“Auntie” May Schooling
As the mother to Singapore’s First Olympic Gold Medalist, May Schooling is very highly regarded in the Singaporean Community.
She is a certified accountant and previously worked for Deloitte. The Schooling Family was awarded the Strait Times Singaporean of the year in 2016 for overcoming the odds as a family to create a historic moment for Singapore.
May Schooling and her husband Colin are Directors of M’exim Singapore: An Import/Export company set up in 1990. She is also founders of two other companies before L3M International is established. The other two companies are Pen International (a book distributor) and Segomo (a global network of asset investments, shipping services and storage facilities).
Originally from Ipoh, Malaysia, May Schooling studied in Kuala Lumpur and moved to Singapore in 1979 where she began training in audit at Goh, Tan & Co; “noting that it was tough to work and study at the same time”. Despite the challenges of managing both her business interests and her son’s (Joseph Schooling) ambitions, May Schooling has kept connected to her accountancy roots by taking on active roles in the profession. In 2006, she was elected President of Singapore’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and was re-elected in 2007.