Association Chiefs

Tony Chooi: Focus on the people

Tony Chooi, president of the Environmental Management Association of Singapore (EMAS), aims to be the leading authority on cleaning and hygiene through the building of future talent, and to ease the manpower shortage in cleaning organisations

Sumate Sudasna: Back in form

Sumate Sudasna, president of Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA), is confident in the country's appeal as a top business events destination. He discusses how the industry is prepared to rise to meet new demands, as the world regains its travelling momentum

Pauline Suharno: Empower to transform

Pauline Suharno, president of Association of the Indonesian Travel Agents (ASTINDO), who has been elected new President of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Agents (FATA), shares about her views on empowering the association

Irmohizam Ibrahim: Leveraging networks

Member collaboration for mutual benefits are at the top of the to-do list for Irmohizam Ibrahim, the new chairman of conferences and exhibition, Member Advisory Council at the US-based World Trade Centers Association. He deems expertise and experience exchanges to be key to business events recovery

Octavio Peralta: Positive turns ahead

Founder and CEO of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), Octavio Peralta, believes associations can shake off the pandemic fatigue and re-energise for 2022. By Rosa Ocampo

Douglas Foo: Pushing beyond traditions

The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of Singapore's manufacturing companies to achieve business resilience, and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) has a role to play in facilitating this, says president Douglas Foo

Melbert Reyes: Championing the nursing profession

The pandemic is making it harder for nurses in the Philippines, an ailing sector peppered with issues such as abysmal salaries, and poor working conditions. Philippine Nurses Association's (PNA) national president Melbert Reyes shares about the challenges of the profession, and the association's response in such difficult times.

Azhar Talib: From the heart

Armed with personal experience of caring for a loved one living with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Azhar Talib establishes the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Malaysia and makes it his mission to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder and provide a support network for medical professionals, patients and everyone in between