Board of Directors

 

Mr Chew Hua Seng

Chairman and CEO

 

Mr. Chew is the founder, controlling shareholder, Chairman and CEO of Raffles Education Corporation Limited (the “Company” or “REC”). Under his astute leadership, the Company has grown to become a premier private education provider, with 17 institutions of learning, including two universities, spread across 10 different countries. Mr. Chew founded the Company in 1990, and led it to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore in 2002.

 

Mr. Chew is executive director and Chairman of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.) Limited (“OUCHK”), a subsidiary company of REC, listed on the Growth Enterprise market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mr. Chew’s role in OUCHK is primarily to oversee overall strategic planning and management of OUCHK group of companies.

 

On 21 October 2019, Mr. Chew was appointed as non-executive director and Chairman of Sitra Holdings (International) Limited, a company on the catalyst board of the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

Mr. Chew has 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 the Company’s overarching principle to provide the invaluable gift of education to all, with focus on supporting needy or poor students.

 

 

 

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 is also the Chairman of ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust, Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd. and Aetius SEA Acquisition Corp Inc. He is also Board of Director on a number of listed and private companies.

 

Mr Lim has an in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry, having been with the NOL Group from 1979 to 2005 where he held various positions from Executive Director, Group CFO, Group COO and Group Deputy CEO.

 

Mr Lim has an 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), and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (FSID). He is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Business in Corporate Financial Management Course and Advanced Management Program in 1983 and 1989 respectively.

 

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.

 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

Mr. Ng Kwan Meng

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mr. Ng Kwan Meng joined the Board of Raffles Education in February 2021. Mr. Ng 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 is the Chairman of Taman Jurong Citizens’ Consultative Committee.

 

Mr. Ng was previously 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 Ng was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) National Day Award in 2020.

 

 

 

Mrs Ng Siew Mun

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Ms Lim Siew Mun (Mrs Ng Siew Mun) joined the Board of Raffles Education Corporation Limited on 1 July 2021. Mrs Ng is currently a member of charitable and religious organizations, a consultant and a mental health professional.

 

Mrs Ng held various senior positions in finance. She was CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston Southeast Asia, Director of Credit Suisse First Boston Asia and Head of Capital Markets of BNP Paribas. Mrs Ng was also CEO and Vice Chair of the Board of Olivant Asia, Director of Stonehage Asia, and Founder of Strategic Access Pte Ltd.

 

Mrs Ng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore, a Masters in Arts from Singapore Bible College and an Advanced Certificate in Trust Services from the Wealth Management Institute.

 

 

Mdm Gan Hui Tin

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Mdm Gan Hui Tin joined BNP Paribas in June 2018 as the Managing Director/ Advisor, Business Development, South-East Asia. She was with the Hong Leong Group, Malaysia from 1996 to 2016, and was the Country Head for the Group’s HL Bank, Singapore when she retired in 2016. Prior to joining the Hong Leong Group, Mdm Gan held senior positions in Chase Manhattan Bank NA and Bank Brussels Lambert. In total, Mdm Gan has 40 years of experience in the banking industry.

 

Mdm Gan is currently a private investment consultant and holds directorship in Elizur Pte. Ltd.

 

Mdm Gan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Singapore.Mdm Gan Hui Tin joined BNP Paribas in June 2018 as the Managing Director/Advisor, Business Development, South-East Asia. She was with the Hong Leong Group, Malaysia from 1996 to 2016, and was the Country Head for the Group’s HL Bank, Singapore when she retired in 2016. Prior to joining the Hong Leong Group, Mdm Gan held senior positions in Chase Manhattan Bank NA and Bank Brussels Lambert. In total, Mdm Gan has 40 years of experience in the banking industry.