Teng Cheong Thye
Mr. Teng has had 18 years of experience in the fund management industry investing in the stock markets of the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan. He worked in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) as an equity portfolio manager from January 1995 to September 2012. Before he retired from GIC in September 2012, he was a Senior Vice President in the Equities Department. He has held senior positions such as:
- Head, China equities investment team (April 2011 – Sept 2012)
- Head, Taiwan equities investment team (April 2005 – April 2011)
- Chief Representative GIC, Tokyo (June 2000 – April 2005)
Before joining GIC, Mr. Teng worked in the civil service as a member of the elite Administrative Service of the Singapore Government. While in the government, he held senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1995 such as First Secretary in the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo and Head of the Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia Division. Mr. Teng graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from Hitotsubashi University in Japan on a Singapore government scholarship. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese. He is married ,with two children.
Chia Tuck Keong
Mr Chia is the founding Director and Managing Director of SDH Institute. Before 2007, Mr Chia was in the elite Singapore Administrative Service serving at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The varied assignments during his 15 years with the Foreign Ministry included:
- First Secretary in the Singapore Embassy in Beijing;
- Deputy Director of Policy, Planning and Analysis Directorate III;
- Director of Corporate Affairs;Director of Human Resource;
- Director of East Asia Directorate;
- Consul General of Singapore to Shanghai;
- Director of ASEAN Chairmanship Taskforce;
Mr Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Japan on a Singapore government scholarship and earned a Master of Management from the Peking University, China, under the Singapore China Foundation Premier Scholarship.
Ms Victorina Loria, Principal
As the Principal of Temasek International Preschool, Ms Loria brings with her 30 years of illustrious working experience in the education sector.
Her experience is also very broad, ranging from preschool teacher, school administrator to principal of preschool, grade school and high school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Philippine Women’s University and has completed the Master of Education in Education Management programme from the Philippine Normal University.
She specialises in preschool education and has undergone special training on handling children with special needs.