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Sending our heartiest congratulations to Rohit Verma (MBA 2006) and Shipra (MBA 2008) on the arrival of the latest addition to their family and a lovely companion to big brother Abir on 11th November 2016. May sweet little Athira fill your home with love, joy and laughter.
Congratulations to Harsh Shah and Avantika (both MBA 2009) on the arrival of their little angel, a beautiful sister to Vedant, on 13 September 2016 in New Delhi. May her little feet make the biggest footprints in their hearts.
First time parents Jaimin Shah (MBA 2010) and wife Aarti Shah welcome their little bundle of joy Aarjav Shah to the family on March 22, 2016. Congratulations to the proud parents!
Keerthi Aruvela (MBA 2008) and Arvind Kumar celebrated the arrival of beautiful Aaradhya on 12 February 2016 in Chennai. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Deepika Guglani (BBA 2012) and Jaspreet Singh Madan as they welcome their first born child, an adorable son, on 1st December 2015 in New Delhi.
Alumni couple Kushal (MBA 2003) and Anuprita Bhomick (MBA 2003), together with their daughter Arya, welcomed the latest addition to their family, the very adorable baby Aurik on 31 January 2015. Welcome to the world, baby Aurik!
25 April 2015 was a momentous occasion for alumnus Nilendra Weerasinghe (MBA 2015) and his wife Lakshika Weerasinghe as they welcomed the birth of their baby boy Joshua. Our heartiest congratulations to the proud parents!
Alumni couple Atul Dunggal (MBA 2014) and Neha Singla (MBA 2011) welcomed their little princess Sana Dunggal on 13 March 2015. Our heartiest congratulations to the proud parents!
Our warmest congratulations to Andrew Lee (MBA 2010) and Julia, who welcomed their little bundle of joy, Lee Seojun, on 25 November 2014!
Congratulations to proud parents, Kavita Krishnaswamy (MBA 2011) and Rana Dasgupta, and big brother Akhil, on the latest addition to their family! Beautiful baby Diya arrived on 5 May 2014 in Delhi. The whole family will be returning to Singapore where they are currently based.
29 April 2014 turned out to be a blessed day for Ranajay Dasgupta (MBA 2009) and Nilanjana as they celebrated the arrival of their firstborn, lovely princess Myra, in Bangalore. Congratulations to the new parents!
Baby Olivia Grace
Ritchie Ri (MBA 2005) and wife Giselle Cokee celebrated the arrival of their little princess Olivia Grace on 3 January 2014 in Seattle, USA.
Cedric Tombeur (MBA 2012) and Charlotte Grégoire welcome baby girl Louise on 28 August 2013 in Belgium.
Abhayjit Sinha (MBA 2008)
Abhayjit and wife Ruchi Lal welcomed the arrival of their little princess Ishika Sinha on 1 August 2013 in Mumbai.
David Cookson & Alexandra Rutherford (NUS-PKU IMBA 2008)
David and Alexandra announced the birth of their baby son Thomas Borneo Cookson on 13 September 2013. "Alexandra and I were so marked by our experience in Singapore (and South East Asia) that we chose a middle name that we thought would motivate our little guy to travel and discover his namesake one day, hence urging him to think and behave like a global citizen and 'priming' his destiny, so to speak."
Congratulations to Vidhan Singhai (MBA 2008) and wife Nidhi on the arrival of little Vaari on 24 September 2013 in Bangalore, India. Elder brother Varen is so proud of his little sister.
Congratulations to Amit Jhawar (MBA 2003) who welcomed his first child, a baby boy, Ekansh Jhawar, on 24 April 2013. Ekansh shares the same birthday as his mother, Krati. What a wonderful birthday present!
Ben Lee Kim Hwa (BBA 1992) and wife Jasmine, along with son Ethan, welcomed the newest addition to their family, baby Evan Lee, on 10 June 2013.
Baby Jia Xuan
Lee Keng Leong (BBA Hons 2004), Business Development Director for Martens Marine Pte Ltd welcomed his lovely daughter Lee Jia Xuan on October 13, 2012. At four months old, she is a beautiful addition to the Lee family.
Don Chen (BBA Hons 2009) welcomed his adorable baby son, Cayden Chen Shaoqi, three months ago.
Denis Tan (BBA 2004), Senior Brand Manager at Fraser and Neave (F&N) recently welcomed another addition to his family. Two-year-old daughter Haley now has a baby sister, Alyssa.
Heartfelt congratulations to Somya Goel (MBA 2015) and Karthik Rajaraman on their wedding which took place on 18th November 2016 in Delhi, India. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together filled with love, joy and happiness!
Our heartiest congratulations to Low Rong Feng and Koh Weixin (BBA 2013) on their 5th November 2016 wedding. May your life together be filled with unforgettable moments and endless tenderness!
May your marriage be filled with delight and happy moments, and your love for each other keeps growing with every passing day! Congratulations to Simon Tham Siew Khuan and Lim Hui Jia, both from the BBA (Acc) Class of 2013, on your 5th November 2016 wedding
May your life together be filled with unforgettable moments and endless tenderness! Congratulations to Kelvin Lee De Wei (BBA 2009) and your beautiful bride, Dennet Yap on your 22nd October 2016 wedding.
True love stories never end! Congratulations to Yao Yueqi (BBA Hons 2012) and Chan Keet Mak on your 15th October 2016 wedding. May there be many more chapters in the wonderful story of your love for one another.
The union of Rohit Jaggi (MBA 2014) and Gaeul Deborah Ok was a beautiful affair that took place in India on August 24 and South Korea on August 26. Congratulations to the beautiful couple.
Wishing Steve Tan (BBA Hons 2007) and Lee Li Min (BBA 2007) a lifetime of love and happiness as they begin their new life together on 14 May 2016. Congratulations to the lovely couple! (please ensure that this photo is not chosen to be the featured display on the newsletter.)
Hanh Nguyen (MBA 2011)tied the knot with fellow class mate NUS MSc alumnus Herbert Si on 17 January 2016 at a beautiful ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam. Congratulations to the campus couple.
Abhishek Khandelwal weds Preeti in Vrindavan, India on December 13, 2015. Congratulations to both of them!
Congratulations to MBA Class of 2015 sweethearts Amrit Dureja and Pooja Rasailee who tied the knot on Janaury 31!
Our heartfelt congratulations to Eugene Chua (BAcc 2012) and Ong Shu-Wen (NUS alumna) as their wedding on 7th November 2015. Marriage is the combination of two hearts and two souls and we wish both of you a very happy and blessed married life!
Congratulations to Jacqueline Low Sze Yin (BAcc 2010) and Andy Ong as they celebrated the start of their journey as a couple on 10th October 2015. Wishing that you keep falling in love with each other again and again, have the most wonderful married life!
Wishing Tan Mingze (BBA Hons 2012) and Jasmine (BBA 2011), a never-ending love and the happiest life together! Congratulations on your 5th December 2015 wedding.
RJ de Guzman weds to love of this life Dhana de Belen on dec 12, 2015 at Manila. Congratulations to both of them!
Congratulations to Shweta Vaidya (MBA 2009) and Pankaj Navlekar as they embark on their new life as a blessed couple on 14 December 2015. Best wishes as they set off on their journey from Bangalore and settle down to marriage life in Brisbane.
Our heartiest congratulations to Srinivas (Amith) Kishore (MBA 2007) and Vanipriya Jayaraman, on their wedding held in Chennai, India on 9th September 2015. May your marriage be blessed with love, joy and everlasting companionship!
Our heartiest congratulations to Richard Zhang (MBA 2011) who tied the knot with his sweetheart Minji Kim on 8 August 2015 in a beautiful white-themed wedding.
Mark Dantes (MBA 2015) married the love of his life Robin Aguila on 24 October 2015. Fellow alumni flew in from near and far to join the happy couple at their wedding reception in Manila. We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness!
Congratulations to Connie Hon (BBA 2002), who tied the knot with her sweetheart Danny Li on 1 May 2015. We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness, joy and lots of beautiful memories!
Zachary Young Dan Feng (BBA 2011) and Ang Xanthe celebrated their wedding on 2 May 2015. We wish you both every happiness in this new life chapter, as you create memorable moments in the story of your lives together.
MBA 2014 sweethearts XU Chen and BI Chao tied the knot on 5 October 2014. Fellow classmates Elaine Xian, Frank Kang and Yu Kuai joined the happy couple at their wedding reception in Beijing, China. Others that were not able to join in the celebration sent in video messages which was played during the reception. This is truly a testament of how tight knitted the MBA class is. Congratulations to Xu Chen and Bi Chao!
Warmest congratulation to our recent graduate Ankit Talwar (MBA 2014) on this marriage to Sanjana Shankar on 3 Dec 2014.
Fellow MBA coursemates Ajay Kamath and Nisha Urs (MBA 2014) tied the knot on December 19, 2014. Our warmest congratulations to the campus couple! May your life together be filled with love and happiness.
Our heartiest congratulations to Andrew Lee Hayan (MBA 2010) and his wife, Julia on their beautiful wedding on 31 May 2014.
The month of May is a special one for Ryan Peh (BBA Hons 2009) and Goh Si Wei (BBA 2008) as it witnessed many significant moments in their relationship. May 2005 saw the first blooms of love as they met each other for the first time at Hon Sui Sen Library. Fast forward to 11 May 2014 and we saw this lovely couple celebrating the beginning of their new life as husband and wife. Congratulations to Ryan and Si Wei!
Congratulations to Vaibhav Vishal (MBA-S3A 2013) on tying the knot with Richa Kulshrestha! The couple celebrated their nuptials in a grand wedding celebration in Kanpur, India on 19 April 2014. Richa will be joining Vaibhav in Singapore where he is currently based.
Rituraj Singh (MBA 2011) and Sujata Pandey tied the knot on 15 December 2013 in Hazaribag, India. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Our heartiest congratulation to Kat Neo Kai Ting(MBA 2014) and Sungsoon Ro on their wedding on 9 March 2014.
Jerry Chua Qi Chye (BBA 2009) and Tee Meishan tied the knot on 9 March 2014 in Singapore.
Keerthi Aruvela (MBA 2008)celebrated the start of her new life with Arvind Kumar on 20th November 2013 in Bangalore, having moved from Chennai.
Kuruvilla Alexander (MBA 2010) a married Divya Uthup on 17 August 2013 in Kottayam, India.
Wishing Guarav Merchant (MBA 2013) and Dhvani Anjara a happy life together following their wedding on 29 April 2013.
Samir Sultan (MBA 2013) married his bride Ayesha Siddiqui in India on 3 January 2013.
From now on, 14 February 2013 will always be more to alumna Shipra Gupta (MBA 2010) than simply Valentine's Day. It's the day she wed Somesh Bhattacharya.
Alumna Aperna Agarwal (MBA 2010) married Anish Kila on 30 January 2013. To support the happy couple on the day and keep things light-hearted were fellow alumni Nikhil Jain, Rohini Bhushan, Ankita Singhania, Tony Mukherjee and Taniya Singh.
Bizalum classmates Jackson Lim Wei Cheng (BBA 2007) and Jill Lim Zi Ann (BBA 2007) married on 1 June 2013.
Congratulations to Harsh Shah (MBA 2009) on his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at Sterlite Power Transmission in March 2016. Sterlite Power is India’s leading private sector integrated power transmission player with US $ 1.5 Bn power transmission assets, and is part of the Vedanta Group. Harsh Shah has extensive experience in leading M&A, financing, financial planning and policy issues in reputed leading infrastructure companies of India. He embarked on a journey with Sterlite in 2012 and had a steep career progression. Prior to joining Sterlite, he has worked with Larsen & Toubro, L&T Infrastructure Finance and Procter & Gamble.
After having started the Asia & Japan Regional HQ for Hertz International in 1993 and built the business from scratch, Wong Soon Hwa (BBA 1980) has now embarked on a new challenge as Regional Director, Asia Pacific for Blacklane GmBH in Februar 2016.
Blacklane is a global professional driver service which conveniently connects passengers with the spare capacities of licensed, regulated and insured professional drivers. Corporate and individual customers can book and schedule rides in over 50 countries around the world.
Soon Hwa will be working closely with affiliates to expand the service offering in Asia Pacific and drive demand in collaboration with strategic distribution partners, corporate clients and direct leisure customers.
Congratulations to Dr. Umapathy Panyala (APEX-E MBA 2006) on his appointment as President Director of PT. Sarana Meditama Metropolitan in June 2015. This publicly listed company owns and manages the Omni hospital chain for which Dr. Panyala is the Managing Director since September 2014. A remarkable achievement within less than a year after moving from Bangalore, India to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Well recognized in healthcare management, Dr. Panyala has more than 20 years of experience in managing a variety of healthcare organization in India and Saudi Arabia. He was the CEO of Apollo Hospitals Group (2005-2014) and CEO at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (2002-2005).
After more than 10 years in the IT industry with Lenovo and IBM, Howie Lau (BBA 1993) is embarking on a new journey in telco as StarHub's Chief Marketing Officer in July 2015. In his new role, Howie will not only be overseeing marketing, he will also be running StarHub's Entertainment & SmartLife and Media Business Unit divisions, i.e. its pay TV, broadband and content production businesses. In charting StarHub's brand and marketing strategies across all marketing functions, Howie's role is to ensure an overall marketing synergy and brand consistency which include customer value management.
Previously, Howie was the Vice President of Corporate Development with Lenovo's finance wing. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Marketing and Communication for Lenovo's emerging markets.
Congratulations to Christina Teo (BBA Hons 1996) on her new appointment as Chief Executive of Catpital Pte Ltd. Formerly the Managing Director at L Capital Asia, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton's private equity arm, Christina joined Catpital in April 2015. In her new role, she will be responsible for sourcing overseas investments for Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, and increasing the value of some of his existing portfolio companies.
Bank of Singapore, the private banking subsidiary of OCBC Bank, has appointed Bahren Shaari (BAcc 1984) as its new chief executive officer (CEO) from Feb 1 next year.
Mr Bahren, 52, has more than 25 years of banking experience and was part of the management team at ING Asia Private Bank (IAPB) that moved over to Bank of Singapore in January 2010 when it was acquired by OCBC Bank. Prior to that, he was managing director of UBS Wealth Management, where he headed the South East Asia and Australia marketing team. Over the past five years, Mr Bahren helped build Bank of Singapore's market position in Indonesia and Malaysia by tripling the assets under management.
Melissa Kwee (UCLA-EMBA NUS 2009), founder of Project Access, will take up the appointment of Chief Executive of the board of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) with effect from 1 September 2014.
Dr Robert Yap (BBA 1976), Chairman & CEO of YCH Group will take up the appointment as President of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) with effect from 1 September 2014, succeeding current president Mr Stephen Lee.
Congratulations to Cédric Tombeur (MBA 2012) on his appointment as Business Development Manager for EVS, a leading provider of live video production systems, in October 2013. Cédric is based at EVS' Belgium HQ and will be responsible for managing and developing EVS' network of technical and business partners as well as its strategic partnerships. Before joining EVS, Cédric worked for Deloitte Consulting, and was most recently a business strategy advisor for Swinguru.
Congratulations to Neha Mantri (MBA 2008) who has just joined Accenture in October 2013 as a Risk Management Consultant. Based in London, Neha is focusing on Liquidity / Capital Management.
Congratulations to Pankaj Chaudhry (MBA 2008) on his new role as Associate Manager, IT Outsourcing at Accenture in Delhi. Pankaj joins the Solution Architecture Group in November 2013 and provides solution consulting for large IT outsourcing deals in the India region.
Congratulations to Mrs Angela Lim (Advanced Management Programme 2011) on her new role as Senior Advisor in the President's Office at Nanyang Technological University.
Wong Juan Meng (BAcc 1979)
Juan Meng was promoted on 13 August 2013 from Group Financial Controller to Chief Financial Officer for Overseas Education Limited. Since the listing of the Company on the SGX-ST, Juan Meng was responsible for the overall financial and accounting matters and financial reporting requirements of the Group in her role as Group Financial Controller and also took on additional responsibilities for the Group, including in the areas of tax, treasury and internal controls. As Chief Financial Officer, she will be responsible for the overall financial and accounting matters, financial reporting requirements, tax, treasury and internal control functions of the Group.
Tay Toh Sin (BAcc 1986)
Toh Sin was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance at OCBC Bank on 9 September 2013. She is leading OCBC Bank's Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Syndication teams.
Yam Ah Mee (MBA 1991), Chief Executive Director, People's Association (PA) will step down from his position in March to take the helm as Sembcorp Design and Construction's incoming Managing Director on April 16. Mr Yam considers the move a way of contributing to Singapore, while also leveraging on his past work experiences, developing organisations and working in logistics and transport, including his past position as LTA CEO.
Howie Lau (BBA 1993) was promoted on 1 April 2013 to a global M&A role at Lenovo. Previously the VP Asia Pacific & Latin America Marketing & Communications, Howie joined Lenovo's Worldwide Finance organisation in April as VP, Corporate Development, where he will oversee Lenovo's end-to-end Post Merger Management (PMM) and all related Merger & Acquisition (M&A) matters. M&A is and continues to be a very important part of Lenovo's growth strategy.
Tan Boon Chin (APEX EMBA 2003), Managing Director of the Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety in NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, has been appointed to lead NEC's new Global Safety Division in Singapore, the global strategic headquarters for NEC's Public Safety Business.
Kng Hwee Tin (BBA 1998, MBA 1994), the former Head of Group Audit, was appointed the CEO of OCBC Bank (China) Ltd on 21 February 2013. Her official duties commenced on 01 March 2013.
Leong Wai Leng (BBA 1988), former CEO of OCBC China, returned to Singapore and took up the post of Managing Director and Head of Corporate Planning and Services at the Bank of Singapore on 01 April 2013.
Jason Lim (MBA HEC 2013) has recently been promoted from Senior Associate at KPMG to Assistant Manager
Maimoonah Hussain (BAcc 1980), Group Managing Director of investment bank Affin Hwang Capital, received the prestigious title of 'Outstanding CEO/Senior Executive (Overseas)' at the Singapore Business Awards on 28 April 2015. Congratulations, Maimoonah!
(photo credit: The Business Times)
Leonard Tan (BBA 2002)
Leonard, the Founder and CEO of PurpleClick, was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA), at the Marina Bay Sands on 17 August 2013.
Dr Robert Yap (BBA 1976)
Dr Robert Yap, Chairman and CEO of YCH Group, a leading regional provider of integrated end-to-end supply chain management solutions, was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for Logistics at the 5th World Chinese Economic Forum award ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 3 October 2013. The award honours Dr Yap's lifetime contributions to the Logistics industry and his positive impact on the regional and global community through his dedication, selfless service and innovative leadership.