Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan LEAD Academy

Developing leaders who care 

Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan LEAD Academy


"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet




LEAD AcademyThe Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Affective Development) Academy is established to develop leadership capacity within the SUSS student community by nurturing students through close mentorship and instilling a sense of compassion, in order to enable them to make positive contributions towards others.

Aligned with SUSS being a University for social good, LEAD Academy aims to nurture students with the Head, Heart and Habit to become ethical and compassionate leaders of society.

Through the LEAD Academy's initiatives, students can look forward to:

  • Engaging in experiential leadership training and programmes
  • Growing in their leadership journeys as they interact with and contribute to the community
  • Realising their personal growth through positive impact to other

LEAD Academy adopts a 5C framework in the design and delivery of its leadership programmes.

LEAD Academy Infographic

Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan

The Academy's patron, Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan, also affectionately known as Mama Wong to beneficiaries and friends, is an active philanthropist. She has contributed to many charitable projects both locally and around Asia, in areas ranging from religion, community and culture to medicine, music, sports and education.

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