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Meet our Alumni
(BBA Hons 1975, MBA 1987)
When the NUS Business School decided to give out the Special Service Award to deserving alumni who have contributed to the alumni community and the School, two names came up instantly – Mr Peter Tay (BBA Hons 1975, MBA 1987) and Mr Yeo Keng Joon (BSC Hons 1985).
Yeo Keng Joon
(BSC HONS 1985)
Similarly, Mr Yeo who also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia did not expect to win the award. “I’m humbled by this gesture,” he says.
Yeo Miu Ean
During the years in NUS, Ean was active in AIESEC which is an organization for students in economics and business. It was during an AIESEC AGM in her 2nd year where Ean met her husband Chua Hung Meng, a graduate of BBA Class of 81, who was attending the AGM as an Alumni member.
Tan Wang Cheow
Tan Wang Cheow graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is the Chairman and Managing Director of Food Empire Holdings Ltd, a food and beverage manufacturing company that boasts over 400 units of products under its name and a global distribution network that spans across 69 countries.
Wen Qi was a political science student with a negative view towards businesses. As she puts it “Businesses are a necessary evil in a capitalistic society where big business interests perpetuate inequality in society as they seek profits and neglect ethical practices.
Alexander graduated from NUS Business School in 2017 with a concurrent degree in Masters of Science (Management) and a Bachelors of Business Administration (1st Class Honours). He remains rooted to his alma mater through the NUS Entrepreneurial Village, connecting aspiring start-ups to illustrious alumni as mentors in their journey.
Just like most undergraduates, Astrid did not have a fixed career goal in her first few years of university where she majored in Business Administration (Honours) and Economics. After trying out different summer and winter internships across different industries, she chanced upon Consulting in her second or third year, which she has since made her career after graduating in 2015.
Chan Yi Wen
After graduating from NUS Business School in 2014, Yi Wen did not know that she will end up starting Content.co, a marketing platform that matches global companies with digital, marketing and content experts. She only knew that she wanted to combine her passion for creative arts with her education from NUS and past experiences.
For Chen Qijian, finance was a clear-cut choice. Between trading and navigating the market, he has always found excitement in the field. While studying, his interest in various modules such as Commodity Markets helped further his desire to start a career in finance. Chen graduated in 2017 with a BBA and currently works for Morgan Stanley.
Edward Sim Kok Peng
Despite originally planning on Finance, a question asked by one of Edward Sim Kok Peng’s professors is what led him to Operation Management. A 2016 BBA graduate, Edward is now an Assistant Manager of Customer Experience for RedMart.
After graduating in 2015, Ernest Ang packed up and moved to Stockholm, Sweden to work in marketing for Husqvarna Group. After a one-year entrepreneurship programme in Stockholm, Ernest knew he wanted to work overseas.
After graduating in 2010, despite being at the peak of his football career, Fabian Tan chose to move on to the corporate world. He received a job offer from Maersk Broker and decided it was time to hang up his boots.
Fadilah Abdul Rahmen Zamawi
For Fadilah, doing some pro-bono consulting work for Conjunct Consulting was what led her to a career in consulting, despite graduating with an Accounting and Business Management degree in 2014.
After graduating in 1990, Frank Koo has had a variety of experiences at different companies, which have led to his current position at LinkedIn as Head of Talent and Learning Solutions. Frank also gives back to the NUS Business School in his spare time as a volunteer for the Leadership Development Programme.
FU YONG HONG
Fu Yong Hong spent his university days not only focusing on his studies, but also starting a business. After graduating in 2014, Yong Hong was able to fully dedicate his time to his business, Greendot, where he serves as CEO.
Not only did Grace Fu gain her Bachelors degree in 1985, she went on to get her Masters in 1991. She chose accounting after seeing an advertisement about the many job opportunities in the accountancy industry, and thinking that it was similar to math, she was interested.
Gwee Shuo Xian
Since graduating in 2014, Gwee Shuo Xian has been working for VISA. He started with their two-year graduate programme and now works as a product analyst with the regional Consumer Credit function.
Han Chung Heng
Now working as Senior Vice President, Systems at Oracle EMEA & JAPAC, Han Chung Heng spent the first 23 years of his career travelling the world and working at IBM. After graduating in 1992, Han was one of 50 new hires out of 5,000 applicants at the company.