Mr Raja Singham

Founder, Managing Director and Chief Future Officer of the BAC Education Group


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RAJA SINGHAM, the Founder, Managing Director and Chief Future Officer of the BAC Education Group is an Educator, Entrepreneur and Social Leader. With over 30 years in the education industry, Raja Singham was named “Education Man of the Year” by the Brand Laureate for his significant contributions and revolutionary approach to education in Malaysia. A visionary by all standards and entrepreneurial in the many initiatives he has introduced within the industry, Raja Singham envisions to impact 10 million lives by 2030. His strategic intent is to bring about a change in the lives of individuals and communities through education and social good. With over 30 entities within the BAC Education Group and growing,

Raja’s vision of innovating and revolutionising education on every level to TRANSFORM A MILLION LIVES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE is well on its way.

Responding to the crises of the pandemic, for the first 36 months when COVID-19 hit, Raja introduced digital platforms to help educate and empower students, unemployed graduates, retrenched workers and B40 communities sustain themselves through upskilling and reskilling. The brainchild of the LEARN Different concept, Raja believes in integrating the 4 pillars of Learn, Work, Play and Impact to bring about a holistic development in the students and employees of the BAC Education Group. The LEARN Different concept drives student engagement and employee engagement by giving individuals an opportunity to experience learning and working in a creative manner.

Raja Singham holds several key portfolios as Founder and President of Pertubuhan Bangkit (Uplift Organisation), Founder of the Make It Right Movement, and Founder of BACFlix (the largest free education initiative by the private sector in Malaysia). He was also the Secretary of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia, Lead Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) and many other social good organisations. Under his leadership, BAC was awarded the ASEAN Business Awards Malaysia for Best in CSR in 2015, 2017 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. BAC also won the Asean Business Special Award in 2022.

His focus on innovation and educational excellence has been honoured by numerous distinguished awards he has received personally and also those awarded to BAC over the years. He is also in many Government initiatives to improve the Malaysian education sector and was a Circle Expert for Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) on Work and Value Creation.

The Group’s guiding principle is inspired by Raja’s favourite quote by Henry Ford, “To do more for the world than the world does for you — that is success”.