Association Chiefs

Grand franchising ambitions

Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) president for 2022 and 2023, Chris Lim, knows he has big shoes to fill. He shares more about his upcoming plans, and what it's like to be the head of an association that was started by his father and other industry pioneers 27 years ago

Digital transformation from the ground up

Bima Laga, chairman of the Indonesian E-Commerce Association (idEA), pushes ahead to empower SMEs in Indonesia, in order to build an industry in which businesses that use e-commerce will be able to thrive

Roy Ariel: Sustainable tourism at a critical juncture

Sustainability in the travel and tourism industry has become the most discussed subject, accelerated by the pandemic. However, Roi Ariel, general manager of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), says the industry needs accountability and greater public awareness

Elicia Lee: Levelling up

Elicia Lee, chairperson of the Singapore Games Association (SGGA), and managing director of Eliphant, a Singapore-based game marketing and esports specialist, shares how far the fledgling association has come, and lays out the work cut out for her in her journey to build a sustainable ecosystem for gaming in the country

Aini Hasanah A Mutalib: Championing primate conservation

Networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration are all important aspects in helping the Malaysian Primatological Society (MPS) meet its objectives, shares Aini Hasanah A Mutalib, the society's secretary-general, and chairperson of the 29th Congress of the International Primatology Society (IPS)

May Yap: Of sense and sustainability

Packaging Council of Singapore puts its members first as it navigates the brutal impact of the pandemic on businesses, and as the world returns to normalcy, chairperson May Yap says collaboration with government agencies and other stakeholders on sustainable objectives are back in focus

Chris Chatterton: Fuelling the future

The Methanol Institute is constantly pushing for a brighter and greener future in collaboration with its association members and stakeholders, shares chief operating officer Chris Chatterton

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