Cynthia OngExecutive Director, Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP)


    Cynthia Ong engages in facilitating processes, partnerships and projects that provoke ecologically sustainable coexistence between groups, communities, regions and nations.  Her experience over the past 25 years has been in the fields of organizational leadership, process facilitation, project management and financing.  With a passion for finding the creative tension and balance between process and task, Cynthia founded LEAP – Land Empowerment Animals People – which has helped birth multiple long-term partnerships and organizations coalescing around systemic solutions and change.  Among these is Forever Sabah, the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah’s transition towards a diversified, equitable circular economy with the focal areas of food and agriculture, water, waste and soil, renewable energy and tourism.