Our team of advisors is comprised of accomplished professionals who share their experience and expert knowledge in nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs at NUS Enterprise.
Choo Voon Yim
Before the above tenure, Voon Yim also worked in EDB’s San Francisco and Chicago offices, managing investment promotion activities in Silicon Valley and Midwest United States. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from NUS and Nanyang Technology Institute, and earned a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the EDB-Glaxo Scholarship programme.
At NUS Enterprise, Voon Yim helps to nurture and guide start-ups in exploring the US market. Concurrently, she mentors students who are undergoing internships with Silicon Valley start-ups under the NUS Overseas Colleges programme.
At NUS Enterprise, Edmund takes great satisfaction in advising, nurturing and helping budding entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals.
In the past, Joe has held senior management roles with venture-backed start-ups, which include being Vice-President, Business Development/Chief Operating Officer of GridIron Software and Director of Marketing at Philsar Semiconductor. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and MBA from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.
Besides mentoring start-ups and young entrepreneurs at NUS Enterprise, Joe also serves as an expert adviser to the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation, as well as Commercialisation Australia.
While his degree was in science, the bulk of Kristav’s career has spanned across business development, sales, marketing and product development. Since his arrival in Singapore, he has been a consultant for scalable, technology-based business start-ups.
At NUS Enterprise, Kristav mentors a wide range of start-ups and has helped several companies to win substantial grants or initial rounds of funding, all on top of assisting them in major pivots of their product offering or business concept.
Loh Kean Chong
He has held senior positions in project management, process development, validation, GMP production and facility management in Singapore-based biopharmaceutical companies and research centres. Currently, Kean Chong provides consultancy services to a number of life science companies in Singapore and regionally, as well as in the US.
In his work with NUS Enterprise, Kean Chong scouts for potential industry technology seekers to support the institution’s efforts of engaging SMEs in technology innovation and promoting transfer of university technologies to SMEs. He also assists in patent reviews and provides advice to university staff on regulatory and business issues.
Vincent also spent four years of his career with IBM, helping to shape how the company was approaching social software for enterprise. He has published three books and spoken at a number of conferences around the world.
With NUS Enterprise, he thrives in the role of an active mentor and advisor to start-ups who benefit from his experience.
Virginia was also the CEO and co-founder of Singapore’s leading multi-lingual software company, a spin-off technology company from the Institute of Systems Science. The company was the first in the world to offer Unicode-based commercial products to process multi-lingual applications.
As a mentor with NUS Enterprise, Virginia is committed to nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups, and help them make their mark in the world.
Wong Toon Suan
Currently President of the Gas Association of Singapore and a member of the National Energy Standard Committee, Toon Suan was previously the Senior Vice President of the Singapore Power Group and a director at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)/Public Utilities Board (PUB). He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Elect) from the University of Singapore and attended the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
As a mentor with NUS Enterprise, Toon Suan provides valuable advice in R&D strategy, IP review and management, while also establishing industry networking and guiding start-ups and spin-off companies with a focus in energy-water nexus.
As an Executive Advisor at NUS Enterprise, Florence demonstrates her passion to harnass her decades of senior management experience in top pharmaceutical MNCs, life science venture capital investment, business mentoring and start-up management to build Singapore's bio/medtech start-up ecosystem into the growth engine for the next generation & beyond.
He is an Executive Advisor with NUS Enterprise, and an Adjunct Professor with NUS.