Kim Kit Ow named to lead ICC Academy

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The FINANCIAL — The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has named former ICC Regional Director for Asia, Kim Kit Ow, as Managing Director of its recently launched ICC Academy.

With extensive experience both as a practising lawyer and in-house counsel, Ms Ow will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the new Academy, established by ICC to deliver market-leading professional education, according to ICC.

Ms Ow said: “I am thrilled to take up the challenge of leading this pioneering initiative from ICC. My overarching priority is to ensure effective implementation of the Academy’s strategy so that our important work of bridging the global skills gap and making quality professional education accessible worldwide can begin and be sustained for many years to come.”

Ms Ow holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar. She began her career in a leading Singapore law firm, practising as a disputes resolution lawyer. Subsequently she moved into the banking and finance sector, working for both private and public bodies including Credit Suisse and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

In 2009, Ms Ow became Regional Director, Asia for the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services where she was responsible for promoting ICC’s dispute resolution services.

“Providing quality education on a global scale begins with quality management,” said John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General and ICC Academy Chairman. “With her extensive professional experience and in-depth knowledge of ICC’s unique value proposition, I have no doubt that Ms Ow is the right person to lead this exciting venture and help drive the ICC Academy into the next phase of its development.”

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The ICC Academy is headquartered in Singapore where Ms Ow will lead a team of Academy staff liaising closely with ICC headquarters in Paris to develop and distribute ICC Academy products and services worldwide.


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