Stephen Lin

Regional Managing Partner – Asia & Middle-East
Lead Strategic Planning Consultant
Strategic Leadership Coach

Stephen Lin Strategic Planning Consultant & Coach to CSOs

Stephen Lin
Lead Strategic Planning Consultant
Strategic Leadership Coach

Stephen Lin is a leading Strategic Planning Consultant in Singapore, Asia and the Middle-East.  He is the Regional Managing Partner of the Centre in Asia.  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”.

Stephen is one of only a handful strategic planning 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 31 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, Building & Construction Authority, Catholic Welfare Services, DELL Malaysia, Fiji Council of Social Services, Hitachi Asia Group of Companies, INTEL Microelectronics Malaysia, INTEL Technology Malaysia, LIONS Home for the Elders, Merck-Millipore India, Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Ministry of Education Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, National Community Leadership Institute, National Council of Social Services, National Healthcare Group, National Institute of Education, National University of Singapore, Panasonic Asia Pacific, Raffles Institution, See Hoy Chan Group Malaysia, Singapore MRT Corp, Singapore Technologies, Singapore Telecoms, Singapore Turf Club, Toshiba Philippines, United Overseas Bank, Yayasan Mendaki, among others.

Stephen has also trained over 2,200 managers from 37 countries to become better Strategic Leaders, with consistently excellent evaluations by the participants, who come from a wide variety of organizations such as:

  • 3M Singapore
  • Abacus
  • Abbot Manufacturing Singapore
  • Agency for Integrated Care
  • Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority
  • Anglo Chinese School
  • Ascendas Land Singapore
  • Ascendas Fund Management
  • Association of Muslim Professionals
  • A-STAR
  • ASTRA Indonesia
  • Axiata
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bank Mandiri Indonesia
  • Bax Global Singapore
  • BPMI Gas Indonesia
  • Brother International
  • Building and Construction Authority
  • Canon Singapore
  • Cash Converters Singapore
  • CPF Board Singapore
  • Citibank Singapore
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Courts Singapore
  • DBS Bank
  • DMG Singapore
  • DSTA Singapore
  • Economic Development Board Singapore
  • Emerson Network Power Singapore
  • Eastman Chemical Singapore
  • F5 Networks Singapore
  • FIJI National Council of Social Services
  • Givaudan
  • HCA Hospicecare
  • Health Promotion Board Singapore
  • Health Sciences Authority
  • Hiap Moh Corporation Singapore
  • Hitachi GST Singapore
  • Hitachi Asia Group of Companies
  • HOLCIM Indonesia
  • Hong Leong Finance Singapore
  • Housing Development Board
  • HYATT Kuantan Malaysia
  • Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
  • Infocomm Devt Authority of Singapore
  • Institute of Technical Education
  • Insular Life Assurance Philippines
  • INTEL Malaysia
  • International Enterprise Singapore
  • Intersil Pte. Ltd.
  • JC Decaux Singapore
  • Johnson & Johnson Visioncare
  • Jurong SML Pte. Ltd.
  • JTC Corporation Singapore
  • Kaeser Kompresorren
  • Kemaman Malaysia
  • Keppel Land Singapore
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science &
  • Technology
  • Land Transport Authority
  • Lutan Edukasi Indonesia
  • Maritime Port Authority Singapore
  • Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
  • MacDonalds Singapore
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • MAYBANK Singapore
  • MCYS Singapore
  • Mendaki Singapore
  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme Singapore
  • MICA
  • Ministry of Defence Singapore
  • Ministry of Education Malaysia
  • Ministry of Education Singapore
  • Ministry of Finance Indonesia
  • Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore
  • Ministry of Health Indonesia
  • Ministry of Industry & Trade Indonesia
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Ministry of National Development
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • NACLI Singapore
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • National Healthcare Group Singapore
  • National Institute of Education Singapore
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National University of Singapore
  • NATSTEEL Singapore
  • NCS Pte. Ltd.
  • NEXUS
  • NTUC Club
  • Oilfields Supply Centre Dubai
  • Oilpods Singapore
  • Otis Elevators Singapore
  • Outward Bound Singapore
  • Panasonic Semiconductor Asia
  • Peoples Association Singapore
  • Petronas Carigali Malaysia
  • Philips Electronics
  • Port of Tanjong Pelepas
  • PPM Management Indonesia
  • Public Service Division
  • Public Utilities Board
  • Raffles Girls Secondary School
  • Raffles Institution
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • RCL Feeder Services
  • Sabre Travel Network Middle East
  • Sampath Bank Sri Lanka
  • Samsung SDI Malaysia
  • Saudi Food & Drug Authority
  • SETSCO Services
  • Siltronic
  • Singapore Civil Defence Force
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Singapore Port Authority
  • Singapore Post Ltd.
  • Singapore Press Holdings
  • Singapore Prisons Services
  • Singapore Sports Council
  • Singapore Technologies Dynamics
  • Singapore Technologies Electronics
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • Singex Venues Singapore
  • Singhealth Singapore
  • Singapore Telecommunications
  • SLF Management Services
  • SMRT Corporation Singapore
  • SONY Malaysia
  • Surfgold Pte. Ltd.
  • Supreme Court
  • Synovate Pte. Ltd.
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Tenaga Nasional Malaysia
  • Thomson China
  • TIME dotcom Bhd Malaysia
  • Titan Polyethylene Malaysia
  • Trafigura Trading Shanghai
  • Travelport
  • UOB Life Singapore
  • Unigold International
  • US Navy Far East
  • World Kitchen Singapore
  • Yayasan Mendaki Singapore
  • Zephyr Co. Pte Ltd Singapore
  • Zurich Insurance Indonesia