Peter Yang

Founder & Executive Director

Peter is the driving force behind Empact, the social enterprise he founded in 2011. Peter has become a leader not just within Empact but also in the wider Singaporean social enterprise and charitable community with his innovative thinking and passion to positively impact social organisations.

Under Peter’s leadership, Empact has developed a unique value proposition where by Empact is able to offer very affordable services to social organisations utilising a unique combination of staff and skill-based volunteers. Peter created a ‘shared-services’ platform to provide back-office functions to organisations to improve their efficiencies at a relatively lower cost. Further Peter advises corporation and grant makers in channelling talents and resources to support the capacity building of social organisations.  

From his university days, Peter has dedicated a significant portion of his time working with different sectors to create valuable community engagement programmes and has been an advisor or volunteer to various non-profit organisations. This community spirit was continued into his initial professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) where he worked for more than 8 years leaving PwC in the capacity of a Senior Manager.

Mark Sayer

Executive Director

At Empact, Mark works with Empact executives and skill-based volunteers on a part-time consulting basis to provide advisory services to social organisations. Mark also works with social organisations to review and improve business processes (to standardise, streamline and document operational processes) and to provide financial management support (including preparing cash-flow forecasts, budgeting, Board reporting and providing “CFO-like” support).

Separately, Mark is responsible for the private investment activities of his family office, which includes investing in social enterprises. Mark has mentored various social enterprises locally and in the region and also sits on boards, including the Board of Halogen Foundation, a Singapore IPC Charity.  Mark has 10 years’ experience in private equity following his 15 years’ experience in investment banking. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Lu Yi


Yi is the co-founder and CEO of Global Health Pass, a company providing word leading health care solution to Chinese patients.

Yi has substantial experience in investment management and consulting in both US and China.  Prior to her own company, she was managing the investment portfolio of US’ wealthiest family into China. The investment portfolio she managed covered both health care and biotechnology.  In her earlier career with Bain Capital and BCG, she accumulated investment and consulting experience in the healthcare sector.

Yi holds a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University and bachelor degree of economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.