About Us

1Summit Global (1SG) is an integrated human capital development group committed to empower and develop an agile and innovative workforce. Aligned with SkillsFuture Singapore’s Skills Framework for future growth, 1SG aims to transform the local workforce to meet these dynamic changes in human capital needs, by equipping them with deep skills and to be tech-enabled. 1SG offers training and employability services via our 4 divisions – Heavy IndustriesService IndustriesEmployability and Overseas.


To be the leading integrated human capital development group providing Skills Development and Employability solutions for growth industries.


To develop an agile and innovative workforce through Skills Development and Investments

Management team

James Liew


Mr. Liew started out working in Engineering Works and after its corporatisation, he was appointed as the director of Wong Fong Engineering Works (1988) Pte Ltd. Presently, He is the Co-Founder & Group CEO of Wong Fong Industries, the parent company for the group, and the Chairman of 1SG.

The Chairman took a leap in 2011 to penetrate into the training and consulting industry as he foresaw great potential. This is when Wong Fong Training Hub Pte Ltd (renamed in 2015 as Wong Fong Academy Pte Ltd) was incorporated to provide accredited training courses and bizSAFE training for various industries.

Mr. Liew is responsible for overseeing the Group’s general operations, including the human resources, management and general administration as well as strategic planning for the business expansion. He has been instrumental in the Group’s growth, leading to the expansion of business and operations.

Rodney Seah


Rodney is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ascendo Consulting Pte Ltd, set up in 2008 as a training and consulting firm specializing in food and workplace safety- related technical services. Its humble beginning is a small 500 sq ft office garage with only the 2 founders and 1 admin staff. Today, Ascendo is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by SkillsFuture Singapore with over 50 modules in 6 Skills Frameworks, offered at 3 training locations across Singapore.

Rodney has 25 years of experience as a management professional in service and hospitality industry. He has worked in top and middle management positions responsible for training, food safety and customer service processes etc. Mr Seah also has extensive experience in conducting training as Master Trainer for the hotel group. He has also been a Group Director for a reputable cleaning service company for 4 years. Its clientele include Singapore Airline Terminal Services (SATS), 5-Star Luxury Hotels, Country Clubs, Restaurants and Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Condominiums.

He is a DACE (Diploma in Adult Continuing Education) and ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment)-certified trainer himself. As the Managing Director of 1SG, he will be responsible for setting the overall strategic direction for 1SG’s group of companies, and lead the group in strategic partnerships, acquisitions and operations. He is passionate to build up 1SG capabilities, through its people towards our goals.

Edmund Lim


Edmund joined Wong Fong Academy in 2011 to pioneer the training arm of the Wong Fong group. Starting with 1 course and 2 staff, he has turned Wong Fong Academy to be one of the biggest industrial WSH training centres in Singapore in less than 8 years. Currently, Wong Fong Academy has 16 specialise courses over 3 branches across Singapore catering to more than 20,000 students yearly. He played a key role in the acquisition of Smatra Training Hub in 2018 and have since used his experience in the Marine and Offshore sector prior to joining Wong Fong Academy to expand the training into the O&M markets.

Graduating with both a Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation and a Graduate Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health, he is positioned to continue to champion the WSH cause via the 1SG vehicle using training and education as a means to promote a safe workplace. He is currently pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Newcastle University.

As the Deputy Managing Director of 1SG, he will provide support to the Managing Director to ensure that 1SG achieves its business objectives and create an environment that promotes staff commitment to the achievement of the organisational vision, mission, and strategy. He will drive the marketing function of the group to achieve the group’s objectives.

Serene Tay


Serene is the Co-Founder and Director of Ascendo Consulting Pte Ltd which was set up in 2008, offering only 1 WSQ course, ie Basic Food Hygiene Course. Today, Ascendo is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by SkillsFuture Singapore with over 50 modules in 6 Skills Frameworks, offered at 3 training locations across Singapore.

Serene is a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) and Practising Management Consultant (PMC), certified by Singapore PMC Certification Pte Ltd. She has over 20 years of experience in technical consulting, training, including conducting training workshops/seminars and audits in Singapore, China, India, Japan and Philippines. Serene is a technical assessor with Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and has performed laboratory assessments in Singapore, Brunei and Mauritius for SAC. Serene has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the National University of Singapore, and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin (USA). She is ACTA- certified (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) and has also completed her Diploma in Continuing Education (DACE).

As the Director of 1SG, she will be responsible for business development and quality management of the group of companies. Together with the Senior Management Team, Serene looks forward to be part of 1SG’s explosive growth in the coming years.