Past Interviews

Enacting Genuine Change – Jack Sim

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Mr Jack Sim, or globally known as ‘Mr Toilet’, is the founder of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO). By the age of 40, he had set up 16 profitable businesses and chose to retire, switching his focus to pursuing more social work. In this time, he […]

Going in 100% – Dan Swift

Who? Dan Swift is CEO of Empire Selling, a digital sales training and transformation company. Dan has over 20 years of leadership experience spanning sales, marketing, and business development, having successfully launched LinkedIn’s flagship product Sales Navigator and catapulted social media management technology Sprinklr to a $2bn valuation. With an emphasis on ‘bringing the human […]

Harnessing our Experiences – Martin Foakes

Who? Mr Foakes is an explorer, environmentalist and outdoor education coordinator. Currently acting as head of outdoor education for Tanglin Trust School, Foakes has a long history of developing and delivering outdoor and adventure experiences for students of all ages. These of which involve activities such as Rocking Climbing, Caving, Trekking and Wild Camping. Through […]

Solving the Rubik’s Cube – Khayla Black

Who? Khayla black is a 3rd year student at NYU Shanghai studying Biology. Picking up on her childhood interest in science and biology, Khalya went on to join the International Youth Neuroscience Association( IYNA). Over the years, she has risen through the ranks to her current position where she is CEO of the IYNA. Through […]

Bouncing off the World – Michael Skok

Who? Michael Skok currently acts as a Founding Partner at Underscore VC. A serial entrepreneur turned investor, he also engages in mentoring, coaching and learning through numerous channels, specifically  as an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at Harvard Business School and through his Startup Secrets work. Throughout Michael’s life, he has engaged in numerous experiences and worked […]

Grit, Passion and Perseverance – Thomas Chu

Who? Thomas Chu is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of solid experience in sales, business strategy and management in Asia Pacific. Mr Chu has Proven track records in building highly motivated teams and sustainable business models to deliver consistent and extraordinary business outcomes as well as extensive customer and partner networks to […]

Formulating Your Passion – Alessandra Tam

Who? Alessandra Tam is a passionate and highly motivated individual currently working at OWN Academy where she helps to transform the way education is viewed by bridging students to professionals. In terms of her education, she graduated from Oxford in 2016 after studying Archaeology and Anthropology. It was from here she went on to pursue […]

Navigating the Jungle Gym – Heather Stevens

Who? It was Queen’s University Belfast where Heather Stevens first embarked on her journey in law. After graduating with the Lord Chief justice’s Prize for highest overall marks, she then started to pursue numerous work experiences such as taking on the role of the Head of Human Rights Unit at the Office of the First […]

Getting Your Foot in the Door – Jo Tyrer

Who? Mrs Joanna (Jo) Tyrer has over 25 years of experience in the IT sector. She was recently nominated for the 2020 Women in IT award and primarily specialises in business transformation. Over the years, she has worked in Europe and Asia Pacific with many different IT companies and currently runs a French HQ software […]

Carving Your Own Path – Chun Kit Choi

Who?  From science to entrepreneurship, Chun Kit Choi has immersed himself in a wide variety of initiatives. In 2018, he graduated from the National University of Singapore after studying Physics. This came after he had previously spent two years in the Singapore army reaching the rank of Lieutenant as an Air Warfare Officer. In addition, […]

Lessons from a Pioneer in Sustainability – Sanjay Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Sanjay Krishnan is the Co-Founder and CEO at Lithium Urban Technologies, a global superpower in sustainable urban mobility that currently holds the world’s largest commercial EV fleet (outside of China) and operates India’s […]

Lessons From a National Diver – Myra Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Myra Lee is a former Team Singapore National diver . In 2010, she competed in the inaugural Youth Olympics Games held in Singapore. In her event, she managed to persevere past a back […]

A Passion and a Mission – Priya Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Priya Krishnan is the founder of KLAY, the largest owned pre-school chain in India with over 200 centres. KLAY has enabled over 20,000 women to get back into the […]

Empowerment through Social Media – DearAlyne

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Alyne Tamir or Dear Alyne as she is commonly known, is a social media influencer and content creator. Alyne’s Facebook page has over 2 Million followers from 80 countries […]

Aerospace Engineering in Singapore – Nick Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Nick Lee is an aerospace engineering graduate from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Currently, he works with propulsion technology at Equatorial Space Systems but pursues a breath of […]

A Headmaster’s View on the Next Generation of Education – Alan Stevens

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. “Don’t just do what’s expected of you, embrace the unexpected, explore what’s possible and give yourself permission to flourish“ Alan Stevens Marlborough College Malaysia is a prestigious British boarding school located […]

The Role of Sport in Student Development – Jip Bartels

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? In this episode, we’ve been lucky enough to connect with Jip Bartels, currently 27, who is a former Ajax footballer, sporting coach, and Director of Montessori Sports in Australia. Originally […]