Our People

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.

 

Patron

 

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]

Executive Director

Institute for Societal Leadership, Singapore Management University

 

Ramlee Bin Buang

Founder & Owner

UYKO Advisory

 

Cho Pei Lin

Managing Director

Asia PR Werkz Pte Ltd

 

Lim Hwee Seh

Director, Special Projects, Singapore Policy History Project

Ministry of Social and Family Development

 

Mark Sayer

Managing Director

Drayhall Group

 

Dr Ann Tan

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Women Fertility & Fetal Centre

 

Jessie Thong

Executive Director

JHT Law Corporation

 

Committees

 

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

 

Sponsorships Committee

Dr Ann Tan (Chairperson)

Cho Pei Lin (Co-Chairperson)

Jessie Thong

Derrick Kon

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

Martin Tan

Seah Gek Choo

 

Staff

 

Ivy Tse

Chief Executive Officer

Ivy oversees all matters ranging from strategic development, training operations, partnerships and fund raising matters within the organisation. Starting out as an events executive in the organisation running large-scale events for youth and educators, Ivy moved on to several work assignments within Halogen. Her past projects include launching the National Young Leader Award, Halogen Internship Programme and Salesforce BizAcademy.

 

She was formerly part of a multinational corporation where her responsibilities involved piloting new product initiatives and handling supply chain management issues across the regional market. Prior to working, Ivy was actively engaged in a variety of community projects with local organisations such as Habitat for Humanity and NUS Corporate Social Responsibility Student Movement. She also led youth teams on overseas Youth Expedition Projects under Singapore International Foundation. Ivy 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.

 

Ivy was a Global Merit Scholar from the National University of Singapore and holds a Double Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, both with Honours.She was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards, Young Alumni Award in 2016 and is also 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!

 

 

Sean Kong

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.

 

Peter Oh

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
picture books.

 

Adelyn Peter

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.

 

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 Ang

Programme Executive

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 Chen

Operations Executive

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 Chen

Programme Manager

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.

 

Kenneth Heng

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 Hong

Events Executive

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.

 

Ezra Liaw

Programme Executive

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.

 

Jessica Seet

Communications Executive

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

Programme Manager

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 Tham

Academy Executive

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.

 

Puden Tsang

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!

 

Vanessa Yap

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.