DUAL MID JANUARY 2015 UPDATE

Here is the mid January update from DUAL. As always, dues-paying members of the Cornell Club of Singapore are eligible to register for DUAL events.

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1. Friday, 23 Jan, 2015 07:00pm – 10:30pm – LSEAAS Pub Crawl!
2. Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015 09:00am – 12:00pm – KCLASS presents a Historical Walking Tour of Istana Kampung Gelam II
3. Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015 10:00am – 01:00pm – Foodbank Singapore Volunteer Day
4. Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL LGBT Social Networking Event
5. Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 07:30am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast
6. Saturday, 31 Jan, 2015 10:00am – Sunday, 01 Feb, 2015 07:00pm – Trade Talent Connection – The global trading industry career fair
7. Tuesday, 03 Feb, 2015 08:00am – 09:30am – Techie Brekkie
8. Tuesday, 03 Feb, 2015 06:31pm – 08:30pm – Chicago Booth Global Leadership Series
9. Wednesday, 04 Feb, 2015 07:30pm – 09:30pm – Focus Point Series with Prof Song Jaeyong – The Samsung Way
10. Thursday, 05 Feb, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Focus Point Series with GIC – Investing for Singapore’s Future as We Celebrate SG 50
11. Friday, 06 Feb, 2015 05:30pm – 07:00pm – Visit to NUS UTown hosted by Mr J Y Pillay
12. Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015 06:45pm – 09:00pm – INSEAD NAA Singapore – From Wall Street to Space Venture: the Story of Peter Platzer and his Nano-Satellite Startup
13. Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015 06:53pm – 06:53pm – Berkeley Club Happy Hour
14. Sunday, 01 Mar, 2015 09:30am – 07:30pm – Economics, Culture and Innovation: Lessons from Japan
15. Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Chicago Booth Economic Outlook Singapore
16. Friday, 27 Mar, 2015 12:20pm – Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015 08:45pm – LSEAAS Overseas Trip 2015
17. Career Opportunity – Strategic Level Consultant/Account Director, Control Risks
18. Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL

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1. Friday, 23 Jan, 2015 07:00pm – 10:30pm – LSEAAS Pub Crawl!

If you have ever done the “Circle Line Challenge” in London – you know the drill: one drink per stop and you crawl to the next! For the Singapore edition, we decided to settle for the Downtown Line instead, and do the full-leg (there are only SIX stops; starting from Chinatown and ending at Bugis)! “This train is ready to depart. Doors are closing …”

Venue: * Check the Schedule on the event webpage
Cost: $7 – DUAL / Guests
Register at: http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/lseaas_pub_crawl/
Contact: wenting.geok@lsesingapore.org

2. Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015 09:00am – 12:00pm – KCLASS presents a Historical Walking Tour of Istana Kampung Gelam II

How long has the Sultan Mosque been the focus of the Muslim community in Singapore? Why is there an Istana in Kampung Gelam and who lived there? Why are there names like Muscat Street, Bussorah Street, Kandahar Street – names that come from faraway lands? Find the answers to these and other questions on the latest installment of KCLASS’ series of historical walking tours of Singapore, which will take us through Kandahar Street and the rest of Singapore’s Malay Heritage area. The same tour will run on two days: Sat 17th Jan and Sat 25th Jan.

Venue: Meet at the Entrance of the Malay Heritage Centre on Kandahar Street
Cost: Free
RSVP: Salman Jaffer (salman.jaffer@gmail.com)
Contact: Salman Jaffer (salman.jaffer@gmail.com)
limited to 20 persons!

3. Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015 10:00am – 01:00pm – Foodbank Singapore Volunteer Day

The Cornell Club Singapore invites you to join us at The Food Bank Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Lift 6, #03-08 All are welcome! We will be volunteering to sort, pack and take inventory at the their warehouse in preparation for food distribution to Family Service Centres and other beneficiaries across the island. Feel free to bring some foods to donate! (anything with 3 months more to go before expiry is accepted). Dress light! .

Venue: The Food Bank Singapore
RSVP: RSVP Sonia Ong, sonia.ong@gmail.com to indicate your committment
Contact: sonia.ong@gmail.com
Directions: For drivers, park near Blk 39 For non-drivers, alight at the bus stop opposite the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Once you get there, take Lift 6 up to the 3rd floor, unit 03-08 Food-Xervices Walk through the office to reach the Food Bank warehouse.

4. Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL LGBT Social Networking Event

The DUAL LGBT group would like to invite all members of the DUAL alumni organizations for a LGBT social networking event on 28th Jan. We will have simple games for attendees to participate at the event as ice breakers in order for everyone to get to know each other. We hope many of you will come to this event to show your support, details as follows:

Venue: TBD (email for the location when RSVP)
Cost: Drinks and food at participant’s own expense
RSVP: Email to dual.lgbt@gmail.com
Dress Code: Business Casual. We hope to see many of you at this event! Cheers, Organizers of DUAL LGBT Group

5. Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 07:30am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast

Informal gathering of DUAL alumni active in financial services and/or interested in them: meet people, exchange views and ideas, have a chat, …

Venue: Lau Pa Sat, outside area at corner of Cross Street and Raffles Quay next to Kopitiam and Mugiho, Japanese Bakery
Cost: Pay your own.
RSVP: Please register with Rolf (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanalytics.com), but you are welcome even without registration.
Contact: Rolf Haudenschild (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanaltytics)

6. Saturday, 31 Jan, 2015 10:00am – Sunday, 01 Feb, 2015 07:00pm – Trade Talent Connection – The global trading industry career fair

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is organising the first ever trade focused outreach initiative in Singapore known as Trade Talent Connection. With this event, we hope to connect Singapore’s existing talent pool to global companies in the trading and related industries looking to achieve talent acquisition objectives. Some of the global MNCs that will be joining us in this event include BP, Vitol, ADM, KPMG and Cargill. The event will run from 10 am – 7 pm each day. There will be two main components of the event over two days: – Career booths for each of the sponsoring organisations – Panel discussions which will introduce the audience to segments of Singapore’s trading ecosystem

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Hall C
Cost: Free entry
RSVP: More info and registration at http://www.tradetalentconnection.com.sg
Contact: Serene Zhang (LSEAAS) Serene_ZHANG@iesingapore.gov.sg

7. Tuesday, 03 Feb, 2015 08:00am – 09:30am – Techie Brekkie

The Berkeley Club of Singapore invites all DUAL members to an informal gathering of people working and/or interested in technology & new media industries It’s a great way to meet people, find out what others are doing, and exchange ideas. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not feed your mind as well?

Venue: THE ROTISSERIE (RAFFLES PLACE), 51 TELOK AYER ST, CHINA SQUARE
Cost: Each attendee pays for their own breakfast
RSVP: Not necessary, but if you have questions, please email: berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

8. Tuesday, 03 Feb, 2015 06:31pm – 08:30pm – Chicago Booth Global Leadership Series

Robert H. Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Programs Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore Join professor Robert H. Gertner and Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, for a fireside chat on the Chicago Booth Singapore Campus. They will discuss Singapore’s industrial policy and drivers of the Singapore and regional economy going forward. What are the key industry sectors? Which will Singapore target and how will Singapore support these targets?

Venue: Chicago Booth Singapore Campus 101 Penang Road Singapore, 238466
Cost: Free
RSVP: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/gls/schedule/singapore/2015-02-03.aspx
Contact: Charlie Huang / Chicago Booth at charlie.huang@chicagobooth.edu

9. Wednesday, 04 Feb, 2015 07:30pm – 09:30pm – Focus Point Series with Prof Song Jaeyong – The Samsung Way

“Change everything, except your wife and children”, said Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-Hee to his senior management team in 1993. From a trader of fish, fruit and vegetables, Samsung has grown into a leading global player in electronics. Under the leadership of Mr Lee, Samsung has impressed the world with innovative products such as cellphones, semiconductors, and the latest curved TV. It has become the world’s largest electronics producer with US$213 billion in revenue for 2013.

Venue: Auditorium, NTU @ one-north Executive Centre, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, Level 3 NTU@one-north Executive Centre, Singapore 138664
Cost: $30 DUAL Member
RSVP: http://www.nanyangbusinessschool.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/Registration/Samsung/register.asp
Contact: Jennifer Lee yhlee@ntu.edu.sg

Come join us, Nanyang Business School Alumni Affairs, for an insightful evening to learn more about the management strategies and vision of the Samsung Group Chairman from Prof Song Jaeyong, co-author of the book “The Samsung Way”. Prof Song is AMOREPACIFIC Chaired Professor of Strategy and International Management at Seoul National University and is a renowned scholar who serves as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. As a former professor of Columbia Business School, he received his Ph.D. at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

10. Thursday, 05 Feb, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Focus Point Series with GIC – Investing for Singapore’s Future as We Celebrate SG 50

As a long-term value investor, GIC assesses markets over several cycles and pursues idiosyncratic investment opportunities to build a diversified portfolio. GIC is guided by its 5 investing principles of pursuing intrinsic value and maintaining price discipline, practising long-term investing, picking its spots, paying attention to risk control and preparing for the future.

Venue: STI Auditorim, 168 Robinson Road, Level 9 Capital Tower, Singapore 068912
Cost: $30 DUAL Member
RSVP: http://www.nanyangbusinessschool.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/Registration/GIC_alumni/register.asp

GIC Speaker: Mr Tham Chiew Kit, Managing Director heading the Total Portfolio Strategy division in the Economics & Investment Strategy department.

This event has a strong career focus.

11. Friday, 06 Feb, 2015 05:30pm – 07:00pm – Visit to NUS UTown hosted by Mr J Y Pillay

Hosted by Mr J Y Pillay, Rector of the College of Peter and Alice Tan (CAPT), this visit to UTown will reveal the concepts behind the Residential Colleges model which has created a lively intellectual, social and cultural environment that distinguishes through excellence in learning and student engagement.

Venue: NUS UTown Plaza drop-off point (beside CREATE Tower)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register by 28 Jan 2014
Contact: Charles Lim – secretary.icaas@gmail.com

12. Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015 06:45pm – 09:00pm – INSEAD NAA Singapore – From Wall Street to Space Venture: the Story of Peter Platzer and his Nano-Satellite Startup

The INSEAD Alumni Association of Singapore is extending an invitation to all members of DUAL for its upcoming event with Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global, a well-recognized space pioneer and White House Champion of Change. He will share with us his experiences and decisions moving from Wall Street to set up a space venture in Silicon Valley, and the impact of disruptive nano-satellite technology on the global economy in the near future. Limited spots available!

Venue: Singapore – more details on the sign up page
Cost: SGD40
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-wall-street-to-space-venture-the-story-of-peter-platzer-and-his-nano-satellite-startup-tickets-15268140419
Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

13. Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015 06:53pm – 06:53pm – Berkeley Club Happy Hour

The Berkeley Club of Singapore invites you to join Golden Bears on second Wednesdays (hump days) for our monthly Happy Hour. Celebrate the passing of half the work week and almost half the month with friends from Cal – UC Berkeley. All are welcome. Cheers!

Venue: EMPIRE – 45TH FLOOR SINGAPORE LAND TOWER
Cost: Cash Bar
RSVP: No RSVP needed
Contact: berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

14. Sunday, 01 Mar, 2015 09:30am – 07:30pm – Economics, Culture and Innovation: Lessons from Japan

As the world becomes more interconnected in this 21st century, there are an increasing number of interdependencies among cultures and economies, between politics and economics, and throughout academia and business. The serendipitous and multi-faceted encounters that are part of our interconnections inevitably lead to innovations that address the needs we face on a local and on a global scale. JOIN US for a one day forum designed for you – our alumni – bringing together experts from a wide range of fields and alumni from leading universities around the world to consider the major issues we currently face in the global economy. Speakers and panelists will include: – Architect Kengo Kuma – Robert Feldman ’75 of Morgan Stanley – Gen Isayama, CEO and Co-Founder of WiL, LLC (World Innovation Lab – Seichi Kondo, President of A.T. Kearney Japan and government adviser Plus, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. reception with Presidents of the IARU member institutions

Venue: University of Tokyo
Cost: The cost for the program on March 1 including the reception is JPY5000
RSVP: Register at http://peatix.com/event/50699
Contact: http://www.alumni.u-tokyo.ac.jp/iaru_world_alumni_forum/

Read all the details about the program and the speakers at http://www.alumni.u-tokyo.ac.jp/iaru_world_alumni_forum/ SPECIAL Discover Unknown Japan Tour (additional cost applies) on February 28 to visit Toraya Confectionery Company, Akihabara tour, sushi making experience and more! Register now as space is limited. This conference is organized by the International Alliance of Research Universities, a collaboration between ten of the world’s leading research-intensive universities that comprises the Australian National University, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo and Yale University.

15. Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2015 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Chicago Booth Economic Outlook Singapore

Chicago Booth is known for an intellectual approach that leaves no question unasked and no assumption unchallenged. Join us in Singapore for a candid discussion featuring Amit Seru, professor of finance at Chicago Booth. Be part of the conversation. Questions will be taken from the audience following the discussion.

Venue: Chicago Booth Singapore Campus 101 Penang Road Singapore 238 466
Cost: Alumni $20 Alumni and Guest $30 General Admission $35 General and Guest $45 Prospective Student Free
RSVP: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/eo/cities/singapore/singapore
Contact: Charlie Huang / Chicago booth at charlie.huang@chicagobooth.edu

16. Friday, 27 Mar, 2015 12:20pm – Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015 08:45pm – LSEAAS Overseas Trip 2015

The LSEAAS Committee cordially invites you to Trip 2015 from Friday 27 March – Sunday 29 March. There will be 15-20 people, including many members of the LSEAAS Committee and we will be staying at the 5* Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia. Flight Timings: Depart Singapore Fri 27 March at 1220h Depart Langkawi Sun 29 March at 2045h The price includes return flights via Silkair and TWO nights accomodation at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia with breakfast. To secure these special rates the deadline for making a reservation is Thursday 08 January. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Venue: Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia
Cost: Price (per person): Twin-sharing: SGD 598.00; Single occupancy: SGD 768.00
RSVP: To make a reservation please contact our travel agent directly: fcm.mice@sg.fcm.travel quoting LSEAAS Trip 2015.
Contact: For more information please contact Andrew Naylor at andrew.naylor@alumni.lse.ac.uk

17. Career Opportunity – Strategic Level Consultant/Account Director, Control Risks

Control Risks (www.controlrisks.com) is seeking a strategic level consultant/account director to advise Singapore multinational and government clients as they invest in new markets overseas. Our advice may range from market entry investment/political risk advisory to compliance-driven due diligence/investigations, business intelligence, and crisis management. This is an exciting role which will have access to senior relationships within the ‘Singapore Inc.’ domain and support their decision-making as investment plans are forged across different industry sectors and geographical markets. Advanced university degree or recognized equivalent in areas related to Public Policy, International Relations, Political Science or Diplomatic Studies. A minimum of 5-8 years of strategic level experience in government service or engagements with Singapore Inc. Fluency in English (verbal and written) is essential with strong presentation skills and charisma.

Interested applicant, please email resume to Dane Chamorro at dane.chamorro@controlrisks.com

18. JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL members

JobStreet.com is pleased to create exclusively for DUAL members, a new and exclusive career site located at http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/dual.htm featuring exciting high-level Public and Private sector jobs in Singapore. This site containing pre-selected jobs, caters to distinguished alumni members like yourself and is designed to save you the time and effort in sorting. This website will automatically be refreshed daily to bring you up-to-date jobs. It will also be featured on the DUAL website.

It is best that you save this link as it will not be featured on Jobstreet.com website.
Jobs featured have included

– AVP/VP/SVPs
– Directors/Deputy Directors
– General Managers/CFO/Heads
– Managers
If you wish to view all other private and public sector jobs, you may browse at http://www.jobstreet.com.sg .
You can also find this exclusive JobStreet.com link under “Jobs” on our website http://www.dual.org.sg

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