Jacqueline Loh - jacqloh at smu.edu.sg
Jacqueline graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA (Hons) in Economics. She also holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. Jacqueline began her career in the field of development economics research and worked at the London School of Economics, the Delhi School of Economics as well as consulted for the World Bank.
Subsequently she worked for several years in the private sector as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (Kuala Lumpur), and for the last ten years she has worked in philanthropy and international development with the Ford Foundation (New York) and most recently with Canada's International Development Research Centre (South East and East Asia Regional Office, Singapore).
She has also consulted for the internet strategy group Icon Medialab (San Francisco) and microfinance advisors Shorebank Advisory Services (Lagos and Dhaka).
Jenny Huq – jennyhuq at smu.edu.sg
Jenny received her undergraduate degree in history at Clark University in Massachusetts and her master's degree in International Studies with a concentration in Public Administration from North Carolina State University in the United States.
For the last ten years, she directed service-learning and community engagement programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill involving faculty, students and community organizations across many disciplines and social issues. Prior to working in higher education, she administered a multitude of initiatives in nonprofit and community development organizations across California, Arizona and South Dakota.
Throughout her career, she has been recognized for spearheading innovative initiatives, cultivating volunteer leadership and professional staff and forging collaborative, sustainable community partnerships.
Sanushka Mudaliar - sanushkam at smu.edu.sg
Sanushka's work for the Lien Centre concentrates on social innovation with and for nonprofit organisations in Singapore and South East Asia. She previously worked for Oxfam Australia and the Human Rights Council of Australia, Womyn's Agenda for Change (Cambodia) and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (China).
Sanushka has managed human rights and development programs focusing on youth activism, women's rights, and labour migration. She has experience implementing action-research, training workshops, campaigns and advocacy strategies in various parts of the world. Sanushka holds degrees in Arts (Political Science) and Law from the University of Sydney.
|Manager, Research & Programmes
Jared Tham - jaredtham at smu.edu.sg
Jared manges the iLEAP Professional Course for Non-Profit Leaders, developing the Centre's knowledge management framework, as well as maintaining the online presence of the Lien Centre.
A connector for the social sector, he enjoys working across various issues and fostering collaborations among different organisations. In his previous roles, he has worked at the Singapore International Foundation, Child Right and You (Mumbai), Halogen Foundation, and the National Council of Social Service.
Shirley Pong - shirleypong at smu.edu.sg
Shirley is a professional secretary and office administrator with many years of work experience in both multinational corporations as well as non-profit organisations. She comes with a rich background of providing secretarial and administrative support across various industries like sales, training and mortgage as well as in the academic field. Most recently, she was with Canada's International Development Research Centre (South East and East Asia Regional Office, Singapore), doing research development support work.
She holds a Private and Executive Secretarial Diploma, and a Diploma in Management Studies from SIM University. She has a keen interest and concern on social issues and hopes to administrate and facilitate positive social change in Singapore and Asia. Her primarily responsibility in the Centre is to manage the day-to-day operations and provide support to the various projects and programmes
|Assistant Manager, Research
Mumtaz Binte Mohamed Kadir - mumtazmk at smu.edu.sg
Mumtaz is a graduate from Singapore Management University with a double major in economics and political science. She is currently assisting in the research project on philanthropy in Southeast Asia, paying special focus on Indonesia. She also provides administrative support to the Lien Centre's work.
|Research Associate, Corporate Social Responsibility
Bindu Sharma is the Asia-Pacific Policy Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Ltd. (ICMEC) based in Singapore. ICMEC, headquartered in the United States of America, is a global agency working to protect the world’s children from exploitation and abduction.
Bindu is concurrently a Researcher at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University working in the CSR space. Bindu is also on the Advisory Council of the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law, a US organisation headquartered in Washington, DC.
Bindu holds Master of Arts degrees in Public Policy and International Development from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA; and in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India.
|Research Associate, Philanthropy
Prapti researches on philanthropy in the Southeast Asia region. She was previously a consultant with the SingHealth Foundation, where she
developed a grant monitoring and evaluation system designed to improve efficiency and impact, as well as
served as a strategy consultant to SingHealth Office of Research in developing a 5-year business plan for SingHealth's biomedical research centres.
Prapti holds a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, as well as a Master's in Sociology from Tribhuvan University.
|Research Associate, Social Finance
Sonu Chhina has worked in impact investing and emerging market private equity in the Caribbean, East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. She has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to graduate school, Sonu was an investigative journalist in India.