2023 BAFG Awards – Meet the Judges Interview Series #5

Meeting with Nadir Ali Zafar  – Chief Experience Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute, MBA’09J

What do you believe are the critical elements for a business to act as a force for good?
It means focusing on impact more than profitability.

What are some specific actions employees should do to enable a positive social impact on our community?
Volunteer work which can be facilitated by the company. Donate to good causes. Advocate for issues that are important to the community. Reduce waste at the office. Create awareness at work on important social issues.

What are some examples in your profession/ company where you’ve experienced BAFG first-hand?
Focusing on impact to customer rather than on the profit margin.

What key BAFG principles would you like businesses in Singapore to embrace?
Reduce carbon footprint. Introduce sustainability measures in the office.

What were the main reasons for accepting an invitation to be an IAA Singapore BAFG judge?
To serve the community and network.

What motivated you to be an advocate for businesses to act as a force for good?
Governments alone cannot be responsible – businesses must act as they are the major influencers in this field.

What would like to see in the upcoming review of the companies who are nominated?
More diversity in terms of countries where they are coming from, and also industries.

Meeting our 2023 Judges – Interview series

Post #1 – Diana Gan – Founder of Elementary Capital

Post #2- Kaushik Burman – General Manager & Managing Director at Gogoro India Pvt Ltd)

Post #3 – Dr Vinika D. Rao – Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets, Gender & Africa Initiatives; Asia Director, HGIBS

Post #4 – Mike Summers  – Defence & Security Director, Singapore (ASEAN); Australia Trade and Investment Commission; Australian High Commission, Singapore

Post #5 – Nadir Zafar  – Chief Experience Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute

Catch-up with 2022 Winners – Interview series

Post #1 – Michelle Woo, VP Venture Build, ENGIE Factory Asia Pacific (Corporate Winner)

Catch-up with 2022 Judges – Interview series

Post #1 – Li Lian Liew GEMBA’13 – Director, Corporate Planning at Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Central Health

Post #2 – Apo Ozkececi MCCC’19Dec-S – SVP Commercial & Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Accelya