11 Oct 2016
ISCA CEO, Mr Lee Fook Chiew, was interviewed by The Business Times on the question of "What does it take to be a C-suite executive in Singapore? " This is what he has to share:
The basic requirement of C-level executives is to have a good understanding of business fundamentals. In that respect, accounting professionals, trained to speak the language of business, have a natural advantage. Many accounting professionals occupy C-level positions and are adding value to businesses in a diverse range of industries. Beyond technical skills, leadership and people management skills, C-suite executives must also be trustworthy, setting the right tone from the top across the entire organisation and think critically to assess the situation accurately amidst the complexities of today’s business world. With the world changing so rapidly due to technology advancement and a volatile geopolitical environment, CXOs must also adopt a global and agile mindset, remain adaptable and have a good grasp of technology, to be prepared for future challenges. - Lee Fook Chiew, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
It was first published in "Views From the Top" in The Business Times on 10 October 2016.
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