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Dr. James Law

Founder and ex-Chairman of TED Human Resource Development Group of Learning Centres (TED HRDC), James' focus in his life long career is on bilingual education in management. Trained initially as an International Accountant in U.K. he graduated from University of Aston in Birmingham with the degrees of Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration from Si Tanka Huron University and Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development from George Washington University, US. Prior to that, he earned his Diploma in Industrial Management from the Institution of Industrial Managers at Cornwall Technical College and Fellowship of Association of International Accountants. He is a visiting Scholar of Peking University.

He began his career with the then Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), now SIM University, and then joined the then Bank of America as the Country Training Manager. James moved over to the then National Productivity Board (NPB) as a Senior Trainer and was the first batch of senior officers from NPB to be sent to the Japan Productivity Centre for the productivity improvement training program under the sponsorship of the Singapore Government and Japan International Cooperation Agency. He has designed, developed, conducted and presented numerous training and organization development programs for a diverse range of clients including universities, management centers, government ministries and international enterprises in the areas of leadership development, management skills and productivity improvement.

Armed with this diverse and myriad exposure in human resource development, he founded TED HRDC and TED Huaxia School of Management, in Singapore in 1988. Under his expert guidance and leadership these organizations developed a series of professional management courses that integrate Western management techniques with the Eastern philosophy of life. These courses have attracted participation from hundreds of senior managers and officials from Singapore, Malaysia and China. James further extended the reach of his ideas by founding the Huaxia Management Institute of Beijing in 1994, the first foreign private organization to be given approval by the government of China to jointly conduct and offer management courses in the People's Republic of China.

James is one of the first to introduce UK professional diploma courses to China, namely Society of Business Practitioners and Managing and Marketing Sales Association, and also the first to introduce China university courses to be conducted in Singapore by distance learning, namely MBA from Shanghai Jiaotong University and MA in Chinese Language from Jinan University.

To further enhance the standing of TED HRDC, James in 2004 teamed with former Executive Directors of SIM Professor You Poh Seng and Dr. Tam Jing Hee through Cornerstone Group, comprising of Cornerstone Training Centre, Cornerstone Business School and Chartered Institute of Marketing Accredited Study Centre. The strategy of this move is to leverage on Cornerstone's tertiary level learning programs which include Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University and MSc in Design from University of New South Wales.

Having been successful in managing TED HRDC, James promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship by founding the Society of Business Practitioners (Singapore) and served as its first President. He has also served as Vice President of Asian Regional Training and Development Organizations and Council Member of Singapore Professional Centre.

In view of his contributions to education, James has been conferred with many citations and awards. California Southern University conferred on him Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa). He is the Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Academy of Entrepreneurial Management UK. For many years, James was also a Certified Assessor of the Institute of Supervisory Management UK and served as external examiner for a number of universities. In 2004, James was nominated by the Who's Who in the Education of Overseas Chinese by People's Daily in Beijing.

In 2008, James retired from the active operations of the Group after successfully reorganizing the group as Human Capital Educational Group. He remains as Coach and Mentor. In the same year, he was appointed as Vice President of The China International Economic Cooperation Society of the Ministry of Commerce of The People's Republic of China.

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Prof. Dr. Kassey Kalleichelven

Prof. Dr. Kassey Kalleichelven who sits in the Charisma University's Board of Governance/Directors as a Vice-Chairman, graduated with a double doctorate, Doctor (PhD) of Philosophy in Business Administration (DBA) with Universidad Impresarial de Costa Rica (UNEM) and a dual MBA in Casino Management and Leisure & Tourism Management with European University, Switzerland. His first degree was with Loughborough University, UK and graduated with a second upper class honours in Business Studies.

Prof. Dr. Kassey delivers lectures at Vatel International Business School, Gloustershere and Birmingham Universities' programs in Singapore. His expert's areas includes the Hospitality, Construction, Business and Tourism industry. Dr. Kassey is a senior lecturer in many other private universities and schools in the Asian region too.

Prof. Dr. Kassey is also an Exam and Academic Boards member of a few private institutions, like GSTM and TEC International (Singapore)

He is a Life-Coach who holds 28 years of industry experience, specializing in managing people, thriving for a balance in lifestyle, image of individuals and corporate, managing an interview, Fitness and Nutrition and Customer Service/Relationship management. His corporate expertise and experience in Service Quality and Marketing/Sales, coupled with his excellent Customer Relations, had also won him numerous National Awards (Singapore), like the EXSA STAR Awards twice in 2005 and 2008 and the National Courtesy "Transport Gold" Awards twice, 2000 and 2007.

After winning the National Mr. Manhunt Singapore 2000 title, Prof. Dr. Kassey started conducting Personal Grooming training and workshops upon invitation. He sits in major beauty pageant/contest judging panels, both locally and internationally too. To name some, Miss Singapore World, Mrs Singapore, Miss India Singapore, Miss Chinatown and Manhunt Singapore.

He is a certified Workforce Development Authority (WDA) trainer and has completed the Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (Full ACTA certification). He is also a Training and Development Consultant at many Tourism attractions in Singapore and Indonesia, namely, Sentosa 4D AdventureLand (SENTOSA).

Prof. Dr. Kassey is also a qualified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer from The Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness Inc. (FISAF). The former National Youth Soccer International, started training clients and has, till today, trained and helped hundreds to looking healthy, fit and good.

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Dr. Andy Ng

President & Founder –
Infoera Academy; Malaysia
Interglobal Academy; Malaysia
Global Merit Management Ltd; Hong Kong

Director -
Austpro Properties ; Australia
Austpro Migration Advisory, Australia

Executive Editor -
Journal of Global Merit Management

Visiting Researcher -
Global Merit Management Research Institute, USA

Dr. Andy Ng, aged 52 graduated with an Honour degree in Electronic Engineering in 1988 from University of Science Malaysia (USM). He started his career as Engineer with INTEL Malaysia. He spent a solid 15 years in manufacturing industry where he held several positions from Engineer, Executive, Manager, General Manager and CEO. His area of responsibilities included Production, Engineering, Quality, Planning, Business Development and Corporate Development. In 2007, Andy graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Society of Business Practitioners, UK. In 2009, he completed his Master of Education from Tarlac State University, Philippine and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Management with Bulacan State University, Philippine in 2012. He was also awarded with the Honorary Doctorate from International American University, LA and Fellowship of Society of Business Practitioners, UK.

Dr Andy Ng ventured into education field in 2002 where he founded INFOERA ACADEMY, an academy approved by Malaysia Human Resources Ministry. His academy had trained more than 3,000 students and has been a reliable source of skills worker to the manufacturing industry in Malaysia. Today, Dr Andy Ng is still the President of this academy though he does not oversee day to day operations anymore.

In 2003, Dr Andy Ng brought with him some international training programs to Vietnam where he has introduced to the Vietnamese students several programs that suit their needs and budget. He has brought into Vietnam programs from Diploma, Adv Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate. He has co-operation experience with some Vietnamese universities and colleges. He is currently the advisory board chairman of International School of Dai Nam University, advisor of Centre of International Education-Foreign Trade University, Indo China College, Dong Nai Technology University, Hanoi Banking and Finance University and Western Australia School, HCMC.

Besides Vietnam and Malaysia, Dr Andy Ng also served as Consultant and Advisor to some colleges in Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore.

Dr Andy Ng founded Western Australia College International in 2009 located in Perth, Australia. Western Australia College International is a Registered Training Organization accredited by Training and Accreditation Council, Government of Western Australia and the qualifications awarded are national recognized. He is currently the advisor of the college.

Currently, Dr Andy Ng is representing or co-operating with the following institutions for various programs:

1. Society of Business Practitioners, UK
2. City University College of Science and Technology, Malaysia
3. Twintech International University College of Technology, Malaysia
4. SPACE, University Technology Malaysia (UTM)
5. Asia e University, Malaysia
6. Spectrum International College, Malaysia
7. SBP Academia Singapore
8. International American University
9. Open University of Malaysia
10. Melaka Technology University, Malaysia
11. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University, Malaysia
12. Horizons University, France

Prof. Dr. Ian Mackechnie

Ian Mackechnie has been involved in undergraduate and post graduate studies in a number of international universities for over twenty years, including institutions of higher learning in the UK, the USA, Europe, China, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Doctor Mackechnie has also been deeply involved in the supervision of doctoral candidates, and teaching in graduate seminars.

Prior to entering academic life, Ian Mackechnie was working in senior management positions in a variety of companies and industries within Australia.

His area of research interest is in the areas of moral theory and business ethics. He currently has a book pending for publication in the area of the moral theory of the famous economist and political philosopher, Adam Smith.

Ian Mackechnie holds a Ph.D. in Business Management from Bulacan State University, a Master of Commerce from the University of Southern Queensland, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, and an Advanced Diploma in Business (Accounting) from the Box Hill College. He also is an appointed Adjunct Professor with Bulacan State University.

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