2006 - Halogen Foundation Singapore


2006 - Halogen Foundation Singapore

Speakers’ Profile

Dr Mark Strom (Keynote Speaker)

Author of “The Arts of the Wise Leader”

Our keynote speaker for ATS2006, Dr. Mark Strom, author of AWL will use the platform to

equip teachers with the basic principles and understanding of AWL, which is a conversationbased

leadership development program that aims to bring out the best in an individual

through conversations and stories.

As an adviser to senior government and commercial leaders, Mark has partnered senior leaders

over more than 16 years in renewing leadership and culture in ways that are realistic about

context and respectful of people. As an historian of ideas, he has developed an ability to

synthesize and bring to life ancient and modern intellectual and historical traditions, and

to translate rich insights from these traditions into perspectives and tools for commercial

and civic leaders. As CEO of an undergraduate and postgraduate educational institution, invited by the board to turn

this complex 83 year old institution around, Mark has had a unique context in which to prove his own ideas in practice.

His PhD research was an interdisciplinary exploration of intellectual and social contexts of leadership in the ancient

world and today.

Dr Low Guat Tin

Associate Professor in Policy and Leadership Studies

National Institute of Education

Dr Low Guat Tin is an Associate Professor in Policy and Leadership Studies, National Institute of Education.

Her basic training is in school psychology and she moved on to study educational management in The

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She spent 12 years of her life studying in Australia and the US. She has also

consulted with many organisations in Singapore and her expertise has also brought her to HongKong, Taiwan, Malaysia,

Macau, Thailand and Philippines. Dr Low is a much sought after speaker. She has also written 18 books and published

numerous articles in professional journals.

Dr William Tan

Scientist and Medical Doctor, Olympic Wheelchair Athlete

Dr William Tan, MBBS (Newcastle), PhD (Auckland), MOH (Harvard), MSc (Oxford), M

Phil (Hons, Auckland), MHlthSc (Sydney), Sc M (Hons, Massey), MHSc (Auckland), BSc

(NUS), PBM, MRSNZ Scientist and Medical Doctor, Olympic Wheelchair Athlete,

International Motivational Speaker

Dr Tan is a Singapore wheelchair marathon champion who has competed in many

international games, including the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, the Commonwealth Games

as well as the Asia-Pacific Games. In addition, he has also been devoted to championing

as well as fundraising for needy causes in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia,

Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has helped

raised more than $14 million for charities locally and internationally, over the last 18


He had also received widespread international recognition including the Outstanding

Young Persons of the World Award (Humanitarian/ Voluntary Leadership) given by the

Junior Chamber International, USA in 1997; the Commonwealth Youth Award for

Excellence in Youth Work in 1998 and the ASEAN Youth Award in 2000. On 26th February

2005, Dr Tan became the first person in the world to undertake a wheelchair push in Antarctica. He has also completed

10 marathons in 7 continents in 70 days.

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