ITK #5 - Career Changers

You may be part of an organisation where you are already on your way to building a successful career, or you may be looking to progress your career in a new organisation. In episode #5, we discuss career changes, and whether you are internal-career or external-career focused, we encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on your career trajectory.

Our guests today

Kai Sieng

Kai Sieng Fung is a Singaporean national and INSEAD’s Assistant Director for Executive Career Development. He brings more than fifteen years of experience in executive search consulting and has placed numerous mid to senior-level professionals in front and mid-office roles in Asia. Prior to that, he worked in e-commerce and transportation.

Samantha Xu

Samantha Xu is a Chinese national, previously the regional CFO of J. Lauritzen A/S, a Danish shipping company. Soon she will be taking on a new role as the Divisional Finance Director at Royal Vopak, responsible for developments of Asia and the Middle East. She is a proven finance leader with over sixteen years’ experience in both the maritime, oil and gas industries. Samantha holds extensive international exposure and strong cultural understanding from her previous postings in China, Denmark, the UAE, and Singapore.

Show Notes

The show notes for today's episode are found via the In The Know website.

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A collection of thought pieces, expert opinions and first-hand accounts on the topics of career development and leadership, curated to guide you on your journey from manager to mentor.

INSEAD's modular Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA) takes place in fully integrated campuses across three regions: Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). The GEMBA offers experienced executives an intensive 14 to 17-month fast-track to the top via one of the world’s most prestigious and multicultural business schools.

GEMBA participants have diverse needs for career support. Our Career Development team is dedicated to Executive MBA careers and addresses both your “internal-career” needs (making the most of your career within your present organisation) and your “external-career” needs (making a change outside your organisation). In both cases, INSEAD is recognised by companies worldwide as a key source of talent and career development.


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