Terence Quek is CEO of Emergenetics International–Asia Pacific and heads the strategic development and business operations of Emergenetics International across territories in Asia Pacific. Having completed 13 years of service with the Republic of Singapore Navy where he was involved in a wide spectrum of work ranging from operations to strategic planning, and finally co-establishing the corporate communications department, Terence co-founded Caelan & Sage, a creative think tank focusing on strategic communications with four arms offering solutions in branding and design, public relations, corporate training and high profiled events management. Over four years, the company grew from a zero-investment company to one with a turnover grossing over a million, which led it to merge with Emergenetics Asia in 2012 to form Emergenetics Caelan & Sage.
As a fully certified Emergenetics associate since 2006, Terence grew a training consultancy as part of Caelan & Sage with Emergenetics as its core program. He developed several customized training solutions including the training of over 4,500 volunteers for the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. He also developed the world’s first adventure-based Emergenetics program. He became a Master Trainer for Emergenetics in 2013 and has conducted certification programmes for Emergenetics in Europe and Asia, both in English and in Mandarin. Apart from training, Terence also facilitated c-suite level meetings and corporate planning workshops, helping organizations like ReCAAP ISC define their vision, mission and values, and charting strategies and work plans. He also works regularly on training projects with the Asia Europe Foundation and Singapore International Foundation and has trained across Asia and Europe. He has also spoken at conferences, moderated panel discussions, was a panelist at several forums and interviewed on national radio, including a running series on Emergenetics.
Over the years, Terence has led his team in several high profiled projects, including public relations for Team Singapore in all major games in 2010 and event management for The Royal Trophy in Thailand, Brunei and China since the 2009 edition. He also edited and launched an e-newsletter for an alumni office of a University business school and worked with the Singapore government on several national campaigns.
Apart from work, Terence actively contributes to the local and international community. He is District Councillor at South West Community Development Council where he leads the Social Service Functional Committee. As a member of the SAFRA Management Committee, he oversaw the development of the $64.4million SAFRA Punggol Clubhouse, where he is currently the Chairman of its Executive Committee. He sits on the Board of NACLI, Singapore’s national community leadership institute, and also on the alumni board of Lee Kong Chien School of Business. He is a founding member of Project Happy Feet, a non-profit organization which supports training and education of underprivileged children across Asia. In 2016, he was selected to be one of three National Servicemen to be part of the Singapore-led command team for Combined Task Force 151, part of the 31-nation naval partnership of Combined Maritime Force to promote security and stability in and around the Gulf of Aden. He was awarded Honoree of JCI The Young Outstanding Person of Singapore 2009 for Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership and in 2014, was conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan.
Terence won two awards from the Republic of Singapore Navy, graduating from Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, UK and with an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK. He was awarded a scholarship by the Singapore government to pursue a Master of Science in Communication Management at Singapore Management University. In 2015, he became the first Navy national serviceman to attend the Command & Staff Course (National Service) at the prestigious Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College and graduated as the Top Navy graduate of the course.