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

Country Advisors

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

Board Members

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

David Arnold

Eugene Hong

Michael Kelly

Bill Fuller

Yiwen Li

Al Njoo

Leslie Tang Schilling

Bill Taylor

Carter Tseng

Freda Lam Zietlow

Francis Lee


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