Jacky Xu

Jacky Xu

Head, Admissions

Jacky Xu is the co-Founder of Leadership and Management Institute. Jacky grew up in Singapore and received an undergraduate degree from Nanyang Technological University and a Master’s degree in Management from Harvard. He is currently pursing his Doctorate in Education with University of Liverpool and is expected to graduate in AY 2018/19. Jacky co-authored several books, including Edu-Hack Series in internship, personal statements and college admission. He is the board member and trustee of several non-profit organisations like Eager Beaver Parent Support Group (Yishun) and Association for Makeup Artist (Singapore). Jacky served his country with distinction, having held several appointments in Command and Staff Office in the 1st Commando Battalion, Singapore Armed Forces.

Tee Meng Tan

Tee Meng Tan

Head, Student Affairs

Tee Meng Tan is the Head of Student Affairs with Leadership and Management Institute. Tee Meng grew up in Singapore and received his Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore, a Masters in Business Administration from the Nanyang Business School, and an Executive Masters of Science in Finance from the City University of New York. Tee Meng brings with him more than 25 years of experience in project management, investment, asset management and business development, the bulk of which involved managing cross-cultural teams and clients in the Asia Pacific region. Tee Meng is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, a member of the Society of Project Managers, Singapore and he also sits on the Advisory Board of Thong Kheng Charitable Institution.

Larry Tan

Larry Tan

VP, Partnerships and Channels

Larry Tan is the Vice-President of Partnerships and Channels with Leadership and Management Institute. Larry grew up in Singapore and received his Diploma in Chemical Process Technology from Singapore Polytechnic. Besides holding an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, Larry is also the CEO of Respire Pte. Ltd., a Director Consultant of Business Network International (BNI), and the founder of Click Dolphin LLP. He specializes in customized web solutions with expertise in multi-channel marketing automation, serving big corporations like SMRT and City Chain. In the military, Larry currently holds the rank of a Major, where his contribution as the Deputy Commanding Officer of Air Base Sustainment Squadron in the Republic of Singapore Air Force involves significant complex decision-making in planning and executing military operations. Larry was also the founding president of the largest and most recognized BNI Chapter in Singapore, Synergy Chapter.

Kin Ng

Kin Ng

Senior Academic Advisor

Kin Ng is an elected Thought Leader in Leadership and Management Institute. Kin grew up in Singapore and received an undergraduate degree from New York University. He is currently pursing his Master degree of Management from Harvard University and is expected to graduate in AY 18/19. Besides holding an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, Kin is also an alumnus of Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, Singapore. Kin is the Founding President of Radiant Owl Consultancy and Services Pte. Ltd., and was also from Board member and Chief Operations Officer of an for-profit Higher Education Institution that is listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and won several national and international award as a coach, trainer, and speaker on powerful communication skills. Kin is a frequent guest speaker for live 9.38FM, the Straits Times and holds directorship position in several non-profit entities, including Toastmaster District 80 Area.

Oscar V. Redondo

Oscar V. Redondo

Head, Digital Media and Production

Oscar is the Head of Digital Media and Production of Leadership And Management Institute. Oscar grew up in Spain and received his diploma from Escuela Superior de Comunicación, a design and communications graduate school in Madrid, Spain. Oscar served his country with distinction, having graduated as a Black Beret from the Brigada Paracaidista, one of the Polyvalent Brigades of the Land Force of the Spanish Army and part of the quintessential elite units of the Spanish Army that is along with the Spanish Legion. Prior to LMI, he held several key appointments in multi-national firms, including ESPN (Madrid, Spain), Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (Madrid, Spain), and Media Network (Lima, Peru). Oscar has participated in several high profile international media works, including leading the Spanish Media Team as the Technical Manager Beijing Olympics 2008, and the Technical Director for Virtual Stage Design and Development in Lima.

Richard Wan

Richard Wan

Head, Facilities management

Richard Wan is the Facility Manager with Leadership and Management Institute. Richard grew up in Singapore and has decades of facility management experience having worked all around Asia. Before joining LMI, Richard was the General Manager of Golden Gate Construction Pte Ltd, a project management and construction company. Prior to that, Richard was the General Manager of TTS Chana Auto Pte Ltd, a service center for automobile for almost half a decade. Richard was also a senior executive for more than 25 years with Comfort Transport Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Comfort Delgro Corporation, one of the world's largest private transport operators. All in all, Richard brings with him more than 30 years of facilities management, renovation and service experience, both in Singapore and across Asia.

Esther Van De Vosse

Esther Van De Vosse

STEM, thought leader

Esther Van De Vosse is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from Leiden University. As a biomedical scientist, she has more than 16 years of experience in the fields of molecular biology and immunology. Esther is also the founder of EV Science Consultant, a small medical writing and manuscript editing consultancy firm. Academically, she has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and held various research positions in the USA and the Netherlands, lastly as an assistant professor. She enjoys writing, and held a position as associate editor for one of the BioMed Central journals.

bob zheng

bob zheng

STEM, thought leader

Bob Zheng is an elected Thought Leader of Leadership And Management Institute. Bob grew up in China, Fujian and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. Prior to that, he obtained his Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. Bob brings with him more than 15 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Genetics, Industrial Automation, Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Telecommunications. His key interest in programming includes MATLAB, Java, C/C++, R language and Linux. Bob has more than 15 publications in international journals such as Schizophrenia Research, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, American Journal of Medical Genetics and Public Library of Science One.

PATRICIA VLAD

PATRICIA VLAD

STEM, thought leader

Patricia Vlad is an elected Thought Leader of Leadership and Management Institute. Patricia grew up in Romania and received both her undergraduate degree and Masters from Cambridge University. She is currently a lead Mathematics Instructor with a top international school in Singapore. Before this, she was the Head of Operations and Tutor at Carfax Education, Dubai, where she ran a multi-million education enterprise. She was also listed in the Forbes Lists of The Brightest 30 Young Romanians Under 30. During her free time, she enjoys travelling and good street food from all over the world.

Pietro Grandinetti

Pietro Grandinetti

STEM, thought leader

Pietro Grandinetti  is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Automation Engineering from the Technology Institute of Grenoble. Prior to that, he received his Master in Automation Engineering and his Bachelor in Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria. Fluent in English, French and Italian, he enjoys doing research and development work for Data Science, Optimization and Machine Learning.

Leonard Haberman

Leonard Haberman

STEM, thought leader

Leonard Haberman is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University and Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from University of Minnesota. He also completed his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas - Austin. As a research scientist with a global petroleum company, he has more than a quarter century of experience in the fields of petrochemical and chemistry. His key interest are in new business development, market analysis, sales, organic synthesis, solvent design, organometallic synthesis and catalysis, designing oil and gas drilling products, technical service and cleaning product formulation.

Jason Murcko

Jason Murcko

STEM, Thought leader

Jason Murcko is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to that, he earned his Masters in Mathematics from the same university and a Bachelor in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College. Jason is a quantitative analyst, with special interest in differentiation of Besov Spaces, Cesaro Limit of Perturbed Markov chain. Jason also have many year of experience with Python, R and SQL among other programming language.

Ivanka Nikolova

Ivanka Nikolova

STEM, thought leader

Ivanka Nikolova is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Analysis from Plovdiv University. Prior to that, she obtained her both her Master in Energetics and Electrical Engineering and Master in Applied Mathematics from Technical University. She also holds two Bachelor degree, a Bachelor in Marketing and Bachelor in Applied Mathematics from Plovdiv University. Ivanka previously held teaching appointments as an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics from Plovdiv University. She is also a multilingual, having the ability to speak in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Bulgarian.

Ulysses Labilles

Ulysses Labilles

STEM, thought leader

Ulysses Labilles is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health with particular emphasis in epidemiology from Walden University. Prior to that, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Centro Escolar University. Moreover, he has led several groundbreaking evidence-based studies, strengthening his background in Applied Public Health Epidemiology. His metatheory on Unified Paradigm of Cancer Causation (UPCC) was registered for copyright protection, not only has the promised in standardizing guidelines in the investigation of cancer development and economic burden, but also can be applied to other population health issues using its environment-genetic interaction context. Dr. Labilles main interest is in pathopoiesis mechanism of environmental, genetic, biodemographic, behavioral risk factors in cancer development.

Evangelos Nikolados

Evangelos Nikolados

STEM, thought leader

Evangelos-Marios Nikolados is an elected Thought Leader with Leadership and Management Institute. Evangelos grew up in Greece and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University with a field of study in Biology (cum laude). He is currently pursing his Master of Research in Systems and Synthetic Biology with Imperial College London and is expected to graduate in September 2018. Evangelos has won several awards which include the ASL Phi Beta Honor Society, Konstantinos Naslas Scholarship ($20,000), Union of Masters and Mates of the Greek Merchant Marine Scholarship for Academic Excellence, State Scholarship Foundation for Academic Excellence and Eurobank Best Entry Exams to Higher Education Institutions Scholarship.Evangelos’s key interest is in bioinformatics, molecular biology and genetics. He served as a TA with the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics in Democritus University of Thrace and he is currently an academic coach with Quickhelp Inc.

Senad Lekpek

Senad Lekpek

Business, Thought leader

Senad Lekpek is an elected Thought Leader of Leadership And Management Institute. Senad received his Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from Ozyegin University. Prior to that, he obtained his Master in Banking, Finance and Business Management from University of Turin, and Bachelor in Banking from Belgrade Banking Academy. Senad has worked in the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and Joint Research Center of European Commission. His key interest are in financing and innovation of EU firms, recovery and sustainable growth and the role of volatility in stock markets.

Bridget Franciscovich

Bridget Franciscovich

Thought leader

Bridget Franciscovich is an elected Thought Leader with Leadership and Management Institute. Bridget has 5 years of teaching and lecturing experience, and her most recent teaching appointments were in Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, NHTI Concord's Community College and Nashua Community College. Bridget is an expert in social media and digital marketing, and she currently sits on the board of Brew NH and owns the digital marketing firm, Localed Technology. Bridget graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor degree in International Business and Master of Science in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

Patrick Zimmerman

Patrick Zimmerman

Critical Thinking, thought leader

Patrick Zimmerman, is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in History from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that, he obtained his Master of Arts in Social and Cultural History from the same university and Bachelor’s degrees in European History and Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the co‐founder of the data journalism and research website Principally Uncertain and previously held teaching appointments at Carnegie Mellon University. His key research interests are in Digital History and the role of Social Media in politics, Minority Language Politics, Nationalism and Regionalism, and the History of the European Left.

Alan Tham

Alan Tham

STEM, Thought Leader

Alan Tham is an elected Thought Leader in Leadership and Management Institute. Alan grew up in Singapore and received both his undergraduate and Masters degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Alan also has a Masters in System Design and Management from MIT. Alan was awarded Singapore Government’s Public Service Commission Scholarship in 1999 and started his career early as a Defence Analyst with the Ministry of Defence Singapore. In the military, he currently holds the rank of a Major, where his contribution involves significant complex decision-making within the artillery unit in the 9th Division, Singapore Armed Forces. Alan is the founder and director of a cyber security consulting firm that involves in designing frameworks for cyber security systems for the Singapore Government and its statutory boards.

Taylor Cassidy

Taylor Cassidy

STEM, THOUGHT LEADER

Taylor Cassidy is an elected Thought Leader of Leadership And Management Institute. Taylor received his Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics from the City University of New York. Prior to that, he obtained his Bachelor in Science and Arts from Lehigh University, United States of America. Taylor brings with him in depth experience in Natural Language Processing systems, where his research interest includes named entity and event extraction and linking, extraction of facts and temporal information from text, data mining, and human-robot communication. He was appointed as a research scientist by the US Army after his post-doctoral fellowship with IBM TJ Watson Research Center. He has also held research positions in several organisations, including Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.

Gundeep Bindra

Gundeep Bindra

STEM, thought leader

Gundeep Bindra is an elected Thought Leader of Leadership and Management Institute. Gundeep grew up in India and received an undergraduate degree from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science with specialization in Security from Columbia University. He is currently pursing his Masters in with Harvard University and is expected to graduate in AY 2018/19. Besides working for Microsoft as part of the international security team in Seattle, Gundeep is an expert on hacking and has been giving workshops and talks in top universities, colleges and international schools in India, Australia, Thailand and the United States. He helps to train cyber technology officers working in the government sector as a highly sought after instructor with the Central Bureau of Investigation Officers in India, the equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

Vadim Subbotin

Vadim Subbotin

Critical Thinking, thought leader

Vadim Subbotin is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Sciences and his Master in Psychology from Saratov University. He has held various academic positions, having taught in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Sciences and Pedagogical University. In his free time, he enjoys writing science articles on psychology, personnel management, and developing new human resource technique.

Andy Chang

Andy Chang

STEM, Thought Leader

Andy Chang is an elected Thought Leader in Leadership and Management Institute. Andy grew up in Singapore and received an undergraduate degree from Nanyang Technological University. Andy is a true-blue entrepreneur in education who has groomed many successful individuals in his education journey. Andy is the co-founder and master trainer in his own education centres, where he accumulated vast experience in training and coaching over the years. Andy is a very much sought after Mathematics and Science figure in the Primary and Secondary education industry, having given several keynote speeches on instructional design and education pedegogy. Besides enriching minds of the young, Andy also takes care of tummies - he is director and co-founder of various successful food establishments.

Oleg Taganov

Oleg Taganov

Thought leader

Oleg Taganov is an elected Thought Leader of the Leadership and Management Institute. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Musical Theory and History from Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music. Prior to that, he obtained his Master of Arts in Composition, Theory and History of Music from Odessa State Conservatoire A Nezhadanova. His key interest are on the features of the psychological perception of the musical works soundscapes, history of music and composition.