Leading Light

Shanti Mantra



asato mā sadgamaya; 

tamasomā jyotir gamaya;

mrityormāamritam gamaya;

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantih!

From ignorance to knowledge;

From darkness to light;

From death to immortality;

Om peace, peace, peace!

Personal Philosophy

Leadership Stand

 “It is often questioned whether one person alone can transform the whole system. In reality, just one person can transform and create change. Of course, team effort makes the change possible. Yet, the whole process of change begins with that one person who created the change — THE TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER.” Chanakya, 4th BCE

Polymath -  A person of great or varied learning.

Philomath -  A person who enjoys and has passion for learning new facts and acquiring new knowledge.

I chose the quote from Chanakya as it speaks to how I conduct myself. True transformation can only be achieved by leaders who marry the rational (head) with the irrational (heart) to produce a brand of emotional leadership that speaks to his or her followers. 

My light is my curiosity; through this, I have developed several core skills that make me a versatile polymath. I also firmly believe that my achievements all stem from my sheer joy of learning new things, hence I see myself as an undying philomath.

This stand is what drives me as a people developer. My natural curiosity about the world extends to the people within it, and I endeavour to find out as much about them as possible. I believe in leading from within, and hence seek to empower my co-workers to do the best they can. I always aim to leave people better off than before we met.

5 lessons I have learnt:

  1. Do not sleepwalk through life
  2. Do not fear
  3. Do not complain
  4. Do have a destination, not only a direction
  5. Enjoy yourself

Innovation Philosophy

Role Model


I draw inspiration from one of Singapore's founding fathers, Dr Goh Keng Swee. He was the original economic architect of Singapore, and founded many institutions in Singapore, such as the Economic Development Board, the Singapore Zoological Gardens and the Jurong Bird Park. He cajoles us in this quotation not to indulge in analysis paralysis.


My innovation philosophy is therefore to:

Think Big;

Test Small;

Fail Fast;

Learn Quickly;

Repeat and Accelerate.