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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.

Eric Zhang Talentlink
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Education
I lead and designed many programs which help placed 500+ students for oversea internship by partnering with 100+ companies from all over the world. We also organized career training camps, university campus talks, free webinars, and study tour programs to help students enhance their horizon and also their awareness as a global citizen.

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

Abdurrasheed Abdurrasheed Universiti Teknologi Petronas
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Education , Engineering
Abdurrasheed Sa’id Abdurrasheed is a Postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He has a strong interest in applying computational modelling to solve water-related problems. His current research focuses on the development of numerical techniques to study the flow pattern and hydraulic characteristics through modular channels for application in BIOECODS. His master’s degree was in the field of hydraulics and engineering hydrology from the Department of Water resources and environmental engineering. Currently a lecturer II at the Department of Civil Engineering of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Vanda Phua
Occupation : Senior Management
I am keen to help others in their personal growth and journey. I believe if one has access to guidance and objective perspectives from various people, they can achieve their goals and so much more. I have worked in financial services throughout my career, a predominantly male- dominated environment as an Asian female. I have a seven year old boy.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Bernard Wong Vistage Asia Connect
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Healthcare , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Marketing , Oil & Gas , Sustainability , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
With 36 years in the petroleum and chemicals industry in Mobil, BP and Lubrizol, Bernard focused on Asia Pacific and was based in China for 19 years from 1999 to July 2018.

Currently, Bernard is Chair/CEO Coach for Vistage Asia Connect, private advisory boards for CEOs, executives and business owners. He is also an executive coach with Marshall Goldsmith Coaching.
Bernard is also senior advisor/operating director for Hafnium Hafaway, a PE investment & advisory. He is the Chairman of Fermatics, an A*Star and Hafnium co-venture to develop active ingredients for cosmetics & life science sector.

Prior to that, Bernard was Asia Pacific head for The Lubrizol Corporation, a US specialty chemicals company and a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. He led Lubrizol Advanced Materials from 2008; in 2015, his responsibilities expanded to include Lubrizol Additives. He also served as a board member in a Japanese CPVC joint venture with Sekisui. Bernard retired from Lubrizol in July 2018.

In 2000, Bernard was general manager for China BP-Castrol Lubricants where he successfully turned around the business. In end 2002, he moved to form and was the first general manager for BP-Sinopec retail joint venture in Zhejiang province till March 2007 when he rejoined Lubrizol. He also served as a board member in this joint venture.

Bernard earned his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, UK in 1981. In 2014, he gained his executive MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Erika Widury SPARK Vitasoy International (SEA, Europe, Middle East)
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Food & Beverage , Logistics , Manufacturing , Marketing , Retail , Wholesale
I am a well-rounded professional with 20 years of experiences in Consumer Product industry with a proven track record of success in commercial strategy, innovation creation, new products launch and international business expansion within the region of APAC, Europe, and Middle East. Before my current job at Vitasoy, I worked for several multinational companies like Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark, Kao and Philip Morris.

I am a motivating Leader who believes in coaching individuals and talents to success. Culturally savvy, leads international teams in different geographies to deliver an exceptional business result.

Mentoring is my passion. I've been mentored young students and professionals in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to prepare them to succeed in their workplace. I also teach students money management on financial workshop.

I am a mother of 12 yo boy who has ADHD and very athletic. He love basketball and skateboard/scooter. Together with SPARK (Society for the Promotion of ADHD Research and Knowledge), recently I am involved in one of Series program for children age 11-14 about cat knowledge and stray cats in Singapore to build children's empathy.

Health and wellness is also my interest. I love nature, together with my son we love exploring park/forest in Singapore as well as in other countries. My favorite sports are yoga, boxing and diving. I practice meditation and start in January 2021 I teach my son for mediate. I like enjoying sound bath meditation which is excellent for managing stress and improving my overall wellbeing.

Programs : AIM-21 1

Jose Maria Bustos VMA Pte Ltd (Visual Merchandising Asia)
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Marketing , Retail
Have run my own creative consultancy for 28 years, I'm a 50 year partitioner of meditation. Is a 35 year student of ‘A Course In Miracles’, Has studied Vedanta with the Chimayananda Mission Trust, Reiki (level 3) with Master Chua Ai Mie in Singapore as well as having spent 7 years volunteering at Children’s trauma centers in the USA.

I'm also a 34 year member of a number to 12 step programs and for 5 years facilitated a 12 step prison program at KBC prison, Singapore

John Camp VoiceFoundry
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Engineering , Services , Technology , Telecom
I'm from a working class background in Manchester and left the UK and a large family when I finished university and move to Australia. From a work perspective I spent most of my time working in and our technology and outsourcing in lots of different roles. These ranged from a business analyst, project manager, consultant, pre-sales consultant, partner director (in the US) and then responsible for market expansion into ASEAN. This role was via a startup that was launch approximately 5 years ago. Most of my experience is around contact centre technology/AI/ML and I'm not so much a technologist as CX person focused on technology. I'm now living in Singapore and have been here for two and a half years. I love the food, the melting pot of cultures and the food (did I mention the food?)
Programs : UNACOV 2

William Anthony
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Having been inducted through conventional post-graduate education in business at the University of Newcastle, Australia & having gone thru an unorthodox enterprise education at Excellerated Business Schools, Bali, Indonesia, my personal learning curve increased exponentially. Originally trained as an Accountant moved on to work as a sales director for an Italian consortium focusing on high-end fashion. Later migrated to director sales and marketing, for a US based seminar and training company, my exposure to training and entrepreneurship excellerated and also was responsible for sales and event management in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Having over 44 years of professional experience in the fields of corporate finance, management, sales and marketing was unhappy with the job environment and making ends meet.

Wealth predominantly belongs to the owner of a business, as a business is basically an asset. An asset puts money in your pocket while liability takes money out of your pocket. With this revelation, I tried building a start-up traditional business thrice but failed miserably.

I knew the only way to create wealth was to build a business and in October 2002, my nephew, a practising lawyer, introduced me to an e-commerce business. I was sceptical at first but did 3 months of research while pursuing my Masters of Business that helped me clarify and understand the differences between a traditional and non-traditional business. The research I collated was mind-boggling, as I found out that the e-commerce business was a growing industry. In the process, I stumbled upon my current mentor Kankan & Samina Bhattacharya from the US, New Jersey, retired in their 30s and they have been a blessing in my life for the past 18 years, coaching and mentoring me and my team. We are now paying it forward.


Yen-Lu Chow (WholeTree)
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Education , Healthcare , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Social Service , Sustainability , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Yen-Lu Chow. Executive Chairman, WholeTree Foundation; Co-Founder and Director, Asia Institute of Mentoring; Chairman, Singapore Creations; Founding Partner, Fatfish MediaLab; Executive Mentor, YSI SEA; and founder of the Deep Human Movement. He is a former Apple Distinguished Technologist, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor and advisor, social innovator and humanist. With the launch of his family foundation and other social impact initiatives, Yen-Lu devotes his time serving both society and the nation in his various capacities. He is on a life mission to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just and sustainable world.
Programs : AIM

Yew Kiin Kong
Educator, Entrepreneur, Father of 4 lovely kids & Husband to 1 beautiful wife.
Realizing that my mission is to put dreams back into the world, one person at a time, my whole life literally changed.
As the co-founder of Advo Education Centre, a multi-million dollar company in the education industry of Singapore, we have impacted thousands of individuals, by educating the young through Academic Coaching, which is a fusion of Life-skills and Academics. I have mentored and transformed students' grades from F9 in Prelims to Distinction in their final year examinations in just 1 month.

CHAN Hock Lye YouM Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Construction , Consulting , Education , Engineering , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Oil & Gas
Recently transited from 30 years in corporate leadership to volunteering and start-ups, I'm enjoying giving higher priority to my family, self-discovery, and doing what I feel needed to be done in the areas of supporting the individual becoming a better version of them and more resilient.
Programs : AIM-21 2

Zhongdong Yang
I am an experienced IT leader with over 20 years’ experience MNC, experienced in managing regional IT initiatives cross the APAC region on different system, languages and currencies.


AIM-21 Mentors

Matthieu PERE SAFRAN ED Services Asia
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Aviation / Space
I m graduated from Aerospace and Finance, with a Bachelor, and a Master degrees. i have been working in FRANCE for 10 years and moved to Singapore more than 10 years ago. I spent much more time overseas than in FRANCE, and has a career path in the Company, up to a CEO position, where i a m now. All along the journey, i have been careful to have sponsors, mentors, who could/can help me toward the experiences, and i m happy now if I can give back more with the youngest generations, and especially nowadays, with the COVID-19 has revamped many businesses, careers etc. I also consider that supporting mentee, will help to improve myself.
Programs : CPM , AIM CPM Practicum 2021 June