Focus Asia: Women & Business

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A believer of form and substance, Sarah wears three hats on most days:–

  • corporate venture investor, investing in & nurturing innovative technologies via an innovation and ventures arm in one of Asia’s largest multinational conglomerates;
  • Co-Founder of Asia Women Circle that independently drives Lean In Malaysia, championing the #leanin movement in Asia – a platform to educate, enable and empower women to harness their full potential. In Jan 2016, Sarah was appointed Regional Leader by Sheryl Sandberg.
  • A media personality (professional moderator and presenter) particularly focused in the sphere of Women & Business;


Having grown up in the media industry as a national TV host from the young age of 9, and later being part of the select Young Achievers Group, she’s worked with industry leaders and politicians on society-building causes ever since. Being at the heart of business itself and inspired to make a “ding” in the universe, she takes conversations to the next level, taking action through her works.

A law graduate of King’s College London and fellow of the RSA of England, she’s worked with amongst others:

  • Sime Darby (World’s largest producer of sustainable palm oil): Corporate Ventures (VC)
  • LeanIn.Org: Regional Leader & Co-Founder, Lean In Asia & Malaysia
  • Baker & Mckenzie LLP (Chicago & London): M&A Corporate Securities
  • Norton Rose Fulbright London: Corporate Finance
  • MRINetwork: Youngest leading consultant within the global franchise network
  • King’s College London Business Club: Founding member, bagging multiple awards for shaping the university entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UK

Her core belief is the power of education & media, and this flows through consistently in all  her works – to advance thought leadership into action.

Projects & Work


Speaker: "Women leading forward", FEMALE Magazine Iconic Woman - 15th October 2016

Speaker: Connecting Founders, "Women In Business", Bangkok - 17th August 2016

Speaker: "Lean In, Asia" Lean In Women Empowerment Regional Conference, Palo Alto, California - 12th - 14th August 2016

Moderator: ASEAN Women In Politics Conference "Digital Inclusion" with ASEAN Political Party Leaders - 17th October 2015



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