Alex has 25 years of experience with the operational issues associated with jewellery retail in a variety of environments from small-scale designers developing custom labels to commercial retail in department store, independent retail, consignment and internet models. With a passion for retail systems and management and and interest in sales psychology he enjoys observing how Singapore's successful (and failing) retailers operate and adapt. He is responsible for the success and efficiency of the operational aspects of the JDMIS as well as training in Business courses and Computer Aided Design. Alex graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and has a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship from INSEAD in France, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.
Before returning to Singapore to help develop family businesses in jewellery and later, the growth plans for the JDMIS. Alex worked as an IT consultant and project manager in the field of combinatorics and configuration technology to major automotive industry manufacturers in the USA, UK and France. He has also learned much from his various internet and brick & mortar entrepreneurial ventures during this time. Alex also is the founder of a small management consulting firm in Singapore called Sigma Sapiens Consulting.
Neelam is a passionate and trained professional jewellery designer from GII, (Gemmological Institute of India) with over 2 decades of industry knowledge and experience. She has had the privilege to design fine and couture Jewellery for various companies and Jewellery shows all over the world.
Rob Schilling is an expert global trainer, professional coach, jewellery designer, and a JDMIS graduate. With his passionate interest and decades of experience working with creative masters, Rob created this 3-day course in collaboration with Suzanne Merritt (Aesthetics Researcher, artist and Fortune 500 innovation trainer based in the Boston Centre for the Arts).
Alex has been training designers and business owners from the region in 3D jewellery design and manufacturing since 2008: building the CAD/CAM skills of over 400 jewellery professionals. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and from INSEAD with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers.
Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Moving to Singapore, she used the opportunity to enrolled into JDMIS and after graduation, she soon became a recognized jewellery artist with her own brand name, Mila