we're privileged to be led by an impressive board of mentors who help to oversee our growth & development.
DR LIM LAI CHENG
Lai Cheng is Executive Director of SMU Academy which conducts professional and continuing education training in specialised areas for working adults. She is concurrently Fellow of the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University. Lai Cheng also has extensive experience in the Singapore Education System, having been the Principal of several Singapore institutions - including Raffles Institution, the oldest and most prestigious school in Singapore - and played key roles in corporate communications and curriculum planning and development at the Education Ministry’s headquarters. Beyond Singapore, Lai Cheng is an advisory board member of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, the LEAF Foundation in Bratislava, Letovo School in Moscow and Campus Manilla in Stockholm. For her key role in advancing educational collaboration and initiatives between France and Singapore, she was conferred the Chevalier Dans L’ Ordre Des Palmes Academiques by the French Education Minister on 26 April 2012.
MRS CARMEE LIM
Best known as a former Principal of Raffles Girls’ School, one of the top girls' schools in Singapore, Carmee is the Mentor Principal of Mindchamp Holdings and a visionary educator committed to making a positive and significant difference in the way we learn. She is an ardent advocate of creative childhood education and the founder of two enterprises: Jumpstart Kidsports Pte Ltd and Aoede Music™ Enterprise. Carmee was formerly a science and mathematics teacher, a principal, as well as a Senior Inspector of Schools with the Ministry of Education, Singapore. She was also the first Executive Director of the Academy of Principals AP, where she was instrumental in setting up the Principals Academy Inc, a Joint Venture with EDB, as the business arm of the Academy of Principals.
MR DENNIS LEE
Currently an Associate Professor in Shantou University Business School, Dennis is an Editor of the Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability; and is the Regional Chairman (Asia) for the International Quality Education Foundation (IQEF). He teaches Non-Profit Organisation Management, International Business, International Strategic Management, Global Enterprise Management, Principles of Management, and Doing Business in China, serving as faculty advisor to STU Enactus. Dennis is also a Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBE) and teaches “Managing Strategically in a Globalized Word” and “Managing Non-Profit Organizations – Principles & Practices”. His passion lies in Social Enterprise Development and he is an expert in consumer behaviour in China, having served as a consultant with the China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE). He served as Regional Vice President, Asia, for Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), now known as ENACTUS, and also served as Deputy Executive Director at Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and as a Board member of the YMCA of Singapore.
PROFESSOR BRIAN McADOO
Brian G. McAdoo is Professor of Science at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Prior to coming to Singapore, he served as the Althea Ward Clark Professor of Environmental Science at Vassar College. He received his B.S. in Geology from Duke University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science from the University of Otago (New Zealand) where he was a Fulbright Scholar. During his PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, McAdoo completed eight dives to the bottom of the ocean in the deep-sea research vessel Alvin while researching submarine landscape evolution. This line of research eventually led to an interest in earthquakes and tsunami, and as a member of the United Nations International Tsunami Survey Team, how geophysical hazards interact with biophysical and social environments in Asia, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.