Meet Our Team

Nicholas Fang

Founder & Managing Director

Nicholas has over two decades of experience in the media and communications industry. He was a senior correspondent at the Straits Times for nine years, and later moved to Channel NewsAsia at Mediacorp as Business Desk Editor and presenter. He was most recently Deputy Chief Editor of Singapore news at Mediacorp. Nicholas also leads Singapore market and social research agency Black Dot Research, which specialises in understanding and analysing the views and opinions of Singaporeans.

Cross-trained in television, print and new media, Nicholas also served as a Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament. He is keenly attuned to key issues pertaining to public relations, media management, regional politics and security, and defence. Nicholas concurrently serves as director for security and global affairs at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and also chairs the Strategic Communications Expert Panel at Singapore’s Ministry of Defense.
Nicholas holds an MA and BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Jeffrey Fang

Executive Director

Jeffrey has over 17 years of experience in corporate development, strategic communications, and capital markets. He advises leaders of private and public companies on strategic reputation issues, corporate development, and stakeholder management. Jeffrey has led communications and public affairs in over 150 complex and high-stakes situations including cross-border mergers & acquisitions, green field and brown field ventures, corporate restructuring, litigation, and public regulatory disputes. An active venture builder, Jeffrey is an early stage investor in several fintech and proptech platforms. He is concurrently an advisor to an Asia-focused private equity firm and an Asian investment holding company.

Before leaving his daily commute behind, Jeffrey was Director of Strategic and Public Affairs at Singapore sovereign investor Temasek, where he led global M&A communications, media relations, and crisis & issues management teams. In his 8 years with Temasek, Jeffrey planned and executed strategies on public affairs, CEO communications, issues advocacy, and stakeholder engagement in Singapore, China, US, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He served as communications lead for Temasek where he worked alongside the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry in prolonged multilateral negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Jeffrey began his career in corporate development with a leading regional healthcare provider, before moving into consulting with a focus on financial communications.

Jeffrey holds an MA in International Relations and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a BA in Mass Communication from RMIT University, and an Adv Dip in Procurement and Supply Management from the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management. He is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese.

Samantha Wong

Account Director

Samantha has a broad range of experience in financial communications, strategic corporate positioning, events management and social media communications. She previously managed commercial partnerships and client services at sports media company ONE Championship. Before beginning her public relations career, Samantha was a secondary-level educator and managed district-wide National Education committees and campaigns.

At Black Dot, Samantha supervises the creation of holistic communications strategies for consumer and retail clients, and also works closely with a pool of corporate clients on issues management and branding.

Gillian Pinto

Account Director

Gillian is a seasoned public relations professional in the technology and innovation, as well as property and fintech sectors. She works closely with clients to develop integrated communications plans to meet a wide range of objectives and goals - from year-long public awareness campaigns, corporate profiling exercises, corporate events and thought-leadership exercises.

Gillian has deep experience working with various B2B technology firms to execute PR campaigns and industry events within Asia-Pacific. She has worked closely with the media in Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia for interviews, event coverage and thought-leadership exercises.

Organisations she has advised include the National Council of Drug Abuse, CMA CGM, Frasers Property Retail, and PhillipCapital.