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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. 

*IDA NICF: Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore National Infocomm Competency Framework.
**TeSA or "TechSkills Accelerator" is a new ICT manpower initiative announced by the Ministry of Communications and Information in April 2016.

 

Hung Meng


Chua Hung Meng

Vice President (Memberships), BBA 1981
Director, Oriental Group Ltd

Hung Meng previously worked in various domestic and international banks including Industrial and Commercial Bank, AMRO Bank and Credit Suisse. He was Head of Placement in London Forfaiting Asia Pacific Ltd in Hong Kong from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2001, he was a director of one of the subsidiaries of the Singapore Technologies Group, overseeing business development in the debt capital market. Currently, he is an independent director of two companies listed on the SGX and also Board member of World Toilet Organisation. Hung Meng obtained his BBA in 1981, and received a Masters in Professional Accounting from The University of Southern Queensland in 2003.

 
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Arthur Tan

Vice President (Sponsorships), BBA 1992
Managing Partner, Wine Tatler LLP

Arthur graduated with a BBA in 1992, on the Dean's list. The same year, he ‘parachuted' into post-communist Hungary to set up a Singapore Company trading in electronic products and textiles and remained there for 3 years. From then on, he has been a serial entrepreneur travelling to over 60 countries, responsible for the family textile business (K L Industries), Just Acia F&B group of 4 outlets and Wine Tatler for its distribution and retailing of wines. Needless to say, he enjoys authentic food and good wines, and gives regular wine talks. NUSBSA allows him to reconnect with the school and to give back what he has gained.

 
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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.

 
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Roch Low

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.

 



Grace Ban

Assistant Honorary Secretary,
Executive Committee Member of the Breast Cancer Foundation

Grace has over 35 years of experience in marketing, brand management & public relations. Much of her career was spent in the retail industry at Metro Pte Ltd & at Estee Lauder Companies. At Metro, she was in charge of public relations. At Estee Lauder Companies, she managed both flagship & new-to-market brands for 20 years, then became Managing Director of the Singapore affiliate whilst overseeing the Singapore office comprising 8 business units in all. She has contributed to Singapore’s retail scene on an industry & governmental level. Now retired, she devotes her time to mentoring and advising senior management and corporations. She has participated in NUS Business School BLDP & served as advisor to NUS BSA Woman’s Wing. She is currently an Executive Committee Member of Breast Cancer Foundation.

 
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Joey Gan

Director and Chairperson of Women's Wing, BBA 1986
Product Director, CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

Joey graduated with a BBA in 1986 and has been serving as an NUSBSA Board Director since 2004. She has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development of information systems and business advisory services. Joey has been a Regional Accounts & Business Development Director with Ernst & Young for 13.5 years, serving the Asia Pacific region from 2004 to 2017. Her current role is as a Product Director with CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd, heading Product Marketing and Presales for over 30 locations in Asia, Oceania, Middle East & Africa, Carribean, Latin America and other countries around the world. Joey believes in creating growth opportunities for all, regardless of age and gender. She enjoys interacting and working with youth to benefit communities at large. Joey enjoys scuba diving, cycling, hiking, sailing, golf, and listening to music. She is currently the Director and also the Chairperson of the Women’s Wing of the NUSBSAA.

 
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Colin Chow

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.

 

 
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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.

 
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Angela Sim

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.

 
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Elizabeth Eu

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.

 
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Benn Ng

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).

 
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Edward Ta Yoke Peng

Director (Accountancy Wing), BACC 1987
Lead Financial Controller, Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd

Edward was named Lead Financial Controller of Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd in July 2010 with responsibilities in financial compliance and internal controls for Singapore. He also supervises financial controllers based in South Asia and SEA region. Edward has keen interests in pursuing business opportunities in Indochina and the larger Mekong Delta region. He passions are in developing natural resources and trading mineral products. Outside of work, Edward is keen to pursue social enterprises and various community projects in the region and in Singapore.

 

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.

 
 
 

Catherine Chai

Co-opt Director (Social Services & Marketing), BBA 1992
Founder & Brand Avisor - 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.

 
 
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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. .

 
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Lee Junxian

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?

 

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Rix Chan

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.

 

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Ronald Wong

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.

 

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Winnie Cheah

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.