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Dr Joanne Yoong, Founder & CEO

Joanne Yoong is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of RFI.  In this role, she is principally responsible for the conduct of RFI’s work in accordance with its organizational values, and for the short and long term corporate strategy. She provides leadership to the management team and oversight and support to the RFI team as a whole while representing the organization in dialogue with sponsors and collaborators.

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Dr Suan Ee Ong, COO 

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Suan took on the role of COO at Research For Impact to help guide her teammates to deliver high quality, data-driven health and social research. She oversees RFI’s suite of research and evaluation projects and provides guidance on research management, study design, protocol development and ethics, data collection, analysis, and reporting. She also works closely with the CEO and CFO on strategic matters, including business development, stakeholder engagement, and capacity-building. 

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Yik Lin Khoo, CFO & Co-COO

Yik Lin’s career has spanned the public sector to MNCs to SMEs to startups, covering a wide range of responsibilities, such as strategy, policy, finance, client management, programme design and project management. As a Vice-President at the Bank of New York Mellon, a Group CFO at Shooting Gallery Asia, the General Manager at FireForge Games (Singapore) and most recently as a Principal Senior Director at Temasek Foundation, he has built and managed many high-performance teams with a strong and positive organisation culture. He hopes to contribute similarly at RFI.

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Dr Sherria Ayuandini, Director (Evaluation Strategy and Implementation)

In more than 17 years of Sherria’s career, she has worked with national governments and international organizations in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa, both in advisory and leadership positions. In the past 5 years, Sherria assumed back-to-back roles as a global lead, providing strategic directions and operational guidance in Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Her leadership style is constantly shaped by each multinational and interdisciplinary team that she led. She learned that a plan is only as good as the modifications it is willing to accommodate through listening to different voices and wisdom.


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Oliver Yuen, Director (Finance)

A natural fit for his economist portfolio, Oliver oversees and monitors the company’s cash flow and financial transactions, as well as produces financial projections. He strives for good documentation and insightful analysis, as well as to provide accurate and updated information to facilitate rational decision-making.

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