ASEAN C.A.R.E.s

ASEAN C.A.R.E.s is the first-of-its-kind ASEAN-Wide initiative, focusing on the Sustainability and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in support of the National Youth Council.

INTRODUCTION

As the ASEAN Youths of today enter an increasingly globalised and interconnected job market, it is important that they are equipped with cultural intelligence and are supported by quality mentorship opportunities for them to be able to face the challenges and thrive in a 21st century workplace. 

With these challenges ahead, The Global Citizen Education Group aims to provide youths with the opportunity to network and learn from professionals in different markets and sectors from across ASEAN. 

With an emphasis towards recovery in the Post-COVID world, the first season will focus on 2 main industries – Sustainability and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), inviting industry professionals from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines as mentors.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Passionate Youths

You will:

  • Develop deep cultural intelligence through engaging with industry professionals and be ASEAN-ready in your professional lives.
  • Discover opportunities to interact with industry professionals in Sustainability and ICT sectors from across ASEAN.
  • Experience virtual platforms and formats to be ready for the 21st century workspace through hands-on learning experience.
  • Acquire insights on the diverse working culture in ASEAN.

Criteria to apply:

  • Open to youths in Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. 
  • Aged 15 to 35 years old.
  • Passionate about the sustainability or the ICT sectors and have demonstrated proactiveness in these related fields.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English (Both written and spoken).

Commitment required:

  • To attend all the programme’s events, masterclasses and meetings.
  • To commit to the three-month-long programme with sustained participation to the end.

Industry-Leading Mentors

You will:

  • Nurture the next generation of ASEAN-ready leaders and make meaningful impacts.
  • Actively engage youths and have direct access to potential young talents for talent development and recruitment opportunities for your organisation.
  • Be recognised as a partner for this initiative and all its marketing and publicity collaterals.

Criteria to apply:

  • Open to professionals with at least 2 years experience in a sustainability or ICT-related field of position in Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia or the Philippines. 
  • Interested in empowering youths in their sustainability or ICT-related profession and personal explorations.
  • Willing to share their knowledge about their career paths and personal experiences.

Commitment required:

  • To attend the opening and closing events.
  • To commit to mentoring a group of 2 to 3 youths throughout the 3-month long mentorship, including virtual meetings (Bi-weekly, for 3 months).
  • To share knowledge, skills, values and experiences with youths.

PROGRAMME TIMELINE

Date Time (GMT +8) Program
7 June – 31 July 2021 NIL Application and Selection process
14 Aug 2021 1.00 PM – 6.00 PM Opening Event 
18 Sep 2021, 16 Oct 2021 1.00 PM – 6.00 PM Masterclasses
13 Nov 2021 1.00 PM – 6.00 PM Closing Event

*We will be reviewing your applications on a rolling basis and would highly recommend getting your application in as soon as possible! Successful applicants will be notified of the subsequent steps via their registered email.

MEET OUR MENTORS FROM SINGAPORE

Kian Ng

– Over 20+ years in Enterprise IT, with 16 years in Microsoft Asia Pacific – Enterprise, Cloud, Data & AI, Partners
– Deep expertise & experience in Cloud, Data and AI, Commercial, Public Sector and Education Industry
– Founder and CEO of EduTech Startup, that powers several digital learning solutions, including the Deloitte Learning Solutions
– Chief Digital Officer and Strategic Advisor for APAC to Worldwide Education Providers across 13 countries
– Consultant – Coopers & Lybrand, PwC (SAP)
– Masters (Comp Sci) – Big Data & AI

Herbin Chia

I subscribe to the notion posited by authors Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton in their book, “The 100 Year Life.” This is a future where we experience multiple education-work-retirement (EWR) cycles throughout our lives. After a 20 year career in corporate planning, organization and business transformation across Asia, I am taking on my 2nd EWR cycle. With the experience gained from my 1st EWR cycle, I now focus on looking at sustainable business propositions and on building a start-up in the sustainable materials space. I am a lifelong learner and embrace two-way learning with people from diverse backgrounds to gain novel insights and inspire new ideas. I enjoy the tranquillity of swimming laps in the pool and being a slave to my rescued community cat, Willow. And I love good food that is shared with good company – which is why I need to swim.

Akash Aggarwal

A serial entrepreneur and founder of 4 companies across different industries, 2 companies were acquired. Management Executive and Start-up Business Builder with proven entrepreneurial experience of 12 years in delivering business development, marketing and operations solutions in industries relating to Technology, Fintech, Service and Maritime sectors. Diverse professional experience in international settings across Singapore, India, Malaysia, and Nepal.

Neelesh Bhatia

Creative, results driven visionary leader with 30 years of proven experience in the field of entrepreneurship education, business innovation, media & technology.

A Permanent Resident in Singapore with an entrepreneurial mindset, a problem-solver with a passion for startups, business and technology; highly skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualising, developing and implementing solutions and partnering closely with business & academic leaders. Equally at ease, managing education, arts / creative and media technology businesses and projects.

Excels in developing and motivating highly focused teams that successfully meet and exceed company objectives. Demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues impacting productivity, cost, sales, marketing and financial operations. Adept at crisis management and negotiating. Can advance positive company image through public presentations. Proven, broad-based strengths and accomplishments in:

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Eco-system Design and Management
Partner & Vendor Management
Education Management
Instructional Design
Business Coaching & Mentoring
Technology Innovation & Design
Photography
Audio & Video Production

Currently working to EMPOWER EDUCATORS EVERYWHERE through FREEJOO, the largest online community of educators in Asia.

Sandesh Shetty

After spending 16 years in Education working from Academic to professional learning handling new initiatives and projects to scale, I believe in Nelson Mandel’s quote that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” After leaving MDIS in 2018 as International Business Executive, went on to co-found Explico an online assessment and learning platform that uses AI to determine students weakness and strength using different learning parameters. The fast-paced world and technology are constantly interfering in our day-to-day life it’s important that Education starts adapting technology to become their ally. I still believe teachers are and will always be the important pillar in delivering Education which can never be replaced but technology can play a strong support system. The early part of my career included a short job with ABN AMRO bank and then a shift to Education sector in 2002 since then had the opportunity of working with University Education, EdTech companies, and Government in setting up, establishing, and executing various Education projects. With Explico our vision is to make a platform for students from different regions to a single co-existing learning environment where all the stakeholders can measure their learning objectives regularly.

Kay Poh Gek Vasey

I bring together the worlds of art and technology to power environmental education. Empowering artists can inform conversations and inspire actions that result in measurable impact for a better world.

Swati Mandloi

Swati Mandloi works at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as Assistant Market Transformation Manager at the climate engagement programme, which helps companies in Singapore decarbonise. She works with companies on platforms such as the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aligns corporate emissions with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Swati is a member of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) and leads the advocacy group’s international climate change negotiations and research projects. She represented the youth delegation from Singapore on SYCA’s behalf at COP24 in Katowice, 2018.

Natalie Nah

A believer in the ability of government, business and civil society to advance social good, Natalie Nah has diverse experiences in the private, public, IGO and social sectors, and has worked with teams and projects across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe to improve outcomes in healthcare and sustainability. Having previously spent almost a decade studying and working in the US, Natalie is currently at the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment where her role involves collaborating with various stakeholders to strategise and implement Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 and working on strategies to support companies and the government in their sustainability endeavours. After graduating with a BSFS from Georgetown University, she worked on various policy, strategy, and economics cases as a consultant and pursued a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She then joined the World Bank prior to starting at MSE.

Tan Kim Yee

Kim Yee is a Sustainability Consultant in ENGIE Impact, where she helps organisations across various sectors including tourism, hospitality, as well as education to decarbonise and transform sustainably. Previously, Kim Yee was a Senior Strategy Consultant in Eden Strategy Institute, a strategy consulting firm specialising in Business Systems and Social Innovation. She helped industry associations create sector development roadmaps in the fashion, urban planning, and facilities management sector; supporting social organizations and social enterprises to develop sustainable business models; and driving impact reporting for the sustainability practice within the firm. Kim Yee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the National University of Singapore, and a Specialist Diploma certification in User Experience and User Interface Design (UI/UX) from Singapore Polytechnic. She also reads to children from low-income families on Saturday mornings as part of a neighbourhood initiative she started with a group of friends, and is part of the Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC) in Singapore.

MEET OUR MENTORS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Majorie Labindao

Majorie Labindao grew up in rural area of Aklan, one of the provinces of the Philippines. It made her a dreamer and pursue an industry that can impact, progress, and change her nation. She is now the CoFounder and CTO of AltPayNet, a FinTech company. AltPayNet has strategically grown its office network in Hong Kong, Philippines, Malta, Malaysia, USA and Australia, United Kingdom, and continues to provide trailblazing global merchant solutions to clients based in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She is managing a team advancing through research and development, system designs, and integrations, application developments, and implementation of different technology solutions focused on optimizing business processes, payment transaction processing, and automation in an on-premise, hosted, and cloud-based environment. She is also a cybersecurity expert and certified (CISM – Certified Information Security Manager, CVA – Certified Vulnerability Assessor) in design, documentation, and implementation of a secure office environment and infrastructures audited in PCI DSS standard. She has successful integrations with payment gateways, merchant shops, and plugins for different payment methods like credit cards (Visa/Master/UnionPay/AMEX/Diners/Discover/China Union Pay), debit cards (Visa Electron/Maestro), online bank transfer, virtual accounts or emoney / ewallet solutions, Bitcoin payments, and other alternative payment methods. She is a graduate of BS Computer Science in University of the Philippines in the Visayas. She started to contribute in a Christian community helping out the young people to have a good foundation. Aside from involving in the ministry, she started to provide free technical tutorials to those who would need in their studies. At AltPayNet, she opened the paid Internship Program giving opportunity to IT, engineering, and computer science students on their undergraduate study requirements and expose them to industry standards while they contribute to the company’s needs. She also started the DEVSECOPS Bootcamp which provides training and bridges the gap for associate roles of the team. This is a 2-week equipping course to recall foundational topics and foundational needs on the technology stacks needed by the company. Whether they will be onboarded or not, the training already becomes their leverage on their next career opportunity.

She is now the CoFounder and CTO of AltPayNet, a FinTech company. AltPayNet has strategically grown its office network in Hong Kong, Philippines, Malta, Malaysia, USA and Australia, United Kingdom, and continues to provide trailblazing global merchant solutions to clients based in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Masaki V. Mitsuhashi, MScIB, CIP

Masaki or Maki, is a Certified Innovation Professional and an Innovation Master from the Global Innovation Management Institute.

He recently graduated from the Asian Institute of Management with the degree Master of Science in Innovation and Business where he was the sole-recipient of the TEKTONIK Scholarship Award. He was a consistent dean’s lister and graduated with the High Distinction award (the highest academic award in the institute) and finished the degree as the valedictorian of the class. Prior to his Masters degree, he took some Public Health and Medicine units from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and graduated BS Biology (with focus on Environment and Health-related Biology) from the University of the Philippines – Manila.

He worked on several projects related to stakeholder-centered innovations and development in the context of Health, Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, and Leadership. He is also actively supporting and putting up startups in the Philippines, Asia, and in Europe. He has also done researches and other literary works with some of his works published in online and offline forms.

He also co-founded the League of Innovation and Intellectual Property Advocates (LIPAD PH), a startup based in the Philippines working to make innovation and intellectual property concepts inclusive and accessible.

He has worked with organizations such as United Nations Environment, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund, RTI International, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, PhilDev, ReBirth PH, Plan International, SEEDS Asia, iACADEMY, iACADEMY Pro, and Natalie in the Light working towards empowering communities in the Philippines, Asia and other regions.

Samantha C. Betia

Samantha “Samie” Betia has spearheaded Public Relations and Sustainability efforts for Metro Pacific Water (MPW), the water business development unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), over the last five years. She has led the success of the group’s presence in major events, sponsorships, and local/international stakeholder engagements. She is currently managing the company’s Corporate Communications and CSR efforts in developing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs along with the overall communications strategy of different subsidiaries across the Philippines. She graduated with honors from University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Business Management. Apart from working in the water sector, Samie enjoys volunteering for various Philippine NGO’s.

Mariam Hazel Pugoy

Hazel Pugoy is the head of sustainability at National Teachers College, one of the most sought-after institutions when it comes to the field of education in the Philippines. Previously, Hazel worked as a Sustainability Associate at Business for Sustainable Development and has successfully completed a sustainability report for a conglomerate with investments in real estate, telecommunications, banking, healthcare, energy, utilities, and education. In addition to her extensive working experiences, she is also an expert and a consultant in the field of data science. In her free time, Hazel likes to read books on strategy and leadership. Hazel holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and a globally recognized certification for measuring the impact of sustainability initiatives on businesses from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Mia Sara Villanueva

Mia is an economist and sustainability specialist in the Philippines. She is currently a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young (EY) Global Delivery Services where she helps EY member firms in performing sustainability services to various multinational companies. Prior to her stint in EY, she was the Senior Sustainability Specialist of the University of Asia and the Pacific. She has contributed in helping Philippine companies in various sectors produce their sustainability reports. She has also developed tools for companies and government institutions to monitor and evaluate their sustainability performance. Moreover, she has written research papers on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. She is currently a candidate for graduation of the Masters in Economics program of the Ateneo de Manila University. She holds a Bachelor Science in Economics Major in Natural Resources from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños.

Anne-Monique G. Garchitorena

Ms. Anne-Monique Garchitorena is a Sustainability Manager of the Business for Sustainable Development, a non-profit organization that provides advisory services to Philippines’ biggest companies which promotes sustainability in business by supporting companies wherever they are in their sustainability journey through programs tailored to their needs. Before this stint, she was deployed in a number of positions from Project Development , Human Resources and Corporate Planning which made her the Corporate Sustainability Officer in which she provided support to the company in terms of Sustainability Reporting and Strategy of Rockwell Land Corporation, a real estate developer based in Makati Philippines. With almost 8 years in the corporate sphere, she has an in-depth knowledge on Real Estate, Sustainability, and international accredited sustainability reporting frameworks such as GRI, Integrated Reporting.

She graduated with a degree on Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning major in Corporate Environmental Management. She was also a former Tohoku goodwill youth ambassador of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths in 2012 and delegate of the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Silvestre (Ves) Yraola III

Corporate Communications | Sustainability | Market Research | B2B Marketing

Daniele C. Coronacion

Daniele is currently the School Manager of the Graduate School of Business at the Asian Institute of Management, with operational and administrative responsibilities in the program delivery and marketing of the Institute’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. Currently engaged with special assignment in design and integration of Sustainability-related courses, projects, and research outputs. Has been conducting lectures to MBA, Executive MBA and development management students of the Institute for elective courses in Sustainability. Prior to this, was a Project Lead and Coordinator at the Center for Social Responsibility (CSR) unit of the University of Asia & the Pacific, developing academic and corporate training programs in CSR impact assessments, environmental benchmarking, sustainability road mapping, and sustainability reporting. In numerous projects, served as Project Consultant for technical advisory services on sustainability reporting using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and AA1000 Standards to various local and international organizations in the energy, mining, banking, and NGO sectors.

She served as research collaborator for the study on, “Innovations for Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining and Impacts on Company-Community Relations: Case Studies from Canada and the Philippines”, facilitated by the University of Guelph School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, Canada. Also served as co-author to forming the textbook (unpublished) on “Introduction to People Development – Corporate Social Responsibility”.

Daniele is currently completing the Executive Program in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies at the Cambridge University Judge Business School (for completion in October 2021), is a graduate from Miriam College with a BSc in Environmental Planning and Management, and MA in Education Major in Educational Management; is a Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS) by the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR), and a Certified Sustainability Practitioner (CSP) by the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners, both based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), Oregon, USA.

Joshua Torres

Josh is a Sustainability Consultant from the Philippines. His experience primarily revolves around sustainability reporting and strategies for Filipino enterprises. He is currently taking up his Masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University. He loves running, specialty coffee, and the next generation!

Jonas Marie Dumdum

Jonas Marie Dumdum is Co-host and Head of Research for the Sustainarumble! Podcast, the first podcast in the Philippines that focuses on issues on Sustainable Development. He also is a corporate and environmental sustainability practitioner, and a Registered Chemist (RCh). He graduated with a degree of BS Chemistry at UPLB in 2015, and MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management at the University of South Wales in the UK in 2017. His research interests include Chemistry, Climate Change Science, Renewable Energy, Resource Management, and Corporate and Environmental Sustainability.

Marie Emilia Yu Vizconde

Emily helps people find their dream homes and profitable real estate investments as a Sales Associate for Keller Williams in the Philippines. She was previously a Property Specialist for Ayala Land Premier for luxury commercial and residential projects. During her time as an Associate Consultant for CapMan Consulting, she handled industries such as Energy, Fintech, Food & Beverages, and Manufacturing. Emily has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Business Studies from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. She earned her Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation from EADA Business School and her Master in Business Management from the University of Vic in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, she is pursuing another Bachelor’s degree for Real Estate Management in Lyceum of Alabang, Philippines.

Shawntel Nicole Martinez Nieto

Shawntel is the founder and President of the Society of Sustainability Practitioners, the One Cainta Food Program, and Modular Education X. She also hostsa a podcast called SustainaRumble. Through her organizations, she has provided food, water, electricity, disaster relief, and supplementary education to over 500,000 people across seven cities in the Philippines. In 2017, she graduated as the Program Awardee (Course Valedictorian) from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Applied Chemistry while in 2019, she completed her Masters in Sustainability Management. She served as a researcher focused on social entrepreneurship and sustainability and will complete her management training from one of the world’s largest financial institutions this year.

Jeanne Nicole Lizares

Jeanne Nicole “Nikki” Lizares is the Head of Sustainability at Security Bank Corporation, Philippines, assisting the bank to develop and implement a sustainable finance framework, policy, and initiatives. Previously, Nikki worked as a green specialist for Baker McKenzie, implementing an environmental management system across 80+ offices worldwide, and helping the international law firm establish their first ever public carbon targets.

In addition to her work experience, Nikki is also a freelance writer and a conservation advocate, lending a Filipino voice and perspective to climate change, biodiversity, and other environmental issues.

Nikki holds a BS in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines, and Master of Education with a specialization on Educating for Sustainability from James Cook University, Cairns, Australia.

Jamie Dichaves

Jamie is currently the Sustainability Manager of Lio Beach, where she crafts sustainability policies aimed at creating shared value with business locators, tourists, as well as the local community. Her passion for wildlife conservation and desire to connect people with nature is what drives her work, using sustainable tourism as a vehicle for change. Concurrently, she serves as Project Leader for Marine Turtle Conservation under the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute, Philippines (LAMAVE). Her current focus is to create a network for rescue and rehabilitation, as well as conservation groups for marine turtles in the Philippines in order to foster collaboration, which can enhance the country’s contribution to global efforts.

Arivuvel Ramu

Ramu is working as a Group CTO at TONIK (the first pureplay digital bank in SEA) heading Digital Banking IT Organization (Engineering, Technology, Security & Operation). Ramu brings over 18+ years of information technology, enterprise architecture, product development, IT Operations, Innovation, and IT Security experience in both digital/legacy banking and telco verticals. He has built and launched the first neo-bank in SEA ‘Tonik Bank’ from the ground-up heading Engineering, Cloud Technology, Operation, Security, and Procurement Management divisions for the bank. He has set up the complete multi-cloud SaaS-based banking tech running from 8+ different countries adhering to PDPA, compliance (TRM) and regulatory framework. I own the Tech vision and strategy for TONIK (Retail Neo Bank), Digital Enterprise Architecture for Zero On-prem, Cloud-Native Modern Banking with API Economy Strategy, Multi-Cloud (AWS, GCP), Data Lake & Zero Trust Cybersecurity. Prior to joining TONIK, he was an IT Director with Capgemini Singapore managing a Large Digital Transformation program for the Leading Telco (Celcom) in Malaysia He also worked as a Chief Architect (Deputy Director) for Tagit Singapore where he architected and implemented over 2 dozen retail and business banking solutions for banks such as DBS (SG and HK), UOB Retail & Business Banking (SG), Maybank, OCBC (SG), BSN (MY), RHB (MY), Citi (IN) Axis Bank (IN), EON (Union Bank PH), PNB (PH), Chinabank (PH), RBC (CN) to name a few. He has worked with various Banking CXO’s around SEA on Digital Enterprise IT Modernization, Digital Transformation, and DevSecOps implementation as part of the Next Generation Technology Roll-out. Global citizen, having lived in 4 countries across 2 continents, and done business around the SEA region, currently residing in Singapore. Married, with two sons. Lifelong hobbies include reading books, meeting people, and traveling to new places. Fluent in English, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. He holds a Master’s in computer science from Bharathiar University (India), currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Murdoch University (Australia) and a PG Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking with MIT.

Ma Flora Monica Belinario

A Fisheries Technologist by profession and currently working as Senior Manager of an international non-profit organization dedicated to conserving coastal ecosystems and initiating innovations to support marine biodiversity conservation.

I empower coastal communities in the Philippines and the globe to become resilient against the threats of life cycle shocks, crises, and climate change risks through working closely and co-developing solutions to sustain livelihood and provide better alternatives.

As a community development specialist for almost a decade and have worked in different countries in Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, the insights from all these experiences have inspired the launching of Jasconius Technologies, Inc. which I co-founded. One of its initiatives is https://www.tindagat.ph/ – a fisher-to-institution fair market that supports local fishing communities by providing them a digital platform to sell their seafood goods to consumers.

As an advocate for establishing sustainable coastal communities, I like to focus my energy on incorporating climate knowledge, resource management, and fisheries development programs to help communities that depend on catching through responsible fisheries to strengthen the capacity of fishers particularly in defending their fishing rights, protecting their livelihood, and empowering the fishing communities through social inclusion and building their capabilities.

Vergelle Parrocha

Vergelle analyze companies’ exposure to and management of long-term, material environmental, social, governance risks using the MSCI ESG Ratings methodology. This entails an in-depth understanding of the industry, including macrotrends in the market, macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions, technology disruptions, etc.

MEET OUR MENTORS FROM INDONESIA

Jemmy Chayadi

Jemmy Chayadi is the Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development at Djarum Foundation, a philanthropic organization with the core mission to advance Indonesia by improving the quality of our human capital and preserving our natural resources. Jemmy oversees the strategy development and partnership across all initiatives of Djarum Foundation.

A generalist and versatile executive with 20-years of leadership/management experience, Jemmy started his career as an engineer at Shure Inc. in Chicago, then moved to China to lead the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives at IKEA Asia Pacific, which ultimately led him back home to Indonesia and grew his career in sustainability as the Vice President of Sustainability at APRIL Group.

Jemmy holds a Master of Manufacturing Industrial Technology and Operations from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jemmy also graduated from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Leadership Program 2016, in partnership with Yale University.

Jemmy is passionate about community and environment, currently serving as the President of Wisconsin Alumni Association-Indonesia Chapter, and sitting as a Board Member in the Conservation & Sustainability Advisory Committee for YKAN (Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, an affiliate of The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia). Jemmy also co-founded “Sindikasi Pemilu dan Demokrasi” (SPD), an NGO to answer issues surrounding the topics of election and democracy in Indonesia. In his free time, Jemmy enjoys playing badminton and traveling with his family.

Faiza Fauziah

Faiza Fauziah has 7 years of professional experience in the world of environment and sustainable development.

Currently working as a senior sustainability consultant at a global consulting firm, which focuses on sustainable finance, climate change, and circular economy issues. Previously studied in Biology ITB and Management at Prasetiya Mulia.

On community contribution, Faiza is currently the Indonesian representative for the GreenFaith Fellow 2021 and co-initiator for EcoDeen ID.

Ratri Wuryandari (Rurie)

Ratri is communication and sustainability professional with more than 20+ years of experience.

After graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University, majoring in International Relations, she started working in a communication agency and since then she has been consistently building her career portfolio around communication and sustainability areas.

Her early career stories include managing content for marketing guru, Rhenald Kasali, as well as 3 years with Kaltim Prima Coal – one of the biggest coal producers in Indonesia.

Since 2005 and for almost a decade, she had been responsible for developing the overall strategic planning and operational execution of Coca-Cola Indonesia’s sustainability programs – where she also led and created communication initiatives that promote the company’s sustainability, led the partnership with external stakeholders to ensure positive endorsement, as well as ensuring that all initiatives were being well communicated to reach the highest visibility.

After her years with Coca-Cola Indonesia, she joined Ancora Foundation as the CEO of the Foundation where she worked closely with the founder, Gita Wirjawan, to provide educational opportunities to Indonesia’s best youths.

Since 2018, she took the role as the Head of Sustainability for East Asia & Japan Region at Schneider Electric and has been dedicating her works to providing access to energy to communities in 14 countries under her watch.

She enjoys scuba diving and cooking.

MEET OUR MENTORS FROM VIETNAM

Nguyen Do Thu Minh

Nguyen Do Thu Minh is a Project Manager at the International Development Enterprises (iDE) Vietnam, leading their project to create a sustainable circular economy for plastic waste. Driven by her passion for environmental sustainability, Minh began her journey in the field as an intern with no relevant background and worked her way up to oversee extremely technical work. Throughout her career, Minh has been working in the private and non-profit sectors focusing on natural resource management; sustainable development; and value chain analysis and development.

Minh holds an MS in Environmental Management at the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP). She enjoys trekking, cycling and traveling. Music also plays an important role in her life.

Loan Bui

5 years working as Senior Secretary of Human Resources Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam 10 years being a member of Sustainability Team of HEINEKEN Vietnam, top 3 most sustainable company in Vietnam for 5 consecutive years (2016-2020)

Thuat Bui

A passionate & energetic IT leader with 15+ years of IT experience including 10+ years of IT management in Systems Design and Software Development, Implementation and Operation support. Love to coach, motivate & transform in order to build a high-performance and engaged team.

Danny Ngo Son Duong

Danny Ngo is the APAC Sale & Account Management Director of Concentrix, Transcosmos. He is responsible for driving the digital transformation journey success for the clients in Vietnam and APAC.

The first steps of transformation are focusing on the culture and building people with Customer Centrix innovation solutions. Then, he is also engaging very closely with the Vietnamese government – Ministry of Plan and Investment to drive the digital transformation strategy for the entrepreneurs.

Denis Lambert

Entrepreneur focused on consulting for SME and sustainability

Tawanda Mutsopotsi

Born in Zimbabwe and educated South Africa, Malaysia, and the USA, Tawanda is a seasoned finance professional with deep experience of global financial markets, treasury operations, digital transformation, compliance, and risk governance. In a professional career spanning over 12 years across Southern Africa and Asia, Tawanda was until recently, the co-founder and Managing Director of an eCommerce startup in Vietnam focusing on Home Improvements, Design & Decor. Tawanda is also a passionate financial inclusion advocate with a firm belief in empowering communities for total socio-economic transformation with a focus on emerging markets. He is on a high mission to accelerate growth and transformation within individuals and organisations. Tawanda was voted, ‘The World’s Best Networker,’ by his peers at The Asia School of Business in 2019. Tawanda is also a volunteer football coach for outer district public schools in Vietnam who also devotes significant time to fundraising activities for orphanages.

Giang Minh Nguyen

Ms. Giang Nguyen is the Sustainability Manager for Biti’s, the largest local footwear manufacturer in Vietnam. As an innovative and results-driven professional with about 10 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility, she is responsible for creating and implementing environmental and social development strategies for Biti’s to improve the wellbeing of underprivileged communities, promote education and contribute to protecting the Earth. Prior to Biti’s, she was Program Manager for Pacific Links Foundation, where she led the training and protection program for factory workers to prevent human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain. Giang has a master’s degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Aston University (UK).

Anton Pflaum

Anton is currently launching a hyper-local cyclical farming start-up in Vietnam. Curiosity was always a major driver in Anton’s life, which lead him to leave his home country Germany at 16 to move to China in order to complete his high school there. Since then, Anton has lived in a multitude of countries, working in different roles and industries ranging from tunnel boring machines to high-tech glass manufacturing and IT. Having grown up in a very rural area, Anton’s passion has however always been food and the outdoors, especially with sustainability in mind. Armed with all the acquired knowledge and a drive to do better, Anton is looking to support like minded citizens wherever he can with advice and action. Anton holds a BA in International Business from the James Cook University in Singapore.

Trinh Minh Giang

Giang is Founder/Chief Consultant of Venture Management Consulting Group (VMCG) who has an investment portfolio of educational, training, tech, platform, and membership businesses. He is also CEO of VTI Cloud, an Advanced Consulting Partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Vietnam with a team of over 50+ AWS certified solution engineers. He is known as a tech investor, strategic and digital transformation trainer, mentor and incubator. He holds some leading positions in the Vietnam startup ecosystem such as Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Mentor Initiative (VMI) and Founder/Principal of the Young Digital Leader Incubator (YDLI). Giang got an MBA degree from INSEEC – Paris. He used to be the General Secretary of the Vietnamese Students Union in France (UEVF) and then Chairman of the French Alumni in Vietnam (UAVF).

Phuong Thao Nguyen

Passionate in sustainable development, responsible business conduct, human rights, current affairs, and public policy.

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