Leadership Team

Yee Jenn Jong. MSc. MBA

Founder and CEO

 

Mr Yee is an entrepreneur who has founded as well as mentored several education start-ups, most notable of which is ASKnLearn Pte Ltd, a leading Singapore technology enabled education service provider that caters to over 300,000 learners yearly across Asia.

 

Since leaving ASKnLearn in 2009, Mr Yee has started new education ventures. He was team leader in the 2010 YOG Virtual World project for schools engagement. He co-founded 360 Education in 2009 to provide engaging visual arts programmes for schools and Ignium Academy in 2018 to introduce engaging technologies and teaching methods into the learning of Math and Science. He has been involved in various international consultancy projects. In 2013, he was the lead consultant in the development of Bhutan's 5-year ICT Masterplan in Education. In 2009, he was consultant to publishing giant Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt for Asia Pacific.

 

Mr Yee was an OCBC Bank scholar and graduated with Honours and Masters in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and MBA from the Nanyang Business School. He had taught Computer Science at the NUS, served at the Singapore Trade Development Board and was Group General Manager of the KinderWorld Education Group. He has also actively helped a number of technology start-ups in various capacities, including KooBits and Miao Academy, both of which have won Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

 

Mr Yee is an active speaker on a diverse range of topics ranging from ICT to management and entrepreneurship. He had been adjunct teaching staff at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Polytechnic and at various private education organizations. He had served in various government policy committees on ICT and education such as REACH Policy Study Workgroup on Education and the National InfoComm Education Workgroup. He is a member of the ACE Start-up Committee from 2011 to 2017 which promoted entrepreneurial activities in Singapore. In 2012, Mr Yee received an award for Excellence in eLearning from the World Education Congress for his work in this field. In 2013, he was awarded the Temasek Junior College (TJC) Distinguished Alumnus Award by his alma mater during TJC's College Day. In 2012 and 2017, he received MOE Service to Education awards.

 

He served as a member of Temasek Junior College’s Advisory Board from 2008-2017. Other appointments previously held included EXCO of NUS Computing Alumni Assocation, Non-Resident Fellow of NUS Sheares Hall, founding vice-chair of the Singapore Bhutan Foundation, EXCO of the Singapore IT Federation (E-Learning Chapter), President of TJC Alumni and member of Naval Base Primary School Advisory Board.

 

Mr Yee also served as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament in Singapore's 12th Parliament from 2011-2015.

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Ngoi Peck Yong, M.Ed., PGDE, BSc.

Co-Founder and Advisor

 

Sharon is active in the education sector, most notable of which is being the co-founder of ASKnLearn, looking after the teaching and learning processes and resources for K-12 students. As Education Director and Chief Curriculum Architect of ASKnLearn from 2000 - 2009, Sharon had managed, planned and produced thousands of hours of printed and interactive online materials mapped to a variety of curriculum used in Singapore and overseas for student, teacher and corporate training. She also pioneered various ASKnLearn’s ICT training and enrichment programmes for students. Since leaving ASKnLearn, Sharon has started new ventures in the education industry and is currently the principal of a leading preschool in Singapore.

 

Sharon has been an educator since 1990. She was the Head of Department in a government primary school before becoming an accredited pre-school teacher trainer, teaching with institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic, Learning Capital, KinderWorld and YMCA in diploma and certificate programmes in Early Childhood and Student Care. Since 1996, Sharon has worked on various curriculum as consultant for several international organisations that has been used by hundreds of thousands of students. She has published articles in children education and has conducted seminars and workshops in Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Bhutan, Laos, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Sharon has also owned and operated preschools in Malaysia and Singapore.

 

Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Singapore, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Masters in Education from the National Institute of Education, and International Diploma in Children Studies from Edith Cowan University.

 

 

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