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Tan Boon Chin
President, APEX-E MBA (English) 2003
Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation
Tan Boon Chin currently heads the Singapore-based NEC Global Safety Division (GSD), the first Division in NEC Corporation which is headquartered outside of Japan. In this role, Boon Chin spearheads the creation of innovative products in the safety and security sector for deployment globally.
Boon Chin was instrumental in developing the safety and security competencies of nine countries in Asia Pacific in his role as Managing Director of NEC Asia Pacific Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety (RCC-PS) from 2011 to 2017. Prior to heading the RCC-PS, he was Senior Vice President for Government Solution Business Unit at NEC Asia Pacific, leading the Singapore team in several national-level turnkey projects locally and regionally.
Boon Chin has been an active volunteer and corporate citizen, giving his time and resources back to society. He was a board member of The National University of Singapore Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSAA) since 2003, and was appointed President in 2018. He has been a committee member of IT Technical Services Committee/IDA NICF* since 2008, and a member of the TeSA** since 2016. He served as a committee member of the Central Advisory Committee of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College from 2004 to 2010.
Boon Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1981. He attained the NUS Asia Pacific Executive MBA in 2003.
**TeSA or “TechSkills Accelerator” is a new ICT manpower initiative announced by the Ministry of Communications and Information in April 2016.
Chua Hung Meng
Vice President (Memberships), BBA 1981
Director, Oriental Group Ltd
Vice President (Sponsorships), BBA 1992
Managing Partner, Wine Tatler LLP
Steven Yeo Joo Wah
Vice President, Executive MBAs APEX-MBA 2005
Founder and CEO, TalentGrid Ventures
Steven has more than 25 years of international business and management experience working with government agencies, multi-national corporations and non-profit organisations in the health, advanced technologies and semiconductor industries.
He is the Founder and CEO of TalentGrid Ventures focusing on sourcing, developing and providing talents for his clients and partners in the Healthcare and Healthcare IT industries. He also founded Innovating Care Asia Pacific to build a community of thought leaders who are passionate to innovate care for the future of care delivery.
Steven was the Vice President and Executive Director for HIMSS (an international and the largest HIT society in the world) and General Manager for HIMSS Analytics covering Asia Pacific and the Middle East region from 2008 – 2014 driving the industry to leverage Information Technology and Management systems for the betterment of healthcare delivery. He has initiated and founded the partnership of HIMSS-NYP Centre of Excellence for the School of Health Sciences to provide hands-on training for nursing students for better patient care and safety.
Prior to HIMSS, Steven was also the Director of Intel Corporation managing its e-Business Group and Digital Health Group in the Asia Pacific region from 1998-2008 and was “on loan” from Intel to RosettaNet (an international standard body for eBusiness) as their Vice President (Asia) for a 2-year period from 2003-2005.
Steven holds an NUS Business School MBA (Asia Pacific Executives MBA program – APEX 12) and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Dalhousie University, Canada. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Honorary Secretary, BAcc 1984
CFO, Consistel Pte Ltd
Roch Low is currently CFO of The Consistel Group of companies, a regional telecommunication related SME based in Singapore. He has over 30 years of finance and operational experience in MNCs, Listed Groups and Start-up companies. He was very active during his undergraduate days having been a Bizad Club VP and Student Union councillor among others. As an Alumni he has volunteered and helped organise numerous significant reunion milestones and other events for his batch. He is also a volunteer mentor with the the NUS Business School BLDP for the past few years. In joining the BSA he hopes to spread and drive his passion for mentorship and a giving back mentality to more alumni members.
Assistant Honorary Secretary, BBA 1997
Executive Committee Member of the Breast Cancer Foundation
Director and Chairperson of Women’s Wing, BBA 1986
Global Head of Business Development, Overlay Technologies
Joey has been serving as an NUSBSA Board Director since 2004. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of the NUSBSA Women’s Wing.
Joey has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development of information systems and business advisory services. She has been a Regional APAC Accounts & Business Development Director with Ernst & Young for 13.5 years, serving global priority clients for all services from 2004 to 2017. Her current job is with Overlay Technologies, as Global Head of Business Development, to bring advanced intelligent augmented reality experience to her clients. Joey believes in creating growth opportunities for all, regardless of age and gender. She loves interacting and working with youth to benefit communities at large.
Director (Events – Golf), BBA 1981
Director, Strategic Alliance, Data Terminator Pte Ltd
Colin is a global manager with more than 28 years of experience working in multi-cultural and cross geographical environments. He has worked for IBM, HP, Singapore infoComm Technology Federation/SiTF and Merril Lynch before switching to private equity and the venture capital business. Presently he is a consultant focusing on general management business development, sales/marketing and fund raising.
He has been a board member with the NUSBSAA since 2008 so a to give “back” to his alma mater for nurturing him all these years.
Lee Ming Hui
Director (Youth Wing), BBA 2008
Managing Partner, Q Research Consulting
Ming Hui graduated from BBA in the year 2008. In 2011, he stepped out of the corporate world to begin his entrepreneurship journey.
Ming Hui founded two companies within the space of one year. One of which is Q Research Consulting, specialising on, specifically, University Research Work from the Social Sciences and Communications field, working closely with professors and institutions to manage their research projects.
Ming Hui also founded HelpYouMarry.com, the first-ever full service marriage proposal company in Singapore, helping guys with their marriage proposal planning.
Min Hui is the Youth Wing Director of the NUSSAA and works primarily with the current and new student cohorts of the Business School and plays an important role as the bridge between the Alumni board with the future young alumni.
Director (Marketing), BBA 1998
Managing Director, ENCE Marketing Group Pte Ltd
Angela helms the ENCE Marketing Group (www.encemarketing.com), established in 2007, that helps businesses oiptimise their marketing investments and channel strategies. The group has specific marketing business units that deliver focused and pricise marketing work for what clients need. The group currently comprises of a PR arm www.affluencepr.com, an events management arm www.eminence-event.com and a design arm www.decadencedesign.com.
Prior to entrepreneurship, Angela was the Regional Brand Manager for Nakamichi, Oregon Scientific SEA, General Electric, Vintec and Transtherm, handling marketing and retail development for these brands across South East Asia. She was an active student leader in NUS, contributing to the school as Vice-President of the 10th Bizad Club Management Committee.
Out of school she has volunteered on numerous charity boards, such as the Rotary Club, Society of St Vincent De Paul and the deaf community, as well as the NUSS Alumni Development Relations committee spearheading internship and mentorship programmes for the undergraduates. Angela hopes to encourage more of her fellow Bizaders (especially the women!) to play a more active role in their alumni.
Director, BBA 1989
Managing Partner and Executive Coach, Anchor Strengths Consulting and Coaching
Elizabeth specialises in coaching top performers and senior executive leaders in the dynamic fast paced business environment of Asia Pacific and Japan regions. She has coached a range of leaders from regional presidents to vice presidents, country managing directors and high potential leaders from private to government institutions based in Japan, Korea, China Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South East Asia countries and Australia.
Elizabeth is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has a Graduate Diploma in Executive and Professional Coaching with the University of Texas Dallas and a Master of Science in Asia Pacific Human Resource Management with the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a certified practitioner of the Hogan Assessment Systems, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DISC and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) tools.
Director (Mentorship), BBA 1989
Senior Vice President, CIC Private Bank
I graduated from NUS Business Admin in the year 1989. I started work as a FX dealer and has been in the same line since then.
Benn graduated from NUS Business Admin in the year 1989. He then started work as an FX dealer and has been in the same line since. At present, Benn is the head of the FX desk providing FX advisory to high net worth clients in a French Private bank. Benn is a keen runner and has done various ultra marathons including a 100km race in Hong Kong and several in Singapore. He is also keen on hiking and has hiked Mount Fuji (Japan) and Mount Rinjani (Indonesia).
Edward Ta Yoke Peng
Director and Chairman (Accountancy Wing), BACC 1987
Director, Strix Strategies Pte Ltd, Singapore
Edward Ta is a director with Strix Strategies Pte Ltd, a firm specialising in forensic auditing practice, focusing primarily Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Edward previously served as a company director with Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd, a global agri-food giant. For the past 28 years, he has held various leadership roles in Cargill across multiple business units in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong and China. A veteran in the agri-food commodities space, Edward was also seconded to Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia to head up various assignments.
Edward is keen to develop social enterprises and mentor startup projects in Singapore and the region. He aims to contribute to the larger Singapore business community by developing a closer bond between NUS Accountancy alumni and it’s students through interesting events. He is currently the Director and also the Chairman of the Accountancy Wing of the NUSBAA.
Lee Ming Yong
Co-Opt Director, BBA 2015
Strategic HR Projects, RGE Pte Ltd
Ming Yong graduated from NUS Business School in 2015 with major in Management and Marketing. His strong belief in the importance of people and talent to organizations led him to pursue a career in Human Resources, where he was a recipient of the National Human Resources Scholarship. He possess broad experiences in the areas of HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering and HR Strategy and currently works at RGE, an Indonesian conglomerate executing Strategic HR projects.
Outside of work, he believes in giving back and creating impact. He is active in HR communities where he organizes social gatherings to bring professionals together and also serve as a mentor to students and young professionals in HR. He is actively involved in NUSBSA through being on the organizing committee of the NUSBSA Youth Mentoring Program and NUS Bizad Charity Run in 2017 and looks forward to contribute more on the board.
Co-Opt Director (Community Engagement Wing), BBA 1992
Founder & Brand Advisor – Broc Consulting Pte Ltd
Ms Catherine Chai is the founder and Brand Advisor of Broc Consulting, a brand advisory firm based in Singapore established in 2008. Catherine’s career spans over 20 years in advertising, marketing and brand consultancy.
Catherine works passionately with forward-looking business leaders to turn their products, services and businesses from bland to brand. She helps companies in Asia to increase their brand building capabilities and train their employees to live and breathe their brands.
She has been a skill-based volunteer since 2012. She works with NGOs and VWOs in a myriad of projects such as rebranding exercise, culture alignment, team building, leadership training to name a few. Some of the organisations that she has contributed her skills to include National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, MendakiSense, Family Life Society, Singapore International Foundation, YMCA, CPAS and HCSA Community Services.
Catherine enjoys good food and great company.
Ow Tai Zhi
Director (Bizad Charity Run 2018) BBA (Finance) 2010
Founder and CEO, AutoWealth
Ow Tai Zhi is the founder and CEO of AutoWealth (www.autowealth.sg). He is the brain behind AutoWealth’s algorithms and investment methodologies and is responsible for the monitoring, rebalancing and investment decisions on clients’ portfolios. Prior to cofounding AutoWealth, Tai Zhi founded SkyTowers Capital Pte Ltd, and developed its flagship Global Asset System. The system registered an annualised return of 27.6% since inception, significantly outperforming the benchmark MSCI World Index and MSCI Singapore Index, as well as mutual funds with similar investment mandates over the same period. He also worked at GIC, where his investment skills and acumen in the Japanese REITs markets garnered more than US$17 million of returns on a US$50 million total return portfolio.
Since June 2014, Tai Zhi has been appointed to the SAFRA Investment Committee, which collectively oversees more than US$100 million of assets. He is also the appointed Commanding Officer-Designate of 773th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment in his military national service.
Tai Zhi received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College in 2015. .
Auditor, BBA 2008
Marketing and Business Development Manager, Owner, Reedz Café
Junxian is the co-founder of accredited alternative investment platform, Fundnel.com, a regional fintech company which he co-founded with a number of fellow finance professionals from top investment banks and private equity funds. He is concurrently a partner at private funds White-hole ventures (based in Singapore and Hong Kong) and StartGV (Malaysia). He has prior experience in investments with large corporate funds and operational/product experience from his previous stint in a leading internet company, launching the business across 7 countries in the region.
Junxian also co-owns Reedz Café Pte Ltd, a chain of cafes serving the tertiary education and business park communities. He joined the board to give back, for if you don’t start when young, then when?
Co-Opt Director (Reunion Dinner 2017), BBA 1992
Director, Pivotal Career Solutions Pte Ltd
Rix graduated from NUS in 1992. He is Director of Pivotal Career Solutions Pte Ltd (PCS) and Executive Director, Financial Services of Great Eastern Life. Over the past 9 years, he has spent most of his time engaging fresh graduates in in-depth career discussions through Pivotal Career Solutions. Besides interacting with youths, he is a sport fanatic who enjoys badminton and jogging.
Co-Opt Director, BBA, MSc (Mgt) 2016
Founder, PPC Security
Ronald graduated from the con-current BBA/ MSc (Mgt) programme and received a scholarship from NUS Business School to pursue the CEMS-Masters in International Management.
His early career in consulting provided great learning opportunities. From Stockholm to Frankfurt to Shanghai, Ronald eventually returned to Singapore to set up his own security management and technology firm, PPC Security.
An avid sportsperson and a firm believer of creating opportunities for fellow Bizaders, Ronald believes that NUSBSAA provides the perfect avenue to magnify his contributions to his alma mater.
Co-Opt Director (Memberships), BBA
Senior Director, Win Advisors Group, AIA
Winnie started her journey as an active Alumni contributor in 2015 when she was invited by the Bizad Charity Run (BCR) committee to be a Bursary Donor. Subsequently, she joined BCR2017 as the Sponsorship & Fund Raising Head to raise funds for Autism Resource Centre. Concurrently in 2017, Winnie also established the Win Advisors Scholarship at the NUS Business School with the hope of giving back to her alma mater.
Winnie runs her own Insurance Team with AIA Singapore with 50 consultants under her care. She is also the Managing Director of her own marketing and recruitment company, Win Advisors Pte Ltd, which helps secure internships for students who are keen to explore a career in Financial Services.
Winnie’s philosophy centres on influencing and developing people to take charge of their lives. She receives great fulfilment in transforming ordinary individuals into successful advisors who achieve great success in both career and family. Winnie runs her business on a solid system of administration, training and motivation, which she firmly believes can facilitate her advisors in optimising their strengths. Winnie is also a sought after speaker in AIA. However, she usually restricts her speaking engagements to smaller groups where she feels more at ease.