The LSBF Board of Advisors is made up of top industry leaders in the business and finance sectors. With the Board’s rich experience and expertise, it will bring insights on current standard practices and trends in their area of expertise and will play an important role to advise the Institute in designing the appropriate portfolio of academic programmes that is industry relevant.

Board of Advisors

Key Support

The Advisory Board will provide mentorship to students through student engagement talk sessions and help build strong linkages with the industry, equipping students with industry perspective as well as an up-to-date knowledge of the business world

Chinnu Palanivelu

Managing Director, Stamford Assurance Public Accounting Corporation

Chinnu has more than 20 years of experience in an audit and assurance with public practice and financial reporting in a leading MNC.

He is currently serving on the executive committee of ACCA Singapore Network and its Chairman of its Practitioners Forum and also Chairman of Student committee from 2010 to 2015. His other current appointments include being a Board member of Association of Persons with Special Needs, Chairman of its Audit committee, member of its Finance and Investment Committee, Honorary Auditor of The Society of Kalai Pithers.

For his passion in lifelong learning and contribution to the education sector, Chinnu has been awarded the Lifelong Learner Award in 2008 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Kuang Zengzhong

Chairman - International Weicheng Group China International Education Group Guangzhou Weiyuan Financial Co.,Ltd

Kuang Zengzhong, is the Chairman at the International Weicheng Group, China International Education Group and Guangzhou Weiyuan Financial Co.,Ltd.

Mr Kuang is one of the pioneers in the Chinese Private Higher Vocational Technical Education Industry. With his contribution to the education industry, he was presented many awards, including the recent “Outstanding entrepreneur of Guangdong Province” in 2013.

Under his leadership, some of his schools were recognized for its outstanding achievements and received recognitions such as “The Top 50 Private Education in China”.



Dr Trevor Bolton is a Director, Governor, Trustee and Council Member to a variety of private and public sector organisations. He also runs his own higher education consultancy company. Until 2019 he was Pro Vice Chancellor at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. His consultancy practice advises a number of private and public colleges and universities in the UK and globally in areas of growth, development, and change. Trevor holds degrees from 3 universities including a PhD from Lancaster University, UK. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).

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