11th dss

Singapore’s Next Mile – The Global Tech SME

11th Lecture of the Distinguished Speaker Series by Institute for Engineering Leadership 

Speaker: Mr Loh Kin Wah, Managing Partner, Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., former EVP, Global Sales and Marketing, NXP Semiconductor Netherlands, President & Chief Executive Officer, Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany, and EVP, Communication Group, Infineon Technology.

Date:
12 April 2017

Programme:
545PM (Registration and tea reception)
630PM (Lecture and panel discussion)
800PM (Buffet dinner)

Venue:
Auditorium 1, Town Plaza, UTOWN, NUS [map]

Abstract:
In recent months, there has been increasing urgency in efforts to push Singapore to transform itself in the face of global and technological disruptions. As Singapore diversifies and deepens its global connections & innovation networks, enterprises need to match this with skills to enable them to innovate and scale up, as well as be more pro-active in partnering each other & with others to create and capture opportunities.

SMEs are a critical component of Singapore’s plans to remain competitive. There have been numerous initiatives to help local enterprises scale up, be more productive and innovative. However, in light of such rapid global and technological disruptions, SMEs need to think & be global from the get-go, with or without government assistance.

Mr Loh Kin Wah has held senior management positions in global tech MNCs. In recent years, he has become increasingly active in high-tech investments in China, and advises SMEs in Singapore and elsewhere. Kin Wah will share his insight on growth-oriented tech SMEs which he believes can power Singapore into its next stage of growth leveraging on technology innovation.

The 11th Lecture will include a discussion featuring panellists with direct experience in working with and in technology enterprises.

Panellists:

  • Mr Chew Ker Yee, Vice President, Business Operations, Wangi Industrial
  • Dr Lim Ser Yong, Executive Director, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

 

About the speaker:

Loh Kin Wah

Loh Kin Wah, Managing Partner of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., former EVP, Global Sales and Marketing, NXP Semiconductor Netherland, President & Chief Executive Officer, Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany, and EVP, Communication Group, Infineon Technology

Loh Kin Wah has over 35 years managing experience in leading semiconductor enterprises. He started his career as a quality engineer and moved on to process engineering, manufacturing, R&D, sales and marketing. Currently he is the Managing Partner of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Board Member of Ampleon BV Netherland, Member of Supervisory Board, BESI BV, Netherland. and Member of Supervisory Board, AMS AG, Austria. Kin Wah was formerly the EVP, Global Sales and Marketing of NXP Semiconductor Netherland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Qimonda AG, Munich, Germany, and EVP, Communication Group of Infineon Technology AG, Munich Germany. He has served as Non-Executive Director of RDA Microelectronic Inc., China Independent Director, Winbond Technology Inc., Taiwan Independent Director, Accton Technology Inc., Taiwan, and Member of Supervisory Board, Azzurro Semiconductor AG, Dresden, Germany.

He has also been Member of Governing Board, Institute of Microelectronic, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing, National Science and Technology Board, Singapore as well as Honorary Professor of Xidian University, Xi’an.

He has an Honors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and a Postgraduate certified diploma in accounting and finance from ACCA, United Kingdom.

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