Meet Our Team.
Teams don't work without teamwork. And good teamwork creates synergy.
Here at Strategic Moves, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
To put it shortly, Viswa is a patriot. He believes in serving his country until his “knees buckle” – something he takes perhaps a little too literally. His knees have indeed started to buckle! He stepped down from active National Service in March 2018, after being an NSman with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for 40 years.
A former anchor of news and current affairs programmes such as Talking Point and Today in Parliament, Viswa thrived on asking inconvenient – oftentimes provocative – questions while sharing insights about Singapore society. His aim: to “lift the thinking”. 25 years on, he has the same preoccupation. Except now, his audience has shifted from star-struck aunties to public and private sector leaders.
Clearly surpassing his other achievements, his proudest moment was when his daughter was born. Viswa strongly believes in pursuing a healthy work-life balance, although his work ethic never leaves him. Going for every ball in tennis – twice a week for two decades – he’s had some sobering lessons on ageing! It has forced him to explore other options, such as swimming and cycling, while playing tennis age-appropriately.
Viswa graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Political Science) degree. He also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government and Administration, Harvard University.
Jenny has been with Strategic Moves for more than a decade. She is responsible for general office management and all administrative functions. Essentially, she oversees the smooth running of operations in the company; from orientating new members of the team to managing the company’s finances and the CEO’s busy schedule. There is no doubt that Jenny forms the backbone of the company.
When Jenny is not busy being well-versed on all office-related processes and procedures, she enjoys watching musical plays and, of course, sipping on a great cup of coffee.
In Primary 2, Justin was so pleased with himself getting 100/100 for an English compo that he decided there and then he would grow up to be a “writer”.
Today, after traversing the fields of publishing, marketing, advertising and journalism, he has recalibrated that career goal towards applying his communication skills in service of Singapore. He joined Strategic Moves to do just that.
Justin is also a national rower who has medalled for Singapore at several competitions around the world.
He double-majored in Communications & New Media and English Literature en route to a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.
A firm believer that life is short, Alvin tries to take in and take on life all at once. Before joining Strategic Moves, he worked in the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to advance Singapore’s transport interests with its foreign counterparts across air, land, and sea. Train breakdowns were not under his purview!
Alvin loves knowing and listening to people. He enjoys knowledge pursued for knowledge’s sake and is a great fan of trivia, having amassed a collection of facts that some would (wrongly) classify as useless.
He joined Strategic Moves in the hope of positively contributing in his own small way to society at large, and also because the people seemed nice.
Alvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Political Science.
JOHANNES ASTER RUBIANO
Johannes believes that passion begets purpose. She first read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as an impressionable 11 year old, and has aspired ever since to have the same powers of observation, data-gathering, and analysis as Sherlock Holmes. She has diverse interests and is equally at home discussing topics of the day, Turandot, and the myriad varieties of tea. In her student days, she lived and breathed for Model United Nations, drama, and choir.
Before joining Strategic Moves, Johannes researched and designed leadership and governance programmes for government leaders in Southeast Asia. She joined Strategic Moves because the work is thought-provoking, and the people are passionate about the work.
Johannes graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree in Political Science.