IQ Hitlist Special: Interview with Professor Hsieh Tsun-Yan (FULL)
July 4, 2016
Singapore’s economy, political system, and society have enjoyed tremendous success. Part of that success is to propel Singapore to new frontiers.
IN deliberating the next step, Professor Hsieh Tsun-Yan speaks to Editor-In-Chief of IQ Mr Viswa Sadasivan about two principles: the notion of harmony versus cohesion, and addressing the problem at the right level. He discusses the importance for leaders to embrace change and recognise opportunities in order for Singapore to continue its ascent as a nation.
Professor Hsieh is the Chairman and Lead Counsellor of LinHart Group, a Leadership services firm specialising in advising boards and counselling CEOs globally on succession and top leadership effectiveness. He is an Independent Director of Manulife Financial and Singapore Airlines and served on the Boards of Bharti Airtel and Sony. He is also a Provost Chair Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
In a career spanning 30 years with McKinsey, he took on leadership positions including Chairman of Professional Development Committee, Managing Director, Canada and ASEAN practices, Chairman of Asia Client Committee, Global leader of the Organisation and Leadership practice, and the Directors Committee.
His community service includes board roles current and past with the Singapore International Foundation, NUS Business School, the Institute of Policy Studies, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Governing Council.
Professor Hsieh is a Harvard MBA who won double gold medals reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as a President and Colombo Plan Scholar.
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