Energy was high and the air abuzz with the sound of merriment as Business School alumni gathered at the Faber Peak Ballroom on 10 February 2017 for the Alumni Appreciation and Lo-Hei Dinner . This is one special occasion in the year that the NUS Business School Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) looks forward to, when the School come together to show gratitude to the alumni for giving the most precious thing– their time and talent, as well as, celebrate the journey together over the past year.
The annual NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 has raised more than $140,000 for financially disadvantaged NUS Business School undergraduates and the Autism Resource Centre (ARC), a not-for-profit charity.
Organised by the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) and NUS Bizad Club, this year’s event attracted more than 1,400 participants. The event was graced by Mr Lim Biow Chuan, Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Mr Lim Biow Chuan, Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC and Deputy Speaker of Parliament taking a ‘welfie’ with Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School (right) and participants of the 10KM Challenge Run of the annual NUS Business School’s Bizad Charity Run 2017 just before the race flag off
It has been a rewarding year for Lee Junxian (BBA 2008, S3 Asia MBA 2014) and Justin Lie Wee Chian (BBA 2010) with their e-payment security firm CashShield winning the National Infocomm Awards 2016 and Fintech Awards 2016.
The founders: Irene Brime (middle with red trophy), Justin (to her left) and Junxian (middle with trophy) with the CashShield team
CashShield’s eponymous anti-fraud software product impressed judges at both competitions with its use of data analytics to automatically set its management algorithm.
The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recognise the School’s graduates who are not just business leaders, but also make a difference to society.
This year’s recipients were honoured by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance at an award ceremony held at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on 11 November 2016.
The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recipients with the Awards Committee and Lawrence Wong (centre, front row)
The current buzz about digital disruption is feeding an innovation frenzy as companies seek ways to reinvent their businesses to stay relevant.
But what is innovation and how should companies innovate?
A small delegation of 10 undergraduate students from an accounting theory class recently went on an expedition to Pekanbaru, Indonesia to learn more about the environmental and social impact of haze in the region.
Aimed at integrating theory with practice, the trip took a macro-view on environmental accountability and corporate social responsibility. Led by Professor Oliver Li, the students got a chance to blend classroom knowledge with real, business context and learn more about the environmental issue by visiting real business operations in plantations and potential ‘hotspots’.
The student team visited Musim Mas Group’s Sorek estate in Pekanbaru.
We are delighted about the recent strong performance of our executive MBA programmes in the latest Financial Times rankings.
Our Asia-Pacific Executive (APEX) MBA programme ranks 17th globally, moving up eight spots in the latest Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA rankings. The School’s double-degree Executive MBA programme with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA-NUS EMBA) ranks sixth globally, maintaining its position in the top 10.
An NUS Business School alumnus and donor, a former politician, a public servant, businessman, poet, photographer, artist, travel enthusiast, lyricist and a writer – Mr Peh Chin Hua is truly a man of many pursuits. His artistic and philanthropic passions converged beautifully at the recent launch of his new book, Wonders of Glaciers – Capturing the Beauty of a Moment.
Published by Shing Lee, the book documents Mr Peh’s travels to the frozen landscapes in Antarctica, The Arctic, Greenland and Iceland. Through his stunning photographs, readers are taken on an exquisite, visual journey into the frozen wonders of the world. His travels to these snowy landscapes have also inspired him to write poems which were turned into lyrics of songs played during the event.
We are proud to announce that Adjunct Professor Virginia Cha has been invited to become a member of the Network of the Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems, an invitation-only knowledge network that serves as a forward-looking brain trust to the World Economic Forum (WEF), for the 2016-2018 term.
This is the second time Professor Cha will be serving on one of WEF’s councils; she served on the Global Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship from 2012-2014.
The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils is the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on the future. The network convenes thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society to challenge conventional thinking and develop new insights and perspectives on the key global systems.
With her prolific background in entrepreneurship and tech innovation in Asia, Professor Cha has been invited to the prestigious WEF Global Future Council as one Asia’s foremost experts, along with other leading academics from Stanford University, CEIBS etc. as well as practitioners and leaders from global organisations. Members of the council will collectively identify key initiatives to effect positive change and foster a healthy exchange of ideas.
NUS students worked together with top ASEAN social enterprises, to compete for prizes amounting to S$75,000 for the inaugural Crossing the Chasm Challenge held on 16 September 2016. The inaugural event focused on students working with industry mentors to help social enterprises helping to end poverty devise marketing plans and pitches for success.