S'pore talent: These five executives are flying the flag high overseas

(Clockwise from top left) Mr Ivan Zeng, Ms Cynthia Liaw, Mr Tan Wern Yuen, Ms Farzana Hairudin and Mr Nesa Subrahmaniyan. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF IVAN ZENG, CYNTHIA LIAW AND FARZANA HAIRUDIN; PEPSICO
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SINGAPORE - Even as Singapore releases a new work pass to attract top foreign talent, home-grown ones are flying Singapore's flag high in South-east Asia and beyond. The Straits Times speaks to five Singaporean top achievers to understand how they came to their positions, what people here can do to gain overseas exposure, and why exposure abroad is needed to clinch top regional and global roles.

1. Mr Ivan Zeng, 38

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