Jacqueline has been the CEO of Aidha, an award-winning non-profit and Institution of Public Character
dedicated to the economic empowerment of low-income women through financial education, since 2016.
Her previous experience spans the private, public and non-profit sectors with roles in strategy, research,
and programme development. She has worked internationally with the Delhi School of Economics, the
World Bank, the Boston Consulting Group and the Ford Foundation, where her work focused on
microfinance and financial inclusion. Based in Singapore since 2003, Jacqueline worked with Canada’s
International Development Research Centre’s regional office in Singapore and subsequently was the
Centre Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at SMU, spearheading its work on poverty in
Singapore. More recently she worked at the Agency for Integrated Care in the area of knowledge
management. She has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in
Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
While spending much of her career working on issues at a more macro-level, Jacqueline is enjoying the
unique challenges of making social change happen from the ground up.