Co-founder & Director
Ting is a former journalist/producer with regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, and an ex-national netball player for Singapore. Now a freelance emcee and motivational speaker, Tingjun devotes her time to developing TCRP’s growth strategy and sharing the team’s vision with the community. The aspiring social entrepreneur, who holds a B.A. in Psychology, is passionate about being a catalyst for change and enjoys coming up with creative approaches to philanthropy. For more information on Tingjun, visit www.zhangtingjun.com
Co-founder & Director
Co-founder & Director
Alex is a popular spinning instructor and has been an inspiration of fitness to many. Taiwanese by birth, Singaporean by nationality and Filipino at heart, Alexandra has a passion for cycling and photography. Alexandra sees The Chain Reaction Project as a ‘pay it forward’ movement, to help people in small but significant ways, causing a butterfly effect or chain reaction through her generation. Alex who holds a B.A. in International Business, aims to reach this new audience for charity through harnessing the power of the media and social networking.
Co-founder & Director
JASMINE WONG is a sports physiotherapist who in her latest incarnation is gaining new experience as a public servant in the Singapore Government. An avid ultra-marathoner, Jasmine has completed races all over the world, including running across Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Mongolian steppes and the mountains of South Korea and Australia. She has used some of these races to raise funds for several charities. Beyond ultra-marathons, she has also participated in several community development and crisis response projects in Tibet, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These cross-cultural encounters and journeys of self-discovery have deeply enriched her life. Through TCRP, she hopes to inspire everyday people to make a difference in the world around them.
Co- founder & Legal Advisor
A lawyer by profession, Anina spent a significant portion of her life living in Singapore, before moving back to her homecountry of South Africa in 2009. She has long had a love for the outdoors and a heart for the challenges faced by rural women and girls, particularly in developing countries. She considers TCRP a powerful platform to convince more people, regardless of their level of fitness, to take up physically and mentally challenging initiatives to improve the lives of the less fortunate. Anina currently serves as Director of Banking and Finance at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc. in South Africa.
After having dipped her toes into the fields of publishing, journalism and public relations, Yien found her calling in international development. Her travels have fuelled her passion for working toward the UN’s Millennium Development goals, in particular women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability. Yien sees TCRP as a
gateway to introducing new people to the concept of community development and to cultivating donor maturity through education and exposure. She holds a B.A. and B.Com. from the University of Melbourne, and is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in economic policy.
Public Relations Manager
Melanie Oliveiro’s first job was that of a sales and marketing executive for a book publisher, where – among her many duties – she promoted books and their authors to the media industry. Melanie is now a radio lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies. Melanie is also a familiar voice on radio and can often be heard on 938LIVE (93.8FM), MediaCorp’s only talk and news radio station. A film studies graduate with three short films under her belt, Melanie was previously Channel NewsAsia’s resident movie critic from 2004-2010.
Lynn is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax). She co-founded Ardent, a CPA and business advisory firm. Inspired by the initiatives of The Chain Reaction Project and the passion of its founders, Lynn took up the role of TCRP’s Company Secretary to assist the Non-Profit Organization in its corporate compliance. Lynn believes that the founders of TCRP are an inspiration to others and that TCRP can be used as a platform by people who want to make a difference.
Branding & Marketing
Bravo Company is a creatively led, independent design studio based in Singapore. We work with a variety of individuals and organisations to deliver considered and engaging design. We specialise in identity & brand development, printed and web communications & art direction. Since our inception in 2010, Bravo Company has created numerous memorable branding projects which has been loved and featured in many international design books and websites.
Winston is the founder and director of Flint & Battery LLC, a boutique Singapore law firm specialising in corporate/commercial transactions, private equity, capital markets, technology businesses and private clients. Flint & Battery works with specialist law firms in Singapore and throughout Asia and the Pacific and focuses on delivering legal advisory with an emphasis on industry-applicability. Winston has a special interest in sports and had served on the executive committee and chairman of the audit committee of Netball Singapore. Winston believes in the potential of sport as a partner of social responsibility and that TCRP will be a forerunner and lead the way in creating progress and advancement.
I.T. Magician & Savant
Technical Director at BBDO/Proximity Singapore and previously co-founder at RightBrain Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based interactive studio, Laurent is a technology evangelist with an entrepreneurial streak. Always two steps ahead in technological and social media trends, his spot on anticipation and foresight gives him a very big edge as an idea machine. Atypical of ordinary software engineers, Laurent is very much an artist and self taught touche-à-tout in things that matter with a growing love for typography and good design values.
Tim discovered adventure travel quite by accident and went on to found Eco Adventures in 1997. Tim sees travel as a way of heightening awareness and understanding of cultural and natural environments, and humanitarian conditions in the places we visit. His favourite mode of travel is thus by bicycle having cycled the Alaska and Karakoram highways and numerous other destinations in Southeast Asia.
Executive Director of The Hour Glass Limited, Michael Tay is also an avid cyclist and strategic advisor to The Chain Reaction Project. Mike currently serves on the board of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute and Mercy Relief, an international humanitarian development and relief organization located in Singapore. Mike graduated from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom with a First Class (Honours) in Business and International Management.