Dr. Bicky Bhangu

Regional Director Southeast Asia and Pacific
Driving Sustainable Growth with a Strong Asian Leadership Pipeline

According to the 2016 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, 89% of surveyed executives highlighted the importance of strengthening, reengineering and improving organisational leadership today. Studies have also shown that there are few senior leaders in Asia with the necessary experience and business acumen to manage and drive business growth in today’s fast paced and uncertain economic landscape.

As companies continue to seize growth opportunities in Asia, it is crucial for organisations to develop a robust and healthy pipeline of Asian leaders who are locally informed and could adapt quickly to the region’s diverse workforce and markets.

With locals making up 85% of their workforce in Singapore, discover how Rolls-Royce future proofs itself by building a strong and skilled local workforce and instilling a culture of lifelong learning amongst employees. Join Dr. Bicky Bhangu, Director Singapore, as he shares the company’s journey in developing top talents with robust capabilities to take on senior leadership roles, and are adaptable to today’s ever-changing and disruptive economy. 

Dr Bicky Bhangu is Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Pacific at Rolls-Royce where he is responsible for the regional strategy, external relations, and governance of the operational activities across our key business sectors – Civil and Defence Aerospace, Marine, and Power Systems in the region. He was previously Country Director for Singapore.

He has been with Rolls-Royce since 2007 initially based in UK and subsequently moved to Singapore in 2009, as Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems to develop the company’s electrical power & control systems capability. It was during this time that he received the prestigious Sir Henry Royce Technical Innovation award for his work on integrated electrical power & gas turbine propulsion systems.

In 2012 he was Vice President for Rolls-Royce Marine Services and had the global responsibility for managing the new portfolio of equipment health monitoring (EHM) and after-market services & long-term service agreements.

Bicky has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and a Chartered Engineer, and the Chairman for IET Singapore Network. He is on the steering committee for the IET Aerospace Technical Professional Network, UK.

Bicky is the President of the Singapore British Chamber of Commerce having previously served as the Board Member, Board Executive Committee and Chairman of External Affairs. He is also serving as Board Vice President for the Euro Chambers of Commerce Singapore. He served as the Chairman for Aerospace Industry Skills and Training Council (ISTC) supporting Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to oversee the skills development for the Singapore aerospace industry (2013 – 2015). He is serving the Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) as select committee member for R&D investment in green port technologies.

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