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• Adjunct Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
• Adjunct Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NUS Business School
• Professor-in-Residence, Platform E, SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)
• Executive Advisor, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore
Virginia is an educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem with more than 37 years of professional experiences in technology companies and new ventures. In her multi-faceted industry career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia was the Director of Advanced Technology at a U.S. multinational technology company, the first technology transfer officer (infocomm) for the Republic of Singapore, co-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies with successful exits on NASDAQ and HKSE, chief representative of private equity fund with holdings in technology ventures and science park property interests, founder and serial entrepreneur in multiple ventures in China and in Singapore. Virginia’s book Asia's Entrepreneurs Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities (Routledge), published in 2013, is a “must read for those interested in knowing a slice of Singapore’s recent entrepreneurial history.” Virginia also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Systems and Platform (2016-2018). In addition to her professional interests, Virginia’s main passion is in wuxia novels and is an avid fan of Louis Cha’s novels. Virginia earned her first degree in Information Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, and her PhD from the National University of Singapore. She started her career as an operating systems programmer at Burroughs Corporation in the U.S. in 1980.