Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dr Chin Kon Yuen, one of the founders of the Company, has played a pivotal role in planning and charting the development of the Group since its inception in 1981. Presently serving as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he is instrumental in putting forth and implementing the Group’s policies on business growth and engaging in high level collaboration with potential business partners on matters of business development, franchising and overseas expansion. Dr Chin completed his tertiary education in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing, UK, and attained his tertiary qualification in Management Studies which was jointly awarded by the University of Chicago, US, and Singapore National Productivity Board. In 1994, he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Technology by Staffordshire University, UK, for his contribution in creating education opportunities for young people in Singapore to gain professional computing qualifications from Diploma level to Master Degree. Dr Chin is also the immediate past President and currently Adviser to the Singapore Education International (SEI), an association formed by private education providers to promote the Singapore education brand overseas.
Ms Yeow Cheng Khim, the Executive Director cum Director of the Academic Division and Registrar, has served the Company since 1984. Ms Yeow’s present roles include being overall in-charge of the daily operations of the Group in particular those of the Academic Division. She is instrumental in negotiating with international educators and university partners at the highest level on academic matters, and successfully brought in many bachelor and master degree programmes from various renowned Australian as well as UK universities. In addition, Ms Yeow is actively involved in regular validation audits conducted by university partners and professional bodies as well as quality certification bodies. One of her significant contributions to TMC’s quality journey was her role in strategizing a systematic approach towards attaining the prestigious EduTrust Certification and, organizing and guiding the staff in preparing the final documentation for submission to the Council for Private Education (CPE). Ms Yeow has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in managing various schools under TMC Academy. She has taught as Course Director and Senior Lecturer, and has good knowledge of the education systems in Singapore, Australia and UK. Prior to joining TMC, Ms Yeow was an Accountant cum Administration Manager with a UK MNC, and a Management Accountant with a public listed manufacturing company. Ms Yeow received her Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Singapore and holds a Master of Science Degree (Business Systems Analysis and Design) from City University, UK. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, UK, and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees
Mr Chen Timothy Teck Leng was appointed as a Director on 10 December 2010. Mr Chen has over 25 years of management experience in international finance, insurance, banking and corporate advisory work. He has held positions in international financial institutions including Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and SunLife Assurance Company of Canada. He obtained his B.Sc. (Banking) from University of Tennessee and MBA (Finance) from Ohio State University. He has also obtained his Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Director. He is an independent director of Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, XinRen Aluminium Holdings Ltd and Hu An Cable Holdings Ltd which are companies listed on the SGX-ST.
Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee
Mr Wong Hin Sun Eugene was appointed as a Director on 15 August 2012. Mr Wong has over 14 years of private equity experience, starting from his tenure in Crimson Asia Capital Singapore to his current venture capital investment company, Sirius Venture Capital Pte Ltd, which he founded. He has gained extensive teaching experience as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) teaching entrepreneurial finance and private equity from 2008 to 2012. Mr Wong is a non-executive director of Ajisen (China) Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a non-executive director of Japan Foods Holding Ltd., Neo Group Limited and Jason Marine Group Limited listed on Catalist Board of the SGX-ST, and an independent director of Q & M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST. Mr Wong currently serves as the Chairman of Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. In addition, he serves on the board of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (“AVA Singapore”) and International Enterprise Singapore (“IE Singapore”) and is the chairman of Crimsonlogic Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of IE Singapore. Mr. Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (First-Class Honours) from NUS and an MBA from Imperial College London. He attended the Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Institute of Directors in UK and Singapore.
Mr Woo Lee Yong was appointed as a Director on 1 April 2002 and last re-elected on 28 October 2011. Mr Woo gained extensive university teaching and research experience during his decade long stint as a Senior Lecturer with the National University of Singapore from 1985 to 1995. Prior to that, Mr Woo was with Singapore Airlines for 18 years where he held various positions including Project Manager, Chief Information Systems Manager, Asst Director of Management Services and Asst Director of Finance. He has extensive experience in consultancy work, having successfully carried out consultancy assignments in Singapore and China. Mr Woo holds a MSc (Organisational Psychology) from Manchester School of Management, UMIST, UK, and a BSc (Mathematics & Statistics) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and has also attended the Management Development Programme from Harvard Business School, US, and Executive Development Programme from Cornell University, US.