Board of Trustees
Chair, Board of Trustees
Executive Director, AEN
Abad is an entrepreneur and a teacher. He studied Entrepreneurship at St. Paul University Philippines and runs a private training consultancy company. He obtained a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from INSA Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Ali is a student counsellor for UKEAS in Manila, Philippines. She holds a degree in Communication from Northumbria University and a PgDip in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London.
Bam is the Procurement Head for Blaine Corporation in the Philippines. She holds a degree in Agri-Business with Management from University of New Castle Upon-Tyne, UK. She has also completed the Board Directors Guide for Audit Committee from Center for Global Best Practices.
KamilleKamille Ponce Perez
Kamille is an entrepreneur from Quezon City, Philippines. She studied Business Management at Northrumbia University, UK and Business Administration at Thames International Business School in the Philippines.
Carl is a senior high school student from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of his school paper.
GraceGrace Danao Urrutia
Grace is an Operations Supervisor for LexisNexis Pacific. She graduated from University of Sto. Tomas in the Philippines with a degree in Asian Studies.
Kezia is a Departmend of Education secondary school teacher from Bacolod City, Philippines.
Mo is a Dentistry student from the University of the East, Philippines. He is originally from Saudi Arabia.
Nathan is a high school student from Philippines Science High School Main Campus.
Rhea is a Research Consultant for a government agency headquartered in Manila. She has coordinated and managed projects for the national government and with foreign counterparts. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Youth Engagement Advisory Board
President, Hopes of Change, Nepal
Ajay is a youth development advocate, the President of Hopes of Change Nepal, and an IT Manager for Glocal Pvt. Ltd. He is also a trainer for Debate Network Nepal.
Sales Manager, Future Sun Corporation, Malaysia
Ali is from Uzbekistan and currently works as a Sales Manager for Future Sun Corporation in Malaysia. He completed his Business Degree at Manipal International University, Malaysia.
ConnieConnie Yim Ming Kwong
PhD Student, Durham University, UK
Connie is a PhD student and Global Citizenship Student Scholar from Ustinov College, Durham University, UK.
Chair, Youth Engagement AB
Faculty, Watkhemapirataram School, Thailand
Dale is a faculty member and an EFL teacher of English Program in the Foreign Language Department of Watkhemapirataram School in Nonthaburi, Thailand. He is a graduate of Philippine Normal University-Manila with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education - Major in English.
Eli graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, United States with a dual degree in Environmental Geography and Visual Communication. He is a freelance cinematographer and photographer who in the past has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Fusion, AJ+ and Zinc media. He currently freelances for local publications in Manila and runs a video production collective with close friends.
President, Al-Hasan Volunteer Network, Malaysia
Hasan graduated from Cranbridge Education Group in 2017. He is currently working part-time at the Youth Engagement Department at MyHarapan (Youth Trust Foundation). He started his own initiative "Al-Hasan Volunteer Network" in 2016 to serve refugee communities in Malaysia.
OpheliaSin Man Ophelia Tao
Student, City University Hong Kong,
Hong Kong SAR
Ophe is an undergraduate student from City University of Hong Kong, one of Asia's top business schools, majoring in Business Management. She has also served as the Trade Ambassador for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
RiyadhChowdhury Kaiser Mohammad Riyadh
Co-founder, Life and Happiness Foundation, Bangladesh
Riyadh has over 10 years of working experience with Bangladesh Army, Standard Chartered Bank and logistics industry. He is
a Co-founder of Life & Happiness Foundation. He is an
Enlightening Speaker and an NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) practitioner. He also holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from
Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University.
Student, Regent's International School, Pattaya, Thailand
Subhi is an International Baccalaureate student from Regents International School, Pattaya, Thailand. She is also the MUN General Secretary for 2018-2019 and a Leadership Pillar Leader for Round Square.
Innovation Advisory Board
Game Designer, Developer and Qualitative Researcher, Fields of View, India
Ani has a BSc in Electronics and Communication Engineering and an MA in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He works as a game designer and a policy researcher for a nonprofit organization called Fields of View, which develops games and simulations as tools to aid in policymaking and decision-making. He is also a member of AIESEC India and a volunteer at Abyudaya.
Master's Candidate, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Ashrika is currently a master’s candidate at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She is pursuing a degree in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management. Prior to this, she was working as a Civil Engineer for Rural Access Programme- 3, a UK Aid-funded comprehensive poverty alleviation programme, focused on improving road access in some of the most remote parts of Nepal.
Senior High School Professor, OB Montessori Center, Philippines
Dave graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree in Economics. He is a senior high school professor in Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center, the first Montessorian school in the Philippines. He teaches Economics and Accounting to his students.
FadhilFadhil Hazmi Musyaffa
Research Executive, DEKA, Indonesia
Fadhil holds a degree in International Relations with concentration on International Political Economy from Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia. He is currently a Research Executive in the Qualitative Department of DEKA Marketing Research.
JeffAtty. Jefferson Sto. Tomas
Corporate Lawyer, Philippines
Jeff works as a Corporate Legal Counsel for a thrift bank in the Philippines. He also mentors aspiring lawyers by working as a coach at Jurist Bar Review Center.
Conservation Advocate and Entrepreneur, Philippines
Kaye graduated from University of the Philippines Los Banos with a degree in Agri-Business Management. She is the General Manager of Gubat Agritech Industries Co. and a Marketing Officer for a social enterprise called Lola Sayong Eco-Surf Camp in Sorsogon, Philippines. She is also a volunteer for Save Philippine Seas.
Chair, Innovation AB
Project Manager, Axis Research, Vietnam
Mae is a BS Development Communication graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Banos and currently taking her MA in Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam working as a Project Manager at Axis Research.
SashDr. Saswata Sanyal
Independent Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant, India
Sash graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok with a PhD in Disaster Studies. He takes keen interest in application based and intervention research and is currently a part of the IRDR Young Scientist Program, 2017 onwards. He is also involved in various other projects and initiatives for education for disaster risk reduction.
PhD Candidate, Kyungsung University, South Korea
Tawan graduated from
Chulalongkorn University and obtained MSc in Management of Recreation
Tourism. She is a PhD candidate at Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea.
Academic Advisory Board
Innovation Lead, HarvestGrid, India
Ameya is a Technology Intrapreneur based in Pune, India. Ameya is an Engineer and holds an MA in Public Administration. He works towards building technology solutions at the crossroads of agriculture and public policy for building a sustainable agri-ecosystem. As a passion, Ameya is active in TEDxPune for Community Development.
Education and Development Communication Specialist, Philippines
Clarisse has a masterʼs degree in education leadership and management development from National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. She also has bachelorʼs and masterʼs degrees in development communication from UPLB. Her work intersects communication and educational planning and policy for development. Her research interests include higher education and education in the context of global shifts and movements.
KeithKeith Einstein Pon
Instructor, MSU Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Philippines
Keith is a College Instructor at Mindanao State University - Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He completed his YSEALI Academic Fellowship at University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
Researcher and Science Communication Specialist,
Marie has an MSc in Sustainability, Culture, and Development from Durham University, UK and a BSc in Development Communication (Major in Science Communication, Minor in Environmental Science) from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She engages in research and science communication in the areas of agriculture and environment.
Villa International School, Male, Maldives
Nihan graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master’s Degree in Education and has recently completed Master of Arts in Social Policy. She currently works as the Deputy Principal of Villa International High School in the Maldives and volunteers for Maldivian Red Crescent.
RehanRehan Ul Haq
PhD Candidate and Research Associate, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Rehan is a veterinary doctor and now pursuing his Ph.D. in Natural Resources Management at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He is a research associate at WEMS Asia (Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System).
SalveMaria Salve Vasquez
Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños,
Salve holds a Master's degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics, UPLB.
SharanDr. Sharan Kumar Shetty
Chair, Academic AB, Associate Professor, Manipal International University, Malaysia
Sharan is an Associate Professor of International Finance and Banking at Manipal International University. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Banking and Financial Inclusion. His research interests include entrepreneurship and leadership for sustainability, learning and motivation, and financial inclusion.
Associate, The Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Austria
Thi works for the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, particularly on human trafficking and forced labour with the Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking Initiative. She has an MSc in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a BCA in International Business from the Victoria University of Wellington.
YoffieYoffie Kharisma Dewi
Neurolinguist and Lecturer,
Andalas University, Indonesia
Yoffie is an English Lecturer at Andalas University in Indonesia. She received her degree in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the same university. Her research interests are neuro-psycholinguistics in the ELT classroom and Mind Brain, and Education.