Insights on Early Childhood Development

Discovery+ is a series of online industry panels which give students the chance to interact with working professionals and learn about the careers they aspire to enter. These panels provide youths and working professionals with the opportunity to better understand industry trends, hear first-hand perspectives from industry professionals, and gain valuable advice on entering or navigating these industries.
On 4 May 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Early Childhood Development, the 57th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included: Sum Chee Wah (Moderator), Associate Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Advisor, Pre-school Education, Early Childhood Development Agency; Cynthia Leow, Director, Policy & Sector Funding 1 and Corporate Development & Services, Early Childhood Development Agency; Dianne Swee-Seet, ECDA Fellow; Pillar Head, Early Childhood Development Centres, Anglican Preschool Services and Principal, The Ascension Kindergarten; Kartini Bte Sudirman, Lead Mentor Teacher, PCF Sparkletots Preschool; Mohammad Aizat Bin Hashim, Principal, Mosaic Preschool. Below are some key points shared during the session:

Conversations with Yvonne Yap

Yvonne Yap is the Business Lead for Digital Healthcare & Insights at Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific. As a highly self-motivated and articulate team player, Yvonne strives to bring about significant contributions to society, particularly in bringing healthcare access to developing markets across the region. She has also developed a strong track record of driving private public partnerships, particularly in the healthcare industry…

Conversations with Lee Bing Yi

Lee Bing Yi is a Director at PwC Singapore’s Financial Services Assurance practice. He is also part of the firm’s Sustainability and Climate Change team and leads its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions for the financial services sector. He specialises in sustainability assurance, strategy, climate risk management and reporting. In this article, he sheds light on his professional growth and what it means to take charge of one’s career…

Conversations with Eric Sim

From helping his father sell prawn noodles at the hawker centre to scaling the peaks of investment banking as a Managing Director at UBS, Mr Eric Sim unveils networking tips he has picked up, and provides insights on advancing one’s career. Sim founded Institute of Life with the mission of helping young professionals achieve success at work and in life. Among his many achievements, he is a finance professor teaching at top universities around the world and boasts a massive following on LinkedIn. A newly minted author, his book ‘Small Actions’ gained rave reviews, and in May 2022, was nominated for the Business Book Awards in London…

Conversations with Kenneth Tan

Kenneth Tan is a Marketing Category Manager in DBS Bank, where he leads the marketing procurement team in liaising with advertisers, publishers and event-organisers. He is also the co-founder of two very successful small businesses, PramShare and PramWash, which are the first premium stroller rental and washing companies respectively in the ASEAN region. Prior to this, he has over 10 years of experience in the marketing and procurement sector in Schlumberger and PropNex. In this article, Kenneth shares about his experience working in these various roles…

Insights on MHA

Experience+ is a series of online learning journeys and industry visits that give students the chance to virtually visit workplaces, speak directly with working professionals, and learn about organisations that they aspire to join.
On 26 February 2022, Advisory hosted Experience+: MHA, where participants had the opportunity to network with MHA civilian officers and learn more about civilian generalist and specialist careers in MHA. We were privileged to have heard from Ng Siew Hua, Deputy Director, Policy Development Division, Ministry HQ; Jase Khoo, Head, Specialist Development, Commercial Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force; Linda Teo, Assistant Director, Analytics Research & Technology Development Division, Police Intelligence Division, Singapore Police Force; ‘Jacob’, Research Analyst, Internal Security Department; Rachel Tan, Data Scientist, HTX (Home Team Science & Technology Agency). Our selected participants included students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in a career in MHA.
Below are some key points shared during the session…

Conversations with Steven Liew

As a law graduate of NUS, Steven Liew began his career at esteemed law firm Baker & McKenzie, acquiring extensive experience in intellectual property law. His highly regarded expertise in the field has seen him take up positions in established multinational corporations, ranging from Louis Vuitton to eBay. He subsequently made a shift from legal work towards consulting and public policy, where he is presently Director of Public Policy for the Asia Pacific region at Airbnb. Notably, he has founded various venture capital firms, largely investing in technology start-ups. In this interview, he shares valuable insights pertaining to the fields of law, consulting, and entrepreneurship, his forthright views on what young people need to succeed in today’s day and age, and candid advice on career aspirations…

Insights on Legal

On 7 June 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Legal, the 59th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included:

Meryl Koh (Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution, Drew and Napier) – Moderator
Andrew Wong (Product Manager, Innovation & KM Solutions, Dentons Rodyk)
Hannah Lim (Head of Rule of Law and Emerging Markets, Lexis Nexis)
Sheila Ng (Partner, Restructuring and Insolvency, Rajah & Tann)
Simon Schmeing (Transformation Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright)…

Conversations with Chua Ee Chien

No stranger to the world of fintech, investments, and start-ups, Mr Ee Chien Chua currently heads the Business Development & Partnerships arm of Endowus, a digital investment advisor and solutions provider in Singapore. Managing strategic cooperations between businesses, Ee Chien empowers employees and employers alike on financial planning and investments. With his prior experience spanning storied institutions like Goldman Sachs and unicorn start-ups such as Uber and a company, Ee Chien knows what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive environment. Apart from his career in finance, Ee Chien also runs Whimsical Inc., an F&B group that runs Jekyll and Hyde, graft and Operation Dagger…