Meet the Team

We are a team of Educators, Designers, and Technologists working to Upskill the World’s Deskless Workforce.


James CHIA


James drives ArcLab’s Vision, Strategy, Product & Growth. He writes on Medium, is an Associate Lecturer at SIM Global Education & a Community Mentor. James is an IAL-certified Adult Educator and holds a QM Teaching Online Certificate.

Formerly in Singapore’s Public Service (MAS) and Portfolio Management / Financial Markets, James is a Cornell Alum, and Tottenham fan since ’94.

Steven CHAN


Steven leads ArcLab’s Tech & Engineering. He’s also Co-Founder of Singapore-based education & tech firm Tinkertanker (backer of ArcLab), with 1 Startup Exit to Rocket Internet’s Helpling, and counting!

Formerly with PayPal in Senior Software Engineering roles & Singapore’s Civil Service (MICA), Steven is a Code Monkey, Tinkerer, MIT Alum and has been inhaling solder fumes since ’88.

Our Advisory Board

We are honoured to draw on the experience of industry and academic leaders to upskill the World’s Deskless Workforce

Ms TAY Hwee Ling

Former Executive Director of Human Resource at Monetary Authority of Singapore. HR and L&D Leader

Dr Kenneth GOH

Singapore Management University, A. Professor of Strategic Management (Education); Co-Founder of AdvocAid


Founder, CalibrateM. Former Chief Strategist at DeVries Global. Business Strategy and Product Marketing Leader

Ms Bella YU

Certified Adult Learning, Special Needs & Financial Literacy Educator. Former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley

Dr Karin AVNIT

Singapore Institute of Technology, A. Professor & Dep. Director: Centre for Learning Environment & Assessment Development

Our Team

Icarus GUO

Software Engineer

Working to build and develop the ArcLab SaaS platform.
Making the world a better place, one line of code at a time.
National University of Singapore

Jawk AW

Lead – Learning Design & Customer Success

Experienced Certified Adult Educator.
Passionate about creating innovative & interactive learning experiences that can help organisations & learners achieve their goals & meet business objectives. A strong believer that learning is a lifelong journey, & constantly seeking new ways to expand knowledge & skills.

Interns: Maximus TAN, JEON Wonje

We’re growing. If you share our vision, please reach out.


"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Issac Newton

Many thanks to alumni who helped lay ArcLab’s foundations: ARASH Nur Iman, ARIFF Munshi, CHAN Hei Wai, Nicholas CHAN, Joanna CHEONG, CHIN Bing Huang, CHU Jie Ying, Jonathan CHUA, DERECK Zorca, Jerry DING, Martin GOH, HAN Zenan, Justin HOU, Josiah KEK, KERK Zhao Zhen, Marcus LAM, Kris LEE, LEE Wei Liang, Claire LIEW, LIN Si Qi, Carolynne NG, NG Mun Hin, Kimberly PONTANARES, ROHIT Rajesh, SABRINA Kamarudin, SAIVYA Sreen, SHEN Hao, SIM Hean Zhor, Sylvia SOH, Serena SOO, SUKKRIVAA Vijayan, Benjamin TAN, Cedric Edward TAN, Luke TAN, TAN Xin Ying, TAN Yu Fei, Darryl TANG, TAY Ruiwen, Estee TEY, Ephraim WANG, Charles WINDLE, YAW Chur Zhe, Francis YEO, YEOH Lik Hern, Elizabeth YEUNG, Eric YULIANTO & ZAINUL Ariffin