Core Members

Adrian Soo

Adrian joined Transinex Pte Ltd, a student-oriented travel agency, in 1999 and has played a pivotal role in its expansion into the Asian region. Through his numerous trips in ASEAN, he saw the need to address the social-economical divide and the importance of education to alleviate poverty in these areas. Youth Ambassadors (YA) is the brainchild of Adrian, and he is instrumental in the conceptualization and creation of numerous ideas for the various events and programmes in YA. His working philosophy is “creating a better society through the empowerment of the youths”.

Tomoko Ikari Yap

Tomoko is an experienced management consultant specializing in assisting Japanese corporations expand their business into regional countries. She had previously worked in an educational travel agency in Japan, focusing in the development of Asian immersion programmes for Japanese students. Having been educated in an international environment in Japan where majority of the students are overseas returnees, she has developed a strong passion on promoting cross-cultural education. Tomoko has been living in Singapore for the past 22 years and has became a permanent resident since 1997. She decided to join YA after being inspired and touched by our participants during one of the conferences.