Friday, March 13, 2009

Vacancy: Secretary-General of Family Business Network Pacific Asia Chapter

Job Profile:
Secretary-General of Family Business Network Pacific Asia Chapter

The Organisation:
Family Business Network (FBN) International is non-profit making organization. It is the world's leading network of business owning families, promoting the success and sustainability of family business. It has more than 2,000 distinguished family members from 45 countries in 5 continents. All these are owners, leaders and future leaders of significant family enterprises. (For more information, please go to web:

The Family Business Network Pacific Asia Chapter has been newly inaugurated in 2008. Geographically it covers Singapore, China, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan. It provides a networking platform for the community to pursue their causes for the region.

The Position's Key Responsibility:
Reporting to the Acting President, FBN Pacific Asia, the incumbent will be instrumental in developing and implementing the strategy on network development and driving membership recruitment establish the necessary infrastructure and ensure smooth day-to-day running of the Chapter in accordance with the corporate governance implement and manage the policies and programs of the Chapter, helping to championing its causes.

Being the main driver of network development, attracting targeted members will be a key success factor. To complement this function to enable attracting, retaining and growing of membership, this position will collaborate with stakeholders and build partnerships to ensure other necessary activities including marketing management, events/programs management, administration and research are developed and synergized .

Another key success factor will be ensuring the Chapter’s financial sustainability.

The Person:
This will be an excellent opportunity for someone who aspires to use his or her professional background to serve for social cause in non-profit making organisation.

  • The passion and drive to promote the success and sustainability of family business.

  • Track record in membership drive or key account development in high net worth family business.

  • Able to reach out and aspire to expand the network.

  • Mature, confident, poised, excellent emotional resilience and very personable.

  • Excellent relationship management capability at two levels.

  • Excellent inter-personal ability - able to engage and influence both internally and externally in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Strong relationship management as a marketing function - able to develop and deploy relationship management and networking strategy.

  • Good general management ability including strategic and operational planning and review, execution, financial and risk management, people management and development, and being hands-on.

  • Collaborative and service leadership with good learning agility in a fluid dynamic environment and high integrity.

  • Willing to travel, especially in the region.

  • Excellent communication skills with high proficiency in English. Mandarin speaking preferable but not mandatory.

Qualifications and Sector Experience
  • Degree holder or higher in Marketing, Finance, Business Administration.

  • Careered in private banking in key account development and relationship management for high net worth family business will be ideal.

For applications, referrals or further information:
Interested parties are most welcome to contact Irene Yeung, Human Resource, FBN Pacific Asia Chapter at +65 6411 9809 or +65 6411 9800 or they can send their CV to directly to Irene Yeung at All information will be handled with STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.

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