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Role Players 2019

Rilla Melati

Director, Creative Content
Mini Monsters Limited (Singapore)

Rilla Melati builds creative content for the classroom and television. She is an educator, author, entrepreneur and TV presenter and pioneered Malay speech and drama programmes in Singapore schools. The author of over 20 children's books, Rilla is the 2017 National Arts Council recipient of the AnugerahPersuratan (Literary Award – Children's Fiction).

She sits in the National Library Board's Malay Reading Advisory Panel and was head judge of the Asian Scholastic Picture Book Award in 2017. On the public front, Rilla is an established TV presenter with over 40 years of experience having started her career as a child star with Singapore's main television network Mediacorp. She anchored Singapore's highest rated live talkshow "Rudy & Rilla" for six seasons and has won SuriaMediacorp'sBest Presenter Award five consecutive times.

In the field of business, Rilla was awarded the Women Entrepreneur Awards (Stellar Category) for Promising Women Entrepreneur in 2018 and was awarded the Entrepreneur Honoree Award by the Singapore Malay Chambers of Commerce & Industry in 2017.

Rilla is presently the Director of Mini Monsters Limited, an educational company focused on the development and creation of original Singapore-made bilingual content for children.