Published on 19 Dec 2022

Our Alumni, Our Inspiration

The Nanyang Alumni Awards 2022, held on 11 November at the Nanyang Auditorium, recognises the achievements of our alumni who are not only trail blazers but also creative innovators in their respective fields. Launched in 2005, these Awards are presented to alumni who have attained exemplary achievements in their field of specialisation nationally, regionally or internationally, or have contributed significantly to the betterment of the University, the community or society. 

Thirteen NBS alumni received the Nanyang Alumni Awards this year, and here we spotlight five recipients in their respective categories.  Hear from them direct how NTU and NBS prepared them for the world ahead. 

Our Alumni, Our Inspiration

NBS Dean Professor Christina Soh (centre) with Nanyang Alumni Awards 2022 recipients.
Left to right: Irving Tan, Nevin Ong, Assoc Prof Chung Lai Hong, Sharon Teo, Dean Christina Soh, Lau Jiacai, Mark Zhou, Lawrence Wu 


Irving Tan

"The education and time I spent in NTU provided me with a firm foundation in analytical thinking and real-world problem-solving. The academic and project-based work in both my engineering and MBA programmes taught me to take a holistic approach to addressing opportunities or challenges and engaging with stakeholders."

Irving Tan Tiang Yew
Executive Vice President for Global Operations, Western Digital


Sharon Teo

"I perhaps spent too much time enjoying school activities such as studying in hall with my best buddies and planning and executing programmes for the accountancy and business club. Nonetheless, my NTU education has laid the foundation for my understanding to run a business. It also provides me the perspective to remain grounded on ethics yet agile in embracing challenges."

Sharon Teo Lan See
Co-Founder and CEO, Inspire-Tech


Lawrence Wu

"I was trained as an accountant at NTU, and the financial acumen that I acquired at the university helped me assess the opportunities in sustainable development and make sound business decisions. My co-founder, Frank Phuan, was also from NTU. The lessons we learnt at NTU shape the vision that we have for our company."

Lawrence Wu Jueh Ming
Co-founder and CFO EDPR Sunseap


Mark Zhou

"Nanyang Business School was a great blessing, equipping me with the heartware, hardware and software required by a fresh graduate at the start of his career. One of the most beautiful takeaways is the close-knit group of friends I have till today. We have journeyed together over the last 15 years through different seasons in our lives and continue to spur one another on."

Mark Zhou You Chuan
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Golden Energy and Resources Limited


Jia Cai

" My training as an accountant at NTU gave me the basic knowledge to run a business. While at NTU, I attended trading and investment courses as well as programming organised by the university. From these courses and bootcamps, I picked up valuable skills that enable me to head the product and engineering team at TreeDots, although I am not trained as an engineer ."

Lau Jiacai
Co-Founder, Treedots

Full list of Nanyang Alumni Award 2022 Recipients

Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award

Recognising alumni who have gained national standing due to their significant contributions made to their chosen fields. These contributions are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the University. The alumni being honoured receive this award once.

Irving Tan Tiang YewBachelor Engineering
Master of Business Administration (International Business)
Sharon Teo Lan SeeBachelor of Business
Lawrence Wu Jueh MingBachelor of Accounting


Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Recognising alumni aged 40 and below (as at 31 December of the year of nomination) whose endeavours in their chosen fields or professions are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the University. The alumni being honoured receive this award once.

Mark Zhou You ChuanBachelor of Business
Adamas Belva Syah DevaraBachelor of Business
Bachelor Engineering
Lau Jia CaiBachelor of Accounting


Nanyang Alumni Service Award

Recognising alumni whose dedication and volunteer commitments through alumni clubs/associations or in the University’s programmes/ activities have significantly enriched the University. This award hopes to encourage continual commitments in the future. The alumni being honoured receive this award once.

Abhimanyu BholaMaster of Business Administration
Gao HuiExecutive Master of Business Administration
Tomoyuki SuzukiMaster of Business Administration
Ci FengMaster of Science
Hua GuikanExecutive Master of Business Administration
Nevin Ong Guo ChaoBachelor of Business
Lin Yu-LingExecutive Master of Business Administration


Credit: Nanyang Alumni Awards Citation Booklet

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