Belt and Road Initiative - Opportunities in China and Cambodia
“Keep learning – unlearn and relearn”, “be flexible”, “seize opportunities” and “do the groundwork” – these were some of the useful tips highlighted by Anselm Chu, Managing Director of the Singapore Cambodia International Academy (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIM Group) during his talk on 16 August 2018.
Throughout the engaging session, Anselm shared about the business and career opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative and pointers on planning for careers in China and Cambodia, as well as his insights on managing multi-country businesses based on his vast experience in regional roles in various MNCs in ASEAN countries and China.
Opportunities in China
The economic development in China is “fast and furious” and Anselm urged those interested in venturing there to visit the place to get first-hand knowledge from the ground. He mentioned that since Singapore carries a good branding, the opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative are vast for Singaporeans. He further noted that social commerce is the current rage in China and hence encouraged people to capitalise on the lucrative opportunities presented by this sector.
Opportunities in Cambodia
Anselm highlighted that the under-30 young population segment in Cambodia provides a huge market for education services. After extensive groundwork, his team found that the international school landscape was ripe in Cambodia and was thus instrumental in setting up the Singapore Cambodia International Academy there. Additionally, the young population, growing property market and rising tourist arrivals make Cambodia a key business player in ASEAN.
This is one of the talks under the Eye on Asia programme series for everyone including young Singaporeans who want to explore opportunities in the region and beyond.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
Learn how to leverage the myriad of business and career opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative with Anselm Chu, Managing Director of the Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIM Group).
Anselm will share pointers on planning for careers in China and Cambodia, as well as insights into managing multi-country businesses based on his experience in regional roles for various MNCs in ASEAN countries and China.
About the Speaker
Anselm Chu is the Managing Director & School Director of the Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy Co. Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIM Group) and Director of Overseas Ventures, Singapore Institute of Management Holdings (SIM Holdings). Prior to his current role, Anselm was an Associate Lecturer at University of London (UOL) International Relations and Head of the Career Development Office at SIM Global Education.
He has spent more than a decade in the education sector and has taught at Raffles Girls School (Secondary), NUS High School and the Confucius Institute. Before his mid-career foray into education, Anselm had a decade of regional careers with American MNCs (MacDonald’s, AIA, RR Donnelley, United Parcel Service & Hertz Asia Pacific). He further worked for 6 years in China and has been in several key positions such as Vice President of Strategic Development (China and ASEAN), Macckly Executive Consultancy; Programme Director (International), College of International Education, Shandong University; and Deputy Group CEO & Chief International Education Officer, Deming Education Investment Group (Guangzhou, China).
Anselm has also contributed to society through his voluntary youth service as the National Chairman of the People’s Association Youth Movement; Vice President, ASEAN Youth Council; Director, Regional Advisory Board, Commonwealth Youth Asia Centre; and Founder of Global Youth Congress.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & History from the National University of Singapore; Master of Arts in Contemporary China from Nanyang Technological University; Diploma in TESOL from the London Teachers’ Training College; as well as a Diploma in Training and Development from SIM & Institute of Training & Development UK.