Raffles Education appoints CEO's son to oversee Europe operations, development of new Swiss campus

SINGAPORE - Mainboard-listed Raffles Education has appointed 25-year-old Chew Han Wei - the oldest son of company chairman, CEO and controlling shareholder Chew Hua Seng - to oversee the group's businesses in Europe, including developing a new campus at Nandaz, Switzerland.

The younger Mr Chew's appointment as assistant vice-president of Raffles 4 Vallees SA takes effect on Jan 1 next year, the company said in a filing with the Singapore Exchange on Tuesday (Dec 22).

Mr Chew graduated from Cornell University with a degree in civil engineering and holds a Master of Science in sustainable design & construction from Stanford University. He worked with Montfort 3300 SA where he was engaged in preconstructon work on the Nandaz campus and other commercial/residential projects in the region, the filing said.

Raffes Education said last year that it acquired land and several properties in Nendaz for 29.12 million Swiss francs (S$39.8 million) to set up hospitality management, design and International Baccalaureate schools.