Mr. Bruce Poh - MBA from Singapore | Member - NAMTECH Advisory Council
Mr. Bruce Poh

Mr. Bruce Poh

Mr. Bruce Poh, an eminent figure of remarkable distinction, is a transformative leader in education and vocational training. As the Chief Executive Officer of ITE Education Services (ITEES) Singapore, his unwavering commitment to fostering excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems has left an indelible mark on the educational landscape the world over.

Mr. Poh’s educational journey is emblematic of his dedication to continuous learning and academic excellence, epitomized by his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious National University of Singapore (NUS). His academic pursuits lay the cornerstone for a career of remarkable influence and leadership.

Upon his graduation from NUS, Mr. Poh embarked on a distinguished career, working as an engineer at Hewlett Packard, where he honed his technical acumen. His transition to the Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore marked a pivotal juncture in his career, as he underwent intensive training in state-of-the-art technologies, equipping himself with the knowledge and expertise necessary to contribute to Singapore’s technological advancement.

His appointment as Assistant Director of the French-Singapore Institute and Japan-Singapore Technical Institute underscored his instrumental role in fostering international collaborations in education and technology, further enhancing his professional repertoire.

In 1992, Mr. Poh played a seminal role in establishing Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), a significant milestone in the Singaporean educational landscape. Over the subsequent 15 years, he held concurrent positions as Deputy Principal, Director of Information Technology, Design, Business Schools, and the Centre for Quality. His multifaceted leadership significantly shaped the direction of NYP, nurturing the development of students in diverse fields of study.

In 2007, Mr. Poh’s commitment to education and vocational training reached its zenith in his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) by the Singapore Ministry of Education. His decade-long tenure at ITE marked a period of transformative leadership, as he played a pivotal role in shaping the institution’s direction and enhancing its outreach through TVET. His retirement from ITE in 2017 marked the conclusion of a distinguished era in vocational education.

Currently, as the CEO of ITE Education Services (ITEES), Mr. Poh continues to manifest his unwavering commitment to the advancement of TVET systems globally. ITEES’s mission to provide consultancy services to foreign governments and private entities seeking to establish exceptional TVET systems in their countries underscores Mr. Poh’s enduring influence on the international educational landscape.

Mr. Bruce Poh’s exceptional journey from engineering to the pinnacle of leadership in vocational education and training reflects his steadfast commitment to the betterment of society through education. His visionary leadership, marked by a commitment to excellence and a profound impact on education, stands as an enduring testament to his legacy in the field.

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