Professional Services Group Update - Q4 2015

By Mark Chowdhry (Baxter International), Chairperson of the Professional Services Group

The PSG had an exciting last quarter of 2015 and has a number of events planned for early 2016. In early 2015, following Martin Riddett’s departure as Chair of the PSG, Mark Chowdhry, following an open voting process, was appointed Chairman of the Committee, with Anna Tan as Co-Chair. The Chair and Co-Chair roles can be held for an initial term of two years. The maximum time that the position can be occupied by the same individual is four years per role. Both Mark and Anna have been part of the PSG committee for over the last two years and look forward to taking the PSG committee forward over the next couple of years. The PSG committee is currently undertaking a recruitment drive, and any interested members should reach out to Mark Chowdhry, Anna Tan, or any of the chamber staff should they wish to become further involved in the PSG committee.
Following feedback over the past year, the PSG committee has been active in incorporating an event review process aimed at inviting high-profile chamber members who visit Singapore to speak at events organised by the PSG group, along with holding relevant content and professional development-led events. As part of this initiative, in September 2015, the PSG committee invited Control Risks’ Global CEO Richard Fenning to speak at a Breakfast Club briefing, where he discussed the challenges and opportunities for the investment climate in Asia, Europe and beyond, along with other global business risks for 2016. Richard was assisted by Stephen Norris, the Associate Director and Senior Southeast Asia Analyst, who discussed specific business risks across Asia: the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. Further interesting content-led and speaker presentations are due to be held in 2016.


The PSG committee is also currently working with the British High Commission and a number of British Chamber of Commerce British product producers to hold a ‘Best of British’ networking event for early 2016, so watch this space! All committee members look forward to seeing you at future PSG events, and the PSG committee wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2016.


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