IMC Pan Asia Alliance

Meet The Team

IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group is a fourth-generation family business stewarded by Chavalit Frederick Tsao and led by a team of individuals with world-class experience and skills. The team collaborates to drive IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group’s diverse businesses forward through activities that serve and create well-being of life. Learn more about our management team.

CHAIRMAN

Chairman
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Business & Industry

Chavalit Frederick Tsao was born in the East and educated in the West. Frederick joined the 4th generation family business at age 20 and officially took over the group’s chairmanship at 37 from his father, Tan Sri Frank Tsao. The alumni of the University of Michigan then went on to transform the IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group from a traditional family business into a multi-national conglomerate with diverse business interests. Frederick cut his teeth early in his entrepreneurship journey by starting a highly profitable palm oil business, turning around a bankrupt Thai national shipping line, and listing it successfully. 

While transforming the Tsao family business, Frederick was also recognised by the industry chairman of Intercargo during his 7 years at Intercargo where he successfully created a number of platforms to promote collaboration within the Maritime industry. 

 

School of Life

As a baby boomer, he saw the development of the market economy and experienced firsthand the challenges of sustainability. Frederick saw that a new consciousness was demanded for humanity to take on the challenges in the new era. He founded an East-West Cultural Research and Development Centre, publishing over 35 books from findings. The founder of Octave Institute believes that it is the school of life. His thoughts and philosophies can be gleaned from his growing anthology of books by Frederick Tsao. 

New Era

Fred, as he is known to his community at the Family Business Network (FBN), is leading the movement to ignite a new humanity by shifting our shared consciousness. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Council of Wisdom at FBN International. He has consolidated over 45 years of experience as an entrepreneur, his exploration of life and his journey of self-cultivation into a set of belief systems. One that embraces consciousness as the mother of all capital, the principle for one to be well, all must be well; when all is well, one will be well, and the importance of moving from a shareholder to a stewardship mindset. Fred believes that the new era will be based on the happiness economy, one that demands a new humanity.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Group Chief
Corporate Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Chief Stewardship and
Well-being Governance Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Head
Group People & Organisation
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Head
M&A and Strategy
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Head
Branding and Communications
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Head
Group Business Planning
and Review
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Deputy Executive Director
Octave Institute (Singapore)

CHAIRMAN

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CHAVALIT
FREDERICK
TSAO

Chairman
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Chavalit Frederick Tsao is the fourth-generation family business steward and Chairman of IMC Group, a global shipping business with a diverse portfolio of interests and investments in shipping, property, investment management, and the shifting of human consciousness. He is instrumental in reforming his own family business and is committed to its sustainability.

Chavalit believes that humanity is now experiencing the dawn of an era of well-being, where business will reform to lead the rise of a new global economy, which he refers to as the “well-being and happiness economy”. Born in Hong Kong and educated in the United States, Chavalit’s unique perspective is influenced by his Eastern heritage, Western upbringing and his stewardship of IMC. He founded OCTAVE to advocate the well-being economic model to Asia Pacific and beyond. As Chairman of the Council of Wisdom for Family Business Network International, Chavalit is also an advocate for family business reform as the herald for the new economy.

Chavalit is also an author. In his most recent work, “One Choice, One World: Rise of the Wellbeing and Happiness Economy”, he outlines his vision for new consciousness in life, needed to forge a common worldview for humanity’s collective well-being. The book draws on Chavalit’s life insights and business foresight on Eastern Wisdom and Western Science to present his vision of a well-being and happiness economy.

His other work includes collaborations with Ervin Laszlo and Chris Laszlo for the books, ‘Dawn of an Era of Well-being: New Paths to a Better World’ and ‘Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business’. These books are part of his anthology of 40 publications commissioned under the OCTAVE lineage of research that began in 1995.

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LOH NIAP JUAN

Group Chief Corporate Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As Group Chief Corporate Officer for the IMC Group, Niap is responsible for developing, steering and ensuring SBGs’ alignment to IMC Group’s corporate strategy. In partnership with IMC Group’s shareholders and SBG leaders, he manages IMC Group’s Investment Portfolio through optimization, diversification and innovation; and is also responsible for steering the People and Organisation (P&O) development. In his role, Niap plays a key role in enhancing IMC Group’s governance and performance management frameworks.

Niap brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a finance professional and more than 10 years as a C-suite executive in GLCs, privately-owned enterprises and multinational companies. In the course of his career, he has helmed teams in various functions including Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Legal, Operations, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Development and Strategy.

Niap graduated with a First Class honours degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and trained in the London office of Deloitte and Touche. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

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YUELIN T YANG

Chief Stewardship and
Well-being Governance Officer

IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Yuelin was appointed as the newest Senior Advisor to Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) whose membership of senior investment professionals represents 17 countries, some of the largest asset owners (public pensions and sovereign wealth funds) and asset managers worldwide and collectively more than 25 trillion USD in assets. More recently, he was appointed to the standing Program Committee of PPI which advises the PPI board and management team.

He is active in the area of governance in Asia through his involvement on the Council at Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) in Hong Kong, the Advisory Council at NUS Business School’s Centre of Governance and Sustainability, and as an independent director at Verlinvest Asia (family investment firm for one of the AB InBev families). He previously served on the Global Family Advisory Council of Family Office Exchange and has spoken worldwide on family business, family offices and their governance.

As the Chief Stewardship and Wellbeing Governance Officer for IMCPAA, his role integrates his over 35 years’ experience in C-Suite operational and P&L roles, legal, finance, corporate development, managing joint ventures with NYSE and TSE listed partners, corporate governance, family businesses and family offices. He has extensive knowledge of institutional investors and family offices through his active involvement at ACGA (whose investor members manage over $40 trillion), PPI, Verlinvest Asia and previously at Family Business Network and Family Office Exchange.

Concurrently, Yuelin is Deputy Group Managing Director of IMC Industrial Group and Group Managing Director of Unithai.

Yuelin has been with IMC since 1995 and has held various senior appointments. Prior to joining IMC, Yuelin was a member of Office of the Chairman Stan Shih and Associate General Counsel at Acer Computers in San Jose, California and Taipei, Taiwan. He started his career practicing law in Silicon Valley at the Cooley Godward and Brobeck Phleger law firms.

Yuelin received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

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SHERIN GOH

Head
Chief People & Organisation
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

  • As Head, Group People & Organisation, Sherin is responsible for designing and developing People & Organisation strategies, practices, policies, programmes and processes for deployment across IMC Group in order to support the achievement of business objectives. At the same time, she works closely with all business leaders to ensure HR-related governance. In her role as Senior Consultant and Coach, she works closely with AITIA team in serving the Organisation Development needs for the IMC Group.

    Prior to joining IMC, Sherin was the Regional HR Director for Asia in International SOS where she owned and drove all HR programmes, processes and requirements for the Asia region. She was also a member of the Asia Region Executive Committee. Under her leadership, the Asia region HR teams won 10 external HR Awards (out of the 13 that the entire organisation won) and was also lauded for instituting best practices in talent management within the organisation. Sherin has been with the IMC Group for almost 13 years from 2004 to early 2017. During her stint with IMC, Sherin held both human resource management and development roles, and was responsible for driving HR programmes aimed at attracting, engaging, developing and retaining talents to enable the delivery of business strategy and growth.

    Sherin holds a Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD, a post-graduate diploma in HRM from SIM and is also certified to administer and provide feedback on MBTI, Firo-B, DISC, Emergenetics, Bar-on EQ-I and WAVE.

    Sherin graduated with an honours degree in Law from the National University of Singapore and started her career as a practising lawyer before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore as a Foreign Service Officer.

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JAMES ONG

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Head,
Chief Strategy Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As a Senior Director, James leads aspects of M&A and Strategy – from opportunity identification to execution; including sourcing, qualification, financial modelling, due diligence and closing. James also works closely with SBG leaders and Corporate Functions and supports them in their strategy and structures aligned to the overall IMC Group strategy. James also looks after IMC’s real estate portfolio and IMC Ventures, which is the Corporate Venture Arm for IMC Industrial Group.

Prior to joining IMC, James was with YCH Group, where he spearheaded YCH’s joint ventures and M&As across the group. He also led the group’s acquisition of warehouses across Asia Pacific and managed 15 logistic assets across 7 countries. James was also the Founding Partner of Supply Chain Angels, YCH’s Corporate Venture Capital vehicle which partners with SG Innovate and National Research Foundation.

James has more than 18 years of experience across various fields including private banking, private equity and investment banking in institutions like DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, Oppenheimer Investments and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services. Whilst at Oppenheimer Investments, James was the Head of Asia for 5 years and was instrumental in starting and growing the business for the group in Asia. He has successfully closed Project Finance deals in excess of US$500 million across various industries like infrastructure, consumer goods and real estate. In addition, James also ran a family office which invested in healthcare, consumer goods, aged care, engineering, renewable energy and childcare.

James graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Corporate Finance from University of Western Australia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Australia).

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YEN SIM

Head
Branding and Communications
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As the Head of Branding and Communications at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group (IMCPAA), Yen Sim is responsible for shaping and sharing the organisation’s story of innovation and sustainability in a new happiness and well-being era. She leads the branding and corporate communications teams, as well as supports the communications activities of IMCPAA’s portfolio brands.

With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Yen leverages an extensive wealth of expertise and experience in global strategic branding, partnerships, and corporate communications. Her interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives underscores her passion for amplifying responsible business practices.

Yen has cultivated an intimate understanding of Singapore’s media landscape through her professional journey in Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and MediaCorp, as well as the local healthcare sector in her time with Parkway Health. Yen also has substantial experience leading strategic branding for media management and partnerships for prominent conglomerates in China to establish and expand the brand’s share of voice.

Yen was trained at the prestigious New York advertising agency J Walter Thompson and the UK headquartered branding agency Equus, where she grew her creative spark and branding consultancy acumen.

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BRUNO LORENZON

Head
Group Business Planning and Review
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Bruno Lorenzon is the Head of Group Business Planning and Review at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group (IMCPAA). Reporting to the Group Chief Corporate Officer, Bruno is responsible for shaping the organisation’s strategic direction, business models and performance evaluations. He also plays a pivotal role in driving growth and innovation for IMCPAA by advising its capital allocation and investment decisions.

Bruno has over two decades of experience in investments, strategy, and finance across diverse industries such as natural resources, funds management, industrial supply chain, real estate, and wellness. He first joined IMCPAA in 2008 as a senior investment manager for Heritas Capital Management in Australia, before going on to a number of senior investment and finance roles across the Group, and has worked closely with IMCPAA’s senior leadership since his arrival. He sits on multiple boards across IMCPAA’s portfolio companies, including several publicly listed entities.

Prior to IMCPAA, Bruno was Senior Business Analyst at Vale in Brazil, and subsequently Senior Commercial Analyst at Rio Tinto in Australia. In these roles, he was instrumental in shaping strategy, orchestrating investments, and driving mergers and acquisitions.

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, Bruno holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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KENNETH TAN

Deputy Executive Director
Octave Institute (Singapore)

Dr. Kenneth Tan is Deputy Executive Director of Octave Institute (Singapore), IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group’s global institute of business and organisation transformation. Kenneth oversees the development of end-to-end solutions in the areas of organisational development, talent management, and leadership development. His teams are responsible for delivering the signature Stewardship of Life Journey programmes, Mindful Living Programme and Mindful Emotion Programme, as well as other key developmental resources for employees. Kenneth also leads the digital transformation initiatives at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group.

Kenneth has over 20 years of experience in consultancy, organisational development, and leadership development roles spanning the people, private, and public sectors. Prior to joining Octave Institute, Kenneth was the founding Dean of the Certis Corporate University for Certis Group, where he was instrumental in designing, launching, and operating the first-of-its-kind Corporate University to provide learning and upskilling programs in over five markets.

From 2013 to 2019, he started a local consultancy, serving as General Manager and Principal Consultant to provide organisational learning and development services for multinational clients and large financial institutions.

Kenneth is a certified Association of Talent Development (ATD) coach and mentor, Gallup certified coach, and an Agile-methodology certified SCRUM Master. He is certified in AI and Business Strategy by MIT, and has trained in Design Thinking at Harvard University. Kenneth is also a senior reviewer for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and has published and presented numerous papers on the topics of leadership development and organisational development. He holds a PhD in business management from the Australian National University.

An active civic participant, Kenneth volunteers as a board member and mentor to young adults with Singapore mentoring non-profit agency, MentorsHub. Kenneth is also a strong believer in the power of education and teaches organisational behaviour, design thinking, and innovation as an adjunct faculty member at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

CHAIRMAN

CHAVALIT
FREDERICK
TSAO

Chairman
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Chavalit Frederick Tsao is the fourth-generation family business steward and Chairman of IMC Group, a global shipping business with a diverse portfolio of interests and investments in shipping, property, investment management, and the shifting of human consciousness. He is instrumental in reforming his own family business and is committed to its sustainability.

Chavalit believes that humanity is now experiencing the dawn of an era of well-being, where business will reform to lead the rise of a new global economy, which he refers to as the “well-being and happiness economy”. Born in Hong Kong and educated in the United States, Chavalit’s unique perspective is influenced by his Eastern heritage, Western upbringing and his stewardship of IMC. He founded OCTAVE to advocate the well-being economic model to Asia Pacific and beyond. As Chairman of the Council of Wisdom for Family Business Network International, Chavalit is also an advocate for family business reform as the herald for the new economy.

Chavalit is also an author. In his most recent work, “One Choice, One World: Rise of the Wellbeing and Happiness Economy”, he outlines his vision for new consciousness in life, needed to forge a common worldview for humanity’s collective well-being. The book draws on Chavalit’s life insights and business foresight on Eastern Wisdom and Western Science to present his vision of a well-being and happiness economy.

His other work includes collaborations with Ervin Laszlo and Chris Laszlo for the books, ‘Dawn of an Era of Well-being: New Paths to a Better World’ and ‘Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business’. These books are part of his anthology of 40 publications commissioned under the OCTAVE lineage of research that began in 1995.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

LOH NIAP JUAN

Group Chief Corporate Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As Group Chief Corporate Officer for the IMC Group, Niap is responsible for developing, steering and ensuring SBGs’ alignment to IMC Group’s corporate strategy. In partnership with IMC Group’s shareholders and SBG leaders, he manages IMC Group’s Investment Portfolio through optimization, diversification and innovation; and is also responsible for steering the People and Organisation (P&O) development. In his role, Niap plays a key role in enhancing IMC Group’s governance and performance management frameworks.

Niap brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a finance professional and more than 10 years as a C-suite executive in GLCs, privately-owned enterprises and multinational companies. In the course of his career, he has helmed teams in various functions including Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Legal, Operations, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Development and Strategy.

Niap graduated with a First Class honours degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and trained in the London office of Deloitte and Touche. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

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YUELIN T YANG

Chief Stewardship and
Well-being Governance Officer

IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Yuelin was appointed as the newest Senior Advisor to Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) whose membership of senior investment professionals represents 17 countries, some of the largest asset owners (public pensions and sovereign wealth funds) and asset managers worldwide and collectively more than 25 trillion USD in assets. More recently, he was appointed to the standing Program Committee of PPI which advises the PPI board and management team.

He is active in the area of governance in Asia through his involvement on the Council at Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) in Hong Kong, the Advisory Council at NUS Business School’s Centre of Governance and Sustainability, and as an independent director at Verlinvest Asia (family investment firm for one of the AB InBev families). He previously served on the Global Family Advisory Council of Family Office Exchange and has spoken worldwide on family business, family offices and their governance.

As the Chief Stewardship and Wellbeing Governance Officer for IMCPAA, his role integrates his over 35 years’ experience in C-Suite operational and P&L roles, legal, finance, corporate development, managing joint ventures with NYSE and TSE listed partners, corporate governance, family businesses and family offices. He has extensive knowledge of institutional investors and family offices through his active involvement at ACGA (whose investor members manage over $40 trillion), PPI, Verlinvest Asia and previously at Family Business Network and Family Office Exchange.

Concurrently, Yuelin is Deputy Group Managing Director of IMC Industrial Group and Group Managing Director of Unithai.

Yuelin has been with IMC since 1995 and has held various senior appointments. Prior to joining IMC, Yuelin was a member of Office of the Chairman Stan Shih and Associate General Counsel at Acer Computers in San Jose, California and Taipei, Taiwan. He started his career practicing law in Silicon Valley at the Cooley Godward and Brobeck Phleger law firms.

Yuelin received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

SHERIN GOH

Head
Chief People & Organisation
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

  • As Head, Group People & Organisation, Sherin is responsible for designing and developing People & Organisation strategies, practices, policies, programmes and processes for deployment across IMC Group in order to support the achievement of business objectives. At the same time, she works closely with all business leaders to ensure HR-related governance. In her role as Senior Consultant and Coach, she works closely with AITIA team in serving the Organisation Development needs for the IMC Group.

    Prior to joining IMC, Sherin was the Regional HR Director for Asia in International SOS where she owned and drove all HR programmes, processes and requirements for the Asia region. She was also a member of the Asia Region Executive Committee. Under her leadership, the Asia region HR teams won 10 external HR Awards (out of the 13 that the entire organisation won) and was also lauded for instituting best practices in talent management within the organisation. Sherin has been with the IMC Group for almost 13 years from 2004 to early 2017. During her stint with IMC, Sherin held both human resource management and development roles, and was responsible for driving HR programmes aimed at attracting, engaging, developing and retaining talents to enable the delivery of business strategy and growth.

    Sherin holds a Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD, a post-graduate diploma in HRM from SIM and is also certified to administer and provide feedback on MBTI, Firo-B, DISC, Emergenetics, Bar-on EQ-I and WAVE.

    Sherin graduated with an honours degree in Law from the National University of Singapore and started her career as a practising lawyer before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore as a Foreign Service Officer.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

JAMES ONG

Head,
Chief Strategy Officer
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As a Senior Director, James leads aspects of M&A and Strategy – from opportunity identification to execution; including sourcing, qualification, financial modelling, due diligence and closing. James also works closely with SBG leaders and Corporate Functions and supports them in their strategy and structures aligned to the overall IMC Group strategy. James also looks after IMC’s real estate portfolio and IMC Ventures, which is the Corporate Venture Arm for IMC Industrial Group.

Prior to joining IMC, James was with YCH Group, where he spearheaded YCH’s joint ventures and M&As across the group. He also led the group’s acquisition of warehouses across Asia Pacific and managed 15 logistic assets across 7 countries. James was also the Founding Partner of Supply Chain Angels, YCH’s Corporate Venture Capital vehicle which partners with SG Innovate and National Research Foundation.

James has more than 18 years of experience across various fields including private banking, private equity and investment banking in institutions like DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, Oppenheimer Investments and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services. Whilst at Oppenheimer Investments, James was the Head of Asia for 5 years and was instrumental in starting and growing the business for the group in Asia. He has successfully closed Project Finance deals in excess of US$500 million across various industries like infrastructure, consumer goods and real estate. In addition, James also ran a family office which invested in healthcare, consumer goods, aged care, engineering, renewable energy and childcare.

James graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Corporate Finance from University of Western Australia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Australia).

LEADERSHIP TEAM

YEN SIM

Head
Branding and Communications
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

As the Head of Branding and Communications at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group (IMCPAA), Yen Sim is responsible for shaping and sharing the organisation’s story of innovation and sustainability in a new happiness and well-being era. She leads the branding and corporate communications teams, as well as supports the communications activities of IMCPAA’s portfolio brands.

With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Yen leverages an extensive wealth of expertise and experience in global strategic branding, partnerships, and corporate communications. Her interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives underscores her passion for amplifying responsible business practices.

Yen has cultivated an intimate understanding of Singapore’s media landscape through her professional journey in Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and MediaCorp, as well as the local healthcare sector in her time with Parkway Health. Yen also has substantial experience leading strategic branding for media management and partnerships for prominent conglomerates in China to establish and expand the brand’s share of voice.

Yen was trained at the prestigious New York advertising agency J Walter Thompson and the UK headquartered branding agency Equus, where she grew her creative spark and branding consultancy acumen.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

BRUNO LORENZON

Head
Group Business Planning and Review
IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Bruno Lorenzon is the Head of Group Business Planning and Review at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group (IMCPAA). Reporting to the Group Chief Corporate Officer, Bruno is responsible for shaping the organisation’s strategic direction, business models and performance evaluations. He also plays a pivotal role in driving growth and innovation for IMCPAA by advising its capital allocation and investment decisions.

Bruno has over two decades of experience in investments, strategy, and finance across diverse industries such as natural resources, funds management, industrial supply chain, real estate, and wellness. He first joined IMCPAA in 2008 as a senior investment manager for Heritas Capital Management in Australia, before going on to a number of senior investment and finance roles across the Group, and has worked closely with IMCPAA’s senior leadership since his arrival. He sits on multiple boards across IMCPAA’s portfolio companies, including several publicly listed entities.

Prior to IMCPAA, Bruno was Senior Business Analyst at Vale in Brazil, and subsequently Senior Commercial Analyst at Rio Tinto in Australia. In these roles, he was instrumental in shaping strategy, orchestrating investments, and driving mergers and acquisitions.

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, Bruno holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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KENNETH TAN

Deputy Executive Director
Octave Institute (Singapore)

Dr. Kenneth Tan is Deputy Executive Director of Octave Institute (Singapore), IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group’s global institute of business and organisation transformation. Kenneth oversees the development of end-to-end solutions in the areas of organisational development, talent management, and leadership development. His teams are responsible for delivering the signature Stewardship of Life Journey programmes, Mindful Living Programme and Mindful Emotion Programme, as well as other key developmental resources for employees. Kenneth also leads the digital transformation initiatives at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group.

Kenneth has over 20 years of experience in consultancy, organisational development, and leadership development roles spanning the people, private, and public sectors. Prior to joining Octave Institute, Kenneth was the founding Dean of the Certis Corporate University for Certis Group, where he was instrumental in designing, launching, and operating the first-of-its-kind Corporate University to provide learning and upskilling programs in over five markets.

From 2013 to 2019, he started a local consultancy, serving as General Manager and Principal Consultant to provide organisational learning and development services for multinational clients and large financial institutions.

Kenneth is a certified Association of Talent Development (ATD) coach and mentor, Gallup certified coach, and an Agile-methodology certified SCRUM Master. He is certified in AI and Business Strategy by MIT, and has trained in Design Thinking at Harvard University. Kenneth is also a senior reviewer for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and has published and presented numerous papers on the topics of leadership development and organisational development. He holds a PhD in business management from the Australian National University.

An active civic participant, Kenneth volunteers as a board member and mentor to young adults with Singapore mentoring non-profit agency, MentorsHub. Kenneth is also a strong believer in the power of education and teaches organisational behaviour, design thinking, and innovation as an adjunct faculty member at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.