Insights on Non-Profits

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…

Conversations with Lim Aik Leong

As Head of Football (Greater China Area) at Adidas, Lim Aik Leong is responsible for setting business strategies and product direction for Adidas football in China, to facilitate connections with local consumers and business expansion. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business (specializing in Marketing and Human Resource Consulting) from Nanyang Technological University. In this interview, he shares his experience pursuing a career in merchandising internationally, insights from his time at Adidas, and advice for aspiring students…

Insights on Grab

On 5 January 2022, Advisory hosted Experience+: Grab, where participants benefited from panel discussions, small-group networking with Grab professionals, as well as an exclusive introduction to analytics at Grab and the gig economy. During the visit, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from Grab, including:
● Chong You Zhen – Lead Economist
● Jung Kim – Lead Behavioural Scientist
● Jamie Ko – Director, Regional Public Affairs
● Lara Yim – Senior Product Analytics Manager
● Leslie Liang – Manager, Corporate Strategy
● Neil Yang – Manager, Regional Campus Programs
● Panos Mavrokonstantis – Lead Data Scientist

Our selected participants included students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in Grab and the tech industry, and how to best position themselves for roles in the company and in the industry. Below are some key points shared during the session…

Conversations with Jeremy Ong

Jeremy Ong is a General Manager for the Professional Products Division at L’Oréal. He was previously a Key Accounts Director at Coty and prior to joining the beauty industry, he spent almost four years in the wine and spirits industry, and over nine years in the tobacco industry. Coming from a computer science background, he recently obtained an Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management from the National University of Singapore. Here, he shares his career journey so far, and gives advice to youths on the importance of an interdisciplinary education to adapt to the dynamic nature of today’s jobs…

Conversations with Matthias Chew

Matthias Chew, Assistant Director (Immigration & Registration) at the Policy Development Division (PDD), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) formulates immigration policies relating to permanent residency and citizenship matters. As a civilian officer on the Generalist track, he has the opportunity to take on roles across different divisions at MHA. Prior to his current posting, he was in the Joint Operations Group (JOG), where he worked on investigation and enforcement policies, as well as the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act (FICA). In this article, Matthias shares about his experiences at MHA, the projects he has been involved in, and his advice to youths who aspire to join the Home Team…

Conversations with Dean Tan

Dean Tan is a Deputy Director (Kallang Alive and Industry Development) at Sport Singapore (Sport SG), where he oversees the development of Singapore’s sports industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Alliance Manchester Business School, and previously graduated with a Bachelor’s in Applied Economics from the Nanyang Technological University. Having lived and worked in various places around the world, including China, Iran, and Dubai, he shares valuable experience about pursuing an overseas career, insights from his time at Sport SG, and advice for aspiring students…

Insights on Futures Thinking

On 21 December 2021, Advisory hosted Discover+: Futures Thinking, the 48th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included:

Cheryl Chung (Moderator), Programme Director, Executive Education Singapore Futures, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Adrian Kuah, Director, Futures Office, National University of Singapore…

Insights on Maritime

On 18 January 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Maritime, the 50th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included:

David Lee (Moderator), Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Development and Maritime Singapore Connect Office, Singapore Maritime Foundation
Chih Chwen Heng, Director, Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Sarah Greenough, Head of Maritime Sustainability and Supply Chain Excellence, BHP Singapore
Shirley Poo, Head of Communications & Sustainability, CMA CGM Asia Pacific
Victor Tan, Executive Vice President (Asia Global Logistics), Toll Group…