CEO / Chair
Halo Health Asia / World Food Future (WFF)
CEO / Chair
Trina Liang-Lin grew up appreciating good Hokkien food cooked by her beloved grandmother in her kitchen and was her sous chef from a tender age. As a child, she spent many happy weekends on her family’s farm (pigs, chickens and vegetables) in Lim Chu Kang. Both her grandmother and mother passed away when she was young – from diabetes complications and cancer respectively. She understands how ill health can adversely impact a family. She believes in the healing power of food and that the young should be empowered on their journey to learn more about their food world regardless of socio-economic background.
Trina is the founder of FoodSteps, the free school-nutrition-education outreach-programme for primary school kids in Singapore, which targets kids from lower income backgrounds. She is also the chair of World Food Future, an annual conference in Singapore targeting food consumers interested in their rapidly changing food world – from nutrition to food sustainability, security and the future of food.
Away from the food world, Trina Liang-Lin is a pioneer and specialist in the Asian bond market securities sector and has held senior positions in a number of global investment banks in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Trina holds a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
She sits on the boards of the Community Foundation of Singapore, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (Vice-President), Victoria Junior College (Vice-Chair), Singapore Repertory Theatre, BoardAgender (Co-chair) and is an advisor to the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). Trina is past-President of both the Singapore Committee for UN Women and the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore (FWAS) and has previously served on the boards of Sentosa Development Corporation (Audit), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and the Economics and Employment committee of the government’s feedback unit, REACH.