Board of Directors

 

Mr Chew Hua Seng

Chairman and CEO

 

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. Chew has been appointed as a non-executive director and chairman of Sitra Holdings (International) Limited, a company listed on the SGX-ST, with effect from 21 October 2019. Sitra Holdings (International) Limited is an international distributor of high-quality wood-based products and premium lifestyle outdoor furniture that serves a network of over 290 corporate customers in 58 countries spanning North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and the Asia.

 

 

 

Mr Lim How Teck

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mr Lim How Teck is currently Chairman of Redwood International Pte. Ltd. (an investment & consultancy company). Mr Lim has an in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and NOL group, having been with the Group from 1979 to 2005. He held Directorships in various subsidiaries, associated companies and investment interests of the NOL Group. In NOL, he held various positions from Executive Director, Group CFO, Group COO and Group Deputy CEO.

 

Mr Lim has extensive international qualifications and experience in business finance and accounting. Prior to joining NOL, he worked in Coopers & Lybrand (an international accounting firm) and Plessey Singapore (a multi-national trading and manufacturing company).

 

Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK (FCMA), a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia (FCPA Aust), a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (FCPA ICPAS), a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (FSID). He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Corporate Financial Management Course and Advanced Management Program in 1983 and 1989 respectively.

 

Mr Lim’s other appointments include being Chairman of Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd., ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust and Boogle Group Limited. He is also a Board Director of CSE Global Limited, Mizuho Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Heliconia Holdings Pte. Ltd., Yang Kee Logistics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore DTT Corporation Pte. Ltd. and Nexusun International Pte. Ltd. He is a Senior Adviser to 3DOM Inc, Special Advisor to Titanium Pte. Ltd. and Omni Sharing Private Limited. He is also an Advisor to KPISOFT Pte. Ltd., IMCSE Limited (International Monetary Crypto Securities Exchange), Skyfy Technology Pte. Ltd., SCash Technologies Pte. Ltd., Pixie Pitch Pte. Ltd., Singularity Pte. Ltd., Helicap Pte. Ltd., 33 Ventures Pte. Ltd., Propease Technologies Pte. Ltd., Food United Holding (S) Pte. Ltd., TNP Fitness Pte. Ltd. and OnetoOne Interactive Pte. Ltd.

 

Mr Lim was awarded The Public Service Medal (PBM) National Day Award in 1999 and the Public Service Star (BBM) National Day Award in 2014.

 

 

 

Mdm Gan Hui Tin

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mdm Gan Hui Tin joined BNP Paribas in June 2018. Her current appointment with the bank is Managing Director/Advisor, Business Development, South-East Asia. Prior to this, she was with the Hong Leong Group, Malaysia from 1996 to 2016. She was the Country Head for the Group’s HL Bank, Singapore when she retired in 2016.

 

Mdm Gan also held senior positions in Chase Manhattan Bank NA and Bank Brussels Lambert. In total, Mdm Gan has more than 36 years of experience in the banking industry.

 

Mdm Gan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Singapore. She holds directorship in Ethan Investments Pte. Ltd, Eluzai Pte. Ltd. and Elizur Pte. Ltd.

 

 

 

Mr Teo Cheng Lok John

Independent Non-Executive 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 and Wales, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Australia and a member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK.

 

 

 

Mr. Ng Kwan Meng

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mr. Ng Kwan Meng joined the Board of Raffles Education Corporation Limited in February 2021. He is currently the Chairman of SP Group Treasury Pte Ltd and his other directorships at present include Tasek Jurong Limited, British and Malayan Trustees Limited, British and Malayan Holdings Limited and Singapore Power Limited.

 

Mr. Ng previously was the Managing Director and Head, Group Global Markets at United Overseas Bank Limited. He was also an Executive Director and CEO of UOB Bullion and Futures Ltd, Chairman of Aestiwood Pte Ltd and Director of Tuas Power Generation Pte Ltd as well as UOBF Schneider Trading Pte Ltd. He was a member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, the working group on Financial Industry Competency Standards and National Integration Working Group for the Community.

 

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

 

 

Mr Joseph He Jun

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Joseph HE Jun is the Head of the China Practice and a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at WongPartnership LLP. His main practice areas are corporate finance, equity capital markets, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions and property development in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

 

Joseph presents and participates in panel discussions at regional and local conferences on PRCrelated topics. Joseph is a member of Business China and the Advisory Board of Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Law School. He is also a member of The Law Society of Singapore’s Inquiry Panel and sits on the Advisory Committee for the China-Ready Programme for Singapore’s Legal Industry organised by the Ministry of Law Singapore.

 

Joseph is recommended as a foreign expert based abroad in Singapore with expertise in the PRC by Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2012, with clients giving feedback that “he is excellent in Singapore and China”.

 

He has been listed as a leading lawyer in Singapore by Expert Guides – Guide to the World’s Leading Practitioners: China, in the area of Corporate/M&A. He was also recommended by Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession for real estate work in the PRC.

 

Joseph is recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Singapore in the areas of corporate law and capital markets, and in the PRC by China Law & Practice’s Annual Review 2015 in the areas of capital markets and corporate/M&A. Joseph is also recommended as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in the PRC by Asialaw Leading Lawyers – The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers and Asialaw Profiles – The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms since 2014. A client praised him for being “very responsive and efficient, he answers directly to the point and provides specific and full responses to the issues raised”.