Date: 1 August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12:30 – 2.30 pm
Venue: Le Mid Restaurant at Bangsar
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An afternoon dedicated to networking and forging new connections was what the alumni had in store during the luncheon in Kuala Lumpur – and it did not disappoint. Members enjoyed mingling, sharing fond memories, renewing old ties and forming new friendships in the cosy and upmarket setting of Bangsar’s Le Mid Restaurant. It was the perfect avenue to re-establish alumni ties since the last networking event three years prior.
Organised by the Kuala Lumpur Alumni Chapter and supported by GANO, the alumni luncheon was the culmination of months of hard work, with committee spending much time reconnecting with as many alumni as possible in the city. Judging by the turnout, their hard work paid off.
Many alumni made a special effort to attend, among them Lee Junxian (BBA 2008, MBA 2014), who flew in from Singapore, eager to form new contacts ahead of his move to Kuala Lumpur in the coming months. Peter Tay (BBA Hons 1975, MBA 1987), who was in the city on business, made sure he had ample time to join in the festivities after his meetings. He even brought along two of his close business acquaintances to participate in the fun.
Maimoonah Hussain (BAcc 1980), Mahesh Rupawalla m(BBA Hons 1986) and Teo Ai Hong (MBA 1995) – all Singaporeans based in Kuala Lumpur – were equally thrilled to attend the event, ready to partake in what they considered as a small slice of home. While for young alumni such as Rohan Bahl (MBA-S3A 2014) and KC Kong (UCLA-NUS EMBA 2016, the reunion was a welcome surprise. They were glad to discover that there is an alumni chapter back home and were eager to meet the committee members in person. Equally pleased to reconnect with the alumni community was Michael Goh (BBA Hons 1999), who had been an active alumni volunteer and mentor prior to his move to Kuala Lumpur. He can now look forward to picking up where he left off in the Kuala Lumpur Alumni Chapter.
Participants were treated to a video highlighting the School’s developments and messages from the deanery and alumni. “It was good to catch up with fellow alumni and be updated on the exciting developments at the School,” commented Yoong Khim (BAcc 1990).
For many of the alumni, glimpses of the campus and activities immediately brought back fond recollections. Dr Jaisinghani Vikram (MBA 2010), spurred on by his memories of his involvement with the NUS MBA Social Impact Club, which was featured in the video, requested for an introduction to the club’s former president, alumnus Naithy Cyriac. He is eager to explore ways in which he can contribute. This is exactly the spirit of giving back that the School hopes to inspire in its reunions.
Yeoh Cheang Teik, Chairman of Kuala Lumpur Executive Committee for the Chapter, was pleased with the turnout. Together with the rest of his committee members, he hopes to expand the network further and organise activities that will bring the alumni community in Kuala Lumpur even closer.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Cheang Teik and his fellow members, without whom this event would not been so spectacular.
Kuala Lumpur Alumni Chapter – Executive Committee
Chairman: Yeoh Cheang Teik (BBA 1981)
Vice Chairman: Wong Yoon Chan (BBA 1982)
Secretary: Chong Ting Chow (BBA 1982)
Treasurer: Andrew Ho Tho Kong (BAcc 1989)
Member: Danny Foo Shiew Khiang (BBA 1982)
Member: Yap Kee (BAcc 1982)
Advisor: Datuk Yong Ah Pwi (APEX-C MBA 1999)
Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Sultan Bin Sickander (BBA Hons 1968)
We look forward to seeing you again at the next event!