As I am currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, I would like to strengthen my entrepreneurial and management skills and broaden my knowledge through cross-cultural learning. The knowledge acquired from the workshop will benefit my own future as well as my country’s future.
I graduated from Peking University, majoring in International Political Economy, and will be heading to University of Oxford this year for the Master’s program in Public Policy. I was actively involved in the ASEAN student community in Beijing and initiating the first-ever ASEAN Youth Summit in December 2016. I am particularly interested in the study of socio-economic development in the ASEAN region and hope to soon embark on a career that will help Singapore deepen economic cooperation in ASEAN and promote the growth of the region as a whole. I firmly believe that people-to-people interaction at all levels of society is vital in promoting stronger ties in the ASEAN region.
I am Ngu Wah Aung from Myanmar, currently working as an investment analyst at the KBZSC Securities Co., Ltd. My core values center on being a credible and active listener in every conversation, so people tend to enjoy talking with me. I strongly believe that everything is possible and the outcome varies depending on our degree of passion for a particular goal!
I am 23 years old and come from Kota Bharu, a small town in Malaysia. I am the youngest of all my female siblings. Currently, I am pursuing a Law Degree from Multimedia University, Melaka Campus. I love exploring new things to enrich myself with knowledge and experience thrilling adventures. Through my contributions, I hope to make the world a better place.
Four years ago, I travelled to northern Laos and saw countless poor communities with children who do not have adequate clothing, clean water, and healthy food. This experience shaped my thinking and made me determined to support these communities. For that reason, I decided to study community development.
I completed my Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology at Can Tho University. I consider myself one in the next generations to take responsibility for the development of our country. As an aspiring scientist, I aim to not only master my field, but also to decipher the picture of the outside world.
I am a young passionate woman. Through my work, I dream of making change in my community. Currently, I have two social enterprises in the tourism sector, whose visions are empowering young female students and giving back to the community through tourism. I love what I do and seeing how my work brings real value to people.
My passion is to serve and make an influence in my country’s development, which led me to pursue a career at the National Economic and Development Authority. As an economic development specialist, I provide technical support in coordinating formulation, reviewing and monitoring the implementation of national plans and policies for the socio-economic development of the country.
I am a football enthusiast and president of Brunei Student Association in UCSI University, Malaysia with a passion for social development, combating global warming, mechanical engineering, and social activities. Through my networking and ability to lead, I have been appointed as a committee member in a variety of social organizations and clubs at UCSI University.
I am currently a Power Marketing Analyst for First Gen Power Corp. In this role, I help businesses with their sustainability initiatives by procuring their energy supplies only from green sources. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ateneo de Manila University as a Management Engineering scholar with a Minor in Development Management. Outside of work, I volunteer for 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines to mobilize more Filipino youth to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the country. I believe that the path towards sustainable development starts by envisioning a low-carbon world, and that entails supporting clean, indigenous, and renewable sources of energy.
I graduated, magna cum laude at the top of my B.S. Economics Class at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Because of my outstanding academic and leadership records, I was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Economics Students of the Philippines by the Junior Philippine Economic Society and the Most Outstanding Scholar of the Year by the PUP Honors’ Society. I am currently working as a planning specialist at the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, while pursuing my Master’s in Development Economics at the University of the Philippines–School of Economics.
I am a fourth-year student at the University of Economics HCMC. I love engaging in international events which help boost my confidence and knowledge. Hopefully, through this event, I will have better understanding of AEC and enhance what the youth can contribute to the development of their country and region.
I am from Gresik, East Java. I graduated from Trunojoyo University, majoring in Informatics Engineering last year. I am currently a chief technical officer and co-founder of Wihfit, a startup company that focuses on health and sport and raises public awareness of the importance of health in Indonesia.
I have been involved in economic development through entrepreneurship of underprivileged communities in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal since 2009. My primary focus is to help these communities enhance their economic wealth through the improving their business models. This experience taught me about the importance of giving the poor support and empowering them through more sustainable and impactful investments.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. I currently work at the Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office as a Delivery Analyst. One of my duties is to assist the team in monitoring the key indicators of our economic performance to ensure that we are moving towards our national goals. I believe in empowering women and youth for a better future.
By interning at the Investment Promotion Division-Ministry of Planning and Investment, I have gained insights into the ties of economics and trade between Vietnam and the neighboring countries, especially those within ASEAN. During my undergraduate career, I joined exchange programs in Hong Kong and India, which inspired me to study soft power and cultural diplomacy. I believe that hard work, determination, and a bit of luck will allow me to achieve my goals.
I am a proud Muslim woman. I major in Business Economics and am interested in social issues and politics. There are two things in this world that I will never stop paying attention and investing in: education and engaging in social development.
I am a junior at Royal University of Phnom Penh, majoring in International Studies. My studies allow me to explore my strong interests in the international political economy, ASEAN studies, economic development, and the history of Asia. I believe that trade is a means to economic development and it should be practiced in a free and fair manner.
I am an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, pursuing a degree in political science with a concentration on public policy and international relations. My educational pursuit stems from an avid interest in the international political economy and how policies affect peoples’ everyday lives. I am currently a data analyst at Nielsen, where I use data to learn about ASEAN consumer markets.
I am a self-driven and passionate leader who is willing to go beyond his limit to make an impact in the world. I am a visionary, and my vision drives me to plan out immediate responsibilities and keep track of long-term goals. I enjoy public speaking, counseling, and touching lives.
I am an English major in my final year at the University of Sittway. I love finding solutions to problems. My motto is, “when there is a will, there is a way.”
I am an International Management student at Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatera. When exchanging in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), I joined AIESEC of UKM and got a chance to be a leader assistant of ASEAN Community project, spreading information to students around Selangor district about ASEAN Economy Community. In 2016, I was a delegate of Indonesia to ASEAN-India Students Exchange Program. In July 2016, I established ThisAbilities, a community development project that supports disabled students.
I’m a Business Administration student at Chiang Mai University. My academic interest is about improving businesses to make positive impacts on large communities. Creating positive relationships and being confident in my decisions are two of the best things about my life. I enjoy working with a team and love learning new things.
I am a young and talented agriculturist with strong motivation and enthusiasm for my work. During my time at Yezin Agricultural University from 2011-2016, I took a five-month internship at MVMW project and DoA. At the moment, as a junior officer at MITASU Consultant Company, I support small holder farmers and vulnerable people in rural communities create a better life for themselves.
I am an undergraduate majoring in Environmental and Life Sciences and a Secretary General for SCOT NGOrganisation in Brunei Darussalam. I can speak both Malaysian and English well and have great interpersonal skills. I am very interested in sightseeing and learning a country’s heritage, customs, and culture.
I am an enthusiastic Vietnamese youth who is concerned about the sustainable development of my home country and the ASEAN region as the whole. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Investment Economics, a Master’s Degree from Italy and now I am in the ERASMUS Exchange Program studying International Development and Agricultural Economics in the Czech Republic.
I am a final year student studying communications, with a passion for sales, community services, and traveling. In 2016, I received awards for being the most innovative and best Vice President of Business Development from AIESEC Asia Pacific. I love spending my time and energy on community empowerment, especially with underprivileged children and homeless people.
I am passionate about issues like sustainable development, international security, and Asia-Pacific relations. At present, I serve as a Project Officer on the Networks Team of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative, a Brand Ambassador for Aseanite, and a student consultant with the LSE Branch of 180 Degrees Consulting.
I am a senior of BS Agribusiness Management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, where I serve as the secretary of UP Agribusiness Society and a member of ASEAN Youth Leaders Association – Laguna. I am engrossed in expanding my knowledge on social and technology entrepreneurship, supply chain management, food safety and security, and inclusive agribusiness.
I am currently a Psychology and Economics student at Nanyang Technological University. I received the National Youth Achievement Award (The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) for my contribution to the community, adventurous spirit and thirst for learning. Right now, I am focusing on social entrepreneurship education, School of Gumption, and working closely with Mr. Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization and Base of Pyramid Hub in Singapore. Working on the project has given me a deeper understanding of the social issues around me and a stronger sense of motivation to catalyze change via sustainable solutions.
I love to learn new things and always give my best to make that happen.
A graduate in business, psychology, and natural sciences, I am a passionate music teacher and first aid instructor. I believe that education is the key to economic transformation and desires to see the next generation fully harnessing their talents and potential.
I am a recent graduate from Peking University, majoring in International Political Economy. I chose this major because I have always been interested in international relations and economics and found it fascinating how politics and economics interact with each other in the real world, such as in the case of ASEAN.
I graduated from the National University of Singapore last year, where I majored in Environmental Studies. Currently, I am working at Syngenta, an agribusiness company, and am part of the Corporate Affairs Asia Pacific team. My job focuses on media and stakeholder engagement.
I have volunteered for local community development campaigns for 2 years. Through this work, I help improve youngsters’ English speaking skills and raise their awareness about the environment. Other projects that I am involved with have increased the potential for economic empowerment by optimizing local sources, especially farming products. Through those activities, I have met a lot of people with different perspectives who help me understand the world better.
I am passionate about community development work, especially in the field of education. Currently, I’m working with Room to Read as a communication officer. I was part of the exchange program on the Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking at the National University of Singapore in 2013. Additionally, I participated in YSEALI in the U.S. in 2015.
I am a highly motivated youth from Malaysia who is currently studying Political Science at International Islamic University Malaysia. I am the President of National PERSADA Consultative Council. Besides actively participating in volunteer activities, I also have broad experience in leadership throughout my university years.
I am 21 years old and studying at Mahidol University International College as a fourth-year student. My major focus is Social Science in the field of International Relations. I am an outgoing person who loves to communicate with new people as well as exchange cultures.
I am particularly interested in sound economic development, environmental sustainability, peace and democracy building, and arts and culture. In pursuit of my interests, I co-founded “Ecomentary”, a documentary filmmaking project to support biodiversity conservation in ASEAN region, and “Nakrinda”, an art project that aims to preserve and promote Khmer culture. In 2017, I was appointed by the Royal Government of Cambodia to serve as a Liaison Officer for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN and for International Observation Groups to observe the Cambodian Commune Election process.
I am a 4th year student at Thammasat University, majoring in Political Science. My main focus is on international relations, particularly international political economy. As an economist, I want the region to share the prosperity together.
I was born to a family practicing agri-business and have chosen to pursue this field as my university major. Now I am a fourth-year student at Savannakhet University in Laos. I am love travelling and wandering the world. And I love Asian food!
I am a young professional who has a strong passion for empowering youth across nations to be the best they can. I am also an experienced Recruitment Consultant for a Japanese Recruitment Firm. Currently, I serve as the Country Representative of the International Youth Federation and the United Nations Youth under the United Nations Association of Malaysia.
My name is Thwe Thwe Soe. I am 19 years old and currently studying at Mandalay University. I have a great interest in the economic development of ASEAN.
I am 25 years old and graduated in tourism management two years ago. I like traveling and tackling new challenges. Also, I am passionate about learning from and sharing with other people. Currently, I am running a small startup called Green Home Cambodia.
I won a scholarship student pursuing a dual Ph.D. degree in knowledge management at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology and Japan Advance Institute of Science and Technology. I have published four papers. I am a very determined man, and live my life according to the following motto: “I must do what I have to do in order to do what I want to do.”
I am now in the process of earning a degree in Economics at Nanjing University of Science and Technology. As an economics student, I would like to open my own business in the future and create jobs for Lao people.
I am a bubbly and passionate undergraduate student majoring in Accountancy at University of Malaya. As a strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, I seek to experience a variety of community service and problem-solving activities to become a better person and to help others grow. I support gender equality and sustainable development.
I am currently an intern in the Auditing Department of KPMG Laos, while preparing for my final year at the National University of Laos, where I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, and the Lao-American College, where I am pursuing a diploma in Business Administration (English). Passionate about entrepreneurship and startups, I am a co-founder and head of business development of Tonkar Learning.
I am a 19-year-old political science student from the University of Yangon. I am an ambivert, varying according to the situation. However, I love to communicate with all people and learn about various cultures and social beliefs, which enables me to build strong relationships with diverse people. I want to serve my country’s political, economic, and social development as much as possible, as well as reach the regional and global level.
I am a sophomore studying banking and the student council president at Savannakhet University. I always challenge myself to pursue new things to improve my educational and professional development. This precious workshop will give me an eye-opening experience and make my heart grow to step forward to the world, opening up a portal to the future.
I can speak 3 languages well (English, Malay, and Chinese). I have a quirky sense of humor and I love puns. I am constantly in a battle towards self-actualization. I aim to make changes in every aspect of my life in terms of health, hobbies, and education.
I love traveling and making new friends from all over the world. I can speak Vietnamese, English, Korean, and French and I’m learning Spanish. My plan in the future is to become the first qualified audiologist in Vietnam and start a business that supports the deaf.
As an instructor at the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business, I teach financial and managerial accounting, government accounting, controllership, and business feasibility. I am currently pursuing a M.A. in Economics at the UP School of Economics and am a recipient of the Philippine Center for Economic Development fellowship grant. My research interests are topics on corporate finance, corporate governance, and management control systems. Being in academia, I am excited to answer relevant research questions and generate innovative ideas that will have real impacts on business, government, and society.
I am 21 and currently pursuing a degree in Business Management at Singapore Management University. I also volunteer regularly at the Down Syndrome Association, Daughters of Tomorrow and Angels of Impact. My goal in life is to change the world for the better, in any and every way I can.
Currently, I am majoring in Social Work at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. I am passionate about social work, human rights, social justice, and making a positive change in the lives of others. Recently, I have been working as an intern at Social Action for Change, a group that aims to forward critical dialogues among youth and communities as well as support advocacy efforts for social change.
I graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor Degree in Sustainability Science and Development. After spending some time working in Australia, I decided to go back to Indonesia for good as I realized my strong passion in educational and social issues. Currently, I am working on the project called Kitong Shop, an e-commerce platform that aims to empower women who are unemployed and living in remote provinces in Indonesia to start their own businesses online.
I am sophomore in Petroleum Engineering at University of New South Wales, Australia. My personal goal is to be a drilling engineer working abroad and to continue my studies with a Master’s Degree in Public Relations to land a job with the United Nations. I am particularly interested in global environmental issues, ASEAN communities, and adventurous activities.
After graduation in 2016, I started working as a Research Assistant in the field of trade policy. My passion in this area is to help improve the communication efficiency between businesses, local, and regional policy makers. I think this is one of the main obstacles needed to be addressed in order to achieve better economic development and integration in ASEAN.
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University and have won several scientific paper competitions related to agriculture and environment. With my four-year’s experience in managing an export-import of books and clothes business, my team and I won of the National Business Plan Competition in 2016.
I am currently a sophomore in Foreign Trade University. I have an abiding passion for e-commerce and business. My deepest wish is to develop a start-up ecosystem in Viet Nam and I am fulfilling my dream by keep learning and contributing.
I am an undergraduate majoring in International Studies at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh. My inspiration comes from my mom who helps me pursue an education from one of the prestigious universities in Cambodia. I believe that this program will allow me to learn, explore new things, make new friends, and improve my leadership skills.
“Don’t just dream, but take action.” Everyone has their own dream, but not everyone can achieve their dream because they never take action to make it come true. I believe that everything is possible and there are various ways to achieve your dream. To make your dream a reality, all you need to do is develop a clear plan with action steps, and then follow the plan with passion.
I graduated with honors from University of the Philippines School of Economics with a Bachelor Degree in Business Economics in 2014 and earned a Master’s Degree (Master of Arts in Economics) in 2016. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics and working as a research specialist at the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies. My lifelong passion is to create research outputs that influence policies for better outcomes. My previous research focused on governance-related topics such as federalism, local public finance, and tax reform.
I graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees from the National University of Laos, majoring in Planning and Development Economics, and the Lao-American College, majoring in Business Administration (English program). Recently, I received a scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Economics in Thailand. In the future, I hope to work for an NGO in Laos.
I graduated from Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT)’s Liberal Arts Program (LAP) with the specialized major in Business Studies. In addition, I am a final year student at Taunggyi University (Distance) majoring in English. My personality type is water meaning that I am people oriented. As a passive leader, I effectively support others behind the scenes and bring people together to build a brighter future.
A graduate of B.S. Agribusiness Management at University of the Philippines (UP), I am an advocate of development. I have engaged in volunteering activities for UP SIBOL and UP Agribusiness Society, whose objectives are uplifting the life of the marginalized people. As a member of the policy division of the Department of Agriculture, I am mainly involved in research, consultations, and policy reviews relating to the agriculture and fishery sectors. I am also part of the Philippine Negotiating Team for various trade agreements, especially for ASEAN plus 6.
I am a 20-year-old Engineering student, who aspires to make myself a better person and the world a better place.
I am in the process of earning a M.A. in Economics at the School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Also, I’m a Certified Public Accountant who obtained a B.S. Degree in Accountancy from the Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. My interests include management advisory services, quality control, econometrics, international trade, public policy, and big data analysis. I endeavor to contribute to society through my research, learning about management and policies, and gaining insights by observing diverse cultures.
I am a rising third year student at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) and am currently interning at The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center (LPSD) in Hanoi. I am passionate about migration, environmental, and gender issues and would like to pursue a career related to international and/or public interest law. In pursuit of my interests, I interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) branch office in Kuala Lumpur and Peter Low & Choo LLC, a law firm known for public interest litigation in Singapore, among other organizations. I am constantly seeking out new opportunities to create positive social change and hope to make advocacy more prominent and relevant in Singapore.
To finance my tertiary education, my mother worked as a domestic helper in Singapore. With the belief that I will be able to help my family in the future through success in education, I strived hard and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. Economics. After graduation, I did agricultural research and development, taught economics to college students, and processed official development assistance from World Bank and Asian Development Bank to finance development projects in the Philippines. Then, I decided to take graduate studies in development economics to advance my goal of contributing to the nation’s welfare. Now, I strive in research and development since I believe that sound development policies are founded by good quality empirical research results.
Trekking the ridges of Panay and Negros Island, I have reached far-flung communities and little villages, emerged with the people in the community, and listened to their stories and experiences on how they were able to survive on their everyday lives. My passion paved way for me to work in community development by promoting sustainable livelihood among the people in the mountainous areas and far-flung communities. I also believe in people-centered programs and initiatives to identify their needs without compromising the cultures and traditions of the community.
I am a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Jakarta, where I consult some of the biggest companies and governments in South East Asia. My main expertise is Financial Institution and Industrial Goods with specialization on corporate strategy and digital strategy. I graduated top of the class from the University of Indonesia majoring in International Relations, focusing on International Political Economy. I aspire to bring positive impact to my country by becoming a business and/or political leader.
I am currently a final-year student majoring International Relations at Universitas Padjadjaran. My focus is on Asia-Pacific Economy and Politics, mainly in the emerging ASEAN. Other than academics, I have keen interest in business and investment, especially on infrastructure and commercial aviation industry.
I am an Economics graduate from Thailand, who wishes to utilize my economic knowledge to improve the community. Fueled with economic knowledge, I am eager to enhance society’s well-being in emerging countries like Thailand and utilize my skills to help improve lives.
My love for economic empowerment began 3 years ago when I discovered that my social enterprise initiative, Co-Art, could improve people’s life. My enthusiasm toward economic development has forged my plan to be influence others with the aim of improving the economic conditions of people in Indonesia.
I am a graduate from Univeritas Airlangga, Faculty of Economics and Business and currently run a family business in healthcare services named CAYA Laboratorium Klinik and Healthcare. I have been actively working in various organizations for the last 10 years.
I am a junior lawyer working at a foreign law firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. To me, working in the legal industry is more than a profession; it is a passion. Besides my job as a lawyer, I enjoy reading books about Buddhism, researching stones, and dancing hip-hop in my spare time.
I am studying Chemical Engineering at Yangon Technological University. I want to become a successful entrepreneur who helps improve my community and country. I really believe that I can become one of the youth who changes our world into a better place.
I believe in listening, especially to my surroundings, more than speaking. This is important as it allows me to recognize the symptoms and problems in our society. It also gives me insight in providing a specific way or method to tackle certain issues that plagues us all this while.
I graduated from Can Tho University with a bachelor degree in agricultural economics. I studied the role of food in Viet Nam, the importation and exportation of valuable food to foreign countries, especially rice, and many issues related to agricultural products, such as organic food, effective agricultural economic model, and how to maintain agricultural food. My love for nature inspired me to work in an eco-tourism project, through which I got to interact with many farmers who are getting benefits from the flooding season, handmade agricultural products, agricultural tourism, and various kinds of services for tourists.