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A keen learner in the telecom industry that started from consumer broadband in StarHub to the cloud world with Epsilon.
Strong knowledge of global markets with deep understanding of local loop products and technology uses.
With the gradually build up knowledge and experience in this industry, I am confident to bring value to the team.

Work experience

June 2017Present

Procurement Manager   

Epsilon Telecommunications


  • Manage day to day local access procurement workflow for all requests within the APAC region through strategic sourcing for products ranging from layer 1 to 3, colocation and CPE
  • Provide presales validation for off-net products like DIA and Layer 2 to ensure the right fit for the customer.
  • Managing the day-to-day RFQ processing to the supplier market, interfacing with sales and engineering for the best possible solution validation.
  • Support the business with regional backbone procurement and OPEX reduction project execution ensuring timely execution.

Carrier relations

  • Responsible for global expansion of enterprise access (layer 2, NNI and DIA) solutions to support Epsilon drive for cloud connectivity.
  • Responsible for driving automation through APIs or various alternate methods to achieve efficiency in quoting.
  • Developing new and maintaining existing supplier relations to improve the individual suppliers service and commercial performance as well as the overall performance of local access, backbone and DC buying and provisioning.
  • Developing regional supplier relations with the key objective in mind to source the best possible pricing from the market. 


  • Manages the automation process to improve quoting turnaround time and workload efficiency through API integration with suppliers on LMX.
  • Key stakeholder in the on-going Procure to Pay project to improve efficiency and workflow
May 2013June 2017

Senior Manager, Procurement & Supplier Management, South Asia

Telstra Global (ex-Pacnet Global ) 

Procurement role

  • Source quotations and rates from vendors to support sales opportunities and complex bid and deliver competitive solutions for customer network requirements, and in this process using procurement 7 steps strategic sourcing process wherever applicable
  • Typical products procured are IPLC, IPVPN, IPT, EIPL, DIA, EVPN and Local Access products in regions like Singapore, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and EMEA regions
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of local loop products in South Asia markets. 
  • Managing supplier spend of approx USD $20M annually.
  • Knowledge in subsea cables as part of the purchasing decision on best possible route / cost.

Besides the main task above, other major aspects of my work are,

  • Support cost of access (COA) budget and savings (approx at least USD 1M in cost savings in my team)
  • Support the company’s margin target in pricing negotiation with providers.
  • Provide support to the management to manage COA budget.
  • Support COA savings target and manage COA savings projects through various market tactics.

Vendor management

  • Negotiate agreements and rates with vendor.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with global carriers and local access providers across various regions with focus on South Asia countries.
  • Negotiate contract and agreements with vendors to ensure Telstra to be market competitive by driving down the backbone cost and spending on off-net circuits.

Strategy planning

  • Develop and support Telstra's local access and 3rd party off-net strategy to ensure Telstra has a competitive market advantage in terms of cost economics, speed-to-market, scalability and ability to meet or surpass customer requirements.
  • Develop network plan and prepare business case to support network grooming, integration, migration and expansion projects
  • Review the suppliers list from time to time to ensure our vendors can support Telstra's network requirements and customer needs including SLAs, termination rights…etc
July 2010April 2013

Project and Service Manager

StarHub Ltd

Project Management

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and mobilising various work teams to deliver the project to customers
  • Project and Service Management key wholesale account to deliver all Voice, Data and IP services
  • Ensure smooth provisioning of selected orders
  • Oversee and manage implementation of selected orders
  • Manage on-time and on-budget delivery of selected orders
  • Major accounts handled/handling (HKT Global, Pacnet Global, Telstra, British Telecom, DiGi and Level3

Service Management

  • A SPOC for customers for pre-post issues
  • Act as on-call technical resource for sales force and customer
  • Respond to technical enquiries, fault escalations, regular service reviews and submit
  • monthly/quarterly service report when required

Knowledge / Responsibility

  • Strong knowledge of various local loop in Singapore market and technology uses (SDH, DWDM,
  • MetroE or NGN)
  • Participate in RFP deals or ad-hoc pre-sales negotiation
  • Produce network diagrams for illustration of solutions when required
Feb 2004July 2010

Customer Service Senior Supervisor

StarHub Ltd
  • Lead, motivate, supervise, coach and manage a team of Technical Support Analysts (TSA) and Technical Support Team Leaders in providing 24 x 7 technical support for StarHub’s MaxOnline, Digital Voice, Dialup, Wireless Broadband & Internet Value Added Services.
  • Lead the Inbound and Outbound Team and implement changes to improve work processes
  • Build and lead the flagship iPhone support team to embrace the first telco support of iPhone.
  • To ensure KPIs are met and that resources are being deployed in the most optimal manner.
  • Assist Manager to conduct operational planning to streamline processes and to achieve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure that the team’s performance meets the set of Quality Objectives and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Handle difficult customers and resolve the customers’ complaints and issues.
  • Redeploy resources across sections in CS to ensure departmental performance at optimal level
  • Liaise with different departments to resolve customer and work issues
  • Attending meetings on improvement in work procedures. By making recommendations to changes in the management of the teams in terms of work processes and deployment of resources so as to achieve operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • SME for major products like Digital Voice Home line, Wireless Broadband and Email Services.
  • Conduct Interviews for prospects.

Jan 2001Dec 2001


Cybell Technologies
  • Responsible for the programming infrastructure of the existing e-cookhouse indenting system for SAF Tekong Camp.


Jan 1998Jan 2001

Diploma in Internet Computing

Temasek Polytechnic


1. Mr Alex Ang 

  • Designation: Director for Technical Services (StarHub)
  • Contact: 93889148

2. Ms Elaine Tay

  • Designation: Account Director (Colt)
  • Contact: 98590176

3. Mr James Goh

  • Designation: Director for Carrier Management (CPCNet)
  • Contact: 98590451