Nurturing a new generation of leaders

The sixth edition of the Bizad Leadership Development Programme (BLDP) kicked off on 23 August with more than 20 undergraduate students meeting up with some 15 of their mentors, who are senior executives in their respective industries, at a dinner event.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Mizuho Bank Singapore

The Leadership Dialogue Series is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. Kicking off the series for this semester was Mr Guan Yeow Kwang, CEO, Mizuho Bank (Singapore).

The pace of technological innovation is disrupting the financial industry, forcing them to embrace change. But the banks face challenges such as entrenched work cultures and a history of legacy processes.

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Pursuing a PhD in Finance

After completing his undergraduate studies in 2008 and working in the Finance industry for four years, PhD Year 5 Matt Zhang decided to pursue a PhD in Finance, in 2012. His key interest was to study the financial crisis more deeply. Here, he shares his journey as a Finance PhD student over the past five years.

Visiting the Grand Canyon at the sidelines of the Financial Management Association Conference

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A song on field service projects

BBA students Chloe Chng Hui Shan, Foo Hui Yun, Pang Ye Fun and Tan Xin Yi worked on a field service project (FSP) entitled “A New Corporate Governance Framework for Trusts in Singapore” with the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) earlier this year. Their work was incorporated into the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index 2017, and even made it in the local news!

From left to right: Pang Ye Fun, Chloe Chng, Tan Xin Yi and Felicia Foo

Here, they share their thoughts on completing their FSP that featured a strong Real Estate component.

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Biz School at Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day

Some 100 NUS Business School alumni and their families joined the Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day on 19 August at Utown. The event is NUS’ annual homecoming to welcome alumni, students, staff and their families to the NUS campus.

Family Day had programmes such as stage performances by alumni performers, a self-defence demonstration, sports activities, music workshops, drone and racing car simulators, an art exhibition and an outdoor movie screening of animated film Trolls.

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NUS Business School Golf Reunion Challenge 2017

The annual NUS Business School Golf Reunion Challenge was held on 15 August at the Orchid Country Club. The event was organised by the NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni, NUS Business School Alumni Association, MBA Alumni-NUS and supported by the School’s Global Alumni Network Office (GANO). Some 140 alumni got together and network over a game of golf and a dinner event.

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MBA alumni awarded inaugural fellowship for sustainable investing

Gustavo Bernal Torres, our recent MBA alumni (Class of 2016) has been awarded the first Rockefeller Foundation & Kellogg School of Management Sustainable Investing Fellowship.

Based on his team’s pitch during a 2015 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the idea named CampoColombia, which won second prize during the challenge, recognises up-and-coming sustainable finance practitioners.  Continue reading

New awards launched to encourage sustainability reporting

On Monday, 10 July, the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), together with Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS), launched two new awards and gave investors and public companies an important platform to provide feedback on existing scorecards.

Mr David Gerald (left) and A/P Lawrence Loh addressing the concerns of attendees at the briefing session

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Corporate fundraiser turns attention to supporting education

Mr Ong Hwee Li, CEO of SAC Capital decided to to gift NUS Business School by establishing the SAC Capital Bursary.

He shares why he decided to make that step through his firm, a successful corporate finance company specialising in raising funds for organisations through the capital market such as initial public offerings (IPOs).

Mr Ong Hwee Li, CEO of SAC Capital

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