Ms Karen Wee, Deputy Executive Director, Lions Befrienders Service Association, Singapore
Karen Wee is a strategist, innovator and implementor with 32 years of volunteering experience and 12 years of professional experience in non profit sector.
With experience in full spectrum of non profit sector in APAC, working at government (NCSS), civil organisation (NVPC), international NPO (YMCA and Lions Clubs’ Lions Befrienders) and local NPO (Children Cancer Foundation) and volunteering experience both locally and USA, she is often entrusted to develop new departments, innovative programmes and revamp declining or mature areas. She is a board member of Non-profit organisations both locally and internationally in healthcare and public health an advisory council member of a Regional Health System in Singapore
Over the years, she continued to execute strategies, revamped operations and strengthen partnerships with public, private and people
With an intentionally extensive and intensive career in the following areas, she has successes and deep strategic and operational experience in almost the full works of NPO from planning to development to execution:-
Strategic Planning & Development •Programme Development & Management • Fundraising & Sales Management • Event Management •
Stakeholder Partnership & Management • Volunteer Management •
• Operations Management • Budget Planning, Development & Control
As Deputy Executive Director of Lions Befrienders Service Association, she has led Lions Befrienders to be leader in preventive eldercare especially in areas of digitalisation and fast turnaround of innovative programmes, to ensure holistic development of seniors to age in place.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (pursuant), Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Marketer (pursuant), and Certified Internal Auditor and member of the Singapore Institute of Directors
Enjoys mentoring the younger colleagues and youths, including her children as she firmly believes they are the future of any country and community.