Academic Board Members

SAA Global Education
academic board members
Chair, Academic Board

Mr Kent Jeffrey Wilson

Kent has completed undergraduate qualifications in engineering and accounting as well as an MBA. Additionally, he is currently completing a PhD through Deakin University that focuses on the accounting profession in China.

Complementing his university qualifications, Kent holds professional memberships of both CA (Australia & NZ) and CPA (Australia).

Kent brings over 30 years of his working experience to the classroom. His professionalism has been honed across a broad range of industries and includes exposure to: supply chain management, contract administration, profit and loss responsibilities, management reporting, banking and finance, business development, corporate training, small business ownership as well as acting as a company director. This blend of experience gives him an outstanding ability to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds as well as providing a degree of “real world” grounding to the courses he presents

. Having gained his professional experience in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia as well as Singapore, Kent brings an ability to work with and bring the best out of cross cultural teams.

academic board members chairman
Member, Academic Board

Mr Lim Lian Soon

He was the CEO and Executive Director of a company listed on the SGX and returned to public practice as a Chartered Accountant which he had previously practised for 16 years. He started his career with an International Audit firm and also worked in commerce and industry for 13 years.

He is currently a Fellow Member of the ACCA, ISCA, and CPA Australia, Accredited Tax Advisor and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He had been a part time lecturer preparing students for professional accountancy examinations since 1975 and currently conducts CPE courses and in-house training for commercial entities and government agencies.

He was Chairman of the ITE’s Business and Services Academic Advisory Committee from 2002 to 2010 and a Member of the Singapore Technical Advisory and Certification Council [2001-2010]. He was a member of ISCA Examinations Committee and other Committees previously. He was recipient of an ISCA Gold Medal Award for long service. He was also a member of the Complaints and Inquiry Panel under the Public Accountants Board and Public Accounting Oversight Committee (2004-2008).

saage board member
Member, Academic Board

Ms Laksha Mehta
FCCA, CA (Singapore), MBA

Ms. Mehta has accumulated more than fifteen years of extensive experience in different spectrum of Accounting and Finance. She has held various management roles ranging from Senior Financial Analyst, Head of Strategic Innovation & Cost Audit and Assistant Director of Finance before embarking to education industry.

Ms. Mehta started her career as a qualified accountant in Singapore’s National Shipping line, wholly owned by the Singapore Government. It is one of the largest Shipping and transportation company listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) which provided opportunity to hone her accounting and management skills.

Ms. Mehta is currently the Head of Academic with SAA Global Education. Since 2010 with the school, she has experience managing diverse Professional Programmes that include ACCA, FIA, ISCA PE, CIMA, SCAQ, ISCA-AAT, ICAEW, Pearson LCCI and ATTS Specialist Certificate in Taxation. Also, she leads a team of senior lecturers under her programme. She has more than ten years of experience teaching professional programmes that include ACCA, CIMA, ISCA-AAT, SCAQ, ICAEW, FIA and LCCI. Her teaching style has enabled students to understand the difficult concepts easily. She has a pleasant disposition coupled with linguistic ability. She can communicate effectively both in English & Mandarin.