Women In Business

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Angel Cheung
Barclays Bank PLC
 
Angel started her career in a strategy consultancy specializing in Canadian banks before expanding her international footprint with Barclays. Here, she has held positions involving broad strategic initiatives in M&A Integration and Portfolio Divestments, as well as more in-depth roles in Credit Sanctioning for Emerging Markets and Commodities Trade Finance. Currently, Angel is the Country Relationship Director for global MNCs located in Singapore where she aims to augment the Barclays Corporate presence. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.
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Olivia Widen
British Chamber Of Commerce
 
 
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Sarah Anderson
Aberdeen Asset Management
 
Sarah is responsible for Corporate Stewardship and Internal Communications at Aberdeen Asset Management in Asia Pacific. Her role includes managing Aberdeen’s Charitable Foundation, its environmental footprint and Diversity & Inclusion strategies alongside employee engagement and internal communications across the 10 Aberdeen offices within the region. She also volunteers with Talent Trust and is a Board Member of In Kind Direct, Singapore.
Sarah is a corporate affairs and brand reputation communications professional with 13 years’ integrated communications and marketing experience, 5 of those spent here in Singapore. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History of Modern Art from Manchester University and a Masters from Singapore Management University in Communications Management.
 
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Julie Anne Bautista
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
 
 
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Soumya Bhagavatula
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
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Abigail Browne
Michael Page International Pte Ltd
 
 
 
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Emma Burrows
CIO Connect Pte Ltd
 
Emma has been in IT for over 17 years and predominately been working in the UK and across Asia Pacific. She has held many leadership and management roles. Whilst at Harvey Nash, Emma was responsible for the tendering process globally and helped bring in some of their largest accounts. She joined CIO Connect in the UK in 2010 to run their operations and events. Throughout that time she grew their annual conference from 30 to 250 attendees. Emma moved to Singapore in 2011 and took on the challenge of opening CIO Connect Pte Ltd. Now the Managing Director of Operations for Asia Pacific, Emma is responsible for full operations and client relationship management.
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Caroline Davis
British Council
 
Caroline Davis is an experienced teacher and taught English language in a variety of public and private educational settings, both overseas and in the UK (Japan, Mexico, Spain & London) for over 16 years. Caroline is committed to continuous professional development and recently completed an MA in Educational Leadership and Management and an International Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She is dedicated to promoting an understanding of diversity and in particular gender equality and so recently joined the British Council diversity team. She has been in Singapore since 2007 and has a daughter who is currently in nursery school. Her hobbies include running, dance, theatre and art.
 
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Dorine Kuo
Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Dorine is a Chartered Civil Engineer with design and project management experience on multidisciplinary infrastructure and building projects across different geographic and regulatory jurisdictions including Singapore, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. She enjoys leading teams in a multicultural context to achieve common purposes and also has a deep interest in individual and team development, as well as human dynamics, to shape relationships, culture and create a sustainable work environment and life.
 
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Venkataraman Subramanyan
Tripura Multinational Pte Ltd
 
Venkat is an experienced business leader, facilitator and coach and delights in the joy of making others great. Clients respect him for his utmost honesty, integrity, passion for excellence, ability to ask hard questions in a soft way, and on helping them think critically. Through his two companies, Tripura Multinational and Global Coaching Lab, he is currently leading several Consulting and Training engagements in areas of Sales Leadership, Execution Excellence, Women Leadership, Global Leadership Development, Group Coaching and Executive Coaching. His vision is to Touch and Transform a million lives by 2020 and a billion lives by 2030!
 
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Amanda Teoh
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
Amanda Teoh is a senior associate in the asset finance team in Singapore, specialising in aviation leasing and financing. Amanda is admitted as a solicitor in Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the firm's CSR committee and has a strong interest in social justice, particularly access to education. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Amanda worked as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and as tipstaff and researcher to the President of the NSW Court of Appeal.
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Emma Jackson
CIPD Asia
 
 
 
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Alejandra Perez
Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 
Alejandra joined Pacific Prime in 2012 in our Shanghai office, starting in sales and later working in renewals. For the past two years she has led the Sales & Renewals teams in Shanghai with over 40 team members. Her main aim has been to ensure our teams provide the best insurance solutions while putting a smile on the face of our clients, partners and, colleagues. In 2016 she joined our Singapore Team as Head of Sales & Renewals. Alejandra was born in Mexico and has studied in Canada, France, Germany, and China, graduating from the HTW Berlin with a Master’s degree in International Business. Being an expat herself for the past 8 years makes it easier to empathize with clients’ insurance needs. When not in the office, you can find her doing HIIT Workouts, outdoor activities, traveling, or eating out with her boyfriend/friends/dog.
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Wanying Lim
Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd, Singapore
 
Wanying is Associate Director at Swiss private bank Julius Baer. She works on the International team servicing UHNWI Europeans including UK RnD individuals and families. Wanying spent 14+ formative years growing up between Milan, London and São Paulo before returning to Singapore in 2008. She is a mother of three and leading the women’s initiative in Bank Julius Baer. In her free time, she is either entertaining her rambunctious toddlers, practising her asanas or reading up on fintechs and psychology articles
 
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Valsa Panicker
British High Commission
 
 
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Sharmila Martis
Standard Chartered Bank
 
Sharmila is a dynamic senior woman leader with a proven track record of achievements in global brand building, marketing, digital storytelling, product innovation, account planning, client experience, start ups and advertising across Asia. A self starter with high positivity, she has inspired key client and frontline experiences across global matrix structures creating digital migration campaigns that delivers strong client engagement.
Sharmila is currently Head, Employee Banking, Client Coverage at Standard Chartered Bank. As an advocate of diversity, Sharmila drives social entrepreneurship and women support via learning programs and women networking across multiple corporates. Sharmila is also an enthusiastic mother to two and is passionate on child nurturing and support programs.
 
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Ayça Ozcanlar
Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Ayça is a registered architect in Turkey and joined Arup Singapore in 2008 as part of the facade design team. She has over 12 years’ experience working in architectural façade industry with extensive experience. Her previous experience enhanced her in designing various façade systems and inspired her to develop interest and gain expertise in this field of design. She is involved in many major projects in Singapore, India, China, Romania, Germany, Israel and Turkey working with renowned architects, developers and specialist façade contractors. Currently, she is a part time lecturer in NUS Architectural Department and leading Façade India projects in Arup.
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Elizabeth Pickup
Transform Your Conversations
 
Elizabeth is an experienced Learning & Development and HR professional, who has worked in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, in multicultural environments including Financial Services, Banking, Retail, Airlines and various other MNCs, SMEs and Public Sector institutions. As a freelance Training Consultant in Singapore, Elizabeth has developed her expertise in performance and talent management, leadership development, soft skills training and generalist Human Resources. Before coming to Singapore 14 years ago, Elizabeth was the HR and Learning & Development Director for the retailer WH Smith and held a similar position at United Friendly Insurance in London.
 
 
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Lucy Ponder
Michael Page International Pte Ltd
 
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Elizabeth Rankin
PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
Elizabeth is a Senior Manager in the Global Mobility Services practice at PwC Singapore. She has over 11 years of UK, US and Singapore tax experience, allowing her to provide holistic international personal tax and global mobility support to her clients. Having worked with PwC UK since 2006, Elizabeth took up a secondment to PwC Singapore to widen her experience and further her professional development. Elizabeth also specialises in providing reward based solutions advising clients on their compensation & benefit strategies including creation of long-term incentive plans and the design and review of equity plans.

Elizabeth graduated from the Brunel University in 2003 with a Business Management degree and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) in the UK.
 
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Alasdair Spink
Odgers Berndtson
 
Based in Singapore, Alasdair Spink is a Partner and Head of the Industrial Practice in Asia Pacific. With over 20 years of experience in executive search, Alasdair leads the Industrial Practice for Odgers Berndtson’s Asia Pacific region offices of Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Australia. The Industrial practice works with clients across industrial services, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and capital equipment to appoint word class leaders to country and regional leadership roles. The practice combines local knowledge and networks in each APAC country with global “reach” and world class service and process. Alasdair joined Odgers Berndtson in 2005 in the London office. In 2010 he relocated to Dubai to lead the Middle East business, covering the GCC region, before moving to Delhi in 2011 to lead the India business. Alasdair’s search career began in 1997 with another leading search firm where he gained experience in the UK, Netherlands and Germany.
 
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Poppy Robinson
Bray Leino Singapore Pte Ltd
 
In 2014, Poppy brought Bray Leino, a UK-headquartered integrated communications agency, to Asia. Specialising in both B2B and B2C communications, her clients range from global MNCs to start ups and challenger brands. Poppy and her team create integrated campaigns designed to help brands stand out in today’s market, using a mix of digital, experiential, events and exhibitions, and more traditional media communications. This role takes Poppy all around APAC, which is a real bonus as she loves to travel and explore this region.
 
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Raquel Loll
RICS
 
Ms. Loll is an experienced lawyer with over 24 years of international experience in public policy, law and corporate affairs. Based in Singapore since 2013, as Director of Professional Assurance and Corporate Affairs for Asia Pacific, she oversees the development of international professional practice and conduct standards, and the enforcement of those standards for RICS professionals in the property and built environment sector. She is also responsible for corporate affairs strategy to advance international standards and disseminate regulatory best practice, which form the core of RICS thought leadership and branding in the region. Ms. Loll earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago Law School and her BA from Lake Forest College in the United States with a major in International Relations and Politics. She served in posts with the U.S. Embassies to the UN FAO and the Holy See, both in Rome, Italy; and as Deputy Commissioner for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, in the United States; as well as various public policy, communications and legal roles with the City of Chicago, the Cook County State’s Attorney, and private practice. She has a keen interest in employee engagement and women’s issues, recently serving as a steering group member and judge for the Southeast Asia Women of the Future Awards.
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Victoria Hartley
The Appointment Group
 
Vicky has worked in the MICE industry for 17 years and has broad experience across the event spectrum, working on both the agency and venue side, marketing, selling and delivering a wide range of corporate and business events to a global audience. Her career began organizing large Christmas parties for London’s clients and quickly accelerated to running larger conferences and incentives to destinations including Morocco, Italy, Iceland and France. She moved to head up the UK event agency eventwise, where she oversaw its’ re-brand as well as working alongside key clients to produce their business events across the globe. Developing the in-house hospitality division gave Vicky a change of direction and the opportunity to run a number of successful hospitality programs, including the London 2012 Olympic official hospitality program at Greenwich Park. Remaining in the sporting arena, Vicky was approached to run the busy Meetings and Events division at Wembley Stadium. A move to Singapore at the end of 2016 gave her the opportunity to join The Appointment Group Global Events team to spearhead the company’s expansion into the APAC MICE market.
 
 
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Nishadi Ranasinghe
JDX Consulting
 
Nishadi joined JDX Consulting Singapore as a Senior Manager in June 2017, as a practice lead in Technical Consulting. Her area of expertise is technological change and enterprise transformation and has over 10 years experience of working in the financial services industry in the KYC and regulatory change domain in the UK. Over the last 12 months, she has been working within a growing FinTech company implementing an industry standard solution into Standard Chartered Bank as part of a bank-wide $100 million transformation program. She started her career at Markit Group in 2007 as a Business Analyst, and was a key part of the technical team delivering Counterparty Manager: ISDA Amend solution, now a standard bank solution for efficiently updating Master Agreements to facilitate compliance with Dodd-Frank and EMIR regulation. Nishadi specializes in the implementation of change and sees the psychology of change as a fundamental part of how to ensure acceptance of software solutions. Her aim is to be part of a community encouraging women to pioneer change initiatives in challenging male dominated work environments for example technology and financial services. Nishadi graduated BA Hons Economics and Business from University College London in the UK.
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Alexander Martin
Robert Walters (Singapore) Limited
 
Alex is the Principal Consultant in Robert Walters for HR Recruitment in Singapore, prior to which he managed a team of recruitment consultants for the Robert Walters Commerce Finance business. Before joining recruitment, Alex was the Business Development Manager for a regional mobility specialist firm, leading sales in the region from both the Singapore and Shanghai offices. Having been in Mobility and Recruitment for 9 years in Asia, Alex enjoys using his experience working with SMEs and Multinationals alike to address their recruitment and mobility challenges. Originally from the UK, Alex has lived in six different countries but counts Singapore as his home after a cumulative 7 years here. He has a degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham.
 
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Sophie Harle
Tanglin Trust School Ltd
 
 
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Saloni Dang
Newcastle University
 
 
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Belma Yebka
Complete Healthcare International
 
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Rachel McCartney
JLL
 
 
 
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Maggie Caldeira
ING Bank N.V
 

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