Ong Teong Wan’s 50-year professional career progressed from educational institution, production floor, corporate office, professional institution to boardroom.
He was with the Singapore Education Service for 12 years; his last appointment was on secondment from the Teachers’ Training College as Professional Staff Member to SEAMEO (Innotech), then based in Singapore.
He worked another 12 years with US MNC’s as Area Training Manager of National Semi-Conductor (SEA) and Group Director (Human Resources) of the Union Carbide Group of Companies in Singapore.
He pioneered Corporate Training and Consultancy for the Singapore Institute of Management as Principal Consultant and later as Consulting Partner from 1984 to 2010, gaining and contributing much experience with US, Japanese and European MNC’s, Government Ministries, Statutory Boards, International Organisations such as ILO and WHO and Small and Medium Enterprises.
He has been invited to serve as a Board Member of the Economic Development Board and National Productivity Board in Singapore. He has also been a pioneer President and Advisor of the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA) and is designated a Fellow of the Singapore Human Resource Institute for eminence in his field. He was accorded a Friend of Labour Award by the National Trades Union Congress for his contributions to the labour movement in Singapore.
He sits as Independent Director on 2 listed companies on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange, chairing and serving on the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees of Lion Teck Chiang Ltd and Vicom Ltd. He is a Lead Independent Director of Lion Teck Chiang Ltd.
He is currently in his fourth career as Chairman and Managing Consultant of ManagementWise(International) Pte Ltd. It was incorporated in 2010 to provide organizational consulting, collective training and individual coaching services for enterprises and organizations to implement a people-centered Results Management System to foster a work culture of continuous improvement. His team of Consulting Partners and Certified Facilitators for the human side of enterprise productivity is drawn from newly-retired C-suite Executives from various corporate functions. He is a Certified Senior Practising Managing Consultant of the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Council (SBACC) and has been Keynote as well as Plenary Session Speaker in various regional and national conferences.
He graduated in Economics and Geography in 1960 at the University of Singapore where he also obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Education and subsequently a post-graduate specialist qualification in the Training of Teachers from the University of Oxford, UK. He also graduated with an IBEAR MBA (International Business) from the University of Southern California, USA.
He is author of: Results Management published by John Wiley 2010 which has been translated into Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia: Manajemen Hasil in 2011.