Adjunct Associate Professor James Leong C. Foo
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
James is the founder and master trainer of Visions.One Consulting Pte Ltd. He brings to his clients and participants more than 20 years of financial, management and international training experience. Prior to becoming an educator, he was Head of Finance (APAC) for a Fortune 500 company. As a chartered accountant, James achieved distinction for achieving the top 5% of results in his professional accounting examinations in Australia.
James is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore. He has also facilitated the CA programme for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. James is the inventor of the Accounting in a Box® learning toolkit and has created the Financial Storytelling™ method which makes learning finance intuitively simple, easy and fun for non-finance people. Learners not just learn to interpret and apply concepts but also develop confidence to speak the language of finance with fluency so they can carry out meaningful conversations during meetings with finance and the CEO.
In his customised training programmes, James has consulted for clients including US Fortune 100 companies such as AIA, Becton Dickinson, Chevron Texaco, Discovery, Dow Jones, GE Life, Honeywell, Sanofi, Safran, IBM, Lion Capital, Louis Vuitton, Merck, Mitsubishi Electronics, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Duke Corporate Education, Singapore Management University, Oracle, Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Prudential, SingTel, Wildlife Reserves of S’pore, UOB, OCBC, DBS Bank, SATS and Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corp. James also conducts programmes for government ministries, statutory boards and facilitates workshops internationally.
The Singapore Business Review has featured James as one of ten influential professional speakers in Singapore.
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants also paid tribute to James for his contribution as an educator in an International Teachers’ Day special publication.
James has earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) credential – the speaking profession’s highest credential awarded by the Global Speakers Federation, held by only 12% of the 7,000 professional speaker members worldwide.