Mr David Shanmugam

LLB, Advocate & Solicitor

Mr David Shanmugam holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration degree from Victoria University. He has many years of legal experience in the private sector and is currently a partner in a law firm. David is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Over the years, he has conducted legal training for the corporate sector on various practical legal issues facing the corporate field and has lectured for many training institutions on Business & Company Law. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including company matters.

David has conducted programmes for Singapore Association Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and National University of Singapore Continuing Education.
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Mr Joseph Pragasam

B. Eng, ChFC, ACTA

Joseph Pragasam holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) with more than 10 years of business and financial planning experience. He has also attained the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), accredited by the Workforce Development Agency.

He has more than 15 years of sales & marketing experience in both the engineering sector and the financial sector. He has achieved the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) status for 5 straight years from 2004 to 2008, which is the top 5% of all sales personnel of financial services. This achievement allowed him to enrich his skills and knowledge in sales & marketing, communication & leadership.

Over the years, he had acquired the specialized knowledge, skills & experience in areas of business, sales & marketing and people management. He has conducted training for the corporate sector on the various practical issues facing the corporate world. He is highly motivated & passionate trainer who focuses on giving participants & organizations fast paced solutions, creative techniques and innovative ideas which are transferable to their day-to-day life, as well as to their workplace.

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Mr Patrick Wong P.K.

member of ACCA and CA(Singapore)

Patrick Wong has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting and financial field, and has in depth knowledge in various industries, especially manufacturing, construction, F&B and retail sector.

Currently a full time trainer, his teaching environment ranges from personalised one-to-one, classroom, to corporate seminars. Patrick’s training has been well received by participants in terms of his clear simplified explanations of complex issues and topics.
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Mr Christopher Go

FCCA, CIA, CA (S’pore), M.S.I.D., B.BA, PGrad. Dip. in Mktg (CIM UK)

Christopher is the Executive Director of CG Advisory Pte Ltd, a professional firm specializing in corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and internal auditing. He is a Certified Internal Auditor with the Institute of Internal Auditors and is an accredited assessor by the Institute in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Ottawa University. He is a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Christopher has more than 16 years of professional experience. He specializes in corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and internal auditing. Having worked in large SGX-listed companies and established public accounting firms, including Head of audit & risk management divisions, he has vast experience in setting up and/or reviewing risk management and internal controls systems, corporate governance reviews, internal auditing and fraud investigations. Other experiences include IT auditing, risk assessment, control self assessment, setting up quality management system, SOP documentation and ISO 9001 implementation. Christopher also regularly provides trainings in related topics for private and public organizations, including professional institutions such as ISCA, ACCA, IIA, etc.

Christopher is a member of the executive committee of ACCA Singapore and an ex-committee member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
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Mr Tan Joo Seng

Advocate & Solicitor

Mr Tan Joo Seng is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, an SMC accredited adjudicator and arbitrator with close to 20years’ experience in the field of construction law and disputes.

He has for many years he conducted numerous talks on legal topics relevant to the construction industry. His most recent engagement was as a part time lecturer for building law in the Building and Construction Academy

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Mr HC Lim

BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng

Mr HC Lim is a Principal Consultant from Pinnacle Engineering and Management Consultancy. He was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP PowerGrid before venturing into training and management consultancy services.

He has had more than 30 years experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of Safety and Security units and support services for the company’s operations.

He is a SOP accredited adjudicator, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator of SISV Panel of Mediators.

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Mr Albert Teow

MBA (Cranfield School of Management), BEng (EE)

Mr Albert Teow is a Management Consultant and Trainer. He has more than 10 years management experience in managing a smelting business and as a Management and Training Consultant to small and medium businesses.

During his 20 years with Public Utilities Board (PUB) and subsequently Singapore Power, he held various senior management appointments in PUB’s Chief Executive’s Office and in SP PowerGrid as Director (Corporate Services) in charge of HR & Administration, Risk Management, Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Safety and Security, Corporate Communications & Relations.

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Mr Richard Thai

MBA(NUS),B.Sc.(hons), PGDE, MSCS

Richard Thai is a Principal Consultant from Allegro Consulting Pte Ltd. He has worked on projects with companies like Fudo Construction Co. Ltd, Kusan Construction Co. Ltd, Samsung Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd, McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd. Projects experience include ground improvements to MRT projects to building projects.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with BSc (Hons) and Master in Business Administration and has Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the Institute of Education (NIE). Currently he is an Associate Lecturer teaching in the UNISIM, Republic Polytechnic and also teaches in various business schools. He has designed many courses in areas like Human Resource, IT, operations process, costing, marketing, sales, service management, phonics, team management.

Richard Thai has conducted many courses on English Language including Business Communications at degree level. He has been described by many as a motivating and entertaining speaker with the unique ability to engage a wide audience.