Vanessa Wan

Vanessa Wan

Council Member

Executive Director, Communications, Asia Pacific

Vanessa thrives on bringing to life an organisation’s Brand and Purpose through meaningful engagement and impactful communications.

She has more than two decades of experience in communications, reputation management and corporate social responsibility from the government and private sectors across a range of industries including energy, high-tech industrial, hospitality, logistics and consumer goods.

Vanessa is currently the Executive Director, Communications at General Electric (GE), leading marketing and communications for the Asia Pacific region. She joined GE after more than 12 years at Shell where she held country, regional and global roles across corporate communications, stakeholder relations, issues and crisis management, employee engagement, brand, and social performance. Before Shell, she was Head of Communications at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and later was concurrently Head, Marketing Communications for Contact Singapore, then an alliance between the EDB and the Ministry of Manpower.

Vanessa graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA double majoring in Public Relations, and Social Sciences & Communications, and a MA in Communications Management.

Vanessa has a long-held passion for teaching, and she welcomes opportunities to share her communications expertise and experience at tertiary institutions or with young professionals.