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Head of Strategy, Partnerships and Growth for AI Singapore (Makerspace)

Date: 22-Mar-2023

Location: UNIV ADMIN, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


AI Singapore (AISG) is a national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The programme office is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and brings together all Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI startups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore's AI efforts.


As Head of Strategy, Partnerships and Growth at AI Products, you will help develop our strategy to take advantage of AI, particularly foundation/large language models, build partnerships and an healthy ecosystem to sustain such an effort, while pushing for adoption and value creation.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the team’s overall strategy, including partnership and growth
  • Communicate strategy and value creation to stakeholders
  • Lead the establishment and continual develop frameworks and execution arrangements between AISG and government/regulatory entities, to establish AISG as a critical node in Singapore’s AI Agenda.
  • Lead the identification of suitable commercial use-cases and target markets
  • Drive the origination, formalization and ongoing development of AI Singapore’s partnerships in Singapore and overseas       
  • Lead ongoing negotiations with entities both in Singapore and abroad to drive adoption of AI Singapore’s solutions
  • Establish comprehensive goals and establish systems for progress tracking, and front regular reporting and stakeholder management interaction
  • As part of the leadership team, continually build a world-class team and develop a high-performance organizational culture



  • Bachelor’s degree in a field such as business administration, economics, statistics or mathematics.
  • At least 5 years in partnership management, marketing, project management, or loyalty marketing.
  • Excellent understanding in customer profiling based on behaviour, demographics.
  • Data driven, creative, and resourceful.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to proactively identify opportunities, take initiative and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Background in IT disciplines, working with a wide variety of tools and solutions. Contribution to open-source projects a plus.
  • Up-to-date with AI research areas and current trends, especially their application to solving problems.
  • Research or academic contributions in the artificial intelligence community a plus, particularly within labs with demonstrated leadership in the space.
  • Experience as both a startup entrepreneur and working within a large organization.
  • Experience in the public sector, or interest in policy issues would also be a plus.


Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Office of the Deputy President(Res&Tech)

Department : AI Singapore

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 19114