Meet the minds and hearts of the ASEAN Foundation—individuals who are here for their skills and love for the region. Passionate and visionary, they are driven to come together with the region’s people to better our interconnected lives under ASEAN.
Elaine was appointed as the Executive Director ASEAN Foundation in 2014. She has been Senior Officer and Head of the ASEAN Secretariat in Indonesia and Head, Resident Coordinator's Unit of the United Nations in Timor-Leste and has served as Programme Director for Yayasan Sejahtera in Malaysia and the United Nations Development Fund for Women in both Timor-Leste and Cambodia.
Elaine grew up in Malaysia and has a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in the USA, a Master in Development Studies from the University of Leeds in the UK and an executive online certification in Non-profit Financial Stewardship and Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofit Organisation, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.