Our Team

Raman Sidhu

Raman Sidhu
CEO

Raman is a passionate advocate of venture philanthropy and collective impact, and firmly believes in the potential of private capital collaborating with public and social purpose sectors to enable sustainable and just societies. While starting her professional journey in the private sector working across UK, India and Singapore, she has spent the past 10 years in the practice of venture philanthropy, working with diverse philanthropists, foundations, impact investors and social purpose organisations.

 

At Octava Foundation, Raman stewards philanthropic investments in Singapore and across the Asia region supporting social innovation in Education, Student Finance and Technology in Education.

Esther Heng

Esther Heng
Program Lead – Student Finance and IHL Partnerships

Esther has been supporting grant-makers since 2014, providing advisory services to donors and working with social purpose organisations tackling diverse social and environmental issues.

 

At Octava Foundation, Esther manages programs under our student finance domain, including scholarships and bursaries; partnerships with tertiary education institutions, and is currently developing an engagement program for our student awardees. She also manages impact and performance management across our programs in Singapore.

Mun Hoe

Choy Mun Hoe
Program Manager – Education Programs

Mun Hoe is a former banker with close to 20 years of experience working in the financial sector with major banks. After an extended medical leave of absence, Mun Hoe re-evaluated his priorities and was on a quest for a new beginning with a keenness in social impact related work.

 

Mun Hoe first joined the Octava family as an Investment Manager under Octava Impact Investment, which gave him the opportunity to work closely with start-ups and high-growth companies targeting social issues. He has since transitioned to join Octava Foundation with a focus on program evaluation, design and implementation for our Education domain.

Felicia Lau

Felicia Lau
Program Manager – Education Programs

Felicia believes in uplifting communities and creating sustainable solutions in the social service scene. With almost 6 years of experience in the government sector, she has worked closely with charities to pilot initiatives serving persons with mental health issues and has overseen nationwide programmes supporting children development. Outside of work, Felicia enjoys volunteering her time to provide academic support to young children.

 

At Octava Foundation, Felicia oversees programs under our Education domain and is involved in program design, implementation and evaluation.