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Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs (Singapore)

Education

  • Cambridge University (M Phil, Chinese Studies)
  • Oxford University (MA, BA (Hons), Modern History)

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • World Culture
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Academic experience 

  • Several years of study of the Chinese language and modern Chinese economics 
  • A year at Peking University which included academic study at its renowned China Center for Economic Research, as part of his Cambridge University M Phil in Chinese Studies 
  • Eight years as a Museum Docent through numerous exhibitions at various museums and galleries in Singapore, including the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Singapore Art Museum and the Singapore History Museum (now National Museum)  

Corporate experience

  • Editor-in-chief of travel magazine Insight Guides (publishers of the largest collection of visual travel guide books in the world) 
  • Director of e-Business for the international luxury resort chain Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. In charge of the group's online marketing, website development and e-sales worldwide

Awards & recognition

  • Recognized with 25 web awards for the Banyan Tree Group websites 
  • Pioneer work in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through the conceptualisation and development of a ‘Green Imperative’ website, which won the following awards: 
    • 'World's Leading Responsible Tourism Site' at the World Travel Awards
    • Best Responsible Tourism Site’ at the TravelMole Travel and Tourism Web Awards, UK