Organisation Profiles (Private)

Growing In All Terrains

By Farhan Shah

When most university graduates finally throw their mortarboard into the air, they get a job in the lower rungs of the career ladder. Evelyn Ho is not your typical graduate. The Group Financial Controller for Pamarine got thrust into the upper echelons of the family business after graduating and had to handle the annual audits of the company among other responsibilities.

Pamarine is in the business of marine safety equipments. But it’s not your typical traditional maritime organisation. “We are not your mundane marine company with a mono-coloured logo. In today’s world, we understand packaging is very important. To compete on the international stage, we underwent an immense branding exercise in 2008,” Evelyn explains.

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Constructing A Future with HSL Constructor

By Farhan Shah

For most people, the tea break is a time to catch up with the latest office gossip or take a breather from work. For Charles Quek, it is the perfect time to start learning. “Go buy coffee for your workers. Slowly, they will open up to you and teach you things that only experience can garner,” he shares.

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Sailing with Jason Marine

By Farhan Shah

When Singapore was still a young nation back in the 1970s, a young man struck out on his own in the maritime industry, believing he could make a difference. That young man is Joseph Foo, now the Chairman of Jason Marine.

Jason Marine is currently one of the leading players in the regional marine communications and navigations industry, supplying the two largest shipyards in Singapore. But the journey to the top was not easy.

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Saving Lives, One Cord At A Time

By Farhan Shah

Being one of the first few companies to strike out into the untested field of cord blood banking can be quite tricky. Being one of the leading pioneers in said field is even more daunting. “CordLife has pioneered a lot of technology for cord blood processing and storage. We were even awarded the Technology Pioneer status by the World Economic Forum,” Chong Ruiling says.

CordLife came into life in 2001 and despite amassing a solid list of credentials throughout the years, the idea of cord blood banking is still treated with a degree of scepticism from the public. As Head of Customer Relationship Management of CordLife Singapore, Ruiling has to manage this sceptical public and answer their queries. “When you present the facts to clients, they will slowly understand what cord blood banking is about,” the 28-year-old reveals.

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Dishing Japanese with RE&S

By Farhan Shah

From manga to music, Japanese culture has permeated almost every facet of our lives. Singapore’s food industry is no exception with an array of Japanese-themed restaurants doing business along busy shopping belts and offering a smorgasbord of Japanese delicacies. The long queues that start springing up at the restaurants during meal times are testaments to the popularity of the ubiquitous sushi.

With establishments like Kuriya and Ichiban Sushi under its umbrella, RE&S Enterprises Pte Ltd is one of the biggest dining groups in Singapore. With more than 20 restaurants under its wing, it can be quite daunting to manage and maintain the cohesive identity of the establishments. This is where Winnie Loo comes in.

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Passion for Service with 1-Rochester

By Farhan Shah

Food and Singapore go hand-in-hand like jelly and peanut butter. Some might even say that eating is our national pastime. Many enterprises and eateries have sprung up all over the island dedicated to satiate the cavernous appetites of the most Singaporeans.

The 1-Rochester Group, seen as the ethos of cool in the industry, is one of the biggest dining enterprises in Singapore. One of the people who will be responsible for overseeing the future growth of the group is Management Associate Jonathan Teo.

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Walking Tall with Charles & Keith

By Farhan Shah

The world of fashion is extremely fickle with trends fleetingly changing from one season to the next. But through it all, Charles & Keith has weathered the storm to emerge as one of the synonymous names for women’s footwear, bags and accessories in Singapore.

Not contented to rest on their laurels, the company decided to explore overseas franchising opportunities to expand their reach. Today, Charles & Keith has more than 190 stores across 27 countries, including China, United Arab Emirates and even Estonia.

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Broadening Your Horizons with Symantec

Two university students share how their internships at Symantec have illuminated their future career paths.

By Becky Lo

Accountancy student Athena Wang had a plan in mind when she applied for a summer internship at Symantec in April last year. Instead of heading for the big four accounting firms in Singapore, she decide to choose an MNC to learn how her course of studies can be relevant outside of a professional accountancy firm.

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Where Ideas And Technology Meet

From sponsoring the Worldwide Olympics Toyota Racing Formula One team to being one of the most advanced green innovative companies official partners for Major League Soccer, Panasonic has spread its influence all over the globe. Two graduates tell us how life is like working for Japan’s largest consumer-electronics maker.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

Email Tan and Toh Yanming were students who came from different ends of the spectrum. Emil was an enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering undergraduate who wanted to hone his engineering skills while Yanming was a fresh Industrial Design graduate looking to make her mark in the world of design.

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Going Beyond Facts and Figures

Nielsen is in the business of delivering market intelligence about what consumers watch and what consumers buy on a global and local basis. Understanding what makes the consumer tick has never been more lucrative, with an expanding array of traditional and new media, as well as new trends in retail products and services.

By Tang Pin-Ji

Like many of her peers, Goh Hui Yi had initially thought that she would be pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting after graduating with a Communication Studies degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). But the field of communications research won her over and led her to market research firm Nielsen, where she conducts studies and analysis for a broad spectrum of clients to support them in their marketing decisions.

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