Board Members
Hope Villages is a private not-for-profit company incorporated in Singapore. It has a Board of Directors, whose details are set out below:

Arfat Selvam Arfat Selvam is a corporate lawyer and Managing Director of international law firm, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP. She has been in legal practice for over 40 years. She serves the community through her participation as member of the Board of Trustees of Rahmatan Lil’Alamin Foundation Ltd, Director of Jurong Health Fund and President of the Muslim Financial Planning Association in addition to being on the board of Hope Villages Fund Pte Ltd.
Ann Phua Ms Ann Phua, Environmentalist, Humanitarian, Serial Social Entrepreneur, President & Founder, of Hemispheres Foundation Pte Ltd, Chairman of International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (Singapore), President & Co-Founder of Business Women Consortium and Director & Co-Founder of Hope Villages Fund. Ann’s social businesses bring her to many places and during her travel she became concern with the living environment, the community and youth. This inspired her devotion and commitment to environmental, education for youths, wellbeing of financially challenged women, the accessibility to clean drinking water in under-developed nations. Her other board appointments include Executive Board Member in the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), Past President of Business and Professional Women’s Association – 3rd Chapter and 3rd Vice President of the Federation of Singapore Business and Professional Women’s Singapore.
Abdul Hamid
Abdul Hamid Bin Abdullah Abdul Hamid works as a an auditor in the public sector. An active volunteer, he has served as a trustee in TAA Trust Fund (from 2006 to 2012) and as a committee member in Casa Raudha Women Home (from 2008 to 2016). He has also been involved in various volunteer capacities in the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) since its establishment in 1991 and is currently Chairman of AMP Board of Director.
Ameerali Abdeali AmeeraliAbdeali JP, PPA(G), PBM AmeeraliAbdeali, a Justice of the Peace, has been involved in social, community and charitable activities for more than 40 years. He currently serves as the President of the Muslim Kidney Action Association (MKAC),as a Trustee of the TabungAmalAidilfitri Trust and as President of the National Safety Council of Singapore (NSCS). In his professional life, he is the Managing Director of GetIT Communications Pte Ltd and the CEO of Team-6 Safety Training and Consultancy Pte Ltd. He is married with one son. He is a recipient of the Public Service Medal, the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) and the MUIS JasaBakti Award.
Ismail Bin Abdullah Ismail is a qualified teacher. He is currently involved in the following community organisations: Member of Board of Trustees, Sultan Mosque; Member of Board of Management, Sultan Mosque, Member of Haj Committee, Muis; Member, Lil Alamin (Blessing To All) Committee, Muis; Member of IRCC, Kampong Glam, Executive Member, Prophet Muhammad Bursary Fund Board.
Mariam Alias Mariam Alias Mariam is a qualified teacher, teaching Physics and Chemistry. She also teaches Islam in English. Mariam has served on the boards of PPIS (Young Women Muslim Association) and Muslim Financial Planning Association (MFPA). Mariam is also a certified homeopath and CEASE therapist.
Nathalie Fröjd Lefrancq Nathalie has been a treasury executive with the pharmaceutical group Astra Zeneca and world-leading forestry products group SCA as head of the Group In-house Bank, based in Sweden.Since moving to Singapore Nathalie is focussing on raising her four children whilst also running a yoga business with clients mainly among international schools and private individuals. Nathalie holds an MBA, majoring in Finance. Nathalie holds Swedish, Belgian and Moroccan passports and is fluent in five languages.
Noor Abdul Latiff Noor worked for 35 years with Singapore Airlines. At the time of his retirement in 2003, he held the position of Inflight Supervisor.He is presently engaged in business, doing retail and wholesale in garments and operating a cafe. While with Singapore Airlines, he was involved in various fund raising committees with JHD SIA and in the Resident Committee, as well as for ‘Peakville and Picardy’ from 1990 to 1995.
Dr Saleha Johari Dr Saleha is a retired medical practioner with over 45 years of medical experience. She has a passion for helping the deprived and underprivileged. She was a founder member of the Hope Villages in 2004. She is also one of the co-founder of Casa Raudha, a shelter for abuse and homeless women in Singapore. Currently she helps her husband in his medical practice.
Saleemah Ismail Saleemah is a co-founder of Aidha, a school providing financial literacy and entrepreneurial education for migrants and co-founder of New Life Stories, a social enterprise providing mother-and-child program with an in-home reading program for families from disadvantaged background. Saleemah started her career in the private sector before moving on to the non-profit sector working with UN Women and UNDP. She is also board member of Casa Raudha, a shelter for women and children victims of family violence. She served on the board of the National Committee for UNIFEM Singapore for over ten years where she has held positions of President and Vice President. She was Co-chair of its Anti-Trafficking Committee from 2003 to 2012. She has also served on the board of Singapore Council of Women Organisations.
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