Straight Talking with Soo Kok Leng Chairman, CapitaLand Commercial Trust: Online Live Zoom Event

Dear HPA members


HPA Exco invites you to our first Straight Talking series this year.  It was originally slated in March 2020 to coincide with the AGM but because of COVID-19, we had to postpone it.


Spend 60 minutes with Soo Kok Leng, where he will speak about “Sun Zi’s Dialectical Strategic Thinking for our VUCA world” – based on his book: “Think Wits Win: How to use Sun Zi’s Art of War for success”.

Time and Date of On-line Live Event via Zoom

Registration(log-in): 7.15pm, Talk: 7.30-830pm, Q&A: 8.30-8.35pm.

Thursday, 1st October 2020



Register here:

Registration closes on 28 September 2020.

Zoom Link details will be provided on 29 September 2020, for those who registered.



Speaker Profile

Soo Kok Leng was with HP from 1977 for almost 20 years based in Singapore and the US. He held various management positions from Engineering to Regional HR and Worldwide Chain Supply. After HP, he was the Executive Director & Group GM of Falmac Ltd, responsible for worldwide knitting machines and yarn spinning businesses. In 1997 he led the start-up of 3Com Technologies in Singapore.

Since 2002, he had been providing Strategic & General Management consultancy and conducts customised Strategic Thinking workshops based mainly on Sun Zi’s Art of War. Simultaneously, he held various appointments in public, listed and private organisations in about a dozen different industries including past appointments as Chairman, JTC, ST Electronics Ltd, Singex group of companies, Mt. Faber Leisure Group, etc.


He is currently the Chairman of several companies including CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Ltd, Temasek Management Services Pte Ltd, etc. He is still a director on several other boards and is a Governor of the Singapore China Foundation. He was appointed as an Honorary Economic Advisor to the Binhai New Economic Area, Tianjin, China in its early years. He was a Corporate Advisor of ST Engineering Ltd and is still a Corporate Advisor of Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd. He was Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Austria for ten years. Also, for ten years he was an Adjunct Professor with the University of Singapore (Engineering and Technology Management). He was a judge for the ASEAN Business Award for two years.


He was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) or the Public Service Medal and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM) or the Public Service Star Medal by the Singapore government and the Grosses Goldenes Ehrenzeichen mit Stern (Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star) by the Republic of Austria.

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