The role of the Global Client Executive in Atos consists in proposing the right solutions to corporate clients as well as building and maintaining long term relationships to help them achieve their goals. This role demands the ability to understand the client's needs and the capacity to work with the internal processes to build the right solutions. Julien explains that listening is the number one characteristic needed in this business.
Group Vice President of Marketing
Industry: Transportation and Logistics
As the Group Vice President of Marketing in GrabTaxi, Cheryl oversees all marketing-related activities across six countries. The main objective of her function is to drive the user acquisition and growth for the transportation-based app, which is also one of the fastest-growing startups in Southeast Asia. The forms of marketing are constantly evolving, so one has to be constantly updated with the changes to succeed in this function.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves through its transportation-matching apps. As the General Manager (Southeast Asia), Chan Park is actively involved in the various operations from government relations to expanding the Uber community within the region. Opportunities arise at Uber every other second. Being in the startup world offers an environment where you can grow and learn as much and as fast as you can.
Mark recommends students and graduates to learn how to evaluate startups early. Joining the right company and getting experience working in the startup world is the fastest way to enhance one’s career value.
ecoSocket helps to conserve energy and save money by controlling the usage of power. Sanzhar built the business and team in his last year of university. His advice to budding entrepreneurs is to be able to communicate and sell the idea to people. To be a great business owner, one should have a warm heart and think with a cool head.
Industry: Business Services and Supplies
Cynthia studied biology in school before moving to another country to work as a content specialist in a startup. Working in the startup space offers graduates the opportunity to learn something new every day and challenging their comfort level, going beyond the usual 9 to 5 work.
Arman first started his startup journey when he got into Princeton’s accelerator program for young entrepreneurs. One of his favourite aspects of being an entrepreneur is being able to put his idea into action and help people all over the world. A successful business comes from putting in effort to build a sustainable product and effectively marketing it to the right customers.
Vice-President, Business Development
FLEXIROAM is an international roaming services provider that allows users to save on their roaming charges. As the Vice-President of Business Development, Jason seeks to continue to expand the product and customise new solutions for the different target markets. It is important for startups to start their fundraising efforts early and maintain them throughout the duration of when they are building up their business.
Oliver says the most enjoyable aspect of his role as the CEO of ViSenze is making his customers happy and getting recognised for it. Keeping a clear head and persevering through the highs and lows will get you a rewarding entrepreneurial journey.
Brian is the Projects Director at e27. Together with his team, he runs events from community projects to large-scale conferences and exhibitions such as Echelon. Time management is a very critical skill to have in this career line as one needs to have both the insight to deal with last-minute changes as well as the foresight to predict future happenings.