- Shirley Do
- Global Operations Director
Shirley is deeply passionate about social impact and innovation. As a Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and community leader, she strongly believes that each individual has a crucial role and responsibility in shaping society. Born in Vietnam, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of seven as a refugee due to her father having served in the Vietnam War alongside of American soldiers. Her personal experiences make her greatly compassionate towards the displaced population, and encourage her to find solutions for the refugee crisis. Under the leadership of Mr. Ben Ng, she helped establish R2 Social Ltd., a tech start-up incubator in Kampala, Uganda with the mission of empowering refugees. She is based in Shanghai, and serves as its Global Operations Director.
Shirley has successfully managed culturally diverse teams in NGO, start-up, and MNC settings. She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill with a dual major in International Studies and Asian Studies. She is fluent in English, Vietnamese, and Mandarin.