|Jimson Cheng is the Chairman of Hagar Singapore’s Board of Directors and a board member of Hagar International’s. An authority in life sciences and healthcare, and wielding more than 15 years’ experience in executive search and leadership advisory, he is currently a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Singapore office overseeing the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He is also active in human resources, legal professionals, and services sector practice groups. Jimson’s professional experience spans across Asia, United States and Europe in senior management roles. His interest in social causes brought him to be involved with work in orphanage, prison ministry and has a passion for the under-privileged and marginalised youths. Personal interests include travelling the world with a backpack, immersing himself in different cultures and languages, sports and career coaching.|
|Micaela Cronin is the CEO of Hagar International. Micaela has worked in the community sector for more than 25 years and become a recognised leader at state and national level in Australia. She has been CEO of McKillop Family Services since October 2009, a Catholic community agency that provides services to over 5,000 people across three Australian states. Across the last six years she has introduced pioneering program models in the Australian context. She was President of the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) from 2007, and until recently, also the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS). She currently serves on the Board for Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA).
In 2014, in acknowledgement of her significant contribution, she was awarded the Robin Clark Memorial Award for service and leadership in the children, youth and family services sector. Micaela holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Diploma in Community Development and a Master of Business Administration.
|Koh Eu Beng is currently Associate Director at NUS Business School, after having spent 20 years in the Technology Industry spanning roles in Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing. He has a burden for youths and young adults, and is involved in church and organisations reaching out to this group. Eu Beng also firmly believes that the Corporate world can and should make a bigger, positive impact to the social sector, and is studying various means to help accelerate it.|
|Dominique Choy received her early training in Hospitality Management. She has worked in hotels in Hawaii and in Singapore since graduating from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She also has over 20 years’ experience as a realtor specialising in the sale and rental private properties. She is a founding member of DaySpring, an at-risk women and children’s programme of Highpoint Community Services Association. As Chair of DaySpring Management Committee, Dominique has provided strategic direction and support to the staff and has been active in raising funds for the two programmes under DaySpring’s purview since 2006. On a personal level, she is passionate about cooking and had recently completed a culinary course in Paris offered by Le Cordon Bleu Paris.|
|Paul Chan worships at World Revival Prayer Fellowship and is serving as one of the Elders and is also on the Board of Trustees of the Church. He has been actively serving in various ministries of the church including preaching, supervising cell groups and mission work including the church involvement in Hagar ministry from 1994 to 1998. Paul holds an MBA, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation, Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) and the Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) qualification. He is currently the Chairman of the International Certification & Standards Board of Asia Pacific Financial Services Association (APFinSA) and a Past President of the Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS). Having been with Great Eastern Life for more than 25 years, he is currently a Director of Financial Services. Paul has also co-authored two books with Dr B C Ghosh, Strategic Planning for SMEs in Singapore & Malaysia & Smart Retirement Planning.|
|Lee How Giap retired from Corning in April 2011. He worked 27 years, for Philips, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Corning; in 3 countries, Singapore, Indonesia (4 years) and China (16 years). He also travelled extensively to the USA, Europe, Japan, and many South East Asian countries, on business trips. His last position prior to his retirement was the Vice President of Manufacturing for Corning Greater China Telecom. He also held many other positions, prior to that, including, President of Corning Optical Fiber for Greater China, General Manager of a joint venture in China (Lucent Technologies) and Plant Manager for AT&T in Indonesia. He elected for an early retirement from the corporate world, so that he can progress to the next phase of his life, from achieving “success” to “significance”. He wants to use his skills and experiences to educate young people, do consulting work, to help SMEs in Singapore and the region (ASEAN) and do charity work. How Giap and his wife, Alice, worship at the Covenant Evangelical Free Church in Woodlands.|
|Sylvia Lee started her career as a chemical engineer, with experiences in engineering and refinery operations, strategy and investments and strategic HR. Sylvia left the corporate world in 2008 to pursue personal interests. Sylvia started Lotus Culture in 2010, developed a social enterprise which provided sexually trafficked and exploited women and girls in Cambodia with employment. Its mission was to help to rebuild lives. Despite these efforts, Sylvia realised that she was merely helping to alleviate the symptoms of this global problem of human trafficking, and not the root cause. In 2012, she set up EmancipAsia Ltd. to raise public awareness about this societal issue, to engage the masses, to empower individuals, communities and businesses to take action to combat this heinous crime against humanity. Sylvia wants to apply her corporate skills and experiences in the non-profit sector.|
|RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Chua Eng Hui is a member of the Criminal Law practice under the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. He heads the Financial Crime and Compliance Industry Group in the firm. Eng Hui started his legal career in the Attorney General’s Chambers where he served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor for 5 years from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, he was transferred to the judicial service where he served as a District Judge for just under a year before moving on to private practice. Eng Hui has extensive experience in Criminal legal practice, having handled numerous crime law cases all the way up to Court of Appeal level. In addition, Eng Hui also has substantial experience in cases involving corruption, fraud and deceit.|
|Michael Chiam is the Executive Director of Hagar Singapore. Having spent more than 14 years serving in the international humanitarian sector, he is no stranger to global poverty issues and social evils that are prevalent in impoverished and oppressed communities in the developing countries. Michael brings with him extensive programme and executive experience having provided direct oversight of numerous global development projects in about 25 countries worldwide. Immensely grateful for the chance to marry both his life mission and his career, Michael’s personal mantra keeps him focused and rooted even in turbulent times – “You only live once, so make the life in your years count.” Outside of work, Michael also volunteers with The Navigators as a mentor in the 20-30’s ministry. Michael has a MBA in NGO Leadership and is happily married to his wife, Lynette – a passionate social activist and who is now playing a pivotal role in Hagar Singapore in Marketing & Communications.|