Regional Leadership Team


INTERNATIONAL


Tai Tolman

President, APAC and LATAM

Born in Hawaii with roots in New Zealand, Taitama (Tai) Tolman has defined his life and career to an extraordinary degree by his global experience and understanding of local mindset. He has spent the last 17 years as Young Living’s general manager, vice president, and regional president over APAC and other regions. With more than 20 years of experience managing all customer-facing business units and operational functions in international markets, Tai has left his mark at Young Living by successfully launching, repairing, and developing markets in countries across the globe. He graduated with a degree in global economics and French from Brigham Young University and has earned MBA degrees from both UCLA and the National University of Singapore.

Tai and his wife, Tanya, and their four children currently live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they are engaged members of the community as well as fitness enthusiasts, gym owners, and weekend rugby coaches and players. Tai’s go-to Young Living products of choice are Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ essential oil and Éxito essential oil blend.

APAC


Rick Arnold
General Manager, Australia and New Zealand

Rick has an outstanding 30-year record in the direct sales industry. He’s spent 18 years in corporate management and an additional 10 years as a top distributor with a major industry leader.

Rick holds a diploma of education, majoring in science, music, psychology, and English. He also has a Certificate IV in frontline management and a graduate certificate in business management from Adelaide University. As general manager of Australia and New Zealand, Rick is passionate about Young Living, its unique products, and company philosophy and feels a personal connection to its mission.
Toshimitsu Nakagawa
General Manager, Japan

Born and raised in Japan, Toshi moved to Oregon, USA, during his sophomore year of high school. He went on to study information systems in Hawaii during college. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Globis University in Japan.

Toshi has extensive experience in the network marketing business after working for five major global direct sales companies for nearly 10 years in sales and 10 years in marketing. Since joining Young Living in 2019, he served as the senior director of sales and marketing before becoming country manager of Japan.

His favorite Young Living products are Peppermint and Sacred Frankincense™ essential oils and the Believe™ essential oil blend.
Vance Yuan
General Manager, Greater China

Vance joined Young Living in 2016, bringing with him a deep understanding of health products, in-depth knowledge of global markets, and extensive experience in various industries, including pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and direct sales. He earned his master of science in pharmaceuticals from the Graduate Institute of Taipei Medical University.

After graduating, he worked as a sales representative and then product manager for MSD Taiwan, a subsidiary of Merck. He later signed on with Sanofi, a health and life sciences organization, as a senior product manager. In 2014, Vance began work as Nu Skin’s education director for greater China. Within a year, he oversaw the marketing departments for both Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is enthusiastic about leading Young Living’s greater China region to even greater success.

Vance is married with one son. He loves reading and traveling with his family and friends. His favorite Young Living product is Jade Lemon essential oil because it’s sourced from his home country of Taiwan.

Adeline Law
General Manager, Malaysia

With 15 years in advertising and close to a decade in the direct sales industry, specializing in regional category management, Adeline knows about the importance of establishing brand leadership. After only two years as general manager over the Malaysian market, she led her team to rank among the top five markets outside the U.S., with the highest revenue and enrollments in 2021. She credits this achievement to her dedicated team and to the astute leadership of the brand partners in Malaysia.

When she is not devoting her free time to charitable causes, Adeline loves exploring art museums, discovering new music, and raving about Star Wars. To keep her going during the day, she relies on Dorado Azul, Vetiver, Believe™, and Raven™. She keeps Tranquil™ and Fresh Breeze Roll-Ons by her bedside for her evening wind-down.

Franco Silva
General Manager, Philippines and Korea

Franco brings with him over 12 years of direct-selling experience in various roles such as marketing, sales channel management, IT, project management, and brand management. Since he started in Young Living Global Sales Operations in 2017, he has led one of the largest recorded sales campaigns in company history. He’s spent his recent years in Young Living in Asia-Pacific, where he has provided leadership and strategic oversight to the region’s teams and, in the process, played a key role in the growth of the Asian markets. Franco lives by Gary’s heart-centered, authentic style of leadership as he takes the helm of Young Living Philippines and Korea.

Franco is a strong believer of essential oils’ capabilities to change lives. He thanks amazing Young Living members from all around the world for everything he’s learned about these valuable resources. In his personal time, Franco enjoys traveling, running, scuba diving, and sound healing therapies. He is a certified rockhound, mining for crystals and other earth treasures whenever he can.
Abbie Cheung
General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau

Abbie comes from a well-blended background of wellness education and event marketing. She is a home-grown Young Living leader who focuses on leading with empathy. After joining Young Living in 2014 in Hong Kong, Abbie played a leading role in establishing the strong foundation of success that has earned Young Living its excellent reputation in Hong Kong and Macau. More recently, Abbie spent the past few years pioneering the first regional leadership team overseeing marketing and events efforts across APAC. Abbie now focuses on inspiring the Hong Kong market to new heights with the help of her sharply honed experience and long-term perspective.

Away from work, Abbie enjoys nature with her husband and daughter. She uses her favorite Young Living products, Valor®, Grounding™, and Northern Lights Black Spruce, to keep her balanced.




Ksatrio Yudho Sampurno
General Manager, Indonesia

With over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and an MBA from Southampton Business School, Yudho knows how to help a company grow. His collaborative approach and habit of pushing past limits have helped him make his mark in the direct-selling industry in his country. In his roles at Tupperware and Amway, he was responsible for both local and APAC markets.

Yudho’s fascination with the power of high-quality essential oils led him to Young Living in April 2019 as the sales and marketing director in Indonesia. The company quickly recognized his strong strategic and tactical thinking skills and appointed him country manager in October 2019.

Outside the office, he balances his time with his wife and two children, his automotive hobby, connecting with nature, and his passion for charity work. His favorite Young Living products are Peppermint essential oil and the Thieves®, DiGize®, and R.C.™ essential oil blends.




Lydia Aw
General Manager, Singapore

Lydia came to Young Living with more than 20 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, where she took on functional leadership and general management roles across Asia. She is a versatile professional with extensive experience in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business channels, having led marketing and sales teams in mature and fast-growing businesses.

Throughout her career, Lydia has consistently delivered results in challenging environments. She also has successfully led culture change toward a winning mindset and teamwork. Lydia is passionate about people and has a proven ability to inspire and lead high-performing teams. She is married with four children and loves to travel, read, and sing during her free time.



AMERICAS


LATIN AMERICA

Manuel Ramirez
Country Manager, Mexico

Manuel Ramirez first discovered Young Living in 1997 when he met with Founder D. Gary Young to explore a business partnership. While that partnership did not materialize, when Manuel had the opportunity to join the Young Living team, he was excited to do so.

Manuel boasts 24 years in the direct sales industry, as well as degrees in both chemistry and pharmacology. He worked for numerous companies, including Morinda Inc., 4Life Research, Market America, and Jeunesse Global, managing sales and marketing teams and serving as a general manager.

Manuel has been happily married for 23 years and has two beautiful daughters. When he’s not creating strategies for the Mexico market, he loves spending time with his family, rowing, attending the theatre, and surrounding himself with friends and family. His favorite Young Living products include mint and citrus oils.

Mariangela Chávez
Country Manager, Costa Rica and Panama

Originally from Venezuela, Mariangela immigrated to Panama seven years ago to start a new life. She began working as a sales manager for Young Living in November 2019, bringing with her 12 years of experience in direct sales and network marketing. Her experience comes from living “people first,” illuminating others’ lives, and helping them achieve their ambitions through development and solid, consistent strategies.

Throughout her life and career, especially after her immigration experience, Mariangela developed the value of perseverance while striving for dreams that seemed impossible. Her goal with the Costa Rica and Panama team is to help both countries become the best they can be with the support of Young Living's powerful, straight-from-nature products.

In her spare time, Mariangela loves to read, travel, and learn about new cultures. She likes beginning every morning with NingXia Red® and the Awaken™ essential oil blend. Her favorite blend, Longevity™, holds great sentimental value for her.
Carlos Melendez
Country Manager, Colombia & Ecuador

Carlos joined Young Living México in 2019 as the sales manager for the northern region of Mexico. He brought with him more than eight years of experience in the network marketing industry, as well as a passion for helping others, which led to his promotion to general manager of Colombia, and a few months later he also assumed the direction of Ecuador. In Young Living, Carlos says he has found a healthy and happy lifestyle where he can change the life of each person he meets.

Originally from northern Mexico, Carlos studied business administration with a specialty in finance at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. His favorite Young Living essential oil is Peppermint and his favorite essential oil blend is Transformation™. Carlos enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Denise.



EMEA

Kristen Tod
Regional President, EMEA and Russia

Kristen boasts an impressive 34 years in the direct sales industry, starting when she was only 19 years old. In 2014, she started with Young Living Australia, helping the company during an important transition from Brisbane to its new headquarters in Sydney. In 2019 she relocated to London to become Young Living’s vice president of Europe. After only seven months, Young Living promoted her to president of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2020, she opened the Russian market and four Commonwealth of Independent States countries. In her role, Kristen is focused on building relationships and strategies that will advance Young Living across all her regions to the next level.

Kristen is currently earning her MBA. She loves spending time with her husband, her son, and his family, which includes two grandsons and a new granddaughter. In her spare time, Kristen designs jewelry, purchasing many pieces at auction and redesigning them. Even before joining Young Living, Kristen used our Lavender oil to unwind before bed.