Bachelor of Business
Ms Carolyn Choo is the Managing Director of Worldwide Hotels Pte Ltd.
Worldwide Hotels owns and manages six hotel brands in Singapore, namely Hotel 81, Value Hotel, Venue Hotel, V Hotel, Hotel Boss and Hotel Mi. Worldwide Hotels is Singapore's largest hotel operator with 38 hotels and 6,500 rooms. In 2016, Ms Choo spearheaded the Group's overseas expansion with hotel acquisitions in Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Japan. Before joining the family business in 2002, Ms Choo was in commercial banking for 3 years.
Ms Choo graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. At Singapore Management University, she was awarded CPA Australia CPA Program Award for Top Master of Professional Accounting Graduate. She is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore).
Ms Choo has a strong philanthropic interest in education and oversees her family foundation that has set up bursary endowed funds in four local universities and five polytechnics. Being a mother of three, she strongly emphasises on effective time management to fulfill her role as a mother and leader to her 1,000 staff in the Group.