juggles the intricate duality as a business professional and a poet-artist. A chartered accountant (ICAEW UK since 1997) by profession, Peng-Ean read Economics at Cambridge University, U.K. She trained in London with Price Waterhouse in the Products Group, and subsequently, in the Technology Group, Boston of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As a poet-artist, Peng-Ean has read and exhibited in the Greater Boston area and Singapore. Her publications are included in international literary and other journals, websites, anthologies and magazines. She has since moved back to Singapore and started her own business consulting firm providing business advisory and solutions to start ups, creative businesses, and social business enterprises.
PEK has added Micro-Financing and Down Syndrome to her list of ponderings: motherhood and family, post-colonialism, environmental awareness, children’s rights. She continues to explore what makes us human through art, poetry and entrepreneurship. She maintains a blog www.ponderwithpek.wordpress.com
Twardzik Ching Chor Leng
has been practising Installation art and Land art for more than 10 years. She has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions internationally and locally. Founder of the arts group Landing Space that is active in promoting Land Art in Singapore, she is also an independent curator as well as a member of WITA (Women in the Arts). A regular recipient of meritorious awards and scholarships including the Hanna Kristmanson Ceramic Scholarship, the Ceramics Canada Award, and the Crown Life Entrance Award, Leng’s work is included in numerous public and corporate collections.
Leng holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from University of Regina, Canada, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Diploma in Ceramic Arts from Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada. She has lectured in Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the National Institute of Education (NIE). She is currently the Head of Fine Arts at the National University of Singapore High School.
Vincent Twardzik Ching
is a full-time artist and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree holder from the University of Regina, Canada. A recipient of the Honourable Mention award in the Philip Morris Singapore art competition 2002- 03, he has been residing and exhibiting in Singapore since 2001 and is included in several private collections in Singapore and abroad. As an avid walker and observer of nature his work records the tropical urban environment through the study of colour combinations over specific times and places. His work gathers further impact from a personal belief in humanity’s ability to find inspiration and renewal from such experiences.
With more than ten years teaching experience, enthusiasm and knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of visual art, he enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge with students. As a teacher he firmly believes that all children can benefit from the visual art experience and takes as his teaching philosophy that each and every student is ,“a mine rich in gems” only needing encouragement and guidance to reveal their special qualities.
Khoo Peng Keat
lives, breathes and coaches entrepreneurship. He is intimately familiar with building the enterprise support structure for start-up companies typically under bootstrap financing environments. Peng Keat provides business advisory in start-up matters ranging from kitting up an office, leveraging financing sources, stretching the working capital and constantly pushes his clients to realise their entrepreneurial dreams, especially when the going gets tough.
Peng Keat holds a BA (Hons) Finance from University of Manchester, UK and acquired his MSc in Construction Management from University of Birmingham, UK in 1998. His areas of focus are eco-tourism resort township development and business development in the South-east Asia region. He is constantly evolving cost-effective virtual and real-time financial accounting and reporting systems that will improve operational efficiency and solve cross-border operational needs for start-ups and SMEs.