Founder and President

Sung Joo Kim OBE

Sung Joo is a South Korean entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Sungjoo Group, and the Chairperson of MCM Holdings AG. She served as the President of the Korean Red Cross from 2014 to 2017.

Sung Joo was selected as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1997 and received the Ethics in Business Award from the EU government in 2009. In 2012, she was listed in Forbes’ Top 50 Asian Business Women, selected as one of Asia’s 25 Hottest CEOs by Fortune and invited by the United Nations be part of “Innovation 101” at the Decide Now Act summit.

She is known for being actively involved in promoting women’s leadership, supporting humanitarian causes worldwide and for her outspoken stance against corruption.


Anna Paik
Betty Yao MBE (Founding Chair)
Mei Sim Lai OBE
My Phuong Lecocq (Treasurer)
Zehan Albakri Verden
Rahiyah Yayha
Azlinda Ariffin Borromand

Management Committee

Zehan Albakri Verden (Chair)
Betty Yao MBE
Kamalakshi Mehta
Sunok Phillips
Mandy Chiu

PAWA Projects Committee

Phyllis Hatfull (Chair)
Sybil Poon
Helen Spillet
Valeriia Chagnaud
Sheila Clarke

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Honorary Secretary: Mari Martin
Communications Strategy Advisor: Carol Chan
PAWA Supporters Secretary: Ida Chow