Published non-fiction author : business, startup, sales and history.
Published author of the book titled, "Department of Startup.Why Every Fortune 500 Should Have One." by Business Expert Press, New York.
Ivan Yong Wei Kit, is an Organizational Psychologist, engineer, entrepreneur and a startup angel investor based in Hong Kong. In his capacity as an organizational psychologist, he was instrumental in strategizing and executing Fortune 500 and startup human capital strategy in a diverse cultural setting of Asia Pacific. His belief is that of “Right Talent, Right Culture” both within the talent and the organization itself. He had also worked with the Malaysian government in helping government funded startups to build a successful team through cultural formation, psychometric assessment and coaching.
He also co-founded Nanyang Angelz, an angel’s network of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Alumnus in China, Hong Kong and ASEAN. Nanyang Angelz seeks to add value as an early stage investor through providing market access via its network. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Production) with Honors from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a MSc. in Organizational Psychology from the University of London.
Lastly, he is a keen language learner and is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese. He is currently pursuing French as an interest.
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: "Department of Startup" at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Hong Kong, 2019 "Startup: The People or The Idea" at the Hong Kong Psychological Society, 2019 “Solidarity: Society and Mentoring” at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, Asia Pacific Inaugural Conference, “A Cut Above the Rest”, 2019. “Funding Teams, Not Individual” at The Higher Education Institute, Thei, Hong Kong Startup Accelerator. “Keynote: Establishing a Trusted Relationship with your Angel Funders” at the Zurich Insurance – Advancing Human Capital Solution for Investment Value Creation, 2017. “Business Culture in Hong Kong, A Malaysian Perspective” at the Ministry of Science, Technological & Innovation of Malaysia, Technology Park Malaysia, 2016. “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made”, Moderator at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)- Kellog Business School Alumni Talk. “Hard Things about Startups” at the Nanyang Business School Focus Point, Nanyang Technological University, 2015. “Entrepreneurship and Luck” at the SIM University, now Singapore University of Social Sciences, 2009.
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Birkbeck College, University of London , MSc. in Organizational Psychology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, BEng. in Mechanical & Production (Honors)
The Open University Hong Kong, Dip. in Child Psychology