OUR ESTEEMED TRAINERS & SPEAKERS
Steven Ong
Principal Trainer cum Managing Director
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Voted and awarded ‘Best Speaker’ at O-Yes Foundation International Conference 2018, held in Thailand, for sharing his motivational keynote speech ‘Driving Changes, Impacting Lives’ to an international audience of speakers, entrepreneurs, academics, students and youth leaders.

Steven is the Principal Trainer and MD of ForwardLeap Training Lab as well as the MD of Co-V, a coworking space. Prior to his current positions, he had been the MD of a coworking space operator; MD of an early-stage venture capitalist investment company; CEO of an industry association with over 2,000 active professional members and CMO of a regional corporate training and business consultancy company. 

 

Graduated from NUS and held the international professional designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Steven had over 15 years of experience in personal wealth management industry. He had personally assisted over 600 individual clients in wealth management and supported many SMEs and Non-Profits Organisations (including Yayasan Mendaki) to manage their business risks and employee benefits.


Prior to his full-time appointment as the former CEO of Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS), he was elected for 2 consecutive terms as Honorary Secretary and served 4 years in the Executive Committee. He had also held many roles, included Vice Chairman for FPAS Financial Advisory Industry Review (FAIR) Committee, Chairman for Constitution Review Committee etc. He had authored 2 local Study Guides (namely "Risk Management" and "Investment Planning") for the international CFP® Certification course. He had also represented FPAS, together with the President of that time, as part of MAS FAIR Committee and IBF Financial Planning Standards Committee to assist in the upgrading of competency levels of the financial services industry.

 

Since 2006, he had been regularly invited by many organisations to share in seminars, forums and workshops, included ITE Bishan, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, NKF, SIAS, People's Association, NTUC, Lakeside Family Services, Singapore Prison Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singtel, Singapore Business Federation, Centre for Seniors etc. He had appeared on Channel News Asia MoneyMind to share his investment experience in 2014; was featured in The Sunday Times to discuss about Insurance needs for Special Needs Children in 2015; was interviewed by 938NOW, and several local and regional publications (included The Straits Times, The Business Times, Asia Insurance Review, Six-Six News etc) to share about the Financial Literacy level among Singaporeans in 2016.


Besides mentoring start-ups and personally invested in a few businesses after a successful exit from one of his ventures, Steven had been invited to judge many pitching events, included EDGE Hack 2017, Republic Polytechnic Pitch Day 2017, Singapore Institute of Technology inaugural Hackathon 2017, INSEAD Demo Day 2017 etc. He is currently a Start-up Mentor with Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, TRIVE (Venture Capital) Next50 initiative and AlgoStars Deep Tech Accelerator. Steven is a regular regional speaker and an ACTA certified trainer who has many years of experience delivering seminars and workshops on topics relating to Personal Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to participants from local and international organisations. 

 

Recently, Steven had been appointed by International Youth Society, which is an international organisation promoting youth engagement globally, as the Country Director, representing Singapore. At the same time, he was also been appointed the Vice-President of Young Entrepreneurs Society (Singapore), helping to promote entrepreneurship among local Singaporeans. Most recently, he had been appointed as the Advisor and ASEAN Director for O-YES Foundation Global, helping to spearhead youth engagement in ASEAN.


During his 10 years NSmen period, Steven was promoted to the military rank of a Captain and the appointment of an Officer-in-charge (OC) in the Singapore Armed Forces. He is also a School Advisory Committee member for Fern Green Primary School; a Steering Committee member for one of the fastest-growing and largest Facebook community of Human Resources and Finance professionals in Singapore and ASEAN; and a Council member of Singapore Sales Professionals Association. He is very passionate towards movements relating to Environment, Animal Rights, Special Needs Children, Disabled Persons and Elderly.

In his leisure time, he loved travelling and had done skydiving from 8,000 ft, scuba diving, bungy jumping, scaled the Mount Kinabalu and flew the Piper Warrior II.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenongp/

Angela Chai
Principal Business Consultant,
Highlight Business Services

With over 20 years' experience in management and financial consultancy, her practice focuses on Business Continuity Planning and Legacy Planning. She mentors directors both local and expatriates to establish road maps for their business.  

She recommends that it is only when you "Build to Change" and "Change to Build" your business systems, that you have the curiosity and passion of a child, then will you continue to innovate and improve to achieve financial milestones.  Her mantra is "Helping one company to grow organically gives jobs to many in the community."


Currently she helps SME family business to pass on to the next generation of leaders. She can be reached at angie@highlightbusiness.sg.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelachai/

Scott Wong

Scott Wong founded an instrumentation company which had businesses spanned across many industries. Under his leadership, he had work with many MNCs such as Shell Eastern, Sembcorp AirProduct etc, to export their products into Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Vietnam. While managing his instrumentation business, he had learnt how to generate leads using Google advertisements. Now he had become a Google‘s partner to help other businesses in digital marketing.

Currently he is also an Associate ICT Trainer with NTUC LearningHub (also known as LHUB for short). He is competent in Google’s campaign and proficient in ‘Branding’ through Linkedln and Facebook. Some of his current engagements include helping an Indian Firm to conduct Online Market Research and helping some FMCG companies to establish their online Branding campaigns.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wong-kam-seng-a5b1597a/

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