About STEi / Examination Board
COL. (Ret) Chen completed 33 years of service with the Singapore Navy. He attained a BA (with Honours) from the National University of Singapore and was awarded a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from La Trobe University, Melbourne.
COL. (Ret) Chen attended various management courses conducted by Kennedy School of Government, Harvard and National University of Singapore.
As the Consultant for Asia Development Bank, International Maritime Organisation and International Labour Organisation, COL. (Ret) Chen provided consultancy and training in Thailand, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Mr Chong was a City & Guilds appointed assessor. He hails from experiences in the educational field and service areas of hospitality, F & B, hotel and tourism.
His various appointments has brought the experiences to the team where STEi has focused on. Having held key appointments, Mr Chong is well placed to contribute to the rigours of a robust examinations system and it’s conduct. As a member of STEi Examinations Board, his views and thoughts process would also reflect the demands of industry.
Daxter held the appointment of Programme Director, International Learning Division with ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd from 2007 to 2010 during which, he was assigned an overseas posting for the implementation of smart enhancement programme in Government and International Schools in Kazakhstan, Central Asia from 2007 to 2009. The overseas stint saw Daxter’s successful implementation of the Smart Enhancement Programme in the schools widely across the Regions in Kazakhstan.
Daxter has also amassed vast experience in both the military and commercial sectors with extensive expertise and skills in leadership, management, organisation and strategic planning. This was acquired over the 30 years spent as a career officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy, Ministry of Education and in ST Education & Training (STET) Pte Ltd.
While with the Navy, he held Command appointments onboard various classes of ships and several shore appointments including duty tours as Training Officer of the Naval Cadet Institute, , Head Training Resource in the Headquarters, Naval Training Command and Executive Officer (Vice Principal) of the Institute of Naval Training and Operations where he was in the Project Team that developed the Navy’s unique Training Performance Management System (TPMS) and as the Institute Senior Management Member, helped the entire Training Command that the Institute was party of, in the journey towards attaining the Singapore Quality Class.
After leaving the Navy, Daxter continued to contribute his core competencies and expertise in education and training for several years as a Director of the Integrated Training Workforce in STET (Changi).
Thereafter, Daxter headed the Operations Department of STEi and had recently moved down to pursue his personal interest.