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…

Conversations with Oomar Paurobally

Oomar Paurobally is the Director of Restaurant and Bars Operations at IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Southeast Asia and Korea. In this article, he sheds light on his career and educational journey, shares his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, and provides some invaluable advice for students looking to kick-start their careers, both within and outside the hospitality industry.

Insights on Travel

On 1 March 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Travel, the 53th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included: Shi’Ai Liang (Moderator): Director, Hotel Development, Asia Pacific, Marriott International; Chevon Low: Head of Advocacy and Policy Media, Asia Pacific; Kenji Soh: Director, APAC Travel, Bain & Company; Teo Pok Yih: Independent Consultant and Entrepreneur, Tourism Solutions International & 1000Meetings

Conversations with Dorcas Chng

Dorcas Chng is the Director for Human Capital Management for PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. She oversees PARKROYAL’s Human Resource functions, focusing on talent management as well as the resourcing and hiring processes. In this interview, she shares her diverse career experiences, from her background in hospitals to her current role in the hospitality and tourism industry. Dorcas also shares insightful and tangible advice and anecdotes for youths trying to find their paths amidst the many choices in today’s world…

Conversations with Matthew Zhao

Dr. Matthew Zhao is currently a Food Scientist at Big Idea Ventures with prior experience as a Food Technologist at the Food Innovation Resource Centre in Singapore Polytechnic. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Food Technology, and went on to complete a PhD in the same field. In this article, he shares his experience working at Big Idea Ventures and gives insights on the Food Science and Technology sector…

Insights on Food Security

The Discover+ Panel on Food Security, held on 15 September 2020, was Advisory’s 18th online panel of the Discovery+ Series. It was helmed by Faridah Mohd Saad, Deputy Director (AgriTech) at Enterprise Singapore (Moderator), Dr. Dalal AlGhawas, Program Director at Big Idea Ventures, Dr. Joanna Khoo, Director Planning & Organisation Division, Singapore Food Agency, Dr. Vinayaka Srinivas, CEO & Co-Founder at Gaia Foods, XinYi Lim, Executive Director, Sustainability and Agricultural Impact at Pinduoduo…

Insights on Travel

The Discover+ Panel on Travel, held on 10 June 2020, was graced by Shyn Yee Ho-Strangas (Moderator), Director, Global Product Management at Expedia Group; Chester Chua, Vice-President of Global Development at Marina Bay Sands; Joyce Yang, Chief Content Officer at The Smart Local Media Group; and Matt Gebbie, Director, Asia Pacific at Horwath HTL. Attendees included students at various levels of education with a common interest in pursuing a career in the travel and hospitality industry…

Conversations with Daniel Teh

Daniel Teh is the Executive Director of Pope Jai Private Limited, a social enterprise in the food and beverage industry which provides employment and training opportunities to various groups of beneficiaries. He shares key learning points from his experience in this line of work…

Conversations with Sophia Kang

Sophia Kang is the Head Bartender at Manhattan, a bar at Regent Singapore that has been ranked #1 on ‘Asia’s 50 Best Bars’ and #3 on ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’. In this article, Sophia talks about how she developed her skills, as well as her plans going forward. She shares valuable insights about her journey from serving tables to leading a world-class bar in her current role, allowing us to understand her role better and inspiring those who may also wish to be bartenders…