Global Catalyst Advisory
Global Catalyst Advisory Pte Ltd
Empowering Local Markets
Global Catalyst Advisory started with its founders upholding a strong belief and philosophies of balancing business objectives of profit while having strong stewardship to the society and accountability to the planet and people - a triple bottom line. The company was conceived to focus on projects to effect significant societal impact. It has the slogan and tagline of “Towards a Better World”.
With a unique background from the Strategy Consultancy, Business Chamber, Economic Agencies and Global University which have a deep insights on macro-economics and pragmatic business issues, the firm balances its incisive business acumen with the sustainability focus of United Nations Global Compact while championing the needs of vulnerable groups.
It focuses on significant business issues which matters to the economy, society and people like:
- Disruptive Technologies,
- Evolving Business Models,
- Revenue Generation for Charities And Social Enterprise,
- Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions
- Sustainability Development
- Impact Investment
- Doing Well by Doing Good
Concurrently, the advisory firm blends the rigour of academic thought leadership and indepth research, analysing issues with rich business intelligence insights while leverage on a proven evidence-based approach.
This encompasses the philosophies that Global Catalyst Advisory aspire to catalyse significant international issues by providing:
- capabilities development
for economic, social and enterprise progress.
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The Founder - Victor Tay Kah Soon
Victor Tay is the Chief Executive Office at Global Catalyst Advisory and also the Managing Director of Stout Asia, Investment Banking group managing on South East Asia office.
His areas of expertise include corporate strategic development, market entry and expansion strategy, direct investment, M&A and corporate finance advisory, and transaction support. He has assisted a number of Asian companies in going public successfully.
He was Chief Operating Officer of Singapore Business Federation, with an in-depth understanding of global strategic developments, including in China, the United States and Asia. He was Group Director of SPRING Singapore, where he oversaw eight industry sectors comprising of Transportation, Logistics, Environmental, Engineering Services, Biomedical, Chemicals, Education and Business Services in which he had assisted Singapore enterprises in a variety of areas such as M&A advisory, technological R&D, private equity investment and internationalization.
Victor was appointed as Singapore representative to ASEAN Young Business Leader platform.
Victor has developed deep understanding of future science and technology trend and sustainable development strategies as the Chief Development Officer of Nanyang Technological University.
He was also a committee member of the Technology and Innovation Committee with Singapore Business Federation. His previous board appointments include Vice President of the United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore, Chairman of the Environmental and Water Centre for Innovation at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Honorary Advisor of the Singapore Digital Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by government as the Singapore representative at the ASEAN Young Business Leader Committee.
He also sat at a series of government committees including SME Committee, REACH, Tripartite, PDPA Appeal Committee, as well as, a series of awards committee like Singapore Infocomm and Innovation Awards, Enterprise 50, SME 1000, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Singapore Productivity Awards, Singapore Sustainability Awards.
Victor also has previously served as Principal of Management Consulting Services at PWC (Asia Pacific), Director of Advisory Services at KPMG (Asia Pacific), Chief Development Officer at Nanyang Technological University, Chief Technology Officer at Pacific Internet.
Victor attended Executive Management Programme with Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Oxford University and University of Cambridge. He lectures at Civil Service College International and speaks regularly to the regional media on future business and technology trends.