DBS BusinessClass SME Leadership Series

DBS BusinessClass SME Leadership Series

At a Glance

The BusinessClass SME Leadership series is a new marketing initiative designed to provide a platform for SMEs leaders to be listened to and for insights and knowledge to be shared, the Leadership Series gives DBS the perfect opportunity to show our commitment, passion and dedication to our SME community and better understand their needs and challenges.

In this inaugural session, Managing Business across Multiple Countries in a Post-Covid World, was featured 6 SME leaders – all who have businesses across borders. To showcase the peer-to-peer nature of this initiative, we selected our partner and SME customer, Gemma Manning of Gemstar, to moderate and lead this first conversation together with DBS hosts Joyce Tee, Managing Director & Group Head SME Banking, and Navin Duggal, Managing Director, Regional GTS SME Head.

Our invited guests

Chris Halim
Co-founder and CEO,
Style Theory

C. K. Lim
Hiin Holdings

Dr Martin Bém
Owner and Managing Director,
Ponte Group

Gemma Manning
Founder and Managing Director,
Manning & Co.

Joo Heng
CEO & Founder,
Ensoul & Asia Medical Payments

Ng Choon Peng (Choon)
CEO and Chairperson,

Our DBS Hosts

Joyce Tee
Managing Director and Group Head of SME Banking, DBS

Navinder Duggal
Managing Director, Regional GTS-SME Head, DBS

Event Highlights
Key Insights

Read more about key insights from these business leaders here.

Watch these videos to learn more about the key highlights of the event.

  • Ah-Ha Moment

    SME Leaders share their ‘Ah-Ha’ moments for their businesses in the past year.

  • Connectivity

    SME Leaders share their personal experience and key takeaways when operating in different countries.

  • What is Next

    SME Leaders share their business outlooks for the coming year.

  • Ng Choon Peng

    Ng Choon Peng explains the challenges faced while pivoting his business in the midst of the pandemic

  • Chris Halim

    Chris Halim shares the benefits of mentors in the entrepreneurial business to grow his learnings

  • CK Lim

    C.K. Lim illustrates the importance of flexibility and adaptability during the peak of the pandemic.

  • Gemma Manning

    Gemma Manning shares how resilience and perseverance contribute to the entrepreneurial journey.

  • Joo Heng

    Joo Heng explains the need for digital payments and e-commerce to open markets across borders.

  • Martin Bem

    Martin Bém reiterates the need to understand the innerworkings of your business during a pandemic.

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