AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Esther Wang
Senior Manager, Digital Transformation




Esther Wang joined AVPN as a Manager in the Digital Transformation team. She admires AVPN’s ecosystem approach to achieve social impact and is excited by the team’s capacity building work for the social and charity sector in the region. Esther started her career as a social entrepreneur with her healthcare education company. Her flagship product 'Rabbit Ray' was adopted into the UK's NHS pediatric toolkit and purchased by over 48 hospitals across 25 countries. In recognition for her work, Swiss-American pharmaceutical company, Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has kindly invited her to be the opening day keynote speaker for a healthcare summit in March 2022. U.S. pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharp & Dohme (NYSE: MRK) awarded her social enterprise (Joytingle Pte Ltd) as winner, and judges’ pick for “Startup Spotlight” in Asia, 2016. During the Covid19 pandemic, she was the Product Operations Lead for the national appointment system in Singapore’s vaccination programme (pro-bono services to the country). Concurrently, she was the coordinating secretariat for the ASEAN Youth Fellows (consisting of 10 member nations) as they worked quietly on a joint-response to the evolving humanitarian crisis in Myanmar (post 01 February 2021). With her close network in the entrepreneurship circles, she provides fundraising advisory support for a Mental Health startup, and a Space company (the latter which led her to become a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council). A triple patent holder, Esther was a Forbes 30 under 30 featured honoree (2018) in the ‘Healthcare and Technology’ category, ASEAN Youth Fellow (2019), and listed on Tatler’s Generation T (2019, Health & Education). Esther was also a panelist at the invitation of the Philippines government for the ASEAN 50th Anniversary for ASEAN Women Business Leaders in 2017. She was a TEDx Speaker and concurrently serves as a weekend volunteer teacher to a class of 70 kids for the past 7 years.