Our Guest Mentors:
Our Guest Mentor:
Our Guest Mentor:
Agnes Hugot is the Co-founder of Fast Track Trade and Cites Gestion. She had extensive background to international financing and corporate development. Agnes is a believer in technology as a strong commerce enabler. She focuses on the needs of Small & Medium Enterprises and facilitates their inclusion into international trade networks as they are essential for driving the economic growth in any market. Agnes holds a Master in Business Administration from HEC, Paris and INSEAD, France.
Key Quotes From the Episode:
“[Company’s digital presence] nobody will come to you if your business doesn’t have a presence in Instagram or Facebook while having a website is also expensive to maintain.” [15:51]
“[Developing young finance professional] they need to have their voices heard and include them in the company decision making process and the future of the organization.” [21:40]
“[The journey of the entrepreneur] you have five reasons to stop and only 1 reason to keep going. The best entrepreneurs are the one who can see the best reason to continue.” [26:51]
(Other resources and how to connect with Agnes below).
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Key Points From the Episode:
- FTT as a new business model
- 3 ways to best position your services in the market
- F&A professional prepare themselves in adopting the digital trade
Time Stamped Show Notes
[03:12] – Agnes shares her career journey on how she came to Singapore in 2015 having a background in finance and auditing. Learn to speak Chinese thru Skype or WeChat and started developing block chain protocol system for SME’s.
[05:55] – How does FTT works being the new business model and its value digital trade of SME’s
[07:53] – Agnes best moment was able to participate and highlighting FTT during one of the Brexit round table discussion.
[10:10] – What excite Agnes in her current work as they face technological challenges during the business development stage and product improvement process.
[16:08] – How does F&A professional prepare themselves in adopting the digital trade.
[25:57] – Agnes shares her best advice to those professional who are planning to become an entrepreneur in the future.
[31:04] – Agnes shares the people who are successful in their field like Jack Ma who pursue digital trading and help many people in China.
[31:35] – Books that Agnes recommend to our audience to read.
[37:00] – Agnes’s parting thoughts that we try something new every day not only in technology but in our personal life.
[38:51] – Best way to connect with Agnes.
- On China: Book by Henry Kissinger
Connect with today’s guest:
- LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/agneshugot