Under the Social Sustainability pillar, EuroCham Singapore will be hosting a Women’s Business Forum, with a focus on the SGD 5 Gender Equality Targets.
The event aims to create a network for female leaders & executives to exchange on business trends, challenges and opportunities. It will also bridge the gap between leaders from European Companies and local Singaporean Companies.
With a goal of supporting Gender Equality and Female Empowerment, the session will provide a platform for all genders who wish to support female talents and development. We believe that only together can we grow and achieve Gender Equality. We will be discussing sustainability-driven targets, achievements and measures towards Gender Equality. We will also be encouraging idea and innovation creation for diversity-driven objectives.
This event promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking one that will create a positive impact on our society. Join us and be part of this change!
08.30 am Registration
08.45 am Joint Breakfast and Networking Coffee
09.30 am Opening Remarks by Ms Nele Cornelis, EuroCham
09.35 am Keynote Address by Ms Tan Aik Na, Senior Vice President (Administration), NTU
09.45 am Panel Discussion on “Gender Equality Europe vs. Asia – what needs to be done in order to achieve the SGD 5 on Gender Equality Targets?”
11.00 am Open and interactive Q&A
11.20 am Closing Remarks by Moderator, Ms Silvia Imran (TÜV SÜD)
Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Ms Tan Aik Na
Senior Vice President (Administration)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
As the Senior Vice President (Administration), Aik Na’s portfolio includes steering the strategic direction and functional effectiveness of the university’s administrative functions. Her mission is to advance organisational capabilities to enable NTU to shine on the world stage.
She was the first Asian woman in the 210-year history of chemical giant DuPont to be appointed global CFO of its world-leading Titanium Technologies business. In 2016, after an illustrious 24-year career at a global company, she returned to NTU, her alma mater, as its CFO. In 2018, she became the first NTU alumna to be appointed Vice President at the University.
Under Aik Na’s leadership, the university has received many accolades, including the Leadership and Management Team of the Year by Times Higher Education Awards Asia in 2022 and the Team of the Year Education Award at the Singapore Business Review Management Excellence Awards 2022.
Ms Liz Fendt
Chief Marketing Officer
Liz Fendt has been working at TÜV SÜD for two decades in Munich, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. She has built the marketing organization from scratch to its current form – 200 staff based around the globe. She is responsible for the TÜV SÜD brand, all lead generating campaigns and has been a key driver in the company’s global growth and ongoing digitalization, in the process of building and operating a complex marketing technology infrastructure.
Liz co-founded the company’s women’s network with 1000 members globally at the time.
She holds a BA (Hons) and Diplom Kauffrau from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and pursues lifelong learning. In her free time, she combines her passion of adventure travel to meanwhile 100 countries – in the last 14 years with her two daughters – together with her passion for photography, documenting her experiences.
Mrs Elise Becker
Vice President Asia-Pacific
Elise Becker is currently Vice President of Asia-Pacific for the Lufthansa Group Airlines. In her position, Mrs Becker is responsible for directing all commercial activities of the Group’s premium airlines Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. Elise Becker has an extensive career that spans nearly 15 years as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and in key leadership positions within the aviation industry. This includes senior executive positions with Lufthansa Technik, LSG Group, Lufthansa Group Airlines and the Airbus parent company EADS in China. Prior to her Asia-Pacific appointment, Elise Becker was Vice President in charge of managing the entire partnerships for the Lufthansa Group’s premium airlines: Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. This includes managing and strategically developing all airline joint ventures and partnerships in the region. Elise Becker holds an engineering degree as well as an MBA from the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Ms Zsofia Balatoni
Chief Strategy Officer
Rothman & Roman
Zsofia is a communication professional with 20+ years of experience in strategic communications and ESG communication. Rothman & Roman is a multiple European Excellence award and SABRE award winner agency. Their offices are to be found in 4 European capitals, Boston and Singapore. Their award-winning campaigns for MNCs focus on social and environmental responsibility based on brand purpose. They are passionate to help companies create value for their consumers and stakeholders – by becoming part of the solution for social and environmental problems.
Dr Maren Schweizer
Chief Executive Officer
Schweizer World Group
Dr Maren Schweizer: 6th Gen Founding-CEO of SCHWEIZER WORLD GROUP, her family’s corporate venture capital and building arm with 34 portfolio companies.
She is an accomplished tech executive with 20+ years of advanced manufacturing, deep tech, and investment management. Maren has previously been CEO of her family’s core business, SCHWEIZER Electronic AG, a market leader in providing innovative solutions for Mobility, Renewable Energy, and Industry Electronics.
As CEO of multiple organizations and 10+ years specifically of leadership experience in Asia and Europe, Maren is aggressive in leading large-scale digital and business reorganizations, strategic turnarounds, and new-venture development.
Dr Schweizer serves on 5 supervisory and advisory boards around the globe, such as of HDI Global SE, a leading insurer for industrial and commercial clients in 150 countries.
Ms Vivian Chua
Head of Market Services and Solutions Greater Asia
Vivian Chua is the Head of Market Services and Solutions for Greater Asia at HP. She is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of strategies and initiatives across commercial services, software, and security portfolios.
Vivian is focused on delivering profitable growth through differentiated outcome-based solutions, driven by integrated business models leveraging HP XaaS, software and sustainable offerings that support customers’ sustainable impact goals, solve business problems through advisory, design and consulting services, and develop customer thought leadership.
Extremely committed to deepening Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Vivian is the global Executive Sponsor of HP’s NextGen Business Impact Network and serves on HP’s global DEI board.
Ms Silvia Imran
VP Strategic Account Management & Sales Excellence ASMEA
Silvia Imran is the Vice President of Strategic Account Management & Sales Excellence for the region ASMEA which covers ASEAN, South Asia, the Middle East and South Africa and located in Singapore since July 2021. In her role, she has the regional responsibility for the roll-out of the SAM program of TÜV SÜD and generates solutions for TÜV SÜD´s key clients as well as manages and trains the Strategic Account Managers in the region. Silvia is in the Advisory Board Meeting Automotive Charging & Battery ASEAN since the beginning of 2022. She is part of the Women in Green Hydrogen Network and part of the Women´s Committee of the German Chamber. Silvia is also an OAV-Young Leader and was one of the Co-Founders of the TÜV SÜD Women´s Network in 20217 – 2023 with over 1,000 members globally.
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