Asia Leadership Trek IV (Winter 2015)

The fourth installment commenced with a visit to Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, Malaysia; New Delhi, India; and Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • December 29, 2014 – January 26, 2015

  • Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, New Delhi, and Kathmandu

  • Harvard scholars

  • john.lim@asialeadership.org

Japan – Tokyo (December 28-31, 2014)

Asia Leadership Conference

Site Visit

  • Meiji Jingu Shine

Leadership Engagement

  • Roppongi Hills; dialogue with Japanese Entrepreneurs
  • Dialogue on “Diagnosis on the Abenomics” with Mr. Kuwajima
  • Dialogue on “Japan’s Role in Asia” with Parliament Member Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi

Korea – Seoul (January 1-4, 2015)

Site Visit

  • National Assembly of Korea
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Leadership Engagement

  • Teach North Korean Refugees; special session with refugees
  • Ruling Saenuri Party; meeting with Senior Leadership
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; special seminar on ‘Korea in the 21st Century World’ with Dr. Park Jin; and dialogue with President Incheol Kim, Ph.D & Dr. Micheal L. McManus

Indonesia – Jakarta (January 5-8, 2015)

Asia Leadership Conference 2015 at Universitas Pelita Harapan

Site Visit

  • Tiket.com
  • Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV)
  • PT Medco Energi International
  • Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH)
  • Jakarta Regional House of Representatives (DPRD DKI)

Leadership Engagement

  • Lippo Group; dialogue with Director John Riady
  • DKI; dialogue with Vice Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
  • Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Club (HIPMI); dialogue with Senior Leadership
  • SCTV; dialogue with CEO & Senior Executives Sutanto Hartono
  • Indonesia ‘Indonesia Beauty Culture’; meeting with Miss Indonesia Mustika Ratu
  • Tiket.com; dialogue with CEO & Head Engineers Jonathan Sariaatmadjia
  • Human Development & Cultural Affairs; dialogue with Minister Puan Maharani
  • Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs; dialogue with Head of Policy Analysis & Development Agency
  • UPH School of Political Sciences & Communication Studies; dialogue with Professor Aleksius Jemadu, Ph.D.
  • Dino Patti Djalal; dialogue with President Foreign Policy Community Indonesia
  • Diaspora Indonesia; dialogue with Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Ambassador of Indonesia to US, Former Presidential Spokeperson
  • PT Medco Energi International; dialogue with President Director Hilmi Panigoro & Managing Director Mr. Arie Ariotedjo
  • CITIC Canada Petroleum; dialogue on “Future of Indonesia Democracy & Economic Development” with Former President & Chairman Hashim Djojohadikusomo

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (January 9-11, 14-16, 2015)

Asia Leadership Conference at Sunway University

Site Visit

  • Federal Government Administrative Center
  • National Government & Economic Transformation Programs

Leadership Engagement

  • Harvard Club of Malaysia; dialogue with Alumni
  • Embassy of the USA; courtesy call with H.E. Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun
  • Dialogue with Honorable Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
  • Sunway Group; dialogue on “Sustainability & Liveability” with Board Members
  • Maybank Corporation; dialogue with Group President & CEO Abdul Farid Alias
  • Sunway University; dialogue with Vice-Chancellor Professor Graeme Wilkinson
  • Malaysian-American Commission on Education Exchange (MACEE); meeting with officials
  • The Star; forum with Group Chief Editor Leanne Goh; Editor of Women & Family Ivy Soon; COO, Content Development June Wong; Specialist Editor of Business M. Shanmugam; GM, Corporate Planning & Strategy Maryann Tan; Group Managing Director & CEO Wong Chun Wai
  • US Embassy; meeting on “Malaysia & Asia in the 21st Century” with Deputy Chief Edgard Kagan
  • Prime Minister’s Department; meeting on “Issues & Challenges of Good Governance in Malaysia” with Honorable Minister Paul Low
  • Habib Jewels; dialogue on “Building a Malaysian Brand into a Global Brand” with Managing Director Meer Sadik Habib
  • Royal Selangor Pewter; dialogue on “Improving Malaysia’s Competitiveness in the 21st Century” with CEO Yong Poh Kon
  • PEMANDU; dialogue on “Malaysia’s Social, Economic & Political Transformation in the 21st Century” with CEO Idris Jala

Malaysia – Ipoh (January 12-14, 2015)

Asia Leadership Conference at Sunway College Ipoh

Site Visit

  • Ipoh City
  • Kellie’s Night Castle

Leadership Engagement

  • Sunway Ipoh; dialogue with Director Mr. Wong Wan Wooi
  • Perak State for Tourism, Art & Culture; dialogue with Board Members Nolee Ashilin & Mohammed Radzi
  • Dialogue with His Royal Highness Dr. Nazrin Shah and Harvard Unversity Vice Provost for International Affairs Professor. Jorge I. Dominguez
  • Perak Institute Darul Ridzuan (IDR); dialogue on “Leapfrogging to a High Income State: Opportunities and Challenges for Perak” with CEO Dr. Mazalan Kamis

India – Odisha (January 19, 2015)

Site Visit:

  • Jindal Steel & Power Plant in Angul

Leadership Engagement:

  • Jindal Steel Group; dialogue on “Corporate Sustainability” with Owner & CEO Naveen Jindal

India – New Delhi, (January 20-22, 2015)

Asia Leadership Conference 2015 at Appejay University

Leadership Engagement:

  • State for Finance of India; dialogue with Honorable Minister Jayant Sinha
  • Human Resource & Development; dialogue with Honorable Minister Smrithi Irani
  • Appejay Education Society & Co; dialogue on “Future of India” with President Smt. Sushma Paul Berlia & General Secretary Shri Vijay Berlia
  • IT & Communications of India; dialogue with Honorable Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

India – Mumbai (January 17-18, 2015)

Site Visit

  • Bollywood Complex

Leadership Engagement

  • Yashraj Films; meeting with Senior Management
  • Reserve Bank of India; dialogue with Governor Raghuram Rajan
  • Tata Sons at Bombay House; dialogue with Director of Human Resources Dr. NR Rajan & Member of Group Executive Council Dr. Mukund Rajan

Kathmandu, Nepal (January 23-26, 2015)

Asia Leadership Conference at Kathmandu University

Asia Leadership Conference at Nepal Tourism Board

Site Visit:

  • Kathmandu University

Leadership Engagement:

  • Miteri Development Bank; dialogue with Army General Rajendra Chhetri & President & Director Ajit Narayan Singh Thapa
  • Maiti Nepal; dialogue with President Anuradha Koirala
  • Prisoner’s Assistance Nepal; dialogue with Chairman Indira Ranamagar
  • Education of Nepal; dialogue with Honorable Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav
  • National Development Council; dialogue with Member Dr. Narayan Narsingh Khatri
  • National Planning Commission; dialogue with Vice Chancellor Dr. Govinda Pokharel
  • Nepal Constituent Congress; dialogue with Parliament Member Arjun Narasingha KC
  • Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation; dialogue with Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari
  • Nepalese Constituent Assembly; dialogue with Parliament Member Gagan Kumar Thapa
  • Kathmandu University; dialogue with Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha
  • Nepal Chambers of Commerce & Industries; dialogue with President of Panchakanya Steels & Former Chairman of Federation Pradeep Shrestha
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