Chris Morris is an international consultant with more than 35 years of experience across a wide range of project cycle development activities in over 20 countries. He spent his early career as a water resources engineer working closely with communities in Africa and across Asia and the Pacific. Chris worked at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from 2009-2022, he led the Bank’s NGO and Civil Society Centre where he established and managed relationships with many large international CSOs including Special Olympics (SO). He initiated ADB’s work with young people through ADB’s flagship Youth for Asia (YfA) initiative.
He initiated managed formal partnerships, with a focus on Meaningful Youth Engagement and SDGs, with AIESEC International, the world’s largest youth-led organisation, and child/youth International NGO Plan International. He led policy work with regional and global partners including Commonwealth Secretariate, Global Water Partnership Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, UNICEF and Generation Unlimited, UNDP, and the Asia Pacific Water Forum.
Special Olympics Asia Pacific Board of Directors
Chair of the Board; CEO Special Olympics International
Chair, Sports Committee; CEO, FWD Singapore
Chair, Fundraising Committee; Managing Partner, Chasm United Pte Ltd
Chair, Program Excellence Committee
President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
Director, External Affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham)
Global Marketing & Global Client Service, Citi Private Bank
Chief Operating Officer at Amitell Capital Pte Ltd
Head of Podcasts at Tigerhall
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
Dr. Wei Ker-Chiah
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Chief of the West Region at the Institute of Mental Health