Laurence Lien

Published on October 23, 2017

Chairman of the Lien Foundation | Singapore

Laurence LienLaurence Lien is the Chairman of the Lien Foundation, a family foundation established in 1980.

Under his leadership, the Lien Foundation has become well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment.

Lien is also co-founder and CEO of Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a membership-based platform for Asian philanthropists to exchange, learn and collaborate. Through its members and partnership network, APC catalyzes collaborative projects to address pressing social challenges and grow social impact in Asia.

Lien was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014. In 2008, he founded and later chaired the Community Foundation of Singapore.

He also served 15 years in the Singapore Government. Lien holds degrees from Oxford University, the National University of Singapore and Harvard University.  He was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014.


Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Seniors: “Designing Life Through the Ages” to which he participated.

View the other speakers of the 2017 Quality of Life Conference.