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“Tomo” means friends in Japanese,

representing a closely knitted global community coming together to empower the differently-abled community in improving their quality of life.

Tomowork is a registered charity in Singapore. We believe that being gainfully employed is the best way to improve dignity and the quality of life and hence we are leveraging on the diversity of stakeholders to join us in our mission.

Our Theory of Change

Assumption:

By allowing Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to showcase their abilities and lowering the risk for corporates to assess talents, hiring managers are more receptive to hiring PWDs.

With engagement and interaction with PWDs, corporates professional are more willing to be advocates of disability inclusion in the workplace.

For more detail, please see the PDF.

A.B.L.E. Inclusive Ecosystem

Diagram of ABLE Inclusive Ecosystem showcasing TomoWork's vision for an inclusive and equitable world, bringing together public, private, and individuals. A represents abilities in an ever-changing world. B symbolizes belonging and acceptance for all. L stands for leadership with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). E denotes empowerment, supporting Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to thrive.
Diagram of ABLE Inclusive Ecosystem showcasing TomoWork's vision for an inclusive and equitable world, bringing together public, private, and individuals. A represents abilities in an ever-changing world. B symbolizes belonging and acceptance for all. L stands for leadership with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). E denotes empowerment, supporting Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to thrive.

Meet Our People

Our Board of Directors

Headshot of Joel. He is in his 50s, with black hair, glasses & formal suit.

Joel Leong, PBM

Board Chairperson


Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshot of Mike. He is in his 40s, with black hair, glasses & blazer.

Makito Momota, Mike

Managing Board Director,
Chief Executive Officer


Audit Committee Member,
Finance Committee Member,
Programme & Service Committee,
Fundraising Committee Member

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Yvonne Huang

Founding Board of Director

Programme & Service
Committee Member (Chair),
Finance Committee Member,
Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshor of Yiowmin. An ethnic Chinese man in his 50s is wearing a formal suit with neatly side-combed hair.

Chay Yiowmin, PBM

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member (Chair)

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Headshot of James. He is an ethnic Chinese man in his 30s is smiling, wearing a casual suit and has spiky hair. The photo was taken outdoors.

Goh Jia Hao, James, PBM

Board of Director

Programme & Service Committee Member,
Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshot of Pei Xuan. She is an ethnic Chinese woman in her 30s is confidently smiling and wearing a burgundy top. She has wavy hair and is wearing makeup.

Kwek Pei Xuan

Board of Director

Fundraising Committee Member (Chair),
Programme & Service Committee Member

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Headshot of Chee Yang. A man in his 20s of Chinese ethnicity is wearing glasses and a formal suit, with short spiky hair.

Teh Chee Yang

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member

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Headshot of Thambyrajah. He is an ethnic Indian man in his late 50s is wearing glasses and a suit.

Thambyrajah T, Rajah, PBS

Board of Director

Finance Committee Member (Chair),
Programme & Service Committee Member

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Headshot of Joel. He is in his 50s, with black hair, glasses & formal suit.

Joel Leong, PBM

Board Chairperson

Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshot of Mike. He is in his 40s, with black hair, glasses & blazer.

Makito Momota, Mike

Managing Board Director,
Chief Executive Officer


Audit Committee Member,
Finance Committee Member,
Programme & Service Committee,
Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshot of Yvonne. She is in her early 40s, with long black hair. She has wide smile.

Yvonne Huang

Founding Board of Director

Programme & Service Committee Member (Chair), Finance Committee Member, Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshor of Yiowmin. An ethnic Chinese man in his 50s is wearing a formal suit with neatly side-combed hair.

Chay Yiowmin, PBM

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member (Chair)

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Headshot of James. He is an ethnic Chinese man in his 30s is smiling, wearing a casual suit and has spiky hair. The photo was taken outdoors.

Goh Jia Hao, James, PBM

Board of Director

Programme & Service Committee Member, Fundraising Committee Member

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Headshot of Pei Xuan. She is an ethnic Chinese woman in her 30s is confidently smiling and wearing a burgundy top. She has wavy hair and is wearing makeup.

Kwek Pei Xuan

Board of Director

Fundraising Committee Member (Chair), Programme & Service Committee Member

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Headshot of Chee Yang. A man in his 20s of Chinese ethnicity is wearing glasses and a formal suit, with short spiky hair.

Teh Chee Yang

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member

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Headshot of Thambyrajah. He is an ethnic Indian man in his late 50s is wearing glasses and a suit.

Thambyrajah T, Rajah, PBS

Board of Director

Finance Committee Member (Chair), Programme & Service Committee Member

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Our Board Committee Members

C. K. Tan

Finance Committee Member

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Headshot of Jean. She is a Singaporean Chinese woman in her forties. She appears warm, with light make-up and long straight hair. A painting is seen behind her.

Jean Chua

Fundraising Committee Member

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Lesley Cai, PBM

Audit Committee Member

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Headshot of Rajiv. He is a Singaporean Indian man in his forties. He is wearing a formal attire, and has his hair combed up neatly.

Rajiv Kalyana Ramani

Finance Committee Member

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C. K. Tan

Finance Committee Member

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Headshot of Jean. She is a Singaporean Chinese woman in her forties. She appears warm, with light make-up and long straight hair. A painting is seen behind her.

Jean Chua

Fundraising Committee Member

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Lesley Cai, PBM

Audit Committee Member

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Rajiv Kalyana Ramani

Finance Committee Member

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Our Team

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Makito Momota, Mike

Chief Executive Officer

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Headshot of William. He is a Singaporean Chinese man in his 30s who dresses in a beige suit and appears serious with spectacles and sleek hair pulled back.

Wong Woei Luen, William, PBM

Chief Operating Officer

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Masako Yanagiya, Yana

Director of Finance,
HR and Governance

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Headhost of Kazu. He is a Japanese man in his 30s who wears a shirt layered with a blazer. He has his hair styled sideways.

Kazuhiro Iwaguchi, Kazu

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Pepper See

Programme & Social Innovation Manager

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Hui Ming Ong

Finance & HR Assistant Manager

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Kalebh Leong

Programme & Social Innovation Assistant Manager

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Headshot of Mike. He is in his 40s, with black hair, glasses & blazer.

Makito Momota, Mike

Chief Executive Officer

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Headshot of William. He is a Singaporean Chinese man in his 30s who dresses in a beige suit and appears serious with spectacles and sleek hair pulled back.

Wong Woei Luen, William, PBM

Chief Operating Officer

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Headshot of Yana. She is in her 40s, has shoulder length black hair.

Masako Yanagiya, Yana

Director of Finance, HR and Governance

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Headhost of Kazu. He is a Japanese man in his 30s who wears a shirt layered with a blazer. He has his hair styled sideways.

Kazuhiro Iwaguchi, Kazu

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Pepper See

Programme & Social Innovation Manager

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Hui Ming Ong

Finance & HR Assistant Manager

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Kalebh Leong

Programme & Social Innovation Assistant Manager

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Annual Report

Financial Report

Headshot of Joel. He is in his 50s, with black hair, glasses & formal suit.

Joel Leong, PBM

Board Chairperson

Fundraising Committee Member

With his vast experience across industries as Chief Financial Officer of several listed companies & General Manager of the North East Community Development Council under the People’s Association, Joel steers TomoWork to achieve its strategic objectives of better serving the communities. 

He was conferred the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2019 for his contributions and service in the public sector.

Headshot of Mike. He is in his 40s, with black hair, glasses & blazer.

Makito Momota, Mike

Managing Board Director, Chief Executive Officer

Audit Committee Member,
Finance Committee Member,
Programme & Service Committee,
Fundraising Committee Member

With an outstanding record spanning two decades in corporate planning, strategy, digital transformation, and social innovation, Mike has channelled his passion for building an inclusive society where individuals can achieve their potential into concrete accomplishments. As the CEO and founder of TomoWork Ltd, a charitable organisation, Mike has spearheaded impactful programs. His visionary leadership and profound understanding of evolving business landscapes, coupled with his dedication to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, have resulted in significant positive changes for both individuals and organisations within the community.

In his personal time, Mike engages in voluntary work as a softball coach for primary school children, reflecting his lifelong love for various sports, including baseball, horse riding, and marathons. His commitment to nurturing children’s growth through sportsmanship serves as a testament to his dedication in uplifting young minds and empowering the next generation, embodying the core values that TomoWork stands for in its mission to make a difference in the lives of others.

Yvonne Huang

Founding Board of Director

Programme & Service Committee Member (Chair),
Finance Committee Member,
Fundraising Committee Member

Yvonne is an experienced professional in the learning space in Asia. She was previously a Curriculum Director for corporate leadership and innovation & also a Senior Trainer in corporate effectiveness programmes based on mindfulness. With her passion in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Yvonne leads programme experience curation for the TomoWork community to successfully thrive in the Future of Work.

Headshor of Yiowmin. An ethnic Chinese man in his 50s is wearing a formal suit with neatly side-combed hair.

Chay Yiowmin, PBM

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member (Chair)

Yiowmin is CEO of Chay Corporate Advisory, and lead independent and non-executive director for several listed companies in Singapore and Australia. He has many years of public accounting experience in Singapore and the United Kingdom with top accounting firms. From 2012 to 2019, Yiowmin was the partner heading BDO’s Corporate Finance Practice.

Yiowmin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) and a Master of Business from Nanyang Technological University, and a MBA from the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants), an Associate Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), and a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore; IVAS). He currently sits on the IVAS Standards and Technical Working Group and lectures on financial statements analysis and valuation at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

An active volunteer, Yiowmin serves on the Citizens Consultative Committee of Sengkang Central, Fernvaleand Kebun Baru, the former of which he is the Chairman. He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore on 9 August 2016.

Headshot of James. He is an ethnic Chinese man in his 30s is smiling, wearing a casual suit and has spiky hair. The photo was taken outdoors.

Goh Jia Hao, James, PBM

Board of Director

Programme & Service Committee Member,
Fundraising Committee Member

James is Chief Experience Officer at Halogen Singapore. A management consultant and organisation development practitioner by profession, he brings with him experience working alongside people from the corporate, nonprofit and public spheres, across 4 different continents, assisting organizations in uplifting their work in areas of learning and development, change management, strategic planning, and talent management.

He has been active in the civic engagement and community space, volunteering for more than 15 years, and is currently seating on the advisory panels of multiple organisations in both social and government organisations. James was awarded the PAYM Youth Excellence Award in 2014, and the prestigious Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in 2015.

Headshot of Pei Xuan. She is an ethnic Chinese woman in her 30s is confidently smiling and wearing a burgundy top. She has wavy hair and is wearing makeup.

Kwek Pei Xuan

Board of Director

Fundraising Committee Member (Chair),
Programme & Service Committee Member

Pei Xuan currently spearheads the sustainability movement as a third-generation family member of Hong Leong Asia (part of Hong Leong Group), a diversified Asian multinational with core businesses in construction and transportation.

Pei Xuan spent the early part of her career in marketing communications and the hospitality sector during which she found herself intrigued by the sustainability conversations growing around the construction industry. This brought to surface the new challenges faced by her own family business in driving the change needed for a greener transition within an established organisation and hence, today supports Hong Leong Asia in its goals to work closely with its customers to deliver innovative, urban solutions with the hope to address climate change issues.

Aside to her current role, Pei Xuan also sits on the Board of BRC Asia Ltd., an associate company of HLA supplying prefabricated steel reinforcement and is driving the brand refresh of the Hong Leong Sports and Recreation Club as its new President. In her free time, she focuses on well-being pursuits and invests into personal development opportunities of which she is currently a member of Uncommon, a private network for female leaders.

Headshot of Chee Yang. A man in his 20s of Chinese ethnicity is wearing glasses and a formal suit, with short spiky hair.

Teh Chee Yang

Board of Director

Audit Committee Member

Chee Yang is a Senior Associate at Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, specialising in mergers & acquisitions and general corporate work.  He graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2019, where he also completed the University Scholars Programme. Chee Yang was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2020.

Chee Yang has also been an active volunteer in the community for more than 10 years, where he mentors and organises a wide range of youth-centric initiatives.  Chee Yang presently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Taman Jurong Youth Network and as Assistant Secretary of the Taman Jurong Citizens Consultative Committee.

Headshot of Thambyrajah. He is an ethnic Indian man in his late 50s is wearing glasses and a suit.

Thambyrajah T, Rajah, PBS

Board of Director

Finance Committee Member (Chair),
Programme & Service Committee Member

Thambyrajah is the Chief Operating Officer at Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) on secondment from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). He began his career at the German Singapore Institute, before becoming a lecturer at NYP’s School of Engineering in 1993. Since then, he has held various management appointments at NYP’s Schools of Information Technology and Engineering, and as Deputy Registrar. He was appointed Registrar in 2012.

Over the years, Mr Thambyrajah has contributed towards various projects in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors, including the development of technology capabilities and business process software. He also played key roles in the ASPIRE Review, including chairing the Joint Polytechnic & ITE Project Team that looked at upstream career guidance for secondary-level students. He was also involved in setting up Special Education (SEN) support in tertiary institutions.

Mr Thambyrajah holds a Master of Technology in Software Engineering and an Apex Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He also graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Thambyrajah has volunteered in various capacities at SINDA, including as an Executive Committee Member, to guide initiatives for the betterment of the Indian community. He is currently a District Councillor with the South West CDC, a member of the Ministry of Education’s Compulsory Education Board and a member of the REACH Advisory Panel.

C. K. Tan

Finance Committee Member

CK has over 25 years of experience in industry across Asia Pacific, working across multiple industry including Financial Services, Healthcare, Logistics and Professional Services. He has worked with blue chip organisations across Asia Pacific and involved in business transformation, strategic initiatives and operations, and also numerous acquisitions and start-ups.

CK currently sits on the Board and Committees of 1FSS Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Ministry of Health Holdings, is the finance center of excellence and shared services for Singapore’s public healthcare sector. Previously he was the Regional CFO of S&P Global Ratings where he led an organisation of finance teams across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, his other professional experiences include regional and global leadership roles across DHL and KPMG.

CK is a member of Chartered Accountant (CA) Singapore. He holds a post graduate Executive EMBA from the National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University.

CK also holds an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University, and Advanced Diploma in IT.

Headshot of Jean. She is a Singaporean Chinese woman in her forties. She appears warm, with light make-up and long straight hair. A painting is seen behind her.

Jean Chua

Fundraising Committee Member

Jean Chua, a seasoned professional in the tech industry, brings a wealth of experience to her role as Head of Branding & Communications at NTT DATA Singapore. Her career journey includes contributions to renowned multinational corporations, as well as meaningful stints in nonprofit organizations. With a background that spans IMDA, NTT DATA, MediaCorp, and the Singapore International Film Festival, Jean’s expertise is rich and diverse. An advocate for inclusion and diversity, she stands out for her progressive hiring practices and unwavering support for employees. Jean’s dedication to the well-being of individuals with disabilities shines through her work and accomplishments.

Lesley Cai, PBM

Audit Committee Member

Lesley is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with diverse experience in the financial services industry, directing and managing key deliverables of statutory audits, internal control reviews, regulatory compliance advisory, and reporting. Currently, Lesley is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eclays Consulting, a professional service firm providing regulatory audit, compliance, and risk management services to financial institutions in Singapore.


Lesley has been actively volunteering in the community for more than 18 years and held leadership positions at various grassroots committees. Lesley was conferred the prestigious Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2017 for her contribution and service in the public sector.

Headshot of Rajiv. He is a Singaporean Indian man in his forties. He is wearing a formal attire, and has his hair combed up neatly.

Rajiv Kalyana Ramani

Finance Committee Member

Rajiv Ramani is the CFO of a Single-Family Office since August 2022. He started his career with Ernst & Young, Singapore before moving to The Coca-Cola Company for 14 years. Thereafter, he had stints with Unilever, Astro (Malaysia), Coty and Luxasia.

Rajiv has lived and worked in 10 countries and has extensive knowledge of the business environment across Asia Pacific & the Middle East. Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. He is an Australian CPA and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Rajiv is a Founding Member & Certified Chair, Advisory Board Centre Australia as well as Co-chair of the Singapore Chapter of the Advisory Board Centre. He is a Member, Singapore Institute of Directors and a Member, Virtual Advisory Board.

Rajiv was Deputy Chairman of CIMA’s Industry Advisory Executive Panel (APAC) from 2012 – 2017. He was a Non Executive Director for Asia Sports Ventures, Singapore from 2014 – 2015 and a Board member of HFC Prestige (Dubai Branch) from 2016 – 2019. He has also served on the committee of one of the temples administered by the Hindu Endowments Board.

Headshot of William. He is a Singaporean Chinese man in his 30s who dresses in a beige suit and appears serious with spectacles and sleek hair pulled back.

Woei Luen Wong, William, PBM

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer at TomoWork SG, William leads the strategic direction and operations of the charity that aims to empower persons with disabilities through inclusive employment. He has over 11 years of experience in various leadership roles across different sectors, including public, private and people sector.

William’s core competencies include strategic thinking and planning, programme management, talent management, and collaboration. He has successfully launched and scaled multiple new initiatives that have generated positive social impact and business value. For example, he co-designed and co-led the TomoWork Programme, the Talent Accelerator Programme, a multi-stakeholder collaboration that supports persons with disabilities to enhance their employability and school to work transition. He oversees the Programme Development, fundraising and partnership of TomoWork SG, ensuring operational efficiency and sustainability.

His life mission is to leverage on his knowledge, skills, and experience to create positive change in society and the economy. William is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and equity, and he strived to promote these values in everything he do. He has been recognized for his service and achievements by various awards, such as being conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the Meritorious Youth Award by PAYM, and been selected under NCSS 40 Under 40 programme. He is also an active volunteer and mentor in the community, supporting various causes and organizations.

Headshot of Yana. She is in her 40s, has shoulder length black hair.

Masako Yanagiya, Yana

Director of Finance, HR and Governance

Being well-versed in HR, accounting, and governance with over 15 years experience, Yana was the driving force behind TomoWork’s establishment in Singapore. She was previously stationed in the London Representative Office managing HR & general affairs. With her passion in well-being & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), she constructs TomoWork’s inclusive learning environment where diverse participants could learn safely & effectively.

Headhost of Kazu. He is a Japanese man in his 30s who wears a shirt layered with a blazer. He has his hair styled sideways.

Kazuhiro Iwaguchi, Kazu

Director of Marketing & Communications

With over a decade of experience in corporate communications and partnerships across numerous industries, as well as the launch of new products, Kazu leads marketing and communication with potential and existing partners, while also contributing to the A.B.L.E. inclusive ecosystem expansion.

Pepper See

Programme & Social Innovation Manager

Bringing 8 years of expertise as a creative director and a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Pepper builds inclusive and accessible brand and user experiences at TomoWork. She delivers programmes to support businesses in their DEI journeys, as well as students with Special Educational Needs in their professional development learning. 

Pepper volunteers as a running guide with an inclusive running club in Singapore in her spare time.

Hui Ming Ong

Finance & HR Assistant Manager

Hui Ming is a seasoned Finance & HR professional, with over a decade of relevant experience in different industries. She embraces the concept of continuous learning and regards knowledge as a valuable asset that anyone can utilise for a better future.

In addition, she is a firm believer in workplace fairness and equity where everyone can make a difference based on their unique abilities. 

Kindness is her strongest attribute and she loves teaching during her free time.

Kalebh Leong

Programme & Social Innovation Assistant Manager

With a dynamic background in events management, Kalebh has had the privilege of orchestrating memorable experiences for both students and the public.

Kalebh’s journey began at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), where opportunities to shape community events for a diverse audience opened new horizons. From fostering engagement among students to creating inclusive tech experiences for the public.

Venturing into the realm of social impact, Kalebh assumed the role of a Social Impact Manager at LinkedIn. Here, the merging of a passion for events with a commitment to DEI initiatives became a driving force. Working at the intersection of technology and social change, Kalebh aligned his personal goals towards providing equal employment opportunities to the global workforce.

Fueled by a profound belief in the potential of events to drive positive change, Kalebh is committed to orchestrating events that celebrate diversity, launching initiatives that promote equity, and fostering an inclusive environment.