UCLA NUS Alumni Connect

The UCLA Anderson alumni are part of a network of the brightest business leaders across the globe. Wherever you are, Anderson graduates have access to chapters & groups, email listserves, and exclusive alumni social media groups and pages.

Connect One-on-one with a UCLA EMBAssador

We encourage you to explore the list of UCLA-NUS EMBAssadors below and select 1-2 individuals that you would like to connect with via a 30-minute phone call.
You can use the arrows to sort the columns to find your best match. Click on the UCLA-NUS EMBAssador name to view their full profile and complete a brief form to initiate an email introduction. 
Class Year
Current Industry
Current Company
Current Function
Primary Residence while in EMBA (City, State/Country)
Current Residence (City, State/Country)
Ajit Singh 2012 Financial Services  United Overseas Bank Finance - Analysis/Investments Singapore Singapore
Bessie Chu 2022 High Tech - Other  Samba TV Marketing - Product Management New York, CA Taipei, Taiwan 
Brandon Marsowicz 2017 Aerospace General Atomics  General Management  San Diego, CA San Diego, CA
Brian Wollak 2018 High Tech - Hardware  Alcatel Lucent Enterprise General Management  Jurupa Valley, CA Jurupa Valley, CA
Catherine Johnson 2011 Entertainment Warner Bros Marketing - Brand Management  Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Christie Dang 2022 Marketing  Google Marketing - Advertising Singapore Singapore
Claudionor Dias 2022 Software WalkMe Marketing - Sales West Chester, PA West Chester, PA
Connie Brooks 2023 Medicine/Pharma/Biotech Sterigenics General Management  Fullerton, CA Fullerton, CA
Denis Donnelly 2019 High Tech - Other VMware General Management Singapore  Singapore
Dmitrii Filippov 2022 High Tech - Multimedia Products SPB TV Business Development  Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Ljubljana, Slovania
Ihab Shahawi 2010 Non-Profit/Social Impact  Patterns Behavioral Services, Inc. Founder/Owner Woodland Hills, CA Arcadia, CA
Ivan Zhou 2022 Advertising The Trade Desk Business Development  Singapore Singapore
Jeffrey Nah 2015 Financial Services - VC/PE JN Capital & Growth Advisory Founder/Owner Singapore Singapore
Joe Tartoni 2022 Financial Services - Diversified Acture LLC Other Danville, CA San Francisco, CA
Joeri Gianotten 2011 Consulting AccelerAsia Founder/Owner Singapore  Singapore
Karthik Chellaperumal 2022 Medicine/Pharma/Biotech Thermo Fisher Scientific Strategic Planning  Portland, OR Santa Clara, CA
Lander Isasi 2015 Retail 6ixty 8ight General Management Singapore Hong Kong
Lelian Tan 2022 Other Shopandbox Pte Ltd General Management Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Ljupco Fidanovski 2016 Consulting E3 Management Solutions Consulting Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Mark Nguyen 2014 Marketing Planet LA Records Founder/Owner Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY
Matthew Festo 2012 High Tech - Other 


General Management San Francisco, CA Singapore
Melvin Chua 2022 Healthcare Services Sengkang General Hospital Healthcare/Health Management  Singapore Singapore
Natasha Humphries 2022 Computer Related Services  Adobe General Management Santa Clara, CA Palo Alto, CA
Niten Kapadia 2016 Fashion/Clothing FARFETCH General Management Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Omar Higgs 2022 Education UCLA Other Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Prasanna Annamalai 2022 Software PayPal Engineering Chennai, India Chennai, India
Ryan Nelson 2022 Government - Military  ESC Pacific  Engineering Onna Village, Japan Onna Village, Japan
So Yeon Kim 2022 Computer Related Services  Salesforce General Management Singapore Singapore
Srini Turlapati 2022 High Tech - Consumer Products  Global Payments Inc General Management  Denver, CO Denver, CO 
Suresh Manwani 2019 Software Sutherland Global Marketing - Sales  Edison, NJ Edison, NJ
Vincent Tangkilisan 2022 Other  Vincent's Visions Founder/Owner Los Angeles, CA Santiago, Chile
William Hwang 2022 Healthcare Services  National Cancer Centre Singapore Healthcare/Health Singapore Singapore
Won-Ki Kim 2022 Financial Services - Investment Banking  TD Securities, The Toronto-Dominion Bank Finance - Investment Banking  Singapore  Singapore
Yanglin Mok 2023 Medicine/Pharma/Biotech Merck General Management Singapore Singapore

Bonus Referral Program for UCLA-NUS Alumni

We encourage alumni to recommend prospective candidates. Alumni receive elective auditing benefits when a prospective candidate submits an application to the UCLA-NUS EMBA program. Upon successful referral, alumni may receive credits to audit various electives.

Contact Christina Marentes or Paul Yong to refer a friend, take an elective, and more.

UCLA-NUS EMBA Alumni In the News


Dr. Marissa Vasquez (’18)

Dr. Marissa Vasquez (’18), Sports Medicine Senior Physician at UCLA Health, is a pioneer for women in sports medicine as she joins the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new lead physician

Accounting and Finance

AJ Harris ('20)

AJ Harris ('20), VP and Controller of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers is responsible for modernizing the Lakers accounting and finance function. 

National Security

Brandon Baker ('21)

Brandon Baker ('21), Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service in Los Angeles will oversee security for the Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles next year. 

Real Estate

Mark Weinstock ('19)

Mark Weinstock ('19), Executive Vice President and General Counsel of California Commerical Investment Companies (CCI), utilizes his background as an experienced real estate investor and business owner to preserve affordable housing.


Elisia Flores ('14)

Elisia Flores ('14) continues the family business and legacy as the CEO of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue.

Fashion and Retail

Ben Hemminger ('18)

Ben Hemminger ('18), Co-Owner and CEO of Fashionphile, transforms the luxury resale market by turning luxury authentication into a science. 

Entertainment / Marketing

Greg Coleman ('20)

Greg Coleman ('20) joins Amazon Studios as Global Head of Franchise Marketing and will lead Amazon's marketing team dedicated to fantasy and sci-fi originals for both series and films. 

Alumni Spotlight

Below are some of the innovators and visionaries who make the program impressive.