We are launching "Women in Business" group! Join us on 17th August!

THE MANCHESTER SERIES - Women in Business 

Today, we see more and more women in leadership positions and as entrepreneurs. Ever wondered how they made it there, and what challenges they faced along the way?

How do they manage gender (un)equality and how do they achieve a work-life balance?

Join us for an exciting evening where we speak to some of the power ladies who are proud alumni of the University of Manchester! Listen to these ladies share some experiences and tips as well as their journeys to success.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Thursday, 17 Aug 2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm (panel discussion, Q&A + networking; refreshments will be provided)
Venue: University of Manchester Centre, Level 5, 55 Market St, Singapore 048941
Ticket price:

  • Existing UOMAAS members: $10
  • Non UOMAAS members: $30 (inclusive of this event ticket & year-long member benefits)
  • Public: $30

What is more, receive a free glass of wine and a mini bento box with every entry ticket!

To register for the event, click HERE

OUR PANELISTS

Ms Maria Boey (UoM, Faculty of Architecture)
President, Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore
Ms Maria Boey Yuet Mei is an Architect, Town Planner, Urban Designer andLandscape Architect. She worked for 26 years in Housing & Development Board (HDB) from 1977 to 2003. She contributes as Council Member to Singapore Institute of Planners, Singapore Institute of LandscapeArchitects and Institutes of Parks & Recreation, Singapore as President. Maria is also active as a DTM Toastmaster, a Rotarian and is Singapore National Representative for Soroptimist International of South-west Pacific.

Dr VicPearly Wong (MBA)
Director at Orange Orthodontics
Dr VicPearly Wong is an orthodontist by training and is the Clinical Director and Founder of Orange Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore and her Masters in Dental Surgery with Fellowships from the Royal College of Edinburgh and Royal Australasian College of Australia. She was inducted into the Academy of Medicine Singapore and is also the Director of several companies in the medical industry. She obtained her MBA from the University of Manchester in 2015 while juggling full-time work and motherly duties. She volunteers her time with the UN Women and Metropolitan YMCA.

Ms Jean Teo (MBA)
COO at China Aviation Oil
Ms Jean Teo serves as the Chief Operating Officer in China Aviation Oil, she is responsible for managing the trading, aviation marketing and operations functions of the Group. She is involved in the development and execution of trading strategies and performance targets for all trading businesses of the Group. Ms Teo has more than 20 years of experience in the oil trading industry. Prior to joining CAO, she was with Cargill International Pte Ltd and BP Singapore Pte Ltd.

Ms Jaslin Lau (MBA)
Managing Partner at Advenz
Ms Jaslin Lau is a Chartered Accountant by profession and also a member of FCCA, as well as Accredited Tax Practitioner for Income Tax & GST. Prior to being an entrepreneur in 2014, Jaslin has more than 15 years of Accounting & Finance experience gained from conglomerates and multinational corporations, including companies listed in SGX. Currently, Jaslin is a managing partner of Advenz - renders services ranging from the incorporation of new Singapore entity and Corporate Secretarial Support, to providing advisory services in areas of accounting, tax and financial reporting.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
 
Your sincerely,
Your UOMAAS committee

University of Manchester Alumni Association Singapore Annual General Meeting

Dear Alumni,

The alumni association will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th April 2017 (Wednesday). For alumni members attending, please email to our Association Secretary at contact@uomalumni.org.sg.

We encourage you to step forward and make a difference to the alumni association community. If you would like to run for office or join the committee, you can do so by submitting the form HERE to contact@uomalumni.org.sg.

Agenda
1. Recap of last 12 months activities and financial account
2. Proposal to change the existing alumni association bank account from Standard Chartered bank to Maybank

Date: 26 April 2016
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Manchester Business School, 55 Market Street, Singapore 048941
Registration: Email at contact@uomalumni.org.sg

The committee will be looking forward to see you and having your support to our alumni association at our AGM on 26th April.

Best regards,
UoMAlumniSG Committee

Let’s welcome the Year of the Golden Rooster together!

UOMAAS would like to invite you for a Lo Hei Yu Sheng dinner together with other alumni members! Here are the details:

  • Date: 8th Feb, 2017
  • Time: 7pm till late
  • Venue: Fatt Choy Mui Seafood Restaurant, #01-86, 34 Cassia Cres, Singapore 390034
  • Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xq8ywY7XjkA2
  • Price:
    • UOMAAS member: $20 (pay HERE
    • Non-member: $35 (pay HERE)

Let’s celebrate the New Year together! RSVP to mancalum@gmail.com.

For those alumni who had not sign up for the annual membership yet, please go to our alumni association website (http://www.uomalumni.org.sg/membership/) to sign up and enjoy more discount and privileges as our paid UOMAAS members.

Calling All Bowlers! Let's hit the lanes!

Dear Alumni,

The UoMAAS Youth & Sports committee invites you to join us for our next social meet-up for bowling. This would be a great opportunity to mingle with old and new members of alumni based in Singapore!

Date: 26 Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm
Venue: Safra Toa Payoh Superbowl (for more details of the venue, click HERE  
Price: FREE* for existing UoMAAS members who have signed up for membership in 2016

$10 for non-members/guests

If you are not yet an existing UoMAAS member, fret not, SIGN-UP for our annual membership now, or on-the-spot on the 26 Nov to enjoy a free game of bowling on us!

Feel free to bring your family and friends for a sporting afternoon with us! There will be limited places available, so do RSVP as soon as possible! You can register by clicking on this link - contact@uomalumni.org.sg.

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
UOMAAS Committee

*Includes shoe rental

Event Report - "Entrepreneurship - What Works?"

The University of Manchester Alumni Association of Singapore (UoMAAS) Entrepreneurship and Networking event on 19th Oct 2016 at Manchester Business School premise was another successful one! The panel discussion "Entrepreneurship - What Works" saw alumni and veterans from the industry share their personal experiences and give tips to budding and new entrepreneurs. 

We had the honour of having Mr Bill Liu, Charlie Ang, Sunil Rai and Wayne Soo sharing their experiences in a panel, which was moderated by committee member, Fabien Chen. Discussion topics ranged from ways to conceptualise an idea, to intellectual property issues surrounding an invention, and ways to become a successful entrepreneur. With attendance of close to 50 alumni attending the session, it was a successful networking event, with the interaction and mingling following thereafter. 

The panel session discussion can also be viewed on our alumni association YouTube channel HERE

This event was also organised to coincide with the launch of our UoMAAS's revamped membership pack, filled with exciting privileges for members of the alumni! 

SIGN-UP now for our annual membership and enjoy all the subsidised rates at UoMAAS's events all year round, and also exclusive discounts from our merchant partners! 

Panel Session with (L-R) – Fabien, Charlie, Sunil, Bill, Wayne

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – WHAT WORKS?

7pm Wednesday 19 October 2016

SAVE THE DATE!

We are delighted to invite you to save the date for this exciting event – “Entrepreneurship – what works?”. How do you move from a kick ass idea, to a well detailed plan, to a fully operating business? What should you look out for if you would like to build your own start-up?
 
Join us to learn from and engage with veterans and professionals from the start-up / entrepreneurship field. Listen to these seasoned hands share their experiences and tips on how to avoid pitfalls when starting your own business. Don’t miss a chance for this exclusive session with our esteemed panellists:

What you can expect:

  1. A mini lecture about the practical aspects on embarking on the start-up journey
  2. A panel of highly experienced entrepreneurs and professionals in the start-up field to share their experiences as well as to answer your questions
  3. A chance to network and mingle with like-minded people and potential mentors

Details:
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Time: Registration at 6.45pm
Venue: Manchester Business School. 55 Market Street, #05-01, Singapore, 048941
Cost:

  1. Sign-Up as a UOMAAS member at just $30 and receive a FREE ticket to this exclusive event, plus enjoy year long membership benefits with our partners! OR
  2. Non-members / Public: $25 (Pay Here!

Please remember to sign-up for the event as well at the following link HERE


William W.H. Liu (Bill)
Chairman & Managing Partner,
Stream Global Pte Ltd

Bill (as he is more commonly known) started his career in the I.T. industry after he received his M.Sc, DIC, in OR & Management Studies from Imperial College in 1970 and B.Sc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester, UK.

He is currently the Chairman and Managing Partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd, a venture catalyst in the ICT and IDM space. From 2001 to 2006 he was President of Green Dot Capital Pte Ltd, a Temasek owned company, which invested in start-up and early stage companies, globally. It was also the holding company of Singapore Computer Systems Ltd and SNP Corporation Ltd, both were listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. From 1993 to 2001, Bill was the President & CEO of ABACUS International, responsible for its operations and profitable growth that spanned 20 countries in Asia Pacific. 

Prior to joining ABACUS, Bill was International Computers Ltd’s (ICL) Regional Vice President for Asia and concurrently the non-executive Chairman of the Singapore operations. He also served as General Manager of ICL Taiwan for a year in 1992.

He is currently a Board member of SISTIC.com Pte Ltd, GreenDot Energy Pte Ltd, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and The Private Museum. He was previously Board member of the National Library Board, Singapore Computer Systems. Mr Liu was actively involved in IDA’s 2015 “Intelligent Nation, A Global City powered by Infocomm” Master Plan, sitting on 3 sub-committees, viz. Infocomm Competency Council, Financial Services and Enterprise Development.

Charlie Ang
Partnership Director, SingularityU Global (Singapore Chapter), 
Partner and Head for Singapore at KIATT
Founder of FutureCraft
Founding President of The Innovators Institute, Co-founder of The Innovators Network, Co-founder of The IdeasCollider!

Charlie Ang is a Business Futurist whose specialty is in analysing and explaining the impact of technologies on the future of the economy, industries, companies, education and jobs. His insights has been featured extensively in various media, publications, conferences and forums on topics ranging from future trends, strategic innovation, disruptive technologies, startups, education, human resources, jobs and entrepreneurship.

He is actively engaged in exciting roles that put him at the forefront of emerging developments such as:

  • As an innovation evangelist: Founding President of The Innovators Institute, Co-founder of The Innovators Network, Co-founder of The IdeasCollider!,
  • As a futures speaker: Founder of FutureCraft (futurecraft.asia)
  • As a venture investor: Partner and Head for Singapore at KIATT, a deep technology and commercial science global venture capital firm.
  • As a technology educator: Partnership Director of SingularityU Global (Singapore Chapter), which is the worldwide alumni network of Singularity University.

Charlie received his MBA from the NUS Business School and BSc (First Class) Honours in Computer Science from University of Manchester, UK. He is also trained in strategic futures and innovation at Singularity University (in Silicon Valley), Oxford University’s Said Business School and Stanford University.

He is very passionate about helping companies, leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals understand, adapt and succeed in the Future Economy.

Sunil Rai
Partner,
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Sunil Rai is a partner at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (Corporate practice). Sunil concentrates his practice in corporate and commercial areas encompassing domestic and cross border M&A share and asset transactions, joint ventures, investments and divestments, corporate governance, restructuring of entities, employment law matters including formulating stock option/ share award schemes, establishing new businesses and assisting clients in drafting a broad range of contracts. Sunil has a particular interest in the supply chain industry and private investment funds (venture capital/private equity) and also assisting in the growth of various SMEs, start-ups and private funds through establishing new ventures, fund-raising and value creation.

His experience includes:

  • Tolaram Group (“TG”) and Tolaram Africa (“TA”), a subsidiary of TG: Assisting on a long-term joint venture between TA and NYSE-listed Kellogg Company (“KC”) to 1) create a partnership between TA and KC to develop snacks and breakfast foods and 2) acquire 50% in the Multipro Group, for US$450 million (S$634 million). 
  • Singapore - based Reebonz, one of the region's fastest growing luxury online retailers, its founder and its existing shareholders: Acting in a S$50 million Series D investment which also included a S$20 million investment by new lead investor, multimedia group MediaCorp, in Reebonz's latest round of fundraising.
  • Founders and minority shareholders of PropertyGuru: Advising on the sale of certain existing shares and investment in PropertyGuru Pte Ltd for an aggregate consideration of S$175million from private equity firm TPG, Australian-based venture capital firm Square Peg Capital and Indonesian-based PT Emtek. 
  • BitX Pte Ltd and its founders: Advising on a US$4 million Series A investment by PayU, a subsidiary of Naspers, and Digital Currency Group.
  • Redmart Pte Ltd: Advising on S$5.4m fund-raising mezzanine round from various prominent investors.

Wayne Soo
Managing Partner,
Fiducia LLP
Public Accountants and
Chartered Accountants of Singapore

Wayne is a member of six (6) professional accounting bodies in Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, USA and Australia. He was the Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of Management Consultants, Singapore for several terms and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Singapore Institute of Directors. 

Wayne gained his years of auditing, accounting and financial experience with Ernst & Young Public Accountants in Malaysia and Singapore. He has been intimately involved in the auditing of medium-sized and listed clients in industries such as IT start-ups, E-commerce projects, retail and general trading, aerospace and aviation, property development, hotels and resorts, leisure and entertainment, not-for-profit organizations, palm oil plantations, food and drinks manufacturing, power generation, leasing and financing, pharmaceutical corporations; to name but a few.

Since 2001, Wayne’s article contributions on strategy, business management and HRM topics have been regularly published in professional journals such as The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Singapore edition), The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAS), The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI), and HRM, a commercial human resource publication headquartered in Australia. Wayne’s business, financial and HR comments have also been published in newspapers such as The Straits Times (Singapore) and Today (Singapore).

Wayne has conducted executive workshops on forensic investigation, strategic business planning, internal audit, entrepreneurship, cash flow planning, budgeting and disaster recovery for participants from Australia, Malaysia, Middle East, Singapore and USA.


EPL Soccer Manchester Derby game at Le Noir Clark Quay!

Let's watch the upcoming EPL Soccer Manchester Derby game together at Le Noir Bar & Lounge at Clark Quay!

We can meet at the bar at 7pm before the game starts (7.30pm) on the 10th of September, Saturday. For our alumni, the happy hour pricing will be extended until the end of the game. 

We will reserve the table as per the number of RSVPs. Please let us know if you want to join us. 

Haze cannot stop us from loving football games! See you soon.

Event Highlight: Professor Brian Cox OBE at The National Gallery Singapore – 1 August 2016

Thanks to all our alumni members, who participated in our event on 1 Aug 2016!

We are sincerely honored to have Professor Brian Cox share an insight into his work in science communication and his time at Manchester. 

Special thanks to British Council SingaporeThe University of Manchester, and National Gallery Singapore for making this event a success!

Check out the highlights of the event below, or see the full event video here 

Professor Brian Cox OBE at The National Gallery Singapore – 1 August 2016

Professor Brian Cox OBE at The National Gallery Singapore
6pm Monday, 1 August 2016

We are delighted to invite you to book for this exclusive event – Professor Brian Cox OBE at The National Gallery Singapore.

Professor Cox obtained a first class honours degree in Physics from The University of Manchester and a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics. In 2009, he became a Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester and in 2015 became The Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science.

He has also appeared in a number of highly-acclaimed BBC series, looking into the science of everything – the cosmos, the Earth, and life itself.

Professor Cox will give the audience an insight into his work in science communication and his time at Manchester.

The event will be held at The National Gallery, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore, 178957. The timings for the evening are as follows (all timings are approximate):

6pm – Welcome and registration
6.30pm – Professor Brian Cox will begin the discussions
7.15pm – Q&A with the audience
7.30pm – Buffet served with wine, beer and soft drinks

Tickets are free and include all food and drinks. You are welcome to register a guest.

If your guest is also an alumnus of The University of Manchester, please email alumnievents@manchester.ac.uk to let us know so we can ensure their name badge is correct.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely

Claire Kilner
Deputy Director
Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Intake Closing – 20% Loyalty Discount for Ambitious University of Manchester Graduates

Dear UOM Alumni,

From high-powered managers and directors to successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, the success of our students and alumni is testament to the quality and international reputation of the Manchester Global MBA.

Application for the July 2016 intake is closing soon and we are extending a discount of 20% off the full programme fees for graduates from the University of Manchester.  To assess your eligibility for the MBA programme, please email us a copy of your CV to siaothong@mbsw.edu.sg or call us at +65 6538 4470.

You are also invited for our MBA preview session on the 22nd June 2016 (Wed), 7pm, Raffles Place.

Kindly register at: http://mbs.replyhub.com/global/preview/

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warmest Regards,

Manchester Business School Pte Ltd | The University of Manchester | 55 Market Street #05-01 | Singapore 048941 | Tel  +65 6538 4341

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