• Summary

    Product Management and Agile Development in Blockchain, Computer Software, Internet Services andConsumer Electronics Hardware. Shipping products that customers love - products that inspire andprovide real value.

  • Work

  • Binance

    Senior Product Manager

    Other

    Binance is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, capable of processing over 1.4 million orders per second. Recently backed by Vertex Ventures (Temasek’s VC arm), Binance is going beyond exchange products in becoming the world’s blockchain infrastructure service provider and transform the way people think about money.

     

    The problem with many projects is that they:

    • Seek problems to force-fit blockchain inside
    • Solve problems where non-blockchain tech already works
    • Use technical whitepaper lingo that few understand

    Being the first foreign PM at Binance, my goals are to:

    • Build blockchain products that have meaningful use cases and solutions for real-world problems that makes sense only when done with blockchain
    • Make blockchain understandable and relatable

    The Unbiased Blockchain

    Founding Writer

    Singapore

    Making sense of Blockchain from a product perspective - a precursor to Blockchain mass adoption.

    The Unbiased Blockchain provides a non-sponsored, structured assessment of Blockchain projects and industry news in plain, simple English. Check it out here: https://medium.com/the-unbiased-blockchain

    Prior to Medium, I was a Blockchain contributing writer on Poached since 2013 and also experimented minting my own tokens on the Ethereum Ropsten testnet.

    Grab

    Product Manager, News Feed (Core App)

    Singapore

     

    Early member of the Growth team that breaks away Grab’s already breakneck release cadence to drive even higher impact, maximum velocity products.

    • Product Management – Spearheaded GrabDaily, a news feed that surfaces personalized features and relevant content which has become a core component of Grab’s redesigned Superapp home screen
    • Blockchain Experiments – Directed a team to build a CryptoKitties clone on a private Blockchain as part of a company-wide hackathon in less than 36 hours.

    Samsung Electronics

    Manager, Product Innovation (Regional: SE Asia, Oceania, Taiwan)​

    Singapore

    Our team conceptualizes breakthrough and evolutionary products that mold Samsung’s future. I focus on mobile and TV product categories.​

    • Software Development & User Experience Design – Launched mobile retail ecosystem (e.g. Gear VR, Galaxy Note 8, Gear 360 Camera, Gear Watch and Level On Headphones)
    • Game Design and Development – Created "Samsung Quest" for Galaxy Note and S series by leveraging on S Pen

    Manager, Advanced Product Planning (Global, 1 Year Internal Program)

    Seoul

    APP is the core team responsible for conceiving and bringing future display products to market:

    • Cross-Team Product Development –​ Built new global display products (i.e. Frame, Serif TV), resolving cross-team challenges
    • Next-Generation Displays – Developed advanced Projector, HMD, VR, Retinal Projection and Gesture-control concepts

    Assistant Manager, Product Innovation (Regional: SE Asia, Oceania, Taiwan)​

    Singapore

    Our team conceptualizes breakthrough and evolutionary products that mold Samsung’s future. I focus on mobile and TV product categories.​

    • Shipped User Insights-drive Products – Developed Bluetooth Audio Mirroring, Display Tilt, Clean View for SE Asia

    Tribesports

    Business Development Manager

    London & Singapore

    Tribesports is a $5.6M funded social network startup for sportspeople:

    • Market Launch and User Growth – Started Tribesports in Asia on my own, used live and online sports campaign mechanisms to boost user base and engagement
    • Partnerships and Sales – Negotiated strategic partnerships at CxO level

    Dell

    Corporate Development and Strategy Advisor

    Taipei

    Internal consultant for Dell's laptop business:

    • Cost Analysis – Identified cost saving opportunities using component cost modelling
    • Procurement Strategy and Supply Management – Improved supply chain efficiency through data-driven models and strategies
  • Personal Projects

  • Columbia Ventures

    Judge

    Part of startup judging panel to award $250,000 to competition winners.

    SUTD

    Mentor

    Mentored and critiqued a group of 7 students on their Final Year Thesis across disciplines ranging from Software and Hardware Development, Design, Prototyping and Production.

    Poached

    Writer

    Poachedmag is Singapore's leading lifestyle magazine with a focus on tech and start-ups. I was a contributing writer for analysis and trends for consumer tech around the region. Check out some of my pieces about wearables, bitcoins and the chat ecosystem in Asia.

    LittleBlackBook

    Founder

    With the rise of dating apps in the busy, city setting, safety and credibility is gradually eroding away. Littleblackbook allows you to do a background check about your potential date, anonymously and across every dating platform. We believe modern dating should have all the benefits that technology brings, without the drawbacks. Help us make dating right again. Check out littleblackbook!

    NTUC

    Mentor

    Advised and empowered PMETs, young adults and graduates to discover their careers as part of the larger National Trade Union Congress umbrella.

  • School

  • Columbia University in the City of New York

    Operations Research, MS

    New York

    National University of Singapore

    Mechanical Engineering, BE (Hon)

    Singapore

    Minor in Business

    Texas A&M University

    Mechanical Engineering, Semester Abroad

    Texas