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Leadership

Birger Stamperdahl

President & CEO

Birger Stamperdahl joined Give2Asia in 2006 and has served as its President & CEO since 2014. Birger works directly with donors, foundations, and corporations seeking to build strategic charitable partnerships across the Asia-Pacific.  As a leading advocate for locally-led philanthropy, Birger has spoken to audiences at Stanford PACS, the World Affairs Council, the Council on Foundations, the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, and the Conference Board.

Prior to joining Give2Asia, Birger had a successful PR career in Silicon Valley. As a Vice President at Porter Novelli, a global marketing and communications firm, he advised such clients as HP, EMC, McAfee, and BMC. Birger holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Sheena Agarwal

Vice President of Operations

Sheena Agarwal leads Give2Asia’s core services and programs. Her portfolio includes corporate and family giving, grant operations and compliance, nonprofit partner services, and disaster campaigns. Sheena brings over 15 years of experience in international development and program management for both private and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Give2Asia, she worked primarily with USAID-funded projects in a variety of sectors, including civil society strengthening, local governance, and environmental management. She has a Master’s degree in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C.

Edna Bartolome

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Edna Bartolome joins Give2Asia to oversee all aspects of finance, human resources and information technology for the organization. Her role includes asset management, grant funds administration, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting to the board and the public. She also supports human resources and information technology needs of Give2Asia. Edna brings 14 years of experience and commitment in the humanitarian aid sector, including seven years at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). She has also held finance roles in aviation, freight transportation and public accounting. Edna holds a CPA certificate and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Carol Yang (Xiao Qing)

Vice President & China Chief Representative 副总裁 中国首席代表

Anita Toy

Chief Representative, Give2Asia Australia

Anita Toy has over 15 years’ experience in corporate giving and private philanthropy. She joined Give2Asia (USA) in 2017 as a Country Advisor connecting international donors and philanthropists to charitable causes in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to joining Give2Asia, Anita worked for the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 14 years where she managed the organisation’s community investment program across 32 countries and strategically partnered with charitable organisations to achieve social impact. Anita holds a Bachelor Degree in Business.

Minnie Yeung

Chief Representative, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd. (Hong Kong SAR PRC)

Minnie Yeung joined Give2Asia in 2019 to lead Give2Asia Foundation Limited in Hong Kong SAR PRC. Her role is to ensure that the Foundation serves the local community’s needs, working with donors, family foundations, major corporations, local partners, and networking with high net-worth individuals. Before joining Give2Asia, Minnie founded a successful media group. Minnie trained as a classical pianist at the Beijing Music Academy.

Global Team

Alexie Ferreria Mercado

Director of Operations

Alexie Ferreria Mercado oversees grantmaking operations, including process improvement and Give2Asia's Country Advisor team. She joined Give2Asia in 2012 as a Field Advisor for the Philippines and has also managed the Fiscal Sponsorship and Disaster Response programs. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Alexie was with the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, an independent association that supported the growth and development of philanthropy in the Asia Pacific region. Alexie completed her Master’s degree in International Relations in the Brussels campus of the University of Kent, Canterbury. She is also a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Allison Whitt

Marketing Manager

Allison is an accomplished marketing professional with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to develop impactful marketing strategies and drive business growth. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from CSU Northridge and a BA in International Relations from Marymount Manhattan College.

Atallah Kuttab

Middle East Regional Advisor

Atallah Kuttab, Chairman and Founder of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory

Atallah holds a Ph.D. from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. Since 2011 he is the founder and manager of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab region focusing on: fundraising, governance, impact measurement, governance, operations procedures, and strategy.

Dr. Kuttab was a Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) technical advisor for informal sector employment in Zambia for 3 years, and served with Save the Children for 11 years (between 1989 and 2005), as country Director in the Philippines and most recently as Middle East Regional Manager, covering operations in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.

In the period 2005-2011, he was Director General (CEO) of the Welfare Association, the lead foundation supporting Palestinians primarily in Palestine and Lebanon (with annual budget exceeding $40M). He founded the Arab Foundations Forum in 2007, between 2015 and 2019 Chairman of the Board of the Arab Reform Initiative, a founding member of the Arab Human Rights Fund and member of its board until 2018, a member of the Editorial Board of Alliance Magazine in the period 2009-2022, a member of the Board of Resource Alliance in the period 2014-2020, and founding Board member of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) – global philanthropy network of networks being in the period 2013 – 2015 Chairman of the Board of WINGS, and since January 2016 Chairman Emeritus of WINGS. Recently in 2022, he joined the Board of Directors of Birzeit University in Palestine.

Annly Duong

Senior Philanthropy Associate

Annly helps donors achieve their international giving goals. She originally joined Give2Asia in May 2020 as the Office Administrator. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Annly worked in project management in the construction industry. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Jose State University.

Avi Rembulan

Disaster Program Manager & Country Advisor, Indonesia

Avi Rembulan manages Give2Asia’s disaster programs and campaigns throughout Asia. She also serves as the Country Advisor for Indonesia and manages Country Advisors in the East Asia region. Avi has nearly 20 years of experience in the development sector. Her professional background includes developing, managing, and overseeing disaster-related and community development programs in various non-profits in Indonesia. Before joining Give2Asia, Avi led the climate adaptation program initiation for The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). She holds a Master of Arts in International Politics and Economic Development from ISS in the Hague, Netherlands.

Batbold Zagdragchaa

Country Advisor, Mongolia

Batbold Zagdragchaa has over 15 years of experience in project management, program development, social science research and project evaluation. Prior to joining Give2Asia, he led International Development Research Center (IDRC, Canada) - funded mega project, to enhance use of information technologies in the education, governance and livelihoods sectors of Mongolia. He also managed a local NGO, which aimed to promote Mongolia’s relationships with the Asia-Pacific region. Batbold holds a Master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Bindu Madhavi Mangalpalli

Associate Country Advisor, India

Bindu brings to Give2Asia more than two decades of experience in the development sector in both grassroots and donor organizations. Her past experience includes grants management; research, monitoring and evaluation; building evidence-based social and behavior change communication campaigns; generating business for organizations; capacity building of different stakeholders; and developing user-friendly knowledge management products. She holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Sociology.

Caitlin Boucher

Country Advisor, Australia & New Zealand

Caitlin Boucher is a grant, tender and proposal writer, with years of experience both managing and assessing grants from inside government, as well as writing funding applications and proposals from the outside.

Caitlin has spent much of her career working in innovation hubs and across the startup ecosystem in Queensland, Australia – including as Board Director of Split Spaces in Mackay, Program Manager of the Queensland AI Hub, Community Partnerships Coordinator at UQ Ventures, and Community Manager at sqhub. Caitlin now runs her own consultancy called Angharad Consulting, which uses her middle name Angharad – Welsh for “much loved.”

Cao Muhan 曹牧涵

Program Manager 项目经理助理

As a Program Manager in Give2Asia's China Representative Office, Cao Muhan is responsible for managing assigned programs/grants and supporting the China team. She previously worked as an associate financial manager in charge of accounting and tax management in a life-insurance company. Cao's experience includes managing general ledgers, carrying out internal and external financial reports, examining and verifying invoices for reimbursement, and assisting with financial analysis.

Christine Leong Knight

People Operations Manager

Christine Leong Knight works closely with Give2Asia's Finance and Operations team to design and maintain the systems and infrastructure of the human resource and finance setup. After spending more than a decade working in the publishing industry for startups and global brands in Asia and Europe, Christine brings her administration and management experience to the Operations team at Give2Asia with an emphasis on talent empowerment and process improvement.

David Sims

Philanthropy Advisor

David Sims holds a Master's in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh, a B.A. in Political Science from Rice University, and is a licensed Nonprofit Standards for Excellence consultant. Prior to Give2Asia, he spent five years working for a housing and community development nonprofit in Maryland where he supported grantmaking and nonprofit capacity building efforts. David's other experiences include an internship with the US Department of State at Embassy Sarajevo and two years as a youth and community development volunteer for Peace Corps in rural Thailand.

Emily Smith

Philanthropy Associate

As a Philanthropy Associate, Emily supports the stewardship of Give2Asia's corporate donors. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Emily worked in the non-profit sector serving refugees and migrants as they transition to their lives in the United States. She has interacted with and implemented Office of Refugee Resettlement grants across private agencies and has served as both a case manager and program coordinator on these projects. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in International Studies and Spanish and is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

Eva Lam

Partnership and Development Manager, Hong Kong SAR PRC

Eva is responsible for corporate partnerships, resources development and domestic program management for Give2Asia HK Foundation. Eva has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing communications and talent developments. She received her Bachelor of Social Sciences in University of Bradford, UK.

Fanny Chan

Finance Manager, Hong Kong SAR PRC

Fanny Chan has worked over 20 years in both the public and commercial sectors. With her prior job engagements, she developed a wealth of expertise in financial and investment management with particular strengths in areas over financial planning & analysis, treasury and loan operation, audit and controls, system developments as well as long-term financial strategy. She provides practical advice and a broad range of professional financial services and administrative support to Give2Asia and its partners.

Jen Lee

Director of Business Development

Jen Lee oversees all donor business development, including corporations, families, and private foundations. She is responsible for forging new relationships to build Give2Asia’s visibility, impact, and financial resources and cultivating alliances with partners in the sector in the U.S. and globally. Jen brings more than 17 years of experience as a philanthropic advisor and development professional, having worked at a community foundation, fundraising consulting firm, and in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Management from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University of London.

Jill Chang

Philanthropy Advisor

As an advisor on Give2Asia's Family Philanthropy team, Jill helps individual donors achieve their international giving goals. In her previous roles at Give2Asia, Jill oversaw Give2Asia's advisor network across 23 countries and served as a Regional Advisor. Jill has 15 years of international experience in diverse industries including sports, state government, and non-profits. She is also a published author and public speaker. Her book “Quiet is A Superpower” was a #1 bestseller and is being translated into different languages. Jill is a fellow of Harvard SEED for Social Innovation and was featured in Girls in Tech Taiwan 40 Under 40 in 2018.  Jill holds a Master's degree in Sports Management from University of Minnesota. She is based in Taipei.

Juanita Theodora

Country Advisor, Indonesia

Juanita is passionate about developing sustainable programs to empower women and vulnerable populations in Indonesia. She has experience in managing and implementing large complex projects, donors, and other key stakeholders within the project portfolio. Juanita has twenty years of overseas working experience in Project Management, Logistic Supply Chain, and Disaster Risk Management in health sectors, mainly with an international nonprofit organization across Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Julia Cisneros

Office Administrator

Julia is the Office Administrator at Give2Asia. Previously, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in Oakland, CA. Her passion for helping others has lead her to the non-profit sector where she has worked as an office professional for over 3 years.

Justino Amaral

Country Advisor, Timor Leste

Karen Wu

Accounting Manager, Hong Kong SAR PRC

A management professional with extensive broad range of experience in strategic and business planning areas including budget planning, customer pricing, retail margin management, competitive benchmarking, data analytics, project management/deployment; performed marketing and analytical support across multiple business units in various Asia Pacific countries for Chevron before joining Give2Asia. In addition to the commercial experience, Karen is also a part time lecturer at tertiary educational institutions, responsible for undergraduate and post-graduate courses on “Financial Management and Accounting” areas.

Kou Rong Huan (Coco) 寇荣环

Operations Manager & Business Development Manager, China 运营经理 战略发展经理

Li Xing 黎兴

Managing Director, China 首席执行官

Li Xing brings a wealth of experience from the energy, commodity and financial sectors to his role in Give2Asia. Previously, he was in the business sector and has been working in investment bank and trading companies for more than 15 years in organizations such as Deutsche Bank, BP and Mercuria Group in Beijing and Singapore. Li Xing holds a MBA from Durham Business School in the UK.

Lim Siv Hong

Country Advisor, Cambodia

Lim Siv Hong is a social development specialist with 20 years of experience working with International Non-Government Organizations, partnering with government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders at the subnational level with various development projects. She has extensive experience in grant management, and has strengthened the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly working to promote CSOs accountability and professionalism. She has also provided technical assistance to partner organizations on project design, planning, implementation and evaluation concerning Women Empowerment, Education Program, Labor Migration and Counter-Trafficking to promote good governance among the civil society organizations.
She holds a BS in Agriculture from the Royal University of Chamkar Dong, Cambodia, and a M.A. in Management of Rural Development from Khorn Kean University, Thailand, and Fellowship Certificate on Pedagogy Skill from Ukraina University, Russia, and Chevening certificate on Government Relation with NGOs and Civil Society in the UK.

Ly Tran

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Ly Tran manages the relationship with one of Give2Asia’s biggest donors with philanthropic footprint across 10 countries in Asia Pacific. An anthropologist by training, Ly had worked extensively in international development. Ly started her career serving indigenous Quechua communities in Peru. She then worked for a number of United Nations organizations (UNICEF, UNESCO, FAO, ILO) and international NGOs for over a decade. In 2008, she co-founded ThreeTrees, a volunteer network that supported children with disabilities in Vietnam. Ly holds an MA in Public Policy and International Development from the Netherlands and Spain.

Marianna (Hanna) Fernando-Pacua

Country Advisor, Philippines

Marianna Fernando-Pacua has over 10 years of experience working with private sector-led development initiatives in climate finance, environment and social sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. She has previously worked with both non-profits and the business sector, including Ayala Foundation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, International Finance Corp, and Cebu Pacific Air. Hanna has a bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology and Social Development from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, and earned her Masters of Development Communication from the University of the Philippines Open University. She is also an alumna of the Beahrs Environment Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California at Berkeley.

Meiling Nan 南美玲

Program Manager, China 助理项目经理

Meiling serves as a Program Manager's in Give2Asia's China Representative Office. Prior to joining Give2Asia, she worked in the education field and engaged in volunteer work in Sri Lanka, the U.K., and parts of China. Meiling holds a Masters in Education from University College London and a B.A. in English Linguistics from China University of Petroleum.

Mi Nan 糜楠

Senior Finance Manager & Risk Control Manager, China 高级财务经理 风控经理

Mi Nan joined Give2Asia’s Beijing Representative Office in 2018 as a financial manager. She is responsible for financial, tax and due diligence of the Beijing Representative Office, and monitors the whole process. Prior to joining the Beijing Representative Office, Mi Nan worked at the Galaxaco China Group Beijing office. This is a representative office of a wholly-owned US company in China that entered China in 1995 and invests in China for large global enterprises or investors. At the Beijing office, she conducted due diligence in the early stage, coordinated communication with government departments and banks, and supervised the project in the later stages.

Myat Myat Mon

Philanthropy Associate

Myat Myat Mon has more than five years of work experience in international development. As a Philanthropy Associate for Asia, she supports grants administration and the stewardship of corporate donors. Prior to joining Give2Asia, she worked for USAID-funded program in Myanmar, managing the grantees and program implementation activities. She completed her Master in Public Policy degree from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Onur Kaya

IT Consultant

Parul Sachdeva

Country Advisor, India

Parul Sachdeva leads grant management to grantees and in-country donors in India. Parul has over a decade of experience in social sector grant making, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Parul worked in grant management and corporate social responsibility with Charities Aid Foundation India and Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS). She also supported child right programs for CRY and Plan International, addressing education, malnutrition, early childhood care, survival and protection issues. Parul received her Master's degree in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Delhi University.

Qistina Kamarudin

Country Advisor, Malaysia & Singapore

Qistina has extensive experience working across multiple sectors including government, consultancies and think tanks on issues related to international development, such as social movements in Malaysia and Thailand, Malaysia’s Role in South-South Cooperation, indicators for measuring women’s economic empowerment. She previously worked on an ASEAN youth initiative that involved regional workshops and summits in Southeast Asia, harnessing her skills in project management, intercultural relations, and public outreach. Qistina has experience in managing grants and regional programs on digital literacy, youth empowerment and women leadership. She recently obtained her Master's Degree from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Dr. Suresh Tamang

Country Advisor, Nepal

Dr. Tamang has over two decades of work experience in non-profit [NGO] sector with specific knowledge in project management, research and social development. He has a PhD in Social Welfare (USA), and a Masters’ Degree in Health, Population and Nutrition (UK). He has a unique blend of academia, research and management experience for managing development, research and advocacy projects. He has worked with diverse populations in Nepal, Hawaii and the US Affiliated Pacific Islands. His passion and research/scholarship goals are to serving the under-served, geographically challenged (rural) and resource limited communities; and promoting social justice and equity. He currently works for Nick Simons Institute as a researcher and also serves on board of directors for NGOs in Nepal.

Tan Jun 谭军

Chief Operating Officer, China 中国事务首席运营官

Tan Jun has 20 years of experience working in financial management, auditing, project investment and risk control. At Give2Asia, Tan Jun is responsible for project risk control, financial management of Give2Asia’s China Representative Office, communication with relevant government departments, and overseeing daily operations. He also maintains good relations with government departments, banks, and other authorities.

Tang Luna 唐璐娜

Senior Program Manager, China 高级项目经理

Luna is responsible for managing G2A China programs on a wide range of program areas, providing donor stewardship and grant making related services, developing and delivering other advisory services, and providing support to the whole China team. Previously, she worked on business cooperation and project management in environmental and energy-saving industry and worked on business cooperation in a commercial trading company.

Thamonpat Cooperider

Country Advisor, Thailand

Thamonpat has over 20 years of diverse experience working with international and local NGOs, academics, and the airline business. She has a passion for the transformation of NGOs and social enterprise in terms of sustainability. Thamonpat holds a master's degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, in development and international relations. Her bachelor's degree is from Thammasat University, Thailand, in Political Science (international relations). In addition, she's participated in courses and internships in Europe and UN HQ in NYC, USA.

Thinley Choden

Country Advisor, Bhutan

Thinley Choden is a social entrepreneur and an independent consultant. In addition to her work at Give2Asia, Thinley manages a boutique impact travel company, freelances as a film producer, and advocates for social entrepreneurship and impact investment.
In 2008, Thinley founded READ Bhutan, a non-profit which she grew and managed until 2014. She has also worked for Acumen Fund and for WFP in Bhutan and New York.
Thinley holds a Wharton Executive Certificate in Strategic Decision Making, a MPA from University of Hawaii, and a post-graduate Leadership certificate from East-West Center in Hawaii. She has a BA Economics from Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Thu Dinh

Country Advisor, Vietnam

Towfique Ahmad Khan

Country Advisor, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Towfique is passionate about empowering vulnerable groups and envisions transforming societies to build an inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. He has over a decade of experience with different international and national groups, including U.S. Department of State, UN WFP, Commonwealth Secretariat, non-profit and private sector. His experience includes multi-stakeholder coordination, program management, platform management, market system development, grant management and consultancy. Towfique is the founder of the South Asian Youth Society (SAYS). He holds an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development under Institute of Development Studies (IDS) from University of Sussex, UK, and another Master degree on Public Policy and Governance.

Xia Tian 夏天

Program Manager & Communication Manager, China 项目经理 传播经理

Tiffany Cao

Philanthropy Advisor

Tiffany holds a Master's in International Education Development from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford. Prior to Give2Asia, she worked in the private sector developing social impact partnerships. Her previous experiences include interning with UNICEF's Education and Nutrition sections in Timor-Leste and working with Bay Area education nonprofits.

Wanning Chen

Regional Advisor, China—Taiwan

Wanning Chen is passionate about non-profit management and sustainability, developing resources for social issues, and seeking systematic change to establish an inclusive society. Her professional experience includes program management, fundraising, partnership management, and volunteer management across international aid, environmental protection, and social welfare organizations. Wanning is a fellow of Harvard SEED for Social Innovation (2018), and a Professional Fellow (2018) of the United States Department of State. She holds the MPA degree at University College London (UCL) and a MSc degree in building and planning (College of Engineering) at National Taiwan University.

Yeonjae Kwon

Country Advisor, South Korea

Yeonjae is social develpoment specialist with 15 years of experience working with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in South Korea. Throughout her career, she has focused on strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and addressing cross-cutting issues such as environment, children's education, and healthcare, etc. Additionally, she has extensive experience in grant management as a country advisor. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and a M.A. in Development Policy.

Yvette Camba

Philanthropy Associate

Yvette Camba manages Give2Asia’s Friends Fund program. She also provides administrative support, monitors and updates grant portfolios with Give2Asia grantees, and conducts research for business development and background checks for due diligence requirements.

Previously, Yvette worked at the International Finance Corporation working with both private and public sector projects. She then moved to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on policy and development programs in partnership with the Government of the Philippines. A nurse by profession, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from San Beda University Manila in 2011 and earned her professional license in the same year.

Country Partners

In 2014, AICS was established by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) through a partnership between AKF and Counterpart International under USAID funded Afghanistan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) with the long-term goal of enabling CSOs to realize their potential in support of the development of Afghanistan. Behind this initiative are key CSO networks, civil society professionals, and representatives from national and international CSOs with an interest in Afghanistan.

Founded in 1996, Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) acts as a national infrastructure organization for the growing nonprofit sector in Japan. With a variety of programs, JNPOC aims to support the civic activities of Japanese civil society and the growth of its nonprofit sector through the development of NPOs (nonprofit organizations) and NPO intermediaries, and the promotion of collaboration between nonprofits, the government, and the private sector. Our primary advisors at JNPOC are Kazuho Tsuchiya 土屋 一歩 and Yuko Fujino 藤野 悠子.

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) is a non-profit organization registered on 27th December, 2001 with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and licensed under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. Our vision is the three sectors of society - business, civil society and the government - work together in a strengthened partnership for social development in Pakistan. Our mission is to enhance the volume and effectiveness of indigenous philanthropy for social development in Pakistan. Our primary advisor at PCP is Arsalan Kashfi.

Board of Directors

George SyCip

Board Chairman, Give2Asia; Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd.

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.

Elisabeth Kvitashvili

Vice Chair, Give2Asia

Elisabeth Kvitashvili is an accomplished development professional with global humanitarian and crisis response leadership and field operations expertise spanning more than 35 years. A career Senior Foreign Service Officer who served as USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives as well as Russia, she also served in Pakistan, Honduras, Russia, Italy, and Afghanistan before retiring in October 2015. She also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Middle East with oversight of the Iraq, Jordan and Yemen portfolios, Humanitarian Affairs Counselor to the U.S. Ambassador, USUN-Rome and Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
While in Afghanistan, 2002-2003, she led USAID’s reconstruction program. In the mid-1980’s she was based in Peshawar, Pakistan where she designed the USAID Cross Border Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghanistan. During 1997-1998, she traveled throughout Afghanistan undertaking humanitarian assessments with the UN. She has also spent significant field time in the North and South Caucasus, Iraq, Nepal, Bosnia, Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC, Ethiopia and Eritrea working primarily on humanitarian and conflict-related programs.
She has been an adjunct at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and most recently Georgetown University where she taught a graduate-level course on conflict.
In retirement, Elisabeth advises a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations with development and humanitarian programs in the Middle East and volunteers at the International Rescue Committee on refugee resettlement.
She holds a master’s degree in Near East Studies from the University Of London School Of Oriental and African Studies and a diploma in international relations from Paris University School of Political Science.

Raymond Leung

Board Chairman, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd.

Dr. Raymond Leung serves as board member of Give2Asia U.S. and Chairman of Give2Asia Hong Kong which provides a broad platform for improving the quality of life of children in low-income areas in Asia. Dr. Leung has mentored more than 1,000 young graduate students over last 25 years; a number of whom have gone on to become leaders in their own right in advanced technology sectors in Hong Kong and China.

Dr. Raymond Leung received his engineering doctorate (EngD) from the City University of Hong Kong. He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Altai Technologies Limited, which is a privately held high technology company focused on the design, development, and marketing of innovative outdoor wireless broadband solutions. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong with branches in Shenzhen, and Malaysia.

Dr. Leung also served as the Executive Vice President of Japan’s TDK Corporation, the first non-Japanese officer appointed to the position in its 85-year history. With his innovative thinking and business acumen, Dr. Leung created the company’s 2 most profitable business units and helped TDK to become the world's largest independent supplier of magnetic recording heads for hard disk drives and the world’s leading lithium polymer battery solution provider.

Dr. Leung is a council member of the City University of Hong Kong and was a council member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was also an economic advisor for a number of cities in China and for the state of North Dakota in the United States. Dr. Leung served as a member of the 12th Dongguan Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In the philanthropic arena, Raymond is the co-founder and Chairman of the One Laptop Per Child Asia Pacific Chapter.

Naren Agrawal

Vice Chair, Give2Asia

Dr. Agrawal is a professor in the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems, and has served on the faculty since 1992. Currently, he also serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty. He was a visiting professor at The Wharton School in 1999-2000 and 2000- 2001, and at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, in 2004. He has also worked as a Systems Analyst with Tata Consultancy Services in Bombay, India.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, B.H.U., India; M.S. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas; and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Agrawal’s expertise is in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain management, and manufacturing competitiveness. He is a co-editor of a book titled Retail Supply Chain Management and has contributed chapters in a number of books. He has published his research in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Interfaces, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and Production and Operations Management. He serves on the editorial review board of Production and Operations Management and is an Associate Editor for MSOM.
Naren teaches courses in supply chain management and operations management in MBA and executive MBA programs. He has conducted numerous management development seminars internationally and consulted with companies in the retail and high-technology industries.
Dr. Agrawal has received a number of teaching awards including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (at Santa Clara University) every year since 1996, and the MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Award at The Wharton School. He is a twice recipient of the Breetwor Fellowship, which is awarded to tenured faculty members who have distinguished themselves as teaching scholars and are making notable service contributions to the School, the University, and the profession. He has also received numerous research grants from the Leavey School of Business and the Retail Management Institute.
He is a Research Faculty Associate of the Retail Workbench Research & Education Center, and a member of INFORMS.

Anita Toy

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Birger Stamperdahl

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Dien Yuen

Board Member, Give2Asia

Dien Yuen, JD/LLM, CAP®, AEP® is Executive Director, Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact at The American College of Financial Services and Blunt-Nickel Professor in Philanthropy. In this role, she works with practitioners in the field to create a shared space to develop multi-disciplinary ideas to advance social change. New initiatives include Purpose School, a program for those exploring the intersections of purpose and social impact, and the Advisors of Color Network, an initiative to increase diversity among philanthropic planning professionals and to support their work through research and content development.

Dien’s research and teaching focus on access and growth of philanthropic advising in the U.S. and Asia. Her latest project, Mapping the Future of Philanthropic Advising, gathers thought leaders to explore the competency needed for current and future advisors. In Asia, Dien serves as Lead Faculty for Philanthropy at WMI (Wealth Management Institute), teaching the Certificate for Philanthropy and Social Impact program, Singapore’s first certified philanthropic advising program for advisors.

Before joining the College, Dien served as Managing Director and Fiduciary Advisor for Evercore Wealth Management, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Give2Asia, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at U.S. Trust, Executive Director of IIT Bombay Heritage Fund, Vice President of Asian Pacific Fund, and Planned Giving Director of the American Cancer Society.

Dien founded Kordant Advisors, a boutique social impact research and advisory firm serving clients in the U.S. and Asia. She created the Asian Philanthropy Forum, a site tracking the pulse of philanthropy in Asia.
Dien serves on the boards of The 1990 Institute, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA). She is on the advisory boards of the Asia Society of Northern California (ASNC), GlobalSF, the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, and the DEI Committee of NAEPC (National Association of Estate Planning Councils).

She holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services and the AEP ® designation from NAEPC. She received her LL.M. in International Law at Golden Gate University, her Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Toledo College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Adrian College.

Freda Lam Zietlow

Board Member, Give2Asia

Freda L. Zietlow, CFA, is an international investment and finance executive with over 20 years of institutional investment and private wealth management experience. She is currently Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Fiduciary Trust International. Prior to joining Fiduciary, Freda was Founder and Managing Principal of Peridot Capital Partners.

Freda earned her MBA in Finance and eCommerce from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received her Master of Science in Real Estate from Columbia University. She graduated with high honors from the University of California-Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. She has held the Charter Financial Analyst designation since 2002.

Freda serves and has served on many non-profit and corporate boards. She is currently a Trustee and Investment Committee Chair of Give2Asia, an Endowment Committee and Board Director of Piedmont Council BSA and an active member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation. Freda was until recently an independent Director at Bank of the Orient, an international bank with offices in California, Hawaii, and China.

Hanmin Liu

Board Member, Give2Asia

Hanmin Liu is president of Wildflowers Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the sustainability of populations in the grassroots. From 1996 to 2016, he served on the Board of Trustees of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and was chair of the board from 2003 to 2005.

Hanmin and his spouse, Jennifer Mei, started Wildflowers Institute in 1997. Since then, Wildflowers Institute has been called upon to run nineteen multiyear focus group sites in indigenous, ethnic, and racial communities in the United States, China, and Mexico. In these sites, Wildflowers identified the ways in which communities are working to solve their problems on their own and how best to support those efforts.

Key to this approach is the continual assessment of who in these communities are the trusted leaders apart from appointed or elected officials and nongovernmental organizations. The institute has selected more than 100 such local leaders from the nineteen communities to become Wildflowers fellows because they have proved to be reliable guides on how things work. Wildflowers also uses a patented process with blocks and figurines to help residents and leaders build and compare models of how they see their community. Ultimately, all these approaches together map the story and reality of how the community is organized and its hidden strengths, all from its own perspective.

In 2015, the national section of the New York Times featured the Wildflowers approach in a lead story about “hidden gem” artists in the San Francisco Tenderloin. Hanmin’s work has also earned him honors as a 2009 Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Clinton School of Public Service, Center on Community Philanthropy, University of Arkansas, and as a 2006 Purpose Prize Fellow. He received the 2006 Distinguished Professional Service Award from his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Pacific. He also has been a Gerbode Fellow since 2000. In addition to marginalized communities, Hanmin’s process has been implemented in consultant work with Apple Computer, IBM/Lotus Notes, the Kellogg Company, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, The Russell Family Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

During his tenure as chair and trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Hanmin oversaw more than US$4 billion of funding in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Throughout his two decades as a trustee, he worked to balance the priorities of the staff with the founder’s and the board’s vision of a unique people-based approach to philanthropy. He worked on initiatives with Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. From 1992 to 1996, Hanmin was one of the lead evaluators for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s largest grant to date for the establishment of the International Youth Foundation.

Before the creation of Wildflowers Institute, Hanmin founded the U.S.–China Educational Institute in 1979, where he was the first to organize binational medical and health exchange programs. In all, 450 faculty and doctors and three Chinese ministers of health participated in these exchanges involving twenty-one US medical schools and centers and five of the most prominent Chinese medical schools and hospitals. He also served on the San Francisco–Shanghai Friendship Committee Board of Directors and managed the largest visits between health officials and experts in the sister cities.

Hanmin attended New York University College of Dentistry and developed an oral health prevention program in public schools in the Lower East Side of New York City that was featured in the New York Times. This oral health program grew to become the first national conference on preventive community dentistry that was supported by Procter & Gamble. Learning of Hanmin’s oral health programs, the US surgeon general asked him to establish a dental prevention center for enlisted personnel who were to be deployed to Vietnam, and he was given a commission as captain in the US Army.

In 2018, Hanmin was awarded the David Kriser Medallion, the highest honor bestowed by New York University College of Dentistry, for his national and international service. He gave the commencement speech to the NYU College of Dentistry graduation class of 2018 at Madison Square Garden.

After his military service, Hanmin earned a doctorate of philosophy at the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, Cincinnati, Ohio. He returned to the upper Chinatown neighborhood in San Francisco, where he and Jennifer Mei established the Min An Health Center, which gave locals first-of-itskind access to well-known Chinese and Western doctors in languages and practices they were familiar with. The health center was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Hanmin is a second-generation American, born in upper Chinatown, San Francisco. His grandfather Low Dot Chew worked for Sun Yat-sen and immigrated to San Francisco from China in the late 1800s to raise support for their cause. His father, Howard Y. Low, was a dentist in Chinatown, San Francisco, and community spokesperson to Presidents Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy.

Jean Paul Warmoes

Board Member, Give2Asia

Mr. Warmoes is Executive Director of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), a U.S. public charity which facilitates thoughtful, effective giving to Europe and Africa. He joined KBFUS’ parent foundation—the King Baudouin Foundation—in 1994. Mr. Warmoes served as KBF’s Director for International Relations and as Secretary to its Africa Prize from 1996 to 2018.

Jonathan Duddles

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Jonathan has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the business, arts, community, international development and environment sectors including leadership positions in governance, strategy, business development, and capital fundraising. Jonathan is Director of Development at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation leading a global capital campaign and was previously CEO of Greening Australia in Tasmania and Victoria.

Jonathan is a non-Executive Director and Chair with Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and is a Winston Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jonathan holds a Degree in Engineering with Post Graduate qualifications in Development Studies and Environmental Studies.

Luc Tayart de Borms

Board Member, Give2Asia

Luc Tayart de Borms is Managing Director of the King Baudouin Foundation and Treasurer of the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation. He has vast experience in working within foundations environment. He also is a trustee of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).

Nick Chan

Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd.

Nick Chan is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, a top ten most global law firm with 45 offices in 20 countries where he serves as Partner (since 2004) with practice group responsibility for Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chan served in-house at two Fortune 100 technology companies AT&T and Cisco Systems where he had regional responsibilities. He serves on the Council of FuHong Society, an NGO focused in helping intellectually disabled people to live with dignity and as an integral part of our community. He is the Honorary Legal Advisor of Origin Charity Foundation which has funded and supported the establishment of many schools in rural Mainland China. He is the Convenor of Tech Response to COVID-19, an NGO focused to use technology to empower ordinary people to control the spread of COVID-19, and to reduce the workload of healthcare workers. Mr. Chan serves on the Hospital Governing Committee of two hospitals in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chan also serves on the DIT committee, Belt and Road committee and as Vice Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chan is the Chairman of eBRAM International Online Disputes Resolution Centre, a joint community LawTech effort to provide better and more cost-efficient access to justice by adopting and deploying the latest technology and solid legal knowledge. Mr. Chan devotes a lot of time to advance the Rule of Law, innovation, technology, education and the broader community, serving as Legal Aid Services Council member, previously as Law Society Council Member and still Vice Chairman of InnoTech Committee and Belt and Road Committee, as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Council Member, Chairman of Knowledge Transfer Committee and IPO Industrial Fellowship Enrichment Program Fellow, and as Chairman and committee member for several Hong Kong Government appeal boards, as committee member serving on academic boards at CityU and HKU, and serves on the Entrepreneurship Programme Management Committee for PolyU. Nick also serves as advisory committee member of the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Venture Fund. Nick publishes widely and is a columnist with a weekly column in a leading newspaper Headline News (頭條日報) to help share legally related information with the public.

Mr. Chan is an elected Hong Kong deputy to the 13th National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China.

Pradeep Nair

Board Member, Give2Asia

A seasoned public and private sector leader, Nair brings deep expertise and more than 25 years of experience building partnerships among government, corporate, philanthropic, and civil society partners in the Asia region.

In his recent role as Regional Director for South Asia at the Ford Foundation, Nair guided the Ford Foundation’s operations in New Delhi and the foundation’s programs across three countries.

Previous to that role, Pradeep served as India country director of the US-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, where he established the organization’s India office and was instrumental in forming strong relationships with the government of India, the private sector, and NGO communities.

Earlier, as director of President Bill Clinton’s Climate Initiative in India, Nair helped to grow the regional chapter of the global cities network, chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He also helped to foster the first investments in clean energy by India’s large state governments, and advised national government agencies on key health and environmental policies. The success of this work was highlighted by President Clinton at the United Nations.

Nair has taught development project financing at business schools in India and mentored entrepreneurs in engineering colleges. He most recently served as program director of the US-based Volcker Alliance, where he played a critical role in shaping the organization’s mission and drove partnerships with government to improve public sector effectiveness.

Nair holds an MBA in finance from Karnataka University, an engineering degree in electronics from Bharathiar University, and has also studied filmmaking. He began his career with the management consulting firm Deloitte in Silicon Valley.

Suzy Antounian

Board Member, Give2Asia

Suzy Antounian has over 20 years of nonprofit management experience, with a focus on strategic planning, program design, institutional development, partnership building and operations. Prior to becoming World Affairs’ COO in 2014, she was Senior Vice President overseeing the Global Philanthropy Forum and its regional affiliates. She also held the position of Vice President for Public Programs at World Affairs for 3 years, overseeing the more than 150 annual programs, its annual conference and weekly NPR program.

Ta-lin Hsu

Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd.

Yiwen Li

Board Member, Give2Asia

Yiwen Li has broad experience in healthcare investing and global commercialization. She is Director for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a medical technology company servicing over 200 million patients worldwide. Previously, she was Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at NantHealth (NASDAQ: NH), where she led the expansion of healthcare technology and precision medicine solutions in Asia, Europe and Middle East. Yiwen started her career at Capital Group, one of the largest asset managers and thereafter, moving to venture investing at NantWorks, a global conglomerate.

Yiwen has over 13 years investment and operation, is well versed in the venture landscape in California and Asia. She is advisor at Ternary Fund Management, a multi strategy fund platform based in Singapore. She is also venture partner Cerracap Cares, a woman-led impact fund focus on education, environment and empowerment.

Yiwen is passionate in connecting East and West, social impact and women empowerment. She serves as a board of director at leading non-profit and foundations including Give2Asia, Asia Society, and C-Sweet. Yiwen received her master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a dual master’s degree in Global Studies from University of Vienna. She is fluent in Mandarin and German. Yiwen is the author of one of the best sellers in China “Make the World Your Playground”, inspiring Chinese women to follow their unique path.

Emeritus Board Members

Ta-lin Hsu

Chair Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Kim

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Fuller

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Taylor

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bo Shao

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Carter Tseng

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

David Arnold

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Eugene Hong

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Leslie Tang Schilling

Board Member Emerita, Give2Asia

Michael Kelly

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Paul Slawson

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Safi Qureshey

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Teresa Orr

Board Member Emerita, Give2Asia

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