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 Isdiyanah Puteri

As a Regional Program Manager with Schneider Electric, Isdiyanah Puteri collaborates with factories in the region to drive Smart Factory projects and identify strategic opportunities. In her role, she also works with digital site leaders to obtain buy-in from management for proof of concept topics and partners with external vendors to identify potential technologies for use in their factories. ..

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 MedTech

On 15 March 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: MedTech, the 54th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included: Viveka Kalidasan (Technology Development and Commercialisation Lead, Translational Biophotonics Lab, Institute of Bioengineering and Bioimaging, Agency for Science, Technology and Research – A*STAR) – Moderator; Feras Mahdi (Head of MedTech, Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters and Southeast Asia, IQVIA); Lee Chen-Ee (Group Director, Innovation and Transformation, SingHealth); Rachel Ann Coxon (Head of Asia Pacific – Digital Surgery, Medtronic).

Below are some key points shared during the session…