Co-founder and CEO of Intellect
At Intellect, our mission is to build a mental healthcare system across Asia (and Singapore) that provides access to everyone for everyday needs, no matter how big or small the problem is.
Tell us your story, how did you get here?
Professionally, I’ve been in the tech industry for a number of years now. I’ve always been intrigued by how technology can have a massive impact on many people if we ask the right questions and find the right problems to solve.
On a personal level, mental health has been a big part of my life. I’ve had my own mental health struggles from young relating to anxiety. I started working with a therapist at 16. Those combined experiences led me to start Intellect with a very clear sense of what the problem in the mental health space was, and how we can utilise technology to solve it.
What impact have you made in Singapore?
At Intellect, our mission is to build a mental healthcare system across Asia (and Singapore) that provides access to everyone for everyday needs, no matter how big or small the problem is. I believe we’ve managed to make a dent in driving this space forward in Singapore, with much work to be done ahead. Several of our clients are headquartered in Singapore and are at the pinnacle of their respective industries. Most recently, we also provided all healthcare professionals in Singapore with 3 months of free premium access to our app.
What does 2022 look like for you?
2022 is shaping up to be a very exciting year. We’re seeing a massive uptick in the adoption and awareness of mental health across Asia. We’re excited about what we can serve in the region.
What do you love most about Singapore?
I love many things about Singapore, having been born and raised here. From the opportunities to the amazing food to the diversity and global stage it gives us. What I love most personally is the opportunity it gives every person to work towards what they want to do in a meaningful way.
What’s the one product you can’t live without?
Can’t live without my note-taking app! I use it all the time for just about everything, from planning my to-dos to jotting down ideas and reflections.
Who is your Local Legend, and why?
My local legend is Lee Kuan Yew. He brought Singapore from a tiny fishing village to a leading player on the global stage, all in a remarkably short span of time. That always puts me in awe.