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.

 

 

 

Mdm Lim Siew Mun

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

 

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

 

Mdm Lim 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. Mdm Lim was also CEO and Vice Chair of the Board of Olivant Asia, Director of Stonehage Asia, and Founder of Strategic Access Pte Ltd.

 

Mdm Lim 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.

 

 

Mr Lim How Teck

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

 

Mr 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.

 

Mr He presents and participates in panel discussions at regional and local conferences on PRC-related topics. He is a member of Business China. 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.

 

Mr He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yunnan University (PRC) and obtained Master of Laws from both China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (U.S.). He was also a Visiting Scholar at the School of Law, Columbia University (U.S.) from 1990 to 1991. He is admitted to the Bar of the People's Republic of China.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

BG Chua Chwee Koh

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

BG Chua Chwee Koh joined the Board of Raffles Education as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 4 March 2022. BG Chua is currently a Senior Advisor with Certis CISCO and a non-independent & non-executive Director of Addvalue Technologies Ltd, a company listed on the mainboard of SGX.

 

BG Chua joined Certis CISCO in 2004 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and was a member of the Executive Leadership Team that has grown the group revenue from S$200 million to more than S$1.7 billion in FY2021. As COO, he was accountable for revenue, profit and customer satisfaction for the manpower security business in Singapore (revenue ~$800M in FY2018). He served as the Chief, Group Technology and Operations from May 2018 to July 2021 and was leading the digital transformation effort then. Prior to joining Certis, Chwee Koh served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for 22 years and retired from SAF in 2004 with the rank of Brigadier-General.

 

BG Chua holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from University of Birmingham where he graduated with First Class Honours. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Cambridge and a graduate of Harvard Business School in Advanced Management Programme in 2012.