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Career Networking

2021

Date: 14th July 2021
Time: 1730 - 1930 (+SGT)

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Career Networking 2021 is to allow undergraduates or anyone who is interested to learn more from the speakers to gain insights on what their daily work life is like.

 

Participants will also learn more about how to progress in the workplace, as well as learn helpful tips from the working professionals which would be a value-add to what students learn in school.

HIGHLIGHTS

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A Variety of Industries: 

FinTech

Venture Capital

 Technology

Luxury goods

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Learn From The Best!

Our passionate and experienced speakers will be sharing on work life in their respective industries

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All About
Work Life

Gain useful information regarding what the different industries' working life is like

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Attractive Prizes

Stand a chance to win attractive prizes 

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Meet The Speakers

Fridtjof Berge

Co-Founder and COO, Antler
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Christoph Choi

Director Sales and Marketing, Patek Phillipe
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Amanda Choy

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Grab
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David Wang

Co-Founder and CEO, Helicap
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Jun Tong Thien

Account Manager, Google Customer Solutions
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Speaker 1

Amanda Choy

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Grab

Amanda has 6 years of international marketing experience, which covers the entire marketing funnel from product development to go to market, acquisition and revenue growth. She joined Grab when GrabPay was only 1 years old and we've just merged with Uber.

 

In her Grab lifetime, she has launched GrabPay across markets and built them into leading wallets, as well as launched GrabPay Card in her role as a regional marketer before moving into her role as a Product Marketer. She advocates for customers throughout the product development process in her new role. She currently lead the entire online spending and lending portfolio for Grab.

 

She will be taking care of all Consumer Services in Asia under Wise within a similar role (PMM).

Speaker 2

David Wang

Co-Founder and CEO, Helicap

David is the co-founder and CEO of Helicap, an alternative lending platform and sustainable lender, backed by leading financial institutions and venture capitalists. David has a decade of experience working in investment banks for Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Nomura; a career which fuelled his passion to transform the way corporations and consumers in Asia access credit today.

 

Before Helicap, David founded the tech-focused investment firm 33 Capital; where he gained exposure to innovative FinTech platforms in loans, payment and credit - paving the way for the Helicap mission - to expand fair financing to Asia’s underserved borrowers.

 

He graduated as a University Scholar, Business from the National University of Singapore, and a semester abroad at the University of Southern California. He also holds a certification in FinTech: Future Commerce from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys sports, wine and travelling.

Speaker 3

Jun Tong Thien

Account Manager, Google Customer Solutions

Juntong(JT) Thien is part of the Google Customer Solutions team in Southeast Asia. He partners closely across a range of clients from the biggest conglomerates to the fastest growing start-ups across Southeast Asia as a trusted advisor to grow with Google advertising solutions. This is in line with Google’s mission to organize the world’s information, and to build a more helpful Google for everyone. 

 

He was previously in the Enterprise Customer Development team of Google Cloud where he worked with Google's strategic accounts in APAC to transform their business with Google’s full suite of cloud solutions. 

 

Prior to that, Juntong’s early career experience included stints in Grab as part of the early team in Grab Financial to being the first intern in Unity Group, a boutique private equity start-up. A Singaporean born and bred, he graduated with a bachelor’s of finance from Nanyang Technological University.

Speaker 4

Fridtjof Berge

Co-Founder and COO, Antler

As the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Antler (www.antler.co), the global early-stage venture capital firm, Fridtjof works with a team dedicated to enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow.

 

Antler has offices across 5 continents and most major startup ecosystems such as New York, London, Berlin, Bangalore, Singapore and Sydney. To date, Antler has built and invested in more than 300 companies in over 30 industries including AI, robotics, drones, fintech, proptech and healthtech.

 

He was previously in McKinsey & Company, where he focused his work on the retail, consumer goods and financial services industries across Northern and Central Europe. He has been part of scaling up startups in the Nordic region, including WhyNot - a leading shoe distributor company in the region, and Legevisitt - a leading medtech company.

Fridtjof is based in Singapore, he is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree in Finance & Venture Capital, and he obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Speaker 5

Christoph Choi

Director Sales and Marketing, Patek Phillipe

As a German-born Korean, Christoph Choi believes that he has benefited from being raised in two different cultures. Both his degrees from the University of Hamburg in Germany, the renowned University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and his ability to master four foreign languages have been instrumental in shaping his career in the corporate world.

 

He started his journey with the German based sportscar manufacturer Porsche in 2005 where he made an outstanding career development with assignments in Seoul, Singapore and Shanghai. His outstanding performance and work has been recognized and was called to take on the role as Managing Director of Porsche Indonesia in 2012. Under his leadership, Porsche Indonesia grew rapidly. Excellent marketing strategy and professional management of sales & after sales made Porsche, the company and brand, increasingly popular in Indonesia.

 

In 2020, Christoph has joined the world’s finest watchmaking manufacturer Patek Philippe, the last independent, family-owned Genevan manufacturer. In his role he oversees sales and marketing in the Southeast Asian markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.

With over 16 years of involvement in brand building Christoph has developed in a highly experienced and established leader in the luxury world.

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