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Alan Ng @ Be Your Own Boss Club


  • CEO, ABBA CONSULTING PTE LTD (Intangible Assets Specialist)

  • President of IPOS SOCIETY


  • Business Advisor of SPRING SINGAPORE to SMEs

  • Mentor to startups in SPAZE VENTURE PTE LTD

  • Mentor to startups in I2P VENTURES PTE LTD


  • Tourism Advisor to Governor Gambaya Dash, MONGOLIA 

  1. Prior to the above, he was the Director of International Engagement Department in Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). The department supports IPOS' vision of making Singapore a global IP hub in Asia by enhancing and enriching relationships with our key IP stakeholders outside Singapore, including government agencies, institutions, inventors, creators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others. Alan also held a concurrent appointment as the Director of IPOS International Pte Ltd (IPOS-I), a wholly owned subsidiary of IPOS, to structure multiple-parties business deals and ventures. The mandate of IPOS-I is to venture into commercial partnerships with both governmental and non-governmental entities to expand the IP ecosystem for Singapore and ASEAN.

    For 5 years, Alan was the Advisor to the Board of Directors and Director-General in Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). The ADFD was set up by the Abu Dhabi government in 1971 with a paid- up capital of UAE Dhs6 billion (US$2 billion).

    At the same time, he also served as Head of the Committee for Strategy Planning and Corporate Performance reporting directly to the Director-General. As a result of the committee’s work, ADFD has won various certifications and awards. In 2008, it received the first ever ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate. In 2009 it was awarded the prestigious EFQM Organization Excellence Certificate from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council headed by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayhan; and in 2011, it was awarded the top honors for the 2011 International Business Award under the Non-Profit or Government Organization category.

    Prior to that, Alan also held various management positions - he was a founding Director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (2006 to 2007); Project Director of International Enterprise Singapore (2000 to 2006); Director’s Advisor to the Board of Directors in the Asian Development Bank (2002 to 2004). He was concurrently appointed by International Enterprise Singapore to represent Singapore as the Private-Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group.

    Alan holds an MBA (2004) and BSc Economics (1997) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2009 he received a diploma from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in recognition of his successful qualification as EFQM Excellence Assessor 2010 Model. 

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