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 in the MDIS Governing Council. He was elected as President in 1992, and also serves as the Chairman of the MDIS Education and Training Sub-Committee.


As an advocate of lifelong learning, Dr Kuan has acquired several postgraduate qualifications, over the years.   He holds a Master of Arts in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster (UK), a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of York (UK), a Master of Arts in Education (Merit) from the University of Nottingham (UK), a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a Master of Science in Global Public Health (Merit) from the Queen Mary University of London (UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, and a Distinguished Fellow of MDIS. 


Dr Kuan has passed the professional examinations of the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) and attained the award of the prestigious Certified Production & Inventory Management (CPIM). His areas of expertise include Strategic Management, Operations & Production Management, Project Management, Logistic Management, and Marketing.


His professional career experience includes holding senior management positions in manufacturing, materials & logistics management, as well as sales & marketing functions in British, American and Singapore-based multinational companies. 


As an education and training consultant, he is actively involved in marketing education programmes internationally. He has conducted numerous seminars, workshops and previews as well as business activities in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.


For his outstanding contributions to the field of management education in Singapore and the region, and in particular for his significant contributions to MDIS, he was conferred the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of Commercial Science’ by the Oklahoma City University in 1999, the Honorary ‘Doctor of the University’ by University of Bradford in 2005 and the Honorary ‘Doctor of Business Administration’ by the University of Sunderland in 2015. 


Dr Kuan was also awarded the prestigious ‘Teaching Fellow’ by Bangor University in 2018.

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 and was appointed as Vice-President in June 2015. 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 & Technology Subcommittee, 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, as well as the technological upgrades of the institute. He is also Chairman of the Finance & Investment Subcommittee as well as a member of the Administration and Sales & Marketing Subcommittees.

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 currently an Education and Training Consultant with Training Concepts (US) Pte Ltd .  He is also the Chairman of TCC Credit Cooperative Ltd 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.