Event Details

The Chamber proudly announces "Diversity in Action: Women Driving Change",a dynamic event tailored for its members in South Africa, Fixing Each Other's Crown. This initiative, spearheaded by the women-run NGO, aims to foster collaboration and empowerment among professionals from South Africa and across Africa, bringing together a diverse delegation to Singapore.

Delegates: The event will host delegates from various sectors including real estate, finance, agriculture and commodities, renewable energy, tech, construction, and cleaning, representing the rich tapestry of business endeavors within the African continent.

Event Format:

  • Registration: 8:30 AM
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • End Time: 4:00 PM


  • Keynote Speeches: Renowned speakers such as Her Excellency Ms. Charlotte Lobe High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Singapore will offer insights and inspiration to kickstart the event, setting the tone for collaborative engagement.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking conversations led by industry experts, exploring key topics pertinent to business growth and development in Agriculture and Commodities, Renewable Energy, Tourism and Tech.
  • Women's Roundtable: Empowering women in business is at the heart of this event, providing a platform for meaningful discussions and networking opportunities.
  • Speed Networking Sessions: Foster connections and expand your professional network through fast-paced networking sessions designed to maximize interaction and collaboration.

Venue Partner: IMDA Pixel, graciously provided by Huawei, serves as the ideal backdrop for this gathering, offering a conducive environment for productive discussions and networking.

This promises to be a day filled with insightful discussions, meaningful connections, and opportunities for growth and collaboration. Join us on April 18, 2024, as we come together to empower, inspire, and uplift one another on the journey of business excellence.

Full program is available for download below


  • Grant 'Upbeat' Bosnick (Managing Director, Key Note Speaker of Your Empowering Solutions)

    Grant 'Upbeat' Bosnick

    Managing Director, Key Note Speaker of Your Empowering Solutions

    Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick is an award-winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Musician, and the Managing Director of YES (Your Empowering Solutions), a boutique HR consultancy. Using psychology and neuroscience, he has partnered with over a hundred Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 clients in 45 countries on 6 continents to transform people’s mindsets and behaviour to achieve results and perform at a higher level. He loves switching on light bulbs with people – triggering those ‘aha moments’ - insights - that change mindsets and open up new possibilities. His passion is all about helping people, teams and organizations re-imagine the future, not for a new normal, but for a ‘better’ normal... His new book, Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership: A Bite-Size Approach Using Psychology and Neuroscience, was published by Routledge in 2023.

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  • Caroline Berube (Managing Partner at HJM ASIA LAW & CO LLC)

    Caroline Berube

    Managing Partner at HJM ASIA LAW & CO LLC

    Caroline Berube, a Canadian trained lawyer from McGill University, admitted to practice in New York and Singapore, has been working in Asia (Singapore, Bangkok and Guangzhou) since 1998. She represents SMEs, PE firms, banks in cross border/M&A transactions, and intellectual property rights/technology transfers matters in technology, manufacturing, agriculture and entertainment industries.

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  • Pradeepto Biswas (Founder of Indian Ocean Group)

    Pradeepto Biswas

    Founder of Indian Ocean Group

  • Brice Degeyter (Founder of Bizsu)

    Brice Degeyter

    Founder of Bizsu

    Brice wants to develop the cities we need for tomorrow. When we are about to have 5 billion people living in cities, we need to reduce their carbon footprint and their comfort level to have liveable cities for generations to come.

    This is why he founded Bizsu. Their clients include some of the biggest local and global companies (CapitaLand, Marina Bay Sands, OCBC, Keppel Land, JLL, Food Panda, and NUHS).

    He's also a professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability at ESSEC Business School, TEDx speaker, and Singapore ambassador of Top-Tier Impact, a global ecosystem of impact and sustainability investors, founders and professionals.

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  • Rachel Eng (Chairperson at Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee)

    Rachel Eng

    Chairperson at Singapore Women Entrepreneurs Network Executive Committee


    Rachel ENG is the Managing Director of Eng and Co. LLC, a Singapore law firm which is part of the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. She is a corporate lawyer focusing on ESG, corporate advisory, corporate M&A, corporate governance, funds and trusts and listings work.
    Rachel is a board member of Central Provident Fund Board of Singapore and Jurong Town Corporation. She was a member of the Committee on the Future Economy formed by the Singapore Government to develop economic strategies to position Singapore for the future. She was also a member of the Corporate Governance Council established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to revise the Code of Corporate Governance.
    Rachel is a Singapore country representative to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and a member of the Appeals Panel of Abu Dhabi Global Market. She is also a council member of the Singapore National Employers Federation and a member of the SGH Health Development Fund, part of the SingHealth Fund.

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  • Rex Eng (Regional Director of BIPO (ASIA) Pte Ltd)

    Rex Eng

    Regional Director of BIPO (ASIA) Pte Ltd

    Responsible for strengthening BIPO's corporate and international relations, expanding BIPO's international network and promoting international cooperation

    G2G, G2B, B2B and Government Relations Experience

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  • Jasmine Goh (Co-Founder of Asia Innovate Hub)

    Jasmine Goh

    Co-Founder of Asia Innovate Hub

    With 21 years of experience in the financial service industry and working closely with clients to help them achieve their financial goals, she has honed her skills in communications, attention to detail, relationship building, and customer experience. She is reliable and committed to achieving results.

    She is open to lifelong learning and is particularly interested in blockchain, crypto, and Web3 metaverse. She believes these technologies have the potential to revolutionize any industry. Her experience in both traditional finance and decentralized finance gives her a unique perspective on the financial landscape and allows her to adapt to changing industry trends and technological advancements. Staying up to date on the latest developments is essential in today's rapidly changing business environment.

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  • Henry Liew (Principal Data Scientist at BIPO Asia Pte Ltd)

    Henry Liew

    Principal Data Scientist at BIPO Asia Pte Ltd

    Head of BIPO’s Global Innovation Hub (Singapore)
    Leads a team of 20+ Data and Benchmarking Analysts
    MBA, University of Cambridge, 2016
    Masters of Engineering (Materials Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008

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  • Charlotte Madiepetsane Lobe (High Commssioner at SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION)

    Charlotte Madiepetsane Lobe


  • Violet Lupuwana (Managing Director of Chumile Holdings)

    Violet Lupuwana

    Managing Director of Chumile Holdings

    Violet Lupuwana is an award winning entrepreneur, conference speaker, business development specialist, internationally accredited life coach, business mentor and training facilitator.
    She a dynamic African woman engineer turned into entrepreneur who started and built a successful 100% black woman owned business in the transport and logistics industry.

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  • Tsakani Mpofu (Founder of Fixing Each Other's Crown)

    Tsakani Mpofu

    Founder of Fixing Each Other's Crown

    Tsakani Mpofu is a remarkable and versatile individual, demonstrating exceptional leadership in various fields. As the Director of Muponi Property Group, she not only specializes in civil and building construction but has also successfully forged a partnership with a Dubai-based company. This collaboration has resulted in signed property deals between South Africa and Dubai, showcasing her prowess in business strategy and international relations.

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  • Nichol Ng (Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore)

    Nichol Ng

    Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore

    Nichol Ng is CEO and Managing Director of X-Inc Pte Ltd, the parent of a group of companies that has been in the food business since the 1930s. She oversees about 70 employees, more than 5,000 products and over 4,500 customers. Together, the companies bring to life dreams in the food ecosystem – from foodservice and retail to logistics and property.
    Her passion for food as well as desire to deliver service with a heart drove Nichol to acquire the family business, and rebrand and restructure the company in May 2007.
    Prior to this, she was a Marketing Executive of MediaCorp Radio Pte Ltd where she was part of the team in charge of rebranding all the MediaCorp radio stations, including Class 95, Y.E.S 933, Perfect 10 987, and Gold 90.
    In 2012, Nichol co-founded The Food Bank Singapore, a charity which redistributes excess foods to more than 370 non-profit organisations that reach out to more than 300,000 underprivileged.
    For her effort in feeding the needy, Nichol was named as one of the 10 honourees in The Peak magazine’s The Peak Power List 2016 and listed in Forbes Asia’s 2017 Heroes of Philanthropy and Harper’s Bazaar’s The Power List 2018. In 2021, she was the Southeast Asia honouree of the YPO Global Impact Award Regional, which recognises young CEOs for their impact outside of YPO, celebrating CEO impact that is both sustainable and scalable.

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  • Ann Phua (President at Hemispheres Foundation)

    Ann Phua

    President at Hemispheres Foundation

    Environmentalist, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Serial Social Entrepreneur.
    President & Founder, Hemispheres Foundation Pte Ltd,
    Global Trade Ambassador, International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (Global)
    Founder, Immediate Past Chairman, International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (Singapore),
    President & Co-Founder, Business Women Consortium
    Director & Co-Founder, Hope Villages Fund.

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  • Kevin Phun (Consultant at Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore)

    Kevin Phun

    Consultant at Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore

    Kevin Phun is a practitioner, trainer and occasional speaker in responsible tourism and also one of the very first and few in Singapore who started advocating for responsible tourism way back in 2008.
    Kevin founded the Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore in 2016 and in 2024 became a board member of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN). He also just became the Singapore rep for Green Destination’s Good Tourism Seal certification program.

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  • Carmel Samimi (General Counsel AMEA at Kellogg Asia Pacific Pte Ltd)

    Carmel Samimi

    General Counsel AMEA at Kellogg Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

    Carmel Samimi leads the Legal function for AMEA providing support to the region and to the global legal function. Carmel joined the AMEA region at the start of 2023 from the United Kingdom where she held the role of Legal Director for the UK and Ireland business and supported the crisis management and litigation for Kellanova (previously known as Kellogg) Europe.

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  • Linda Nguyen Schindler (Director of AI Competence Centre (Asia))

    Linda Nguyen Schindler

    Director of AI Competence Centre (Asia)

    Linda is Director of the AI Competence Center and Head of Ecosystem & Partnerships at German Entrepreneurship Asia. In her role, she empowers and connects AI innovators, and cultivates relationships with key ecosystem players and partner organizations.
    She was most recently the Program Head of Ecosystem Development (Incubation) at the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS Enterprise). She led the cybersecurity innovation initiatives for the region’s first cybersecurity entrepreneur hub. 
    A recovering Silicon Valley lawyer turned Singapore ecosystem builder, she leverages her diverse background to advocate for and empower start-ups, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and local communities.

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  • Suhina Singh (CEO of Jonda Health)

    Suhina Singh

    CEO of Jonda Health

    Suhina is a physician, chronic disease warrior and former pharma medical director that has experienced the challenges of health data fragmentation first hand from different points of view.

    Suhina is determined to help address these health data challenges through Jonda Health a health tech company she co-founded and leads. The company aims to unlock the power of health data to improve health outcomes and advance medicine with privacy and security by default, through its secure AI health data harmonization and management solution.

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  • Yudesh Soobrayan (Head of Innovation at Palo IT Singapore)

    Yudesh Soobrayan

    Head of Innovation at Palo IT Singapore

    Yudesh leverages over 14 years of experience in technology, leading successful projects in the digital and Capital Markets Technology space to better advise clients on a day-to-day basis and as a Business Development Manager before embarking on his Innovation Journey through Palo IT Innovation Lab.

    The combination of Tech and Commercial experience help Yudesh to truly understand his client’s problems and expedite solutions through the Lab and the Hives.

    Yudesh is passionate about emerging tech and sustainability and continuously pushes for innovation in this space through the lab and internal initiatives.

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  • Llewellan Vance (Evangelist at Asia Innovate Hub)

    Llewellan Vance

    Evangelist at Asia Innovate Hub




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