PHILOSOPHY & CORE VALUES
Through years of business networking and forming relationships, CEO Asia has
learnt through hard graft that creating successful business relationships requires three philosophical pillars. These three philosophical pillars form our culture and core values:
(1) Trust, (2) Strategic Knowledge and (3) Servitude.
It is through (1) trust that we build relationships, (2) strategic knowledge that we profit together as a reward for our collaboration and (3) servitude to you to nurture our relationship for the long haul through the entrepreneurial journey.
Having nurtured voluminous amount of business relationships, we have forged an edge in crafting strategic partnerships, business strategies and expansions through Asia simply because we have the strategic knowledge and insights.
Often, we are usually credited for numerous "unthought of" business strategies that are a few steps ahead of the industry curve.
At CEO Asia, you profit from our partnership right from the start through our strategic knowledge and insights
At the heart of CEO Asia, trust is the central hearth of forging any relationships.
We take no shortcuts in earning your trust, and believe that in business, trust is the heartbeat to any meaningful and lasting relationship.
It is in our core values that we nurture trust through our sincerity and acts of good faith to earn your trust in us.
Servitude comes big with CEO Asia. We put you first in our thoughts and actions, and it shows!
We go through the extra mile to serve you in the best possible way to meet to your needs at every point in your entrepreneurial journey, so you know that you are not all alone in this lonely entrepreneurial journey.
We are here every step of the way, in your service.
PRESIDENT, IPOS SOC
Alan Y L Ng is Managing Partner of ABBA Consulting, a boutique strategy firm specialising in building intangible assets for businesses.
Alan also serves as the President of IPOS Society, a non-profit organization championing intellectual property (IP) for humanitarian good.
In his past career he was Director, International Engagement Department, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and earlier served in many capacities at the International Enterprise of Singapore, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.
PROF FOO SEE LIANG
Prof Foo See Liang is an Associate Professor (Practice) at the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University (SMU).
He is also co-director of the Centre for Corporate and Investor Responsibility (CCIR), Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics.
His practice and research interests are in governance, risk management and assurance and he has actively served on many Singapore Accounting Bodies, as well as on a company Board of Directors in these related areas.
PROF SU GUANING
EMERITUS PRESIDENT, NTU
Prof Su Guaning was conferred the title President Emeritus of NTU on 25 July 2011 after retiring as its President (2002 to 2011).
He helped raised the university’s profile as a leading, world ranking research-intensive institution, with clear strengths in sustainability research and China relations.
Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Secretary (Technology) in MINDEF and become the founding chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore.
PROF SAAD MEDHAT
CEO, IKE, UK
Professor Sa’ad Medhat is the founding Chief Executive of Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, a UK professional body for innovators dedicated to upgrading SciTech innovation and growth in business, education and government.
He is also the Founder /Trustee of STEM Foundation – an educational charity supporting some 250 UK colleges; a visiting Professor to many UK Universities; a serial entrepreneur; a business innovator, and inventor with patents and extensive publications worldwide.
PRESIDENT, IIPCC SG
Esther an IP Counsel at Eversheds Harry Elias LLP and the President of the International Intellectual Property Council (IIPCC) Singapore chapter.
IIPCC is a global non-profit organization with a vision to providing a platform for the innovator and entrepreneur (‘IP-Innopreneur’) to increase understanding of IP and realizing the commercialization potential of IP assets.
She is also an avid speaker and advocate in educating and raising awareness amongst the public and business owners on ways they can invest and market their IP assets.
She has conducted many trainings/workshops on IP with different organizations including with the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and Singapore’s DBS Bank Ltd’s SME Academy for SME Innovation.
CEO, INNOVATOR INSTITUTE
Charlie Ang is a Business Futurist.
His book on the 4th Industrial paradigm in 2003, analysing, imagining and explaining the impact of technologies on the future of economy, industries, companies, education and jobs established him as a Futurist and thought leader.
Since then, his insights have been featured extensively in various media and publications in Singapore and worldwide.
He is the founding President of the Innovators Institute and ambassador for Singularity U in Singapore.
Go Ashokh is a key note speaker and facilitator.
His mission is to disrupt old management beliefs and practices that do not support the current business and work environment.
He is a “change agent” with a focus on sharing thought provoking ideas to help leaders create high performance cultures and purpose driven organisations.
Ashokh’s leadership experience spans over 30 years, where he has been part of the senior leadership teams of Wealth Management Companies in Singapore and in Hong Kong.
CRITICAL THINKING EXPERT
As Advisor, Trainer and Investor, Jeremy has impacted more than 1,000 business managers and owners through his programs focused on Business, Intellectual Property, Market and Brand Development.
His programs excel through enhancing participants’ Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Project and People Management mindsets and skills.
Since 2010 he has co-founded many businesses. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Trugem Capital, a fund management company focused on public and private investments.
Jason Loh is an activist in business model innovations and design thinking.
He advises clients on their business and innovation strategies and has a strong aspiration towards helping startups and promising companies to actively leverage on IP to create the next unicorn.
He was the Head of Intellectual Property Group, ASEAN region, Panasonic Corporation and was in 2016 named in IAM300 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists.
Glenn Lim founded CEO Asia to create a business networking, expansion and education platform for CEOs and C-Suite Executives to strengthen relationships between Small-Medium Entreprises (SME) in Singapore.
In 2018, he also launched the inaugural Brands For Good recognition awards for companies who do good to the environment and to their immediate communities to foster a new generation of businesses that create positive impact to society and ecology.
Firus graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with three degrees; an Honours Bachelor in Architecture and two Master Degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a full NUS Scholar and won Best Masters of Architecture Thesis of the Year Award (2009).
His experience span from wind-tunnel, daylighting, heat envelope simulations, as well as oversee hospitality construction projects in Bali.
He now pursues his other passion: coding, web & phone app development and manages digital and marketing projects in the online real estate space.
ADVISOR & STRATEGIST
Shaak Pathak is a Partner at ABBA Consulting, a Business & IP Strategy firm in Singapore. He has been an instrumental volunteer in CEO Asia, especially critical in organizing the annual Brands For Good CSR Awards (non-profit) as a volunteer. Shaak has also previously worked in E&Y Singapore.
ABBA Consulting provides research, analysis and strategic solutioning for technology, intellectual property, and business strategy consulting projects for various leading SMEs and companies in Singapore.
Shaak has also published multiple journal papers and has worked with Critical Thinking Academy to develop cutting edge corporate training programs in Business Innovation, Thinking Skills and beyond.
With a career in financial service marketing with U.S. Multinationals over 30 years, Alex is currently a Organizational Consultant dedicated in helping organizations enhance excellence oriented towards customer and brand management.
Alex firmly believes that any organization with a strong belief they can benefit their community, and will eventually succeed.
Building internal organization and external interfaces is challenging, but can be similarly overcome with a strong set of share values and vision.
Dennis Lee graduated from University of Strathclyde, UK in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
His experience spans a great diversity; AV, Control Infrastructure & Design, Consultancy. Dennis has performed system integration works for large MNCs as the primary systems architect.
He has keen interest in professional photography and videography.
His philosophy is the "never stop learning".
Taylor Fisher studied in Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in the fields of accounting and finance.
Taylor’s passions lie in customer relations, cultural development and economic policy.
Her ambition to engage in international businesses and dialogue in Asia brought her to be based in Singapore with CEO Asia as one of the lead project executives.
Jack Whalen studied at Butler University in the field of marketing, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and assists with market analysis and research on projects.
His passions for travel and international business brought him to CEO Asia to work primarily with Brands For Good and promote the many events to the public.