Mary Ann Tsao is the Chairperson and Founding Director of the Tsao Foundation, a Singapore- based - but regionally oriented - non-profit operational foundation dedicated to aged care and ageing issues. Previously, she was also its CEO and President.
Tsao Foundation aims to address issues of population ageing, promote successful ageing and enhance well-being of older people at policy and practice levels by catalyzing constructive change.
Dr. Tsao has also worked with numerous multilateral agencies, such as WHO Geneva office’s Ageing and Life Course unit, and has been a resource person and technical advisor to other UN agencies, such as UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific) and the ASEAN Secretariat.
A member of a business family, Dr. Tsao is also involved with FBNA (Family Business Network Asia) as a Board Director as well as various family business and non-profit projects.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Tsao is a US trained physician with a public health background, specializing in community and primary care planning and social medicine. She has extensive experience working with disadvantaged communities in the US and Singapore.
Chairperson of Tsao Foundation, President of ILC-Singapore, Co-President of ILC-Global Alliance