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We are a non-profit professional body representing management consultants in Singapore. Our prime objectives are to promote the skills and knowledge of management consultancy, and the adoption of the highest standards of conduct by members of the management consulting profession.

1992

January 1, 1992

The Institute of Management Consultants (Singapore) (IMCS) was registered with the Registrar of Societies on 9 October 1992. It replaced the Association of Management Consultants (AMC) formed in 1986, with members comprising the major consultancies, including the consulting arms of all the big accounting firms.

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2007

January 1, 2007

In September 2007, the Practising Management Consultant Certification Board was set-up as an independent body under IMCS to pilot the Practising Management Consultant (PMC) certification scheme.

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2008

January 1, 2008

This industry-led initiative for the certification of management consultants was launched in November 2008 as a quality trust scheme to provide some level of quality assurance on the consultants being engaged.  IMCS contributed in terms of expertise to the development and pilot implementation of the PMC certification scheme. Many of the IMCS members also supported the scheme by joining the first batches of certified PMCs.

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2012

January 1, 2012

In January 2012, the PMC Certification Board along with the PMC certification scheme was officially transferred from IMCS to the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Council (SBACC), a new independent not-for-profit body for business consultants and advisors with wide representation from industry bodies and government agencies.

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2016

January 1, 2016

In July 2016, IMCS launched the Registered Management Consultant (RMC) certification, an Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification program aligned to the TR:43 Management Consultant Standard.

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Vision

To be an internationally recognised authority for the development and certification of all professional management consultants in Singapore.

Mission

To be world-class resource partner and centre of excellence and innovation for management consulting knowledge and practices in Singapore.

Values

We adhere to and uphold the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct.
We make value-added contributions to the business community and national development efforts.
We adhere to our social responsibility to our members, the community and the nation.

Organisation Structure
The Council

The management of business and affairs of the Institute is vested in a Council that is elected bi-annually by members of the Institute.

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President
Lydia Goh

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Vice President
Dr Adrian Chew Kwang Ah

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Honorary Secretary
Kelvin Chan Keng Chuen

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Hon. Treasurer
Jayapal Ramasamy

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Council Member
Dr Teo Cheng Swee

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Council Member
Chan Veng Seng

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Council Member
Victor Koh

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Council Member
Lim Song Joo

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Council Member
Lim Poh Khai

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Council Member
Edward Wong

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Council Member
Serene Ong

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Council Member
Yulia Saksen

To advise on the strategic directions and governance of the Institute and oversee the integrity and professionalism CMC Certification Board and RMC Certification Board.

Chairman: Datuk Robert Chua

Members: Prof Wee Chow Hou, Mr Loh Meng See, Ms Lai Siu Chiu, Dr Teo Cheng Swee, Ms Lydia Goh and Mr Kelvin Chan

To review applications for CMC, conduct assessment interviews of CMC applicants and recommend the eligibility of applicants for certified membership to the Council.

Chairman: Prof. Khong Poh Wah

Members: Mr. Lee Yow Jinn, Dr. Adrian Chew and Ms. Lydia Goh

An independent Board whose roles are to set the policies and guidelines for RMC certification, assures the quality of the certification system and approve RMC applicants that meet the requirements.

Constituted under the Board are five Panels – Certification, Continuous Professional Development, Ethics & Disciplinary, Quality Assurance and Examination, and Impartiality.

Chairman:  Dr Teo Cheng Swee

Members: Prof Alex Siow, Dr Adrian Chew, Mr Ernest Seow, Mr Jayapal Ramasamy and Ms Lillian Lee

Part of a Global Consulting Network

IMCS is a full member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). Through our membership with ICMCI, Certified Management Consultants have reciprocal recognition in the U.S.A., U.K., and 48 other member countries worldwide. Only members of ICMCI can award the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) qualification.

Visit www.icmci.org for more information on ICMCI.