Chairman, GESS Fund Board
With almost 30 years of experience in the charity sector in Singapore, Jamshid is a precious asset to the GESS Fund Board. A public accountant by training, Jamshid went on to be the founding and managing partner of Touche Ross in Singapore in 1980.
Jamshid has extensive audit experience across a range of clients and industries. He was awarded the Public Service Medal and the Public Service Star by the State of Singapore. Jamshid was also awarded the Gold merit award by the ICPAS for services to the profession and community. He is also a Justice of the Peace.
Vice Chairman, GESS Fund Board
Angela Douglas initially moved to Singapore in 2000 to set up and run the Asia-Pacific Office of an International Financial Trade Association. She has a background in law and finance and has more than 15 years of experience in working with non-for-profit organisations. From 2010-2013 Ms Douglas served as Honorary Secretary on the School Board of GESS and was involved setting up the GESS Fund for the benefit of GESS.
Ms Douglas speaks English, German and Dutch. She has two children in the primary school at GESS. She is keen to see the school prosper further and believes that the GESS Fund will bring a significant benefit to students and the GESS Community as a whole.
Roger van Baal
Honorary Treasurer, GESS Fund Board
Roger has lived in Singapore since end 2007. He has a master in business economics with a background in corporate finance and project management as well as extensive people management experience. Roger is currently COO of a Singapore based international company and sits on the boards of a global petrochemical company, a Singapore based ship owner, a Dutch based education provider, and a South East Asian Aquaculture firm.
Roger and his wife have 2 children, the eldest has now left GESS and studies business at the University of Edinburgh, the youngest is currently in Euro Sec. Roger is Hon. Treasurer of the GESS Board and in his position on the GESS Fund Board he aims to help drive fundraising for the School to support the development above and beyond the classroom with premises, facilities and structures in line with the School’s academic aspirations as part of its 30-year plan at the Dairy Farm Campus.
Dr Wolfgang Klemm
Director, GESS Fund Board
Wolfgang is a Managing Director in Temasek’s Portfolio Management team. Previously, he has been with strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, managed and turned around Eracom Technologies – an IT security company – and invested in mid-sized companies for a group of high net worth individuals. Wolfgang holds a PhD in corporate strategy from LMU Munich and an MBA from Drake University. He has received scholarships from the Fulbright Commission and from the German National Academic Foundation.
Wolfgang has two young sons attending GESS, and he has a special interest in educational technology. He is looking forward to supporting the GESS Fund in enhancing our students’ experience above and beyond the classroom.
Su-Lyn Tan Meyer
Director, GESS Fund Board
Su-Lyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University in the United States. She comes from a background of hospitality design and branding, having worked on various hospitality projects including the Russian Tea Room and Tavern on the Green in New York.
She is a Singapore Citizen married to a German, who himself is an alumnus of GESS. They have 2 children in the EuroSec Primary section. Su-Lyn was the EuroSec Primary Parent Committee Representative, a Class Parent and she served on the Canteen Committee of GESS from September 2013 till August 2014, when she stepped down to take up her position as a member of the Board of Governors. Su-Lyn is firmly committed to improving the school for all stakeholders.
Director of Advancement
Cristina joined GESS in July 2015 to lead the GESS Fund. She brings 8 years of experience in corporate asset raising and key account management in the banking sector. She has worked in both Europe and Asia where she has built a strong network of contacts. She holds a degree in Engineering and a MSc in Economics. She is passionate about philanthropic fundraising and she is proud to be part of the GESS team. She believes in impact investing and in the importance of an enriched German European educational experience for our students in Singapore.
You can contact her if you would like to know more or be involved with the GESS Fund.