures Asia
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Venture Capital / Private Equity
Part of Softbank Ventures Asia Southeast Asia team in Singapore, responsible for sourcing, execution and management of our portfolios in region. Prior to that, I worked at Goldman Sachs, advising technology companies in Southeast Asia on their fundraising, M&A and capital market transactions. Korean-born, spent most of my life in Indonesia, fluent in English/Korean/Indonesian. Educated in UC Berkeley

Srikanth Chandrashekhar
Human Resources Leader

Anuj Jain Startup-O PTE Ltd.
Occupation : Business owner / Director
"I am passionate about scaling ventures & enabling deserving entrepreneurs, I specialize in driving business growth across diverse markets in Asia. Over 20+ years of hands-on experience across 14 Asian countries in the 'Go-To-Market' strategy & execution domain.

At present, I am the Co-Founder & CEO of my STARTUP-O which is South East Asia’s largest platform for startup assessments, investment & venture building. The platform has also established a global participation footprint across founders, partners & experts from across 40+ countries since its inception in 2016."
Programs : UNACOV 2

Joshua Lim ST Engineering Innosparks
Occupation : Senior Management
Across his roles, Joshua amassed experience in healthcare innovation, grant application, startup founding, fund raising and overseas market launch. He would like to give back by mentoring and helping others avoid pitfalls and chart the optimum path forward for his mentees.

Steven Ong
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Steven is the MD of ForwardLeap Training Lab as well as Co-V Coworking. He had been the MD of a coworking space operator; MD of an early-stage VC; CEO of an industry association with over 2,000 active professional members and CMO of a regional corporate training and business consultancy company. Besides mentoring start-ups, Steven had been invited to judge many pitching events. He is a Start-up Mentor with Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and TRIVE Next50 initiative. Steven is a regional speaker and trainer on Youth Entrepreneurship in SDGs. Recently, he had been appointed by International Youth Society as the Country Director (Singapore), VP of Young Entrepreneurs Society (SG) and ASEAN Director/Advisor to O-YES Global Foundation. He is also a mentor with Deep Tech accelerator, AlgoStars.
Programs : UNACOV 2

KS Chak Stream Global
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Chak is a Managing Partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd and was the President of the Singapore Computer Society, a professional body with 40,000-strong membership. He has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry for more than 30 years. His passion in building and nurturing organisations led him to collaborate with several prominent individuals to start Stream Global Pte. Ltd. Stream Global is a local “Venture Catalyst” who’s main objective is to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and assist them in realising their potential
Programs : UNACOV 2

Anis Husani SunPower Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Occupation : Senior Management
I am actively volunteering on several issues that are close to my heart:
1. I assist local community (small business owners) at my workplace and help them have business opportunities by setting up a counter in out organization to feature their products.
2. I volunteer at Befrienders (similar to Samaritans) and help people that seek emotional support and with suicidal thoughts on variety of subject matter. Now I am extending the services via Zoom as callers find it easier to seek help this way. On average I spend 12-15 hours a month helping the callers.
3. Besides helping employees `find' themselves career wise, I also look at enhancing their self development and leadership skills which will help them their day to day work.

Rendy Tan Ravi SyncFlow LLP
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Learning & Development , Sustainability
Rendy Tan Ravi, the Founder of the SyncFlow. Software Engineer by training. IT Manager turned entrepreneur and Yoga instructor by the spiritual name of Ravi, since 2009. In May'18 he committed to filling the awareness gap in society starting with ourselves. That seeded the work on SyncFlow, a unified energy practice that goes beyond religion. SyncFlow leverage on Nature, the most profound Ecosystem on the planet with the influence by a diverse group of leaders from Business, Education, Arts, Martial Arts, Coaches, Psychotherapist, Scientists, Inventors, Futurist, and Spiritual Teachers.
From Feb 2020, SyncFlow has taken on a global journey with GoGLOBAL Business School™️, onboard their TrainOpreneur™️ platform, joining hands with their online platform – Global Sparks. Mr Rendy Ravi has created online products, and through their online series, he has shared the stage with some of the whose-who in the global transformation industry to empower more people globally.

Recently he was named Top 100 Transformation Leaders who have impacted the lives of people in Asia recognised by GoGLOBAL Business School™️, Singapore, a wholly-owned entity of SHINE GoGLOBAL Ltd. He shared the virtual stage with the CEO of Money and You, Dame Doria DC Cordova. Among his coachees are Mrs Singapore Asia Pacific 2019, coaches in other verticals, executives in MNCs, start-up founders, etc.

His work is inspired by studies from MIT Presencing Institute, Unified Physics and his transformation journey and practices.

His mission to reach the world population of 8.5 Billion in 2050 with SyncFlow Zone
SyncFlow goes beyond the self. We have an ambitious mission and vision, 100,000 SyncFlow Gurus working towards bringing balance to the ecology and sustainability of our next generation.

Tan Marcus
Occupation : Business owner / Director
I am interesting to help and mentor young startups, on theri challenges in busienss, relationships especially in the new world of technology as I have been a business builder for the last 30 years

Louise Phua Thallo Partners
Authoress of the book series Myrita, Ethnographer, Talent Coach and I am a Learning Designer. I help organisations, educational institutions and individuals design and develop multi-modal learning solutions.

As a Learning Designer, I adopt a holistic and integrated approach to adult learning based on the Three Dimensions of Learning (Illeris, 2008). I am involved in curriculum and instructional design for learning projects targeted at young adults, mid-career professionals and elderly learners. My recent clients include Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Tourism Board.

As a talent coach for global citizens and international nomads in life and work transitions, I thrive in people development. Together with my clients, I help individuals and organisations to construct and realise their future selves.

When I published my first booklet, Myrita, in 2019, I received overwhelming encouragement from friends, family, and peers. Myrita is inspired by the Spanish name Rita, which means ‘pearl’. Myrita is a space to pause, ponder, and prosper about life projects and new priorities. This series of booklets is designed to help readers explore, experiment, and expand their lives, therefore finding their own pearls of wisdom.

At the heart of it, I relish the personal story of how each earthling overcomes obstacles and becomes slightly better version of oneself.

Georgina Chin The Counselling Clinic.sg
Founder and Director of The Counselling Clinic. 25 years of counselling, coaching and development experience. Worked with partners such as DBS, Schlumberger, IKEA and the Ministry of Education. I am an Associate Mediator of the Singapore State Courts helping to resolve disputes.
Self-published author and photographer of 'Birds in my Backyard', a photo journal of my journey as a bird watcher.
Programs : UNACOV 1

Jamie Lee The Kind Friend
Occupation : Entrepreneur
I'm the co-founder of The Kind Friend, a wellness company that aims to help people live a more purposeful life by offering uplifting content and well-being journals. We partner up with movements like The Kindness Movement Singapore and leaders across the globe to promote mental well-being and self-care.

Previously, I was the regional partnerships lead at Carousell and founded two education businesses in Australia. Throughout my professional journey, I’m honoured that I have been bestowed with accolades like 30Under30 Anthill Young Entrepreneur Award, WYSE Global Youth Best Work Experience Provider, Australia's Favourite EduTech Startup and ASG Inspirational Teaching Award.

In the notion of giving back to society, I hope to continue to have the opportunity to mentor the younger generation and do advocacy work for women.
Programs : UNACOV 3 , UNACOV 2

Toh Kian Beng
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Food & Beverage , Government , Non-Profit / Philanthropy
Having a childhood in one of the last few kampungs in Singapore, Kian Beng values simplicity in his life. Kindness and gratitude are the values that have been guiding him and eventually leads him to devote a huge part of his time to serve others. A volunteer at heart, Kian Beng has been volunteering in various areas for the past 20 years; mentoring disadvantaged youths, seniors, sharing photography with special needs individuals, facilitating conversations, and more recently on food loss issues. His volunteering journey has also brought him to several developing countries such as Myanmar, The Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.
Kian Beng believes that having authentic conversations in our daily lives is important in the forging of meaningful relationships, both with others and more importantly with our inner-self. A firm believer of conscious reflection, he has since gone into motivating others around him to explore into various triggering modes of service cum learning.

In the social sector, Kian Beng has been an passionate and active volunteer for more than 15 years and conducted numerous trainings for volunteers. His experience includes facilitation of group discussions & conversations and designing of training materials for volunteers.
After more than 10 years of career in SCDF, he has just started his entrepreneurial journey with a new humble cafe and a social enterprise working on food loss issues.
Programs : CPM

Navtej Singh (“Naffi”) Top Luxe Consultants Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Naffi, Co-Founder & Director of Tagit, started Tagit Mobile to bring innovative applications to traditional consumer businesses such as banking, travel and entertainment. He is a serial entrepreneur with over forty years of experience in building new brick and mortar and IT businesses and has mentored budding entrepreneurs at INSEAD business school, where he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence for ten years.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Aparna Bhatnagar Saxena TORAJAMELO
Occupation : Business owner / Director
I am someone who believes that we are generally in a position to give back and pay it forward. I was a raised a feminist by feminist parents and had the privilege of equal opportunity in my childhood. That has shaped who I am and my life choices have been based on where I can take up something challenging and add value to it. This outlook towards learning has taken me to 4 countries in my working life. I am ardent supporter for causes related to women, children, education, future of food and environment. I am proud a Feminist and passionately want to make the world better for the next generation.

Shillina Phua Touchline Training & Services
Occupation : Executive
Shillina is an advocate of nurturing touch, she believes no human being can strive without it, nurturing touch nourish and heals the mind, body and soul.

Shillina works with parents to introduce nurturing touch to their babies, toddlers, tween and teen. She is a Living Value educator, she also trains adults and seniors to promote and implement wellbeing programme for healthy living. In her training, she helps her participants to understand the underlying cause of stress and tension and working on their prevailing aches and pains.

Nurturing touch – connecting hearts.

Sebastien Baert Transformational Lenses
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Finance/Insurance , Learning & Development , Venture Capital / Private Equity
After more than 15 years in finance, in France and Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei), I specialized in coaching executives and their team.

I started my career as a legal manager at Sanofi before joining BNP Paribas as an investment banker. In 2010, I decided to settle in Singapore, where I pursued activities in M&A, and I sponsored in several startups in the field of health and technologies (Efficentres, Mindfi).

Since 2017, with my business experience and excellent academic training (INSEAD, Churchill College), I have dedicated myself to supporting leaders who wish to develop a systemic approach to their role as decision-makers and their organization. Alongside being a business partner to my clients, I aim at building up a reflective partnership to support them in becoming more self-aware and impactful team leaders or managers.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Tricia Tan
Integrative Mental Health Coach
Previously from the public education & health sector, I have more than 20 years of mentoring, teaching, counselling & coaching experience with youths and parents from different socio-economic & cultural backgrounds.

I worked on multi-agency mental health programmes & also served as volunteer mentor at the Singapore Boys’ Home and Girls’ Homes.

Tuck Khiong Boey
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Consulting , Education , Food & Beverage , Human Resource , Learning & Development
BOEY Tuck Khiong has extensive experience in hospitality, human resource, education and SMEs businesses over a career spanning more than 30 years. Boey have helped several businesses grow from less than 10 people to over a hundred. Boey has more than 15 years of experience working with founders and leaders of SMEs transforming their businesses.

Boey now coaches and train SME owners, leaders, executives and ambitious individuals to unlock their potential to grow their businesses and careers. Boey uses practical approaches honed by decades of experience, gain deep insights about the person to tailor a customised plan and help them discover the most effective path to success. He is also an adjunct lecturer at SHATEC Institue, Singapore.

Boey is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach.
Programs : CPM , AIM-21 1