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Our Team

SINGAPORE

KC TEO
General Manager (Singapore)

Mr Teo holds a Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a Diploma in Hotel Operations and a Bachelor of Business from the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Australia). He has 6 years experiences in managing F&B operations of various high-end hotels in Singapore, KL and Sydney.

Darius KAN
Operations Manager

Mr KAN is an engineer by training. Before joining Active Global, Mr Kan was working at Shell, and then was the co-founder of a last-mile delivery start-up in Singapore. Mr Kan holds a BSE (Second Class Honours First Division) in mechanical engineering from the University of Bradford, and a Diploma in Aerospace Technology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

 

Aurora RAQUEDAN
Senior Caregiving Consultant, BSc. Nursing

Ms. Aurora holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Jude College Sampaloc, Manila. She has a long experience in home care and elderly care, and was previously working as a Staff Nurse for Parkway Hospital, Singapore since 2004. Between 2002 and 2004, Ms Raquedan worked as an Enrolled nurse at Parkway Hospital. 

Sherlyn LEE
Nursing Manager, RN


Ms. Lee holds an Advanced Nursing Diploma with a major in Gerontology from Nanyang Polytechnic. She has more than 6.5 years of experience working at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where she was a Senior Staff Nurse. At TTSH she was posted both in the wards and with the Community Care team. She also worked for about a year at the National Healthcare Group and the Fema Clinic and Surgery.

Roy CHANDRAN
Medical Social Worker

Mr Chandran holds an advanced Diploma in counseling psychology from Adams State University, Australia. He has 9 years of experience as a social worker, with SASCO and with the Singapore Children Society.

Mei Kei YAP
Caregiving Consultant, RN


Ms. Yap holds a Nursing Diploma from SEGi College Kuala Lumpur. She has 1.5 years of working experience in surgical ward and 4 years in Community Nursing at KTPH.

Carmen LOKE
Clinical Development manager, RN

Ms Loke brings 20 years of healthcare experience, both in clinical settings and management settings. She holds a bachelor degree in Health Service Management and a Masters of Science in Communication Management. She is also a graduate Life Coach with Newfield Asia. She has experience in Medical and OT nursing, clinical quality investigations, clinical pathways and managing medico-legal cases

 

 

Laura FERNANDO
Case Consultant


Ms. Fernando brings twenty five years in Customer Service Management, Training and Account Management to Active Global. She holds an LCCI diploma in marketing.

Punithamani KANDASAMY
Caregiving Trainer, RN

Ms. Punithamani has more than 20 years of experience working as a nurse in various Singaporean healthcare institutions.  She holds a Post Basic in Intensive Care Nursing and a BSc Degree in Nursing from University of South Australia.  Her area of specialty is in Dialysis care and she is well versed in Infection Control and Safe Practices. 

Sangeeta KAUR
Trainer, RN

Ms Sangeeta is a diploma nurse with 18 years of experience at Alexandra Hospitals and at Gleneagles Hospital. She has experience in the Oncology, Neurology, Orthopeadics and Geriatric wards. She served as the infection control leader in Gleneagles. She is a recipient of the 10 year long service award at Gleaneagles. 

Revathi MEENA 
Assistant Trainer, BSc Nursing

Ms. Revathi obtained her BSc nursing from Omayal College of Nursing, Chennai, India. She has six years experience, has a NICU nurse, as a clinical instructor, and as a Live-In Caregiver. 

 

Norfaiza OMAR
Operations Coordinator

Ms. Norfaiza has 24 years of experience in customer service, administrative management, and planning. She was previously a senior Administrative Assistant at JurongHealth Services

 

 

 

 

Frisvian NG
Customer Contact and Administrative Associate

Ms. Ng has several decades of experience handling customer service, sales and administrative support in various industries. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Weigh & Leigh College.

Christine AQUINO
Customer Contact and Administrative Associate

Ms. Christine brings her natural smile and energy to the team. She is currently following evening courses to obtain a business administration diploma while working. 

Maria van der STRAATEN
Customer Contact and Administrative Associate

Mrs van der Straaten brings 40 years of experience in secretarial support and customer service. She holds a diploma in Counseling from Ateneo de Manila University, and several certificates in counseling, including a Certificate in Gerontological Counseling from the Family Life Society Counseling Centre in Singapore. 

 

Mimi AUNG KHINE
Customer Contact and Administrative Associate

Ms. Mimi has 10 years of experience as a Finance, Human Resources, and Operations professional, in the F&B industry (most notably as Starbucks UK and at W Sentosa Cove), and in the Education industry. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from MDIS, Singapore, a Bachelor of Economics from the Yangong University of Distrance Education, a Diploma in Business Management from the Association of Business Executive (UK), and and International Diploma in Ecommerce from NCC, London.

 



INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Yorelle KALIKA
Founder and CEO

Ms. Kalika has 17 years of experience, as a management consultant (most recently as a Principal with The Boston Consulting Group), as a Marketeer (with Nestlé), and a Strategy Director for 24 countries at a leading B2B services company. She holds a Master’s degree from one of the top French business schools (ESCP Europe).

Susan MATTICE
Head of China Operations

Mrs Mattice is a seasoned manager with experience in large Groups as well as in start ups. She started her career with Fiducia Management Consultants, then joined TUV SUD Greater China as their Marketing director. Subsequently she joined Prudent Energy Inc. as their Director of Global Strategic Marketing and Communications, and  Hanvos Group where she was Head of Marketing and Communications.

Mrs Mattice graduated from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) with a Masters in Economics. She is Native Fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
 

Steven CHIU
Hong Kong Branch Manager

After his studies in Australia, Mr Chiu returned to his native Hong Kong to work in sales and marketing for Gerber Technologies, before founding his own internet start-up. Mr Chiu then worked for KELY Support Group as a communications and development officer. He is now in charge of the development of Active Global Specialised Caregivers in Hong Kong.

Song Ee HO
Financial Controller

Mr Ho has 5 years of experience in accounting and auditing at various accounting firms in Singapore. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy while working.

Timothy MA KAM WAH
Senior Advisor

Mr. Ma Kam Wah is one of the leading experts on aging in Asia. He is currently a member of the Elderly Commission, HKSAR Government. and also serving as the Convenor of Working Group on Active Ageing; and has been the only overseas Board Member of the Centre for Enabled Living in Singapore. He is also the author of articles on elderly and social enterprises in periodicals in Hong Kong, and an expertise member on the Ageing Council of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Ma Kam Wah is the recipient of several awards, including: The Outstanding Social Entrepreneur (Asia 2009) of Schwab Foundation, Outstanding Social Worker (1999), Outstanding Alumni of APSS, Hong Kong Poly University (2009), as well as the Commendation Award on Community Service by Chief Executive of Hong Kong. (2000) He was further awarded with Social Innovation Leadership Award 2013 at the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Congress held in Mumbai, India. He was recently appointed as Justice of Peace (HKSAR Govt., June 30, 2012) Mr Ma Kam Wah is based in Hong Kong.

David Bruce MATCHAR
Academic Advisor

Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Inaugural Director of the Program in Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. Professor Matchar's research focuses on the development and evaluation of evidence in support of informed clinical and public health policy. In August 2009, Professor Matchar was awarded the prestigious STaR Investigator Award by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC) to establish a system modeling laboratory to evaluate clinical and public policy issues related to aging and disability in Singapore.

Angelique CHAN
Academic Advisor

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Director, Tsao Foundation Ageing Research Initiative, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore Director (Research), Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Research Interest: Aging and Demography, Program impact evaluation, Health of older persons.

Enid KWONG, PhD, RN, RM 
Academic Advisor

Deputy Director of Center of Gerontology Nursing. Associate Professor, School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ms. Kwong’s teaching and research focus on care of elderly person and their caregivers, long-term care for older people, long-term care issues for elderly residents and elderly frailty.

Christel STUTZ
Advisor

Mrs. Stutz is a registered nurse who brings 20 year of experience in geriatric nursing. Her experience spans between working as a private duty nurse (mostly caring for elderly clients), working in a nursing home dedicated to dementia patients, and working as a staff nurse in the Geriatric ward of the Saverne General Hospital (France). She has deep experience of caring for dementia patients, and was part of a pioneer team working for a dementia care center in France, before relocating to Shanghai in 2013. Mrs Stutz is originaly from France and currently lives and works in Shanghai, where she is a school nurse with the "Lycée Français".

Renaud SERMONDADE
Advisor

Mr Sermondade brings 15 years of experience in the Parmaceutical industry and in Management consulting. He started his career with A.T. Kearney in Paris, and then took on several strategy and operational roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 2008, Mr Sermondade moved to Shanghai where he was the Senior Director for China Portfolio Development and Strategic Planning, and in 2011 he became the Business Unit head for Cardiovascular / Metabolics in China. He is currently the head of Business Development at Sanofi in China. Mr Sermondade is fluent in Madarin Chinese, and he is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, one of France's top engineering schools.

 

Mrs Thankamma JOSEPH
Senior Advisor

Mrs. Joseph is a retired senior staff nurse with over 35 years of experience in nursing and midwifery. She started her nursing career in 1975 as a medical officer in the Indian Army Medical Corps with experiences in the trauma and burns units of the Command Hospital. She also served as a senior nurse in the Southern Indian Railway hospitals in Chennai and Thrissur before migrating to Singapore where she spent 20 years in the private healthcare sector as a nurse working with Mount Alvernia and Mount Elizabeth hospitals in areas such as neo-natal care, maternity and radiology. She also had stints working as a private nurse and caregiver in Singapore as well as a nurse at the St Vincent’s Mercy Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is now based in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Praveena CHANDRAN
Nursing recruiter

Mrs. Chandran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India. She has extensive experience as a staff nurse in India, and in Dubai, where she worked for 12 years in the Department of Health and Medical Services. Mrs. Chandran currently lives in Kochi, Kerala. She speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Arabic.

S. Jeffrey BASTABLE
Senior Advisor

Mr. Bastable brings a lifetime of experience in managing healthcare care institutions in the USA. He began his career as a senior executive at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island, was a Senior Vice President of a major healthcare system in New York, and most recently a senior fund raiser at the American Cancer Society. He holds an MS in chemistry and an MBA in Hospital and Health Management from the Cornell University-Sloan Program, Johnson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Bastable has held many volunteer non profit board leadership roles including over 30 years serving United Way and was also appointed by the Governor of New York State to serve on the US Selective Service Board.

Jith JOSEPH
Advisor

Mr. Joseph is an experienced communicator with a focus on branding and marketing-communications in the healthcare and non-profit sectors. He had a critical role in developing the global brand of ParkwayHealth, one of the largest private hospital groups in Asia as well as running the 2013 Effie Award winning LivEnabled communications campaign for the Centre for Enabled Living, a campaign that raised awareness for disability issues in Singapore. He is a graduate of Murdoch University from Western Australia with a double major in Marketing and Media. Originally from India, he lives and works in Singapore.

Amber JALAN
Advisor

Mr. Jalan worked as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where he specialised in corporate development and strategy across a range of geographies including India and Singapore.  He now has 2 years of ongoing experience as an entrepreneur in the hospitality space in India. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from one of Singapore's leading universities (NTU).