16th Nov 2022, Singapore – Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS), announced on 15th November 2022 the appointment of Dr Steven Chua, as its Chief Executive Officer.
“ Dr Steven Chua came to EAIM with 30 years’ experience and expertise in the hospitality and tourism industry. His forte in grooming and developing talents for the industry came to the fore when he was with Temasek Polytechnic and SHATEC. As its pioneer academic team in Temasek for Hospitality & Tourism, he was a core member in its curriculum design & development, assessment and practicum modules. As the CEO at SHATEC he was instrumental in the renewal of the SHATEC’s brand and programme offerings. “ said Dr Andrew Chua, Chairman of TMIS
In the last three decades Dr Steven Chua has built a rewarding career in the hospitality and tourism industries. Past industry appointments with listed corporations have included board chair, directorships, and “C-suites” assignments.
Milestones in Dr Steven Chua’s career include senior leadership roles with Singapore’s Sentosa Development Corporation (a statutory board that manages Sentosa island resort), Singapore Sports Hub (the largest Public-Private Partnership in the world of a sporting nature), SATS Country Foods, Ponte 16 Casino Resort in Macau, Dhensa Boutique Resorts in the Kingdom of Bhutan, China’s Pearl River Delta Zhuhai Wanshan Marine Development Zone.
In the domain of talent capital development, he was part of the pioneer academic team that designed and developed the curriculum and assessment for the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management at Temasek Polytechnic. In his tenure at Sentosa Development Corporation, he led in the development of Tourism Academy @ Sentosa to upgrade visitor experience on the resort. As well, Dr Steven Chua was President & CEO of SHATEC, and established SHATEC Institutes Macau.
Dr Steven Chua read Management, Sociology and Asia Pacific Studies at the Universities of Massachusetts, Surrey and Leeds, respectively. As well, he has completed executive programs at Cornell University and École hôtelière de Lausanne
“ We are pleased to welcome Dr Steven Chua as the new chief executive officer for TMIS “ said Dr Andrew Chua.
About Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
The Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) was established in 1987 to upgrade the professionalism, service and productivity of the travel and tourism industry. Over the years, TMIS has evolved to become a notable training provider that provides industry related training and skills upgrading for those who aspire to join the travel and tourism industry.
With more than 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, TMIS is well-equipped to provide training for international students and staff of the travel industry. To ensure our continuing value and relevance, TMIS had adopted regional perspective in our strategic goals and established ourselves as a notable tourism training institute in the region.