Meet Team SGN

Meet our 11 in-market Regional Representatives who provide an on-ground presence across 5 regions.

Australasia

Leanne Lim

Leanne comes from a communications background, and enjoys all things media related. She is particularly interested in how thoughtful content and messaging works towards social good. She loves #supportinglocal wherever she goes, and appreciates the role of technology that allows her to continue supporting her favourite causes and businesses back in Singapore.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!


Europe

Alberenee Sim

An extrovert, Alberenee likes to meet new people, hear and be inspired by their stories and life experiences. It also gives her great joy and motivation in being able to help bridge meaningful connections and forge mutually-beneficial partnerships at work.

When she is not hanging out with friends over brunch and exploring different parts of Singapore during the weekends, she will attempting new baking recipes at home. She also enjoys a daily cuppa – a cup of teh-c a day fuels her day ahead!

Alberenee heads our operations in the Europe continent.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!

Baohui Huang

Baohui enjoys creative pursuits, Netflix-binging and cannot go a day without coffee. As a newcomer to London, Baohui is excited to immerse herself in the city and meet new people. She’d love for you to hit her up with your recommendations about town and say hi!

Baohui covers the UK and Ireland.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!

Jessie Lim

Jessie enjoys meeting people over coffee, pastries and G&Ts. Inspired by her stint at BBC Studios working with documentary producers, she strives to bring a touch of creativity and sustainability to her work. She’d love to connect with communities in Europe to find out what collaborations they want to see, and what makes them feel alive. An active individual, Jessie likes to exercise and hike Singapore’s mountains on sunny weekends.   

Jessie covers Continental Europe.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!


North America

David Ho

Whether its training for a marathon, data analytics or talking about the latest start-up in Silicon Valley, David is always keen to meet and gain new insights. On weekends, David can be found chasing his two boys around, either on foot or on bike and on the few occasions where he is able to catch his breath, he enjoys binging on the latest Netflix series, preferably after a sinful plate of Hainanese chicken rice with lots of chilli sauce!

David covers cities in the West Coast, as well as the western part of Canada.

Contact him here or add him on LinkedIn!

Qian Hui Chia

It might look like Qian Hui is busy building communities of fans and friends in the US and Singapore, but don’t be deceived. It’s all a front for her real job – loyal servant to her rat terrier, Robyn, who demands walks, treats, and constant belly rubs. When Robyn is napping, Qian Hui somehow finds the time to teach Pilates, watch Wes Anderson movies, and bake banana bread. 

Qian Hui covers cities in the East Coast.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!


North East Asia

Marcus Hee

Most people may not know but Marcus started his career in a technology role, dealing with both software and hardware development projects. He also dabbled with business process reengineering, corporate communications and marketing roles. Today, Marcus spends most of his time talking to people, understanding their needs/interests, connecting people together, as well as holding these important relationships for Singapore!

Marcus heads our regional operations in Australia, China, Japan and South Korea.

Contact him here or via WeChat: marcusheemk or add him on LinkedIn!

Ho Koi Foong

Based in Shanghai, Koi enjoys building meaningful partnerships and making new friends across East China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Outside of work, you can find him preparing for the next Spartan race, serving the life support community as an adjunct medical instructor, honing his French and training to be an Advanced Sommelier. Koi loves a good conversation as much as a bottle of wine, so ping him any time for a chat!

Contact him here or via WeChat: koifoongho or add him on LinkedIn!

Shelly Yeo

Shelly enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and loves bringing like-minded people together. Some of her best memories from her 3+ years in Shanghai were working with fellow Singaporeans on projects for the community and picnics at the West Bund!

Naturally curious, Shelly makes it a point to learn something new every year! And this year, she hopes to rediscover Singapore on foot, explore the art of kombucha-making, and expand her knowledge on digital marketing.

Shelly covers cities in North and West China.

Contact her here or via WeChat: oslchina or add her on LinkedIn!

Joanna Tay

Nothing bores Joanna more than having a quiet meal by herself. She is energized by having people around her, be it over catching up with a bunch of close buddies over her favourite “mala” hotpot, or fostering stronger ties with partners and associates at work events. Joanna looks forward to meeting new friends in China and getting their advice on authentic Southern Chinese cuisine.

Joanna covers cities in South China.

Contact her here or via WeChat: joannathf or add her on LinkedIn!


South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East

Nadirah Rahman

Nadirah loves exploring Singapore and she enjoys extremely spicy food, spending much of her time sourcing the best eats in the island. She hopes to one day get to enjoy the delicious Middle Eastern cuisine she heard so much of, and immerse herself in the fascinating culture in that region. Drop her note if you would like to chat with her! Outside of work, this extroverted introvert likes to people watch while chilling at a cafe.

Nadirah covers cities in Middle East.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!

Patrina Lim

Patrina is a keen learner of the histories, cultures and societies of Southeast Asia, fascinated both by values we share and the unique identities that distinguish us. With a background in talent mobility and development and migration policies, Patrina is excited to connect with communities in Southeast Asia and growing and deepening the ties between these Southeast Asian networks with SGN’s global networks.

If you’ve got a collaboration idea – whether it’s content related or a community/industry initiative – connect with her here or on LinkedIn.


Singapore

Neha Thakkar

Neha finds joy in meeting people, building meaningful relationships and connecting folks. She spends her free time reading, writing, mentoring youth and volunteering at the grassroots. She feels passionately about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and systematic empowerment of those disadvantaged. She has lived and worked in the Pacific Islands, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US. She started off her career as a satellite engineer and then went on to work in journalism, communication, humanitarian sector, academia, policy, partnerships.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!

Valentina Ko

With a background in non-profit, Valentina enjoys doing things that will create impact for people. Returning to Singapore after ten years in USA, she is excited to apply the same skills to rally the Singapore Global Network community based here and help them create meaningful connections. In her free time, she can be found training at her local boxing gym, spinning, or disturbing her adopted dogs- Captain and Loki.

Contact her here or add her on LinkedIn!


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