The world of corporate and personal giving is changing. Our panel of experts will consider global trends and how they impact at a local level. What is the most effective way to give today, and are emerging global trends reflective of what is happening in Singapore?

Our panellists bring a wealth of knowledge – from corporate, philanthropic, and fund recipient backgrounds, and will discuss from their own experience.

This event is a must for CSR professionals, those involved in Foundations or philanthropic efforts, and people with an interest in social enterprise.

The panel discussion will be led by Niamh Byrne, COO iQNECT.


Mr. Kieran McLoughlin
President and CEO of the Worldwide Ireland Funds

kieran_mcloughlin150Residing in New York since 2004, Mr. McLoughlin is responsible for the Fund’s network of donors and events across the US and its relationship with its sister organizations in 11 other countries.  Since its inception in 1976, the Funds have raised more than $500 million for over 3,000 projects North and South across the island of Ireland promoting peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development.  In the last two years, the Fund has raised a staggering $200 million through the Promising Ireland campaign and is supporting over 800 projects and organisations.


Mrs. Noor Quek
MD & Founder
NQ International Pte. Ltd.

Noor150A seasoned practitioner in the banking and financial sector, Mrs. Quek founded NQ International in October 2007. For over three decades Noor has been involved in community and charitable organisations and offers extensive CSR services to organisations and Asian family offices. Noor is also President of Breast Cancer Foundation and will discuss philanthropy in Singapore and why Singapore is recognised in Asia for its well structured philanthropic system.



Ms. Pamela Chng
Founder Bettr Barista Coffee Academy

Pamela_Bettr Barista150Bettr Barista won the 2013 Award for Social Enterprise Startup of the Year, and was Singapore’s first recipient of the Arthur Guinness Foundation in 2012. Better Barista arms marginalised women and youth at risk with the skills and tools to make their lives better. The Academy also recently became the first and only Certified B Corporation in Singapore.
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Ms. Sue Meng Chan
Amicorp Community Foundation

SueMeng150As director of Amicorp Community Foundation (ACF), Ms. Chan is responsible for the strategic development of ACF, the umbrella foundation that leads the fiduciary services firm, Amicorp’s corporate social responsibility and sustainability actions focused on social empowerment and environmental consciousness. She is also heading up the firm’s soon to be offered Social Impact Solutions to assist corporates and individuals to drive social impact.



Ms. Niamh Byrne

Niamh has extensive international business experience in the telecoms and technology industries, working across multiple countries and diverse geographical regions. Niamh joined iQNECT, a mobile visual search company as Chief Operating Officer, in January 2015. Previously, Niamh spent 5 years in the South Pacific, where she was responsible for the commercial launch of Digicel, a mobile network operator. Prior to that, Niamh ran global media at Orange plc, with responsibility for managing corporate reputation and financial reporting. She subsequently joined the UK business as Director of PR, Sponsorship & CSR.

Niamh has held senior marketing positions in Arthur D. Little, Comic Relief, British Telecom and the Accor group working in London, Brussels and Paris, and holds a BA Honours degree in Business Studies and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, and an advanced diploma in French.

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Date - 14/07/2015
11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Colonial Room, the American Club

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