The Secretariat Team manages the implementation of the Smile Asia initiative as advised by the General Council. It creates and manages standardised structures and protocols, among other roles. It also enables sharing of resources between member charities.
Abhimanyu Talukdar | SINGAPORE
Abhimanyu Talukdar is the Executive Director of The Smile Mission Ltd., which is also the International Secretariat of Smile Asia. He has 19 years of experience in media, fundraising and general management. In the last 9 years, he had been involved in international programme and fundraising coordination across 19 countries. Mr Talukdar completed his Post-Graduate in Mass Communication from IIMC, Delhi. He is a co-founder of Smile Asia, together with A/Prof (Dr) Vincent Yeow and James Fox.
James Fox | UNITED STATES
James Fox is the Chief Executive Officer of STOP Cleft – International Alliance. STOP Cleft provides comprehensive care for children suffering from cleft lip and palate. By working with local organisations, STOP Cleft is able to provide high quality, efficient and cost-effective care. Previously, Mr Fox lived in Vietnam while running a regional programme office for another medical charity. He directly coordinated medical missions as well as oversaw programmes in Asia. Mr Fox and his wife live in Chicago with their son. He is a co-founder of Smile Asia, together with A/Prof (Dr) Vincent Yeow and Abhimanyu Talukdar.
Michael Wu | CHINA
Michael Wu is the Vice Chairman of Future Smile Charitable Foundation in China. Previously, he was the Board Member of Operation Smile Hangzhou Care Center. He is the Chairman of Verna Management Company, which invests in private medical entities in eastern China. He is also an Independent Board Member of China Chanhigh International Holding Group, which invests in landscaping, real estate and construction in mainland China. Mr Wu has been associated with children's charity since 2001.
Maj Gen Manjit Singh Sandhu (Retd) | INDIA
Maj Gen Manjit Singh Sandhu (Retd) serves as the President of Group iEHS at Anand Automotive Systems Ltd. Gen Sandhu served in the Indian Army for 33 years in different command and staff assignments. He represented India for World Cup Polo Championship in 1991. He joined Anand Automotive Systems Ltd in 1997 and is part of its key management team. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Gabriel India Ltd since March 2004 until May 2008. He serves as a Director of Chang Yun India Limited. Gen Sandhu is in the Board of Trustees of Mission Smile (India).
Dr Theavy Mok | CAMBODIA
Dr Theavy Mok is the Medical Director of Smile Cambodia. He works with the Cambodian government and regional hospitals to plan and undertake medical missions and education programmes in the country. In 2014, Dr Mok founded the Cambodian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery and remains is the current President. He also started and chaired the first Plastics Residency Program at University of Health Sciences. Currently, Dr Mok is a Deputy Director of Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.