Board Members

Achal Agarwal

Achal Agarwal is President of Kimberly-Clark’s Asia Pacific consumer business. Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) is a $20Bn MNC headquartered in Dallas, US. With a 143 year heritage, its brands like Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex and Depend are household names and provide the essentials for a better life in more than 175 countries.

Achal has over 30 years of experience in leading large, complex business turnarounds in multi-cultural environments and creating scale through market share growth, while building a legacy of empowered leaders. Before joining Kimberly-Clark in 2008, Achal led PepsiCo’s businesses in India, Greater China and Sub Saharan Africa. He led the transformation of PepsiCo’s China beverage business for over a decade to become the largest market for PepsiCo International.

Under Achal’s leadership Kimberly-Clark has been honored with several awards across APAC for its business performance, HR practices, sustainability initiatives and innovations – be it the Most Admired Company in Korea; the Best Place to Work for in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam; Environment Sustainability in Singapore, Australia & Korea; Corporate Citizenship & Innovation in China; Effies in Singapore, Hong Kong & Korea recognizing marketing innovation and its brands consistently being featured among the Most Trusted Brands across the region.

Achal is a Board Member on Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, WWF-Singapore, various entities of K-C including Kimberly-Clark Lever Ltd (JV with Unilever India) and is on the Advisory Board of the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

An alumnus of Wharton & Delhi University, Achal is based in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.


Bien Chuan Tan

Bien Chuan Tan is the co-founder and Managing Director of OWW Capital Partners Pte Ltd, a venture capital firm. He has more than 25 years’ experience in venture capital, investment banking and finance. Since co-founding OWW in 1991, he has been investing in Greater China and South East Asia in manufacturing, agrotechnology, pharmaceuticals, IT, internet, food, logistics and other service industries. Presently, he is a director of CEI Limited (listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited) and several private companies. He was previously the Corporate and Business Development Manager of WBL Corporation Ltd and also with Standard Chartered Merchant Bank Asia Ltd specialising in investment banking. Bien Chuan received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Doug Miller

Doug Miller was the Founder Chairman of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and is the Founder Chairman of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), organizations that are catalysing a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to driving sustainable social impact.

With the combined influence of nearly 500 members across 49 countries, both EVPA and AVPN are working to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector—connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support.

Doug is an American, residing in Boston, who has also lived in the UK for over 30 years. His corporate experience spans over 40 years in financial services, primarily private equity. Most notably, he founded and ran International Private Equity Limited from 1990 until 2010, where he developed his expertise across both Europe and Asia. He is also currently on the advisory board of a number of Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact funds across Europe and Asia.


Francis Ngai

Francis Ngai is the Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk,, a venture philanthropy organisation dedicated to inspire, invent, incubate and invest in social innovation since 2007. SVhk has over 20 portfolio social ventures, including Diamond Cab, Green Monday, Light Be and Playtao Education. With the vision of "Innovating Social Change", SVhk aims to aggregate good minds and efforts in the society, and re-imagine our city with innovative Business 2.0 solutions.

Prior to establishing SVhk, Francis was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong. He is now also a column writer, public speaker and advocate of Business 2.0. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University in 2013. He was selected as one of the 100 Asia Pioneers by The Purpose Economy in 2014, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012 and one of Hong Kong's Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011.


Hiroshi Nonomiya

Hiroshi Nonomiya is a Partner at Crosspoint Advisors. He had an international career, holding positions at RHJ International Japan and Ripplewood’s New York and Tokyo offices. He was also with the Mitsubishi Corporation MCF Financial Services Limited (London) and Mitsubishi Euro-Africa S.A. (London).Hiroshi is currently Board Member of Phoenix Resort KK, Shaklee Global Group. Hiroshi has a B.A. in Liberal Arts Culture from Tokyo University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France.Mr. Nonomiya is a member of National Council Japan of INSEAD and a President of INSEAD Alumni Association Japan, and recently founded the Social Investment Partners in Japan.


Naina Batra

Naina Subberwal Batra joined AVPN as our new CEO from September 2013. Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit of The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change.

Naina was also partner and Co-Founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience.

Naina has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where she graduated at the top of her class. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA and a General Course Diploma in economics from The London School of Economics.


Siddique Salleh

A Hong Kong native, Siddique attended Brown University and UCLA Anderson School of Business. He started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong. After obtaining his MBA, Siddique worked at Merrill Lynch in Montreal, New York, and finally in Hong Kong, where he focused on investment banking for telecom, media and internet clients.

In 2000, Siddique joined Egon Zehnder, a global executive search partnership. He launched and led three industry/function practices in Asia Pacific – private equity; media and entertainment; and CFO. He was also active in the financial services sector. Siddique specialized in searches for and appraisals on senior executives and board directors based in Greater China and the rest of Asia.

With 25 years’ experience and network in organizations and finance, Siddique launched SS Plus with a primary interest in “projects with a social mission” – serving organizations that are putting their resources towards positive social impact. SS Plus also serves clients outside of the social sector.


Tao Ze

Mr. TAO Ze is the president of the China Foundation Center (CFC) which is the leading information center of over 5000 Chinese foundations. Mr. Tao also manages China Foundation Transparency Index, which rates all domestic foundations based on information disclosure. Before joining CFC, Tao Ze was the Vice President of NPP Philanthropy Fund initiated by McKinsey, Ogilvy, and Deloitte. He helped the organization to build an informational network of over 500 active Chinese nonprofits, and assisted 300 executives to provide pro-bono services to grassroots organizations. Before joining NPP, Mr. Tao worked in Brazil with the Ashoka Foundation. Tao Ze has a certificate in Global Entrepreneurial Leadership from Stanford University, and a certificate in Philanthropic Leadership from Harvard University. He got master degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in China. Mr. Tao currently sits on the board of the Laoniu Brother&Sister Foundation, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). Mr. Tao is the Senior Fellow of Synergos Institute.


Veronica Colondam

Veronica Colondan has championed the field of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia with the establishment of YCAB Foundation (1999) and its affiliates companies in early 2000. This sustainable model has enabled YCAB to reach out to 2.7 million people through job creation and education provision to underprivileged youth. YCAB continues to evolve into a global social enterprise with operation in five other countries namely: Myanmar, Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2013 and in early 2014, Uganda and Mongolia.

Veronica has a degree in mass communications with honours in Public Relation and received her Master in Social Science from the Imperial College, London and the London of Hygiene and Tropical Disease. She is an alumnus of the Global Leadership program at Harvard’s Kennedy School (2009); Leadership Lab at MIT; Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Impact Investment, SAID Business School, Oxford. Veronica has also authored several books on youth development and behaviour.

Since 2001, she has received many awards and honours; the youngest recipient of the UN-Vienna Civil Society Award (2001); Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (2006); Fellow of Asia Society’s 21 Young Leaders (2007); Global Social Innovator Park Fellow (2008); a Channel News Asia Change Maker (2009); Asian of the Year (2010); Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) and Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of 2012. In 2014, Forbes named her as 48 Asian Philanthropist and one of Ten Most Inspiring Women in Indonesia. Veronica lives in Jakarta with her husband, together they have three children, The first two are studying at UC Berkeley and the youngest is still at home.


Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah is the Chief Executive Officer of EdelGive Foundation (, where she is responsible for providing strategic direction and guiding its overall development.Setup in 2007-8 by Edelweiss (, a large diversified financial services company in India, EdelGive Foundation’s raison d’être was to create a culture of philanthropy within Edelweiss and to bring the skills, resourcesand expertise of the for-profit sector to the not-for-profit sector. As of March 31, 2014, EdelGive has engaged with over 40 non-profits working in the areas of education, livelihoods and women empowerment all over India, through grant-based support, with an aggregate support of over Rs. 250 million over the last 6 years. More importantly, EdelGive has provided non-financial support to its investees by engaging Edelweiss’s employees who work on building capacities of non-profits and their leaders in the areas of technology, strategic and financial planning and human resources. This has translated to over 6,500 hours of pro-bono work with its non-profits. EdelGive is widely recognised as a unique corporate foundation to promote collaborative philanthropy among non-profits, foundations and corporates as well as capacity building resource providers.

Prior to setting up EdelGive Foundation, Vidya was the Chief Financial Officer of the Edelweiss Group for seven years. Vidya joined Edelweiss in 2000 to look after Finance, Human Resources and Administration. She also spent the first 11 years of her career in investment banking with companies like ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild in Mumbai where she advised corporations in Capital Raising and M&A transactions.

Vidya has a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in India.