Leon Oei joined HD as a consultant in 2017. He works on preventing escalations in tensions in the South China Sea. Prior to joining HD, Leon spent three years at a foreign embassy in Singapore facilitating international trade within Southeast Asia. Leon holds an MSc. in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) where he held the RSIS scholarship from 2015-2016. He graduated magna cum laude from the Singapore Management University with a BSc. in Political Science and Economics.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
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