SDH Institute Lecturers
Senior Lecturer and Programme Head
Mr Fred Utanes has behind him 30 years of professional experience that spans the diverse fields of training and education, entrepreneurship, non-profit organisations, and defence. He had an illustrious career with Informatics Holdings Ltd in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Laos. He held sensitive positions as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Senior Vice President, Director, and/or General Manager of different country operations in his 13 long years with Informatics. His stint with a San Francisco (United States of America)-based web development firm as General Manager was also one of his career highlights. To add to these, he had the opportunity to gain rich experience in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry doing trade exhibitions and advertising sales for Seatrade, a publication company based in United Kingdom.
Mr Utanes receives his Masters in Business Management (MBM) degree, on scholarship from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Philippines, an AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International) accredited business school situated in Manila’s prime business district. His Bachelor of Science degree was earned at the Philippine Military Academy, graduating with top honours at the same time earning the equivalent title of 2nd Lieutenant in the officer corps. He also holds numerous professional certifications in the areas of training and assessment, supply chain management, and others.
His academic record includes a Senior Lecturer position in the graduate department of the premier state university of the Philippines as well as Associate Professor in Management in another graduate school of business. In Singapore, Mr Utanes taught in the masters’ and undergraduate degree programmes in various private schools. He still teaches subjects within the business management and hospitality management disciplines.