The desire to acquire new knowledge has led Christine Teh to undertake a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme with SIM-University of Birmingham. This enabled her to confidently embrace her role as the head of corporate communications at Maybank Singapore.
News & Events News & Events News & Events Highlights The desire to acquire new knowledge has led Christine Teh to undertake a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme with SIM-University of Birmingham. This enabled her to confidently embrace her role as the head of corporate communications at Maybank Singapore. Who is your hero and why? I admire capable business leaders who uphold a high level of integrity and are transparent in their dealings. With many different agendas and power play in the workplace, it is not easy to stay kind or stick to these values. No one is perfect, but we should strive to do our best. You have extensive experience as a communications specialist. What sparked your passion for it? Being news intuitive with a love for writing helped kick-start my career in this field. Over the years, I have translated ideas and concepts into stories that not only inform people but also shape their perspectives too. The same story is never told twice in the same way. This entails a challenge in creativity which I enjoy doing. What do you enjoy most about being in this industry and role? Achieving positive outcome for media campaigns keeps me going in this industry. I am a curious person so I naturally enjoy acquiring new knowledge on the job. I am also a go-getter, always driven to meet or exceed project targets. What led you to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme with SIM-University of Birmingham? I have always been a keen learner. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Social Sciences, I took up a graduate diploma in marketing five years after. As I progressed in my business communications career, I realised that it is important to possess financial literacy but not many communications leaders have this skill set. I felt that an MBA programme would provide me with an all-rounded education that would strengthen my professional competency and enable me to differentiate myself in the job market. I also value the opportunities to network with other students. How has the programme helped you in your career thus far? The programme has given me many frameworks and tools to analyse issues and trends. This enabled me to undertake a career transformation to delve into the financial services sector. I am excited to bring new business perspectives to the table at work. I am also much more confident when I engage with senior business representatives. What are your plans upon completion of the master’s programme? I aspire to keep learning and stay abreast of new technologies that are emerging in the market. I believe that being relevant to both employers and customers is key in all trades. New-age management is all about agility and adaptability. Hence, I am embracing a growth mindset. #SIM-UoBStudent #GlobalHero Click here to learn more about the programmes awarded by the University of Birmingham. Posted online, 31 Jan 2020