Date: 28 November 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 20:30pm
Venue: National Library Building, Possibility Room, Level 5, 100 Victoria Street , Singapore, 188 064
Mr. Nam Chie Sia
SVP, DBS Technology & Operations, Head of International Branches Operations
Mr. Sia began his career as an external auditor in a Big 4 accounting firm before moving into internal audit in the telecommunications and finance industries. He has more than 12 years of audit experience. Mr Sia currently works as Operational Risk Manager for a leading financial institution. His other experiences include fraud investigation, IT Security, Disaster Recovery reviews and Risk & Control Self-Assessment. Academically, Mr Sia holds an MBA (Distinction) and is a CPA, CIA & CISA. Since conducting Certified Internal Audit (CIA) Certification courses in 2006, Mr Sia has consistently received positive feedback for using practical examples to illustrate internal audit concepts.
Mr Mohamed Esmail Marican
Principal Trainer / Mediator at Marican Mediation Services
Mohamed Esmail Marican possesses extensive experience in community mediation and strategic conflict management. As a Mediator, Mr. Esmail has a proven track record with the Honourable States Courts, having served over 13 years with the Family Justice Division, Maintenance Section and for the last 3 years with Small Claims Tribunals and the Magistrate Complaint, Crime Registry. For the last 5 years, Mr. Esmail has been appointed as a Mediation Assessor for the Post Graduate Law Part B Examination. He is also serving as a Principal Mediator with BB MARICAN MAIDEEN & CO (Advocates & Solicitors).
Ms. Tang Seok Hian
Principal Consultant, Director at Aspen3 Pte Ltd, Singapore
Ms. Seok Hian is the Principal Consultant and Director of Aspen3 Pte Ltd, and she specializes in Talent Management and Organization Change Management. She works closely with senior executives and founders of the organizations to facilitate mindset and behavioural change in people and teams. Drawing on more than 16 years of HR and leadership experience mainly in the media and advertising industry, she has taken on a wide spectrum of roles ranging from generalist, business partner, regional role, in-house coach, and trainer. Since becoming a Principle Consultant with Aspen3, she has been working with tech and media start-ups and agencies, and international companies on organization change, cultural enhancement and leadership development.
Mr. Varun Mittal
Group Head of helloPay, Alibaba / Lazada
Varun Mittal is the Group Head of Partnership & Marketing at helloPay, a fintech platform incubated by Lazada (part of Alibaba Group). Previously Mittal worked at Samsung and SingTel, Singapore’s biggest telecom operator, developing mobile payment operations. Prior to his work in payments, Mittal worked at Microsoft and Gemalto. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. He loves to roll up his sleeves to work with startups and is advisor to ventures in the domains of fintech, fashion and lifestyle.
Mr. Tommy Lin
Deputy Director at NTUC U Care Centre
Tommy has almost a decade of experience in working with the low-wage workers in Singapore. He is a pioneer in setting up the NTUC U Care Centre, which is the only one-stop centre in Singapore that looks into the welfare of low-wage workers. Under his guidance, U Care Centre spearheaded Progressive Wage Models for Cleaning, Security and Landscape sectors, benefitting more than 70,000 local workers to gain better skills and better pay. He has also been actively involved in various tripartite committees, providing feedback to the industry’s key stakeholders on a wide spectrum of aspects that impact vulnerable workers’ welfare and livelihoods. Prior to joining NTUC, Tommy has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, dealing with people from all walks of life and understanding their everyday challenges on many fronts. Besides dedicating his career on efforts to improve the lives of low-wage workers, he also has spent more than a decade serving as a volunteer in Grassroots’ Organisations and weekly Meet-The-People sessions to learn more about the average Singaporean’s life and their bread-and-butter issues. Academically, Tommy holds a Master of Science & Executive Masters of Science in Finance, as well as a certified Master Financial Professional. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and to build stronger ties on labour-management relations, he has also completed the Professional Diploma in Employment Relations.
Mr. Isaac Yeo
Executive Director at Xin Networks
Isaac Yao Coming from a background of hard work and hectic schedules, Isaac is today focused, choosing to spend time to impact people, especially those who seek growth. With his life experiences and attitude of continuous learning, he has been able to positively impact many lives and empower them to in turn create other positive impacts in the world.
He is a father, friend, mentor, business owner, writer and trainer. He is the Executive Director at Xin Networks Pte Ltd. His present company has a presence in 10 countries and was one of 2015’s Top 10 Special Achievement Award winners in the Promising SME500.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. His professional credentials include Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), Project Management Professional (PMP) and others.
Mr. Leonard Cucos
Customer Technical Advocate and Lead Engineer at Nokia
Leonard Cucos is an MBA, Customer Technical Advocate and Lead Engineer for one of the global leading multinationals in Telecommunication infrastructures and IT operations. He is currently focusing on developing the core infrastructure for Singapore Smart Nations while closely working with all Telecom operators on the island to achieve this goal. His expertise combines a wide array of responsibilities - from hard skills like deep technical knowledge of various top-of-the-line products and technologies to soft skills that involves communication, leadership, marketing and sales. Today - as more than ever - we can connect instantly with anyone, everywhere on the planet with a push of a finger. Our entire world became a communication hub. You are invited to his speech to find more about the interconnected world that surrounds us.
Dr. Ajit Mittal
Professor Finance and Accounts at Amity University
Dr. Ajit Mittal is designated as a Professor in Finance. Having a Doctorate in Finance he also possesses double Masters in Business Management to his credit. Professionally worked for 4 years in Industry he has 19 years academic experience where he was associated with three renowned education groups and since last 14 years he is with Amity University India. He has two books published under his name. Dr. Ajit has attended many conferences and has taught internationally in UK and Singapore. He is currently pursuing ACCA from UK. His core area of competency is PMS in Finance. He is also a faculty with International School of Management Paris and also associated with Modena University Italy.