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“Large diversity of people and cultures from 19 different nationalities working around the globe with very different educational backgrounds and vast work experience in different industry segments – that is truly called diversity and makes this program so unique. The sharing of professional experiences with my class peers and a course outline focusing on the Asian market helps me broaden my view and understand businesses in Asia.”

Marc Kleiner Sernrot | Swiss
Class of 2013
Country CFO of ABB Ltd, Taiwan


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Our Ambassadors

ANDREW CALIN

American, Class of 2016
Head of Enterprise, HK & SEA
Linkedin Marketing Solutions, Singapore
This program offers so much more than executive level curriculum. It offers perspective from world class professors and practitioners. Your colleagues are senior business leaders of varied functions and industries, from all over the world. The process of discovery, collaboration, and competitive thinking at these levels are far beyond inspiring, they are infectious.

This experience has been enriching beyond the dollar value, time, or energy invested. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to expand their horizons and push themselves to new intellectual boundaries.

ANN GALLON

American, Class of 2016
Senior Americas Region Strategy & Business Planning Manager
Toyota Financial Services, USA
Aside from being two top ranked universities, the UCLA – NUS EMBA offered exactly what an executive like myself was looking for: diverse backgrounds, global experiences, exchanges of lessons learned. In addition, the six segments (two weeks each) allowed me to balance work and family time. What a perfect formula.

MARESUKE NAGATOSHI

Japanese, Class of 2016
Managing Director
Panasonic Corporation, Singapore
Each of the two-weeks segments in four different countries was an enlightening journey with 40 other wonderful business leaders from such diverse backgrounds. This incredible cultural immersion experience made me realize what it really means to think out of the box, leading me to an entirely new perspective on how to do business differently in traditional Japanese corporate settings.

CATHERINE DERRIEN

French, Class of 2015
Senior QS Manager, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Boston Scientific Pte Ltd, Singapore
UCLA – NUS EMBA is an exceptional program, providing extensive knowledge and experiences in a number of disciplines critical to business and management success. The members of the class come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds; this makes discussions interesting and lively and enhances my way of thinking.

REMASH K. NAIR

Singaporean, Class of 2016
Managing Director
Accenture, Singapore
The format is right with the well-thought approach of two weeks every quarter in 6 different locations. We had assignments and reading in between but it allowed us to effectively balance our work with the learning. I was highly interested in a business and technology intersection to the program, and the schools brought the best of this from Asia and USA together.

The candidates of the program is a well-balanced and diverse group – I have learnt as much from my classmates’ experiences and perspectives, as I have from the excellent and truly top-class Faculty from both schools. The program places significant importance in interaction with C-level industry captains through client-visits and case-study driven learning, and this combines both a practitioner element with the academic focus on the program. All of us really bonded as life-long friends. Proud to be a member of the Alumni of both Universities.

AUDREY CHEONG

Singaporean, Class of 2014
Managing Director, Operations
FedEx Express, China
The program has a good mix of theory and experiential learning. The class discussions were intellectually stimulating. The diversity of the class was certainly a plus, with no lack of creative thinking and differing perspectives. The friendships formed are invaluable.

WARREN WELLBELOVED

South African, Class of 2016
Manager Port & NPI Engineering, Iron Ore
BHP Billiton, Australia
A truly life changing experience. The combination of content, faculty and an incredibly diverse cohort combined with international business exposure has fundamentally changed my perspective on the global economy and my part in it.”

JAMES FONG

Singaporean, Class of 2016
Vice President, Landside Concessions
Changi Airport Group
The East-West class mix provides the diversity of perspectives, opinions and most importantly the global network. Also, the schedule and subjects are optimal for the busy global executive who’s looking to gain new knowledge and navigate in an increasingly complex world.

Our Ambassadors

REMASH K. NAIR

REMASH K. NAIR
Singaporean, Class of 2016
Managing Director
Accenture, Singapore
We had assignments and reading in between but it allowed us to effectively balance our work with the learning. The program places significant importance in interaction with C-level industry captains through client-visits and case-study driven learning. Proud to be a member of the Alumni of both Universities.

BERNARDUS IRMANTO

BERNARDUS IRMANTO
Director of HR & Corporate Services
Deputy President Director
Pt. Vale Indonesia, Tbk
In this UCLA – NUS EMBA program, I gained tremendous knowledge of many facets of business. I have learned a great deal not only from dedicated faculties, but also from talented and diverse cohorts who came from different cultures and professional background. I particularly value the unique experience of working in management practicum project which challenged me to formulate a business strategy to solve a real business problem. This project requires me to view the problem the way the company does, and figure out a unique solution to it

ANDREW CALIN

ANDREW CALIN
American, Class of 2016
Head of Enterprise, HK & SEA
Linkedin Marketing Solutions, Singapore
This program offers so much more than executive level curriculum. It offers a perspective from world class professors and practitioners. This experience has been enriching beyond the dollar value, time, or energy invested. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to expand their horizons and push themselves to new intellectual boundaries.

JAMES FONG

JAMES FONG
Singaporean, Class of 2016
Vice President, Landside Concessions
Changi Airport Group
The East-West class mix provides the diversity of perspectives, opinions and most importantly the global network. Also, the schedule and subjects are optimal for the busy global executive who's looking to gain new knowledge and navigate in an increasingly complex world.

CHRIS ERICKSON

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advisory Committee of UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and
Employment Expert in Negotiations
Teaching in the UCLA – NUS EMBA program has been among the most rewarding experiences in my career as an educator. The wealth of experience and backgrounds among the senior and diverse group of participants enables a truly interactive learning environment in which I gain at least as much from them, and they from each other, as they learn directly from my lectures.

KULWANT SINGH

PhD, University of Michigan
Strategy & Policy
This program is a wonderful learning experience for the senior managers who participate and the faculty who coordinate the sessions. Our seminars combine learning from a broad range of experiences, industries, firms and professions from around the world, drawing from the recent and distant past, evaluating the present and preparing for an evolving future. The combination of conceptual and experiential sharing in an intensive format across multiple locations provides exceptional learning.

ANN GALLON

American, Class of 2016
Senior Americas Region Strategy & Business Planning Manager
Toyota Financial Services, USA
Aside from being two top ranked universities, the UCLA – NUS EMBA offered exactly what an executive like myself was looking for: diverse backgrounds, global experiences, exchanges of lessons learned. In addition, the six segments (two weeks each) allowed me to balance work and family time. What a perfect formula.

ANDREW CALIN

American, Class of 2016
Head of Enterprise, HK & SEA
Linkedin Marketing Solutions, Singapore
This program offers so much more than executive level curriculum. It offers perspective from world class professors and practitioners. Your colleagues are senior business leaders of varied functions and industries, from all over the world. The process of discovery, collaboration, and competitive thinking at these levels are far beyond inspiring, they are infectious.

This experience has been enriching beyond the dollar value, time, or energy invested. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to expand their horizons and push themselves to new intellectual boundaries.

ANN GALLON

American, Class of 2016
Senior Americas Region Strategy & Business Planning Manager
Toyota Financial Services, USA
Aside from being two top ranked universities, the UCLA – NUS EMBA offered exactly what an executive like myself was looking for: diverse backgrounds, global experiences, exchanges of lessons learned. In addition, the six segments (two weeks each) allowed me to balance work and family time. What a perfect formula.

MARESUKE NAGATOSHI

Japanese, Class of 2016
Managing Director
Panasonic Corporation, Singapore
Each of the two-weeks segments in four different countries was an enlightening journey with 40 other wonderful business leaders from such diverse backgrounds. This incredible cultural immersion experience made me realize what it really means to think out of the box, leading me to an entirely new perspective on how to do business differently in traditional Japanese corporate settings.

CATHERINE DERRIEN

French, Class of 2015
Senior QS Manager, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Boston Scientific Pte Ltd, Singapore
UCLA – NUS EMBA is an exceptional program, providing extensive knowledge and experiences in a number of disciplines critical to business and management success. The members of the class come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds; this makes discussions interesting and lively and enhances my way of thinking.

REMASH K. NAIR

Singaporean, Class of 2016
Managing Director
Accenture, Singapore
The format is right with the well-thought approach of two weeks every quarter in 6 different locations. We had assignments and reading in between but it allowed us to effectively balance our work with the learning. I was highly interested in a business and technology intersection to the program, and the schools brought the best of this from Asia and USA together.

The candidates of the program is a well-balanced and diverse group – I have learnt as much from my classmates’ experiences and perspectives, as I have from the excellent and truly top-class Faculty from both schools. The program places significant importance in interaction with C-level industry captains through client-visits and case-study driven learning, and this combines both a practitioner element with the academic focus on the program. All of us really bonded as life-long friends. Proud to be a member of the Alumni of both Universities.

AUDREY CHEONG

Singaporean, Class of 2014
Managing Director, Operations
FedEx Express, China
The program has a good mix of theory and experiential learning. The class discussions were intellectually stimulating. The diversity of the class was certainly a plus, with no lack of creative thinking and differing perspectives. The friendships formed are invaluable.

WARREN WELLBELOVED

South African, Class of 2016
Manager Port & NPI Engineering, Iron Ore
BHP Billiton, Australia
A truly life changing experience. The combination of content, faculty and an incredibly diverse cohort combined with international business exposure has fundamentally changed my perspective on the global economy and my part in it.”

JAMES FONG

Singaporean, Class of 2016
Vice President, Landside Concessions
Changi Airport Group
The East-West class mix provides the diversity of perspectives, opinions and most importantly the global network. Also, the schedule and subjects are optimal for the busy global executive who’s looking to gain new knowledge and navigate in an increasingly complex world.
The East-West class mix provides the diversity of perspectives, opinions and most importantly the global network. Also, the schedule and subjects are optimal for the busy global executive who's looking to gain new knowledge and navigate in an increasingly complex world.
JAMES FONG
Singaporean, Class of 2016
Vice President, Landside Concessions
Changi Airport Group