Irene Ang – best known for her portrayal of Rosie Phua in Singapore’s longest running sitcom Phua Chu Kang – is the CEO of Singapore’s first and largest artiste management company, Fly Entertainment. Irene’s role in the arts and the community have earned her numerous accolades, including Best Comedy Performance by an Actress at the Asian Television Awards and 8 Days Readers’ Favorite Comedian. She was named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Businesswomen by The Executive Magazine (2008), nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004), is an honouree of the Spirit of Enterprise (2003) and was recently put on a shortlist of the “Greatest Women of Our Time 2010” by Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine.
A passionate supporter of social causes, Irene has lent her voice to the LTA’s Graciousness Campaign, Singapore’s Kindness Movement and “It Starts Today Anti-Recession Campaign for Young Business Leaders”. She was also the creative director of the National Day Pledge Moment video 2009. Irene currently serves on The National Heritage Board. “Most people don’t realise this, but I had a very tough time growing up,” Irene says. “I know what it’s like to not have enough money for bus fare. I’m supporting ONE (SINGAPORE) because I believe that no one in this world should be poor.” “My dream,” she adds “is to create a vocational training centre which will provide the skills and support needed for disadvantaged local youth to transform their lives.”
Irene served on ONE (SINGAPORE)’s Executive Committee from 2010 – 2012, when she stepped down to join the Board of Advisors.