Dr A.T. Ong, BBM
PhD (Curtin, Australia), MBA (Brunel, UK), BSc (Bldg Econ)(Hons)(Herriot-Watt, UK),
Dr Ong is the Founder and Chairman of BPI International Group Pte Ltd. He is multi-disciplinary trained. He received his basic studies in Singapore and his university education in United Kingdom. Under an auspicious of a University Postgrade Scholarship, he has conducted extensive research and development while in Australia where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
He has attained the status as Fellow Member of various professional institutions in United Kingdom and Australia, namely Chartered Management Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Australian Institute of Building. He is also a past President of Singapore Institute of Building.
As a recognition of his valuable public contribution to education, Dr Ong was conferred the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM) (Public Service Star) by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2014.
He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Curtin University, Western Australia for many years. As a Honorary Regional Director and Advisor for offshore academic development, he initiated and successfully implemented various degree and industry partnering programs. As an Education Partner of the University, his Institution had offerred more than a dozen degree courses in Singapore.
Dr Ong is also the Founder of Chartered Network International and Montessorian World. He began his career as a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Builder. In his first entrepreneurial endeavour, he established Building Practice Consultants in 1981 offering professional services in real estate development and construction. In 1985, he converted it into Building Practice (S) Pte Ltd for a diversified growth internationally. Since then, it has evolved into a multi-faceted organisation.
He grouped both his works and ideologies developed over 30 years into one large cyber infrastructure with a technological driven International Entrepreneurial Innovation (IEI) paradigm for a new frontier of growth. In the process, he created Qcircle as a digital platform of BPII and offers it as an eConsortium Ecosystem for cooperative learning and business development worldwide. His purpose-driven mission is to create a shared environment for the regeneration of ideas into the creation of new jobs and businesses.
The eConsortium is now in constant self formation, development and growth.