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Cultivating the Risk-taking and Entrepreneurial Mindset of Singaporean Leaders


About The Event

We invite you to participate in an engaging 2-hour interactive workshop focused on cultivating your entrepreneurial mindset and skillsets. This workshop will feature moderated dialogues and group discussions, all enriched by the invaluable insights of our distinguished panellists. By participating, you will:


  • Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in launching and scaling a business, not only in Southeast Asia but also on a global scale.

  • Delve into the development of a global leadership mindset to take calculated risks to navigate complexities.

  • Be able to assess and manage risks effectively in an entrepreneurial or corporate setting


Join us for an enlightening session with speakers from both the entrepreneurial and corporate realms:


  • Magnus Grimeland, CEO & Founder of Antler

  • Dr May Yap, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer at Jabil


To reserve your spot, kindly complete the registration form below. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to connect with other leaders in the global entrepreneurial and business community!

Event Details





Wednesday, 1st November 2023

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Sheraton Towers

39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230

Event Agenda



6:00 - 6:30pm

Registration and Refreshments

6:30 - 6:35pm

Welcome and Introductions

6:35 - 7:15pm

Moderated Dialogue with Panellists

7:15 - 7:45pm

Group Discussion

7:45 - 8:25pm

Large Group Dialogue with Panellists

8:25 - 8:30pm

Closing Remarks and Evaluation

8:30 - 9:00pm


Event Registration

Please note that this is an in-person event that aims to be as inclusive as possible. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in the event, please let us know in the registration form above.

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About the Singapore Leaders Network

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Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and managed by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), the Singapore Leaders Network (SGLN) aims to prepare Singaporeans for global leadership roles. We aspire to help advance the social capital of Singaporean corporate leaders who can support one another on their professional and personal leadership journeys - whilst cultivating a vibrant and robust community. This is achieved through activities that enable members to learn, lead, and link including through large scale in-person events, smaller business networking sessions on various topics of interest, a structured mentoring programme, an Ambassador programme, as well as an online LinkedIn community.

About Antler Singapore

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Antler is the investor backing the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, Antler partners with people across six continents to launch and scale high-potential startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges. Their global community backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding. Fueled by a personal passion that goes beyond traditional investing, Antler has helped create and invested in more than 850 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.




Magnus Grimeland

CEO and Founder of Antler

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Antler (, the world’s most active seed-stage investor, Magnus leads a team dedicated to developing the next generation of world-changing companies and creating a global pipeline for top talents to pursue a career in entrepreneurship and innovation.

He previously co-founded Zalora, Asia’s largest fashion e-commerce company. It was later acquired by Global Fashion Group (GFG), where Magnus served as COO and Managing Director, rolling out the firm’s marketplace across 26 countries.

Magnus is an alumnus of Harvard University and McKinsey & Company, where he worked for six years. His last role at McKinsey & Co was as a Junior Partner, working across North America, Europe, and Asia in the global telecom, media, and high-tech industries.

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Overseeing global IT operations and digital transformation across more than 100 sites worldwide, May spearheads Jabil’s critical transformation programs in digitalization and factory excellence. Leveraging technology, smart systems, and analytics, she leads initiatives from designing enterprise-wide cloud and mobile-enabled ecosystems to building a sustainable data pool, providing strategic direction on IT policies and cyber-security, and optimizing automation and connectivity on Jabil’s production floors through AI technologies.


May was promoted to Global CIO in 2020, having first joined Jabil Green Point as a segment CIO in 2014. May brings to the company strong technical expertise and deep leadership and transformation experience gleaned from prior senior leadership roles in multinationals, including IBM and PwC Consulting. Focusing on IT strategy formulation and implementation, IT management, and business and process transformation, her international work experience spans the USA, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Japan.


Graduating with double majors in Mathematics and Computer Science, May also has both MBA and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She has also recently completed a Doctorate degree from New York University where she focuses her research work on how to enable local leaders to pursue senior leadership roles in a multicultural environment. 


May is an honoree on Forbes’ inaugural CIO Next list, and in 2021, May was recognized as IDC’s Asia Pacific and Singapore CIO of the Year and also received AmCham Singapore’s Women HERo Awards as “Trailblazer of the Year” for her efforts in advancing women leaders at Jabil.


In her free time, May volunteers as a museum guide and translator for a local Chinese Literature Association to help promulgate Chinese literature to youth in Singapore. 

Dr. May Yap

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer at Jabil

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