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Managing Director APAC

Before becoming Managing Director of Hyper Island APAC, Peachy capped her 25-year career in marketing communications as Ogilvy & Mather Philippines' Chief Executive. 

She assumed many roles over the years --  Executive Creative Director (Advertising, CRM, Action, Design and Interactive) as well Regional Creative Director for Pantene ASEAN, ANZ, India, and Knorr across Asia. 

Peachy shifted gears and became Chief Strategist driving cross-discipline integration prior to navigating the largest agency discipline through its digital transformation as Managing Director for Advertising.

Academia called and she stood as Senior Industry Fellow at the De La Salle University College of St. Benilde and Professorial Lecturer at the University of the Philippines.

She was a consultant and trainer for the Philippine government, and corporations like CITI, AXA, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Microsoft, Wunderman, NuWorks among other digital and traditional agencies.


Director of Operations

Divya is a client partner with a passion for improving ways of working. Her love for learning brought her to Hyper Island after spending 5 years in learning and development, managing leadership trainings programme where she worked with clients from various industries – FMCG, banking, insurance, advertising etc. 

She moved to Singapore in 2011 with her husband and has worked with DBS, Credit Suisse and Bridge Partnership.

Divya has over 10 years’ of experience in managing projects mainly in the banking industry, been a part of variety of projects including training, transformation, IT, process improvement and standardization. 

In her free time she is a co-curator with TEDxSingapore, curate talks for Singapore community and bring ideas worth spreading to them. She also runs an initiative called Women In Asia, a community showcasing Asian perspectives.


Master's Programme Director

Yeng Wai is an interdisciplinary practitioner and systems connector with deep interest in a wide range of topics. He spent a decade as an educator in the Singapore Ministry of Education as a lecturer in social science, a researcher in gifted education policies and practice, and as a people leader. Seeing the need to equip himself for a technology enabled future, Yeng Wai undertook the Hyper Island Masters in Digital Management and began his personal transformation journey.

Since then, he has led product management and development at a start-up, consulted on digital transformation and innovation projects with a global non-profit, and worked with an award-winning cultural institution to build data visualisation dashboards to analyse visitor behaviour. 

Having rejoined the education and training sector, Yeng Wai’s passion continues to be about developing people to their fullest and highest calling. He continues to research and experiment at the intersection of human + technology + organisational development, and is a firm believer in and practitioner of iterative learning by doing. 

At Hyper Island, he brings his wide-ranging interests and expertise to bear and has consulted with C-Suite leaders on Digital Transformation, led Future Scenarios, Systems Thinking, and Emerging Technology modules at the Master’s Level, workshopped Agile Ways or Working with IT teams, and coached leaders from the largest tech unicorn on transformational leadership. 


Head of Programmes

Paviter is a developer at heart who has been working within the digital realm for the past 20 years. From developing sound algorithms for the web to designing video games, he has worked on multiple platforms and roles within digital. 

Paviter is an experienced facilitator who is passionate about education. As the Head of Courses for Asia, Paviter designs and develops new learning formats in areas such as UX, Data, Growth Hacking, Agile and Digital Technologies.

When he is not, he runs ultramarathons to get out of his comfort zone.

Janice Choong

Senior Business Development Manager


Janice is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the dynamic fields of IT and advertising sales. Over the years, She has cultivated a deep understanding of the intricacies of education sales, boasting more than two years of dedicated experience. Her expertise extends to engaging with clients across the spectrum, from small and medium enterprises to large corporate entities.

What truly fuels her passion for sales is her innate love for people. She thrives on the connections forged through meaningful interactions, finding genuine excitement in every engagement. It's this unwavering enthusiasm that has driven her success in sales throughout her career.

Beyond the confines of the office, She finds joy in exploring the world through travel, pushing her limits through sports, and indulging in delectable cuisine shared with friends. However, nothing quite compares to the companionship of her four-legged friend, as she is an avid dog lover.
In essence, She is a dedicated professional who values human connection, an adventurous spirit, and a loyal friend, both in business and in life.


Marketing Programme Manager


As Marketing Programme Manager at Hyper Island APAC, his goal is to create stories with clients and their teams.

TQ is a Design Thinking and Service Design leader and strategist. With almost 20 years experience in different facets of design, he has shaped himself to be transdisciplinary.

He is a graphic designer, illustrator, college professor, professional trainer, learning experience designer, industrial designer, researcher, and is currently a Lead of the Transformation Experience Design team of Sun Life of Canada Philippines.

His ability to move between fields and industries allows him to see problems from unconventional angles, and think of solutions from unusual places. This transdisciplinary expertise enabled him to write the country’s first Transmedia Storytelling framework and learning module; which he applies as his primary framework in developing solutions for complex problems.

He is a Master's degree candidate of Hyper Island's Master's in Digital Management in Singapore and Master's in Development Communication at University of the Philippines.


Programme Manager - Programmes


Kat Mallillin is an innovative leader at the forefront of design, education, and entrepreneurship. As a Creative Entrepreneur, she has spent years honing her skill set and knowledge, providing end to end strategic design and marketing services for notable local and international brands. 

A Chevening Awards Scholar, Kat earned her MSc in Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations from Loughborough University London in 2022. With a commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and education, Kat continues to channel her passion and expertise into academia as a Programme Manager at the Hyper Island Institute of Higher Education.

Prior to her tenure at Hyper Island, Kat held the position of Programme Director for the Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship Programme at Thames International Business School. During her time there, she successfully spearheaded high-profile projects, including the Philippine Creative City Playbook in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry and the “Creative AGE for SDGS: Accelerating Growth for Creative MSMEs in the Philippines” with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs for the support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ken Johari

Finance Manager


Ken is Hyper Island Asia’s Finance Manager and Data Protection Officer. With an acute focus towards transformation and growth of the business, he manages all areas of accounting and finance (including commercial finance), people operation and business compliance matters. At Hyper Island, he has successfully implemented new systems in accounting, expense claim, time reporting, profitability dashboards for effectiveness in decision making across teams.

Ken has worked in a global creative agency, auditing firm and manufacturing, being well-versed in Finance, Management Accounting, Auditing and Administration. He is a certified ACCA Chartered accountant and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Accounting) graduate from Oxford Brookes University. 

A continuous learner, he has diversified his skills by completing multiple of professional programmes such as Stock Value Investing, Making Investments Work, Singapore Contract Law, PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act), Cyber Security Practices, etc.

He is on the look-out for the next learning opportunity to help transform and improve the lives of the people around him.

Zainon Samsudin

MA Student Administration & Office Manager

Zai, affectionately known as “Campus Mama”, is Hyper Island Asia’s Student Admissions and Office Manager. With over 18 years of experience in education, she manages the Hyper Island’s campus facilities, resourcing, administration and the Master of Arts (Digital management) students admission process. 

Outside of work, Zai engages with off-roading. The constancy of having to navigate over rocks and through mud pits has given her greater control and connection with her vehicle’s performance and with the road. This mirrors her work life - driven by teamwork, perseverance and determination, together with improvisation and sharing of ideas within the team. 

Prior to Hyper Island, Zai was supporting the administration of other higher education institutions such as Nanyang Technological University (Nanyang Business School), SIM Global Education and PSB Academy.


Assistant Manager (Finance & Admin)

Peiyi deals with numbers and people on a daily basis. As Assistant Manager (Finance & Admin), she supports Finance, Administration and People Operations, and is responsible for the financial reporting, inter company billing and payments. She also assists in student registrations and administrations matters, and is on the constant lookout for improvements in processes and workflows.

Peiyi prior experience include finance and accounting for a global digital marketing agency, and is a business graduate of SIM-RMIT, majoring in Economics and Finance. 

Peiyi enjoys cycling and solving puzzles, and as a mother of young children, she instills a culture of play through the creation of fun-loving activities.

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