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Nuzizzah Profile 2023

Nur Izzah Ibrahim




NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Master in International Affairs, Class of 2025

“The Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship is a valuable opportunity for me to learn from trade experts and further the Foundation’s mission of advancing sustainable global trade.”

Scholar background

Prior to enrolling in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Nur Izzah worked as a Research Editor for the Data Strategy team at Dow Jones in Singapore. She was responsible for writing profiles of Special Interest Persons from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei as part of the Dow Jones Risk and Compliance database. Additionally, she created due diligence reports on companies and individuals to assist clients in risk management and regulatory compliance.

Nur Izzah was also a Research Assistant at the Department of Architecture within the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore in 2019.

Nur Izzah completed her undergraduate studies at Nanyang Technological University's School of Humanities in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Personal statement

By pursuing a Master in International Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, my goal is to enhance my understanding of regulatory compliance and global trade. Specifically, I aim to analyze the approaches adopted by Southeast Asian countries in developing and implementing sustainable policies to protect their interests and combat financial crime and modern slavery. Additionally, I seek to deepen my knowledge of the mechanisms and consequences of existing economic cooperations and public-private partnerships involving intergovernmental organizations, regulatory bodies, financial institutions, and companies. Alongside the school's interdisciplinary curriculum and renowned faculty, I eagerly anticipate engaging with a diverse groups of peers to sharpen my analytical and leadership skills.

I am incredibly grateful and honored to have been chosen as a Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholar. The financial support and opportunities provided by this program allow me to collaborate with an exceptional community of scholars and global trade experts through research and educational initiatives. Armed with this knowledge and experience, I am confident that I can establish a lifelong network and contribute to the advancement of sustainable global trade.