Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd Board of Directors

Dr Eric Kuan Choon Hock
Management Development Institute of Singapore

Dr Eric Kuan is the President of MDIS. He joined MDIS in 1979 and has served in various positions. He was elected as President in 1990. He is currently an Education and Training Consultant.

He holds a Master of Arts in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster (UK), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (FCIM). He is Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), a certification that is awarded by the American Production & Inventory Control Society.

He was awarded the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of Commercial Science’ by Oklahoma City University (USA), in 1999 for his contributions to the field of management education and the growth of MDIS. In November 2006, Dr Kuan was conferred the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of the University’ by the University of Bradford (UK), for his commitment to the development of management, education and training in Singapore and, in particular, for his significant contributions to MDIS.

He has held senior management positions in Manufacturing, Materials & Logistics Management, and Sales & Marketing in British, American, and Singapore-based multi-national companies.

Mr Chua Chen How
Management Development Institute of Singapore

Mr Chua Chen How is the MDIS Vice-President, and Managing Director of FP Holding Pte Ltd. He has a wide range of experience in the paper distribution business and property development, and has actualised his skills, knowledge and expertise to support the numerous developments of the institute.

Mr Chua joined MDIS as a Council Member in 1990. Since then, he has served in various positions within the Governing Council and contributed immensely to the success of MDIS.

In his current capacity as MDIS Vice-President and Chairman of the MDIS Property Sub-committee, he has been instrumental in the development of the student hostel and the S$40 million upgrading project in increasing the capacity of the existing campus. He is also Chairman of the Finance Sub-Committee as well as member of the Administration, Technology, Investment and Sales & Marketing Sub-Committees.

Mr Chua continues to lend his support to the regional expansion plans of MDIS and is committed to the development of the MDIS Malaysia campus in Iskandar, Johor and MDIS Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

Mr Shareef Bin Abdul Jaffar
Management Development Institute of Singapore

Mr Shareef Bin Abdul Jaffar is the Secretary-General of MDIS and he is the General Manager of the Singapore Recreation Club during its developmental years and was instrumental in helping the club raised S$92 million for the re-development of the clubhouse within a record time frame.  He is also the Chairman of TCC Credit Cooperative Ltd, Assistant Secretary for the SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home and the Director of the Secureguard Security Service Co-operative Ltd.

He joined MDIS as a Council Member in 2006.  Since then, he has served in various positions within the Governing Council and contributed immensely to the success of MDIS.  Besides lending his support to MDIS and its regional expansion plans in MDIS Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he is also one of the appointed Directors for MDIS subsidiary, Service Quality Centre (SQ Centre) and SQ Centre had performed well since MDIS acquisition in 2014.

He is also a Consultant with more than 27 years of experience in his field. He currently manages his own consulting firm, Training Concepts Pte Ltd, which undertake training and development assignments and project in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.  His company has been engaged by many large MNC and governmental agencies, such as BEACONS, NOKIA Concept Stores, Inwent, an organisation funded by the German Government, Staff Development and Inspectorate Division of the Singapore Police Force, etc., to provide consulting services, design training interventions for the organisation, train the trainers to deliver the programmes and conduct training needs analysis.

He received his Master of Science in Strategic Planning from Edinburgh Business School with specialisms in Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Alliances and Partnerships, Strategic Risk Management, Strategic Negotiation, Competitive Strategy, Corporate Governance, Project Management and Strategy Implementation.  He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a Certified Assessor in Quality Management Systems.

In the year 2008, he was awarded the Pingkat Bakti Setia (Polis) for 25 years of meritorious service by the President of Singapore for his dedicated service as a Superintendent (NS) in the Singapore Police Force, Ministry of Home Affairs.