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ORGANISATIONAL CHART

CORPORATE PROFILE

Established in 2003, ERC Institute (ERCI) has gained significant recognition as an Institute that truly cares about our students’ education. We aim to equip students with the most relevant knowledge, applicable skills and the right attitude to help each student to achieve their highest potential. ERCI has strived to create an environment that encourages our students to be critical thinkers, innovative problem solvers and implementers of robust ideas by riding on the next wave of future business trends and technological developments.

ERCI’s DNA is always focused on getting our students equipped for the real-life corporate world. As a result, we collaborated with our corporate partners, allowing our students to participate and act as employees in a real-world corporate project in a simulation environment. Students are required to apply all they’ve learned in class to solve a real-life-company’s problem by coming up with well-planned research and report. These initiatives are the two-way learning model, linking real world and the classroom. Initiatives such as Enhanced Capstone Project, Industry Guest Speaker Sessions, Corporate Partners to showcase/simulate unparallel real world working experience and unmatched outcome in employment world.

ERCI is an EduTrust Certified Private Education Institute in Singapore with the license to offer External Degree Programmes awarded by Overseas University Partners. ERCI currently offers Certificates, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors, and Masters. We offer quality academic courses in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Management, Accounting and Finance, International Business, Tourism and Hospitality, Aeronautics and Aviation. Currently ERCI is in partnership with University of Chichester, UK, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA and continues to expand our product offerings. CLICK HERE to checkout all the available programmes.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of DiDi Investments Inc, a Japanese Investment Holding Company with strong links to various education institutions around the globe including Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) and various other educational institutions. It has enabled us to think beyond the shores of Singapore in delivering our educational programmes.

DiDi’s expanding network of global education institutions coupled with the cutting edge education technologies from some of their portfolio companies has provided us the platform to not only globalize our product offerings but more significantly to expand our student base and ERCI’s network of partner universities beyond the ASEAN region.

We encourage you to explore ERCI and find out more about what we can do for your educational and career goals.

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.

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Associate Professor Alan Go

Research and Academic Quality Director

Mr. Goh Jon Keat

Academic Director

Charlie Tay Chor Ter

Dr. Tay Chor Ter

External Member

Mr. Bala Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer

Ms. Michelle tan

Lecturer

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.

Associate Professor Alan Go

Research and Academic Quality Director

Dr. Tay Chor Ter

Chairman, External Member

Mr. Daniel Ong Siow Peng

External Member

Mr. Bala Subramaniam

Head of UOG & Senior 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  adjunct lecturers, in addition to  full-time lecturers.

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

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. 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.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Ms. Michelle Tan

Lecturer

Full-Time

 

1. Executive Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and HR Management
2. Master in Counselling

   1. City University of New York
   2. Monash University

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle is multilingual and is a trained psychologist, counselor and life coach. She has worked with several MNCs and SMEs in Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore. Having spent a decade overseas, Michelle is culturally sensitive and has particular interests in global initiatives. When relaxing, Michelle loves travelling to new places and meeting friendly and harmless strangers.

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.

Ms. Yen Ong
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 Chief Executive Officer of ERC Institute sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.

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