Executive Committee

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Robin joined SIWA in August 2015 and served as Newsletter Manager from 2015-16 and VP Brand Communications from 2016-18. A dual American-Portuguese citizen, after finishing her MBA, she worked for Deloitte as a management consultant in New York and Lisbon.

She then moved into the non-profit sector, managing fundraising and communications projects for breast cancer charities in Portugal and Belgium. After 15 years in Europe, Robin and her family moved to Seoul and are enjoying the chance to explore Asia.



Flory Schrader joined SIWA right after she and her husband moved to Seoul, in March 2018. She is from the south of The Netherlands, where she worked as a hearing care professional after studying for Speech Therapy. She has been a volunteer at a leisure youth club for more than 10 years. It’s her first time living abroad, but she’s enjoying every minute of it. In her free time she loves traveling the country with her husband, shopping, eating Korean food, and learning all about Korean language and culture.


Vibha is an Indian citizen by nationality. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was working for Ernst & Young as an audit manager in Mumbai, India. She has worked in the Finance and Audit sector for 15 years. Her family relocated to Singapore in 2014 and thereafter to Seoul in Jan 2017.

She joined SIWA in August 2017 and volunteered in the planning team of the SIWA Bazaar held in October 2017.

She spends her time learning Korean and absorbing all that Korea offers in terms of experiences and enjoying the landscapes in this beautiful country. She likes to play sports like Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, etc. and enjoys traveling, driving, reading and watching movies.


Nicolette is a new member of SIWA who has been living in Korea since end of 2014 immersing herself in Korean culture through Korean classes and exploring museums and markets, enjoying Korean food and making friends with the local people.

Prior to Korea, Nicolette spent 11 years in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces as a Combat Human Resource Specialist serving in the United Kingdom, Iraq and Germany. She has completed a Diploma in Accounting and volunteers as Treasurer at Namsan International Kindergarten.

A native of Jamaica but also a British citizen Nicolette is married to a Swedish national. Together they have 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, crocheting, volunteering and exercising.


Berenice Bojorquez is an Economist and mom of two girls. She has been a Blogger at the Huffington Post and has published articles in several Mexican ¨Healthy Living platforms¨. She is currently Ambassador in Asia and was previously partner and general manager at Evolue Skincare. She has also worked in the financial industry at Thompson-Reuters in New York and as an independent distributor for Mexican artisan leather goods. A few years ago, she decided to pursue a Health Coach Degree at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Berenice enjoys fashion, entertainment, nutrition, food, and would love to share her thoughts on them with you.


Bockhee Lee founded Global Youth Fair (GYF) in 2015 for both privileged and underprivileged students of Korean and foreign nationalities to grow as global citizens and leaders. As the first Korean bazaar chair, she led a successful 2012 SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar where 7,000 people participated. As a Tours & Events coordinator, Vice President, and Cultural Connection Chair, she has been actively working for SIWA for over 10 years. She loves espresso coffee, singing in a choir and reading.


Johanna joined SIWA in late 2016, served as Membership Chair in 2017 before changing to Tours and Interest Groups Chair in December 2017. She’s also involved in the Welfare Committee and various SIWA Teams and Interest Groups.

A German, born and raised in beautiful Black Forest Johanna worked in the educational sector for several years before relocating to Seoul with her family in January 2016. Johanna enjoys learning languages, travelling, reading and spending time with her husband and her two children.


Standing Committees

Title Name Contact
Hospitality Chair Rachel Ashby-Sexton hospitality@siwakorea.com
Interest Groups Chair Erica Mitchell interestgroups@siwakorea.com
Membership Chair Leiko Nortman membership@siwakorea.com
President Emerita Anne Choe presidentemerita@siwakorea.com
Public Relations Chair Sue Ahn publicrelations@siwakorea.com
Special Events Chair Veronica Koon specialevents@siwakorea.com
Sponsorship Chair Caitlin Steiner sponsorsiwa@siwakorea.com
Tours Chair Johanna Widmann tours@siwakorea.com
Welfare Chair Sunghwa Han welfare@siwakorea.com


Title Name Contact
Bazaar Manager Tere Han bazaar@siwakorea.com
Blog Manager Berenice Bojorquez blog@siwakorea.com
Facebook Manager Virginia Chelliah facebook@siwakorea.com
Gala Manager (Open) gala@siwakorea.com
Graphic Designer Yoo Jin Kwon graphics@siwakorea.com
Instagram Manager Rachel Ashby-Sexton instagram@siwakorea.com
eNewsletter Manager Kari Royden newsletter@siwakorea.com
Enrichment Coordinator Rachel Ashby-Sexton enrichment@siwakorea.com
Newcomers Manager Leiko Nortman membershipteam@siwakorea.com
Nominating Committee Chair Lissa Miner nominate@siwakorea.com
Vendor Manager Sweta Gorthi vendormanagement@siwakorea.com
Social Media Manager Vidyasree Gopalakrishnan socialmedia@siwakorea.com
Webmaster (Open) webmaster@siwakorea.com
Website Content Manager Irene Nuutila contentmanager@siwakorea.com

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2017-2018 SIWA Organization Chart

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