New Director of Academic Affairs

Dear Team DISTED

New Director of Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Jerry Koay to DISTED College.

Dr Koay join us as Director of Academic Affairs.  He has a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from UUM, with his thesis on the area of Corporate Governance.  He has a Master of Engineering degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, with major in Industrial Engineering & Management, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Louisiana, USA.

Dr Koay brings along with him more than 25 years of industry and academia working experience, ranging from industry appointments in Sony Mechatronics, Trans Capital, COB Technology, Sanmina-SCI, Jabil and finally at Robert Bosch as Manufacturing Operations Manager.  Over the past 6 years, Dr Koay was the Head of School, the American Degree program at an institution of higher learning in Penang.  Prior to that, he was a Management Consultant, and lecturer at Wawasan Open University.

Dr Koay’s role as Director of Academic Affairs is very similar to that played previously by his predecessor.  Of course, with your full support and cooperation, I would expect him to help DISTED move forward in improving and enhancing our  academic programme offerings, quality in teaching and delivery and achieving our overall vision.

Please join me in welcoming Dr Koay to DISTED.

May I take this opportunity to put on record our sincere appreciation to Dr. Gwee Sai Ling for her  support as Acting Director of Academic Affairs over the past three months.  Her work diligence and continuing support during this tenure has been most positive.  Dr Gwee will continue as Acting Director of Academic Affairs till end of April.  Thereafter, she will continue with the sole role as Head, School of Business & Administration.

Dr Jerry Koay will officially take over the role of the Director of Academic Affairs from May 1, 2017.   In the interim, a proper handover and familiarisation exercise will be conducted between Dr Gwee and Dr Koay, as well as with all Head of Schools/Departments.

Thank you and with best regards,

Seah Soo Aun