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Excite - Industry Talks @ Skills Marketplace 2019

Bugis+ Atrium Level 2
201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067

EXCITE: Emerging trends, Evolving needs, Exciting opportunities 

5.00pm – 5.45pm 

Hear from Maybank, Shopee, Tata Consultancy Services and other big players in the Financial Services, ICT, Logistics and Retail sectors on the latest developments and career opportunities in the industry! 

  • Emerging trends from Financial Services, ICT, Logistics, Retail

  • How can youths be ready, resilient, relevant in face of Industry 4.0

  • What are the adaptive skills required e.g. critical thinking skills, visualising data, ability to communicate effectively

  • Are technology skills i.e. knowledge and mastery of new digital systems and programmes essential? 

  • What are the rising or future technical skills needed for these sectors: Financial Services, ICT, Logistics, Retail

Featured Speakers: Panel 1

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Dwen Hwee

HR Head, Singapore and South Korea 

Tata Consultancy Services 

With over 16 years of HR experiences in Regional, Leadership, Business Partnering, HR Operations, Recruitment and Employee and Industrial Relations, Dwen currently leads HR team for TCS Singapore & South Korea. In this role, Dwen is responsible for providing quality HR services including talent acquisition, development, experience & management, as well as developing and driving HR initiatives that are aligned with business goals. 

In her career, Dwen has worked in various MNCs including Sembcorp Engineering, Siemens Automotive, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd and most recently, Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd. In each of the companies that she has worked in, she has won multiple awards for HR Strategy, Operations and Individual performance.

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Elijah Yong 

Head of Business Development

Shopee Singapore 

Elijah oversees the Business Development team at Shopee Singapore where he is responsible for building key customer relations and identifying growth opportunities. As one of the first joiners of Shopee back in 2015, he helped to build the business from the ground up and manages a team of 50 today. Previously, Elijah was the Director of Partnerships at TradeGecko where he was in charge of identifying key business partnership opportunities. 


Marc Leong 

Executive Vice President, SME Banking

Maybank Singapore 

Marc has been with the banking industry for over 20 years. He has extensive management and leadership expertise in areas such as wealth management, consumer finance, SME banking, account management, marketing and alliance strategies, etc. Over the last decade, Marc has been instrumental in pioneering and building Maybank’s consumer mortgage and retail loans portfolio to a top 5 position in the Singapore retail banking space. In recent times, Marc was involved in cash management, focusing on SME payroll and payment services and deposit acquisition before his current role as Head SME Banking. 

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Gideon Lam

Chief Executive Officer

Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd

Gideon is the CEO of Shalom International Movers and under his strategic leadership over the past 17 years, Shalom International Movers has received multiple awards and media recognitions in different aspects. Such as being the best moving company, U Safe award by NTUC (workplace safety), Great Place to Learn Certified awarded by Skillfuture Singapore and recognised capability in taking up large scale national projects.

Apart from business management, Gideon also took on the role in nurturing a great place to work and won the best workplace award in November 2018 as the only local company that made into the list. Furthermore, he has contributed to the logistic industry by being one of the council member of Singapore Logistic Association with aims to represent the industry with a mission to promote professionalism and excellence of the logistics industry.

Today, Shalom International Movers has flourished in the moving sector and being more than just a moving company. 

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Rina Lim (Moderator) 

Founder and Managing Director


Rina Lim is the founder and managing director of integrated marketing communications agency, Quirk, incorporated in 2009.

More than 15 years of marketing & branding experience has seen Rina work with SMEs, MNCs & Govt sectors including Grand Hyatt, Toshiba, Wildlife Reserves, A*STAR, National Heritage Board, Singapore Airlines, Spring Singapore, NTUC Club, BreadTalk Group, and Tung Lok Group.

She has led her team to gain recognition from various design awards as well as invited to judge at design and business plan competitions & multiple speaking engagements. She was awarded the entrepreneurship award, Spirit of Enterprise in 2013 & invited to sit on the Board of Governors where she served as the Chairperson for the Student Entrepreneurship Programme for 5 years. In 2015, she was one of the 50 entrepreneurs featured in NIE’s nationwide project - SG50 Entrepreneurs Trail. As part of SPRING Singapore’s Capability Development campaign, she was covered in the Straits Times, Lian He Zao Bao and spoke on 938 LIVE.

In 2018, she was invited to sit as a Council Member on Social Development Network by the Ministry of Social & Family Development from 2018 – 2020.

EXCITE: Hear from the Millennials

5.45pm – 6.30 pm 

Hear from the millennials who have “been there, done that”, their take on skills in-demand and future opportunities.

Featured Speakers: Panel 2


Isabelle Ang



Isabelle Ang is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder at Rockstagvid; specialising in creating fast-paced, high-quality films that engage audiences. Helping local businesses such as Captain K seafood restaurant hit virality with 4.2 million views online. Since then, Rockstagvid has expanded its capabilities overseas. Serving major international companies such as Warner Music, Universal Music, Gucci and Hitachi to create successful data-driven video campaigns for their audiences. 

Rockstagvid next stage is to work, unite and create with other video production champions throughout SEA/East Asia including Eastness Production from Thailand and Digipedi based in South Korea. 

Isabelle’s passion for startups has also led to her setting up Venture Capitalist company, Rimu Group that seeks to invest in early-stage startups as well as 61-bit, a publishing company in Melbourne, covering startup news and business trends.  


Benjamin Choo

Head of Strategic Growth 

Mileslife, Singapore 

Benjamin Choo is Head of Strategic Growth at Mileslife Singapore.  Mileslife is a mobile payment and digital loyalty platform that creates a better ecosystem to connect airlines, merchants, banks and consumers.  The Mileslife App provides users from 65 countries with the easiest way to earn airline miles from 16 airline loyalty programs with more than 30,000 merchants & online products. 

Benjamin joined the Mileslife Singapore founding team in 2017 as Marketing and Partnership Manager. At the launch of Mileslife Hong Kong in 2018, Benjamin was instrumental in spearheading launch strategies including recruitment, merchant acquisition and user acquisition. 

Before joining Mileslife, Benjamin was Singapore Country Manager for KKday - the leading e-commerce travel platform in Asia and a short stint with foodpanda. 

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​​​Gerald Tan

Chief Marketing Officer

The Gym Pod

Gerald is the Chief Marketing Officer at The Gym Pod. His responsibilities include revenue generation, customer acquisition, user retention, and business partnerships. He joined his personal friend, Damian Chow, the founder of The Gym Pod, in his quest of making fitness accessible. Gerald strongly believes and places high value on having a great physique and high physical performance in life.

Gerald has 7 years of sales and marketing experience under his belt. He had built 3 consumer-facing e-commerce businesses to date. Outside of work, he hits the gym 5-6 times a week and he loves a good game of basketball.


Weiting Tan (Moderator)

Country Manager

Wantedly Singapore

Weiting Tan, Country Manager of Wantedly Singapore, is at the center of formulating integrated expansion strategies to deliver clear business objectives. Weiting has over 7 years of success in international business consulting, and has performed various roles in sales, financial management, product development and operations. He has extensive experience reengineering business processes in the United States, South America and South-East Asia.

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