The Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives is a group of non-profit international organizations established in 2014 with the purpose of addressing social, business, and policy challenges in Asia through research, training, and publications, in the areas of leadership and innovation. The idea for the Center was sparked by the hope of connecting the vast educational resources at various world-leading institutions with individuals and organizations in Asia who are working to address the core challenges of our times. The Center believes that becoming an agent of change is not an easy task; it requires thinking deeply and broadly about our responsibility and service to our communities, as well as the possible impact of our interventions. It entails mastering the mindset and mechanisms of effective and innovative leadership, generating bold new ideas, identifying opportunities, and turning them into benefits for our society. This is where the Center’s work lies—to assist and empower individuals, organizations, and governmental bodies in Asia to play more active and meaningful leadership roles in their communities. To date, the Center is proud to have served over 42,000 individuals, worked with over 700 organizations through a regional network connecting 83 cities in 31 countries in Asia, and published 12 books. Founded and headquartered in Boston, the Center hosts regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, and Manila.
Hungsoo S. Kim