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Welcome to Orita Sinclair! The school that focuses on teaching and nurturing the love for design and music, in order to develop a vibrant creative industry and cultural landscape.

For more than a decade, Orita Sinclair has been offering industry-oriented courses that provide the theoretical and practical foundation for students to successfully meet the demands and challenges of the design and music industries. At the same time, we also seek to be a place that nurtures individual creativity, innovation and critical thinking. In other words, your education at Orita Sinclair will be one that teaches you how to be a trendsetter.

At Orita Sinclair, you will be given the opportunity to learn and share ideas with dedicated practitioners. They are well-experienced educators and active contributors to their fields of expertise.

“I am confident that you will enjoy studying in Orita Sinclair and find your time spent with us a fulfilling and rewarding experience.”

Foo See Meng

CEO & Principal

Board of DirectorsFrom Right to Left

Our Board of Directors consist of outstanding and distinguished captains of industry with decades of experience who are passionate about education and contributing their unique expertise to build a premier institution.

Mr Tan Hup Foi, BBM, PBMChairman

Former Council Chairman of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and former member of Board of Governor of the Institute of Technical Education. He also has vast experience in the transport industry having been the CEO of Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd from 1994 to 2005 and also the Deputy President of SMRT Corporation Ltd from 2003 to 2005.

Mr Koh Soo Keong, BBM, PBMDirector

Currently the Managing Director of Ecosave Pte Ltd, Mr. Koh was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Toll Asia Pte Ltd. He was the Chairman of Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore and is a board member of three other public-listed companies.

Mr Tay Eng Hoe, PBM Director

Founder of ECS Group and has more than 25 years experience in the IT business. He was Executive Chairman of ECS Holdings Limited, a public-listed company in Singapore, and Chairman of VST Holdings Limited, a public-listed company in Hong Kong.

Mr Foo See Meng, PPA CEO & Principal

Served in Ngee Ann Polytechnic for over 30 years and was Deputy Principal from 2007-2013. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal by the President of Singapore in 2006 and the Ministry of Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 2011 and 2016

Industry Advisory Council

A/Prof Peer M Sathikh

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Academic), School of Art, Design and Media, NTU

In 1996 Peer co-founded Inovasia Design in Singapore. Peer has won several awards for work done as design consultant at Inovasia, such as the Good Design Award 2004 from the Chicago Athenaeum, USA and the Singapore Design Award. He was also the President of the Designers Association Singapore (DAS).

A/Prof Lee Siang Guan, Stephen

Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU

Prof Lee earned his PhD in Automated Assembly from NTU in 1997. He is the PI of an ontology-augmented, context-aware Web services framework for agile enterprise collaboration funded by A*STAR SERC and the application of the theories of behavior and communicative action to workplace safety funded by the MOM.

Kiat Lim

Principal Designer, KIAT.SG and Regional Coordinator, Asia/Oceania, IxDA

Over the last 15 years, Kiat has been helping clients of all sizes to deliver intuitive and customer-centric digital experiences that help them grow their business. He is also a Regional Coordinator of IxDA Singapore where meet-ups to foster the growth and knowledge exchange of Interaction Designers are organised.

Yong Ng

Secretary for The Design Society (TDS) and Founder of Somewhere Else

Yong heads Somewhere Else, a team shaping purpose-driven brands. His works have consistently been awarded and featured in numerous publications. Yong actively helps out within the local design industry: having served jury duty for the Creative Circle Awards, and Noise Singapore as well as an adjunct lecturing stint at Temasek Polytechnic.

Academic Board

Dr Steve Lai Mun Fook, PBM

Head, Academic Board

He was Former Group CEO of PSB Technologies Pte Ltd and CEO of PSB Academy Pte Ltd. He is also a board member of several local and regional organisations and companies operating in Asia, including the Regional Institute of Environmental Technology. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry) (Hons) both conferred by Loughborough University of Technology, UK.

Mr Adrian Wee

Member

He has close to two decades of industry experience in design and advertising. He is currently Creative Lead, Managing Partner and Founder of FLAVA Design Singapore. Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Design (Creative Advertising) from Curtin University and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore

Mr Tay Eng Hoe, PBM

Founder of ECS Group and has more than 25 years experience in the IT business. He was Executive Chairman of ECS Holdings Limited, a public-listed company in Singapore, and Chairman of VST Holdings Limited, a public-listed company in Hong Kong.

Mr Foo See Meng, PPA

Served in Ngee Ann Polytechnic for over 30 years and was Deputy Principal from 2007-2013. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal by the President of Singapore in 2006 and the Ministry of Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 2011 and 2016.

Examination Board

Mr Tan Hang Cheong, PPA(P)

Head, Examination Board

Retired Principal of Singapore Polytechnic (2008 – 2012), former Deputy Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (2001 – 2007) and Deputy Director (Higher Education) at Ministry of Education, Singapore (1999 – 2001). He holds a MSc in Technology Management awarded by the University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology and a BSc (Engineering) Honours (1st Class) in Computer Science from Imperial College London.

Mr Foo See Meng, PPA

Served in Ngee Ann Polytechnic for over 30 years and was Deputy Principal from 2007-2013. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal by the President of Singapore in 2006 and the Ministry of Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 2011 and 2016.

Mr Koh Soo Keong, BBM, PBM

Currently the Managing Director of Ecosave Pte Ltd, Mr. Koh was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Toll Asia Pte Ltd. He was the Chairman of Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore and is a board member of three other public-listed companies.