Chief of Staff of AVPN


Patsian is the Chief of Staff of AVPN, working directly with the CEO to strengthen the power of AVPN as a cross-sector network for impact. She brings with her almost 25 years of work experience from private and civic sectors, crossing the fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, impact philanthropy and non-profit leadership.

South Asia & Oceania

At the same time Patsian holds the role of Director for Policy, building a platform for Asia’s policymakers to identify how they can build stronger social impact funding ecosystems. Patsian has previously advanced the work of Johnson & Johnson's Global Community Impact team in Asia Pacific, and supported the Pay-For-Success model growth in Asia as Director for Project Advisory in Tri-Sector Associates. Previously as Senior Vice President in DBS Bank, she was head of DBS Foundation and DBS CSR, leading their work in championing social entrepreneurship

Patsian also held the role of Director of the Philanthropy division in Singapore's National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), which promotes and engages philanthropy from different donor sectors. Patsian had previously started her own social incubation business, after she left a 14-year banking career spanning New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Patsian has also conducted training across Asia in Social Entrepreneurship, Assessing Social Impact, New Social Trends, Microfinance, and Human Capital Development. She has contributed to and co-written research papers and case studies on the same topics. She also serves on the board of several small but growing non-profit organizations.