Emigra Worldwide Welcomes New Country Manager for Singapore Operations Jo Ann Adams

Emigra Worldwide is pleased to announce that Jo Ann Adams has joined Emigra Worldwide as Country Manager for Singapore Operations. Effective immediately, Jo Ann will be replacing Simon Johnson as Country Manager. Simon has decided to leave Emigra Worldwide for personal reasons, and we wish him the best on his future endeavors. Jo Ann will oversee daily operations in our Singapore office and serve as the primary contact for client relationships in Singapore. Jo Ann will report to Latha Olavatth, our Regional APAC Director based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Emigra Worldwide, Jo Ann served as immigration counsel with the Legal Departments of several multi-national firms for the Asia Pacific region. She also led their worldwide client services teams for several Fortune 500 client companies, with her primary responsibilities being global client services, internal staff management, and business development. Jo Ann provided senior-level immigration consulting expertise to corporate clients in high-tech and management consulting industries, where her services included recommendations for stronger governance in relation to contingent workers and business travelers; and a review of corporate immigration procedures with a view to process improvement and legal risk mitigation.

Jo Ann brings more than ten (10) years of experience in global mobility and immigration, and is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Bar Council in the Philippines. After moving to Singapore, Jo Ann provided pro bono assistance to two Singapore migrant worker societies, preparing recommendations to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower for amendments to the Singapore Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.  “Jo Ann’s strong immigration experience in Singapore and her legal background will definitely add value to Emigra’s operations and client services in Singapore,” said Olavatth.

Jo Ann can be reached at jaadams@emigra.com.