Asia Leadership Trek II (Winter 2014)

  • January 2-18, 2014

  • Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul

  • Harvard scholars

China – Shanghai (January 2-3, 2014)

Asia Leadership Conference at Fudan University

Site Visit

  • Meiwei
  • Goocus
  • Uber China
  • Artdore
  • Lingang Group
  • K11 Art Mall
  • Haifeng Education
  • Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Leadership Engagement

  • Frog Design; meeting with General Manager Steve Boswell
  • Xinmin Media; dialogue with Chief Editor Chen Qiwei
  • The Good Earth Project; meeting with environmentalist Christopher Shallis
  • Shanghai Studio; meeting with CEO and Head Architect Ben Wood
  • Crowd-sourced Social Media Platform “China 30s”; meeting with Founder Zixin Li
  • Foreign Correspondent Club of Shanghai; meeting with Board Member Lenora Chu
  • Fudan University; dialogue with Principal Zheng Fangxian
  • Shanghai Correspondent for Marketplace; dialogue with China correspondent for American Public Media’s Marketplace Rob Schmitz

Hong Kong (January 4-7, 2014)

Asia Leadership Conference “New Perspective on Leadership and Social Innovation” at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Site Visit

  • Harvard Club of Hong Kong

Leadership Engagement

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange; dialogue with global markets division Vice President Romnesh Lamba
  • Hong Kong Legislative Council (Legco); dialogue with Honorable Legco President Jasper Tsang
  • Hong Kong International Coaching Community Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity; dialogue with Principal Wilson Tse
  • SOW Asia; dialogue on ‘Hong Kong’s Social Innovation Ecosystem’ with CEO Scott Lawson
  • Social Ventures HK; dialogue on ‘Creating Shared Values’ with Founder and CEO Francis Ngai
  • Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation; dialogue on ‘Design for Social Innovation’ with Director Alvin Yip
  • Dialogue on ‘Doing Good with Business: My Journey from Google to Ashoka’ with Jenny Jin (US, MIT, MBA)

Singapore (January 8-9, 2014)

Leadership Engagement

  • Future Moves; dialogue with Founder Devadas Krishnadas
  • Singapore Tourism Board; dialogue with Chief Executive Lionel Yeoh
  • Labor Party of Singapore; dialogue with Parliament Member Patrick Tay
  • Singapore Botanic Garden; dialogue with CEO of NParks & Guided Tour Poon Hong Yuen
  • National Institute of Education; dialogue with Dean of Teacher Education Dr. Tan Oon Seng
  • National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Lien Foundation; dialogue with CEO, Chairman and Governor Lawrence Lien
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Science and Technology; dialogue with Principal Chua Chor Huat
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; dialogue with Associate Dean Donald Low & Senior Research Fellow Yeoh Lam Keong

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur ( January 10-13, 2014)

Asia Leadership Conference “Malaysia in the 21st Century: Public Leadership, Education and Entrepreneurship” at Sunway University

Leadership Engagement

  • Teach for Malaysia (TFM); dialogue on ‘Leading Educational Initiatives in a Developing Asian Country’ with Leaders
  • His Royal Highness Dr. Nazrin Shah
  • Sunway Group; dialogue with Founder & Chairman Dr. Jeffrey Cheah
  • Central Bank of Malaysia; dialogue with Governor Dr. Zeti Skhtar Aziz
  • Khazanah National; dialogue with Managing Director Azman Mokhtar
  • ICLIF Leadership & Governance Center; dialogue with Director Kate Sweetman
  • The Trust School Project – Yayasan Amir; dialogue with Ahnaz As-Sadat and Nik Fahme
  • Dialogue with Opposition Parties Parliament Members Tony Pua, Nik Nazmi and Ong Kian Ming
  • Malaysian Education Ministry; dialogue with Secretary General 2 Dr. Zaini Ujang
  • Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI); dialogue with CEO Dr. Ramon Navaratnam
  • Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS); dialogue with Founding President Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz & CEO Wan Saiful Wan Jan
  • Dialogue on ‘Transforming the Asia Pacific and Turkey’ with Prime Minister of Turkey Recap Tayyip Erdogan

Korea – Seoul ( January 14-18, 2014)

Asia Leadership Conference “Social Innovation and Impact” at Yonsei University

Site Visits

  • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
  • Samsung Innovation Center
  • Hyundai Motors Future Research and Development Center

Leadership Engagement

  • Blue House; dialogue with Saenuri Party Spokesperson Hwang Woo-yeo, and National Assemblyman Chung Mong-joon & Kil Jeong-woo
  • Amore Pacific; dialogue with Senior Leaders
  • CJ Entertainment; dialogue with Senior Leaders
  • Citibank Korea; dialogue with Chairman Ha Young-koo
  • Kim & Cheng; dialogue with Senior Leaders & Attorneys
  • North Korea Strategy Group; dialogue with North Korea Refugees
  • Dialogue on ‘What is Behind IIA’s Success as the World’s Best Airport for 7 Consecutive Years?’ with IIA President Jung Chang-soo
  • Future Strategy; dialogue on ‘Creating a Viable Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Korea’ with Senior Presidential Secretary Dr. Yoon Chang-bun
  • Asan Institute for Policy Studies; dialogue on ‘Modern History of Korea and the 21st Century Northeast Asia Geopolitics’ with President Dr. Hahm Chaibong
  • Dialogue on ‘New Leadership Needed in the 21st Century Korea’ with Dr. Kil Jeong-woo
  • Kim & Cheng; dialogue on ‘South Korea and the Geopolitics of the Northeast Asia in the 21st Century’ with Senior Advisor Dr. Park Jin
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