Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (1)
Dear reader,

One nice thing about online webinars and discussions is that they are providing us with access to many international speakers that otherwise would not have made it to Singapore.

The Interactive Discussion with HBS Prof. Karim Lakhani was very well-attended and the discussion was rich and interesting. Thank you for your presence and active participation which helped with the success of this event. For those who could not join us, please click here to access the full video recording of the session.

We continue to hope that we can provide interesting programmes despite all the limitations and boundaries; so if you have any suggestions or would like to spearhead/participate in an event, please just let the HUAAS board know.

Please stay healthy, in body and spirit,

Best wishes,
Rebecca Woo (AB '89)
HUAAS President
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Upcoming Virtual Events

Event: Zoom webinar -" A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste," with HBS Professor Ranjay Gulati on
Date: June 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Singapore Time).
Recessions hurt businesses, some critically. That is no surprise. Today's Covid-19 health crisis has brought the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression almost 100 years ago. Professor Ranjay Gulati's research finds, surprisingly, that about 10% of companies actually did better coming out of a recession. How did those leaders turn a recession to their advantage? Join Professor Gulati as he shares his research into how certain leaders were able to take advantage of a bad situation, prepare for the recovery, and emerge as market leaders.
Event: Zoom - Interactive Conversation with Dr. Ming Zeng Professor at HBS,
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm Singapore Time (9:00 am Dubai Time)
Dr. Ming Zeng is currently Chairman of the Academic Council of the Alibaba Group, an e-commerce, retail, and technology company, based in Hangzhou, China. He served as Chief Strategy Officer of the company from 2006-2017. He has been working closely with Jack Ma, and played an important role in shaping the strategy of the Alibaba Group as it blossomed into a USD400 Billion company. Zeng is also one of the most respected business thinkers globally. He is the author of Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2018). His earlier book, co-authored with Peter Williamson, Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition (Harvard Business Review Press, September 2007), is one of the first books studying the emerging global companies from China. His book, Winning by Strategy (in Chinese, Citic Publishing 2003), has become a classic on strategy, and influenced generations of entrepreneurs in China. Moderated by: Tariq QureishyFuturist, CEO, Finance & Media Professional, Entrepreneur & International Speaker
Save the Date: A wine-tasting evening with Park90
Date: June 26th, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm (Singapore time)
We are jointly hosting an at-home wine-tasting event with Singapore alumni clubs of Columbia, Penn, & Yale. Wine flights can be purchased in advance. Details to follow shortly.
Event: Zoom - Interactive Conversation with Patrick Chalhoub
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Time: 9:00 pm Singapore Time (5:00 pm Dubai Time)
Patrick Chalhoub is the joint CEO of Chalhoub Group— a luxury retail distribution company based in the Middle East. With an intricate understanding of the consumer and an intimate knowledge of the luxury market, Patrick is successfully operating a company of more than 12,000 employees in 14 countries who are committed to the common goal of providing quality products together with top-level service to their diverse clientele.
Event: Zoom - A Cautionary Tale: How We Lost 95% of Money in 30 Days Trading Options
Date: July - Exact date TBA
In this fireside Zoom call, two best friends—Hmlet co-founder Zenos Schmickrath and Rocket Eyewear co-founder Ong En Ming—share how they were inspired by memes on Reddit to start trading stock options during the peak of COVID-19 and managed to lose 95% of their money within the first 30 days.

Visit the Harvard Alumni Association website for a complete up-to-date list of online events.

The Executive Committee 2019/2020
Rebecca WOO, AB '89, President (Term Ending 2021)
Titus YONG, EdM '03, Vice President (Term Ending 2022)
Welly TANTANO AB '96 Treasurer (Term Ending 2022)
Allen CHU, AB ‘92, Secretary (Term Ending 2021)
Stephen JACOB, MPP '00 , Member (Term Ending 2021)
Arthur LANG AB '96, MBA '01 (Term Ending 2022)
Andrew NAI, GMP '14, Member(Term Ending 2022)
En-Ming ONG, AB '11, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Nadine YAP, AB '92, AM '95, Member (Term Ending 2021)

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