Board of Directors (AWLP Malaysia Berhad)

CHAIR (27 September 2022 - )

Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam

BA University of Malaya, Diploma in Accounting University of Malaya

Former Executive, Economic Development Board Singapore; Former PR Manager, Malaysian Tobacco Company( MTC ); Former V-P , Malaysia Airlines System; Founder, Ayur Centre; Director, Cloud 10 Executive Travel Agency; Trustee, Nanyang Press Foundation, Yayasan Sejahtera; Chairperson of Women’s Institute of Management -Tan Sri Napsiah Omar Women Leadership; President-Elect of Soroptimist International (President in 2024-2025)


Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

Chair, 5 Nov 2019 - 26 Sep 2022

LLB (Hons) University of Malaya

Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia; Former Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia; Trustee, Razak School of Government; Trustee, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation; Trustee, Hasanah Foundation


Khoo Hoon Eng

BA (cum laude) Smith College, PhD (St. Mary’s Medical School) University of London, Dipl Medical Education (University of Dundee)

Trustee Emerita, Smith College, Former Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor, Asian University for Women (Bangladesh); Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Rector, Saga Residential College, Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore


Johan Saravanamuttu

B. Soc. Sci. University of Singapore, MA, PhD (University of British Columbia)

Emeritus Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Maznah Mohamad

BA (cum laude) Macalester College, MA Stanford University, PhD University of Malaya

Associate Professor, Head, Malay Studies Department, National University of Singapore


Datuk Tan Leh Kiah (Francis Tan)

LLB (University of London); Conferred Panglima Mahkota Wilayah by DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2011

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia; Consultant and former managing partner of Azman, Davidson & Co. Advocates and Solicitors (1986-present); Assistant Registrar of Companies, Registry of Companies, Ministry of Trade and Industry (1972-1976); Group Company Secretary, Inchcape Group (1977-1985); Non-Executive Director, Board of EXIM Bank Berhad (2001-2006); Member, Securities Commission (1999-2018); Independent Non-Executive Director, China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (2017-present); Independent Non-Executive Director, MPI Generali Insurans Berhad

Founders & Advisors


S.Mona Sinha

BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) Smith College, MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) Columbia University

Board Chair, Women Moving Millions; Board Chair, Equal Rights Amendment Fund for Women's Equality; Executive Producer, Disclosure; Founding Board of Advisors, Smithsonian American Women's History Museum; Advisory Board, Columbia University Tamer Center; Venture Investment Board, Columbia University Tamer Center; Founding Advisory Board, Columbia School of Public Health Mental Health Program (WHO collaboration); Founding Advisory Council, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania; Advisory Director, Apne Aap International; Advisory Director, American Museum of Natural History; Trustee Emerita, Smith College; Trustee Emerita, Breakthrough


Cecilia Ng Choon Sim

BA Swarthmore College, Ed.M Harvard University, PhD University of Malaya

Former Visiting Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia


Judy Cheng-Hopkins

BA Beloit College, MA Columbia University

Former Chairperson, Advisory Board, National Tribute to UNESCO; Former Assistant Secretary-General of Peacebuilding, UN; Former Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR; Former Director of Asia, WFP; Adjunct Professor, SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs), Columbia University (2015-19).



Mila Devenport

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College, MA (Hons) Character Education, University of Birmingham


Siti Sarah Mohamed Ali

BA (Hons) in Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia; MSc in Asian Studies, RSIS, Nanyang Technological University Singapore


Vasantha Nair