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ORGANISATIONAL CHART

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Ms. YEN ONG

Chief Executive Officer,
ERC Institute

Ms. JOANNE CHIA

Group Finance Director, ERC Institute

Academic Board

The Academic Board of ERCI is an appointed body that consists of distinguished personalities from the industry and academia and the management of the school. As the policy-making body, its role is to guide the Senior Managers in the development and implementation of strategies for the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning. It oversees the policies, programmes and all matters relating to students, including admission criteria, course content, course delivery, lecturers’ performance, etc.

Mr. Goh Jon Keat

Academic Director

Charlie Tay Chor Ter

Dr. Tay Chor Ter

External Member

Mr. Constantine Ng

Senior Academic Head

Mr. Bala Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Tan Kim Lim

External Member

Dr. Jeetendra Patel

External Member

Examination Board

The Examination Board is responsible for the internal moderation for a set of modules of each Academic Segment of ERCI. This panel will confirm the marks awarded for each module. All marks from the Examination Board are supplied to the Academic Director by the head of Student Services who will then provide the same results to the Progression and Awards Examination Board which determines classification of awards and progression of students.

The Examination Board is responsible for the internal moderation for a set of modules of each Academic Segment of ERCI. This panel will confirm the marks awarded for each module. All marks from the Examination Board are supplied to the Academic Director by the head of Student Services who will then provide the same results to the Progression and Awards Examination Board which determines classification of awards and progression of students.

Dr. Tay Chor Ter

Chairman, External Member

Mr. Daniel Ong Siow Peng

External Member

Mr. Richard Yeo Chin Keat

External Member

Mr. Victor Kow

External Member

Mr. Bala Subramaniam

Head of UOG & Senior Lecturer

Ms. Anurada Thanabah

Senior Lecturer

Mr. Jasni Hambali

Senior Lecturer

Ms. Nicole Lim

Lecturer

PART TIME LECTURERS

Our pool of adjunct lecturers is made up of many experienced industry professionals. Their wealth of practical experience has been an invaluable resource for classroom interactions. Currently, ERC Institute boasts a pool of about 80 adjunct lecturers, in addition to 20 full-time lecturers.

To see the deployment list of our part-time lecturers, please click here.

Ms. Yen Ong
Group CEO, ERC Institute

Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Group Chief Executive Officer of ERC Holdings sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.

Ms. Joanne Chia
Group Finance Director, ERC Institute

Being the Accountant of ERC Institute, Joanne holds the internationally recognized professional ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification. She has a very rich experience in the accounting field whereby she holds various supervisory and managerial roles. She is responsible for all finance matters relating to all programmes offered by ERC Institute. She is also responsible for all finance matters under ERC Holdings.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Mr. Goh Jon Keat

Academic Director

Full-Time

Master of Science (Finance - 1st Class)

University of College Dublin (UCD)

BIOGRAPHY

Jon Keat is a Finance, Investment and Accounting lecturer. He earned his Master of Science (Finance – 1st Class Honours) degree from University College Dublin and Bachelor of Arts specializing in Economics from the University of Toronto (Canada). Prior to this, he has worked in the banking (Maybank) and regional securities and stockbroking industries (Ong & Co, UOB Securities, OUB Securities and Cazenove & Co) in the capacity of a regional investment analyst as well as Equity Sales. He has also taught in a local tertiary institution for 12 years. His current teaching portfolio comprises Finance and Economics modules from Diploma to Graduate Levels.

Dr. Tay Chor Ter

External Member

Doctor of Education

Edith Cowan University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tay Chor Ter is a senior level, results-driven professional with more than 20 years of solid, hands-on management expertise and experience in corporate training and education under his belt. Deeply passionate about education and training, Dr Tay holds a Doctor of Education from Edith Cowan University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship Management from University of Louisville. Besides being a recognized leader well known for his breadth of knowledge and experience, Dr Tay also holds a strong track record in leadership, project management, people management, relationship building and influencing skills.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Mr. Constantine Ng

Senior Academic Head

Full-Time

Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies
Master of Arts in Educational Research
MBA in Information Technology Management
MSc in Business Systems Analysis & Design

National University of Singapore
University of Durham, UK
City University, London, UK

BIOGRAPHY

Constantine holds four Masters degrees namely Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies, Master of Arts in Educational Research, MBA in Information Technology Management and Master of Science in Business Systems Analysis & Design. He has vast experience in management and academic responsibilities. Constantine is involved in academic leadership and teaching from diploma to postgraduate levels. His teaching interests are in strategy, leadership, cultural studies, organizational behaviour and design, business information management, and southeast Asian business management. He also liaises with universities and national agencies on programme management and continuous development.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Mr. Bala Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer

Full-Time

Master of Business Administration

University of Wolverhampton, UK

BIOGRAPHY

Bala has held the position of a tax manager in an auditing firm for almost 8 years, dealing with Singapore tax and Australian tax regime. He also has had lecturing experience for more than 10 years in accounting and business subjects for ACCA, AAT, CAT, LCCI and undergraduate programmes for the University of Tasmania, Victoria University and Murdoch University and University of Portsmouth. Bala has also conducted public seminars in taxation for the Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the ERA Realty Group.

Dr. Tan Kim Lim

External Member​

Doctor of Philosophy – PhD

Curtin University

BIOGRAPHY

Kim Lim, who holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Melbourne and Monash University respectively, loved his work as a Human Resource (HR) practitioner, and it was during this period where he developed a passion for training and teaching. Wanting to make an impact in young people’s academic life, Kim Lim made the switch from people management area of work to an academic in 2013, where he started his teaching career with Singapore Polytechnic. Kim Lim’s expertise lies in the full spectrum of HR work and his working experience predominantly lies with Singapore’s public sector agencies. Kim Lim is the accredited professional member with the Singapore Human Resource Institute.

Dr. Jeetendra (Jack) Patel

External Member​

Doctor in Education

UCL Institute of Education

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jack Patel, was born and raised in London. He attended the prestigious UCL to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and then completed his Master’s degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Bristol. He returned to UCL to complete his doctoral degree in international education. His research interests are in global education, teaching and learning strategies and curriculum innovation. He won a CMO Asia award for ‘Excellence in Education Leadership’ in 2016.

Having taught in five countries including the UK, Japan, UAE, Bahrain and Singapore. Dr Jack’s ability to forge friendships through immersing in local cultures, cuisines and diverse working environments complement his passion for travelling and teaching Economics, English and Business Studies to students of all of ages and backgrounds.

Dr. Jack is currently teaching for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a full-time Assistant Professor. He enjoys interacting with the diverse, intelligent, passionate and motivated students at the university. Dr. Jack is currently serving as Academic Development Officer at the Asia campus.

Mr. Daniel Ong Siow Peng

External Member​

Master of Business Administration

University of Manchester

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel, who specializes in Accountancy and Finance subjects, have been teaching and tutoring postgraduate to diploma programmes since 1994. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manchester. He is also a certified public accountant and a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He has over 30 years of experience in his chosen field and is well respected and liked among the students he has taught.

Mr Richard Yeo Chin Keat

External Member​

Master of Business Administration

University of Manchester

BIOGRAPHY

Richard has over 30 years of working experience in the banking industry, covering the areas of International Trade Finance, Funds Transfers (Remittances), Business Administration, Retail Banking and Risk Management. He has worked in various international banks and is actively involved in conducting in-house training.

Richard was an Associate Trainer with the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), and was also a Tutor with Business and Management Education Limited, for the Manchester Business School MBA program conducted in Singapore. He is currently an Associate Lecturer with The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and developed a module, Export-Import Operations and E-commerce in Trade, for the Diploma in International Business, offered by SIM.

He holds a Master of Business Administration jointly awarded by the University of Wales and the University of Manchester and possessed numerous professional qualifications.

Mr. Victor Kow

External Member​

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Rutgers University

BIOGRAPHY

Victor is an active Management Trainer and Consultant with more than 38 years’ experience in senior management functions, strategic human resource management, training & development, management & leadership development, employee relations information technology management and management consultancy in both large public and private sectors organisations in the Asia Pacific region. He has lectured at various undergraduate and graduate levels courses, conducted numerous management, HR and leadership training courses and carried out various management consultancy projects globally in both English and Chinese.

Victor has held various senior HR positions in BP Singapore and Asia-Pacific, DBS Land and CapitaLand besides being the Head of Training & Development and Human Resource Management in a Statutory Board.

Victor has a BBus from RMIT University, Australia and an MBA from University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA. He also obtained a professional MSc in HRM from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He attended an HRM Executive Development Program with Cornell University and Train the Trainers Program with International Labour Organisation (ILO) among other major professional development qualification programs in his career as an active HR professional and senior executive. He is a professional Member of a number of Singapore and US Human Resource and Management related professional Institutes.

ABOUT THE LECTURE

Ms. Anurada Thanabah

Head of Student Community Support and Senior Lecturer

Full-Time

Master in Counselling

Monash University

BIOGRAPHY

A graduate of a Master in Counselling (Monash, Australia) and possessing a degree majoring in Child psychology and Education psychology (Adam State University, USA), Anurada specializes in teaching both English and Psychology related subjects. She is also heavily involved in counselling students and dealing with autistic children. Having gained both teaching and counselling experience over the past decade in countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, she strives to ensure that her students learn in an engaging and participative class environment.

ABOUT THE LECTURE

Mr. Jasni Hambali

Senior Lecturer

Full-Time

Master of Science (Logistics)

University of Wollongong

BIOGRAPHY

Jasni Hambali has over 25 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics. He has worked as senior executives managing SCM operations in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and automotive industries and lead logistics programmes in the education sector. He has a Masters of Science in Logistics, Wollongong University and Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics Management from Curtin University. Jasni has worked regionally in China, Taiwan, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam.

ABOUT THE LECTURE

Ms. Nicole Lim

Lecturer

Full-Time

Master of Business Administration

University of Wolverhampton, UK

BIOGRAPHY

Nicole has a Master of Business Administration from University of Wolverhampton, U.K. and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology from University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She has worked in public relations, media relations and communications in Malaysia in the events industry and later in education industry for over 8 years involved in student services management and support operations management. She has also worked in the medical industry managing training programmes for senior medical professionals. She is a dedicated academic at ERC Institute and lecturers at Advanced Diploma and Bachelor level and is involved in the implementation of e-learning initiatives.

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