Sales Leaders

Cultivate a network that is built on mutual professional aspirations and personal ventures with other sales leaders.

This confidential group provides a supportive and educational forum for heads of sales & business development to share their experience, ask questions, and get advice to support their personal and professional development in this field.

The EGN Sales Leaders peer group is designed for professionals whose day-to-day activities are primarily focused on sales and/or building and managing a sales team. 

Sales Leaders have many challenges to address, including managing high expectations from above, dealing with diverse cultures and personalities within countries and across Asia, and dealing with the changing sales environment brought on by the pandemic. While there are a plethora of sales training resources, courses and experts, this group goes much further by creating a trusted network for professionals with similar responsibilities but varied experience and subject matter expertise. Group members will be able to share different perspectives, and both give and receive advice on the opportunities and challenges. In addition to regular peer group meetings there will be opportunities for members to communicate, seek advice and share resources online.

The current key topics that are being explored during our meetings, and we regularly seek our members’ input to flex and change these as situations change:

    • How to win the war for Talent on a small budget ‘

    Recruitment and Talent retention

    • ‘Do I need to be the Social Media/Marketing expert or is there a better way?’
    • ‘I have the business running but do I need a Board or Advisory council’

    The ways to make big business practise work for you on a much tighter budget.

    • Key tips and tricks for rapid and successful Strategy Development & Implementation
    • Mobilisation / Revenue Model
    • How to successfully work cross-border by ensuring transfer pricing and digital systems are optimal?
    • Why (and how) setting a strong vision and mission statement can allow your business to thrive 

    The ways to make big business practise work for you on a much tighter budget.

    • Singapore grants & services available for SME’s 

    What are they, and how do I access them?

    • ‘The biggest legal pitfalls any SME can make… and how to identify and avoid them’
    • Funding… Is it achievable or are there other options?

      Group 1

      Group 2

      From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

      Members of this group include EVP Global Sales & Marketing at AirFi Singapore, Director of Business Development at Syneos Health and Head of O2O ASEAN & South Pacific at The Coca-Cola Company, Client Director – ASEAN of HCL Software, Director Sales – APAC Procter & Gamble, Director Service Sales, APJ of Crayon among others.

      Peer Group Details

      • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
      • 6 Meetings per year
      • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
      • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

      Meet the group’s chair and co-chair

      More about Andrew Shuttleworth

      Andrew Shuttleworth has been in sales related roles for nearly 20 years, including stints establishing and managing B2B sales teams at Apple Retail in Japan. He is currently APAC Head Of Business Development for Agorize, an open innovation challenge services and platform provider. He has been an active community builder all his life and an active EGN member since early 2020 and is looking forward to making this peer group both valuable and fun – ensuring the group has a tangible benefit on the personal and professional growth of all members.

      To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

      Wagner Turri

      Director, OEM Sales Asia at Hypertherm (S) Pte. Ltd.

      Joanne Yang

      Director, Business Development at Syneos Health

      Erika Widury

      Sales Director at Vitasoy International

      Saptarshi Basu

      Product Head – Automotive Tech at TVS Digital

      Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

       

      • Join a group of six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half-day at a central Singapore location (in-person and virtual options available) with dates set a year in advance.
      • You get access to weekly Cross-Functional events (interactive knowledge sharing sessions that are held both physically and virtually), including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
      • EGN provides an experienced and certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
      • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, presentations, and mail.

      From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

      Members of this group are from large or mid-sized Singapore-based companies with team and strategy level responsibilities in-country or across the region. They include and APJ Sales Leader, Cloud at IBM, Solution Sales Director of Accenture, Global Client Director VMware, GM Singapore-Malaysia Emerging Markets of Philips, Vice President & General Manager Food & Beverage SEA Ecolab, Director of Sales- Asia at Spotify Signapore, Global CSO & Managing Director APME AS-Schneider Asia Pacifc.

      Peer Group Details

      • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
      • 6 Meetings per year
      • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
      • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

      Meet the group’s chair

      More about Vimal Kumar Rai

      Vimal Kumar Rai has lived across 6 countries and worked in commercial roles for more than 20 years within the travel, aviation, and retail industries. He is currently EVP Global Sales and Marketing for AirFi.aero, an inflight digital solutions and platform provider for airlines, while also running his own boutique management consulting firm. He is an active community builder both online and off, as a result of the constant change of living environments and retains a deep desire to learn and grow in new directions. He has been an active EGN member since early 2020 and is looking forward to making this peer group both valuable and fun – ensuring the group has a tangible benefit on the personal and professional growth of all members.

        To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

        Fraser Morisson

        CEO and Founder at 1000Steps-Corporate Sales Modelling

        Tim-Frederik Kohler

        Global CSO & Managing Director APME at AS-Schneider Asia-Pacific

        Omar Hadoui

        Managing Director, APAC at BI Worldwide

        Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

         

        • Join a group of six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half-day at a central Singapore location (in-person and virtual options available) with dates set a year in advance.
        • You get access to weekly Cross-Functional events (interactive knowledge sharing sessions that are held both physically and virtually), including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
        • EGN provides an experienced and certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
        • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, presentations, and mail.

        From strategy development to effective execution, this is a peer group that will exchange ideas to identify the best practices for tomorrow.

        Chaired by Lisa Askwith and co-chaired by Tony Seow, this peer group has members from small to midsized Singaporean businesses such as MD of Right Choice Capital, President of Assurant, Director of Codestream, Owner of Fortis Law Corporation, Founder of ValueQuest, Executive Director of the Warranty Group, Owner of Swissmed, CEO of Relo Networks, Owner of TK Asia Consult, Owner SoptAI, ALTY Consulting and many more.

        Peer Group Details

        • Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
        • 6 Meetings per year
        • Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
        • Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries

        Meet the group’s chair

        More about Stijn Welkers

        Stjin owns and runs a PC games distribution company and is also an independent advisor in leadership development. Coming from Europe with experience in the downstream oil industry, he moved to Singapore in 1999 working for an American computer games publisher. From 2014 until March 2020, Stijn worked for Singapore Management University in Executive Development, advising and delivering talent development programs to regional client companies.

        To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership:

        Maarten Van Den Bos

        Owner and Director Bright Forever Consultant Pte Ltd

        Rodrigo Canelas

        Podcast Host High-Performance Teams Podcast

        Our networks operate within the following frameworks:

         

        • Join a group of six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half-day at a central Singapore location (in-person and virtual options available) with dates set a year in advance.
        • You get access to weekly Cross-Functional events (interactive knowledge sharing sessions that are held both physically and virtually), including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development, and networking evenings.
        • EGN provides an experienced and certified facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
        • The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, presentations, and mail.

        Frequently Asked Questions

        How much does a membership cost?

        An EGN membership varies in price, depending on your locality, seniority and the specific benefits applied to the EGN Group.

        Our Network Advisors can help you find the right group based on your managerial level and professional needs.

        Enter your contact info here and one of our Network Advisors will get back to you.

        How does the peer group network work?

        With the support of a professional network, you get the opportunity to exchange experience on a high professional level, strengthen and develop your own skills within management and specialised areas.

        As a member of EGN, you get direct access to Top Executives, Business Leaders and Specialists in most parts of the world via our online Members’ Universe where you can ask questions, join debates and network with more than 15,000 other members.

        Your personal EGN group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. To ensure confidentiality, no competitors or significant customer relationships are allowed in the same group.

        All our peer groups are managed by a professional and experienced EGN Chair, who facilitates and mentors the peer groups, ensures output both at and between meetings and focuses on your professional and managerial development.

        We also offer events and seminars, networking tours, an Between Jobs Scheme, mentoring programmes, CEO coaching and much more.

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        How do I become a member?

        You can apply for membership by filling out this form


        When we have received your application, you will be contacted by a Network Advisor for a more in-depth interview to find the right peer group for your managerial level and/or professional need.

        All candidates must be approved by both the Chair and specific peer group members before joining a group. This is done both to match relevant peers and also to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors being placed together in the same network group and to help facilitate honest and fruitful discussions.

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