27 Feb 2019
The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) has appointed Mr Seah Chin Siong as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Currently CEO of Singapore Pools, Mr Seah will join SIM effective 1 May to helm the SIM Group.
Before working at Singapore Pools, Mr Seah was the founding chief executive of IDA International, a subsidiary of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He led the company in helping public agencies around the world harness infocomm-enabled capabilities to improve their socio-economic situations.
Mr Seah was also formerly managing director of Accenture's Public Service Operating Group for Asia-Pacific and Country Managing Director of Accenture Singapore. His 25-year experience spans across technology, business development, strategy formulation and change management.
SIM as the leading private education and training provider operates under its two brands of SIM Global Education and SIM Professional Development. SIM also birthed SIM University which was renamed to Singapore University of Social Sciences and converted into an autonomous university under the Ministry of Education in 2017. With Mr Seah’s appointment, SIM Group will operate more efficiently as a single enterprise, providing a seamless range of programmes to reach all learners at every stage of his/her learning journey.
Ms Euleen Goh, Chairman of SIM Governing Council, commented on Mr Seah’s appointment, “Mr Seah shares our passion about the role of education in touching and uplifting lives. He is equally engaged in SIM’s social mission to do good by doing well, through offering the best learning journey to enable every of our student to maximise his/her potential for a bright and meaningful future.
His extensive experience will provide the impetus to steer SIM ahead with a renewed relevance and focus to leverage on technology to deliver programmes that enable effective continuous learning and equip workers with lifelong deep skills training.”