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Jileen Yong
Jileen Yong

Jileen Yong joined the Council as a Manager in September 2022.  Based in Singapore, she supports the Council’s ICT and Singapore portfolios. Before joining US-ABC, Jileen worked on digital economy collaborations at the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (2019-2022).  She was a member of the inaugural core team in charge of Singapore’s digital economy agreement (DEA) initiative, and facilitated digital partnerships negotiations with countries such as: Chile, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Korea.

Christine Wan
Christine Wan

Christine Wan manages the Financial Services, Sustainability, and Energy portfolios at the US-ASEAN Business Council. She has prior experience in the public sector and also private sector experience in research and government affairs in Southeast Asia. Christine has a degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore, and was an alumnus of the Yale-Visiting International Student Program with Yale University. She is currently pursuing an online professional certificate with MIT in Sustainability.

Phuong Nguyen
Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen joined the Council since January 2020 as a Manager, based in Hanoi. With experience in project management and government relations, she supports the Council's activities, trade missions, and advocacy in Vietnam. Prior to joining the Council, Phuong gained valuable experience at renowned organizations such as KPMG, Vietnam Business Forum, and the Asian Development Bank. She holds degrees in Banking & Finance from National Economic University and Language & International Studies from Hanoi University.

Heidi Lepar
Heidi Lepar

Heidi joined the US-ASEAN Business Council as Executive Assistant, Indonesia in April 2015. Before joining the Council, Heidi dedicated herself to the Finest Italian Linen Company-Pratesi, Indonesia, for sixteen years as Senior Marketing Manager.

Angelica Ortega
Angelica Ortega

Angelica Ortega oversees the Philippines, Singapore, and Customs & Trade Facilitation portfolios at the US-ASEAN Business Council. She is a solutions-oriented and impact-focused professional with evidence-based record of success in cross-border multi-stakeholder engagement, partnership development, policy advisory, market access acceleration, analytics research, and intelligence reporting. Angelica is experienced in assessing the socio-economic impacts of international and local affairs on business interests and commercial undertakings.

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Why ASEAN Matters

Created in partnership by the East-West Center in Washington, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN explores the important and multi-faceted relationship between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) across diplomatic, strategic, economic, cultural, and social dimensions.