Singapore is our 3rd YPG chapter which was founded in 2010 with a small group of like-minded professionals who wanted to make a difference to young peoples’ lives in Singapore. The chapter decided to focus on awarding the scholarship to 1st year university / college students to strengthen the local network. We are excited to have awarded 18 Rising Stars (scholarship recipients) already since launching in Singapore. The Singapore chapter has been quite active in launching some new initiatives like Dream Nights where professionals from various industries are invited to share their personal stories and journeys on how they got to where they are in a very honest, authentic way. The Rising Stars in Singapore have also been quite active and initiated the first-ever YPG Bootcamp.
Anna Gong, YPG Singapore Treasurer
Anna Gong is the Vice President of Channels Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan at Infor where she’s responsible for the Go-to-market strategy and execution of the partner business. Anna brings over 17 years of experience in management consulting and enterprise software, spanning United States, Asia Pacific and Japan. Prior to Infor, she was responsible for the Virtualization, Service Automation and Cloud business units at CA Technologies Asia Pacific & Japan. She also held leadership roles in channels sales, alliances and OEMs for their Application Performance Management business unit. Anna also resided in Japan for a year, running the indirect sales business for CA Technologies Japan. Anna has held multiple leadership roles, based out of San Francisco, in sales, alliances and channel sales. She established and managed channel sales for Wily Technology, the pioneer of web application performance and diagnostics, before CA Technologies acquisition of Wily in 2006 for $375M. Anna also worked with various technology startups and management consulting prior to Wily Technology, playing a key role in fund raising and implementing successful operations, direct and indirect sales models. She served as an industry spokesperson in Cloud Computing and had spoken at many key IT conferences on Cloud Computing and IT Management solutions including Cloud Connect, CommunicAsia, and ASEAN CIO Summit, across Asia Pacific and Japan. Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Sue Anne Lee, YPG Singapore Secretary
Sue Anne Lee graduated from Oxford Brookes University, Bsc (Hons) in Applied Accounting with Upper 2nd Class Honours. She is fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore). Sue Anne has extensive work experience in auditing and commercial accounting. She has taken on managerial roles in local public listed companies as well as MNCs. She is currently a business consultant in private practice and also an adjunct lecturer for various UK universities. Bringing with her a wealth of experience, Sue Anne is passionate about teaching and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with her students.
Hanna Kim, YPG Singapore Board Member
Hanna Kim is Balancer and Project Manager at Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm, where she leads and manages various strategic initiatives at the firm including marketing and research. Prior to joining Awaken Group, she gained experience in several industries, including public relations, media sales, and apparel. She has always enjoyed sharing information and has an interest in global trends. Given that, Hanna previously co-founded a lifestyle website and managed a global network of writers and contributors in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.
So-Young Kang, Co-Founder & YPG Singapore Board Member
So-Young Kang is a serial entrepreneur as the CEO / Founder of Gnowbe, a mobile transformational learning app that builds learning journeys for professionals in a bite-sized, experiential way and Catalyst / Founder of Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm that integrates strategy, leadership and innovation to design experiences that catalyze change. So-Young has nearly 20 years of experience advising and training leaders globally and is a sought-after speaker across US, Asia, Middle East and Africa on various topics across leadership, innovation and transformation. So-Young loves people, organizations and systems. She and her team work with individuals, teams and organizations to align what’s on the inside (e.g., core values, underlying motivations) to what’s on the outside (e.g., strategy, user experience, business models, leadership). Simply put, So-Young and her team, including Creative Collaborators, CONSULT + COACH + DESIGN + DIGITIZE to serve clients holistically.She is committed to serving the community and founded The Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) in 2000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. She sits on the boards of Open University West Africa and Love North Korea Ministries. She is a TED-ster, has been a TEDx speaker and is a published author of Inside Out, a book on global leadership and innovation. In 2014, she was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. So-Young holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA dual degree with honors in International Relations and East Asian studies from University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Music Theory. Prior experiences include McKinsey & Company, Citigroup, and Chiba Convention Bureau in Japan.
Kee Ng, YPG Singapore Board Member
Kee Ng is currently working as a Corporate Advisor & Private Investor. In previous roles, he worked globally as an investment banker, start-up entrepreneur, senior corporate executive, and leadership consultant. Kee has a MBA from Harvard Business School and is the co-founder of the HBS Club of Shanghai. He has successfully founded and invested in innovative start-ups in the technology, F&B, services and education space. Kee is motivated in helping the underprivileged and making a difference in people's lives. He initiated and led the redevelopment project for a rural primary school in the highland of Qinghai, China, and was an active volunteer coach with the Special Olympics and Junior achievement China. Kee is now based in Singapore and travels frequently around the region.
Scott Wong, YPG Singapore Board Member
Scott Wong is currently Southeast Asia regional head of Public Sector at Standard Chartered Bank. In this capacity, he helps facilitate a range of banking discussions with Standard Chartered’s highest priority government clients.Before Standard Chartered, Scott worked at Rothschild’s investment banking practice where he advised clients on M&A and capital markets activities out of Hong Kong and Mumbai. He has also spent time working at the U.S. Treasury Dept and a hedge fund in New York city. Scott has over a decade of experience in international affairs, holds a Masters in International Affairs and Public Policy from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from UCLA. In addition, Scott has a passion for volunteering and serving the underprivileged. He spent two years helping start Junior Achievement China in Shanghai and is a committed volunteer to Runninghour, where he is a running guide for visually impaired and the special needs community.