Under Albert’s leadership, the company has helped close to 900 companies in Asia to develop their business concepts and expand their businesses. Albert is among the first handful of Asians to be awarded by the International Franchise Association (IFA) the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) title in 2005. 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 for many years. Albert was also appointed SCOPE-IP Consultant registered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Note: the Scope_IP scheme has been subsumed into other schemes.
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. He currently serves as the Dy Chair for this organization’s charity fund (ISCOS Regen Fund) committee. He was awarded the Long Service Award by Dy Prime Minister Teo on 29 Oct 2011.
In recognition of his expertise, he has been invited to speak at franchise seminars in 48 nations (as of April 2019) in over 300 occasions. They include USA, UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, China, N.Z, Indonesia, Lebanon, Philippines, Mongolia, Kuwait, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and other nations. Practicing what he preaches,
Albert expanded his business network by sub-franchising it to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. He has now built the network to close to 80 partners around the world.
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 then Singapore Trade Development Board 1993 – 1997. He is an executive committee member of the Franchising & Licensing Association – Singapore (since 1994) and was a member of the Steering Committee for Global Franchising ’97. He still co-chairs the exhibition committee today.He also serves as Chairman for International Development Committees since 1991.
He is also a PAP member of the current ruling political party. 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), and many others. He was recognized as one of 20 Faces of Franchising by UK’s franchise magazine in 2017; he was also listed as one of the world’s top practitioners by Who’s Who Legal : Franchise 2018.
its retail expansion operations for several years. He later joined a diversified company dealing with high fashion products and accessories until 1993, when he became Managing Director of a global trading company. Christopher officially joined the company in 2002 and has since been heading the exhibition and brokerage (match-making) segment of the company’s business.
Westin Stamford in Singapore. She was one of the pioneers within the hotel’s management team with key responsibilities over the setting-up, operations and staff training for the Canton Garden & Se-Chuan Court Chinese Restaurants in the Westin Plaza as well as the renowned Compass Rose Restaurant and Lounge in the Westin Stamford.
Christine obtained the Advanced Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA) conferred by IAC in 2009. She was also appointed SCOPE-IP Consultant registered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
Christine is also a Certified Productivity Consultant, a title awarded by the Singapore Productivity Centre.
Christine Rovina Cheung joined the Company as Associate Consultant since early 2003 and her areas of specialization are in franchise consulting as well as Case Trust accreditation services. Christine has over 20 years of management experience.
Christine has been directly involved in the franchising business since 1995 as Manager in Crestar Holdings Pte Ltd, Crestar Learning Centre and ELFA Learning Centre. She was one of the three-team members for the Crestar franchise development project in 1995. Having worked closely with IE Singapore (formerly known as TDB; now named as Enterprise Singapore) and Spring Singapore (formerly known as PSB & NPB; now merged with IE ,called Enterprise Singapore), Christine was instrumental for the Franchise Development Scheme for Crestar Learning Centre and subsequent launching of Crestar Franchise in Singapore & Overseas. Prior to her employment with Crestar Holdings, Christine was the Central West Zone Head for Yamaha Music School and directly responsible for the operational and financial performance of 3 music schools. She was also a franchisee of ELFA Learning Centre for several years before joining Asiawide Franchise Consultants.
With her wealth of experience in the service sector, Yvonne has helped many frontline staff upgrade their customer service skills and communication skills.
Yvonne was a consultant and trainer for Han’s Café and Cake House in its Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) programme under the auspices of Spring Singapore. Yvonne is also an accredited trainer for the Employability Skills Set (ESS) programme and Certified Service Professional programme (CSP) and she has experience designing and developing customer service and communications related modules.
As a trainer, Yvonne has consistently received very positive evaluations from participants because of her firm belief in using a wide variety of methods to engage learners and enable practical application of learning. A versatile bilingual trainer, Yvonne can deliver training programmes in both English and Mandarin.
in the area of finance. Julia has been the Independent Director for Pavillon Holdings Ltd from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, she was the Financial Controller responsible for finance and management functions for the Thai Village Group of Companies (franchisor) and subsequently President (South East Asia) of Putien Services Pte Ltd (franchisor). Presently she is a business and financial consultant to various clients. Julia joined our company as an Associate in 2015. Julia has spoken on franchising & related fees in Singapore and in Thailand, and is an important resource for our company.
Christopher joined our company as an Associate since 2009. Due to his vast connections all over Asia, he is a very valuable asset to the company for expanding our network and for our clients’ search for suitable partners in Asia.
Through the years of working in multi-cultural and diverse environments, he was able to gain regional business experience and invaluable insights concerning project planning, implementation and management. It has also enabled him to astutely identify sales opportunities in spite of the different challenges in the various geographical territories.
A creative thinker, problem solver and excellent trainer, with strong communication and interpersonal relations skills, Gregory is well-liked by clients new and old and his knowledge of IT will help our clients tap into our franchise management software (Asiawide Digital Advantage) so as to become more productive in their recruitment, training and long-term management of their franchisees and/or corporate-owned outlets.
Gregory served in the Singapore Police Force during NS and as a reservist in the Special Operations Command as a team leader for over 8 years.