Founder & Managing Director
Happiness for me is bringing a smile to people around me.
Influenced by the changing needs of her elders, Janice was inspired to start Ageing Asia to drive and nurture opportunities and the development of innovation and solutions that address the evolving needs of the rising ageing population in the region. Having accumulated a vast experience from visiting over 500 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries since starting her practice in 2009, Janice has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. She has also been quoted regularly in the media, such as the BBC, on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing.
Janice has also launched several industry initiatives with a global reach of 60+ countries and 16,000 B2B, 6000 B2C:
- Ageing Asia Alliance – Asia’s first industry network on the business of ageing with over 1,700 members
- Annual International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum & Exhibition (AAIF) held in Singapore – Asia’s most influential platform on the business of ageing
- The Asia Pacific Silver Economy Business Opportunities Report – Projecting Asia’s Pacific’s silver market opportunity to hit US$4.56 Trillion by 2025
- Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards – To recognise outstanding contributions and innovations towards improving quality of life and happiness in the care sector
- Ageing Asia Silver Economy Index – Ranking of countries in Asia Pacific by market potential of ageing baby boomers
- ASPIRE55 – Asia’s first virtual retirement village, a wellbeing community that offers a combination of social, health and care services that are typically available at a real retirement village, but enables members to continue living in their existing homes.
- Ageing Asia Digital Library – World’s first online ageing industry academy that focuses on consolidating open learning courses from leading experts and organisations globally to provide training and education that improve quality of life for older adults.
“To do what you like is freedom, to like what you do is happiness.”
Content and Project Manager
“Happiness is accepting what life has to offer and making the best out of it.”
As the General Manager at Ageing Asia, Sylwin oversees the administration and operational aspects of the company. With over 15 years of experience building partnerships and rapport with various top decision makers from IT, financial, government, transport, healthcare to manufacturing sector, Sylwin has been instrumental in developing the company’s core competencies.
Since joining Ageing Asia in 2012, Sylwin has been actively engaging in discussions with key industry stakeholders, and constantly kept updated on the latest trends in Asia Pacific’s ageing market. Sylwin is also the Head of Business Development at Ageing Asia. She continually seeks to enhance the quality of Ageing Asia’s B2B platform, and curate opportunities for the Alliance’s members and partners to access the region’s ageing market. Sylwin is an Indonesian who has lived in Singapore for close to 20 years. She holds an Honours in Bachelor of Management from the University of London, and has a passion for wine & yoga.
Keith graduated as a Gold Medalist in Gerontological Management Studies at Temasek Polytechnic in 2019. He is currently studying Bachelor in Business at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). With a passion for serving and developing the eldercare sector, Keith has joined the industry and some of his past works include:
- Involved in conducting an Intergenerational Learning Programme (ILP) in Temasek Polytechnic which was featured in The Straits Times
- Worked in Vivo Bene Village – a Thailand Aged Care Facility during his Internship
- Supported Ageing Asia Partners in Industry Trainings locally and abroad
- Executed and led events with Ageing Asia Partners
- Contributed in content curation for key Ageing Asia Publications
Keith constantly tries to find eldercare models all across the world and has since been an expert in curating the best models. He hopes to challenge traditional norms towards ageing and bring a fresh and new perspective to this industry. During his free time, he has a knack for e-sports, volunteering and boxing.
Marketing and Events Strategist
“Happiness starts from within”
“Happiness is celebrating the little things”
Fion graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor in Tourism & Events. Since graduation, she has since decided to work in the eldercare sector as she has a passion for interacting with older adults. Her past work experience in Tsao Foundation has equipped her with the skillsets required for marketing, event organisation and project coordination. Some of her past works include:
- Organising numerous community events and programmes for older persons
- Facilitated community design thinking workshops soliciting perspectives
- Participation in regional meetings convening NGOs including United Nations and HelpAge International.
Fion is also proficient in the local and regional research projects on empowering older persons and building their resilience to help them thrive in the community. Fion has great interpersonal skills and relationship management – from engaging with seniors, staff to stakeholders.
Chrystal graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology with Honours (Distinction) and a Minor in Special Needs Education and Inclusivity. With her interest in addressing societal challenges and interest in the eldercare sector, she joined the industry upon graduation. She is an ambitious, highly motivated and responsible individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills. She is well-disciplined with proven ability to manage multiple assignments efficiently under extreme pressure while meeting tight deadline schedules. As a true team player, Chrystal actively embraces opportunities to learn and grow, valuing the knowledge and insights gained from her colleagues and stakeholders in dynamic and fast-paced environments.