21 | 01 | 2018

Singapore Judging Panel

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Please meet the judges who have been inspired by the enthusiasm of the participating students and support us in evaluating the entries.    


Mr. Samuel Lim, Character and Citizenship Education Officer, Ministry of Education

Mr. Samuel Lim, Character and Citizenship Education Officer, Ministry of Education

Mr. Samuel Lim is currently a Character and Citizenship Education officer in the Student Development Curriculum Division, MOE. He taught Physical Education and History at a secondary school and headed the student leadership team. Driven by his commitment to developing youth leaders of character, Samuel serves with The Boys’ Brigade and continues to mentor alumni and young teachers. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Youth in Education Award in 2010 and recently returned from a Masters in Education programme at Boston University with a focus on student voice and character education.



Mr. Jonathan Chang, Executive Director, Lien Centre of Innovation

Mr. Jonathan Chang, Executive Director, Lien Centre of Innovation

Jonathan is a social entrepreneur and motivational speaker, having founded and co-founded four startups across multiple industries in Silicon Valley and Manhattan. He is the Executive Director of Lien Centre for Social Innovation and an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University. Jonathan has played a key role in securing Ashoka Changemaker Campus accreditation for SMU, the first campus in Asia to receive this honor.
Jonathan co-founded a social enterprise, working with organic and non-GMO farmers and food manufacturers in California and helping them achieve supply chain sustainability and market growth. Through a fellowship from Columbia's Earth Institute, Jonathan traveled to Rwanda to teach social entrepreneurship and conduct research on how to use entrepreneurship as a tool for social change. His other research includes a case study on entrepreneurship in rural India for Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a book about government and innovation with Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland. Jonathan has also given a TEDx talk at Harvard.

Jonathan earned his degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jonathan was a recipient of Stanford GSB's Miller Social Change Leadership Award and and Harvard Law School’s Digital Problem Solving Initiative Fellow.


Patsian Low, Senior Vice President, Head of DBS Foundation at DBS Bank Ltd

Patsian Low, Senior Vice President, Head of DBS Foundation at DBS Bank Ltd

At DBS Foundation, she champions social entrepreneurship and supports the growth of social enterprises all over Asia. Key initiatives include Social Venture Challenge Asia, a grantmaking programme for social enterprises, and incubator programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia. Her prior position was Director and head of the Philanthropy division in the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), which provided programmes that promote and engage philanthropy from different donor sectors in Singapore.
She has also facilitated a module on Assessing Social Impact in the executive course for nonprofit leaders, iLEAP, at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and the Social Services Institute. She conducted independent research and consultation in microfinance and social finance, worked on white papers on Microfinance in Asia, Non-Profit Media Strategies, Social Finance, and Venture Philanthropy. To assist in Afghanistan's post-war redevelopment, she joined as a mentor/trainer for the UNITAR Afghan Fellowship Programme. She is also an accredited United Nations Capital Development Fund/Asian Development Bank Institute Microfinance Trainer of Trainers.
Patsian also sits on the Boards of Social Venture Partners (Singapore), a venture philanthropy society, Forum for the Future SE Asia - a sustainable futures think tank, and a former Governor with the Banking With The Poor Network.

She holds 14 years of senior-level financial sector experience in U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore within various global banks like Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and State Street. She holds an MBA (Marketing) from New York University’s Leonard N Stern School of Business, and a B.Sc. in Finance from Binghamton University (State University of New York).

Kelley Cheng, Founder and Creative Director, The Press Room

Kelley Cheng, Founder and Creative Director, The Press Room

A leading designer in Singapore, Kelley Cheng is an architectural graduate turned Jill-of-all-trade. She designs everything from books, brands, graphics, and documentaries to spaces, and even stage and film set design. Her graphic and branding projects include the Youth Olympics Games, iLight Marina Bay Light Art Festival, Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo Yeosu 2012, The National Art Gallery Singapore, Artstage Singapore, Singapore Writers’ Festival 2014, etc.

Passionate about the arts, she has curated many art exhibitions, especially for young artists. An active educator, she serves as adjunct lecturer in Visual Communications at the Nanyang Technological University and Glasgow School of Art, Singapore; she is also a frequent name on international design judging panels Red Dot Awards, Nagoya-Do!, Creative Circle Award, James Dyson Award, etc.

Apart from design, Kelley is also a prominent force in the publishing world, the former Editorial & Creative Director of the Page One Publishing Group, she has conceptualized and published hundreds of books and is still continuing her bookmaking journey today as a prominent book designer in the global publishing scene.

Kelley is also a much sought after public speaker, having spoken twice at TEDxSingapore conferences, Creative Mornings, etc. and was celebrated as one of 2009 Great Women of Our Time and one of the 50 Most Inspirational Women 2010 in Singapore.


Mai Tatoy, Community Lead, Our Better World

Mai Tatoy, Community Lead, Our Better World

Mai is the Community Lead at Our Better World, the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation. In that role, Mai oversees Our Better World’s community building and engagement, social media outreach, and PR and communications initiatives, from strategy to execution. She also develops and implements campaigns to build reach, expand community base and extend network.
Mai finds interesting ways to involve the community in the stories that are told. After years in PR for international broadcasters, she switched from communications to community, and from on-air to online. 


Cai Ling Lim, Manager at the Design Thinking & Innovation Academy in the Design Singapore Council 

Cai Ling Lim, Manager at the Design Thinking & Innovation Academy in the Design Singapore Council

Cai Ling is a designer on a mission: to effect business and social change through purposeful designs. In her current role she is responsible for the development and execution of design thinking and design-driven innovation programmes. The audience of these programmes ranged from pre-school children to professionals. 

Prior to joining the council, Cai Ling served as a Creative Strategist in a technology innovation studio where she uncovered and bridged business gaps through the design of mobile applications. Her design expertise was also honed in a design communications agency where she led the interactive design team, managed design projects, defined brand strategy and provided art direction. Her works have won several local and international awards such as The Crowbar Awards, The Conqueror Awards, the Creativity Media & Interactive Award and the Titan Advertising Award. 

Design, to her, is as influential as a cult film. It can alter human thought, change behaviour and redefine culture. If used properly, she believes that design can truly create a positive impact. Therefore, she hopes to nurture designers to be thinkers and leaders of design, and share the value of design with users of design. 

Applying design, Cai Ling redesigns her diet. She turned into a vegetarian because she hates vegetables and needs to eat them up. 


Lindsey Zouein, Marketing Director, Asia Markets at IDEO 

Lindsey Zouein, Marketing Director, Asia Markets at IDEO

Lindsey helps shape the stories, perspectives, and relationships that set the context for the firm's work in Asia. She believes in the transformational power of storytelling and clear, compelling communication. 

Lindsey's time at IDEO has been defined by the firm's newest ideas and ventures, from helping launch IDEO.org, IDEO's sister nonprofit organization; and OpenIDEO, its open innovation platform; to working across Asia to demonstrate the impact of design and innovation in new markets. She spent three years at IDEO's Bay Area offices, leading global communications efforts, before making the move to Asia in 2011 to build out marketing efforts for the region.

Prior to IDEO, Lindsey served as a media and communications consultant to startup technology companies in Silicon Valley. She started her career as a daily newspaper journalist and editor in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University. 



Link to Singapore Judging Panel 2014 

Link to Singapore Judging Panel 2013 

Link to Singapore Judging Panel 2012

Link to Singapore Judging Panel 2011 

Cai Ling Lim, Manager at the Design Thinking & Innovation Academy in the Design Singapore Council

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