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MEMBER PROFILE: AN ODE TO EDUCATORS

WANDA TAN AND YONG YUNG SHIN

October 5 is World (or International) Teachers’ Day – the day when people across the globe recognise and honour the teachers in our midst. Educators play an outsize role in shaping people’s careers and lives, yet their work often go unheralded. They rarely get the plaudits they deserve, which makes this UNESCO-designated occasion all the more important.

In conjunction with this special day, we highlight the achievements of four ISCA members who have leveraged their industry experience and know-how to carve out successful teaching (or teaching-adjacent) careers. Two are accountancy educators at local universities, one is a Continuing Professional Education trainer, and the fourth is a senior finance leader who acts as a mentor and takes aspiring Chief Financial Officers under her wing.

They each have tread different paths en route to discovering their love for teaching, facing challenges and finding rewards along the way but the outcome is nevertheless the same. Together, the quartet is moulding the next generation of finance professionals and equipping them with the tools of the trade, and of life.