TMC board of directors include:
- Dr. Chin Kon Yuen, Executive Chairman
- Ms. Yeow Cheng Khim, Chief Executive Officer
- Mr. Wee Liang Hiam, Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
- Mr. Chen Timothy Teck Leng, Independent Director and Chairman of the Nominating & Remuneration Committees
- Mr. Tham Wan Loong, Jerome, Independent Director
Dr Chin Kon Yuen
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, 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 formerly the Second Vice President and currently a Council Member of Singapore Association for Private Education (SAPE), an association set up to represent private education institutions in Singapore.
Ms Yeow Cheng Khim
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms Yeow Cheng Khim, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, has served the Company since 1984. Ms Yeow’s present role includes being overall in-charge of the daily operations of the Group. 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 and maintaining the prestigious EduTrust Certification and, organising and guiding the staff in preparing the final documentation for submission to the Council for Private Education (CPE). Ms Yeow has accumulated more than 30 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.
Mr Wee Liang Hiam
LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Mr Wee Liang Hiam was appointed as a Director on 1 January 2016. Mr Wee has extensive experience in corporate finance and operational finance and had led successful merger and acquisition activities through the various stages from evaluation to the integration of the merged entities. He had successfully undertaken the initial public offer (IPO) of an electronics distribution group with turnover of over SGD800 million (2004), a food manufacturing and distribution group (2007) in the main board of the Singapore Exchange, a property development group (2012) in the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange and an entrepreneurship mentoring group (2015) in the Australia Stock Exchange. He had also successfully participated in the reverse takeover (RTO) of a Chinese garment group, in their takeover of Friven & Co. Limited (2010). Mr Wee has more than 20 years’ experience in operational finance roles having overseen financial matters and serving as the Chief Financial Officer of various public listed companies in Singapore. The industries that he had worked in ranges from biomedical, electronics, textile, food, industrial, trading, FMCG and property development. The turnover of these businesses range from S$10 million to over S$800 million, with the nature of business ranging from manufacturing, R&D, trading to retail.
Mr Wee also sits on the Boards of other listed companies as independent director. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Nanyang Technological University, a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours degree (BBA (Hons)) from the National University of Singapore, a Diploma in Education (Dip. Ed.) from National University of Singapore, a Post-graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (GDPM) from the Singapore Institute of Management and an Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Workforce Development Agency of Singapore. Mr Wee is also a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA), a member of the Singapore Institute of Management (MSIM), and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (MSID).
Mr Chen Timothy Teck Leng
INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NOMINATING & REMUNERATION COMMITTEES
Mr Chen Timothy Teck Leng was appointed as a Director on 10 December 2010. Mr Chen has over 30 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 presently an independent director of Logistics Holdings Ltd, Sysma Holdings Ltd, Tianjin Zhong Xin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation Ltd and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd, which are companies listed on the SGX-ST.
Mr Tham Wan Loong, Jerome
Mr Tham Wan Loong, Jerome, was appointed as a Director on 1 January 2016. Mr Tham brings with him over 25 years of experience in equity sales and private banking. He was a Senior Relationship Manager with OCBC Private Bank. Prior to joining OCBC Private Bank in March 2008, he held several senior positions as a Private Banker with major financial institutions such as UOB Bank Ltd, Credit Industriel et Commercial, Dexia BIL Asia Pte Ltd, DMG and Merrill Lynch (Singapore).
Mr Tham has equity sales experience, which includes working for companies such as Japan Asia Holdings Ltd., DMG and Partners Securities Pte Ltd, BT Brokerage and Associates Pte Ltd and Daiwa Singapore Ltd. Mr Tham is an Executive Director at China Gaoxian Fibre Fabric Holdings Ltd, which is listed on the SGX-ST Main Board. Mr Tham graduated with a Social Science (with Honours) degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore in 1983.