This month’s employee profile is Kelvin Koh, our VP of Global Accounts, APAC, who has been with Cint for over a year and is based in Singapore. He is used to having a lot of in-person facetime with customers, which he misses. He says: “I have been held up at home for too long.” 😆
What is your typical work day?
“Before COVID-19: zooming around to meet customers and partners. During COVID-19: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom…everyday from home. I’m passionate about meeting people and helping them succeed; if I have to do this by video conference instead of in-person – that’s what I’ll do!”
What do you like to eat while working?
“Ondeh-Ondeh.” (Don’t know what this is? Here’s a description: In Singapore and Malaysia, ondeh-ondeh refers to a rice ball dessert. Its pandan-flavoured skin wraps semi-melted palm sugar that bursts upon the first bite. Each ondeh-ondeh is coated with fresh shredded coconut.) While Kelvin enjoys this delicacy while working (and we expect other times as well), he’s a big fan of eating in general and says he always starts the day with breakfast.
What’s your favorite thing(s) to do when you aren’t working (hobbies)?
“I like to do too many things. Some relaxing things include eating, sleeping in, vegetating and having a drink, with a preference for Gin & Tonic or sake. When I’m feeling more active, you’ll find me cycling or playing floorball (a type of floor hockey).”
From 1996-2010, Kelvin played on Singapore’s national floorball team. In 2011, when he relocated to Shanghai, China, he volunteered as the head coach of the Chinese University team. During this time, the team participated in the World University Floorball Championship in 2014. Currently, he plays and coaches in a local league.
How different was your life one year ago?
“One year ago, it was just my wife and myself. Now we have a baby, and it is all about our child.”
What skill would you like to master?
“I’m always seeking skills that will complement my professional life. I’d like to learn Java or Python, and also gain experience in digital marketing.”
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
“Province of Gansu in China. When we were visiting, we covered the desert area in Dunhuang (silkroad), Capital city Lanzhou in the middle which has a large Muslim community and Mountains in Gannan in the south with a mostly Tibetan population. It is a diverse and interesting part of the world.”
What is something you will NEVER do again?
“Sing and play the ukulele on my wedding.”
Do you have a quote/statement in life you tend to follow?
“Back to basics.”
What is the luckiest thing that happened to you?
“To have met my ex-girlfriend. The mother of my baby and my wife!” (I will show this statement to her!)
What do you wish someone would ask you?
“I wish someone would ask me for my ID when entering a club. Hahaha…” (Don’t we all?!)
What is/are your favorite thing(s) about working for Cint?
“One of the best things about working for Cint is the people I get to call colleagues, and their positive mindset, even during difficult times. The positive atmosphere helps us all get through each day.”