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Our People

Want to know how passionate we are when it comes to what we do? Find more about the EAF team below.

Ryan Figuereido has worked in the social change space for over 20 years. He is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Oxford University. He has been a strategic consultant in KPMG and PwC and has taught at the University of Leicester. He has also held leadership roles in NGOs like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and APCOM Foundation. He hopes that his unique experience in both the for-profit and non- profit sectors will help him inspire and affect long lasting social change.

founder And Executive Director


Valaiporn Chalermlapvoraboon recently graduated from Mahidol University International College with a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts and a focus on Media and Communication. She is passionate about social justice issues. In 2019, she created a collaborative social awareness campaign #helpyourfriends together with a counseling center called MU friends. The campaign was instrumental in educating the friends of those dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, and stress so that they could better support their friends.

Communication and Advocacy officer

Our Directors and Advisors

Dr Kai Jonas

Board Treasurer

Clélia Compas

Programme Advisor

Saiganesh Krishnamoorthi

Board Secretary

Our Partners

We are committed to making leaps of faith and imagination with our partners. We partner with a wide range of stakeholders from the profit and non profit sector to co-create innovative solutions that address the challenges our communities face.


“EAF’s work is anchored on feminist and human rights principles. It was established to address the LGBTI+ communities’ practical and strategic needs across a range of development issues in Asia. Our mission is to address blind spots in LGBTI+ programming by partnering and to co-create solutions with community organisations in the region. The Foundation will incubate innovations for inclusion and support communities’ access to resources in order to accelerate successful models on the ground. EAF will collaborate with donors, policymakers, government bodies, businesses, academics and UN agencies to build an ecosystem of greater awareness around these issues. The Foundation is committed to developing an architecture of partnership and solidarity, one that truly fosters sharing and learning.”

Ryan Figueiredo

Founder and Executive Director