An educator by training with a specialisation in music, Yvonne was one of the pioneers involved in setting up the Essilor Vision Foundation in Asean in 2014. The foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged communities the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Prior to her involvement with Essilor, Yvonne has also created charity platforms under the auspices of WorldVentures Foundation that enables volunteers in the Asia Pacific to serve marginalised children. She has worked on projects to build and strengthen the physical infrastructure within the community, such as school buildings, and to facilitate engagement of the less privileged. Yvonne has been a charity advisor to Happy Hearts Indonesia, which helps rebuild schools and restore hope for underprivileged children; as well as to Xu Zhou Han Tang, an NGO in China that provides employment for people with disabilities. Yvonne is also an inspirational speaker and coach in the non-profit sphere.
Chair of the Board; CEO Special Olympics International
President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
Chair, Sports Committee; CEO, FWD Singapore
Chair, Fundraising Committee; Managing Partner, Chasm United Pte Ltd
Director, External Affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham)
Global Marketing & Global Client Service, Citi Private Bank
Vice Chair of the Board; Chair, Audit Committee; Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer
Clinical Director, I & Vision Research Centre Pte Ltd
Capt. Sylvester Heng
Chair, Finance Committee; Regional Shipping Services Pte. Ltd.
Head, Essilor Vision Foundation
Head of Podcasts at Tigerhall