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 Lim How Teck

Lead Independent Director


Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee


Mr Lim How Teck was with Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (“NOL”) from 1979 to 2005, during which period he held positions of Executive Director, Group CFO, Group COO and Group Deputy CEO. Prior to joining NOL, Mr Lim had worked with Coopers & Lybrand (an international accounting firm) and Plessey Singapore (a multi-national trading and manufacturing company).


Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Singapore and is also a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Corporate Financial Management Course (in 1983) and Advanced Management Program (in 1989). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK, Certified Public Accountants of Australia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Singapore Institute of Directors.


Mr Lim was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 1999 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2014. He is presently the Chairman of Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd and Redwood International Pte Ltd (an investment and consultancy company), and also the non-executive Chairman of ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Ltd and NauticAWT Ltd that are listed on the SGX-ST.




Mdm Gan Hui Tin

Independent Director


Mdm Gan Hui Tin was with the Hong Leong Group, Malaysia (“the Group”) from 1996 to 2016. She was the Country Head for the Group’s HL Bank, Singapore when she retired in 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Mdm Gan held senior positions in Chase Manhattan Bank NA and Bank Brussels Lambert. In total, Mdm Gan has close to 35 years of experience in the banking industry.


Mdm Gan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Singapore. She is presently a private investment consultant and holds directorship in Ethan Investments Pte Ltd, Eluzai Pte Ltd and Elizur Pte Ltd.




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.