Thomas Lew

Thomas Lew


Aug 2005 - May 2009

Washington University in Saint Louis

Bachelor of Arts with Honors

  • Double Major in Psychology and Business (Organization and HR Management); Minor in Biology
  • GPAs:  Psychology: 3.80/4.00; Business: 3.69/4.00; Overall: 3.51/4.00
  • Dean's List
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

International School of Beijing - Shunyi

International Baccalaureate Diploma

High School Diploma

  • Varsity Volleyball - participated in tournaments in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Kobe, Japan
  • Junior Varsity Soccer
  • The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) - Layout coordinator and reporter for student run newspaper MUNITY - The Hague, Netherlands
  • Beijing Model United Nations (BeiMUN) - Layout coordinator and reporter for student run newspaper Beiwatch - Beijing, China
  • Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) Model United Nations - Delegate of Kuwait in the General Assembly - Taipei, Taiwan
  • GPA: 4.05/4.30

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd

Financial Adviser

  • Manage own book of business in providing clients with advice on financial matters and making recommendations on how best to utilise their money for near and future goals. 
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Ernst & Young, LLP

Financial Services Tax Associate

  • Responsible for portfolio of 40 clients with respect to corporate tax compliance; assist in analysis, computation, and filing of income taxes as well as responding to queries by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
  • Coordinated cross-border teams for large-scale due diligence and request for proposal (RFP) projects - the only associate (new-hire) in the department to be placed on such projects with partners, directors, and managers.
Jun 2008 - Dec 2008

Olin Business School Consulting Practicum – National Fund for Excellence in American Indian Education (NFEAIE)

Team Lead

  • Led 6-member team to establish $15M fund by formulating a business plan designed to allocate private funds to American Indian schools and above all, to improve educational opportunities for American Indian children.
  • Liaised with U.S. Department of Interior (Washington D.C.) and executive director of Fund (Arizona) for approval of business plan which paved the way for subsequent team’s success.  
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Datotel, LLC

Human Resources and Workforce Development Intern

Founded in 2004, Datotel is a Saint Louis based IT firm specializing in data storage, managed services, disaster recovery, and insourcing for small to medium sized companies in the Saint Louis region.

  • Spearheaded a corporate Sabbatical Program with up to $42,000 savings per year, aimed at promoting community service while boosting leadership roles in nonprofit sectors.
  • Consulted for Datotel to revise HR policies and initiate workforce development projects; Identified key areas of improvement and redeveloped Discipline Policy and annual Performance Review Plan
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008

Taylor Community Consulting Program – Washington University Bear Necessities

Student Consultant

  • Developed new business strategy in 4-person team to increase revenue streams for an expanding nonprofit gift store that funds the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarship Endowment; project included identifying unmet student needs and presenting new store concept and merchandising ideas to the Women’s Society and Washington University Board of Trustees. 
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Singapore Armed Forces - Human Resources Shared Services Center

Project Officer

  • Streamlined and optimized HR work processes between newly centralized HRSSC office and various units of the SAF; eliminated redundancies and allocated essential functions by leveraging strengths of various departments in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency; project completed in half the time allotted.
  • Edited job descriptions of civil service positions for external/online recruitment for Armed Forces positions.
  • Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) to Lieutenant (LTA) within two months.
Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics

Medical Intern

  • Created and presented a team project to physicians with objective to reinforce Chinese smoking laws in restaurants and to enable consumers to make informed decisions when patronizing restaurants. 
  • Prepared for collaboration with magazines that target expatriate communities to promote law-abiding restaurants in restaurant guides and to feature health articles on smoking related issues.
  • Gained firsthand experience working in a hospital environment and seeing patients with physicians.
Aug 2003 - Aug 2005

Singapore Armed Forces - Officer Cadet School

Assistant Manpower Officer

  • Awarded ‘Best in Platoon’ during Basic Military Training (awarded to 4 of 200 soldiers in company).
  • Earned Jungle Survival badge and graduated as 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) from Officer Cadet School (OCS).
  • Served as sole Assistant Manpower Officer (Asst. HR Manager equivalent) at OCS; led 5-member team that managed in-processing, posting assignments, and daily administrations of over 1000 local and foreign students.



HTML programming

Minitab Software

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

French and Various Chinese Dialects

Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese