@OCBC with Thio Boon Kiat

Updated: Aug 16, 2018

BBA 2017

Assistant Manager, Group Risk Management



Q. What were your considerations in deciding your first job or career path?

As a first-year business school student, I was not sure of which area of business I wanted to specialise in. I realised I had an interest in analytics after completing the modules Business Analytics 1 and 2. I found that learning about statistics, regression models and analysing numbers was really interesting to me.

When I was in university, business analytics was a relatively new area, but I saw a future in analytics as there was growth in big data and business analytics. Even when I went for career talks companies were actively hiring many data scientists. Additionally, I joined several data analytics case competitions and as I participated it made me realise that I had a growing interest in this area.

"In local banks, you will encounter red tape and a certain level of approval is required for each step. Personally, I prefer a more western style of management, however, I understand that different management styles have pros and cons. Nevertheless, it is also comforting to know that my company is always striving to grow and evolve."

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