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The 3Ps of Preparing Your Business in a Post-Pandemic World. Part 2- Strategy Preparation: Making the Calculated Move

Date:    3 August 2021, Tuesday
Time:    4:00pm - 5:00pm

As Singapore accelerates national efforts on Covid-19 programme, we are not near any end of the pandemic yet. With uncertainty continues to loom behind the big dark clouds, the prolonged downturn has resulted in slower recovery with many businesses taken the heavy toll. Against this backdrop, the trails of impact are significant as situation deteriorates unexpectedly when we presume the coast is clear. While we emerged and transitioned in this evolving new normal coupled with perpetual disruption, it is evidently shown in our adoption of many trends, like digitalisation and globalisation, our capabilities to adapt in a much more time-constrained fashion. Now, are we ready to take on more challenges albeit the existential threat this pandemic will last?

Join us for a 3-part series of getting your business prepared in a post-pandemic world as our panel of speakers share insights on how we can be mentally, strategically and sustainably prepared to reimagine the future together.

These sessions will be moderated by Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Nexia TS.

Part II, Strategy Preparation: Making the Calculated Move
Date: 3 August 2021, 4pm to 5pm
Presenter: Annie Koh, Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
Panelists: Carolyn Choo, Managing Director Worldwide Hotels; Fergus Boyd, Partner, Investment management, CFA, Smith & Williamson.

Clearly that Covid is not likely to go away anytime soon and businesses need to move forward in a faster pace as compared to pre-pandemic times. Start anticipating the unknown path by inquiring into possible alternative futures where we reset strategic thinking into credible assumptions that create insights critical to our next move. How do we transform and form new angles; purpose, people, partnership may be what is needed.



Free Admission for Clients/ Business Associates; $80 per pax for Public

CPE Hours
1 hour

Contact Information
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Speaker Profiles

Annie Koh
Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice)
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Prof. Annie Koh is Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice) at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU). She is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation, Prof. Koh also chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 supervisory committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Prof. Koh also advises family enterprises. Her previously held positions at SMU include Vice President for Business Development; V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship.

Carolyn Choo
Managing Director
Worldwide Hotels

Carolyn is the Managing Director of Worldwide Hotels Pte Ltd. Worldwide Hotels owns and manages six hotel brands in Singapore, namely Hotel 81, Value Hotel, Venue Hotel, V Hotel, Hotel Boss and Hotel Mi. Worldwide Hotels is ​Singapore’s largest hotel operator with 38 hotels and 6,500 rooms. In 2016, Ms Choo spearheaded the Group’s​ overseas expansion with hotel acquisitions in Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Japan. Before joining the family business in 2002, Ms Choo was in commercial banking for 3 years.

Fergus Boyd
Partner Investment management, CFA,
Smith & Williamson.

Global equity and multi-asset portfolios for charities, private client, trust and offshore family OEIC portfolios. Fergus is part of the team responsible for managing UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Portfolios. In addition to portfolio management responsibilities, Fergus is the lead sector specialist researching stocks in the Pharmaceutical sector. Fergus joined Smith & Williamson in 2005 and became a Partner in 2013, with direct responsibility for assets in excess of £270m. He is a member of the Investment Process Committee, with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s internal research process for direct investments. As part of this process, he is the equity sector specialist for the Pharmaceutical sector.

Henry Tan
Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer
Nexia TS

Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Nexia TS, has been serving as advisor to clients in Singapore and the region. As Group CEO, he manages the firm and grows its footprint to a major player in the market. Henry assisted companies especially entrepreneurs since 1993 to grow their business in Asia through IPO, M&A, Accounting & other advisory. He has many years of experience in China market. Henry also sits on the board of a number of listed companies.

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