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BPI International Group Pte Ltd is a Singapore company incorporated since 1988. BPI is an acronym for “Business Professional Impact”. The company was established at that time as an international arm of Building Practice (S) Pte Ltd founded in 1985. In 2005, BPII embarked on the journey to transform itself for a new frontier of growth with a structured Globalisation Plan for Entrepreneurs and Professionals. Since then, it has regenerated itself and in continual pursuit of new digital growth. It now owns a chain of education based business entities in Asia and Australia and a series of domain brand assets worldwide. The Group is the creator of Qcircle and financial investor in the development of it into a unique eConsortium.
Founder and Group Chairman : Dr AT Ong, BBM
Dr Ong was a recipient of Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (BBM) (Public Service Star) in Singapore National Day Award 2014 for his societal and valuable public contribution to education.
As a recognition of his societal and 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.
Dr Ong is multi-disciplinary trained. He holds a Bachelor of Science ( Hons) degree in Building Ecnomics from Heriott-watt University, Edinburgh and a Master of Administration from Brunel University London. Under an Australian University Postgraduate Scholarship he completed his doctoral studies and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Curtin University in 1995.
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.
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 BPII organisation with Qcircle.com as its digital platform . The eConsortium is now in constant self formation, development and growth.