Managing Director & COO
Susan has worked in the financial services and banking industry for 15+ years. Highly multi-cultural, she has lived in New York City, Paris, London, Singapore, Edinburgh, Manchester, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, working for Japanese, American, English and Australian multi-nationals covering the US, Europe, UK, ME/Africa , Australia/NZ and Asia markets. These firms have included Mitsubishi International Corporation, MasterCard International, strategy consulting firm Booz Allen and Hamilton, Westpac Banking Corporation, and Coutts Private Bank. Susan has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Cornell University, an MBA from Wharton Business School, with an exchange at HEC-ISA business school in France. Susan is a Certified Master Coach with the Behaviourial Coaching Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Council. Susan is Taiwanese by birth, American by upbringing and citizenship, and has been an expatriate outside the U.S. since 1992, with 11 years in Europe(France) and England, and 10+ years in Singapore.
A global executive team, to help develop your global executive team.
Robert G. Whittaker
CEO & Principal
Our Global Associates
Our associates are wide-ranging, both in geographical coverage, specialist expertise, and industry breadth.
In compiling customized programs for our clients, we are able to access academics who have taught at INSEAD, Manchester Business School, New York University, Drucker School of Business, Thunderbird, Duke Executive Education and Singapore Management University.
Our facilitators are accredited by the International Association of Facilitators.
Our network of Executive Coaches are located in Asia, Europe, UK and Australia, and are conversant in English, Mandarin, Japanese and French. They have held senior professional careers at firms such as J.P. Morgan, McKinsey & Co., PepsiCo., Wharton Executive Education, Mars, ST Microelectronics, Center for Creative Leadership, etc., and consequently understand the corporate context in which our clients must operate. They are all part of the International Federation of Coaches and are among the top executive coaches, many based in Singapore.
Rob is the founder, CEO and principal of Shared Future, Pte. Ltd. He has extensive experience in executive development, with a special focus on structuring leadership programs for advanced managers and executives. He is an experienced executive coach, lecturer in strategy and change, group facilitator and corporate education specialist.
Rob was a senior member of faculty at Manchester Business School’s Executive Development Centre, designing and teaching corporate executive programs, and strategy for the school’s MBA in Entrepreneurship program. He ran French-Italian semiconductor firm ST Microelectronic’s global leadership programs while in France and for five years headed the firm’s corporate university in Asia, covering 55,000 employees in the region. He has also started and run several successful manufacturing and services businesses.
Rob is accredited as an ontological coach with Newfield Network (USA), a feedback coach with Centre for Creative Leadership, qualified with the Corporate Coach University, and is a member of the International Federation of Coaches. He is a regular speaker and chairperson at international conferences in Asia.
He holds/has held Adjunct and Associate positions with:
Center for Creative Leadership
Civil Service College (Singapore)
Human Capital Leadership Institute (Singapore)
Manchester Business School
Roffey Park Institute
Rob received an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Rob is British, a Permanent Resident in Singapore, and is in an Eurasian marriage. He has strong East-West cross-cultural sensitivity.
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