Laurence Lien (Chairman)
Laurence Lien is Co-Founder and founding CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle.
Laurence is also the Chairman of Lien Foundation, a family foundation established in 1980, that has become well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment, as well as the Chairman of Lien AID, the foundation’s humanitarian arm.
Laurence was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014. In 2008, he founded the Community Foundation of Singapore and was its Chairman from 2013-2019. He is also Board Member of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University.
Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Laurence served in the Singapore Administrative Service, which forms the top echelon of public service leaders in Singapore. Laurence holds degrees from Oxford University, the National University of Singapore, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2010, Laurence was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014.
Mr David Zuellig has been in the forefront of the group’s development and expansion, in both insurance broking and underwriting. He was Chairman of Accette Broking Group from 1989 till the group divested its broking business in 2011.
In May 2011, Mr David Zuellig was appointed to the Board of Interpharma Investments Limited, subsequently was chosen to be Chairman in September 2011. Mr David Zuellig was actively involved in the strategic and operational management. The Zuellig Group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of industry-leading businesses in the Asia Pacific region spanning sectors including, insurance, healthcare distribution solutions and pharmacy services; agribusiness manufacturing and distribution as well as and agricultural and materials handling equipment supply and services.
In 2012, Mr David Zuellig was appointed Chairman of FPG Insurance Group. Established in 1958 by the Zuellig Group of Companies, FPG Insurance has built an enviable reputation for developing in-depth customer insights that support the creation of relevant, comprehensive insurance products across Asia, for both business and individuals alike.
Ms. Kathleen Chew is the Group Legal Counsel of YTL Corporation Berhad. She holds a LL.B (Hons) Degree from the University of Birmingham and is a member of the English Bar and the Malaysia Bar. She is also Programme Director of the YTL Foundation. The YTL Foundation’s vision is to build better societies, through better education by redefining the teaching and learning process through programmes, funding, thought leadership and by championing the use of technology.
She is Chairman of Hospis Malaysia and a trustee of the Dignity for Children Foundation and Montfort Boys Town. She is Chairperson of Alpha Malaysia, a non-denominational Christian organisation and Chair of the Alpha Asia Pacific Advisory Board. She is also a board member of the Asia Philanthropy Circle and Acumen Fund Inc, New York. Additionally, she is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Assunta Secondary School, a mission school founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.
She is founder of Mad Squared, a media services agency serving the non-profit sector and founder of Mangosteen Organics, a socially-conscious luxury bath and body brand that aims to improve the quality of life of women and children in Southeast Asia by committing 100% of its profits to help sustain organisations that empower and support women and children in need.
She is married to Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong and has seven lovely children.
Mr. Lam Nguyen-Phuong retired as Senior Managing Partner of Capital Group Private Markets in January 2018. Through six funds spanning a period of 25 years, Capital Group Private Markets has invested over US$6 billion in more than 80 companies operating in emerging market countries around the world. Prior to joining Capital Group in 1992 as Co-Founder and Co-Head of the Private Equity business, he worked at Ermgassen & Co in London, J.P. Morgan & Co. (in New York, Brussels, and London), and RepublicBank Dallas. In addition, Lam has held part-time teaching positions in corporate finance or investment management at Pace University in New York, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Boston University-Brussels. He currently serves on the Investment Committee or Advisory Committee of several endowments or Private Equity funds. Lam earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the École Centrale, Paris, France. He is based in Singapore.
Lam is actively involved with Ashoka, an organisation that promotes social entrepreneurship and change-making. In 2014, his family established an Ashoka endowment to support social entrepreneurs who operate in emerging markets – a permanent symbol of the family’s keen commitment to social services in the developing world. In addition, Lam is a donor to, and mentor at, Endeavor, an organisation that identifies and supports entrepreneurs with the greatest potential for economic and social impact in their regions. Lam’s family has donated to various philanthropy projects, primarily in South or South-East Asia, and especially in the fields of education, poverty alleviation, refugees/anti human trafficking, and meditation. They have also established scholarships at several universities in the United States, favouring students from emerging market countries.
A committed meditator, Lam believes deeply in inter-spiritual dialogue and the Perennial wisdom.
Stanley Tan has spent his years in business covering various sectors including media and publishing, property development and investments, as well as hotel management. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Singapore public listed GYP Properties Limited; and Director of family office, Rumah Group and its philanthropic arm, Rumah Foundation. Since the age of 35, he has placed an equal emphasis on volunteering, devoting half his time to community causes both in and outside Singapore.
Stanley is passionate about addressing the needs of disadvantaged children, youth and families. He chairs the South Central Community Family Service Centre, =DREAMS Asia and =DREAMS Singapore; and co-founded and is the Vice-President of MILK (“Mainly I Love Kids”) Fund. For many years, he also chaired Beyond Social Services, which aims to curb youth delinquency and develop young people. A firm believer in building a strong civil society and promoting strategic philanthropy, he chaired the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre from 2007-2014, where he was responsible for the development of new strategic initiatives, including launching the Community Foundation of Singapore and the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership.
He is active in overseas giving initiatives. Over the years, he has been involved with communities in China, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines. Stanley was conferred an Honorary Officer to the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002 and received the Singapore National Day Award in 2011. He was also recognised by the New Zealand High Commission in 2015 for his contribution to Singapore and New Zealand’s 50-year partnership, as well as New Zealand and ASEAN’s 40-year partnership.
Victor Rachmat Hartono
Victor Rachmat Hartono is the Chief Operating Officer of PT. Djarum and the President Director of the Djarum Foundation, where he devotes most of his time. Under his leadership and vision, Djarum continues to thrive–expanding into one of the largest and successful business group in the region. He is very proud to be an Indonesian citizen and believes that in the future, Indonesia will fulfil its potential as a well-rounded benign superpower nation from Southeast Asia. A vibrant thriving Indonesia shall play a pivotal role in making the world a better place.
He envisions Indonesia as having strong economic growth, flourishing culture, strong sports performance, effective environmental management, and high quality living standards. Through the Djarum Foundation, Victor is committed to investing in all of these areas.
Victor cites his passions as photography, swimming, history, philanthropy and badminton. Victor also helms the Djarum Badminton Club, which was started by his father, and which has and continues to nurture the best badminton players in the world. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Indonesia’s only gold medal was won by Djarum Badminton Club’s mixed doubles pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.
Born in Semarang, Victor currently resides in Jakarta. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He cites Confucius as his daily mantra: “every day we do simple things to create a better more peaceful world”.