Ms L. Susan Kaur graduated with an LLB(Hons) Degree from University of Nottingham. After a short stint in the private and public sector, she went on to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law from NUS. She was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1996. After graduation from NUS, she joined the practice of a reputable law firm in the area of construction and commercial litigation.
Subsequently she spent four years teaching at a university in China and also part time at NUS. Then, she took on the role of Executive Director in an international NGO based in Hong Kong for about 5 years, where she oversaw the operations of the development and education work in China. The role involved working with the local government, donor relations as well as negotiations with various stakeholders in the communities where there were development projects.
She then went on to pursue a Masters in International Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University in Italy and Washington DC, US. She graduated with honours and one of her course papers was published in the International Journal for Civil Society Law in 2006. On her return to Asia, she moved to Beijing and Hong Kong where she was involved in discussions on the draft laws relating to charities and non-profits with the professor who supervised her published paper. Well-known universities, public stakeholders, chambers of commerce and other businesses that were interested in corporate social responsibility participated. She also consulted for various foreign businesses and non-profit entities wanting to set up in China.
In 2010, she registered her own business in Hong Kong and obtained certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360 and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Indicator so that she could expand her skills in training and coaching for leaders, managers and teams. She is also a certified ACTA trainer in Singapore. She has provided training and coaching to managers and top teams, with the use of psychometric tools for Fortune 500 companies, SOEs, SMEs, NGOs as well as civil servants in the region. In addition, she has also conducted training in high performance teams for senior civil servants in China.
She brings with her a global perspective and is able to integrate her legal knowledge, diverse experience, leadership and management, an understanding of Asia and network of relationships over the years for the benefit of her clients. She has a keen interest in the development of commerce and trade between China and ASEAN and how businesses can leverage on the BRI.
She currently sits on several non-profit boards and is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and is fairly fluent in Cantonese. She is also able to converse in a few Chinese dialects, German, Italian and Malay. She enjoys travel, exploring new lands, languages, cultures and foods, and is an avid hiker.
Ms Kaur’s professional involvements include:
- Trainer, Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (‘ACTA’)
- Administrator, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument