Cynthia Ong

Board Chair & Chief Executive Facilitator

Cynthia Ong engages in facilitating processes, partnerships and projects that provoke ecologically sustainable co-existence between groups, communities, regions and nations.  Her experience over the past 25 years has been in the fields of organizational leadership, process facilitation, project management and financing.  With a passion for finding the creative tension and balance between process and task, Cynthia founded LEAP – Land Empowerment Animals People – which has helped birth multiple long-term partnerships and organizations coalescing around systemic solutions and change.  Among these is Forever Sabah, the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah’s transition towards a diversified, equitable circular economy with the focal areas of food and agriculture, water, waste and soil, renewable energy and tourism.