TMC’s mission: “We commit to delivering high quality courses with industry relevant skills and knowledge in a nurturing environment.” To fulfil this, four industry advisory boards are set up since December 2012. These boards facilitate the review and continuous improvement of the TMC curriculum, advise TMC on the industry attachment and appropriate job placement opportunities for TMC students and monitor current industry practice and future trends, changes in the appropriate regulatory framework, and networking opportunities. Successful members of the industry are invited to sit on the Board, whose invaluable experience will contribute much to the TMC curriculum.
• Mr. Robin Chin
• Mr. Kay Kong Huat
• Dr. Elizabeth Nair
• Mr. Benedict Lim
• Ms. Rhena Tan
• Ms. Agnes Eu
• Mr. David Chan
IT and Communication
• Mr. Lim Wei Wah
• Mr. S. Kumar
• Mr. Tan Theng Wee
MR. ROBIN CHIN
INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE PARTNER
FOO KON TAN GRANT THORNTON LLP
Mr. Robin Chin is Assurance Partner and Director of the International Business Centre in Singapore. With his wealth of experience spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Chin works closely with clients who need independent and professional advice. Mr. Chin started his profession in the United Kingdom where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He gained further experience with another big four upon his return to Singapore. In 1986 he joined Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton LLP and became a partner in 1991. He is involved in various aspects of assurance advisory with a special focus on financial investigations. He has conducted significant financial investigations for both local and overseas clients both listed as well as privately held businesses. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), Mr. Chin holds a Masters degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) and serves on its Financial Statements Review Committee, the Brunei Institute of Public Accountants, the Malaysia Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
MR. KAY KONG HUAT
Mr Kay is now serving as a consultant to many education projects in Vietnam. Owing to his good relationship with Ministry of Education (MOET) and Training and Department of Education and Training Ho Chih Minh City, he was appointed as Education Consultant by MOET since 2007.
For his consistent efforts and outstanding contributions to the project, Mr Kay was honoured with many Certificates of Merit by Vietnam Government. He was also presented with the Certificate of Commendation from Singapore President Mr S R Nathan in 2001. In a mark of national recognition for the contributions made, he was awarded with the Certificates of Distinction from Vietnam Minister of Labour in 2001 and 2004, and in 2006, he was bestowed with the distinguished Education President Medal from the President of Vietnam.
Prior to his current consultancy work, Mr Kay was a Principal of ITE responsible for providing leadership to a number of training departments offering full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and customized training to students and working adults. He was last appointed by ITE and Singapore Government as the Director of Vietnam Singapore Vocational College (VSVC) in Binh Duong province, Vietnam. Undertaken as a Government to Government project, it served to strengthen the bilateral ties between Vietnam and Singapore.
Mr Kay holds a Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore (under ITE Scholarship), a Master Degree in Business Administration (Under ITE Sponsorship) and a Pedagogy Certificate and a Professional Qualification on Principal Leadership Program awarded by the ITE.
Dr. Elizabeth Nair
Principal Psychologist – Work & Health Psychologists
Elizabeth Nair is a four non-consecutive term President of the Singapore Psychological Society (1984-1987, 1992-1996). She obtained a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Australia (under the Colombo Plan scholarship) in 1973 and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK (Commonwealth Fellowship, Nottingham U Grant) in 1989.
She served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of National Development, including as chief psychologist in the Ministry of Defence. She went on to teach at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 1989-2004 as tenured academic.
While an academic, she had undertaken various consultancy engagements with NGOs, statutory boards, schools and the private sector. Dr. Nair served on the NUS Senate (1990-1996) and as Board Member, National Council of Social Service (1992-1996). In 2001, she received the Distinguished International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association. In 2003, she was given the inaugural Singapore Psychological Society Outstanding Service Award for her contribution in the field of Psychology in Singapore.
In 2004 Dr. Nair. started her own company, Work & Health Psychologists (WHP). She is the Principal Psychologist leading a team of thirty Associates in delivering Organizational Development and Employee Assistance programs incorporating crisis counseling, stress management and mental wellness talks and workshops and conducting organizational and health psychology research. WHP conducts psychological assessment for corporations, individuals and families and Dr. Nair is an executive coach for high potential individuals.
Elizabeth Nair is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), and registered to do trauma counselling. She is a post-graduate clinical supervisor for Masters students in counselling and continues to do Psychology Honours research supervision. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed professional journals and research monographs, and continues to be Keynote Speaker at regional and international psychology Congresses.
Dr. Nair is a certified Associate Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and has conducted mediation sessions and training at the Supreme and Subordinate Courts of Singapore. From 2000 to 2008, she served on the Executive Board of the International Union of Psychological Science (www.iupsys.org) and as National Capacity Building Workgroup Chair from 2004. She is currently Treasurer of the International Association of Applied Psychology (www.iaapsy.org), 2006- 2014.
Mr. Benedict Lim
Managing Director & Acting Chief Psychologists
iGROW Pte Ltd
Mr. Benedict Lim is the Managing Director & Acting Chief Psychologist of iGROW, a nationally recognized psychological consulting firm that specialises in Happiness at work, family and life. He has accumulated more than a decade of experience working with corporate and youth in various settings. In his work, he is required to consult, counsel, coach and train individuals and organizations in building their Psychological Capital, and live the best possible life. As a result of his vast experience, his is highly sought after to impact the corporate through impactful workshops, talks, work-life coaching and psychological strengths & talent profiling. Being a strong advocate of contributing back to the community, he readily accepts invitations amidst his hectic schedule to meaningfully impact and touch lives through the various community outreach efforts and initiatives.
Mr. Lim has presented in many international and national conferences such as the prestigious TEDx event, and featured on national media such as 938Live, documentary on Channel 5, SME Magazine, amongst the different newpapers. Mr. Lim holds a Masters of Social Science degree (Counselling) from University of South Australia, Australia and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology majoring in Counselling. His professional experiences have qualified him to be eligible for registration with the relevant professional accrediting bodies.
Ms. Rhena Tan
Director of Purchasing
The St. Regis Singapore
Ms. Rhena Tan has been in the hospitality industry for the last two decades and was appointed Group Purchasing Manager in June 1997. She has played a key role in setting up the first Group Purchasing arm for Raffles International Limited, involving the aggregation of purchasing for five hotels in the Asia Pacific. Ms. Tan was instrumental in conducting strategic procurement and negotiating group contracts to achieve cost savings for all Raffles properties within the Asia Pacific region. This Group Purchasing arm later provided the platform for the establishment of HospitalityBex Pte Ltd (the e-procurement arm of Raffles Holdings). In April 2007, Ms. Tan was appointed as Corporate Director of Group Procurement & Purchasing for Raffles Hotels & Resorts, and greatly assisted in the pre-opening purchasing for Raffles Dubai.
In Ms. Tan’s positions, she successfully provided support in property pre-opening activities including OS&E budgets and mock-up room arrangement for various hotels including Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Cambodia, Swissotel Sydney, Swissotel The Stamford and Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore. Ms. Tan has joined The St. Regis Singapore as Director of Purchasing in 2010. She is member of the Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore, Associate member of Food & Beverage Managers’ Association and was Social Convenor in Warren Golf & Country Club for term 2011/2013.
Ms. Agnes Eu
Ms. Agnes Eu spent a major part of her career in the club industry, stamping from a deep passion for service and hospitality. After gaining a strong foundation in communications, operations and event management in the initial years of her career, she covered substantial grounds in strategic planning, club development and corporate services in recent years.
Now as Chief Executive of HomeTeamNS, Ms. Eu provides leadership to a team of 120 staff to service over 180,000 Club members made up of NSmen from the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force, as well as their families, through 5 clubhouses island-wide, and a host of membership benefits and activities. Prior, she grew through the ranks in SAFRA, from organising national events, to building and managing clubhouses, to overseeing the entire network of clubhouses, to eventually leading the Corporate Services Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Throughout her career in both private and public sectors, the portfolio of public affairs and communications was steadfast by her side.
A proud graduate of NUS with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Ms. Eu also achieved a Master in Communications Management with the University of South Australia. Her recent attainment of a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Development underscores her personal belief in training as a way to make a difference to those whom she has the privilege of working with.
Mr David Chan
Honorary Secretary (General)
Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers
Mr David Chan serves as the Honorary Secretary (General) of the Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers, Singapore and is instrumental in the organization of the local and overseas competitions such as National Cocktail Competition, the Asia-Pacific Bartender of the Year Competition, the Wine Sommelier Challenge, and the Wine Gastronomy Masterclass.
He is a Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE – a professional designation from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association), and an USA Certified Trainer for Training for Intervention Procedures, a Responsible Service of Alcohol program for the bar and retail industry which he has taught more than half a thousand of employees with the support of the Employment & Employability Institute (e2i).
He is also an UK Wine & Spirits Education Trust nominated wine educator, was accredited as Wine Tutor by the Bordeaux Wine School, France and awarded a Certified Tea Sommelier by the Australian Tea Masters.
He holds a Bachelor of Education and Training (HRD) from the University of Melbourne / Singapore Institute of Management, Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), Executive Program in Hospitality Management by Cornell University / National University of Singapore, and the DePaul University / SHATEC Advanced Leadership program.
Mr. Lim Wei Wah
Head, Asia IT Infrastructure Services
User Experience IT | Microsoft
Mr. Lim Wei Wah is the Head, Asia IT Infrastructure Services responsible for key site infrastructure & cloud initiatives for 77 sites across 17 countries in Asia ranging from developed large to small emerging subsidiaries, business groups, regional operation center and two global support center with total users of 34.5k. His responsibilities encompass end users’ IT services delivery, IT infrastructure, information security and client technology. He recently embarked on New World of Work program in order to create new IT work experience within Microsoft.
Prior to this role, he was overall responsible for Global Shared Services encompasses Messaging, Collaborations, Real Time Communication, Network, Cloud and Core Infrastructure. He was leading a team of Senior Program Managers in America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Lim was based out of Beijing for 2.5 years and was responsible for IT management for Microsoft Greater China region, covering 42 sites.
A graduate of the Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, Mr. Lim holds Honours degree in Computing Science. Mr. Lim enjoys serving the community and currently volunteers as a Committee Member of Singapore Keat Hong Citizens’ Consultative Committee, President for Singapore Institute of Management – IT Interest Group, Chairman of ICT Committee for Bukit Panjang Government High School Advisory Committee.
Mr. S. Kumar
Mr. S. Kumar has been at the helm of one of Singapore’s top local public relations consultancies for the past 18 years. Before joining Huntington as a partner, Mr. Kumar spent 12 years in financial and political journalism, working primarily for The Straits Times, Asiaweek, and Asia Inc. Mr. Kumar further honed his financial and investor relations expertise with a sojourn in the stock broking industry where he practiced as a research analyst covering both Singapore and Malaysian listed companies for more than two years.
Mr. Tan Theng Wee
CyanSYS Pte Ltd
Mr. Tan Theng Wee has a total of 26 years of IT experiences in the industry. Started off as an Analyst Programmer in the early years with software companies both local and American organizations, he progressed steadily through his career into various roles such as Systems Analyst, Technical consultant and functional consultant in different vertical markets, from Financial, Wholesale & Distribution to Retail.
In 1996, he decided to take the entrepreneur route, and bought over CyanSYS Private Limited, then a very small IBM-software contractor of 6 people. He started to set the long term goals and objective of CyanSYS and reorganize it into a software company specializing in providing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for the SME (Small Medium Enterprises) entities first in Singapore as a base. To this end, CyanSYS started to be progress her partnership with Microsoft Dynamics ERP as a core business model, and also grow into a regional player over the years. Today, CyanSYS has cumulated more than 110 customers in South East Asia and the business still very much focus into the core Microsoft Dynamics ERP/CRM model.
In 2013, Mr. Tan has also started another business into Business Intelligence, Analytics and mobile technology to extend the ERP business, offer more competitive edge business strategy for the SME companies through technology. He has started a new business venture under the new company, BI4Dynamics Asia Private Limited, a new start-up supporting his mentorship role to a budding entrepreneur from NTU.