Laurence Lien is Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle, a new non-profit platform for Asian philanthropists to exchange, learn and collaborate. Laurence also chairs Lien Foundation, a family foundation well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment. Laurence was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014. He founded the Community Foundation of Singapore and is currently its Chairman. He is also Board Member of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University. Prior to his non-profit work, Laurence served in the Singapore Government. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014.