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 2022 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 


Social Entrepreneur and Rights Advocate, Malaysia



Selvamalar Selvaraju is passionate about unleashing people’s potential. She has over 15 years of multifaceted experience championing the development and empowerment of underprivileged women, children, and minorities in Malaysia. She has formulated new concepts and ideas to strengthen her organization’s mission, led new initiatives, and maintained team spirit despite times of uncertainty and change. Malar has held key positions in various organizations and has a vast professional network with government agencies and corporate and nonprofit organizations. She is best known for her dedication, passion, interpersonal, and communication skills, and her services are much sought after. Her passion for transforming and realizing human potential serves as a guide in developing her leadership skills.