Deborah Andres was born in Matanzas, Cuba. When she was 2 months old, she immigrated to Montreal Canada with her family. Living in a community with a rich diversity of nationality, race, colour, language and religion, Andres grew up speaking English, French, and Spanish.
With family living all over the world Andres spent summers in Bermuda, a few winter weeks in Miami and every other weekend in New Jersey & New York making travel second nature. A love for trying new things, meeting new people and learning new concepts and ideas developed and has remained constant to date.
This would be why 2 years ago, after much persuasion by then CEO Mr. Ang Ziqian, she decided to take the leap and came to take on the role of COO at Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors in Singapore, a small red dot halfway across the world.
2 years later, from 1 September 2016, she has taken on the new role of CEO, in Singapore’s oldest funeral services provider.
Deborah aims in ensuring the growth and quality of services delivered to the public by Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors and Mount Vernon Sanctuary - Singapore’s only 6-star rated funeral service halls. Her role also includes upgrading the skills of staff with professional accredited training.
A seasoned professional in the funeral services industry; she brings a wealth of experience to Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors following an illustrious career with the world’s leading association of funeral directors – the United States National Funeral Directors Association. She spent over 14 years with the US NFDA rising to the role of Vice-President of International Relations.
At the NFDA, Deborah‘s role included establishing, servicing, and managing relationships with prospective members spanning globally. She showed her mantle by increasing international membership by 300%. She also increased international exhibitors and attendance – both by 200%. She also established a top performing international division from the ground up and enhanced public image and recognition of the NFDA within the global market.
A Canadian national from Montreal, Quebec, Deborah is a Bachelor of Science (Police Technology) graduate of the John Abbott College. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, she is Member of FIAT-IFTA (International Federation of Thanatologists Association) and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).