APAC CHANGE INSIDER is a LIVE series that brings you a unique INSIDER perspective to help organisations and individuals navigate change.
Each episode of APAC CHANGE INSIDER is carefully curated by Wong Mei Wai, Founder, CEO & Chief Change Catalyst of APAC Global Advisory and Laura Cozijnsen, Founder of Lighthouse Consultant, to reflect the unique combination of their INSIDE views (through the lens of the INSEAD Business School's EMC journey), market research insights and findings, opinions of hand-picked experts, views of CEO/ C-Suites in Asia Pacific who lead change as well as key insights from Mei Wai's and Laura's own INSIDE personal journey as practical change consultants and trainer/coach in the APAC region.
APAC Change Insider #5
On the Pulse of Change- 2021 From the Eyes of Generation Z
In Episode 5, the Christmas Special, Wong Mei Wai, our Founder, CEO & Chief Change Catalyst and Laura Cozijnsen, our Change Communication & Training Catalyst, closed the year with reflections and tips on how to tune oneself to be "an Instrument of Change" through reflection and the concept of " Containment". They also observed 3 key attributes that give them a good start to being a successful change catalyst if they are able to nurture their "containment" qualities
In line with providing the CHANGE INSIDER point of view to individuals, the Gen Zs- Harvard Lee, Imogen Ainslie, Artiom Cvetkov, Ali Aguilera and Chang Hui Tze shared their perspective on change and their views on the trends for 2021, through the lens of their Change Object.
APAC Change Insider #4
On the Pulse of Change- Which Half Do We Keep?
In Episode 4, Wong Mei Wai and Laura Cozijnsen examines the pandemic's impact on Organisational Change taking place in APAC across industries going through restructuring, consolidation and closures. Through the Change Insider Psychodynamic lenses, they provide tips for Organisations and individuals on the deeper dynamics of Organisational Change for both " hardware" and " software".
The featured inspirational Change Leader is Roger Lee ( CEO of TAL Group) who is leading one of the largest garment operations in the world employing 26,000 workforces (pre- COVID-19) across Vietnam, Thailand, Ethiopia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, through Change. TAL supplies one out of every six dress shirts bought in the U.S. with customers like Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Dillard’s, J.Crew, JCPenney, L.L.Bean, Michael Kors, Nordstrom. Presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama have been known to wear shirts made by TAL for Brooks Brothers. Roger Lee shares his experiences and learnings leading through the change from the perspective of an industry faced with global changes in the retail scene, under-capacity manufacturing facilities usage, restructuring, closures, managing people and driving innovation. e.g. in Personal Protective Equipment.
APAC Change Insider #3
On the Pulse of Change- Opportunities for New Business?
In Episode 3, Wong Mei Wai and Laura Cozijnsen examines opportunities arising from COVID-19 and discusses the Change Insider approach to remain on the pulse of Change to identify, evaluate, embrace and implement new business opportunities - with focus on emotional capital and capabilities. Debankur Das, our Regional COVID-19 Research Lead from Acorn shares the new wave of COVID-19 Research -“What happened, what’s transient, and what’s here to stay?” across 12 APAC markets and identify megatrends - differentiating the more permanent trends with the transient ones and opportunities arising for business.
APAC Change Insider #2
On the Pulse of Change- Saying Goodbye to the Old Way of Brand Change
In Episode 2 of APAC CHANGE INSIDER, Wong Mei Wai unveils her new Wong's Brand Change model based on actual organisational change experiences in brand implementation. While Laura Cozijnsen shares tips for Change Communication in the context of Change.
Mr. Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, who discusses his experiences in his brand change journey in the hospitality segment. Pan Pacific Hotels Group is one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies. They own and/or manage close to 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development in 29 cities across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises three brands - Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION and PARKROYAL.
APAC Change Insider #1
On the Pulse of the New Normal- Unfolding Change in Consumer Behaviour
In Episode 1 of APAC CHANGE INSIDER, Regional COVID-19 Research Team leader, Nawanut Lorkitiyakul from Acorn Marketing Research Consultants, discusses the COVID-19 Impact and Implications of Changes in Consumer Behaviour across 11 markets. Together Wong Mei Wai, Founder, CEO & Chief Change Catalyst of APAC Global Advisory Pte. Ltd. and Laura Cozijnsen, Founder of Lighthouse Consultant Limited, will bring you their unique Change Insider view and unfold Change in APAC Consumer Behaviour on the ground across the borders.
AGA Frontiers is a video series where Wong Mei Wai, Founder & Chief Change Catalyst of APAC Global Advisory, interviews Chief Executive Officers and thought leaders operating at the Heart of Change. The interviews in this series will give interesting and useful takeaways on current changes or advancements.
Change Advice: Navigating Change to Achieve Success in Emerging Markets
Our seventh segment features Victor Seah, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé Indochina and Thailand. They discuss navigating Change to achieve success in emerging markets.
Nestlé is the largest F&B company globally which is 150 years old organisation. Nestlé Indochina has been in existence for 120 years and have of late faced disruption.
Change Advice: Tips on Taking Local Brands Global
Our sixth segment features Kushan Kodituwakku, Managing Director and Owner of Orel Corporation- the leading Electrical, Lighting and the fastest growing IT company in Sri Lanka. Past Chairman of Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs.
Orel Corporation owns the Orange Electric brand as well as other brands acquired through M&A. Orel Corporation has 5,000 employees globally and are involved in numerous innovation including the Global Driverless Car Project.
Changes in New Malaysia and Latest Trends
Our fifth segment features Darhim Hashim, CEO of Radimax Group and Non-Executive Director, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (The largest public transport operator in Malaysia). They discuss Change in the New Malaysia and recent trends of Change.
Part 1: Change Advice: Change Success and Learnings - Tips for Change Transitions for Organisational Leaders
Our Fourth segment features Roger Lee, Chief Executive Officer of TAL Group, Board member of Brookes Brothers, J. Hillburn, Zachary Prell, who shares his Change Success Stories and Learnings for TAL Group's Global Supply Chain and Workforce.
TAL Group is one of the most admired Global Apparel organisations who manufacture for brands including Burberry, Brookes Brothers, Gap, G2000 and Giordano. One in six apparel worn in USA is produced by TAL Group today and they have 26,000 employees worldwide.
Part 2: Change Advice: Family Business Leadership Succession - 9 Tips for Organisation Leaders
Our fourth segment features Roger Lee, Chief Executive Officer of TAL Group, Board Member of Brooks Brothers, J. Hillburn, Zachary Prell. He is a third generation Business Family CEO who has had successful succession planning. He shares how this change was strategically planned out rather than by accident.
TAL Group is one of the most admired Global Apparel organisations who manufacture for brands including Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Gap, G2000 and Giordano. One in six apparel worn in USA is produced by TAL Group today and they have 26,000 employees worldwide.
Part 1: Change Advice - Do family businesses face more change challenges due to succession issues?:
Our third segment features Pisitta Vongswadi, PhD Candidate and Lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She shares her research on Family Business, succession planning issues and the solutions for the difficulties that Family Business face.
Part 2: Change Advice on Developing an adaptive mindset — 3 tips for organisational leaders:
Our third segment features Pisitta Vongswadi, PhD Candidate and Lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She shares her research on Organisation Behaviour faced by Organisation Leaders during Change. From her research, we share Change Advice and 3 tips for Organisational leaders looking to develop an Adaptive mindset which is critical for successful Change.
Change Advice on how to increase the ratio of female Directors on Boards and how mentoring helps:
Our second segment features Melanie Mclaren, the Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in the UK. FRC’s Mission is to promote transparency and integrity in business, in doing so, it sets the UK Corporate Governance Code requirements and promotes boardroom diversity. She shares her experience on how to increase the ratio of female Directors on Boards by sharing UK’s “ 30 percent Club” bold approach, nurturing the financial investment in women and mentorship gender.
Change Advice for Companies operating outside of China in view of China’s rapid technological growth:
Our first segment features KL Wong who was the President of SoftBank turned technopreneur operating in China, one of the largest and fastest growing digital markets in the world. He is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Hello Pal Inc & BrillKids International. Chairman of Early Education for Every Child Foundation. He gives insight into China’s technological growth and offers advice for companies operating outside of China in view of China’s rapid technological growth.