Currently the Managing Director for TRPC Pte Ltd, May-Ann has over 10 years of experience in online engagement strategy, especially with the youth demographic across ASEAN and the Asia Pacific. Her career has spanned a number of research institutions, including the World Bank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and the Singapore Internet Project with Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests include media and communications, technology developments and applications, mobile platforms, disaster relief and development work in universal education, poverty eradication, clean water, sanitation.
Michael Khoo is a Associate Research Director at TRPC, having first joined the company in 2011. He is a graduate from the University of Sydney, where he spent a year and graduated with a Master of Political Economy. His overseas education has exposed him to the various schools of economic thought, many in contrast to that of mainstream orthodox economics today. Prior to that, Michael graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics.
His research interests include video gaming, intellectual property rights, social media and next gen devices. He sees ICT as an integral part of the fabric of society today, particularly in promoting democracy and development.
Evelyn is an experienced policy analyst who has experience on topics including digital banking, urban transportation, fiscal policy and goods and services tax. Having worked in government think tanks in Singapore and Malaysia, she is comfortable traversing between academia, government and private companies. She gets a sense of fulfilment when she sees research making an impact on policy.
Evelyn’s research interests include macroeconomics, economic enablement, skills development and civic education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Singapore Management University and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.
In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, exploring museums and engaging in semi-intellectual conversations.
Grace joined TRPC in August 2017, as an experienced public policy professional. She has worked both in the public and private sectors, with wide-ranging experience developing, implementing and influencing government policy. Topics she has worked on include; promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, advocating for the harmonization of health sector legislation, and developing practicable recommendations to improve the child safety regulatory framework.
She graduated with a Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws (Hon II) from Macquarie University, Australia. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and exploring different neighbourhoods, visiting galleries, and discovering new podcasts to listen to.
Mr. Jonathan GONZALEZ
Senior Research Analyst
Jonathan is a content and research specialist with editorial experience in media, academia, and government across Europe and Asia.
Before joining TRPC in Singapore, he was a senior writer and editor at Editor Group, where he developed corporate thought leadership content for technology, finance and government organisations. Before this role, he led the editorial team at DBS Bank, publishing financial intelligence for the Asian Insights Office. His broad industry experience comes from working with consultancies and think tanks, including stints as a policy analyst at the OECD, a contributing researcher at the EIU, and a multimedia content strategist at WE Communications.
Jonathan holds master’s degrees in political science and international relations from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the Toulouse Institute of Political Studies, respectively. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Université Victor Segalen in Bordeaux.
He speaks, reads and writes English, French, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.
Ms. Cheryl TAN
Cheryl joined TRPC in November 2016 bringing with her her experience in market research and company/ industry trend analysis in the Asia Pacific ICT sector. Cheryl’s research interests include development economics and the cross-sector applications of ICT technologies such as OTT and the IoT. Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Business Economics from the University of Exeter with proficiency in Japanese in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, diving, supporting animal rights and anything in the mystery and suspense genre.
Sarthak joined TRPC in August 2017, as an Analyst. He is an experienced public policy and strategy consulting professional. Prior to this, Sarthak worked in the FinTech industry in India, with organizations such as FINO PayTech and ACCESS Development Services. He spearheaded projects catering to ICT applications in financial services, education, and health. His milestone project involved developing user centric product offerings for the underserved communities, across rural India. Sarthak has also worked closely with governmental institutions and private sector to develop impact investment strategies to mobilize capital towards national level policy projects. His research interests encompass Financial Inclusion, Youth Labour Market Policies, E- Governance, Health and Digital Trade. In Singapore, Sarthak worked with a diverse group of multinational corporations, academic institutes, and think tanks, including organizations such as Microsoft Corporation, Impact Investment Exchange Asia, NCSS, and Asia Competitiveness Institute. Sarthak is a Li-Ka Shing’s Master degree scholar and a gold medalist from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore. He also received awards to represent the school at the GPPN Student Conference at Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brasil and Sciences Po, Paris, France.
Sarthak also holds a MSc. Degree in Economics and International Financial Economics from University of Warwick, United Kingdom and a B.A. (Hons.) Economics, from University of Delhi, India. Sarthak strongly believes in delivering high impact ICT based policy solutions to empower communities across the globe. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, entertaining his cats, and exploring local food delicacies.
Ms. Sagarika SENAPATY
Sagarika joined TRPC in November 2017, as an experienced public policy specialist and research executive. She brings years of professional experience in international policy and development issues, having worked with research centres, non-profits, and multilateral organizations in Singapore and the U.S. She previously worked at the National University of Singapore examining the impact of global production networks and supply chains on economic development in Asia. At the World Bank, she implemented child and maternal health projects and helped develop organization-wide knowledge management strategies and initiatives. Her research interests include technology based solutions for health and education sectors, and the role of ICT in fostering economic growth and development.
Sagarika holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, watching movies, and taking singing lessons.
Mr. Kenn YEE
Junior Research Analyst
Graduating from the pioneer batch of Public Policy and Global Affairs in Nanyang Technological University, Kenn’s interests encompasses public policy, current affairs, and technology, choosing to synthesize all three fields by completing an internship as a Global Stakeholder Engagement Intern with the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and in research projects during the course of his study. Kenn joined TRPC to begin his career in research and to satiate his curiosity in information and communication technologies.
In his free time, Kenn enjoys video games, photography, scuba diving and watching anime.
Layla Ali joined TRPC in February 2016 as a first time research assistant, a career change after 15 years in the food and beverage industry where she was responsible for the daily operations of the restaurant, coordinating private events, managing the monthly inventory and sales report, training and managing staffs. During this time, she has excelled in customer service, ensuring high standards of food and beverage qualities are met.
Layla will be responsible for assisting in research projects for TRPC. Among Layla’s talents is playing the ukulele. She also enjoys adventurous travel.
Mr. Stacy BAIRD
Stacy Baird is Consulting Director for TRPC and an attorney (D.C. and PA Bar). Since 2005, Mr Baird has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 100 companies, governments and NGOs on information technology and intellectual property public policy issues. Mr. Baird is also Executive Director of the Clean Energy Forum’s Intellectual Property Program which serves as the interface between private and public-sector partners and in bilateral relations in the US-China Clean Energy Research Center, a broad-ranging research and development program funded by US and China’s governments.
Mr. Baird served as Senior Policy Advisor and Technology and Intellectual Property Counsel to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from 2000-2005, working on the landmark USA Patriot Act, identity theft and financial services, the Homeland Security Act, immigration and border security, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. 1998-1999, Mr. Baird served as Brookings Legislative Fellow to Rep. Howard Berman, the Ranking Member on the Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee primarily responsible for issues related to the then-nascent Internet, copyright, patent reform related to genomics and business methods, and export control issues. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Baird held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working on legislation and environmental enforcement matters.
Mr. Baird resides in Hong Kong and has held appointments as Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. His writings have appeared in law journals including the Stanford Law and Policy Review and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society published jointly by Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University’s H.J. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.
Terry is a Research Affiliate at Hong Kong University’s Telecommunications Research Project (TRP), a leading research and consulting organization in Hong Kong. Terry has been engaged on a wide range of telecom and ICT projects, focused primarily on Asia, performing detailed research, political assessment and investment due diligence.
He is widely published in the sector, including Telecommunications Development in Asia (HKU Press, 2008). He has completed public policy projects commissioned by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, APEC, PECC, ITU, UNDP, UNESCAP, Asia Foundation, European Union (EU), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the World Bank, the United States State Department, and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), among others.
Recent projects have addressed topics as diverse as National Information Infrastructure (NII) policies and programs, national competitiveness and promotion of information society, social media and disruptive technology strategy, investment analysis, and executive training. At one time he was a research analyst with the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing, and has worked with the Institute for the Future, Tarifica, the Broad Group, and others. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, USA and is fluent in Mandarin, German and French.