The members of the Management Team include:

  • Mr. John Lee Chin Weng, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms. Esther Lee Soy Mei, Academic Director
  • Ms. Pauline Ang, Deputy Academic Director / Registrar
  • Ms. Ivory Tan, General Manager / Deputy Registrar
  • Dr. Chin Kon Yuen, Director
  • Ms. Yeow Cheng Khim, Director
  • Ms. Jelen Almero Mendoza, Group Accountant


Mr John Lee joined the company as Chief Executive Officer on 14 February 2018. Prior to TMC Academy, he founded TEG International College in 1991 and transformed it from a simple Language School into a regional education organisation. Mr John Lee has vast experience in the education industry since 1978, especially in the area of transnational education. Through his extensive networks, he has set up collaborations with several established institutions in Myanmar, Vietnam and China.

Ms. Esther Lee


Miss Esther Lee joined the company as Academic Director on 14 February 2018. Prior to TMC Academy, she was the co-founder and Academic Director of TEG International College. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a post graduate certificate in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Miss Esther Lee has been in the training field since 1973 and also holds an ACTA certificate (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) by WSQ.


Ms. Pauline Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the National University of Singapore and she also holds a LCCI Higher Diploma in Accounting.

She started her career with TMC Academy in 1990 as a Lecturer teaching Mathematics, Statistics, IT and Accounting modules. She was promoted to Dean of School of Information Technology and TMC College and managed a team of lecturers and a range of courses such as O level preparatory course, Diploma, Higher Diploma as well as Degrees from partner universities. She co-led a team of system administrators in the maintenance of the IT services within the company and she was instrumental in the roll-out of the elearning project on the Blackboard platform. She also played a key role in the quality audits conducted by the authorities as well as universities.

When the EduTrust certification was introduced by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), she was re-designated to lead the Quality Assurance department. She was appointed as the Management Representative (MR) of TMC Academy for all CPE matters in 2010 and continues to be the MR to date. She led the team in successful renewals and interim assessments of the 4-year EduTrust certifications in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Ms Ang was appointed the Deputy Registrar and subsequently promoted to the Registrar. She oversees the operations in the Registrar’s Office which include student admission, student services, resources, examinations, graduations, quality assurance and academic services.

Ms Ang is promoted to Deputy Academic Director and assists the Academic Director in the management of the schools within TMC Academy. She still holds the Registrar position.



Ms Ivory Tan Pei Ling joined TMC in 2005 as an Executive in the Student Services department. She gradually promoted and oversaw the Student Services department up to 2011. In 2011, she was re-designated as Assistant Registrar to lead the Academic Services and Quality Assurance department. She handles all quality assurance matters, audit visits from statutory bodies and university partners, as well as oversee the Examinations department. In her role as General Manager, she oversees the operations of the Corporate Service Division. Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Social Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.


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. Dr Chin held the role of Executive Chairman up to 14 February 2018. He was 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. He is currently a Director of the company.

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 Committee Member of Singapore Association for Private Education (SAPE), an association set up to represent private education institutions in Singapore.


Ms Yeow Cheng Khim served the Company as an Executive Director from 1984 and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company up to 14 February 2018. In her role as CEO, she oversaw the daily operations of the Group. She was 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 was 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, organizing and guiding the staff in preparing the final documentation for submission to the Committee for Private Education (CPE). She is currently a Director of the company.

Ms Yeow has accumulated close to 30 years of experience in managing various schools under TMC Academy. She 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.


Ms Jelen, an experienced accountant in education industry, joined TMC in March 2018 as a Group Accountant. She had been a Group accountant of a 4-year Edutrust Certified PEI for 7 years before joining TMC.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Central Philippine University in the  Philippines.