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SHA & SHATEC PresentsSHINE AWARDS

The SHA & SHATEC INdustry Excellence (SHINE) Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions towards the school and industry with impactful outcomes, particularly in the areas of learning and talent development.

The SHINE Awards comprises of three categories of recognition:

  • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Industry Mentor Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Both the Outstanding Alumni Award and Industry Mentor Award were open for nominations from 29 October to 21 November 2018. Within the period, an outpouring of responses were received from the industry and community. All nominations were evaluated by a panel of judges formed by the SHATEC Board, the SHATEC Management, the SHATEC Alumni Committee and other independent representatives of the industry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award being an honourific title conferred to distinguished individuals who have dedicated their lives to being visionary leaders and role models in the hospitality industry, was not open to nominations. The recipient of this award was nominated by the SHATEC Management, as an individual who has made an enduring and profound difference to the hospitality industry, community and the careers and/or lives of others.

Our heartiest congratulations to all award recipients!

SHA & SHATEC PresentsSHINE AWARDS

The SHA & SHATEC INdustry Excellence (SHINE) Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions towards the school and industry with impactful outcomes, particularly in the areas of learning and talent development.

The SHINE Awards comprises of three categories of recognition:

  • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Industry Mentor Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Both the Outstanding Alumni Award and Industry Mentor Award were open for nominations from 29 October to 21 November 2018. Within the period, an outpouring of responses were received from the industry and community. All nominations were evaluated by a panel of judges formed by the SHATEC Board, the SHATEC Management, the SHATEC Alumni Committee and other independent representatives of the industry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award being an honourific title conferred to distinguished individuals who have dedicated their lives to being visionary leaders and role models in the hospitality industry, was not open to nominations. The recipient of this award was nominated by the SHATEC Management, as an individual who has made an enduring and profound difference to the hospitality industry, community and the careers and/or lives of others.

Our heartiest congratulations to all award recipients!

Lifetime Achievement Award


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Mr. Albert Teo

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Amara Holdings

President
Singapore Hotel Association

Mr. Albert Teo is one of the most notable leaders of the Singapore’s hospitality scene and his contribution to Singapore’s tourism industry has been nothing short of extraordinary. A forerunner of his time, Mr. Teo has at various points in his career, assumed numerous roles including Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Amara Holdings Limited, President of the Singapore Hotel Association, Council Member of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore, Chairman of the SHATEC Board. 

Mr. Teo is a human dynamo who is passionately involved in championing the developments and transformation of the Singapore hotel industry and its numerous sectors. Beyond personal business interests, Mr. Teo has been President of the Singapore Hotel Association for 4 years. In this capacity, Mr. Teo has managed critical issues facing the sector, including manpower availability, the balance of demand and supply, as well as safety and security.

In addition to his work within the industry, Mr. Teo devotes his attention extensively to the training and development of young hospitality talents. As the Chairman of the SHATEC Board from 2006 to 2014,

With his continuing leadership and dedication, Mr. Albert Teo is truly an inspiration for people in the hospitality industry and Singapore. For his far ranging and significant contributions, SHATEC is honoured to present to Mr. Albert Teo, the SHINE Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Lifetime Achievement Award


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Mr. Albert Teo

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Amara Holdings

President
Singapore Hotel Association

Mr. Albert Teo is one of the most notable leaders of the Singapore’s hospitality scene and his contribution to Singapore’s tourism industry has been nothing short of extraordinary. A forerunner of his time, Mr. Teo has at various points in his career, assumed numerous roles including Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Amara Holdings Limited, President of the Singapore Hotel Association, Council Member of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore, Chairman of the SHATEC Board. 

Mr. Teo is a human dynamo who is passionately involved in championing the developments and transformation of the Singapore hotel industry and its numerous sectors. Beyond personal business interests, Mr. Teo has been President of the Singapore Hotel Association for 4 years. In this capacity, Mr. Teo has managed critical issues facing the sector, including manpower availability, the balance of demand and supply, as well as safety and security.

In addition to his work within the industry, Mr. Teo devotes his attention extensively to the training and development of young hospitality talents. As the Chairman of the SHATEC Board from 2006 to 2014,

With his continuing leadership and dedication, Mr. Albert Teo is truly an inspiration for people in the hospitality industry and Singapore. For his far ranging and significant contributions, SHATEC is honoured to present to Mr. Albert Teo, the SHINE Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Outstanding Alumni Award


    CULINARY

    Chef Edmund Toh
    Vice President Culinary,
    SF Group Limited
    Certified Master Chef
    President, Singapore Chefs’ Association

    About

    Chef Edmund has held senior leadership roles with organisations such as Resorts World Sentosa, SF Group (COLLIN’S) etc. He is a recognized expert in the culinary field and contributes his knowledge extensively in the industry, especially in the fields of talent development.

    HOSPITALITY

    Mr. Arthur Kiong
    Chief Executive Officer
    Far East Hospitality Management

    About

    Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr. Kiong has worked at prominent International hospitality brands across 4 continents. Today, he is a key activist in helping the industry innovate in terms of streamlining processes and services, and better managing manpower deployment and development.

    PASTRY

    Chef Pang Kok Keong
    Chef Owner
    Sugar Daddy Group

    About

    Chef Pang is a 3-time winner of the coveted title of Pastry Chef of the year at the World Gourmet Summit. He is well known in the pastry and chocolate industry for his exquisite patisserie arts and dessert masterpieces that combine artistry with ingenuity.

    TOURISM

    Mr. Nicholas Lim
    Managing Director, Asia
    The Travel Corporation Asia

    About

    Mr. Lim is an award winning brand custodian for top global travel companies with a track record of spear-heading and growing businesses in Asia. An experienced individual highly recognized for starting and growing brands from scratch, Mr. Lim is driven, self-directed and a believer in the power of teams.

    Outstanding Alumni Award


      CULINARY

      Chef Edmund Toh
      Vice President Culinary,
      SF Group Limited
      Certified Master Chef
      President, Singapore Chefs’ Association

      About

      Chef Edmund has held senior leadership roles with organisations such as Resorts World Sentosa, SF Group (COLLIN’S) etc. He is a recognized expert in the culinary field and contributes his knowledge extensively in the industry, especially in the fields of talent development.

      HOSPITALITY

      Mr. Arthur Kiong
      Chief Executive Officer
      Far East Hospitality Management

      About

      Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr. Kiong has worked at prominent International hospitality brands across 4 continents. Today, he is a key activist in helping the industry innovate in terms of streamlining processes and services, and better managing manpower deployment and development.

      PASTRY

      Chef Pang Kok Keong
      Chef Owner
      Sugar Daddy Group

      About

      Chef Pang is a 3-time winner of the coveted title of Pastry Chef of the year at the World Gourmet Summit. He is well known in the pastry and chocolate industry for his exquisite patisserie arts and dessert masterpieces that combine artistry with ingenuity.

      TOURISM

      Mr. Nicholas Lim
      Managing Director, Asia
      The Travel Corporation Asia

      About

      Mr. Lim is an award winning brand custodian for top global travel companies with a track record of spear-heading and growing businesses in Asia. An experienced individual highly recognized for starting and growing brands from scratch, Mr. Lim is driven, self-directed and a believer in the power of teams.

      Industry Mentor Award


        CULINARY & PASTRY

        Chef Derrick Ang
        Deputy General Manager
        (Business Development / Culinary)
        Aston Food & Beverage Specialities

        Testimonial

        “Chef Derrick is a true leader who doesn’t tell me what to do but will show me how things should be done. He gave me many opportunities to learn and reflect, and always made time for me no matter how busy he is.”
        - Mentee

        CULINARY & PASTRY

        Chef Winnie Goh
        Executive Pastry Chef
        Mandarin Orchard Singapore

        Testimonial

        “Chef Winnie is always friendly and sincere with the patience of a saint. She is extremely experienced and most willing to share her tips of the trade. She carries no airs and is always quick to put us (mentees) at ease.”
        - Mentee

        FOOD & BEVERAGE

        Mr. Steven Laine
        Resident Manager
        Pan Pacific Singapore

        Testimonial

        "Mr. Laine frequently introduces interesting topics about the industry to set me thinking and help me gain more insights about possible career outcomes I would like to chart for myself after graduation.”
        - Mentee

        HOTEL OPERATIONS

        Mr. Darren Ware
        General Manager
        Carlton City Hotel Singapore

        Testimonial

        “Mr. Darren gave me many opportunities to learn from the ground through observations and by asking questions. He often challenges me to think out of the box and to come up other ideas which can improve present processes.”
        - Mentee

        SALES DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING

        Ms. Cheryl Ong
        Area Director of Marketing
        Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

        Testimonial

        “There are many things we can learn from Ms Cheryl as a mentee, from her impeccable dress sense to her efficient management skills. I looked forward to all our meetings as each meeting was a different experience where I got to learn something new.”
        - Mentee

        TOURISM

        Ms. Bibiana Lau
        Senior Director, Sales
        Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

        Testimonial

        “Ms Lau left a strong impression right from the first meeting as a dynamic and forward looking professional. She involved me in networking sessions to help me gain self-confidence and improve my conversational skills.”
        - Mentee

        Information stated pertaining to award recipients is accurate at time of official awards presentation

        Industry Mentor Award


          CULINARY & PASTRY

          Chef Derrick Ang
          Deputy General Manager
          (Business Development / Culinary)
          Aston Food & Beverage Specialities

          Testimonial

          “Chef Derrick is a true leader who doesn’t tell me what to do but will show me how things should be done. He gave me many opportunities to learn and reflect, and always made time for me no matter how busy he is.”
          - Mentee

          CULINARY & PASTRY

          Chef Winnie Goh
          Executive Pastry Chef
          Mandarin Orchard Singapore

          Testimonial

          “Chef Winnie is always friendly and sincere with the patience of a saint. She is extremely experienced and most willing to share her tips of the trade. She carries no airs and is always quick to put us (mentees) at ease.”
          - Mentee

          FOOD & BEVERAGE

          Mr. Steven Laine
          Resident Manager
          Pan Pacific Singapore

          Testimonial

          "Mr. Laine frequently introduces interesting topics about the industry to set me thinking and help me gain more insights about possible career outcomes I would like to chart for myself after graduation.”
          - Mentee

          HOTEL OPERATIONS

          Mr. Darren Ware
          General Manager
          Carlton City Hotel Singapore

          Testimonial

          “Mr. Darren gave me many opportunities to learn from the ground through observations and by asking questions. He often challenges me to think out of the box and to come up other ideas which can improve present processes.”
          - Mentee

          SALES DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING

          Ms. Cheryl Ong
          Area Director of Marketing
          Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

          Testimonial

          “There are many things we can learn from Ms Cheryl as a mentee, from her impeccable dress sense to her efficient management skills. I looked forward to all our meetings as each meeting was a different experience where I got to learn something new.”
          - Mentee

          TOURISM

          Ms. Bibiana Lau
          Senior Director, Sales
          Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

          Testimonial

          “Ms Lau left a strong impression right from the first meeting as a dynamic and forward looking professional. She involved me in networking sessions to help me gain self-confidence and improve my conversational skills.”
          - Mentee

          Information stated pertaining to award recipients is accurate at time of official awards presentation

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          SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd

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          Singapore Hotel Association

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          SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd

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          Singapore Hotel Association