Announcing the participants of the 2018 YSEALI Summit

November 16, 2018 — The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce the participants of the 5th annual Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit! The 2018 YSEALI Summit, a program of the U.S. Department of State, will take place December 3-5, 2018 in Singapore at the Carlton Hotel, bringing together 150 participants from ASEAN countries and the United States. Learn more at ysealisummit2018.org.

Southeast Asian YSEALI Alumni

Angel Allyne Abellana
Philippines

Nur Azrin Abu Bakar
Malaysia

Evilita Adriani
Indonesia

Mary Rose Juliet Guevara Anatalio
Philippines

Kimberly Bongon Ante
Philippines

Junver Desoy Arcayna
Philippines

Htet Mon Aung
Myanmar

Risma Ayu
Indonesia

Ngoc Thi Minh Bui
Vietnam

Shan Chun Chak
Malaysia

Chetsada Changmai
Thailand

Vitak Cheav
Cambodia

Janine Mikaella Lim Chiong
Philippines

Ravin Chobchai
Thailand

Mark Anthony Santos Colentava
Philippines

Gil Ganzon Cruz
Philippines

Mary Joie Cruz Cruz
Philippines

Hang Thi Thuy Dinh
Vietnam

Huong Thi Lan Dinh
Vietnam

Thanh Thi Thanh Doan
Vietnam

Fahmi Dwilaksono
Indonesia

Nicholas Eng
Singapore

Novita Dyah Forentina
Indonesia

Francis Josef Cruz Gasgonia
Philippines

Aye Chan Hein
Myanmar

Irvandias Sanjaya Herlambang
Indonesia

Lucia Kusolo Herwening
Indonesia

Rachmat Hidayat
Indonesia

Salai Thawng Hlaing Lung
Myanmar

Binh Thai Ho
Vietnam

Trang Thu Hoang
Vietnam

Naw Thazin Hpway
Myanmar

Khin Yadanar Htay
Myanmar

Zaw Win Htet
Myanmar

Somchay Indavong
Laos

Firdaus Ismail
Brunei

Chonlada Janpum
Thailand

Luh De Dwi Jayanthi
Indonesia

Vimaljit Kaur
Singapore

Saw Kyaw Zin Khay
Myanmar

Kelvin Zhi Shern Koay
Malaysia

Adrian Yong Wei Koh
Brunei

Cheryl Lee
Singapore

Pin Qi Lee
Singapore

Maporn Lertsuridej
Thailand

Chakorn Loetnithat
Thailand

Porhour Ly
Cambodia

Katherine Mistica Maguad
Philippines

Rahmah Masturah
Indonesia

Ohnmar Aung Min
Myanmar

Maria Pia Carmela Reyes Miraflores
Philippines

Ainu Shazwani Binti Mohd Yusof
Malaysia

Liezl Ann Oro Motilla
Philippines

Musawwir Muhtar
Indonesia

Le Hua Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam

Nam Phuong Nguyen
Vietnam

Nam Hoang Nguyen
Vietnam

Quan Ha Nguyen
Vietnam

Thuc Minh Thi Nguyen
Vietnam

Chitsanupong Nithiwana
Thailand

Paundra Noorbaskoro
Indonesia

Zar Ti Nwe Nu Aung
Myanmar

Channita Ouk
Cambodia

Evandri Guliano Pantouw
Indonesia

Thansuda Pantusa
Thailand

Phaiboun Panyasavath
Laos

Chanintorn Pensute
Thailand

Bunnath Phann
Cambodia

Diane Phomsoupha
Laos

Hnin Wit Yee Phyo
Myanmar

Sreyneang Pok
Cambodia

Prandwinata
Indonesia

Dhimas Handhi Putranto
Indonesia

Vidya Spay Putri Ayuningtyas
Indonesia

Indira Nurul Qomariah
Indonesia

Siti Aisyah Rachmawati
Indonesia

Noorhafizah Rashid
Brunei

Odom Rithy
Cambodia

Tisha Eulean Cybill Rumbewas
Indonesia

Numan Afifi Bin Saadan
Malaysia

Thepmala Sadettan
Laos

Ratchamongkol Saenwandee
Thailand

Muharram Alifaturrakhman Salim
Indonesia

Anissa Megia Sari
Indonesia

Rachael Abigail Saveria
Indonesia

Viseth Sean
Cambodia

Gyaw Shine Oo
Myanmar

Angeli Monique Gregori Siladan
Philippines

Hnin Phyu Sin
Myanmar

Chanavee Suwanasri
Thailand

Veerappan Swaminathan
Singapore

Bunhourng Tan
Cambodia

Joe Tan
Singapore

Emil Benjamin Barbin Tapnio
Philippines

Ee Lynn Tee
Malaysia

Sakulthong Thongnongbua
Thailand

Chit Aein Thu
Myanmar

Si Thu
Myanmar

Yoke Pean Thye
Singapore

Pheakdey Tous
Cambodia

Trang Khanh Tran
Vietnam

Lemuel Clark Paras Velasco
Philippines

Mrinalini Venkatachalam
Singapore

Val Amiel Vestil
South Korea

Tien Thi Ngoc Vo
Vietnam

Souphanith Vongsengthong
Laos

Wanraimee Waedoloh
Thailand

Prued Wahachart
Thailand

Arief Wibowo
Indonesia

Lai Cheng Wong
Malaysia
 

United States Entrepreneurs

Michael Scott Peters
UN Youth Ambassador

Isabela Acenas
Student at NYU

Rishi Ahuja
PaySense

Paul Applegate
Synced Smiles

Dominique Carter
National Science Fundation (NSF)

Ololade Fatunmbi
Separation Methods Technologies, Inc. (SMT)

Oluwatobi Fatunmbi
Mami Wata

Katie Fogarty
Reboot

Yongjun Heo
Midwest Design Lab LLC

Kyle Horton
BabLab

Hetal Jani
SPEAK MENTORSHIP

Darren Joe
Touch MBA

Julie Joseph
New York Medical College School of Public Health

Monica Kang
InnovatorsBox

Erin Little
RxHackers

Matthew LoCastro
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Andrew Maguire
Fulbright University Vietnam

Jerusha Matthews
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Ciara May
Johnson C. Smith University

Widya Mulyasasmita
Venn Biosciences

Jonathan Quarles
The BTL Group

Shraddha Rathod
Freshspire

Marium Raza
Elixir

Brian Reale
ProcessMaker

Steven Rodriguez
SUEGO LLC

Surya Sayed-Ganguly
World Bank (IDA)

Brendan Shultz

Kamille Tynes
TYNES CO LLC

Marlon Williams
Living Cities

Julie Yelle
University of Maryland
 

United States-YSEALI Reverse Exchange Program Alumni

James Birkemeier
Spring Green Timber Growers

Adam Brown
City of Ontario, Oregon

Allan Ekberg
City of Tukwila

Jerald Johnson
MassChallenge and Empower Success Corps

Deborah Muramoto
California Capital Financial Development Corporation

Colleen Rudio
Cascadia Business Development

Amy Snyder
 

About the Summit

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.

The 2018 YSEALI Summit, which marks YSEALI’s fifth anniversary, will gather participants around the theme “The United States and ASEAN: Partners in Growth and Innovation.” The summit will showcase innovative approaches to economic cooperation and growth by U.S. companies, organizations, and institutions present in ASEAN and allow young innovators and entrepreneurs from both the United States and ASEAN to connect with each other and with participating experts. Throughout the summit, participants will showcase projects, receive mentorship, explore opportunities to expand their work, exchange ideas on how to foster economic growth in their communities, and find avenues for stronger economic cooperation between the United States and ASEAN. The summit will also explore topics such as: best practices in innovation and partnership; the role of public private partnerships and corporate social responsibility in spurring economic growth; incubators; expanding digital literacy; entrepreneurship as a driver for community development; and healthy start-up ecosystems.

The Asia Foundation is implementing the 2018 YSEALI Summit, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Singapore and the American Chamber of Commerce Singapore. The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals: strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

Please direct any inquiries to The Asia Foundation by emailing YSEALIsummit@asiafoundation.org. Read more information on YSEALI.

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