Our academic panel and trainers have very strong corporate experience and credentials, several whom are successful entrepreneurs and prominent corporate leaders. They are in the best position to understand the importance of excellent academic achievements and life skill like public speaking and presentation.
Mr Chng Hock Huat was the winner of the ASME Entrepreneur of the Year 2004. He founded Opentech Corporation in 1998 which was acquired by Keane Inc., a billion dollar IT service company listed on the NYSE in 2006. He was appointed the CEO of Keane Inc. Asia, between 2006 to 2010, as part of a global organization with over 13,000 employees. Mr Chng was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) award in 2016 by the President of Singapore for his contributions to the local community as Vice-Chairman of the Citizen Consultative Committee & Community Club Management Community. As Vice-Chairman of the Nanyang CC grassroots organization since 2008, Mr Chng is involved in start-ups, pro bono projects in schools including Nanyang Girls’ High. He is regularly invited to present in both business and government seminars, and is responsible for bridging both the academic and life skills of our gifted children.
Ms Claudia Yu,
Claudia was awarded the MOE undergraduate scholarship to study Business Administration (major in Finance) and graduated with a First Class Honours from National University of Singapore. She has received the prestigious Swiss Bank Gold medal, Dean’s List, Forex Book Prize during her undergraduate study for being the top scorer in finance and banking courses. After working in the corporate finance field specializing in IPO and M&A for more than ten years, Claudia has discovered her true passion in gifted education as a mother of two gifted children (both have been admitted to Singapore Gifted Education Programme and Mensa junior). She has done her post-graduate study in “Gifted Education Practice”, after which she founded Gifted & Talented Education. Claudia has been invited to give talks about “Gifted Children and their education path” to Mensa Junior member parents, and was interviewed by Singapore’s national newspaper, The Straits Times, and various parenting magazines to speak on the topic of gifted education. She is also an independent director of SGX listed company Sen Yue Holdings Limited.
Dr Fang Ning was awarded the NTU scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. degree in 2000. She was also an awardee of the first batch of Singapore Millennium Pre-doctoral Fellowship in 2002 and Millennium Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2003. Singapore Millennium Fellowship (SMF) is a highly prestigious honour awarded only to the top 1% researchers in selected areas from NUS, NTU and Research Institute. Dr. Fang is the only one who got both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship and published quite a number of high quality research papers in well-known international journals. As a gifted learner and scholar herself, Dr Fang understands the learning desire and unique thinking process of gifted learners. Dr Fang is the co-founder of Gifted & Talented Education, and specializes in gifted education programme development.
Mr Wilson Lin is an established master trainer and corporate motivation speaker. He is the CEO/Founder of Doers Group, Doers Business Institution and the Chinese Business School for Entrepreneurs. He is also the distinguished Chair Professor of the HSBC Business School in Beijing and Director of the prestigious Chinese Training Development Association. Wilson has been named the “TOP 10 Chinese Trainer in China”, “TOP 10 Asian Corporate Trainers” and “Annual Outstanding Trainer in China” and was on the Cambridge List of the “Most Distinguished Chinese People in the World” and has donated generously to many charity causes.
Ms Rosemary Cathcart has been an advocator of gifted education since 1981. She had lobbied and served in the Minister’s working party which brought about New Zealand’s first official policy statement in gifted education. She has served as national president of the NZ Association for Gifted Children and advisor to the body’s National Council. She was awarded the Queen Service Medal (QSM) in 2004 for her relentless contribution in gifted education. Rosemary has authored several books on Gifted Education including a teachers’ manual “They’re Not Bringing My Brain Out” and in 2010, “Differentiation Made Practical” and “Gifted Programming Made Practical”, both selling in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.