The Alumni of the Month has been introduced to recognise the contribution and/or achievement of a member of AIHS and BMIHMS Alumni regardless of the industry they are currently working in. The Alumni of the Month will be featured in the Alumni newsletter (published monthly). He or she will also receive a certificate of recognition, and is automatically nominated for the Alumni of the Year. The Alumni of the Year will be announced at an annual formal function.
Your participation is important to us as we would really like to recognise our graduates. You can do so by updating us on your accomplishments or nominating a fellow alumni member. Previous recipients of the Alumni of the Month can be found in our Newsletter Archive.
Alumni of the Month February 2015
Mr Shawn Ng
Director of Hotel Operations, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Our congratulations to Alumni of the Month for February, Shawn Ng (1997), who was recently promoted to Director of Hotel Operations at Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore!
Who would you most like to have dinner with? Arsene Wenger (Arsenal Football Coach). It would be interesting for him to share how he has over the years been able to spot talents and get the best out of these players.
What is your favourite meal/movie/pastime? Action and comedy is what I like most but my present favourite pastime is spending my precious time off with my 8 month old son. Not really particular with food, anything that is not too unhealthy.
Your Roomate(s) at BMIHMS? 1st year with Yuji Natori (Dec 1996) and subsequent years with my best buddy in school, Benny Tang (1997).
Please complete this sentence: “If I had a dollar for every time a guest has.. been impressed by the service provided by Interns, I’d be a wealthy man.”
In a few words, what is it like working at Marina Bay Sands? Great place to work with great facilities under one roof.
Most interesting guest? In my previous hotel, a guest arrived and stayed for a month. During that time, the guest requested for all amenities in the room to be only in blue, including the furniture and walls!
Best piece of advice you have received? Never underestimate one’s own potential.
What is your personal or professional goal? To continue moving up the career ladder……
Congratulations Shawn on your wonderful career achievements.