WWF-Singapore announces resignation of CEO
SINGAPORE, 19 October 2018 – After seven years at the helm of the World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore (WWF-Singapore), Elaine Tan has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). WWF-Singapore’s Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of its CEO.
Since joining WWF-Singapore in 2011, Elaine has seen the organisation through a period of unprecedented growth, growing its supporter and donor base to more than 40,000 and establishing itself as the go-to international NGO on environmental and conservation issues.
Today, WWF-Singapore is a global hub of WWF-International, driving market transformation initiatives and enabling strategic conservation projects in Singapore and the region.
The board has appointed Yeo Yun Lin, currently Chief Financial Officer, as interim CEO. Having headed finance, legal and governance for the organisation over the last six years, Yun Lin will lead the organisation with immediate effect.
The Board of Directors is in the process of hiring a new CEO who will build on a strong foundation and drive the organisation to new heights, further strengthening WWF-Singapore’s contributions to our international agenda.
Against a backdrop of complex environmental challenges and increased pressure on natural resources, WWF-Singapore’s transformational conservation initiatives are more urgent than ever. WWF-Singapore will continue its work with governments, corporates and communities, to build a more sustainable future for Singapore.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
As one of WWF’s international hubs, the WWF-Singapore office supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. We help protect Singapore’s essential needs through the actions of individuals, businesses and governments in the region. To meet key conservation goals, we address issues such as deforestation, haze pollution, food security, sustainable consumption and illegal wildlife trade.