MDIS College Pte Ltd Board of Directors

Dr Eric Kuan Choon Hock
MDIS College Pte Ltd

Dr Eric Kuan is the President of MDIS. He joined MDIS in 1979 and has served in various positions. He was elected as President in 1990. He is currently an Education and Training Consultant.
He holds a Master of Arts in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster (UK), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (FCIM). He is Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), a certification that is awarded by the American Production & Inventory Control Society.
He was awarded the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of Commercial Science’ by Oklahoma City University (USA), in 1999 for his contributions to the field of management education and the growth of MDIS. In November 2006, Dr Kuan was conferred the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of the University’ by the University of Bradford (UK), for his commitment to the development of management, education and training in Singapore and, in particular, for his significant contributions to MDIS.
He has held senior management positions in Manufacturing, Materials & Logistics Management, and Sales & Marketing in British, American, and Singapore-based multi-national companies.

Dr R Theyvendran, PBM
MDIS College Pte Ltd

Dr R Theyvendran is the MDIS Secretary-General, and Chairman and owner of Stamford Media International. He also owns companies in Australia, Sri Lanka, India and the United Kingdom. He joined MDIS in 1989 and in his current capacity as MDIS Secretary-General, he oversees the administrative operations of the institute. He is also the Chairman of the 42,000-member strong TCC Credit Co-operative Limited, a non-profit financial institute.
Well-regarded in the community, Dr R Theyvendran is the President of the Tamils Representative Council which comprises 36 Indian cultural and social organisations. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, one of Singapore’s most respected commercial organisations, with more than 900 members.
In recognition of his numerous contributions to social, educational and community service, he was conferred the prestigious Public Service Medal (PBM) at the 1998 Singapore National Day Awards Ceremony. He was conferred the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of the University’ by the University of Bradford (UK) in 2000 and the Honorary Degree of ‘Doctor of Humane Letters’ by the Oklahoma City University (USA) in 2006 for his contributions in the field of education and public service.
In September 2011, he became the first Singaporean to be conferred a prestigious award by the President of Uzbekistan. The Commemorative Medal in celebration of Uzbekistan’s 20 years of Independence, was awarded for his outstanding role in helping to develop the higher education sector and for acting as a bridge between Singapore and Uzbekistan.

Mr Chua Chen How
Vice President
MDIS College Pte Ltd

Mr Chua Chen How is the MDIS Vice-President, and Managing Director of FP Holding Pte Ltd. He has a wide range of experience in the paper distribution business and property development, and has actualised his skills, knowledge and expertise to support the numerous developments of the institute.
Mr Chua joined MDIS as a Council Member in 1990. Since then, he has served in various positions within the Governing Council and contributed immensely to the success of MDIS.
In his current capacity as MDIS Vice-President and Chairman of the MDIS Property Sub-committee, he has been instrumental in the development of the student hostel and the S$40 million upgrading project in increasing the capacity of the existing campus.
Mr Chua continues to lend his support to the regional expansion plans of MDIS and is committed to the development of the MDIS Malaysia campus in Iskandar, Johor.