Board of Directors

 

Mr Chew Hua Seng

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr Chew Hua Seng is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Raffles Education Corporation Limited (”RafflesEducation” or “the Group”). Under his astute leadership, RafflesEducation has grown to become the premier education Group.

Mr Chew has led RafflesEducation to achieve an excellent track record of growth since founding the Group in 1990. Apart from leading the Group through its highly successful initial public offering on the Singapore Exchange in 2002, the Group was also ranked amongst the Top 200 Asia-Pacific companies on Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion” list from 2006 to 2009 under his keen leadership. Mr Chew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Singapore (now known as the National University of Singapore) and was awarded the National University of Singapore Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards in November 2010 for his outstanding achievements. Mr Chew was also conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore for his contribution to community service in 2010.


In 2007, Mr Chew established the Chew Hua Seng Foundation (the “Foundation”) to further charitable causes, predominantly in education. Commissioned with the motto “Compassion through the Generations”, the Foundation’s mission is aligned with RafflesEducation’s overarching principle to provide the invaluable gift of education to needy youths, with a special focus to support poor students in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

 

Mr Henry Tan Song Kok

Lead Independent Director

 

Mr Henry Tan Song Kok is the Managing Director of Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation and the Chairman of Nexia China. He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore.

 

He is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Insolvency Practitioners Associations of Singapore Ltd and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, member of Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (Singapore Chapter), Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professional Limited and Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Tan is also director of YHI International Limited, Chosen Holdings Limited, China New Town Development Co Ltd and Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited (Manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust).

 

 

Mr Lim Tien Lock, Christopher

Independent Director

 

Mr Lim Tien Lock, Christopher is the Group Executive Director of Hotel Properties Limited (“HPL”). He is responsible for the overall management of the HPL Group. Prior to joining HPL in 1989, Mr Lim held the position of Director and Head of Corporate Finance of N M Rothschild & Sons (Singapore) Limited with 10 years of experience in the field of investment banking. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

 

 

Dr Tan Chin Nam

Independent Director

 

Dr Tan Chin Nam is the Chairman of Temasek Management Services Pte Ltd and Global Fusion Capital Pte Ltd. His other appointments include serving as Senior Adviser to the Salim Group, Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd, Litmus Group Pte Ltd and Zana Capital Pte Ltd. He is a Director of Stamford Land Corporation Ltd, Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, Gallant Venture Ltd, PSA International Ptd Ltd and Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. He is also a member of Centre of Liveable Cities Advisory Board and Board of Trustees, Bankinter Foundation for Innovation (Spain).

 

Dr Tan had 33 years of distinguished service in the Singapore Public Service holding various key appointments before completing his term as a Permanent Secretary in 2007. He held various top leadership positions including as General Manager and Chairman of National Computer Board, Managing Director of Economic Development Board, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Manpower, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Chairman of National Library Board and Chairman of Media Development Authority. He played a leading role in information technology, economic, tourism, manpower, library, media, arts and creative industries’ development of Singapore.

 

Dr Tan graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with first degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Bradford, UK. He has an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree conferred by the University of Bradford and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree conferred by the University of Newcastle. He holds 4 Public Administration Medals of Singapore. He is an Eisenhower Fellow and was conferred the EDB Society Distinguished Fellow Award and the Eminent Alumnus Award conferred by the Australian Alumni Association of Singapore and the Australian Government.

 

 

Mr Teo Cheng Lok John

Independent Director

 

Mr Teo Cheng Lok John was in public accounting practice from 1981 to 2010. He was a Founder and a Senior Partner of TeoFoongWongLCLoong and Baker Tilly TFWLCL. Mr Teo qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Australia and a member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK.

 

 

Mr Chew Kok Chor

Executive Director and Deputy CEO

 

Mr Chew Kok Chor joined RafflesEducation in 1998 as Executive Vice-Dean for Raffles Design Institute (Shanghai), and was subsequently appointed as Vice-President of the Group’s China Operations in May 2001, as Chief Operating Officer in August 2004 and as Deputy CEO in April 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Second Class Honours) in Mechanical & Production Engineering from the National University of Singapore and was a scholar with Exxon Mobil Singapore. Mr Chew will continue to be overall in charge of the operations of the Group and directly responsible for Greater China.