Georgette Tan was appointed President, Singapore Committee for UN Women in June 2018, and has served on the Executive Council since 2012. In this role, she focuses on advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment and anti-violence against women. She is co-founder of the award-winning Project Inspire initiative.
She sits on the board for BoardAgender, an organization focused on supporting and increasing the number of women to take on board-positions in Singapore.
She is also adjunct faculty lecturing in Communications at the Lee Kong Chiang School of Business at the Singapore Management University.
Georgette was previously Senior Vice President, Communications at Mastercard, responsible for external and internal communications and corporate social responsibility throughout the Asia Pacific region. She worked to establish Mastercard as a thought leader through the development and promotion of Mastercard’s suite of research properties, which served as a benchmark for a myriad of economic, industry and consumer trends, including indexes which specifically measure women’s socio-economic advancement – the Mastercard Index of Women’s Advancement and the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs. She also spearheaded Mastercard’s Corporate Social Responsibility and efforts – mainly education and development programs to help empower women and children across the region.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Georgette was Vice President of Communications at CNBC Asia and Dow Jones Asia, and also worked for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.
Ms. Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.