Professor Hwang Soo Chiat is one of the SMU ‘pioneers’, a member of the start-up team for Singapore’s third university. Today he is an associate professor of accounting at SMU. In December 2005, he was named Outstanding Teacher in the School of Accountancy. His research interests are in the use of accounting ratios for prediction of bankruptcy of companies, corporate governance, behavioural accounting, and changing cultural values in Singapore. Professor Hwang has extensive experience in consulting and executive teaching and his clients include the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, Ministry of Finance (Singapore), Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd, and Singapore Turf Club. Professor Hwang is a chartered management accountant (UK) and a fellow certified public accountant (Singapore).