PATRON MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT KIND OF CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITIES MAKE A GOOD LEADER? A good leader must lead by example and needs to find the right balance between a strong strategic view and focusing on the details of how their organisation works. Cultural adaptability and a deep capacity to listen are also important in order to build the support needed when taking often big and strategic decisions. In our financial industry, the ability to identify new business opportunities and grow networks in new markets is also essential. Finally, accountability and ownership of decisions taken are also important attributes that make a good leader. DO YOU HAVE ANY CAREER ADVICE TO CLIMBING TO THE TOP? In building a career, particularly at an early stage, it is important to demonstrate flexibility, particularly in terms of gaining geographic experience. Demonstrating achievements in a specialised field does help to establish a reputation, while, at the same time, it is important to widen your exposure and broaden a “specialist” or “technical” profile in order to secure management roles. Of course, capacity to network internally and externally does play an important role in building up a reputation and managing a career. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE? I would think that some of my main personal characteristics that have helped me to succeed in life are persistence, accountability to my clients and colleagues, and natural optimism... F
Interview with a FCCS Patron Member
The FCCS is a key vehicle for the promotion of French business interests in Singapore.
January 2014 issue of Focus magazine by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore