Who we are
We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development.
We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development.
Serge lived in Singapore since 2005 and has 25 years of experience in international business development and management in Information Technology.
Before founding Ikeegai, Serge was EVP, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Arkadin, a global provider of unified collaboration solutions present in 33 countries, acquired in 2014 by NTT Communications.
Serge holds a Master’s degree from École Centrale de Paris, one of the leading Engineering schools in France. He also holds a post graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence from University of Paris Jussieu in France. The first posting of Serge after his studies was at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he developed Expert systems and Machine learning tools as a visiting scientist. Hence his passion for Artificial Intelligence, which has never left him.
Serge is married and has 4 boys who work and study in France. He is a French citizen.
“Find that thing that you are passionate about, that you will do day or night whether someone pays you or not…because if you have that, you will have gold.” – Peter Diamandis
Neil is an expert of people and collaborating across all cultures.
Neil has been based in Singapore since 2008 and has held international leadership roles since 2005. He is also currently a Lecturer of Management in the US. As a Global C-Level Executive, Neil has worked in the US & Asia holding different leadership roles. His consultative approach to management and business gives him a unique perspective on communications in organizations from both the management and employee perspective.
Neil is also the author of a business management/leadership book titled: “Managing Across Cultures”.
Neil holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s College in New York and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in organizational change and management.
He is married and has one son. Neil is a US citizen.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”- Helen Keller
Guynemer, French by birth, but long attracted by Asia, has been established in Singapore for the past 8 years. Tech passionate, he professionally thrives on learning and discovering new technologies. For a very long time he has been focused on mobile platform projects. He even started on Research and Development mobile projects and raw prototypes at times preexisting the era of Android/iOS and the smartphones as we all now know it.
A graduate of EPITECH (European Institute of Information Technology) with a Masters of Information Technology, Guynemer previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer in several established companies, some international, but also held previous roles as tech manager and leader in startups in Singapore.
“To boldly go where no one has gone before.”- Gene Roddenberry
Clarence Tan has over 13 years of experience from various industries and services in digital marketing with a focus on acquisition.
Recently moved back to Singapore after living in Sydney, Australia, for over 20 years.
Prior to working at Ikeegai, Clarence worked as Digital Product Manager for Weight Watchers in Australia, where he initiated eCommerce project to digitise Weight Watchers food product sales channel.
While working for Weight Watchers, Clarence developed an interest in food and its nutritional value. Clarence is passionate about health and considers himself a fitness fanatic – he believes that we are what we eat.
Cynthia Salim is an Indonesian-American impact entrepreneur in brand strategy, supply chain sustainability, and women’s leadership. She was named in the Forbes 30 Under and 30 and honored by the World Policy Institute for her work as the founder of Citizen’s Mark, an award-winning luxury ethical fashion brand for women on the rise. Now based in Singapore, Cynthia’s mission is to empower purpose-driven organizations and women leaders in the region.
Cynthia started her career as a Rotary Scholar studying global ethics in London and delivering keynote speeches as an ambassador of goodwill for the Rotary Foundation. She then conducted public policy advocacy for domestic workers rights at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Cynthia worked briefly in management consulting at McKinsey and in a fulfillment warehousing in New York before launching Citizen's Mark.
Cynthia is a thought leader in impact entrepreneurship, women’s leadership, and sustainability and has been featured in Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, Racked, Conscious Magazine, Monocle, The Guardian, and more. She frequently speaks at institutions like Harvard Business School, Babson College, Alley NYC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, WeWork, TU Berlin, Feminin Pluriel Hamburg, and of course Rotary International.
Our resident design aficionado who is on a mission to bring design thinking to the core of our organisational processes, so we are able to create memorable and beneficial experiences for our users. Syed Ismail began his career in North America with SAP before moving on to working with startups of all sizes across a multitude of sectors. In recent years he has been focused on working at early stage consumer startups in the Asia pacific region. With ikeegai he is the chargé d’affaires of the currently under development mobile applications.
Our headquarter is in Singapore and our opportunities know no geographical boundaries. We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development. If you would like to join a team that strives to have a positive impact on people come join us!
Olivier de Puymorin is a passionate and successful serial entrepreneur. He is currently Chairman of Arkadin Global Conferencing, which he founded in 2001. Arkadin, now a global B to B company present in 33 countries with over 50,000 customers, was acquired in 2014 by NTT Communications.
Prior to Arkadin, Olivier was involved in the creation of a series of successful companies in Information Technology, retail and real estate markets. He started his career as a private banker at Banque Worms in Paris. Olivier lives in London. He is married and has 4 children.
Aurelie has many lives: Corporate executive (she is currently VP at Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking in Singapore, in charge of Relationship Management for APAC for funds, private equity and private banks), serial entrepreneur (F&B, IT, Education and more), active supporter of charities (Aidha – micro business school for domestic helpers, Food from the Heart – bridging the gap between fund hunger and food wastage). Aurelie is also the head of CSR for dbWoman.
Aurélie studied in 3 different continents: Telecom ParisTech in France, Virginia Tech Master in IT in the US (where she studied AI), INSEAD MBA in Singapore. Aurelie lives in Singapore and frequently travels the world to discover, learn and meet new people.
After more than 12 years trading financial derivatives for BNP Paribas, and before that for HSBC, across Hong-Kong, London, Paris and Singapore, Mr David Bachelier co-founded in 2015 Capitalab, a fintech platform, allowing banks to reduce their inventory of derivatives, and help reduce systemic risk across the board.Previously, Mr Bachelier, a happy father of three, graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 2002 with a degree in engineering, mathematics and finance.
Dr Steven Tucker is a Preventive Medical Oncologist and the Founder of Tucker Medical Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based multi-specialty practice that provides both general primary care and sub-specialty medicine. The practice offers holistic care across Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Family Medicine, Nutrition, and Mental Health services in Singapore and to patients across South East Asia.
Dr. Tucker strives to build health systems that merge population health with personalized medicine. As a health futurist, he envisions the need for more empathetic and creative health providers who can work effortlessly with advancing technology.
Dr. Tucker trained at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. While at UCLA he studied molecular biology and joined the UCLA faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in 1999. He is also Chief Medical Officer at CXA Group, a technology startup bringing evidence-based wellness into the workplace to improve employee health and control healthcare costs. Previous experience includes strategic roles at MetLife Asia, the Lumen Lab Innovation Center, and he was the founding Global Health Advisor at Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel). Recently, he joined the MIT – Singapore Alliance for Research and Technology as Health and Medical Futurist, teaching medical innovation and design thinking.
Professor Pierre-Marie Lledo is one of the main opinion leaders in cellular neurobiology. Among several responsibilities, Dr. Lledo has been the corresponding investigator in Paris of a network called the “European Neuroscience Institute” and Deputy Chairman of the Scientific council at the Pasteur Institute, Chairman of the Scientific council (Neuroscience Section) at the FNRS (Belgium). He is now member of the Academia Europaea, The New York Academy of Sciences, and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Institut Pasteur.
With interests ranging from brain development to neural circuits functions (and their related disorders), Pierre-Marie is best known for his studies of the growth and the development of neurons during life. His work has profound implications for the understanding of developmental disorders (neurological and psychiatric disorders), as well as for learning and education. Pierre-Marie lives in Paris. He is married and has 2 children.
Diane Pfadenhauer is an attorney, human resources professional and is a graduate professor in the Graduate Management Studies program at St. Joseph’s College in New York.
Ms. Pfadenhauer teaches courses in employment law and human resources. Her practice focuses on workplace investigations, sensitivity and compliance training, conflict resolution, employment mediation and arbitration. She is also the author of nine books and is often quoted in major news publications around the country, including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Long Island Business News on issues related to employment law and human resources.
Ms. Pfadenhauer holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, an M.S. from New York Institute of Technology’s Center for Labor and Industrial Relations. Her professional memberships include: New York State Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Sections; Member, Advisory Board, Center for Labor and Employment Law, and St. John’s University School of Law.
Dimitri has worked on personal and organizational change and innovation for more than 20 years, as a professor, consultant, manager and innovator. He was professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and Director of the Engineering Leadership Department. He created and developed several companies in technologies and services, as CEO (Net Valley, eCommerce and Internet business, 9 M$ turnover) and as a member of the board and investor (Itelios, Incwo, LeKer, MesaBoardGames). He is currently developing a social venture project in education in Paris, Schola Nova.