Governing Board Members

Governing Board (GB) Members are the high-level officials of Ministry of Education or related institution nominated by the Minister of Education of respective SEAMEO Member Countries and appointed by the President of the Council. The following are the GB Members of SEAQIL.

surianiMs Hajah Suriani binti Haji Noor Hashim
Principal of Rimba II Secondary School
Department of Schools
Ministry of EducationOld Airport Road, Berakas
Bandar Seri Begawan BB3510

Brunei Darussalam
(21 June 2016–20 June 2019)

Mr Tith Mab
Head of English Division
Institute of Foreign Languages
The Royal University of Phnom Penh

(8 January 2015 – 7 January 2019)

Prof. Dr Dadang Sunendar
Head of National Agency for Language Development and Cultivation
Board of Management and Empowerment for Language
Ministry of Education and Culture


Mr Ketkeo Phanthanivong
Dean of Faculty of Letters
National University of Laos

(18 August 2015–17 August 2018)

Datuk Dr Amin Senin
Deputy Director General
(Teaching Professionalism Development)
Office of the Deputy Director General
Ministry of Education

(16 August 2016–15 August 2019)

Prof. Dr Yi Yi Maw
Deputy Director General
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Education

(22 January 2015–21 January 2018)

Assistant Secretary Atty Tonisito MC Umali, Esq
Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs
Department of Education

The Philippines
(1 November 2014–31 October 2017)

Mr Cedric Leong
Master Teacher
English Language Institute of Singapore
2 Malan Road, Block P
Singapore 109433

Republic of Singapore
(18 September 2016–17 September 2019)

Associate Professor Dr Kingkarn Thepkanjana
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University

(25 January 2016–24 January 2019)

Dr Aderito Guterres, PhD
National Expert for Linguistics
National Linguistic Institute

Timor Leste
(3 September 2014–2 September 2017)

Ms Tran Thi Phuong, MA 
Head of Division
Vietnam International Education Cooperation Department
Ministry of Education and Training

(15 August 2017–14 August 2020)