5th February 2013 – More than 50 people, comprising industry leaders and students alike, recently gathered at the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) House, to participate in the inaugural session of the newly launched “Maven Series” talks.
Organised by the SMF Institute for Higher Learning – one of Singapore’s leading educational providers – the “Maven Series” aims to provide the opportunity for students to meet and engage with business leaders and CEOs.
As part of the kick-off, the event was graced by Dr. Moh Chong Tau, President and CEO of Makino Asia Pte. Ltd, who shared with participants his experiences and insights on aligning business strategy with company vision. “A company’s vision is for the long term; whereas its mission is the call-to-action. Where some might be callous in this regard, we at Makino have carefully crafted and re-defined our vision and mission,” he said.
Dr. Moh Chong Tau, President and CEO of Makino Asia Pte. Ltd., giving his talk on aligning business strategy with company's vision.
Emphasising the importance of consistency and singularity of vision, he also shared 5 key strategies for positioning an effective business strategy, namely across the areas of profitability, products and services, customers and geographical markets, generic strategy and plans to hold influence in the industry.
The distinguished speaker sharing Makino Asia's Core Values with participants.
Participants were also given first-hand examples of the corporate values and culture at Makino Asia Pte. Ltd. “My philosophy for my staff is for them to pursue continuous learning as working adults. One of them, a graduate form SMF Institute, found the programme to be flexible with high faculty involvement in teaching. I find these qualities important in meeting the continuous learning needs of working adults,” added Dr. Moh
“The Maven Series proved to be a great session for me, as it provided me with the rare opportunity to hear from a distinguished leader as Dr. Moh himself, on his strategic vision and insights into the corporate world. This goes beyond anything they can teach you at school, or even in textbooks. It was certainly very beneficial to me, as it provided me with an added dimension with which to assess my current undertakings,” shared Nigel Goh, a student at SMF Institute.
Student Nigel Goh, and Dr. Moh Chong Tau taking a photo to commemorate the meaningful event.
The informative sharing session concluded with a Q&A session, where participants were able to seek clarification on any points of interest.
Designed as an on-going effort to create a platform for students to network with industry leaders and top professionals, “The Maven Series” will be held every month at the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) House. For more information, please feel free to visit www.smf.edu.sg.