November 05 2012
Penny Low, Member of Parliament of Singapore, Secured to Speak at HOPE Summit Closing Session
International Participation for HOPE Global Financial Dignity Forum Swells
Atlanta – November 6, 2012 – Financial dignity nonprofit, Operation HOPE, announced that the Honorable Penny Low will speak during the closing session of the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, November 14-15, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2001, Penny was the youngest elected female Member of Parliament in Singapore. Currently she chairs the Government Parliamentary Committees (GPC) for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts and serves on the GPC for Ministry of Finance, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Education. In addition to being the Chairperson on the Singapore-Peru Parliamentary Friendship Group, Vice-Chairperson of the North East Community Development Council, and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council, she is also a Labour Union Advisor, active on several national committees, in particular those promoting enterprises and social entrepreneurship, town and community development, and inter-nation parliamentary friendship groups.
Penny has extensive experience in the wealth management industry, having founded the Planners-Hub Consultancy in 1998. She served on the Global Voice Editorial Advisory Board of Financial Planning Association (USA) and the ISO/TC222 Taskforce on Personal Financial Planning. She trains senior executives and has co-written syllabus for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), the Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) designation, and an undergraduate module on Financial Management. She sits on the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Management, which runs two large universities.
In 2006, she founded the Social Innovation Park Ltd, a non-profit organization promoting thought leadership and social entrepreneurship, recognized as a leading social enterprise in Singapore. She serves on the JetLi One Foundation and US-based Operation HOPE’s founding board of Global Advisors, and is also a founding advocate of the global Earth Love Movement.
Ms. Penny Low has traversed more than 60 countries and is one of the 32 founding members of the New Asian Leaders by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF has honored Penny as one of the 237 (out of 8,000 worldwide) founding members of the prestigious The Forum of Global Young Leaders (YGL). She has also been appointed by Professor Klaus Schwab, Chairman and Founder of the WEF at a Davos meeting, as the official link between the YGL and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. She recently completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 2007, Penny was honored as a Yale World Fellow and a Yale Scholar by the Yale University, USA.
The two-day summit activities will draw more than 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders worldwide to address viable long-term, systemic and sustainable solutions to our economic and life problems.