Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme

A/P Albert Chu-Ying Teo

CTPCLP Director

Albert C Y Teo is an associate professor in the Department of Management & Organization, Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS). He served as the founding director of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy in the NUS Business School from July 2008 to June 2011. He has a joint appointment with the NUS University Scholars Programme, and serves as a deputy director of the programme. He set up the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme in November 2011, and serves as the director of the programme.

Albert received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1992 and 1994, respectively, from the Walter A Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his first degree of B. Soc. Sci. (Hons.) in 1986 from National University of Singapore. In 2002, he was a visiting scholar in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, and University of Melbourne’s Department of Management.

1985

B.A., Economics
National University of Singapore, Singapore

1986

B.Soc.Sci., Economics
National University of Singapore, Singapore

1992

M.S., Organizational Behavior
University of California, Berkeley, USA

1994

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Albert’s current research interests are in the areas of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and voluntarism, organizational ecology, social networks, and strategic alliances. He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Industrial and Corporate Change.

Albert is actively involved in community service. He is a volunteer program coordinator in Patient Care Center (a social services organization that runs various support programs for people living with HIV/AIDS), and serves as a management committee member of Catholic AIDS Response Effort (a Catholic ministry that runs a shelter for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS). He also serves on the boards of directors of the following non-profit organizations: ASKI Global (which conducts capacity-building programs for migrant workers in Singapore), Impact Investment Shujog (which helps social enterprises to build up their capabilities and improve their social impact), and Solutions To End Poverty (which facilitates poverty-alleviation programs in Asia, and conducts service-learning programs for youth leaders in Singapore).

Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Ecology
  • Social Networks
  • Voluntarism
  • Philanthropy
  • Community Development