I hold a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. I started my career in the Singapore Foreign Service and later on, the Ministry of Finance, where I managed the World Bank and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) portfolios. I am currently a Lecturer in Singapore focusing on sociology and community development with older adults. I am also the Executive Director of Chapter W, an award-winning non-profit organization in Indonesia and Singapore. Working at the intersection of women, technology and social impact, Chapter W empowers rural Indonesian women to become solar lamp entrepreneurs through our Mothers of Light program, and we have reached out to thousands of rural families with no access to electricity.  I am interested in policies pertaining to ageing issues and the empowerment of marginalized groups. I am an alumni of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 2017 for NGO Management.

Mohamed Fairoz Ahmad is a Chevening Scholar 2017-18.