CEOx1Day in Johnson and Johnson Wenqi Ng, 4th-year student from Singapore Management University spent his day by shadowing Vladimir Makatsaria Company Group Chairman at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, Asia Pacific.

“A good leader to me is one that is able to align and focus everybody towards a specific direction or goal. This means that he or she must be able to see the big picture, garner the buy-in of the team, and motivate them to achieve what they set out to do. This requires qualities like vision, persuasion and good listening skills.

Vladimir exhibited all of those qualities and more. What I’ve learnt from spending time with Vladimir is that a good leader should act as the facilitator in discussions, help to get everybody's attention onto the right issues at hand and to arrive on the same understanding. The leader should also be personable and relatable, and be driven by a greater purpose that will help in uniting the team behind him or her.”

About WenQi Ng

Wenqi is pursuing a Bachelor in Business Management (Honours), with a double major in Marketing and Strategic Management. He has a keen interest in improving himself, taking in fresh perspectives from new connections and learning from the best leaders. He has interned at several companies to equip himself with varied work experiences and knowledge. These included stints at GE Healthcare, Siemens, MetLife LumenLab, IDC, Capital Match, T.Ware and DBS Bank.

Aside from his academic studies, Wenqi is actively engaged in giving back to society. He has conducted personal finance classes for foreign domestic workers for Aidha, a Singapore registered NGO dedicated to empowering women through skills like financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Wenqui also serves as Honorary General Secretary for Roses of Peace, a youth driven interfaith initiative under the patronage of Singapore President Halimah Yacob.


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