Dr. James Kwan

Dr. James Kwan

An accountant by training, I have worked in financial services, consumer goods, hotel and property development/management, and higher education sectors for more than 20 years. I am currently an independent director of an SGX-listed company providing leadership and strategic advice to a team of experienced executive directors on succession planning, appointment of key management personnel, performance measures and evaluation, remuneration matters, strategic planning, M&A, new business/market development, financial reporting and internal controls, equity and debt funding. I hold a PhD in Accounting and Finance, five master degrees in business management and research, investment and finance, higher education research, digital education.

As a Certified Executive Coach and a Professional Career Coach, I provide strength-based and solution-focused executive coaching for C-suite leaders and onboarding directors who are seeking performance improvement, change management, leadership effectiveness, employee empowerment, talent management, and team management. I provide career coaching/mentoring for undergraduates, postgraduates and mid-career professionals seeking career changes or facing career transition. My coaching style is engaging, solution-focused, and goal oriented. I also facilitate workshops on leadership development, employee effectiveness, stress management, staying resilience, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology.

Professional Experience:

  • Independent Director, Global Dragon Limited
  • Executive Coach and Career Coach with various higher education institutions, consultancy, executive search firms

Coaching Certification/Qualification:

  • Certified Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Certified Team Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Certified Brain-Based Coaching, NeuroLeadership Institute
  • Professional Career Coach, International Coaching Academy
  • Certified Career Coach, Center for Career Excellence
  • Certificate in Executive Coaching, University of Cambridge

 Coaching Specialties:

  • Career Transition
  • Managerial Performance
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal Wellbeing
  • Start-ups


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese