ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Benjamin Foo, author, speaker, entrepreneur and consultant, spent over 20 years building businesses, teams and people. His experience spans from starting new businesses to running a major publicly-listed corporation as part of a senior management team. Benjamin has been also an engaging speaker at numerous business and industry events in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the Loyola University of Chicago, USA and is a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
This book, iPOSSIBLE™, leverages on Benjamin’s wealth of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds to show individuals and teams how to get the success they can. With the right thinking, tools and actions, it is simply not possible to be average and ordinary. Anyone who acts on it will get well beyond the ordinary toward extraordinary.
Benjamin experienced impossibilities from an early age to adulthood. At times, life felt impossible as a teenager and he had to run for his life. His early academic results were, at best, average. As an adult, he has faced impossibilities few will encounter.
The saving grace as a student at Anglo-Chinese School was that he “majored” in scouting, demonstrating outstanding leadership as a boy scout that was recognised at the national level. If success left clues, this was an early one. He believed in giving his best. Moreover, he had the guts to do what he believed. So as a 16 year old scout and lifeguard, he had no qualms jumping instantly into a crater lake in Indonesia to help someone in distress.
Life turnaround academically when he applied his belief in doing his best in the US. Using this and other principles he subsequently learnt from the practical school of hard knocks, he went on to succeed at what he did, for which he is thankful to God.
Benjamin was Executive Vice President and the Head of Operations at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with responsibility for a large team. He had earlier successfully pioneered the SGX AsiaClear business, the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific and a market leader. Prior to this, he was Executive Director at Phillip GNI Futures Pte Ltd and Vice President at the Singapore International Monetary Exchange.
While achieving business objectives, he also built strong, cohesive and motivated teams. His passion for talent and people development caused him to mentor, coach and empower colleagues from new graduates and young scholars to middle and senior managers.
His vision is to impact businesses, organisations, teams and people to raise their achievements and enable the fulfillment of corporate and personal objectives.