Academic Staff

Willie Ong, Vice President

As Vice President of Ascott Centre for Excellence, Willie Ong leads the training team of The Ascott Limited. With more than 27 years of experience in Training Management and Human Resources garnered at SHATEC and other leading hospitality organisations, Willie develops and facilitates the training for Ascott, including the Pre-Opening team. Leveraging on his extensive experience in both hotel operations and training, Willie develops new talent for the hospitality industry by leading the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training at Ascott Centre for Excellence.

Alvin Foo, Manager

Alvin Foo conducts the WSQ programmes in Hotel and Accommodation Services at Ascott Centre for Excellence. With more than 29 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Alvin is well versed in both the area of back-of-house support and front office operations. Prior to joining Ascott, Alvin has worked for organisations such as SHATEC, Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore, Apollo Hotel Singapore and Furama Riverfront Singapore.

Steven Tham, Manager

Steven Tham holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Tourism and Hospitality Management from University of Sunderland, UK and a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from Shatec. He has 7 years of industry experience in concierge services and front office operations with two grand deluxe hotels in Singapore. He also won the inaugural Concierge of the Year Award in 2000. Prior to joining Ascott Centre for Excellence in 2010, he spent 6 years in academia and training with Shatec Institutes, Marina Bay Sands and SingAsia Education Institute. At Ascott Centre for Excellence, Steven delivers and assesses WSQ modules for Certificate in Front Office and Diploma in Tourism (Accommodation Management). He is currently pursuing his Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) with Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), set to complete in 2015.

Part Time Academic Staff

  • Timothy Cheong
  • Sharon Lim
  • Victor Leong
  • Belinda Tan
  • Michael Koh
  • Jennifer Lim