From working at the Ministry of Manpower, Goldman Sachs and now Google Singapore, Angeline Leow (CS’09) has had a taste of working in both the civil and private sectors.
Currently, as Head of Singapore Communications at Google, Angeline handles external communications and is responsible for managing consumer product launches.
As part of her job scope, Angeline works with social media influencers and YouTube creators which gave her the opportunity to branch out beyond media relations and delve into social media too.
“Most people don’t think that being an influencer is a professional job. But in fact, we should see them as professional content creators who are able to tell a story through a brand. There needs to be a two-way conversation between influencers and companies so that we can better understand the influencers we are working with and see how our brand values lie with theirs,” she said.
During her four years in Google, “Code In The Community” was one of the most meaningful projects Angeline worked on.
Under the project, Google worked with government and community partners to conduct free coding classes for 3,000 Singaporeans between the ages of 8 and 16, from underprivileged backgrounds.
“The satisfaction I get from seeing young children build and develop a skill over eight weeks is different from the satisfaction of having a successful product launch. It is definitely more meaningful and heartwarming,” she said.
In her free time, Angeline enjoys reading and exercising in the gym in the Google office.