President’s Welcome 2017-10-04T17:46:23+00:00

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Center for Asia Leadership

The Center for Asia Leadership is a group of non-profit international organizations established in 2014 with a purpose to address social needs and problems in Asia through research, development, training and publication initiatives in the areas of leadership, innovation, and educational practices. The birth of the Center was sparked by the hope of connecting the vast educational resources at Harvard University with individuals and organizations in Asia who are working to address the core challenges of the 21st century.

Becoming Asia’s next change maker is not an easy task; it requires thinking deeply and broadly about their responsibility and service to the community, and the impact of their interventions. It is about mastering the mindset and mechanisms of effective and innovative leadership, generating bold new ideas and making them happen. It is about identifying opportunities and turning them into a value-add to the society.
We stand with our mission to assist and empower individuals, organizations, and governmental bodies in Asia to play more active and meaningful leadership roles in their respective communities. At the Center, we encourage our leaders to ask what they can do for the nation and community.

Our aspiration to serve has seen us reached out to 16,500 individuals, ranging from energetic high school students to accomplished professionals, scholars and officials, across 58 cities in 22 countries in Asia. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to help cultivate the leaders of today, and impact emerging leaders of tomorrow.

We are firmly committed to our belief and will continue to practice what we promote. On that, I warmly invite you to embark on a leadership journey with the Center for Asia Leadership to become Asia’s next change maker. In addition to building lifelong professional opportunities and friendships, you will also experience powerful ideas and strong-guiding principles that many of our delegates have described as “life-changing”.

I look forward to welcoming you in person.


Samuel Kim

Samuel Kim 
President, Center for Asia Leadership