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Acad & Exam Board

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd Academic Board

 

Kwek Kok Kwong, Chairman

Kwek Kok Kwong is the Chief Executive Officer of NTUC LearningHub (LHUB®) and is concurrently  the Deputy CEO at NTUC First Campus. He recently retired as a Brigadier General on 31 July 2012 after serving with distinction in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for 27 years.

During his career in the SAF, Mr Kwek held various key command and staff appointments. In his last appointment, Mr Kwek served as the Commander of the Air Defence and Operations Command (ADOC) where he managed current and contingency air operations and grew the 3rd Generation Air Defence system in the SAF. In addition to his military appointments, Kok Kwong had held directorship appointments on the Boards of ST Aerospace Engines Pte Ltd, and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd.

Kok Kwong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Arts and Social Sciences) (Second Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge in 1989 and a Master of Arts (Arts and Social Sciences) from the same university in 1993.

In 2001, he was awarded a scholarship to study at Harvard University where he graduated with a Master in Public Administration in 2002 and was awarded the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow award for his performance.


 

 

Dr Gary Willmott, Member

Dr Willmott was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency in 2003. His key role then was to support the design, development and implementation of the national Continuing Education and Training (CET) system – now known as the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System.

In 2008, Dr Willmott was appointed Executive Director of the Institute of Adult Learning.

Prior to coming to Singapore, he held senior positions in the vocational education and training sectors in Australia and worked as an academic and senior administrator in the higher education sector in Australia.


 

 
Bryan Quek, Member
Bryan is the Director of Trades Campus in LHUB™. As head of the largest campus in LHUB™, he is responsible for managing the trades training business that equip workers of all levels with practical skills required in the areas of Workplace Safety and Health, Heavy industries, Security, Cleaning and Manufacturing.
 
With more than fifteen years of sales, business development and P & L management experience in various industries like telecommunication, IT, transport and training, Bryan has held key management positions in various dynamic organisations. Prior to joining LHUB™, Bryan took on the role of General Manager for a transport company on a 12 years loss making streak and was instrumental in turning the company around to become profitable.
 
Bryan holds a B.Eng (Hon) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University, UK and a MBA from Imperial College, UK.



 

Gog Soon Joo, Member

Ms Gog Soon Joo is the Executive Director of the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL). As head of IAL, she is responsible for developing the institute into a national centre of excellence in learning, practice and research for Continuing Education and Training (CET), to enhance the Singapore workforce’s learning. This includes raising capabilities of adult educators, catalyzing innovation, best practices and research in learning, policy and practice.

Prior to her current post, Ms Gog was the Director of Quality Assurance with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.  During her stint, she was involved in the establishment of the national CET system – the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system.

Ms Gog holds an economic degree from the University of London, and a Master in Tourism Administration from the George Washington University. Ms Gog’s research interests are in the areas of workforce policy; issues of Low-wage work and workplace learning.


 

 

Paul Neo, Member

Paul Neo is the General Manager of Next U® – the executive education arm of NTUC LearningHub. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director of NTUC LearningHub’s Business Development unit, tasked with establishing partnerships with global education providers in areas strategic to Singapore’s PMET workforce development.

Before joining NTUC, Paul was a Management Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients from North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific in the public sector, financial institutions and corporate development practice areas. Paul was also a defence engineer with the Singapore Ministry of Defence and served 8 years in the Singapore Armed Forces in fulfillment of his scholarship bond.

Paul holds a Masters in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA), a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Engineering in Sensors and Smart Systems from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


 

 

Sivakami D/O Gopalakrishnan , Member

Sivakami is the Director of Employability Campus in LHUB. The Employability campus complements the work of the Labour Movement in helping workers gain work and life skills that transforms their lives, helping them to remain employable, and to grow and improve themselves through lifelong learning.

She started her career in LHUB since its incorporation as a Curriculum Manager before moving on to sales. In the last 7 years, Sivakami was able to be part of and managing the various sales teams in LHUB. In her last role as the assistant Director of sales, she had the opportunity to work with the full spectrum of customers that LHUB served – individuals, unions, labour intermediaries and corporate organizations.
Prior to joining LHUB, Sivakami spent 3 years in NTUC Administration and Research (ARU) Skills Development Department. She was involved in curriculum development and the running of the IT Training Centre.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & English Language) from National University of Singapore.

 

 

Dayne Lim Kok Chun , Member

Mr Dayne Lim joined LHUB as director, Business Development January 2013 and is responsible for catalyzing and spearheading business development and business incubation initiatives, locally and internationally. He also oversees LHUB’s corporate marketing and business planning functions in his designation.
Prior to joining LHUB, Mr Lim was the Director of Product development and International Promotions with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & cultural Authority, As Director of Product Development, Mr Lim developed and implemented the tourism master plan; co-headed the Steering Committee for attracting international luxury accommodation players to Abu Dhabi and establish two new niche leisure tourism sectors in Abu Dhabi – ‘Gold in Abu Dhabi’ and ‘Cruise Abu Dhabi’ initiatives. In his concurrent role as Director of International Promotions, Mr Lim developed and executed the international branding and promotional plan; established the network of 10 international offices covering Europe, Asia-Pacific, USA and intra-Middle East; re-design performance mandate of international offices from solely promotions to cover holistic functions and drove strategic partnerships with airline, tour operators and media. Before Abu Dhabi, Mr Lim was with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) for 12 years, undertaking a variety of leadership roles including product development, international operations and policy development.
Mr Lim received his Bachelor of Science (Travel Industry Management) (Honours) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Master in Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth school of Business.


  

 

Cynthia Lim, Member

Cynthia Lim oversees the Quality and Operations Department of LHUB. She is responsible for driving quality-compliance and improvements, pertaining to operations within LHUB.

 

Cynthia has more than 6 years of quality management experience under ISO and various quality standards. Prior to this, Cynthia also worked at the NTUC Admin Research Unit (ARU) managing systems, operations, membership recruitment and Skills Development Redevelopment funding administration.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore.


 

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd Examination & Assessment Board

 

Bryan Quek, Chairman

Bryan is the Director of Trades Campus in LHUB™. As head of the largest campus in LHUB™, he is responsible for managing the trades training business that equip workers of all levels with practical skills required in the areas of Workplace Safety and Health, Heavy industries, Security, Cleaning and Manufacturing.
 
With more than fifteen years of sales, business development and P & L management experience in various industries like telecommunication, IT, transport and training, Bryan has held key management positions in various dynamic organisations. Prior to joining LHUB™, Bryan took on the role of General Manager for a transport company on a 12 years loss making streak and was instrumental in turning the company around to become profitable.
 
Bryan holds a B.Eng (Hon) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University, UK and a MBA from Imperial College, UK.

 

 

Angeline Thia, Member

Angeline oversees the Capability Management Department of LHub.  She is responsible for driving the training quality through trainers management and curriculum development and management.  

Angeline has 15 years experience in the educational sector managing student enrolment, examination and student support services.  In her two year tenure at the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, Angeline was involved in the implementation of the Employability Skills framework, the development of the Service Excellence Framework and was instrumental in the development and delivery of the S2006 Customer Service Training Programme.  

Angeline received a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.


 

 

Paul Neo, Member

Paul Neo is the Director of Next U® – the executive education arm of NTUC LearningHub. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director of NTUC LearningHub’s Business Development unit, tasked with establishing partnerships with global education providers in areas strategic to Singapore’s PMET workforce development.

Before joining NTUC, Paul was a Management Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients from North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific in the public sector, financial institutions and corporate development practice areas. Paul was also a defence engineer with the Singapore Ministry of Defence and served 8 years in the Singapore Armed Forces in fulfillment of his scholarship bond.

Paul holds a Masters in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA), a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a Master of Engineering in Sensors and Smart Systems from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


 

 

Sivakami D/O Gopalakrishnan, Member

Sivakami is the Director of Employability Campus in LHUB. The Employability campus complements the work of the Labour Movement in helping workers gain work and life skills that transforms their lives, helping them to remain employable, and to grow and improve themselves through lifelong learning.
She started her career in LHUB since its incorporation as a Curriculum Manager before moving on to sales. In the last 7 years, Sivakami was able to be part of and managing the various sales teams in LHUB. In her last role as the assistant Director of sales, she had the opportunity to work with the full spectrum of customers that LHUB served – individuals, unions, labour intermediaries and corporate organizations.
Prior to joining LHUB, Sivakami spent 3 years in NTUC Administration and Research (ARU) Skills Development Department. She was involved in curriculum development and the running of the IT Training Centre.
She Holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & English Language) from National University of Singapore.

 

 

Cynthia Lim, Member

Cynthia Lim oversees the Quality and Operations Department of LHUB. She is responsible for driving quality-compliance and improvements, pertaining to operations within LHUB.

Cynthia has more than 6 years of quality management experience under ISO and various quality standards. Prior to this, Cynthia also worked at the NTUC Admin Research Unit (ARU) managing systems, operations, membership recruitment and Skills Development Redevelopment funding administration.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore.