Asian Regional Managing Partner of Haines Centre for Strategic Management
Stephen Lin is Asian Regional Managing Partner of Haines Centre for Strategic Management. He is a member of the Centre’s Executive Committee and Board of Examiners for its Certification programs, and is also an adjunct instructor of the University of San Diego’s Division of Continuing Education. He holds a Master in Organizational Leadership, and is co- author of “Enhancing Your Strategic IQ – Winning Strategies from A to Z”.
He is one of only a handful strategic management consultants outside of North America certified by the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) as a Strategic Management Professional (SMP) – the highest level of competency. He is also Founding Member and Council Member of the Strategic Management Forum, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of strategic management.
Stephen works with organizations in Singapore and the region, to improve long term performance by developing their strategic and design thinking, strategic management and innovation capabilities through training, coaching and facilitation. He is the Centre’s master facilitator in Asia for training and consultancy in strategic thinking, strategic planning, strategy implementation, leadership, design thinking and innovation.
Stephen has over 28 years of senior management experience in private and public organizations, both as an internal executive as well as an external consultant. As an internal executive, he has led strategic transformation and capability development efforts and been a key member of strategic and scenario planning teams. As an external strategic planning consultant, he is in demand for in-company training as well as facilitation of strategic planning and implementation efforts. He also regularly leads public workshops and seminars on key strategic management topics such as strategic thinking & planning, strategy implementation, change management, leadership and innovation, and has conducted these workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, India, UAE, Kuwait, Fiji, Vietnam, China, Australia and the USA.
Stephen has led and facilitated numerous “live” strategic planning efforts and in-company senior management development programs, for a wide range of organizations including multi-national companies, non-profits and government agencies. His clients have included the Brunei Ministry of Finance, Merck-Millipore India, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Ministry of Education Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, National Community Leadership Institute, Panasonic Asia Pacific, See Hoy Chan Group Malaysia, Singapore MRT Corp, Singapore Telecoms, Singapore Turf Club, Toshiba Philippines, United Overseas Bank, Yayasan Mendaki, among others.
Stephen has also trained managers and directors from over 23 countries in workshops and seminars, with consistently excellent evaluations by the participants, who come from a wide variety of organizations.