MEMBERS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

Goh Geok Lin, Cliff
Alumni of Curtin University

Before joining AAS as the Honorary Auditor, Cliff has managed a portfolio of clients in diverse industries both locally and internationally in SME and MNC.

Cliff's professional experience includes reporting accountant, internal auditor and reporting auditor, providing due diligence to companies, providing transaction support services in acquisitions, as well as providing advisory services to companies, corporate turnaround and recovery, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Cliff joined a well-established local and international CPA firm in 1999 where he obtained his qualification as a certified public accountant. He was the financial controller of a group listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. He was admitted to the partnership of Assurance Partner (now Assurance Partners LLP) in 2013 as co-founder of the CPA firm, a member firm of PrimeGlobal, the 5 largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world.

Cliff’s professional affiliations include memberships in the Certified Practicing Accountant Australia (CPA Australia.), Chartered Accountant Malaysia (MIA), Practicing Management Consultant Singapore (PMC), Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore and Accredited Tax Practitioner (ATP (income tax). Cliff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, majoring in accounting and finance from the Curtin University of Technology, WA, Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Wiki Lim
Alumni of Murdoch University

Wiki decided to it was time to venture into something with greater responsibility and challenges, he joined Excellence Singapore Pte Ltd as a partner and a co-owner of the company.

“Working as a Director for Excellence Singapore Pte Ltd, I have a strong passion for working with Values based organizations to achieve Pragmatic solutions. Driven by my own value sets around integrity and doing the right thing, i strive to partner with peers and the business to meet business and people related goals.”

He did his MBA from Murdoch University to amplify his skillset in his personality and his overall experience.

Wiki was previously from Price Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Group which specializes in consumer banking such as consumer personal loans, business loans and both residential and commercial mortgages. Wiki first joined Price as a telesales doing consumer personal loans. Within 7 months, he was able to secure a position in SME banking and was being transferred from handling personal loan to corporate loan.

Kevin Chow
Alumni of The Queensland University of Technology

Recently shifted from Australia to Singapore with a job in Meta, Kevin is an alumnus from the Queensland University of Technology, with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics.

Currently, at Meta (previously Facebook), he is working as the Account Manager for Australia and New Zealand, partnering with businesses across Australia and New Zealand to solve challenges, drive deeper customer connections and scale their organization using Facebook tools.

He is a passionate traveller and likes to network and connect with people to widen his horizon of understanding and cultural exchange.

An experienced and results-driven transaction advisor with over 7 years experience in Technology Sales, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Finance; passionate about helping companies drive growth and realize value.

Strong focus and deep experience in the Technology Services and Software industry, having previously advised and executed buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions at Equiteq and Telstra. Most recently acted as VISEO's lead transaction advisor on their acquisition of Cludo (a leading Australian Salesforce consultancy), before joining shortly after to lead Sales and Business Development for VISEO's Salesforce and Digital practices.

Justin Holm
Alumni of Monash University

From the city of Niagara Falls to the City of Merlion, Justin Holm's journey had been a great adventure.

Currently working as the Client Engagement Manager in a renowned company that is a global leading provider of investment management software solutions designed to optimize operational and investment alpha throughout the entire investment process, Justin is in charge of the Client engagement with his great interpersonal skills.

Justin is also involved as a Partner in True Global Ventures, a company engaged in global technology equity Venture Capital firm that invests in Serial Entrepreneurs in over 20 cities. He is engaged to work with budding entrepreneurs in establishing their ground in this world. Justin took a specialized study on East Asian Economics and International Marketing from Monash University, to cater better to the market he was entering. This study helped him to bring an edge in his expertise.

Justin is a technology enthusiastic. He also cares about children safety and progress and is involved with lending his time in meeting those causes. He quotes " no one is busy enough to not care about someone or something other than themselves. Go out there and leave a mark in other's life"

Mun Nee Ng
MuleSoft Strategic Sales at Salesforce
MBA in Marketing from The University of Western Australia

Mun Ee Ng graduated with a MBA from The University of Western Australia in 1998. Her MBA was a feather to the hat and a lot helpful in the career development. She is also a double Bachelors degree holder from NUS in Psychology. With more than 20 years of customer-facing experience in servicing large strategic accounts and selling complex IT solutions to large enterprises including airlines and airports in Asia Pacific through engagements with C-level executives to derive compelling value propositions.

She started working in 1990 and started from small, but always aimed big and wanted to get into the wing of sales and business development. Over the period of time she carved out her career from being a Manager to Strategic Sales in one of the top company of Salesforce.

She is very enthusiastic and actively involved with animal welfare and environmental causes. She is actively involved with different organisation for serving this cause. She also enjoys good food and traveling and likes to explore for more.

In her words "I am the citizen of the World"

Stanley Eu
Director at Parasoft SEA |
Graduate of Murdoch University (Double Major in Computer Science and Mass Communications) &
RMIT University (MBA, International Management)

Stanley Eu graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia with a double Major in Computer Science and Communication Studies in 1992. He started working in GE Information Services and made his way from the Technical team to Sales Manager in EC1/SCS and then to Progress Software. In 2003, he enrolled for the MBA (International Management) course at SIM-RMIT while working at EC1/SCS. After graduation in 2005, he was headhunted to lead the startup subsidiary of Parasoft Singapore. He has since been the Regional Director for Parasoft South East Asia where the business grew for the last 16 years. He continues to spearhead the growth in South East Asia; working with distributors in the region while speaking and presenting at various events on Cybersecurity, Compliance and Automated Testing.

Since his days in Murdoch University, he has been active in Student Organisations such as the Association of Overseas Students (AOS) and Overseas Students Association of Western Australia (OSAWA). In 2017, he was roped in by Chun Hoy Yuen to help with the planning and organising of events to celebrate and commemorate the 130th Anniversary of RMIT & the 30th Anniversary of SIM-RMIT in Singapore. Together with a group of alumni volunteers, he was able to find a way to pay it forward and enjoyed the camaraderie and teamwork in organising events to celebrate the anniversaries.

Subsequently, when Hoy Yuen stepped down as President of RMITAS in 2018, Stanley then took the helm and has since been leading RMITAS to build on the good work by previous committees to have better engagements with the Alumni. He continues to represent RMIT alumni in Singapore to RMIT in Australia and Vietnam; and works to have more interesting events and activities to enable more graduates to be connected. The 5 pillars he tries to espouse to the community in RMITAS are Career Development, Personal Development, Networking, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

In 2021, RMITAS is celebrating its 20th Anniversary since its registration as an association with Registry of Societies (ROS) in Singapore. While COVID-19 has disrupted many face-to-face activities, we were nonetheless able to organise some activities such as the Logo Design competition, Photography competition; and online activities such as Celebrate Australia Day, Virtual Wine Tasting and Talks on Human Resource management and Industry Networking on a new platform called Gather Town. We are hoping that we can end of this year with a small dinner celebration in Dec 2021 to mark a milestone in RMITAS’ young history.

Andrew Wong
Author of An Oily Man | Graduate of University of South Australia in Adelaide (Master in Business Administration

Andrew Wong started his career as a teacher with the Ministry of Education in 1967. However, he discovered his talent in marketing after attending a marketing course. He then left the teaching profession and joined mainly MNCs in the oil industry.

In 1972, he joined BP Singapore, after which he worked for Elf Aquitaine which was renamed Total Oil (a French State-owned oil company), and then Agip Petroli (now ENI), an Italian State-owned oil company.

After graduating from the University of South Australia in Adelaide(UniSA) with a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Andrew started his own business birthing Strike Petroleum Pte Ltd in 2000.

At ELF, he pioneered the sales of marine lubricants from the ground up in the brand new markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. He overcame the cultural shocks he found in every market and was promoted to Deputy Managing Director cum General Manager (Marine Division). Mr. Andrew has a "never-give-up" attitude strongly embedded in him.

In the year 2009-2010, despite a worldwide recession, Strike Petroleum managed to acquire commercial property with a loan. And in 2014, Strike Petroleum was honoured with Singapore's Outstanding Enterprise (SOE) Award.

Mr. Andrew recently wrote a book "An Oily Man" in an attempt to reach out to young entrepreneurs seeking to find their feet, business executives who are facing difficulties especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, pioneers and respected seniors seeking to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

Vivek Anand
President, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY Alumni Association Singapore |
Programme Executive, Selarang Halfway House |
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Vivek currently works as a Programme Executive at Selarang Halfway House. He strives to create a safe and supportive environment that supports and guides his residents in their desistance from crime and reintegration journey before they progress to the next phases of the Mandatory Aftercare scheme.

Prior to his current occupation, Vivek worked as an Assistant Manager (Social Assistance) at the Ministry of Social and Family Development to provide ComCare assistance for those in need. Vivek is also pursuing his part-time Masters in Guidance and Counselling at James Cook University Singapore.

Outside of his professional career, Vivek spends most of his time volunteering at various organizations and spends whatever time he has left with family and friends. If you do find him alone and free, which would be very rare, you would be likely to see him drawing portraits, watching a movie or series from his favorite genre which is Horror!!

Vivek was recently elected to be the President of JCU Singapore Alumni Association (JCUSAA). The objectives of the association are :

-To create and develop opportunities for the alumni members to maintain contact through meaningful events, activities, and social platforms.
-To promote and foster the continuing involvement of the alumni members.
-To promote and enhance the reputation of the alumni members.
-To promote activities that meet the needs of the members of the Alumni.

Join the JCUSAA online community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jcusaa/

Andrew Pang
President University of Queensland Alumni Association Singapore; Regional Brand President University of Queensland Alumni Association Singapore; Regional Brand

Andrew firmly believes in following your passion. In 3 year stints, he worked and travelled with Singapore Airlines and owned and operated a whisky and cocktail bar. As a maverick with boundless imagination and a relentless desire to experiment, reinvent and grow, Andrew marries his unique background in psychology with his extensive expertise in the cocktail scene to create experiences like no other. Andrew now consults bars and restaurants and represents some of Beam Suntory’s biggest brands as their Regional Brand Ambassador. In his role as brand ambassador, Andrew conducts brand training for restaurant and sales staff and hosts dinners for the brands - the few times he can enjoy drinking on the job. Andrew is also a coach with Fleek Image, a personal branding and date coaching agency that helps individuals develop stronger self-confidence, social skills and personal branding.

Andrew balances his time with community work. In 2019, Andrew sat on the Youth Action Plan panel under MCCY and the National Youth Council which was co-chaired by Senior Minister of State Sim Ann and helped visualise their 2025 mission statement. Andrew mentors youth groups focused on solving national social issues. He is the President of the University of Queensland's local alumni chapter (UQAAS) and sits on various committees that work to tackle matters pertaining to the environment, mental health and inclusivity.

UQAAS is focused on 2 main areas; Social and Economy. For the Social track, the association aims to build a strong alumni community here in Singapore through virtual and in-person networking events. UQAAS advocates and will promote the importance of good mental health through programmes and partnerships. We are also exploring collaboration with organisations to provide scholarships and bursaries to low income and vulnerable individuals. Through the Economy track, we want to support graduates in their transition from final year students into the working world. We will be working more closely with UQ’s Alumni to Alumni (A2A) programme that provides international mentorship to all who are seeking mentors. We also want to support local alumni-run businesses and freelancers especially in this uncertain covid landscape.

Join the UQAAS online community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/UQSGgraduates

JOSHUA HO
Senior Executive Campus Activities of James Cook University Singapore campus

Joshua currently works for the Singapore Campus of James Cook University as a staff in the Studdent Affairs, Campus Activities department. Campus Activities looks after clubs and societies as well as other student life aspects on campus. He has worked for JCU Singapore campus for no less than 6 years and counting.

Joshua studied diploma in IT in Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and after 2 years of working in the industry after National Service (NS), he left as it did not suit his personality. He then pursued his Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Hospitality and Tourism management at Singapore Campus of James Cook University. And right after graduation, he started working for JCU Singapore campus. He has been a mentor, adviser and friend to numerous students who have come and gone at James Cook University Singapore campus.

Outside of his professional career Joshua’s favourite pastimes are watching anime, playing mobile and PC games, as well as playing board games. He plays board games bi-weekly with the JCUSAA executive committee team at each other’s homes before the enhanced COVID-19 safe management measures, and currently Jack Box games on Discord. He is also into Science Fiction tabletop miniature game Warhammer 40000 and its lore. So, if you are interested to chat with him more about the above topics, feel free to hit him up on Facebook.

Joshua is also the current president of JCU Singapore Alumni Association (JCUSAA). The objectives of the association are a) To create and develop opportunities for the alumni members to maintain contact through meaningful events, activities, and social platforms. b) To promote and foster the continuing involvement of the alumni members. c) To promote and enhance the reputation of the alumni members. d) To promote activities that meet the needs of the members of the Alumni.

If you are a James Cook University alumni reading this, please join us at https://jcusaa.sg/#membership!

 

 

 

MATHILDA D'SILVA

Sustainability & Social Media Strategist | Plastic Pyrolysis (Plastic to Fuel) Advocate I Community Management & Advocacy Mentor | Ocean Lover & Paddler

Mathilda, who graduated from Murdoch University is the Chief Purpose Officer at Ocean Purpose Project (OPP), which is a proudly Pasir Ris-based social enterprise driving ocean conservation and plastic pollution prevention via disruptive and creative projects with mass-scale impact.

Mathilda started after a water pollution incident in 2015 left with intense autoimmune conditions. OPP’s unique selling point is to use innovative technology that is yet to enter the Singapore market, such as Plastic to Fuel and Bioplastics.

The organisation also holds frequent offline and online events to educate Singaporeans on its sustainability efforts. When COVID-19 hit last year, OPP was unable to carry out its usual projects as the beaches were closed. This, however, did not deter the organisation from contributing to social causes in Singapore. Its projects that aimed to help the migrant worker community saw it win the silver award in the Marketing Excellence Awards 2020, for the category “Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility”. Its efforts were also recognised in the category of Excellence in Mobile Marketing as a finalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Anthony PH Tang

Dr Anthony is a specialist Breast Cancer surgeon, with clinical interests in Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Reconstruction (Oncoplasty) and Sentinel Node Biopsy (for minimal lymph node removal).

An ASEAN scholar in his pre-university days, Dr Anthony was subsequently awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for Medicine for his undergraduate medical education in Melbourne, Australia. He went on to complete his postgraduate surgical training and was conferred a joint specialist fellowship with the Singapore and United Kingdom (Edinburgh) boards. Apart from his surgical training, Dr Anthony also attained 2 postgraduate Masters degrees, in Medicine (Surgery) and in Public Health (Clinical Epidemiology) respectively.

As a published scientific author, Dr Anthony is a frequent speaker at many local and international conferences. He also often organizes and speaks at public symposiums in Singapore as he is an avid advocate for breast cancer screening. He has a strong research interest, particularly in the field of medical device innovation. In 2011, he was awarded the inaugural Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Fellowship. He was also the Fellowship Head at Singapore Stanford Biodesign, and the Clinician Consultant to I²R, A*STAR, and has trained over 400 budding medical device entrepreneurs. As the Clinical Principal Investigator, he was working with grants totaling over $4 million. As a result of his research work, Dr Anthony was also conferred an A/Professorship with NUS.

Dr Anthony is accredited with Admission Rights to:
• Mt Alvernia
• Mt Elizabeth Orchard
• Mt Elizabeth Novena
• Farrer Park Hospital

Personally, Dr Anthony enjoys using his professional skills to benefit the underprivileged. He is passionately involved in surgical outreach programs to the underprivileged parts of Asia, and was the co-founder of the surgical volunteer and charity organization within the National University Health Systems (NUHS).