Growing up from a humble background, Mr Chew Hua Seng, the founder and chief executive officer of Raffles Education Corporation Limited (“RafflesEducationCorp”), naturally found his design sensibilities and love for beautiful things. It was a godsend when he was presented with a chance to invest in design - a topic close to heart, and the love for it cultivated since his simple childhood days.

Today, RafflesEducationCorp has grown to become the largest private education provider in Asia-Pacific. Establishing the Group's first design college - Raffles Design Institute ("RDI") - in 1990, Mr Chew has nurtured the RDI brand name to become Asia’s leading design institute today.

A staunch advocator of moral values like “paying it forward” and “compassion through the generations”, it comes as no surprise that the set up of the Chew Hua Seng Foundation was due to Mr Chew’s motivation to provide young people with equal opportunities, granting underprivileged youths the necessary resources to succeed in school and unlock their potential in life.

Renowned for his unwavering emphasis on the importance of education, Mr Chew’s belief has been transposed onto the Chew Hua Seng Foundation, where education is perceived as a valuable gift that the Foundation can bestow to the youth. Having established a global company built on education, Mr Chew firmly believes that the best avenue to pay back to society is to provide educational opportunities to the underserved communities.