Wee Kok SengSenior Consultant
James has served the Singapore Armed Forces both as a regular serviceman as well as an Operationally Ready National Serviceman. His last appointment as a Chief of Staff in an Armoured Brigade is testament to the quality of his leadership and experience. An engineer by training, James started his career in the military as a Combat Officer.
He continued his association with the military afterwards by being actively involved in his capacity as a NS Battalion 2IC, then as a Commanding Officer of an Armoured Battle Group. In recognition of his leadership and dedication, James was promoted to his current rank of Senior Lieutenant Colonel and appointed the Chief of Staff of his Brigade, which he relinquished in Feb 2012.
James is a strong believer that his people are his best assets, and a firm advocate for developing people to bring about their optimal performance. Having been involved in the defence and manufacturing industry since 1995, James now runs a consultancy business in the UK. His stint in industry included 10 years as a Sales & Marketing Manager in a multi-national defence and optics company in charge of global sales for the local factory, and a further 2 years at Senior Management level, leading the company to higher sales revenues.
James has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Nanyang Technological Institute, which is the forerunner to Nanyang Technological University, and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management. He also served as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of the Republic of Singapore from 2002 – 2005.