About the Speaker
||Laurence Lien is Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a new non-profit platform for Asian philanthropists to exchange, learn and collaborate. Through its members and partnership network, APC catalyses collaborative projects to address pressing social challenges and grow social impact in Asia.
Laurence is also the Chairman of Lien Foundation, a family foundation established in 1980. Under his leadership, Lien Foundation has become well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment.
Laurence was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014. In 2008, he founded the Community Foundation of Singapore and is currently its Chairman. He is also Board Member of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University.
Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Laurence served in the Singapore Government. In 2010, Laurence was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014. Laurence is a graduate of the NUS Business School MBA programme.