Asia Leadership Trek VIII (Winter 2017)

  • December 26, 2016 – January 17, 2017

  • Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Jakarta, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and Tokyo

  • Harvard scholars

Myanmar – Yangon (December 27-31, 2016)

Asia Leadership Conference 2016 at Yangon University of Economics

Site Visit

  • Yangon Peace Center
  • Yangon Book Center
  • Yangon University of Economics
  • The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI)

Leadership Engagement

  • UNESCO’s Center for Business Development
  • National League for Democracy
  • US Embassy
  • Kawdai Organization
  • Assistance Association for Political Prisoner

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh (January 1-4, 2017)

Site Visit

  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Leadership Engagement

  • Institute Exchange Cultural with the France (IDECAF)
  • Tentative VietJet Aviation Joing Stock Company; meeting with
  • Official Reception; dialogue with Representative of the Government; Minister or Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education & Training; Secretary or Deputy Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth Union
  • Vietnam Television (VTV)
  • Former Vietnamese Prime Ministers economic adviser; meeting with Economist Dr Le Xuan Nghia
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Fullbright Program

Indonesia – Jakarta (January 4-9, 2017)

Asia Leadership Trek Half Day Professional Development Seminar with Young Diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Site Visit

  • Gojek Indonesia
  • Textile Museum
  • Jakarta Monuments
  • Giyanti Artisan Coffee

Leadership Engagement

  • GDP Venture; dialogue with Chief Marketing Officer Danny Wirianto
  • CNN Indonesia; dialogue with Senior Anchor Desi Anwar
  • Ginting & Reksodiputro; meeting with Allen Overy
  • “The Vital Role of the Youth in Advancing Democracy in Indonesia”
  • Indonesian Investment Agency
  • Polyglot Indonesia Mixer/ Language Exchange Meet Up

Malaysia – Penang Georgetown (January 9-11, 2017)

Asia Leadership Conference 2017 in Universiti Sains Malaysia

Trekkers participating in a Panel Discussion at the Asia Leadership Conference 2017 at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang.

Site Visit

  • Ghee Hiang (160 years old)
  • Khoo Kongsi
  • Sunway Property Gallery

Leadership Engagement

  • Sunway Hotel Georgetown; dialogue on “Heritage, Business & Interracial Marriage” with Dato’ Ar Ooi Sian Hian, Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon & Dato’ Syed Mohamad bin Syed Murtaza
  • Penang Government; courtesy visit to Deputy Chief Minister II, Y.B. Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy A/L Palanisamy
  • University Sains Malaysia (USM); dialogue with Vice Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal
  • Prangin Mall; dialogue on “Tourism, Educational & Medical, Art” with Ooi Chok Yan, Dr Mary Ann Harris, Ch’ng Huck Theng

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur (January 12-14, 2017)

Asia Leadership Conference in Sunway University

Leadership Engagement

  • Ministry of International Trade & Industry; meeting with Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
  • GrabCar; meeting with Operations Manager Wan Khye Theng
  • Dialogue with Senior Assistant Secretary to PM Najib, Saiful Azhar Shaharun
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad “Khazanah’s role in support of Malaysia’s long-term economic aspirations”; meeting with Managing Director Tan Sri Dato Azman Mokhtar
  • US Embassy; dialogue with Cultural Affairs Officer Michael Quinlan; Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI); Charge Kagan; Economic Counsellor Nathaniel Turner
  • Sunway Ventures; dialogue with Evan Cheah
  • Sunway group; meeting Mr Cheng Jew Keng; Corporate Advisor Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam; Chief Operating Officer Ms Nadiah Wan; Senior Managing Director of Chairman’s Office Dato’ Tan Kia Loke; Managing Director of Property Development Division for Malaysia & Singapore Ms Sarena Cheah; Corporate Advisor Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam; Deputy Director of Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC) Prof. Leong Choon Heng

Korea – Seoul (January 15-18, 2017)

Site Visit

  • CJ Entertainment & Creative Center for Convergence Culture
  • Demilitarization Zone
  • Samsung Innovation Center

Leadership Engagement

  • North Defectors & Teach North Korea
  • National Assembly; meeting with Deputy Speaker
  • Kim & Chang

Japan – Tokyo (January 19-21, 2017)

Site Visit

  • Smart News: Media App
  • Meji Shrine
  • Riken

Leadership Engagement

  • Nikkei Group; dialogue with
  • Dialogue on “Fukushima Nuclear Accident” with Kenji Tateiwa
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