Bruce Poh, CEO, ITE Education Services
Educational leaders play a vital role in shaping the success of students and positive outcomes for communities. Society is changing at a rapid pace, creating a need for practical leaders who can innovate new learning methodologies and meet the needs of the changing times. Bruce Poh was the CEO of Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, from 5th Feb 2007 – 1st Feb 2017 before his current appointment as CEO of ITE Education Services (ITEES), an international arm of ITE. As CEO of ITE, he championed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Singapore, impacting the lives of 30,000 youths annually through skills development. His current role entails the promotion and recognition of skills for careers and mobility, and development of human capital through skills in developing countries. Under his leadership, ITEES’ services have meaningfully impacted people and TVET organisations from diverse cultures and nationalities from 29 countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.
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Top 10 Leaders in Education from Singapore - 2023
Educational Leaders: The Change Agents
Singapore’s Education Ecosystem
It is highly appreciated the journey of Singapore to became an economic miracle. Today it is a high income economy with a gross national income of $54,530 per capita and provides one of the world’s most business-friendly regulatory environment for local entrepreneurs and is ranked among the world’s most competitive economies. The above success undoubtedly attributes to the Singapore Government as it considers education as one of the key strategies for nation building and economic growth. To achieve full potential in education for it’s citizens where they are able to make meaningful and active contribution to the economy, the govt. has initiated many value added educational campaigns, sponsors study visits to overseas universities, and began to focus on partnerships, exchange and attracting foreign talent. As per studies, Singapore’s total enrolment from Grades 1 - 12 is about 455,000. The number of school leaders and teachers is about 34,000. The number of para educators providing support is about 7,800. And, the average students-to-teacher ratios at primary, secondary and junior colleges are 15.9, 12.4 and 9.5 respectively.
Pillars of Society
Whether it is a developed economy or developing, when the success of students and positive outcomes for whole families, communities, and society is concerned, educational leadership slips into the frame and play a significant role. As community and society as a whole is flipping constantly, the need for practical minded leaders who can innovate new learning ethics and meet the needs of diverse communities is also skyrocketing. Whether in traditional schools, nonprofit organizations, or large corporations, thoughtful and skillful educational professionals in leadership roles are making difference. In order to construct a strong educational as well as emotional base,which can make a positive difference across the value chain of society, the educational leaders comes forward to collaborate and communicate with diverse communities and also builds partnerships to promote positive outcomes by setting and meeting transformative goals.
In this issue of the CEO Insights Asia magazine, a list of ‘Top 10 Leaders in Education from Singapore - 2023' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Areena Loo, Founder & CEO||Bridge Learning||An executive leader providing ground breaking, cross categorical methodology, assessment and intervention seek to demystify special needs, and the unprecedented amalgamation of mainstream pedagogies with the best of specialized education is set to heighten the industry's standards with real applications|
|Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder & Chairman||Global Schools Foundation||A prominent member of the education industry delivering motivational speeches on leadership, entrepreneurship, life choices and the importance of education|
|Bruce Poh, Chief Executive Officer||ITE Education Services||A business pioneer developing human capital through skill development with forty years of experience working in various sectors and focuses to empower the global economy by empowering youth through innovative and relevant learning methodologies|
|Hozefa Aziz, Chief Executive Officer||Duck Learning||An educational executive helping students develop skills and unlock their true potential experiencing all the aspects by allowing them to learn the way they are wired to learn, develop skills essential for their future and unlocking their potential|
|Jim Livingstone, Founder & Chief Learning Officer||Northpoint||An executive coach and leadership specialist specialising in developing leaders, helping leaders create exceptional value and make a positive difference|
|John Tan, Founder & CEO||Doyobi||An education entrepreneur inspiring kids to become curious, self-directed learners, to become original thinkers, and to lead life with a sense of purpose|
|Michael Klemm, Founder||EdTech Marketplace - Asia||An education professional with extensive experience in international education, employ ability, education technology and entrepreneurship|
|Michelle Lim , Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer||M.A.D. School by Chatsworth||A business owner, social entrepreneur making believe everyone is creative and everyone can be a leader to influence positively and make a difference|
|Rajni Parasher, Principal||Wise Oaks International||A passionate educator cum business leader empowering learners to see the world with a new purpose and mission|
|Will Fan, CEO & Head-School||NewCampus||An educational coach at the intersection of design, education and community skilled in Startups, business strategy, Strategic Partnerships and many|