Diversity and Expertise Across the U.S. and Asia
Give2Asia’s board, staff, and in-country managers work together to improve communities and the lives of local residents across the Asia-Pacific.
Staff Members – U.S.
Birger Stamperdahl / President & CEO
Based in San Francisco, Birger guides families, foundations, and corporations seeking to build partnerships and programs led by Asia-based charities and social enterprises. Birger works directly with funders and with the wide range of local programs that are part of Give2Asia's network across 25 locations in the Asia Pacific region. He helps funding achieve greater impact by bringing resources more directly to locally-led implementing programs.
Birger has spoken on various topics related to Asia and international philanthropy at events held by such groups as Stanford PACS, the World Affairs Council, the Council on Foundations, the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, and the Conference Board. He also serves on the advisory council for Mulmangcho, a South Korean charity that helps North Korean refugees acclimate and succeed in the south.
Prior to joining Give2Asia in 2006, Birger worked in Silicon Valley for 10 years helping high tech corporate clients launch new products, services, and platforms. As a vice president at Porter Novelli, a global marketing and communications firm, he served such clients as HP, EMC, McAfee, and BMC as well as several tech and internet startups.
Birger holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Sheena Agarwal / Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, U.S.
Reza Badiee / Vice President, Finance & Administration, U.S.
Aqeela Jogee / Vice President of Family Philanthropy, U.S.
Anna Hong / Director of Operations, U.S.
Keith Weissglass / Director of Marketing, U.S.
Alexandra Sajben / Account Director, Corporate Giving, U.S.
Nicolas Villegas / Account Director, Corporate Giving, U.S.
Marvin Tom / Accountant, U.S.
Emma Baker / Account Associate, Individual and Family Giving, U.S.
Christine Leong Knight / HR and Operations Associate, U.S.
Cole Newcomb / Account Associate, Corporate Giving, U.S.
Skye Maktabi / Office Administrator, U.S.
Staff Members – Asia
Carol Yang / China Chief Representative, China
Minnie Yeung / Chief Representative, China—Hong Kong SAR
Tan Jun / Chief Operations Officer, China
Rose Chan / Director of Programs, China—Hong Kong SAR
Li Xing / Director of Programs, China
Jared Tham / Account Director, Corporate Giving, Singapore
Ly Tran / Account Director, Health Programs, Singapore
Jill Chang / APAC Network Manager
Jamie Leung / Finance & Admin Manager, China—Hong Kong SAR
Alexie Ferreria Mercado / Manager of Fiscal Sponsorship, Philippines
Yosephine Avi Rembulan / Disaster Program Manager, Indonesia
Kuo Ronghuan / Business Development Manager, China
Parul Sachdeva / Manager of Programs and Development, India
Luna Tang / Program Manager, China
Xia Tian / Program Manager, China
Liang Yan / Program Manager, China
Yvette Camba / Program Associate, Philippines
Mi Nan / Office Manager, China
Onur Kaya / IT Consultant
Minhaj Ali / Afghanistan
Anita Toy / Australia & New Zealand/East Asia, Regional Manager
Shazeeb Islam / Bangladesh
Thinley Choden / Bhutan
Sivhong Lim / Cambodia
Yosephine Avi Rembulan / Indonesia/South-East Asia, Regional Manager
Yuko Fujino / Japan
Kazuho Tsuchiya / Japan
Nongnout Daothong / Laos
Sharifah Shahirah Idid / Malaysia
Batbold Zagdragchaa / Mongolia
Su Myat Noe / Myanmar
Dr. Suresh Tamang / Nepal
Arsalan Kashfi / Pakistan
Nitika Sarah Kuruvilla / Singapore
Hyunju Kang / South Korea
Sharadha de Saram / Sri Lanka
Poonsook Pantitanonita / Thailand
Justino Amaral / Timor Leste
Dinh Thi Minh Thu / Vietnam
George SyCip / Board Chairman
Mr. SyCip advises a variety of companies in their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia. Mr. SyCip assumed the role of Board Chairman in August 2016 after having served as a Board Director since 2005.
Prior to setting up his own offices, Mr. SyCip had a career in banking, including serving as CFO of United Savings Bank, a leading provider of banking services to California’s Asian communities and a major originator of home mortgages in the State. He currently sits on the corporate boards for Bank of the Orient in San Francisco, Cityland Development Corporation, Paxys, Inc., Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation, Sinag Global Energy Corp., and Spence & Co. Ltd.
Mr. SyCip currently serves on the board of several international and Asia-focused nonprofits, including the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in New York, Global Heritage Fund in San Francisco, and the US-Philippines Society in Washington DC. He has also served as Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco’s Social Services Department. He was Director and Treasurer of the San Francisco Education Fund and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and served on Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies Advisory Board, as well as Grameen Foundation USA's Philippine Advisory Council.
Ta-lin Hsu / Chair Emeritus
Bill Kim / Chair Emeritus
Elisabeth Kvitashvili / Vice Chair
Naren Agrawal / Vice Chair
Leslie Tang Schilling
Freda Lam Zietlow
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