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 private education provider.

Mr Chew has led RafflesEducation to achieve an excellent track record of growth since founding the Group in 1990. The Group listed on the Singapore Exchange in 2002 and was ranked amongst the Top 200 Asia-Pacific companies on Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion” list for four consecutive years, from 2006 to 2009. 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 Award in November 2010 for his outstanding achievements. Mr Chew was also conferred the Public Service Medal in 2010 by the President of Singapore for his contribution to community service.


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.

 

Mr Tan is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Ltd, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Singapore Institute of Directors. He is a member of Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc (Singapore Chapter) and Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professional Limited and Mensa Singapore. He is the Chairman of NTU Nanyang Business School Alumni Advisory Board. Mr Tan is a director of China New Town Development Company Limited that is listed on the Hong Kong Exchange and YHI International Limited and BH Global Corporation Limited, listed on SGX.

 

 

 

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 is presently the Chairman of Temasek Management Services Pte Ltd and Global Fusion Capital Pte Ltd. He is concurrently Senior Adviser to Salim Group and ZANA Capital Pte. Ltd. Dr Tan is also a director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited and Gallant Venture Ltd, both listed on the SGX. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Bankinter’s Foundation for Innovation (Spain) and a member of the Advisory Board of The Centre for Liveable Cities.

 

Dr Tan had 33 years of distinguished service in the Singapore Civil Service, having held key appointments such as Managing Director of Economic Development Board, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board, General Manager and Chairman of National Computer Board, Chairman of National Library Board, Chairman of Media Development Authority and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

 

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.

 

Dr Tan 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 RafflesEducationCorp in 1998 as Executive Vice-Dean for Raffles Design Institute (Shanghai), and was subsequently appointed in May 2001 as Vice-President of the Group’s Operations in The People’s Republic of China, 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 an undergraduate scholar with Exxon Mobil Singapore. Mr Chew will continue to be the overall-in-charge of the operations of the Group and directly responsible for Greater China.