Meet the B1G1 Team

These are the people who make B1G1 what it is today. Our team personifies the spirit of giving. Whether at the forefront of selecting worthy causes, meeting with members or creating insightful web content, we all work to create a world full of giving.

leadership

Masami Sato
FOUNDER & CEO

Masami is the epitome of what we refer to as the power of small—she may not be tall but she is passionate. She is the guiding light behind almost every project at B1G1, from IT design to project management to guiding the culture (and even making coffee). Masami is one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet. She’s traveled around the globe to more than 30 countries across 5 continents, and her experiences have given her a unique perspective on life and giving. Masami has an uncanny ability to help others see things from a different perspective—a wonderful, inspiring perspective.

Paul Dunn
Chairman

BIG1’s biggest cheerleader, Paul is a hugely respected and admired business leader. He’s a four-time TEDx speaker and frequently travels around the world, educating businesses about B1G1 and sharing inspiring business insights. He is an expert at building up those around him and celebrating every achievement, no matter how small. Paul is a member of one of the world’s leading think-tanks and was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK (though he’s definitely NOT an accountant!). More recently, he was named as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore.

Jeffrey Teo

General Manager

Jeffrey is behind most of the management and operational tasks at B1G1, which essentially means he has his very capable fingers in lots of pies. Being a spreadsheets guru, he adds a strategic edge to every element of our operations. On top of that, he manages the internal systems, so he is always eager to hear your thoughts and ideas about how B1G1’s systems can serve you better.

Hashima Hassim

Worthy Cause Manager

Hashima came into B1G1 years back as a Client Delight team member. But to our surprise and delight, she revealed her exceptional talent in design and organisation. So now she’s involved in most of the creative work at B1G1– to enhance your joyful giving experience. She is also in charge of the Worthy Cause Partnership area, working with the Giving Board to ensure effectiveness and efficacy of the B1G1 Worthy Cause projects.

Jack Blenkinsopp

Partnerships Manager

Jack is head of Partnerships at B1G1. He loves connecting with current members, as well as businesses who are keen to learn more about the B1G1 Movement. Jack has an amazing ability to build connections and friendships with people from all walks of life. He also loves coffee. A lot.

Sharon Chan

Strategy Development Manager

Sharon came onboard with B1G1 after her outstanding performance as a superstar intern in 2014, and she upholds her reputation as a superstar Strategy Development manager and team member. She ensures that B1G1’s systems run smoothly with continuous innovation, and lends her logical mind to help all team members through their challenges. She also often wows the team with her lightning fast typing and her Rubik’s cube skills.

Florencia Lim

Member Engagement Manager

Florencia’s endearing personality and lively laughter makes her an embodiment of ‘Client Delight’. Beyond delighting, she makes it her everyday goal to inspire new business members to become giving businesses. She is also the go-to person for all your enquiries about your B1G1 membership, and the cheery voice that may spring you a call to congratulate you when you reach special milestones in your giving.

Germaine Sng

Member Support Team

Germaine is part of the Client Delight team at B1G1, and delight is what she does with her bright smile that welcomes new businesses to the B1G1 community. She is a great supporter to the team in B1G1’s daily operations, and tends to all the small and often unseen details. She also champions the team’s recycling efforts and helps all of us become more environmentally-conscious in all that we do.

our board

Our Board is filled with talented individuals who have much to offer. They have diverse backgrounds and come from different corners of the globe, but all share a common belief: that we can create a better, happier world through giving.

Deanne Firth

Vice President

Deanne is the director of Tactical Super, a chartered accounting firm in Australia specialising in audit and helping clients understand superannuation and tax legislation. She is also the founder of Auditing for Good, a not-for-profit organisation that evaluates charities based on their financial reporting and program performance. Committed to using her skills to help others and well-versed in working with NGOs and evaluating the effectiveness of their projects, Deanne is a perfect fit for the B1G1 Giving Board.

EK Pang

Treasurer

EK (his real name is Eng Khew Pang) worked at big companies like GE and Thomson as the accounting and operational advisor/manager for years. He always says “Others at B1G1 are the ones that care about people in need and do all the work. I only care about numbers and demand practical things,” with a warm smile. He will never let you get away with ANY discrepancy in your accounts. With EK as the Treasurer at B1G1 Giving Board we know someone is always watching, never allowing us to compromise on our integrity.

volunteers

We are thankful for our talented and passionate volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise to grow the the B1G1 initiative.

Brittany Milne

UX Researcher and Designer

Brittany is a UX Researcher and Designer from Australia, currently living in Tokyo. Before becoming a UX professional, she was a lawyer. She now puts her analytical and structured problem solving skills she developed as a lawyer into understanding user problems and designing effective and enjoyable user experiences. With her help, B1G1 business members get to experience the joy of giving more than ever before.

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