Kal is the CEO and co-founder of Tandemic, an innovation lab based in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Tandemic focuses on applying new approaches to addressing social challenges ranging from preventing diabetes to improving the quality of vocational education and works in partnership with the social organisations, the private sector, and governments.
Through his work, he has served clients and partners such as UNICEF, UNDP, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, and Sime Darby.
Kal is the key architect and facilitator behind Makeweekend, the region’s largest series of makeathons. He has nearly a decade of experience running collaborative, open innovation programmes with both technical and non-technical communities.
He is also the author of the Design Thinking Toolkit as well as the Social Business Model Canvas, which is used in 80 countries and taught at universities including as Oxford and UC San Diego. For his social impact work, he has been recognised as part of the Purpose Economy Asia 100, 100’s Asia leading social innovators.
Kal formerly worked in management consulting, investment, and guiding clients in innovation and business strategy. He has experience working across Asia, North America, and the Middle East.