Ms. Rebekah Lin
Co-Founder, The Social Co. & Next Gen
Rebekah is Co-Founder of The Social Co., the team that initiated the 50 For 50 and Pledge It Forward movements in September 2014 and May 2017 respectively. Together, the team brought together more than 100 individuals, 90 corporations and more than 250 partners to raise awareness of and funds for more than 50 lesser-known charities in Singapore. In total, they’ve raised almost $5 million and heaps of awareness via their different initiatives. The Social Co. will be focusing on bridging the gap between youth and our senior generation for the next three years via dialogues, research and an innovation lab.
In February 2018, Rebekah hosted and interviewed several practitioners and experts in the healthcare space in a documentary on the state of healthcare in Singapore, screened on Channel News Asia.
Rebekah was on the committee of the Yellow Ribbon Fund from 2011-2015 and recently joined the Community Chest of Singapore as a main committee member. She has also been running her family foundation, Jia Foundation since 2013. She was selected to be a Leader of Tomorrow at the 2015 St. Gallen Symposium and was selected to be part of Generation T by Singapore Tatler and Prestige Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2016. Rebekah was also recently selected as 1 of 18 Young Societal Leaders by the SMU Institute for Societal Leadership and Temasek Connects for the Singapore Summit.
Her corporate experiences include stints with Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore Press Holdings, Tung Lok Group, Be An Idea and Tembusu Partners. In her day job, Rebekah works at FundedHere, an equity and debt crowdfunding platform.
Rebekah graduated from Nanyang Technological University with an honours degree in Business Administration and has completed an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London. She has also recently completed the Executive Education in Exponential Technologies from Singularity University.
Rebekah is currently pursuing her MSc in Gerontology at King’s College London.