Meet our 11 in-market Regional Representatives who provide an on-ground presence across 5 regions.
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.
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 covers Continental Europe.
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.
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.
Karen enjoys nature, convening communities with common purpose, creating (whether it’s writing, painting, or cooking), reading and coaching.
In addition to her role in the Singapore Global Network, she also works for the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group. Her focus is on growing and connecting technology communities across the U.S., U.K. and Singapore, and attracting technology talent to Singapore and Southeast Asia.
She has worked in policy, strategy, communications and talent management across the education, finance and technology sectors. She is mom to two little girls.
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.
Michelle loves working with people and bringing communities together, particularly Singaporean tech networks in eastern North America with those in Southeast Asia. She’s always down for a chat! In her free time, she’s happiest kickboxing, training for races, volunteering with hunger and animal causes, and working her way through cookbooks.
Michelle covers cities in the East Coast, as well as Canada.
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.
North East Asia
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.
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!
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.
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.
South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East
Eleen loves to explore the cities of Southeast Asia and immerse herself in the fascinating culture that each city brings. She enjoys interacting with people and listening to them. Drop her note if you would like to chat with her! In her free time, you can find Eleen volunteering for humanitarian relief or trying out new things such as learning a new language or creating a new craft!
Eleen covers cities in South East Asia.
Gavin has always been fascinated by the diverse culture and rich heritage of Asian countries. He has found that the best way to understand a culture is through its food. While culture and history maybe subjective to the viewpoints of the individual you speak too, traditional dishes transcends time and political views revealing the true essence of a country.
Gavin covers cities in South East Asia, South Asia and Middle East.
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.
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.