Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation

Elaine Tan

Chair, ASEAN Leaders Programme Advisory Group

Elaine Tan is a development professional with more than two decades of international experience. Her career has spanned work both in inter-governmental and in the non-government sectors. Ms. Tan has designed, managed and evaluated development programmes in several countries across Asia. She brings with her, valued experiences in partnership development, resource mobilization, programme and organisational development.

Before joining the ASEAN Foundation, Elaine worked at Yayasan Sejahtera in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as their Programme Director. Prior to that, she was the Country Programme Manager of UNIFEM (now UN Women) in Cambodia as well as at Timor-Leste. She has also worked at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.