Calvin Chu Yee Ming

Calvin Chu Yee Ming is a Managing Partner at Eden Strategy Institute, with responsibilities in thought leadership, strategy design, client servicing, mission delivery, and practice management. Under Calvin’s leadership, Eden Strategy Institute has been awarded as The Most Innovative Management Consultancy in APAC Insider’s Singapore Business Awards; Corporate Livewire’s Management Consultancy of the Year; Global 100’s Most Innovative Management Consultancy (Singapore); Corporate Vision’s Best Social Innovation Consultancy (Singapore); and was also the winner of the National Business Award in the Consulting category by the Singapore Business Review.

Calvin specializes in the areas of growth and competitive strategy, innovation development, product launch and market entry, partnerships, as well as scenario planning and war gaming. He has advised over a hundred Fortune 500 clients in more than 20 countries, including multinational organizations such as Bell Labs, DBS Bank, General Electric, Medtronic, and Samsung; multilateral organisations such as UNDP, UNESCO, UNGC, UNICEF, and UN Women; as well as the governments in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia.

He has been published in business titles such as Asian Banking & Finance, Asian Intellectual Property, Asia Pacific Biotech News, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, the Star, the Straits Times, the Singapore Business Review, Today, and the Wall Street Journal. He is featured regularly in global conferences, and has served as a Judge and Mentor at the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award, the Youth Social Enterprise Programme Grant Committee, The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, The Grameen Creative Lab, the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition, Social Innovation Camp Asia, Start-up@Singapore, and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Global New Venture Challenge.

Calvin has served as a Board Member of Bettr Lives, BioFourmis, Conjunct Consulting, New Energy Nexus Ventures, Rotary Club, and the World Toilet Organisation, as well as President of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Singapore. Before founding Eden, Calvin was Vice-President of Business and Strategy Development at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and Business Group Director leading the Singapore office of a London-listed global consulting firm. Calvin has also been an Associate Lecturer in Strategy and Organization with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, an iAdvisor with IE Singapore, and an Executive Advisor at NUS Enterprise.

Calvin graduated from the National University of Singapore majoring in Psychology and Political Science, and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was recognised as a NetImpact Change-maker in 2014 and inducted into the International Who’s Who of Professionals in 2009.