Freddie Quek






Freddie Quek


Highly experienced and a multiple award-winning global technology leader who has worked in Asia, US and EMEA, across many industries


Freddie Quek is CTO at Times Higher Education, responsible for data-driven products and solutions such as the SDG Impact Dashboard which provides insights into universities’ impact in delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is a disruptive, networked and agile leader who thrives in challenging environments and focuses on achieving and celebrating team successes. He is highly experienced and a multiple award-winning global technology leader who has worked in Singapore, US and UK, across automotive, higher education, publishing, loyalty, insurance, travel and financial services industries.

He started in publishing and has worked for FTSE 100 companies like Reed Elsevier, and Fortune 500 companies like Wiley. He helped transformed the industry from print to digital, pioneered the use of NoSQL technologies, and achieved large scale agile implementations. His career took on an additional dimension when he was given the role to “deal with the unexpected” to execute strategic yet unplanned initiatives to handle merger integrations, partnerships and competitive threats. His team received the IT Project Team of the Year award at the UK IT Industry Awards. He received three Wiley President’s Award in 4 years, a Pacesetter Award for delivering a ground-breaking multi-million licensing deal, and MarkLogic’s Customer Excellence award for achieving “Mission Impossible” with its NoSQL technology. He was also recognised as UK’s top 50 data leaders.

Freddie is a Fellow of BCS, judge for the UK IT Industry Awards, and Ambassador for ConTech, a series of conferences that are transforming content through data science, AI and emerging technologies. He has Master of Science degrees from the London School of Economics and Henley Business School, and is an alumni of Oxford University. In his spare time, he is a Research Associate at Henley Business School pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration degree in studying how technology leadership can help organisations run and change the business at the same time.


Times Higher Education

Job Title

Chief Technology Officer

Key Skills and Qualifications

Disruptive leadership. How to enable your organisation to run and change the business at the same time

Industry Sectors

Publishing, travel, insurance, loyalty, financial services, automotive, higher education


United Kingdom