Prof. Dr. Poa Chun Seong – Board Member

Dr. Poa is a lifelong learner, entrepreneur and Chartered management accountant, always seeks new knowledge and apply it in business ventures. His study areas focus in marketing, financial & strategic management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Dr.Poa has established few businesses in different industries such as education, skills development, training, travel & F&B businesses in Malaysia & overseas, and listed one of his company at QHEE, China. Dr. Poa has 20 years of professional experiences in new business set up and financing; operation & marketing; buying & selling businesses; accounting & finance and government licenses. Dr. Poa also provides management consultancy services for companies and invest in new start-up businesses.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Administration, University of Bolton UK 
  • Diploma in Financial Management, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK 
  • MBA, University of Western Sydney, Australia 
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting & Finance (Distinction), Birmingham City University, UK 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration, Bulacan State University, Philippine. 
  • Doctor of Education (EdD), Azteca University Austrian Branch Campus, Mexico.

Professional Memberships & University Appointment & Executive Educations:

  • Chartered Accountants CA (M)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)
  • Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Fellow Member for Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), Australia
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), UK
  • Ministry of Human Resource’s Certified Train The Trainer 
  • Adjunct Professor, Bulacan State University, Philippine 
  • Professor, Azteca University Austrian Branch Campus, Mexico
  • Oxford Digital Marketing: Disruptive Strategy, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK 
  • Cambridge High Impact Leadership, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK 
  • Leading Change, Leading School & Leading People : A CSML Course, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA  

Business Ventures : (2011 to 2021)

  • Founder & Director for Australasia Institute of Entrepreneurship, Registered Training Organization Approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority offering accredited programs up to Graduate Diploma within Australian Qualification Framework.
  • Founder, Director, Lecturer & Trainer for Elite International College for Higher Education programs; SEA Academy College for Skills Development Diploma programs; HRDF Executive Training Programs; Cahaya Suria languages related programs. 

Professional Experiences : (1997 to 2010)

  • CEO for Putra International College for Troy University USA’s programs. 
  • Vice President, International Marketing for City University Malaysia, marketing and managing University of Ballarat, University of Wales, University of East London and University of Southern Cross programs. 
  • Head of Marketing for ATC College which have campuses at Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Finance Executive at The British Council at Kuala Lumpur.  

December 13, 2016