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SMF Youth Network - Manufacturing #EmergingStronger Panel Discussion

Aug 27, 2020 08:30 PM in Singapore

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Ms Claire Ariela Shen
Managing Director @Cooking Arts Industries & SMF Youth Network ExCo
Claire Ariela Shen, is a second-generation business owner of Cooking Art – which started as Singapore's first professional cooking and baking school in the 1980s. Over the years, Cooking Art has grown to serve several 5-star hotels, as well as providing for Istana events in Singapore with special requests from international delegates and presenting our heritage of kueh making at the prestigious Trump-Kim Summit to give them the experience of unique Singaporean desserts and pastries. The company has since opened a retail brand, “Rainbow Lapis” in the 1990s, and evolved to specialize in preserving and celebrating Singapore through pioneering efforts in kueh heritage and cultural education, and through the manufacturing and distribution of quality heritage confections to luxury hotels and in the public market. Since it’s inception in the 1980s, the family-run business has seen Singapore through three financial crises, SARS, and other challenges over the years.
Dr Bicky Bangu
President @SE Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls-Royce & Deputy President of the SMF
Dr Bicky Bhangu is President, South East Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce, responsible for the regional strategy, external relations and governance of the operations across the company’s key businesses –Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems. Bicky is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University; He has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Bicky also serves on the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology. Until November 2019, Bicky had served as President of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore over several terms.
Ms Joyce Seow
Group Executive Director @Watson E.P. Industries Pte Ltd & Chairman, Electrical, Electronics and Allied Industries Industry Group
As a Group Executive Director and second generation leader of family business in manufacturing industry, Joyce is responsible for developing new sales, chart business directions and operations. The family business has been established in 1977 and has plants in Singapore and China serving global companies in hygiene, pro-audio, IT & automotive industry. Watson EP is a contract manufacturer providing R&D services from product designs, mechanical and electronics designs to mass production of products. Watson EP provides tooling, plastic injection molding, PCBA, audio loudspeakers wood cabinet manufacturing, spray painting, chrome plating & EMI shielding on plastic parts, printing, ultrasonic welding, product quality testing and full product assembly. Watson EP has achieved Singapore Quality Class in 2017 and is listed as one of Singapore’s Fastest Growing Company 2020 by The Straits Times.