is the CEO/Managing Director of Asiawide Franchise Consultants Pte Ltd, Asiawide Business Consultants Pte Ltd
and Asiawide Trends Pte Ltd.
The consulting business has been operating in Singapore since 1989. Under Albert’s leadership, the company has helped more than 620 companies in Asia to develop their business concepts and expand their businesses. Albert is amongst the first handful of Asians to be awarded by the International Franchise Association (IFA) the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) title. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Senior Practicing Management Consultant (SPMC). He was an active council member at the Institute of Management Consultants, Singapore ( www.imcsingapore.org
) for many years. Albert was also appointed SCOPE-IP
Consultant registered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
Albert also served (2007-2012) as Honorary Secretary of ISCOS ( www.iscos.org.sg
) which helps ex-prisoners adapt to their new leash of life outside the prisons.
In recognition of his expertise, he has been invited to speak at franchise seminars in the USA, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, China, N.Z, Indonesia, Lebanon, Philippines, Mongolia, Kuwait, Jordan, Vietnam, Cambodia and India. Practicing what he preaches, Albert expanded his business network by sub-franchising it to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. His brainchild Asia Franchise & Business Opportunities (AFBO) magazine was launched on 28th March 1994. Albert was a member of the Franchise Services Advisory Committee at the Saudi Arabia, STDB 1993 – 1997. He is an executive committee member of the Franchising & Licensing Association - FLA (since 1994) and was a member of the Steering Committee for Global Franchising ’97. He currently serves as Chairman for International Development. He is also a PAP Member, Kampong Kembangan Branch. Albert's previous positions include: General Manager (Marketing) at a subsidiary of a listed company; Group Marketing Manager at The Hour Glass Ltd (a public-listed company); Manager, Key Accounts & Manager, Service Establishments, & other positions, at American Express Intl. Albert also holds the rank of Captain in the Singapore Armed Forces. His awards include: 10-year contribution to Growth of Franchising in China (1998-2007); Significant contribution to Growth of Franchising in Taiwan (2011); Certificate of Honour (International Year of Cooperatives 2011).