David Chiem

Global award-winning entrepreneur & thought leader

From refugee to international award-winning entrepreneur and founder of a global education movement, David Chiem has overcome major adversity to improve not only his own life, but the lives of children and education practices across the world.

As Founder CEO of MindChamps, David's approach of always 'staying ahead of the curve' has taken the organisation from point zero in 2008 to having MindChamps hailed as 'a global education movement' by New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 Best Selling Author, Dr Joseph A. Michelli.

MindChamps has the number one brand position in market share in the highly competitive Singapore premium preschool space and is also the only preschool brand listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange.

David’s illustrious business achievements have gained him industry recognition as a stellar entrepreneur with numerous prestigious international awards.

David brings to his work in education, a rich background in the Arts. A celebrated author of 6 critically acclaimed books, he came to business after a highly successful career in the world of theatre and film since he was 14 years old. It was a career that proved to be the perfect preparation for leading an innovative organisation with depth of research and strategic planning and execution. He is the Chairman of Actors Centre Australia, with Hugh Jackman as its patron.