LanciaConsult welcomes new faces in Singapore amid promotions

06 March 2019 Consultancy.asia

LanciaConsult has a fresh crop of young talent in Asia, with the addition of four new faces – including three eager intern analysts and Hailey Teng Xinyi as a consultant. Meanwhile, existing employees Alexandre Ramambason and Augustine Leow have been promoted respectively to Principal and Managing Consultant.

International IT systems and business management advisory LanciaConsult has welcomed several new members to its Singapore office, including three – Yi Xian Low, Leng Kenn Siang, and Pei Guan Oon – via the firm’s internship programme, and a fourth, Hailey Teng Xinyi, recently recruited as a consultant. The fresh appointments mark a period of ongoing growth at the firm, following the senior hires of Laura Hall and Si Ngah Leong toward the end of last year.

A Bachelor of Arts graduate in International Studies with the National University of Singapore, Teng Xinyi has joined Lancia after a year and a half as a management consulting analyst with Accenture – carrying on a strong tradition of Accenture alumni at the firm right to the very top, with Lancia co-founders Jeffrey Cronkshaw and Isabella Jeng having each served at the professional services giant for over eight years.

The three fresh-faced analysts meanwhile arrive via the National University of Singapore – ranked by Times Higher Education as the 22nd best university world-wide in 2018 (and the second-best outside of the UK and US) – where LanciaConsult principal and the firm’s local lead for internship and graduate recruitment, Alan Ang, was also a student – following which he spent almost ten years at Accenture.LanciaConsult welcomes further new faces in Singapore officeDescribed as instrumental in driving Lancia’s next wave of young talent, Ang joined Lancia’s Singapore office in 2017, and almost immediately set about establishing its internship programme – now welcoming its second batch of aspiring analysts after a successful inaugural intake last year. The fresh crop – with between them bachelor studies in economics, business administration, and analytics – will now spend the next six months with the firm.

“This has been something always close to my heart,” said Ang at the completion of the first internship last year, citing his own one-year term in Silicon Valley through the National University of Singapore’s Overseas College (NOC) programme. “During the stint, I had received mentorship, learnt practical skills and expanded my view of the world. The profound effects it had steered the way I have operated throughout my career.”

Ang continues; “At LanciaConsult, we started this with the intent of organically nurturing next generation talent. We wanted to create something unique and a special experience for our interns. We also asked ourselves many hard questions around different aspects of the programme. A key focus was on how the student will benefit and a structure that can support their development and growth. Each of our interns will take 6-8 months of valuable time to be with us, so we believe that it is only right that they receive the best possible support from us!”

Internal promotions

The young interns will be able to seek guidance from newly promoted pair Alexandre Ramambason and Augustine Leow, who have risen to the level of Principal and Managing Consultant respectively. Experienced in complex IT System Integration, IT Architecture Designs, Information System roadmap definitions and Project Management, Ramambason has been with LanciaConsult for the past four and a half years, following a three-year stint as a senior consultant at Accenture and six years at Wavestone.

Leow, meanwhile, joined Lancia in Singapore at the start of last year after five years as a manager and management trainee with the local branch of Bosch – ultimately responsible for Applications Development in the Asia Pacific region – and an earlier two and a half years spent as an analyst at Accenture. Offering its congratulations on LinkedIn, LanciaConsult stated that Ramambason and Leow had played an instrumental role in the growth of the company.