TRINA LIANG, CO-CHAIR

Trina Liang-Lin is Managing Director at Templebridge Investments and President of the Singapore Committee for UN WOMEN (previously UNIFEM). She is a pioneer and specialist in the Asian bond market securities sector. She has held senior positions in a number of global investment banks and has worked in Hong Kong, New York, London and Singapore. Ms. Liang-Lin holds a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Under her watch at UN Women and together with her team, two important and significant advocacy milestones were reached with the Singapore government in 2012: first, a mandatory rest day for Foreign Domestic Workers commenced from January 2013; and a National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) which UN Women contributed to putting in place, guided Singapore's TIP strategy from 2012-2015, when Singapore got its first standalone anti-trafficking legislation. She is also the co-founder of Project Inspire, a global social enterprise competition for youth. She is Past President of the Financial Women's Association of Singapore (FWAS) and sits or has sat on numerous and diverse boards and committees including the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) board of directors, the Victoria Advisory Committee (VAC - comprising Victoria School and Victoria Junior College), the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Economics and Employment committee of the Singapore government's feedback unit, REACH, the audit committee of the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and is one of the 100 BoardAgender champions in Singapore.

She is a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist and/or moderator at conferences, events and school talks and also, regularly opines on women’s issues in the local press. In particular, her 2015 opinion article in the Straits Times continues to spark lively interest and discussion. http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/five-gender-gaps-singapore-women-still-face-in-2015.

She and her husband have been the National Arts Council conferred Patron of the Arts Supporters since 2011. In 2015 and 2016, she was appointed the co-chair of the President's Volunteer and Philanthropy Awards. In 2014, she was appointed Chairperson of the Philanthropy in Asia Summit. She was voted Woman of the Year (Business and Finance) by Women's Weekly Magazine in 2006 and Her World's 50 Most Inspiring Women Under 40 in 2010. She has also been named both Straits Times' 50 Young Singaporeans to Watch (2004) and 20 Women to Watch (2006).

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