Conversations with Genie Gan

Genie Gan is the Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations (APAC), Kaspersky. Genie’s story is one of diverse professional experiences, which brought her to become an entrepreneur and also work in professional services (in accounting and law), showbiz, the public sector, non-profit, and now government relations and public affairs in the private sector…

Insights on Venture Capital

On 21 April 2020, Advisory organised its second Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Venture Capital. On our panel, we are privileged to have Lim Ee Ling (moderator), Country Head, Innovation & Partnerships Team, 500 Startups, Rina Neoh, Co-founder of Ficus Venture Capital, Christian Cadeo, Managing Partner (Asia) from Big Idea Ventures and Ian Sikora, Director of Openspace Ventures. Our registered participants comprised students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in the prospects of the Venture Capital space, and what they can do to better position themselves to enter…

Conversations with Ang Eng Hieang

Ang Eng Hieang is currently the Executive Director at Megatr8 Inc. Pte Ltd, a fund management company. He has a wealth of experience in the finance sector, having been in the industry for almost 35 years, and had previously worked for major banks such as DBS Bank and Merrill Lynch International Bank. He shares more about his journey, from an analyst and fund manager to a commission-based independent banker…

Insights on An Asia-Ready Workforce with INSPIRIT

As a cosmopolitan city, Singapore is often seen as the launchpad for international businesses from all parts of the world into Southeast Asia. With a highly educated workforce and vibrant ecosystem, it is one of the most attractive cities to start a business and for MNCs to set up headquarters in. Since Singapore’s focus is always regional, it is essential for Singaporeans to constantly look beyond our shores and be ready to seize new opportunities. On 9 December 2020, Advisory was privileged to host a sharing session with the industry’s most distinguished professionals…

Conversations with Edward Yee

Edward Yee is the co-founder of Givfunds (www.givfunds.com), which lends low cost loans to social entrepreneurs. He started Givfunds while still a university student, after a life-changing time backpacking and travelling throughout South and Southeast Asia. During this time, he met many incredible social entrepreneurs and witnessed the amazing work of their social enterprises, growing in friendship with them too – with many opening up their hearts and homes to him. Their stories helped him find himself, and he fundamentally re-thought his motivation for entering a business course at university, which had initially been driven by financial considerations…