JAKARTA, 13 January 2020 – Today, the ASEAN Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Yang Mee Eng as its new Executive Director for the 2020-2023 term. Starting January 17, she will take the baton from the previous Executive Director, Elaine Tan, to lead the ASEAN Foundation into the next chapter.

Yang worked in private and government sectors for over 26 years. She was most recently the Senior Vice President at Alphacap. There, she assisted SMEs companies and led the development and execution of Bloconomic Expo 2019, a platform aimed at creating a vast network of blockchain entrepreneurs and developers in the fast-evolving blockchain companies.

Prior to that, she was the CEO of Gameview, the largest mobile game publisher in Malaysia, where she oversaw more than 50 staff members in their three offices in Malaysia, China and Thailand.

Before moving to the private sector, Yang spent 19 years working as the Business Development Manager at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation. There, she sought to build Malaysia as a digital media hub and led the implementation of One Source Multi Usage for cross-platform business models to fully tap into the potential of locally-produced content.

Aside from her professional work, she’s also the Co-Founder and President of the Spina Association of Malaysia as well as the President of World Game Blockchain Association. Furthermore, Yang is part of the international advisory panel for Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission, University Tenaga National and Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur.

With Yang at the helm of the organisation, the ASEAN Foundation will further amplify its efforts to help support the realisation of the ASEAN Community, particularly priorities under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint.

Established in 1997, the Foundation is an ASEAN body tasked to promote ASEAN awareness and identity as well as interaction with and development of the people of ASEAN. For more information, please visit: www.aseanfoundation.org