The Power List 2018: Jaelle Ang

The savvy entrepreneur talks drawing inspiration from the women she meets

Jaelle Ang
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of The Great Room

Ang started The Great Room, a “hospitality-inspired, co-working space”, to change the way people feel about work. “We spend so much time at work, and a lot of the time in very bland and uninspired  environments. I hope to give everyone a chance to be in an environment where we’re constantly inspired by the things we see, the people we meet; and [where] there’s a certain energy and buzz to be our best selves,” she says. Her ambition to foster communities comprising diverse individuals and companies (the creative brains behind Design Hotels and Swiss hospitality schools Les Roches and Gilon have operated from The Great Room) that mirror a vibrant economy is paying off: Besides reportedly securing more than $5 million in Series A-funding, The Great Room now boasts three locations in Singapore, while another is slated to open in Bangkok soon.

Jaelle Ang

Ang wears blouse, matching slip and skirt from Louis Vuitton, and rose gold watch from Patek Philippe.

Photographer: Wee Khim; Stylist: Sharon Tulasidas; Makeup and hair: Toni Tan using M.A.C; Sean Ang/FAC3Inc using Kevin Murphy

 

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