Elvin is a social entrepreneur and leadership counsellor. He spends part of his time developing a program to equip caregivers (e.g. parents of children/youth, family of frail, ill or disabled adults) with the confidence and ability to coach and guide their loved ones towards holistic mental wellbeing. He also works with business owners, CEOs, and future CEOs on their most difficult professional and personal issues, so they become more effective at exerting positive influence. His motivation to pursue this unique career path is to expand his societal impact and accelerate his personal growth.
He was formerly a Vice President at Singtel, where he led an end-to-end transformation programme for the consumer business unit, spearheaded the launch of a new digital lifestyle business and restructured its digital product development. Prior to this, Elvin worked at NTUC FairPrice first as Chief Strategy Officer and then as Chief Omnichannel Officer. As the general manager for its e-grocery unit, he transformed its people, processes, and technology to compete more effectively with online platforms. Earlier in his career, Elvin was with Singapore Post as chief of staff to the Group CEO and SVP/Head of its post office business.
Prior to his appointments in Singapore, Elvin was based in the USA. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude) with degrees in International Studies, Finance and Management, he began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company. He also worked for Walmart on global market development and Microsoft in corporate strategy and product management.
Elvin serves on the Whitley Secondary School Advisory Committee and the Raffles Institution Board of Governors.