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Deloitte Singapore's Golden Jubilee
Celebrating 50 years of excellence
Our Singapore journey is a story of entrepreneurship, shared values, innovation and excellence. We began in 1967 and today, we are part of the world’s largest professional services organisation with a multi-disciplinary business in audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk and tax & legal services.
2017 marked Deloitte Singapore's 50th Anniversary, and to commemorate this significant occasion, we organised a series of events throughout the year to engage with our people, our clients and our community.
Toasting to 50 years of excellence at Deloitte Singapore
On 25 May 2017, Deloitte Singapore celebrated its Golden Jubilee with clients at the monumental Clifford Pier, where over 300 guests, including Guest-of-Honour Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Singapore Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng, country Ambassadors and High Commissioners, and Deloitte Singapore partners, enjoyed a host of exciting performances over a sumptuous dinner. Throughout the night, guests were treated to a feast for all senses as they savoured a delicious meal while enjoying performances by the Wildfire Dance Troupe, the T’ang Quartet, NorthLight School Dance Club, and Clement Chow.
Each guest was personally presented with a customised Chinese Chess set by our Deloitte partners. Just like the art of Chinese Chess which is built on the foundation of good strategy, the gift signifies Deloitte’s relentless commitment in helping clients navigate the market and develop innovative strategies to keep their organisation moving forward in the right direction. The gift sets also hold a special meaning as one of the pieces in each set was specially crafted by youths from Deloitte Singapore’s beneficiary Metta Welfare Association.
Global New Partners Seminar hosted in Singapore
The Deloitte Global New Partners Seminar was hosted in Singapore for the second time, from 24 to 25 October 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, and was attended by over 700 new Deloitte Partners and Global leaders.
Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen delivered the opening address on the first day followed by Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore CEO Philip Yuen who welcomed all the new partners and Global leaders to Singapore. During the conference, many global and external guest speakers presented on topics such as globalisation, leadership, diversity and change.
A Q&A session with Punit and Deloitte Global Chairman David Cruickshank on the second day rounded up the conference where interesting questions, both work-related and personal, were asked.
There was also a gala dinner held at Marina Bay Sands for the new partners to explore other parts of Singapore.
Besides the main conference, a Townhall session was conducted with David and Punit and over 100 Singapore and new Southeast Asia Partners were present as Punit and David shared the global strategies and future plans for Deloitte. The Townhall session ended with a mini birthday celebration for Deloitte Singapore's 50th Anniversary.
Over SG$90,000 raised for charity with Deloitte 5000 for 50
On 3 to 5 August, Deloitte Singapore organised its largest ever charity event, the Deloitte 5000 for 50. The objective of the charity run was to cover 5,000km in 50 hours, to raise SG$50,000 for Arts@Metta, an initiative under Metta Welfare Association, that helps youths with special needs develop as artists under a sustainable framework.
Championed by Deloitte Singapore Partners Lee Boon Teck, Seah Gek Choo and James Walton, the charity run had at least one Deloitte Singapore Partner running at any point during the 50 consecutive hours, and brought runners to various locations across Singapore including heritage sites, significant Deloitte landmarks and the offices of our clients. Deloitte staff, alumni, clients, and corporate and community partners also joined the Partners at different checkpoints during the run.
Officially flagged off by Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore CEO Philip Yuen on 3 August 2017, the charity run successfully concluded at Netball Singapore on 5 August 2017, after 50 consecutive hours. With the combined efforts of all the runners and donors, a total distance of 7,270km was covered and over SG$90,000 was raised for Metta Welfare Association.
Rounding off the year with a bang
A year-long of Golden Jubilee celebrations culminated in a birthday bash at the Universal Studios Singapore on 17 November 2017 with over 1,800 people attending the biggest party of the year. Our people were treated to exhilarating theme park rides, sensational performances by Broadway Beng, Kumar, the Sam Willows and SuperSonic. Deloitte Singapore’s first ever band – The Shenton Way – also took to the stage, keeping the atmosphere upbeat with familiar tunes and performing a specially composed birthday song with recently inducted Deloitte Singapore Partners.
The cake-cutting ceremony was led by Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore CEO Philip Yuen, and the Singapore management team, who invited everyone in a toast before cutting the three-tiered birthday cake baked specially for the occasion.