‘Alumni Perspectives’ Webinar Series

Alumni Relations looks forward to welcoming our next speaker in the ‘Alumni Perspectives’ Webinar Series on Thursday 27 January at noon (UTC) / Middle East (Dubai) 4pm (UTC + 4) / Asia (Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore 8pm (UTC+8)

Our speaker is alumnus – Yap, Kwong Weng. Associate Partner in the Government and Public Sector sector in EY Parthenon. based in Singapore.  Kwong Weng will discuss “Shaping one’s True North”.

Kwong Weng will talk about career transitions, risk, opportunity and costs. He will also touch on dealing with the post-pandemic world, and how businesses and citizens can adapt and leverage on their collective imagination and social capital to succeed in an accelerated world driven by new technologies and global shifts.

Kwong Weng is an Associate Partner in the Government and Public Sector sector in EY Parthenon, where he supports public and private companies make better decisions with the help of digital and analytics, including design and infra strategy solutions. He was a Principal Advisor with KPMG Singapore and was the Executive Director of the KPMG-A*STAR Joint Lab, which created and deployed AI solutions.

Kwong Weng has accumulated years of experience in frontier entrepreneurship and organizational strategy, focusing on market growth, geopolitics, change management and entry strategy in ASEAN. Prior to joining the private sector, he was trained as a US Navy SEAL and spent a 12-year military career in the Singapore Commandos jumping from planes and navigating dense jungle terrain in Southeast Asia.

He took the leap to head to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as a General Manager with Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) and also helmed an energy company dealing with oil blocks, construction and infrastructure. In 2014, he co-founded an e-commerce travel platform in Vietnam. CNN named the company “one of the top 10 start-ups to watch out for in Asia” only a year later after it was formed. In addition to private sector expertise, he was Regional Advisor (Indochina) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. 

Kwong Weng is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Rotary Peace Fellow and is a Council Member of the Singapore Red Cross. He holds a PhD in crisis strategy from the University of Glasgow, an MPA from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, MBA from University of Manchester and reads modern history in Cambridge University.

Please register for this event below.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact – lisa.samberg@manchester.ac.uk

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