Our Board Members oversee the strategic direction and governance of the RMHC Singapore team as well as funding for the charity’s programmes and services.
President – Linda Ming
Director, Brand Communications & Customer Care, Hanbaobao Pte Ltd
(Licensee of McDonald’s Singapore)
Linda has been with McDonald’s for two decades. She leads the company’s communications and brand-building initiatives, fuelled by her passion for brand storytelling. In 2005, Linda joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore as a board member and currently holds the position of President of the Charity.
Vice President – Serene Koh
Serene has two decades of marketing experience in creative agencies working with some of the world’s most well-loved brands, such as Singapore Airlines, Hilton, Expedia, Sony, BMW, and McDonald’s. She joined Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore in 2019 as Vice-President, and is also a member of the Fund-raising and Publicity Committee.
Treasurer – Belinda Young
Director, Centrecourt Group
Belinda Young is an accountant by training and profession. She currently heads a family office and runs an accountancy practice in Singapore serving clients from more than 18 countries and in more than 18 different industries. Her past work experience includes working in EY, a large property developer and several SMEs.
Belinda is an accountant by training and is currently the Vice Chairman of ACCA Singapore Network Panel. Singapore is one of the key markets for ACCA and supports its 227,000 fully qualified members 544,000 future members. She is also involved in other ACCA committees relating to taxation, careers and business law.
For local charities, Belinda has been involved for more than 20 years mainly in the finance role. She has been a Treasurer in various NSAs and helped start up some charities too.
Belinda is a member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) ; SIATP (Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals) ; SID (Singapore Institute of Directors) and Qualified Individual/Company Secretary with ACRA.
Secretary – Henno Boshoff
Senior Associate, Harneys Westwood & Riegels Singapore LLP
Henno has a Bachelor of Law obtained from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is called to bar in South Africa (2007), England and Wales (2011) and the British Virgin Islands (2011). Henno joined as a Secretary of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore in February 2022.
Keoy Soo Earn
Regional Managing Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Southeast Asia
Soo Earn has extensive deal experience in leading and supporting strategic and financial investors in their domestic and cross border transactions. He has also supported owners in divesting their business and entrepreneurs in accessing growth capital. Given his technical expertise in valuation and deals, he has acted as an independent expert on a number of dispute cases, and handled numerous valuation and modelling engagements for M&A, regulatory & taxation, and financial reporting purposes.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of Singapore, a Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) of Singapore, an Accredited Member – Business Valuation, American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and an Insolvency Practitioner. He has been recognized as one of the world top 300 IP Strategists in 2013, 2014, 2017 to 2021 by the Intellectual Asset Management.
Active in the community, Soo Earn currently serves as a member of (i) the Singapore Ministry of Law Panel for the Copyright Tribunals; (ii) the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia Finance and Capital Market Committee; (iii) the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Commerce Committee; and (iv) the Chartered Financial Analyst Singapore Society Audit Committee. He also serves as an advisor to the Singapore Chapter of AIESEC, the largest youth-run organization in the world that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural experience so that they can make a positive impact on society..
Associate Professor Stacey Tay
Head and Senior Consultant, Paediatric Neurology, National University Hospital
A/Prof Stacey Tay is currently Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Neurology at the KTP-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, as well as Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is also the deputy Head (Research) for Department of Paediatrics, KTP-NUCMI. She actively pursues research in various aspects of paediatric neurology as well as helming educational outreach programmes for medical professionals and the public. She joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore Board in February 2014, and chairs the Programs and Services Committee.
Diana Ser Siew Yen
Managing Director, Diana Ser Communications Pte Ltd
Diana Ser is a veteran presenter and former broadcast journalist with more than two decades’ experience in the Singapore media industry. Her experience spans both journalism and entertainment, in both English and Mandarin. Currently, she produces, writes and manages an online resource for preschool Chinese language learning, Crazy About Chinese (www.dianaser.com). Diana joined as a Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore in 2016, and is part of the Fundraising and Publicity Committee.
Andrea Noel Friedman
Andrea’s passion for taking care of others led to her career in the hospitality industry. She relocated from the United States to Singapore in 2007. The mother of four started volunteering with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore in 2012 as part of the gala committee and joined the board in September 2014. She looks to increase awareness and public support of the charity and to help as many families as possible. She currently chairs the Fund-Raising and Publicity Committee.
Adj. Asst Prof Donovan Lim
Senior Consultant, Institute of Mental Health
Adj. Asst Prof Donovan Lim graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS). Presently, he is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Developmental Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). He helms the Gender Care Service which manages gender incongruence and related conditions in children and adolescents. He is on the faculty of all three medical schools and a visiting consultant psychiatrist with the Singapore Armed Forces. He is also a member of the Review Board (Children and Young Persons Homes) at the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Prior to joining IMH in 2014, Adj. Asst Prof Donovan Lim was at the National University Hospital where he trained and practised in the psychiatric inpatient unit, the neuroscience clinics, as well as the adult and paediatric Consultation-Liaison Services. He was formerly Consultant-in-charge of the subspecialty service for the management of complex psychotic disorders and a key member of the paediatric Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder team. He was also a pioneering member of the school-based mental health team which was established to serve the needs of children and adolescents in the western zone. He joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Board in September 2017 and chairs the IMH-RMHC Operations Committee.
Lim Tze Chern
Executive Director, Product Control, Nomura Singapore Limited
Tze Chern brings with him over 15 years of experience in financial services. He is a qualified accountant, and has worked in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He started his banking career in Citigroup, and has since worked for Credit Suisse, HSBC and finally, Nomura.
Tze Chern has been an active volunteer in the community since junior college days, and worked with many charitable organisations in both Singapore and London. Tze Chern joined RMHC Singapore in 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.
Full Time Consultant, RHT Law Taylor Wessing LLP
Amita Dutt is a practicing lawyer at RHT Law Taylor Wessing, a law firm in Singapore, where she is also a partner. Her practice areas are Banking, Finance and Real Estate, as well as Private Wealth Management for High Networth Individuals. She has been practicing for about 28 years.
Her degrees are a Bachelor of Law where she obtained from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from Curtin University, Australia.
Director, VMware Asia Pacific and Japan
Timothy brings close to 30 years of experience across Human Resources, Risk and Governance in various global organisations. He has been actively serving on the board of charities or as sub-committee members since 2000. He first joined Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore as a volunteer before being elected as a Board Member in 2013 and was the Chair of the HR Committee. He took on the role of Vice President of RMHC from 2015-2019, and left the Board due to the term limit. Tim re-joined the board of RMHC in June 2021 and sits on the Governance, Risk, Audit and Development (GRAD) Committee.
Timothy is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a trained mediator with the Singapore Mediation Center.
Partner, Co-Founder & Global VP, Smart Media 4U Technology Pte Ltd
Karam Malhotra is the Partner & Global VP at SHAREit — one of the world’s top 10 most downloaded apps — where he oversee the global revenue managing over 10 international offices.
Karam has a rich 14+ years background in media and technology at McKinsey & Company, London where he was a Junior Partner until 2015 and then left to start his own media tech firm Fastfilmz in India which was later acquired by SHAREit in 2018. Karam is an MBA graduate from Kellogg School of Management and completed his bachelor’s degree in Physics and Economics. Karam plays a few advisory roles where he is a formal member of the Kellogg’s Admission Leadership Counsel and also an active mentor to Google Play apps. In 2017, Karam and his company Fastfilmz were awarded by Google as the winner of their accelerator program – Google Launchpad in Asia.
Karam is an avid musician and spends a lot of his free time playing the piano and guitar or spending time with his wife and their 2-year-old son.
General Manager, Hanbaobao Pte Ltd (Licensee of McDonald’s Singapore)
Benjamin Boh is the General Manager of McDonald’s Singapore (Hanbaobao Pte Ltd) and first joined the McDonald’s system in 2013. Prior to leading the Singapore business, he was with McDonald’s Japan as the Director of Strategy & Planning leading business change, and had also been the Director of Strategy & Planning for the McDonald’s regional team. His career in the earlier days was focused on insights and analytics in the FMCG space, and strategic brand development in regional and global positions at Analytic Partners and Procter & Gamble.
Ben is married with a daughter. Apart from spending time with his family, he also loves listening to vinyl records, running and golf.
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