This week’s Chat with Alumni is an alumna based in India – Priyanka Anand Chadha, Head of Pehlay Akshar Foundation, a part of the RPG Foundation to bring better social outreach programs in education and employability of its recipients. She shared about her work and how studying social economics studies greatly helped in her work.
Gordon Ng Jolly Good CEO & Co-founder with Talenox chats with Valerie Chow, NUS President on his entrepreneurial journey after studying Economics in National University of Singapore.
A “Chat with Alumni” with Lin Huiyi Founder of Asymmetrics Research, a market research and consultancy practice focusing on the food ecosystem. She has been based in Beijing since 2008 and shared her eye-opening journey as an alumni of NUS Economics in such a diversified market as China. She is also an artist with the Chow and Lin artistic duo of The Poverty Line; uses the universal lens of food to examine the daily choices we would face living at the poverty line. Such a wonderful sharing and hearing how Economics is entwine in her work and art projects.
Ethan is as an aviation lawyer and was in the pioneer batch of double degree program of law and Economics. He shared how Economics studies aided and grew his career.
Into the world of Blockchain, Tokenomics and Decentralize Finance! An interesting “Chat with Alumni” with Soh Wan Wei who heads the marketing at Multiverse Labs which she shared how studying Economics helped her move into the Finance world of Blockchain, Fintech and beyond. She would be happy to connect if you want to learn more in these areas or even making inroads into the Fintech field.
Lam Yin Yin is Senior Trade Logistics Specialist/Project Manager with World Bank Group, sharing on her illustrious career in trade, investments and logistics in an international sphere – truly an alumnae that has gone far since getting her Economics education.
Chat with Alumni Bingxun Seng, Principal Adviser with AlphaBeta who shares his interesting consulting career and grown into area of sustainability.
For AY2021-22, the NUS Economics Alumni has awarded seven bursaries, each worth $3,000 per academic year.
The NUS Economics Alumni – Lee Teck Hock Bursary is awarded to Mr. Lim Jie Hao, Denzel. Mr. Lee Teck Hock is the father of Dr. Lee Soo Ann, Emeritus Professor of the Economics Department.
The NUS Economics Alumni – May Tsao Bursary is awarded to Ms. Joelle Teo Wan Ying. Mrs. May Tsao is the mother of Dr. Lee Tsao Yuan, is also an Economics Alumnus, and was formerly a faculty member of the Economics Department and Director of the Institute of Policy Studies. Dr. Lee Tsao Yuan is married to Dr. Lee Soo Ann.
Five students have been awarded the NUS Economics Alumni Endowed Bursary. They are Ms. Alicia Aw Yi Ying, Ms. Cai Rui Qi, Ms. Chong Pei Fen Anna, Ms. Regine Ong Yi Jing, and Ms. Quek Xiu Juan Caroline.
The Alumni wishes to thank our donors for contributing to the Endowed Bursary Fund over the years, with special thanks to Dr. Lee Soo Ann.
To donate to the Endowed Bursary Fund, please visit the Alumni’s Bursary webpage at https://www.nuseconomicsalumni.com/nus-economics-alumni-bursary-fund/.
We have the privilege to “Chat with Alumni” Professor Chia who has been teaching Economics in NUS ever since graduating from it in 1983. Her love for teaching and Economics is spurred on from strong mentors who had supported her. She is also conducting a lot of research work and looking into impacts to retirement. She welcomes alumni reaching out to her for advice on academia and economics.
The alumni organized a talk titled “Investment Opportunities in Challenging Times” by Daniel Lo, who is the current Managing Director at CA Indosuez. It was followed by a Networking Event which took place on Saturday, 3rdJuly 2021 via Zoom and saw a turnout of more than 30 Economics Alumni members and students. The event was well-received and we had attendees from India and China too. Here is the summary video of the event.