I believe that as I take on different finance treasury positions, I will be able to innovate new practices for risk management and financial planning.
News & Events News & Events News & Events Highlights With his sights set on becoming a chief financial officer in the near future, SIM-Grenoble Ecole de Management student Kyden Choong is arming himself with the essential skills and competencies in international business and management to deal with the complexities that come with leading a global organisation while pursuing a career in corporate treasury. Fill in the blank with the adjective that describes yourself best: I am determined. Please do elaborate on why you chose the adjective above. I have always wanted to pursue a masters and I have been determined to accomplish this goal by working in real estate after my undergraduate studies and later joining the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Singapore (ACT(S), a non-profit organisation involved in corporate treasury work to fund my postgraduate studies. Tell us more about your career journey? After completing my Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) at SIM-RMIT, I worked in real estate portfolio management where I specialised in advising and assisting clients to build their wealth through real estate progression plans. I am currently an executive secretariat at ACT(S). It has given me more than I’ve asked for and it has been an eye-opening experience for me to witness how speakers share their knowledge and insights based on their personal experiences. Through interactions with the members and speakers at ACT(S), I am able to get a better picture of a corporate treasurer’s profession- a profession I hope to get into. Why did you choose SIM GE to pursue your masters? SIM GE has always been my first choice even back when I first embarked on my Bachelor’s degree programme. Having had a great experience during my undergraduate programme, I chose SIM GE again to pursue my masters. The facilities are great and the campus as a whole makes for a conducive environment for learning. What key principles did you pick up from the Master in International Business CMIB programme? The MIB programme has given me the opportunity to understand different team dynamics to hone my leadership skills. I have worked with 11 people from countries such as France, Cambodia, India and Singapore. Understanding each and everyone’s culture through close interactions helped to fostering better work relations. This in turn has helped us achieve better results as a team. How have the programmes that you studied at SIM equip you for your job? The Bachelor’s degree programme that I studied really sparked my interest and passion in economics and finance while the masters programme has given me great insights on how to better manage people in a fast-changing globalised world. This is especially important as Singapore is a cosmopolitan nation which brings people of different cultures to work together. What are your future career plans? I would like to work in the treasury industry after I graduate from my masters. However, my dream job is to be a chief financial officer of a multinational company at the pinnacle of my corporate journey. I believe that as I take on different finance treasury positions, I will be able to innovate new practices for risk management and financial planning. These practices will help steer the company to greater heights through better financial management and strategies. Click here to learn more about the programme awarded by the Grenoble Ecole De Management. #IChoseTheSIMPathway #ThisIsMyStory #GlobalHero Posted online, 05 Dec 2019