Conversations with Kent Loi

Kent Loi is an Investor at Amasia, where he is involved in sourcing and executing investments and managing existing portfolio companies. In this article, Kent shares the responsibilities of his role and what it takes for others to join his profession…

Reflections with Carina Lim

As a Director in Keppel Capital, Carina Lim oversees the activities such as fund-raising acquisition, asset management and portfolio management of the Keppel Education Asset Fund. Before she heads up the education division in Keppel Capital, she led the asset management division of Alpha Investment Partners, another business unit in Keppel Capital to create and manage quality real estate to capture investor interest. As an established leader in the field of Private Equity Real Estate, Carina shares the personal challenges she faced and how she overcame them. She also offers her insights on the future of the industry and valuable advice for youths looking to take a similar path…

Insights on Accountancy

On 15 June 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Accountancy. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from academia, government and corporations. The panel consisted of Ms Lim Kexin (Moderator), Tax Partner, Entrepreneurial Private Business, PwC Singapore; Mr Chris Loh, Director, SYNOTax Pte Ltd; Ms May-Anne Tham, Regional HR Director, SAP Asia Ltd and Mr Ng Chieh Kwong, Asia CSA Finance Leader, Gas Power, General Electric. Our registered participants comprised students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in accountancy, and what they can do to better stead themselves in entering and staying relevant as a player…

Conversations with Ian Sikora

Conversations with Ian Sikora

Ian Sikora is currently the Director of OpenSpace Ventures and was previously the Head of Product at HOOQ where he recruited, hired and led 12 person engineering team and rebuilt the entire tech stack in a year. Before HOOQ, Ian was working for the startup Premise Data in San Francisco where he built the company’s marketing and sales pipeline from scratch. He also worked at Globe Telecom in the Philippines where he managed the global launch of Facebook’s Internet.org. In 6 months, the product doubled the number of internet users on the network and got 1 million people to use the internet for the first time. In this article, he shares his experience working at OpenSpace Ventures and his insights about the venture capital industry…

Insights on Private Equity

The Discover+ online panel on Private Equity, held on 1 December 2020, featured four professionals in the sector: Dominic Soon (Moderator), Vice President at GIC Private Equity; Alan Tan, Vice President at Morgan Stanley; Kelvin Fu, Director, Strategic Investments & Business Development at Gunung Capital; and Zachary Lee, Director of Investments (Southeast Asia) at EDBI Pte Ltd. Attendees included students and young professionals curious about the private equity space and how to best position themselves for the industry.

Conversations with Jeremy Chia

Jeremy Chia is a Consultant at LucaNet (ASEAN). In his current role, he specialises in digital transformation — using business intelligence and analytics tools to help clients maximise the use of financial information through reporting and analysis. In this article, Jeremy shares his journey of finding his passion at the intersection of Finance, Accounting, and Data Analytics…

Conversations with Yuvan Mohan

Yuvan Mohan is a Senior Risk Analyst in an American bank. He has been in banking for the past four years spending stints in Internal Audit, Finance, Treasury, Corporate Affairs & Consumer Cards. Apart from being in banking, Yuvan actively contributes to the community…

Insights on Real Estate

The Discover+ Panel on Real Estate, held on 18 August 2020, was graced by Kemmy Tan (Moderator), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of M+S; Lucas Loh, President and China’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CapitaLand Group; Tang Wei Leng, Managing Director, Singapore at Colliers International; and Wong Sheau Fong, Divisional Director, Asset Development, Architecture and Land Planning at Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC…

Conversations with Randeep Singh Melhi

Randeep is the Chief Operating Officer of Blockshine SG. Randeep has been helping large, complex organizations reconcile with blockchain technology for over 5 years. He has spearheaded projects in several industries finance, real estate, govtech, smart cities, supply chain, and clean energy. He was the founding member of KPMG’s blockchain practice in 2014 where he worked on helping Wall Street reconcile with the impact of blockchain technology on their business models…