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The Smile Mission Ltd is the International Secretariat of Smile Asia. It is a Singapore-registered charity and adheres to local regulatory requirements. It aims to instil a sense of volunteerism among Singapore residents, and create overseas volunteering opportunities.

The affiliation to Smile Asia helps The Smile Mission Ltd to further its own objectives with greater ease. The approach, vision, mission and programme structure of Smile Asia is the same as The Smile Mission Ltd.

Our Approach, Vision & Mission
Our Programme Overview
Statutory Disclosures
Statutory Reports


Our committed leaders at The Smile Mission Ltd (TSM) have kept us on the forefront of the cause.

A/Prof (Dr) Vincent Yeow

Board Chairman; Programme Committee Member

Appointed on 1 Nov 07; Reappointed on 22 Nov 21; Chairman since 1 Jan 13
Next reappointment due on 22 Nov 24

A/Prof (Dr) Vincent Yeow is Managing Partner of Dream International Holdings. He is also a Visiting Consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore where he had headed the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Centre and Cleft and Craniofacial Centre from 2004 to 2014. He was the President of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr Yeow has personally volunteered and led more than 30 surgical missions across various countries since 1995. Dr Yeow is the founder of Smile Asia and currently Chairman (Joint) of the alliance.

Dr Josephine Tan

Board Member; Programme Committee Chair

Appointed on 8 Sep 11; Reappointed on 22 Nov 21
Next reappointment due on 22 Nov 24

Dr Josephine Tan is a Senior Consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and headed the Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia from 2006 to 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from National University of Singapore in 1988 and became a specialist in Anaesthesiology following training in Singapore and Canada. Dr Tan supervises the management of medical supplies and equipment for our medical missions. She also sits in the Medical Advisory Council in Smile Asia.

Paul Wilden

Board Member; Audit Committee Member; Programme Committee Member

Appointed on 14 May 2014; Reappointed on 22 Nov 21
Next reappointment due on 22 Nov 24

Paul Wilden is Global Head of Capital Markets at Apex Group and currently working from United Kingdom. Paul relocated there in early 2019 after spending 14 years in Singapore. He was previously responsible for the Global Corporate Agency & Trust (CAT) business at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. Paul also chaired the bank’s Philippines Trust Committee and has held a variety of Trustee Directorships for the bank in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is actively involved in the industry and participates in several industry forums.

Kong Ho Loon

Board Member; Audit Committee Chair

Appointed on 1 Sep 2016; Reappointed on 31 Jul 23
Next reappointment due on 31 Jul 26

Kong Ho Loon is the APAC Chief Risk Officer at abrdn, a UK asset manager. He has more than 25 years of regulatory and compliance experience across Asia Pacific markets, with a track record in leading large compliance teams and managing regulatory risks across multiple business lines. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr Kong is passionate about giving back to society in whatever way he can

Sean Tan

Board Member; Treasurer; Finance Committee; Audit Committee Member

Appointed on 1 Sep 2016; Reappointed on 31 Jul 23
Next reappointment due on 31 Jul 26

Sean Tan is the Group Legal Advisor for Technovator International Limited (HKEx: 1206), and has also held similar positions in other Hong Kong main board listed companies. Prior to that, Sean spent 12 years in private practice where his practice areas included commercial litigation, insolvency, corporate restructurings and turnarounds. Sean is also the President and Co-Founder of the Singapore Fitness Alliance. Sean formerly served on the board of one of the largest fitness and wellness groups in Asia.

Janice Gan

Board Member

Appointed on 1 Sep 2016; Reappointed on 31 Jul 23
Next reappointment due on 31 Jul 26

Janice Gan is Vice President, Legal for IHG across the Asia, Middle East & Africa region. She is responsible for leading the regional legal team, directing legal resources in support of IHG’s business across a diverse geography of nearly 40 countries. Together with previous roles as General Counsel with Accor Asia Pacific and Singapore Tourism Board, Ms Gan has more than 10 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Prior to her in-house roles, she was in private practice in various Singapore and international law firms.

Diana Lim

Board Member

Appointed on 14 May 2018; Reappointed on 25 Jul 22
Next reappointment due on 25 Jul 25

Diana Lim is a painter and art enthusiast. She worked in the creative industry until retirement in 2017. Together with her husband and daughters, she supports young artists with seed funds and collects modern contemporary artworks from across Asia. She aspires to encourage others to be interested in art. She also believes that giving back to society is essential. She is thrilled to be accepted as a board member of The Smile Mission and hopes to contribute actively on medical missions.