When Hitesh Jeswani joined NUS Business School to pursue a full-time MBA, the last thing he expected was to bring honour to the university within his year here.
Ann Lavin, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Google, and Don Hanna, the Managing Director of Roubini Global Economics Asia recently presented to our MBA students from the Asian Business Environment class.
Ann oversees a range of issues for Google in Greater China and Southeast Asia, including economic empowerment, content regulation, geopolitics, privacy and general technology policy. She shared how Google balances pressures for integration across its whole global business, including those for local responsiveness in each of the Asian countries in which it operates.
The School recently hosted a 16-member delegation from Banca Patrimoni Sella, a leading banking group in Italy. Led by the owner and CEO, Mr Federico Sella, and facilitated by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the delegation comprised of top asset managers and private bankers from Italy, Switzerland and other European countries who were keen to explore collaboration opportunities with the School.
Novelsys, an NUS Enterprise start-up co-founded by our undergrad Kenneth Lou has clinched the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan.
Four NUS students took a year off their studies to start Novelsys earlier this year. Their star invention Ampere, the world’s first wireless charging sleeve for the mobile phones. Users simply drop their mobile phone into the sleeve and it charges wirelessly, on-the-go, making it more convenient than carrying bulky power banks.
It is not every day that one is recognised nationally for outstanding service to society. But when the School’s Deputy Dean and Associate Professor Hum Sin Hoon was among the select NUS members to be awarded the Public Administration Bronze Medal in this year’s 49th National Day Awards, he humbly reminds that there are many who are equally or more deserving.
Besides a striking humility and a passion for his work, Sin Hoon’s selfless service to NUS, as well as to Singapore’s overall education sector, makes him a worthy recipient.
It is with great regret and sadness that we receive the news that Professor Lim Chin from the Department of Strategy and Policy passed away today after a courageous battle with cancer.
Professor Lim served the School for more than 25 years. He was the Head of the Department of Strategy and Policy and has held various appointments including Acting Dean (2004 – 2005); Vice Dean (2001 – 2003); and Head of Department of Business Policy (1988-1990).
An Economics scholar of international repute, Professor Lim was frequently cited by economists in the Social Science Citation Index and was listed twice in “Who`s Who in Economics: A Biographic Dictionary of Major Economists, 1700-1986″(Mark Blaug, second and third editions).
In addition, Professor Lim has been a key contributor to Singapore’s economic development. He was a member of the National Economic Planning Committee that charted the Strategic Economic Plan for Singapore. He was also a member of many professional associations, including the Advisory Committee of the Economic Development Board`s Enterprise Promotion Centre, which provides support services to small and medium enterprises. Most recently, he was a member of the Market Surveillance Compliance Panel that is responsible for monitoring and ensuring system security, efficiency and fairness in Singapore’s electricity market.
In spite of his illness, Professor Lim continued to perform his duties diligently with great success. He was a devoted teacher and scholar and touched many as a friend, colleague and mentor, with his wit and caring ways.
We will miss Professor Lim dearly. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go to Professor Lim’s family.
The topic of Business Groups was the focus of leading academics from around the world during a two-day academic conference organised by the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) on 28 August.