Halogen Foundation Singapore is not just about the young people we build, but also the people who stand behind the cause to support and drive it.
Teo Chee Hean
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security
Board of Directors
Lim Soon Hock [Chairman]
Founder and Managing Director
PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd
Tam Chee Chong [Treasurer]
Deputy Managing Partner, Markets
Deloitte & Touche LLP Singapore
Martin Tan [Co-Founder]
Institute for Societal Leadership, Singapore Management University
Ramlee Bin Buang
Founder & Owner
Cho Pei Lin
Asia PR Werkz Pte Ltd
Dr Kon Sen Cheong, Derrick
The Conference Board
Lim Hwee Seh
Director, Special Projects, Singapore Policy History Project
Ministry of Social and Family Development
Seah Gek Choo
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Dr Ann Tan
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Women Fertility & Fetal Centre
JHT Law Corporation
Finance & Establishment Committee
Tam Chee Chong (Chairperson)
Martin Tan (Co-Chairperson)
Lim Soon Hock
Lim Hwee Seh
Audit & Risk Management Committee
Ramlee Bin Buang (Chairperson)
Jessie Thong (Co-Chairperson)
Lim Soon Hock
Seah Gek Choo
Dr Ann Tan (Chairperson)
Cho Pei Lin (Co-Chairperson)
Lim Hwee Seh
Lim Soon Hock
Seah Gek Choo
Business Development Committee
Mark Sayer (Chairperson)
Derrick Kon (Co-Chairperson)
Cho Pei Lin
Lim Soon Hock
Seah Gek Choo
Chief Executive Officer
As a strategist and a builder, Ivy provides direction and support for Halogen’s growth and work in the youth development sector. Overseeing all organisational matters ranging from training operations to human resource, Ivy specialises in partnership building and fundraising matters with corporations and community partners. She also supports start-ups and community initiatives as an advisor in business and organisational development matters.
Ivy was formerly with Procter & Gamble, piloting new product initiatives and handling supply chain management issues across the regional market. Having spent time in a multi-national corporation, her area of interest is in bringing the best practices of the private sector to the non-profit world. Ivy has been in the charity sector for the past 5 years and has served in multiple operational roles, managing youth and adult events as well as other organisation development assignments within Halogen. Her past projects include singlehandedly running National Young Leaders’ Day, that saw 800 people attend the event and launching the National Young Leader Award, Halogen Internship Programme and Salesforce BizAcademy.
Ivy is an Honours graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and holds a Double Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. She was a Global Merit Scholar from NUS and also a recipient of the highly prestigious NUS Eminent Business Alumni Award in 2016. Being an advocate of youth empowerment, Ivy is a part of the INSPIRIT community, organised by the National Youth Council and Singapore National Employer Federation and is a mentor with Young NTUC Youth Career Network. Ivy also gives back to the community by serving as a Project Advisor to various initiatives such as My Working Title, MediWhere, TwoClaps.co and Youth Exchange programme with Dragon Trails. Ivy was also featured on Extraordinary Women of Today in 2015 and is a Certified Facilitator for The Student Leadership Challenge® Workshop.
Ivy enjoys challenging herself through running a marathon annually. She spends (too much) time taking pictures of skies and flora but don’t be fooled cause she definitely doesn’t have her head in the clouds!
Chief Operating Officer
Timothy drives the organisation towards operational excellence, building strong processes that ensure the Foundation’s scaleability and collaborative efficacy. He oversees the improvement of project management cycles across all domains of the organisation and facilitates the optimal use of digital platforms for data-driven systems and processes. As the COO, Tim supports the CEO in areas including talent development and management, strategic development, and innovation mix.
Prior to joining Halogen Foundation, Tim was working in Entrepreneur First, a company-building venture capital firm, where he ran the programme that guided Singapore’s most brilliant technical talent to build deep-tech startups from scratch. Before his foray into VC, he was a career trainer, founding his own training and development startup which led to his involvement with a top tier local training company as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, where he focused on designing entrepreneurship programmes and creating potential new revenue streams for the company.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Management, Second Upper Class from University College Dublin, and is an ACTA-certified adult educator. He is also an Emergenetics Profile Assessment Associate and a Certified Facilitator for The Student Leadership Challenge® Workshop. Tim is a member with Kairos ASEAN, an entrepreneurial community of new generation founders who started high-impact ventures and is heavily involved in Sandbox, a mobile society of trailblazers who are digitally connected and inspired about the collective power of community. He spends most of his off-work time serving at church as a youth leader and is passionate about world-changing communities such as +Acumen and Effective Altruism.
The perfect Saturday according to Tim would involve coffee, a good non-fiction book, and the occasional distraction of a mobile game. Constantly reminded of humble beginnings, Tim considers himself a man touched by grace and tries to emulate the leaders who have impacted him in his youth.
Chief Training Officer
Sean first started out as a volunteer in 2005 before joining the team full time in 2011. He assumed the role of CEO from 2013 to 2014, forming new programme partnerships with Growing Leaders (Habitudes®) and The Network for Teaching Entrpreneurship to further extend Halogen’s impact in and through Singapore schools. At the end of 2014, he decided to focus on his passion area of youth training and development, and moved himself out of the CEO role so he can dedicate his energy towards training and programme delivery. As the Chief Training Officer, he oversees curriculum and programme design, research in youth trends and consults with schools to help them achieve their student leadership development goals.
He is a Certified Master Trainer for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme, a Master Facilitator of Habitudes®, a Level 2 Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge®, a Certified Student Leadership Challenge® Facilitator and a Birkman® Certified Consultant. Having spanned 7 years in the youth training industry, he has spoken to more than 40,000 students and 1,000 educators on a wide range of topics and across different platforms.
Sean is part of the INSPIRIT community organised by the National Youth Council and Singapore National Employer Federation, which seeks to empower youths to advocate for youths. He is also a member of the Publications Consultative Panel, an initiative of the Media Development Authority. He is on the Executive Committee of the Youth Work Association of Singapore.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Nanoscience from the National University of Singapore. He loves the outdoors and a good adventure. One day, he hopes to be able to sail across the Indian Ocean.
Marketing Communications Manager
Peter oversees the corporate branding and marketing communications functions within the organisation. He is also responsible for creating and curating content across Halogen’s various online and offline platforms to engage different stakeholders.Previously, he interned at Ogilvy & Mather Singapore and worked in marketing for a local firm. He has won several awards for his designs and has had his work showcased in both local and international publications.
Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business (Marketing & Advertising) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia as well as a Bachelor’s Degree of Design (Graphic Design) from Raffles Design Institute/Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia.
He enjoys being visually simulated by creative designs, comics and
Finance and Administration Manager
Adelyn oversees finance and administration matters. She has 11 years of working experience in diverse industries (private education institution, cable television network, church and FMCG distribution) in various functions including sales, operations and volunteer management.
Adelyn holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from SIM University as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) from Murdoch University, Australia.
She is a midnight baker – her love for baking and decorating cakes comes into play while her little girl is asleep.
Mansha makes sense of the dollars and cents, overseeing the finances of Halogen. Using her 9 years of experience working with charities prior to joining Halogen, she continually seeks to improve policies and procedures within the organisation.
Mansha graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Accounting and Finance after which she pursued a professional accounting certification from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) under the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ISCA). She currently holds an associate status with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
On top of spending time with her family, Mansha enjoys the occasional intellectual game and puzzle to tickle her mind.
Jonathan Carl Wong
Communications and Donor Manager
Jonathan has a passion for people and creating connections. His main role is to champion Halogen’s cause through corporate and marketing communications. He is also responsible for initiating, developing, and managing various relationships with Halogen supporters, acting as the co-ordinator for fundraising in Halogen.
Jonathan is a specialist in brand development and marketing communications, having held key positions in business development, marketing, public relations, and management. His professional portfolio includes work done with Asia PR Werkz, co-founding a café-arts-platform business, and spearheading the youth ministry for Church of Singapore (Balestier). He has an eye for creative ideas and enjoys mentoring young talent. Prior to his career, he earned a degree in Commerce from Curtin University, with a double major in Marketing and Public Relations.
Having travelled to 33 different nations with prolonged stints in Europe, Australia and the Indian subcontinent, Jonathan believes that these trips have helped him broaden his mind in rethinking about stereotypical perceptions on culture and education.
Alwyn manages the relationship building and management of schools as well as corporate partners for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme. He first joined Halogen as a volunteer facilitator for the NFTE Programme and was quickly inspired by its impact. His interest grew as he got more involved in Halogen’s programmes and not long after that he came onboard as part of the Halogen staff team.
Alwyn graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology. He has previously interned at KK Hospital, Department of Child Development assisting psychologists, therapists and working with children with developmental issues using speech therapy, occupational therapy, special educational services and psychological services.
In his local community, Alwyn has been deeply influenced by his mentors and as such, seeks to mentor others as well. He believes that everyone is on this same journey of overcoming challenges to be a better version of themselves. Always listening out for personal stories and sharing his own, Alwyn loves to be inspired and to encourage others in the process. He loves medium rare steaks and dreams of becoming Batman one day.
Ashley handles organisational development matters including the recommendation of standard operating procedures, policies and regulations. She enjoys utilising her strategic thinking skills to ensure that processes become more effective and efficient to meet organisational goals. Her former role included organising Halogen’s corporate fundraising, educators and youth events.
Previously, Ashley worked at Mercy Relief where she handled outreach and resource matters such as events management, fundraising and volunteer management. She also led overseas youth expeditions in the region to implement humanitarian projects.
Ashley graduated from MDIS with a Diploma in Psychology.
In her free time, she volunteers with various non-profit organisations and she enjoys meeting passionate individuals who inspire her to give back to society in little ways.
She is a curious wanderer with a philosophical streak; constantly seeking to discover more about herself and the world around her.
Liling oversees all operations including areas of product & strategy development, relationship management and administration for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme. She is also a Certified Trainer for Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme and Certified Facilitator for the Student Leader Challenge workshop.
Prior to joining Halogen, Liling spent 6.5 years in the local corporate and sporting events industry with SAFRA, Spectrum Worldwide and Jack Morton Worldwide and serving accounts that includes the Defence Forces, HSBC, Procter & Gamble, Volvo Trucks and Rolls-Royce Energy. Her experience in project management makes Liling an effective communicator and a creative problem solver. She is an active leader in her local community and enjoys interacting and listening to stories of people.
Liling holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Marketing (Double Major).
She loves travelling and is always on the constant lookout for her next adventure. Her favourite adventures thus far include going on a Safari drive in South Africa, trekking the Victoria Falls and catching the Northern lights in Iceland.
Leadership Development Consultant
Kenneth consults with schools and teachers to build leadership capital in youths, as well as develops programmes to train youths. He is also a Certified Trainer for Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programmes and a Certified Facilitator for The Student Leadership Challenge® Workshop.
He has served in the Boys’ Brigade for the past 10 years and also actively volunteers in the local community.
Kenneth holds a Diploma in Mechatronics, Wafer Fabrications from Nanyang Polytechnic in the School of Engineering. He is currently pursuing a part-time degree in UniSIM, studying English and Sociology.
A closet adventurer, he loves travelling but hates long airplane flights. One of his bucket list items is to eat a puffer fish.
Lydia is responsible for running events at Halogen, which includes managing our annual National Young Leaders’ Day and our National Young Leader Award. She loves discovering the unique qualities of each person and believes that events should likewise be customised to bring out the best in everyone.
After graduating with a Diploma in Interior Design from Singapore Polytechnic, she spent a year exploring various fields in design, events management and spent another two years working as an interior designer. With an eye for design and a knack for project management, Lydia loves a good challenge and is energised by crafting events that are tailored to attract youths.
She loves travelling and soaking in cultures through cuisines and music. In her free time, she enjoys watching MasterChef and is an egg enthusiast. She’s a positive influence and is always looking at things, the sunny side up.
Lee Sze Zhin
Leadership Development Consultant
Sze Zhin partners with schools and educators to develop, design and execute programmes aimed at bringing out the leadership potential in youths. He believes that everyone possesses a unique set of skills and abilities to get us to our dreams, but it is often our own doubts that hold us back.
His journey in people development started from joining a university interest group specialising in experiential learning facilitation. After graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Economics, he volunteered and worked freelance as a facilitator with various organisations before joining Halogen Foundation Singapore in August 2017. Being an active volunteer with St John Brigade Singapore, Sze Zhin works with students and adult volunteers in areas of character and leadership development, as well as in life support training.
With a thirst for adventure, Sze Zhin loves being out at sea and is on a quest to explore new horizons and mysterious caverns.
Ezra is a Programme Executive supporting the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme. He is responsible for managing the systems and processes for effective programme delivery and driving impact measurement initiatives for NFTE programmes.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with the University at Buffalo, Ezra deeply enjoys discovering the intricacies of the human mind. He has spent his time being a writer for the SIM Psychology Society Magazine, is certified in DISC Behavioural Profiling and holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) course with the Institute of Adult Learning (IAL). He has worked a year for an insurance agency doing trainings and recruitment.
He enjoys basking in the scowls and scorn of those who have had the misfortune of listening to some of his jokes and puns. Ezra has a keen interest in anything to do with the human mind and how to maximise its potential.
S Meenachi Devi
Meena helps with the financial aspect of Halogen, ensuring that all our sums are in order. Her meticulous nature is consistent with her work and passion of making a difference in the lives of those around her.
Meena graduated from the University of London through SIM with a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance. A dreamer and firm believer in learning something new every day, she is an opportunity lover, challenging herself to be in the process of continuous development. She has spent 3 years volunteering with Sinda before joining Halogen.
Since the age of 5, Meena has been using dance to express herself and hopes that her passion to inspire can help more people dance through the storms of life.
Linda is Halogen’s in-house community builder, managing the partnerships with our volunteers. She drives Halogen’s outreach efforts through the recruitment, engagement and development of volunteers.
Prior to joining Halogen Foundation Singapore, Linda began her career with MediaCorp in the area of marketing and advertising and went on to manage the Formula 1 Singapore event with SingTel thereafter. Her first experience in the non-profit sector was with the Singapore International Foundation in 2013, where she spent 4.5 years managing volunteers and organising volunteer engagement events as part of the volunteer management cycle.
Linda holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.
As a mother of an active boy, Linda spends her free time playing and exploring the world around with her family. She takes time to appreciate nature and especially loves travelling to temperate countries. After all, the cold doesn’t bother her anyway.
Jessica focuses on project management and communications. Beginning as a Communications Intern in May 2016, Jessica strongly believes in the power of stories to create positive impact, introducing perspectives that will deeply transform an individual’s mindset. She is also passionate about engaging and empowering youths to make a difference wherever they are at.
Graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations, Jessica has earlier served in Burning Hearts Ltd, supporting their administrative operations, design and campaign management.
Apart from keeping caffeinated through the day, you might be able to find Jessica appreciating aesthetically pleasing spaces in her free time.
Shi Hua, Tan
Shi Hua supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme by managing projects with various schools, collaborating with Social Service Organisations (SSO) and corporate partners. She also ensures that curriculum continues to stay relevant, engaging students in an immersive and insightful experience.
Shi Hua graduated from University of London (via SIM) with a Bachelor in Science Business and has years of working experience which spans across quality and training, youth development, marketing, design & communications. Her previous work environments include COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific Ltd, Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church, Noel Gifts Pte Ltd and Green House Design.
Having spent too much time travelling in taxis for her appointments, Shi Hua enjoys engaging in random chatters with taxi drivers during her commute.
Joyce supports the Academy unit’s operations and oversees the impact measurement of Halogen’s programmes. First joining the team as an intern in 2014, she struck a chord with the organisation’s mission of inspiring young people to lead themselves and others well. Joyce is passionate about transforming lives and believes in every youth’s potential to do exceedingly more than what they think they could. She also contributes actively in her local community.
Joyce graduated with a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic.
Introverted by nature, she claims being in a crazy, fun-loving environment helps her become more effective in her work.
Leadership Development Consultant
Puden joined Halogen Foundation Singapore as a Leadership Development Consultant in August 2016. He consults with schools & teachers in conceptualisation, development, curation and training of leadership programmes for youths.
Prior to joining Halogen, Puden was a Senior Trainer and Head of Training & Development with a local training & consulting firm. He specialises in character development, personal communication, leadership and team dynamics. In his 7 years in the training and consultancy industry, he has worked with over 250,000 participants both locally and overseas. Subsequently, he took up the position of Assistant Operations Manager in a local IT firm for 1.5 years managing Sales, Business development and Operations.
Puden graduated from the University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Banking and Finance.
Puden loves fishing and the thrill that comes with it when he manages to reel in a huge catch! He also enjoys eating and he lives by his motto: Stomach is always innocent, let’s eat!
Training and Development Executive
Vanessa trains youths and engages our team of volunteers. She is also a Certified Trainer for Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programmes and a Certified Facilitator for The Student Leadership Challenge® Workshop.
In the local community, Vanessa is an active mentor and leader in various planning committees. She has worked intermittently with Quantum Learning Network as a team leader, and then as a facilitator to develop and execute residential camps, leadership trainings, and study skills and personal effectiveness workshops.
Vanessa holds a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic.
She claims that she swallowed a microphone when she was younger – that amplified voice is something you will experience when you attend her trainings.