DUAL JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER

As always, dues paying members are eligible to register for DUAL events.

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  1. Thursday, 04 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Entrepreneurship in North Korea – The Penn and Wharton club presents Geoffrey See, CEO of Choson Exchange
  2. Monday, 08 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Speaker Series – In Conversation with Senior Alumni
  3. Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour **NEW VENUE**
  4. Thursday, 11 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL LGBT Drinks | 11 June 2015
  5. Saturday, 13 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 10:30pm – Murder in Margaritaland Mystery Party
  6. Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL Drinks
  7. Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2015 07:30am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast
  8. Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015 09:00am – Friday, 26 Jun, 2015 05:00pm – Behavioral Economics Conference 2015: Choice & Well-Being in the Asia Pacific
  9. Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 08:00pm – Commodities Talk: Tools for the future
  10. Wednesday, 08 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 1 – Victoria Huang: Contemporary Chinese Ink: Fad or Fortune?
  11. Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 2 – Susie Lingham: SAM’s Role in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  12. Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2015 07:00pm – 08:30pm – DUAL-NUSS Event: 21 (20 Alumni Clubs + 1 NUSS) Endless Connections
  13. Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 3 – Emi Eu: Contemporary Art – Making and Placing Works
  14. Thursday, 23 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – 11:59am – SAVE-THE-DATE: Stanford Club of Singapore Mixer, 23-July
  15. Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 12:00pm – Wednesday, 09 Sep, 2015 09:00pm – 5th Nanyang Business School Alumni Golf Challenge 2015
  16. Volunteering Opportunity – Internal Leadership Roles and Project Advisor Roles, Conjunct Consulting
  17. Career Opportunity – HR, Garena
  18. Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL

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1. Thursday, 04 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Entrepreneurship in North Korea – The Penn and Wharton club presents Geoffrey See, CEO of Choson Exchange
Geoffrey will talk about the highly hidden but massively important entrepreneurial scene in North Korea, and how this will dramatically change as economic policy experimentation started in 2012 (hopefully) continues to take place. Geoffrey See is a Penn alumni and founder of Choson Exchange (www.chosonexchange.org), a non-profit focused on supporting entrepreneurs in North Korea through economic policy, business and legal training. Since its founding, Choson Exchange has trained over 800 North Koreans, and brought close to 100 North Koreans to Singapore for further exposure. CE alumni have gone out to set up innovative retail businesses, business parks, and economic policy research institutes.
Venue: Barclays offices MBFC 2, 10 Marina Boulevard, 25th Floor, Meeting room 42; 018989 Cost: Free RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HZ03v-JoGGA018mBQShPRe5RK4mTkkOsiXQfYx22Ez8/viewform?c=0&w=1

Contact: pennsing@gmail.com
2. Monday, 08 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Speaker Series – In Conversation with Senior Alumni
Back by popular demand, the LSEAAS presents you the second installment of China Club Speaker Series – In Conversation with Senior Alumni: Lutfey Siddiqi, Global Head, Emerging Markets – FX, Rates and Credit at UBS Investment Bank; Ong Ye Kung, Director of Group Strategy, Keppel Corporation; and Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS on “Major Trends that shape the Economy and Investment Outlook”.
Venue: The China Club Singapore <http://www.chinaclub.com.sg/> (Mezzanine Floor @ level 52), Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912 Cost: $48 RSVP: Please register promptly at http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/speaker_series_-_in_conversation_with_senior_alumni/

Contact: Ms. Miao Fongtien, fongtien.miao@lsesingapore.org

Against a spectacular view of the City, & networking over a dinner buffet & drinks at the China Club – one of the best executive clubs in Singapore; we look forward to an evening of lively, quick-fire & spirited debate in an intimate, closed-door setting. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to 50pax.

3. Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour **NEW VENUE**
The Berkeley Club of Singapore (BCoS) is trying out another brand new venue: Sum Yi Tai. We invite you to join Golden Bears on the second Wednesdays (hump day) for our monthly Happy Hour. Celebrate the passing of half the work week and almost half the month with friends from Cal. All are welcome. Cheers!
Venue: SUM YI TAI – 25 Boon Tat Street (just below Cross Street, b/n Telok Ayer and Cecil Streets) Cost: Cash Bar RSVP: Please RSVP at the Event page on Facebook or to berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

Contact: berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

Sum Yi Tai is a refreshing blend of old traditions and modern urban that is uniquely Singapore as well. It sits at the intersection of CBD, Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar and offers great Chinese food and fantastic drinks in a hip shophouse setting.

4. Thursday, 11 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL LGBT Drinks | 11 June 2015
Our monthly drinks will be on 11 June, just in time for Pinkdot. Come join us and make sure you are on the listserv to receive venue and register at the link below.
Venue: Folks Collective, China Square Central #01-25, 20 Cross St, Singapore 048422 Cost: None RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dual-lgbt-pre-pinkdot-drinks-11-june-2015-tickets-17210537180

Contact: dual.lgbt@gmail.com

5. Saturday, 13 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 10:30pm – Murder in Margaritaland Mystery Party
The LSEAAS brings you an intriguing murder mystery party at Margaritaland, an exclusive tropical resort, where most get away from their troubles, but for one unfortunate soul, it will mean the end of their travels all together.   At the resort, the guilty will mingle among the guests and everyone will be left with the task of deciphering between the facts and falsehoods that plague this paradise in order to make a killer pay for their crime.
Venue: 60 Kim Seng Road, Function Room (2nd Level) at Tribeca Cost: $35/pax RSVP: Please register using the event webpage at http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/murder_in_margaritaland_mystery_party/

Contact: nicole.zycinski-singh@lsesingapore.org

Your place will be confirmed once you have made payment using the payment links on the event webpage.

6. Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL Drinks
Do come down and join us for our monthly DUAL Drinks (3rd Thursday) at our new venue with a magnificent view. It will be a great time to relax, catch up with old friends and meet new people!
Venue: ME@OUE (OUE TOWER ROOFTOP), 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321 Cost: Cash Bar. Happy Hour all Night. RSVP: Just Come! No need to RSVP! Contact: hauyee.ng@gmail.com

ME@OUE is located on the rooftop of the new OUE Tower at Collyer Quay (across from the Fullerton Bay Hotel and near One Fullerton, Customs House,…). You can get to the rooftop at the main lobby and approach the ME@OUE concierge to take the dedicated elevator to the rooftop which offers stunning, unobstructed views of Marina Bay.

7. Tuesday, 23 Jun, 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)

8. Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015 09:00am – Friday, 26 Jun, 2015 05:00pm – Behavioral Economics Conference 2015: Choice & Well-Being in the Asia Pacific
Organized by Princeton Alum Dr Joanne Yoong, this conference on the applications of behavioral economics in Asia brings some of the world’s foremost thinkers and decision-makers in this field to Singapore. In the two day event from June 25-26, the speakers and leaders in this conference will explore leading applications and breakthrough ideas for behavioral economics with the hopes of “nudging” interventions relevant to research, policy and practice in the Asia Pacific. Frontiers aims to stimulate learning and exchange on exciting cross-cutting insights and interventions for improving choice in healthcare, finance and other domains, as well as emerging opportunities and challenges in the age of big data and predictive analytics. For application of full scholarships and travel bursaries for participants from low-income countries, please contact Dr Joanne Yoong. Visit the conference website for full conference agenda and registration information:

http://static.usc.edu/frontiers
Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Ballroom

Cost: Regular Participants: US$800 // Academics: US$560 RSVP: joanne_yoong@nuhs.edu.sg

Contact: joanne_yoong@nuhs.edu.sg

9. Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 08:00pm – Commodities Talk: Tools for the future
This talk serves as an introduction to major commodity markets, with a history and how more and more OTC commodity markets are moving on to exchanges, citing some of the key players. Areas covered include energy, precious metals, agriculture, soft commodities, and charting and perspectives on how the markets have performed and where they currently sit. Darren Chu is the founder of Tradable Patterns, an educational initiative to demonstrate that the patterns recurring in liquid futures, spot FX and equity markets can help improve trading profitability. Before launching Tradable Patterns, Darren Chu served as Intercontinental Exchange|NYSE Liffe’s country manager for Australia, India and the UAE between 2010 and 2014, expanding his role to look after Liffe business development in APAC ex-Japan/Korea until his departure in mid April 2014. Darren was also with the TMX Group|Montreal Exchange for 4 years, marketing Canadian futures and options.
Venue: 1st floor, Harry’s Bar, Boat Quay Cost: Free.

RSVP: Salman Jaffer Contact: salman.jaffer@gmail.com Seats are limited, so please RSVP to attend.

10. Wednesday, 08 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 1 – Victoria Huang: Contemporary Chinese Ink: Fad or Fortune?
WKWC celebrates SMU15 by presenting a special series of three talks on Contemporary Art. Three speakers, acknowledged in their respective fields in the art world, will separately share their knowledge, experience and unique insights. Who should Attend? The series will appeal to art collectors, professionals who are part of the art world, and those who are interested in contemporary art. We will allow some time for Q&A with our speakers after each talk.
Venue: SMU Labs. Venue can be found in the link below. Cost: Admission is free of charge, refreshments will be served. RSVP: Details and registration can be found in the following link: https://www.smu.edu.sg/newsletter/125436?newsletter=1

Victoria Huang is a Specialist in Chinese Paintings with Bonham. Contemporary ink art has made a big splash in recent years, preoccupying discussions amongst Chinese art historians and the art market. Victoria will examine the creative output of key Chinese artists from the 1970s who have sought cultural renewal through their reinterpretations of the age-old medium, as well as discuss collecting trends, market performance and what this means to our Singapore contemporary ink artists.

11. Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 2 – Susie Lingham: SAM’s Role in Singapore and Southeast Asia
WKWC celebrates SMU15 by presenting a special series of three talks on Contemporary Art. Three speakers, acknowledged in their respective fields in the art world, will separately share their knowledge, experience and unique insights. Who should Attend? The series will appeal to art collectors, professionals who are part of the art world, and those who are interested in contemporary art. We will allow some time for Q&A with our speakers after each talk.
Venue: SMU Labs. Venue can be found in the below link. Cost: Admission is free of charge, refreshments will be served. RSVP: Details and registration can be found in the following link: https://www.smu.edu.sg/newsletter/125436?newsletter=1

Susie Lingham, Director of Singapore Art Museum. As the museum of contemporary art in Singapore and for Southeast Asia, SAM’s vision is to initiate, create, present, and mediate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research-led contemporary art, and through evolving curatorial practice,realize a future for Singapore where art is in fluid continuum with the pulse of life and society. SAM’s exhibitions and programs are planned with a view to inspire and encourage a creative, intellectually dynamic, and emotionally whole society. Because contemporary art brings new possibilities and fresh perspectives into every aspect of life, SAM’s work demonstrates the capaciousness of art as a way of thinking, doing and being.

12. Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2015 07:00pm – 08:30pm – DUAL-NUSS Event: 21 (20 Alumni Clubs + 1 NUSS) Endless Connections
An exclusive night of networking with alumni from DUAL and NUSS, the Graduate Club.
Venue: NUSS, Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 5, #02-401/402 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 Cost: DUAL/NUSS Members: $25 nett; fees include refreshments and 2 drinks; spouses are welcome; Full charges apply for cancellations after 8 July. RSVP: For more info and register: http://www.nuss.org.sg/email_news.php?news_id=47 Contact: Ng Hau Yee @ hauyee.ng@gmail.com

This event is jointly organized by DUAL and NUSS, the Graduate Club. NUSS is the foremost graduate club with more than 15,000 graduate members from NUS and other universities. With an extensive network of graduates frequenting its Guild Houses in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Suntec City, NUSS endeavours to provide its members vast networking opportunities with fellow graduates and professionals, as well as premium social, recreational and dining facilities. For more information on NUSS, please visit http://www.nuss.org.sg.

13. Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre – Contemporary Art Talks 3 – Emi Eu: Contemporary Art – Making and Placing Works
WKWC celebrates SMU15 by presenting a special series of three talks on Contemporary Art. Three speakers, acknowledged in their respective fields in the art world, will separately share their knowledge, experience and unique insights. Who should Attend? The series will appeal to art collectors, professionals who are part of the art world, and those who are interested in contemporary art. We will allow some time for Q&A with our speakers after each talk.
Venue: SMU Labs. Venue can be found in the following link. Cost: Admission is free of charge, refreshments will be served. RSVP: Details and registration can be found in the following link: https://www.smu.edu.sg/newsletter/125436?newsletter=1

Emi Eu, Director of STPI. Emi Eu has been an important member of STPI from 2001. Since becoming Director in 2009, she has led the organization towards global expansion, introducing exciting collaborations with renowned artists both within Asia and from the West. Under her directorship, STPI became the first gallery from Singapore to participate in the prestigious art fair, Art Basel Basel, in 2013. She is on the Selection Committee of Art Basel Hong Kong and a member of the Joint Committee for Art Basel Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Since 2007, she has been the Programme Director of Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès Third-Floor, a non-commercial art space that champions contemporary young artists by commissioning, producing and presenting works within its space in Singapore.

14. Thursday, 23 Jul, 2015 06:00pm – 11:59am – SAVE-THE-DATE: Stanford Club of Singapore Mixer, 23-July
Back by popular demand, the Stanford Club of Singapore will host its periodic mixer on Thursday July 23. Save-the-date for what promises to be a fun evening of networking and camaraderie. The most recent mixer reached capacity at just over 100 attendees, and based on our early outreach and polling on preferred date, we are expecting the attendance at this event to be just as great, if not greater.
Venue: TBC Cost: TBC RSVP: TBC Contact: TBC

Subscribe to the Stanford Club of Singapore email newsletter to ensure you get the official announcement once final details are confirmed – visit http://www.stanfordalumni.org.sg, scroll down to the right to find “Be on our mailing list” and enter your name and email address – it’s that simple!

15. Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 12:00pm – Wednesday, 09 Sep, 2015 09:00pm – 5th Nanyang Business School Alumni Golf Challenge 2015
Our much-anticipated Alumni Golf Challenge returns to the pristine Jurong Country Club again this year. Come tee off with familiar faces for a good day of fun! If you are keen to support / sponsor our event, please email us at NBSAlumniOffice@ntu.edu.sg.
Venue: Jurong Country Club, 9 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609078 Cost: $168 per DUAL Member; $188 Per Guest; includes 18-hole green and cart fees, lunch and dinner; attractive goodie bags to be given away! RSVP: http://www.nanyangbusinessschool.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/Registration/Golf_Challenge_2015/GolfEventAdvanced.asp Contact: NBSAlumniOffice@ntu.edu.sg.

Organised by NBS Alumni Affairs Supported by NBS Alumni Association and Nanyang MBA Alumni Association

16.  Volunteering Opportunity – Internal Leadership Roles and Project Advisor Roles, Conjunct Consulting

Interested in volunteering within a dynamic nonprofit in an impactful and long-term role? Conjunct Consulting is looking for volunteers to join their team!

Conjunct Consulting is Southeast Asia’s first social change consultancy, which engages, mobilises, and empowers pro bono talent to strengthen social good organisations in Singapore. They do this through pro bono consulting projects, strategic collaborations, and one-day corporate scalathon events.

Conjunct Consulting is predominantly run by volunteers. At any given moment, Conjunct engages with roughly 120-200 volunteers in order to keep its chapters and operations running smoothly! By training, developing and partnering skilled professional and student volunteers, Conjunct Consulting is able to help strengthen social good organisations in Singapore.

Use your talents and passions to make a difference in the social sector and help grow the next generation of social change leaders!

Internal Leadership Role:

About 30-40 of us lead, manage, and execute all key strategic and operational functions within the organisation. Regardless of your expertise, there can always be a role for you in Con-junct Consulting. We are looking for passionate changemakers based in Singapore who are looking to learn and are driven to create social change.

At any given moment, we may have openings in a variety of functions, including marketing, design, communications, IT, operations, fundraising, business development, workshop facilitation, project management, social sector research, volunteer management and finance.

Project Advisor Role:

Project Advisors are an integral part of Conjunct Consulting’s services, as they mentor and guide student consulting teams to help them bring quality recommendations to our nonprofit partners. Project Advisors work regularly with their team to frame issues, push analyses, and provide feed-back on presentations and other deliverables. By giving project specific support and helping the team attain professional standards, Project Advisors help give our nonprofit partners the recommendations needed for them to maximize their social impact, all while helping to grow the next generation of social change leaders.

To apply for an Internal Leadership Role, please click here: http://bit.ly/c2volunteer

To apply for a Project Advisor Role, please click here: http://bit.ly/ProjectAdvisor

If you wish to find out more about Conjunct and what we do, you can meet us for a scheduled coffee session at: http://bit.ly/conjunctcoffee

To read more about Conjunct Consulting, please click here: http://www.conjunctconsulting.org

All applications are due by 24 June

17.  Career Opportunity – HR, Garena

About Garena

Since its inception in 2009, Garena has seen unprecedented growth and become a leading platform provider for online and mobile entertainment and communication across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, serving millions of users.

In 2010, Garena launched its first product, Garena+, an online game and social platform for people to meet, chat and play games with each other. Since then, Garena has steadily innovated by adding successful extensions to its original platform including BeeTalk, the first indigenous mobile social network in Southeast Asia; AirPay, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing payments networks; and Shopee, a C2C m-commerce platform with advanced payment security features and logistic infrastructure to meet the specific needs of the Southeast Asian market. The combination of PC and mobile, content and communications, and microtransactions and payments is the foundation of Garena’s compelling value proposition to both its millions of users and its trusted content and ecommerce partners.

Garena People Team

Garena shall be a place where talented people thrive at scale, enjoy freedom of ideas and achieve the unimaginable. Finding and retaining such exceptional people requires more than just an ordinary HR team – we believe that only the best can identify and attract the best.

Garena’s People Team is led by the Vice-President of the Group CEO’s Office. Apart from a genuine passion to transform people and organizations, he also holds a degree from Cambridge and Stanford, and is pursuing an Executive MBA from INSEAD. Currently, we are gathering a team of professionals from diverse backgrounds united by a common passion to build, develop and maintain a dream team.

With 3 key functions in people search, development and services, we work with partners, data and technology to provide only the best for our people. We are on a constant lookout for new ways to inspire, cultivate, and collectively transform Garena into a magnet for the smartest, the most creative and the most driven.

The People Team has openings for various roles across different levels with a competitive compensation package. Our preferred qualifications are:

  • Passionate about people, culture and service
  • Have a strong affinity for critical thinking, hands-on execution, problem solving, and result orientation
  • Demonstrated communication competency, both oral and written, in a diverse culture
  • No prior experience is required, although experience in consulting and/or an MBA degree will be a plus
  • Outstanding fresh graduates are also welcome to apply

17.  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

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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 www.jobstreet.com.sg .

You can also find this exclusive JobStreet.com link under “Jobs” on our website www.dual.org.sg

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DUAL is the Distinguished Universities Alumni League, an umbrella organization comprising members from the following 20 alumni clubs – Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University/Cornell University Hoteliers, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Imperial College, INSEAD, King’s College London, London Business School, London School of Economics, MIT, NUS MBA, Oxbridge Society, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University

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