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Champions for

Open Innovation 

Padang means green, open field in Malay.  It is also the name of an important historical landmark in the heart of Singapore, our home base.  


The Padang & Co story started with Singapore’s first major public hackathon, UP Singapore, in 2012.  Since then, we have been bringing people and organisations together to solve problems, develop ideas and new solutions.  We create the environments for their creativity and innovation to emerge and flourish.



Join Us

We are always looking for talented people to join our team.
If you think you have something special to contribute, write in to us at:

(Call us old-fashioned, but we do love a good cover letter.)

Meet the Padang team!

Adam A. Lyle,
Executive Chairman

Adam has combined a career in management consulting, change management and training with a passion for sustainable, purpose-driven business. He has worked with the private and public sectors to challenge and stimulate the way they develop and roll out strategy, including how they approach innovation in the creation and deployment of the products and services. 
Adam is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Padang & Co. He believes that enabling vibrant partnerships between Enterprise and Startups is a key pillar of the Future of Work and will drive a new wave of innovation and resilient ecosystems. This led Padang & Co to develop world-leading capabilities in enabling Enterprises seek to get closer and innovate faster with Startups, other Enterprise and Government partners.
Adam is originally from Australia. He has lived and worked extensively across Asia, including four years in Taiwan and the last 15 years in Singapore. His career has covered a broad range of industries, including banking, telecommunications, entertainment, and agriculture.

Derrick Chiang,

Derrick has two decades of experience in marketing and communications and has helped multinational corporations across Asia-Pacific transform how they interact with their customers and reach new markets through digital and innovation. He is a “builder” -- having built teams, established processes and managed stakeholders, starting with public relations and advertising stints at Singapore Airlines.


Derrick spent seven years in Shanghai and built a successful digital business with global marketing agency, Profero (now Lowe Profero). He has also lived and worked in Sydney.

Derrick is a strong advocate for Open Innovation, connecting corporates and government with startups and the community to consider business challenges and co-create solutions. He is the architect of the Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co partnership, LEVEL3, a workspace that supports Singapore’s startup ecosystem and drives real business opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs.