2019 Speakers

STEPHANO SAVI

STEFANO SAVI

After working for seven years for Sustainability in the Palm Oil Industry, Stefano Savi is now the director of GPSNR: for-profit organisation grouping large companies around the issue of rubber sustainability.

Even if all the companies do not have the same priorities, Stafano pushes them to make the first step together.

Using sharing platforms to give back!

Cheryl specialized in Accountancy and Business Law and started a career in finance. Furthermore, she co-created a platform in Singapore in 2014: The Social Co, where she enhances people to step-in and self-believe.

She particularly focuses on youth and women. She led many projects o help people to fulfill their objectives.

Technology and Youth : Creating Champions!

Technology and Youth : Creating Champions!

A former design engineer, Teo Yee Ming switched to mathematics, design, and technology teaching around ten years ago. In 2009, Teo took over the robotics club of the Hai Sing Catholic Secondary School.

The students were very interested and he thought how to stretch them further. They now are among the best teams in the entire world. He was rewarded as one of the finalists of the 2018 ST Singaporean of the year.

CHERYL CHONG

YEE MING TEO

Technology and Youth : Creating Champions!

A former design engineer, Teo Yee Ming switched to mathematics, design, and technology teaching around ten years ago. In 2009, Teo took over the robotics club of the Hai Sing Catholic Secondary School.

The students were very interested and he thought how to stretch them further. They now are among the best teams in the entire world. He was rewarded as one of the finalists of the 2018 ST Singaporean of the year.

CINTIA KÜLZER SACILOTTO

When meritocracy fails and why you should care !

Cintia Külzer Sacilotto is a mother of two, PhD from the University of Oxford and co-founder & CEO of Milky.Chat.

 

Cintia was trained as an economist with international experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, inclusive and sustainable development.

 

Cintia was born in a small city from the south of Brazil. She graduated from the Universidad de Chile with a BA and an MSc degrees in Economics. She joined the Department of Economics and the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Chile, to contribute to Latin American developing countries challenges towards innovation and education.

 

Looking at broadening her impact, she enrolled into a PhD at the University of Oxford within the acclaimed Oxford Department of International Development.

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JONATHAN KWAN

Portfolio of careers

Jon has close to 20 years of experience as a career coach, management consultant, and trusted career advisor to the world’s top business-schools.

 

Currently, he’s fascinated by the idea of applying Design Thinking principles to individuals in their careers. This human-centric approach helps you further your empathy, and forces you to not just sit back and research options, but to get out there and take action.

 

In Asia, he is the founder of Audacity, a movement that provides role models and encourages youth not to be afraid of following the road less traveled in their careers. Originally from Canada, and having had the fortune to live and work on 3 separate continents, he now calls Singapore home.

NOOR MASTURA

Small step, big impact!

Noor Mastura is a multiple award winning social activist. In 2013, she founded Back2Basics, a non-profit committed to eradicating the poverty cycle for families by empowering their youth. She co-founded Interfaith Youth Circle in 2015, an independent non profit organisation that campaigns religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation.

 

Her serial advocacy also champions gender equality, youth empowerment and civic responsibility through her training programs, speaking engagements and community partnerships.

 

In 2016, Noor was conferred the President’s Volunteer and Philanthropy Award, the highest honour for giving to the community by the President of Singapore.

 

Awarded the Straits Times Singaporean of the Year in 2019, Noor also serves as advisor on numerous national boards and organisations. Her efficacy in creating social impact and empowering youth and communities was recently recognized by Asia Tatler, as one of Asia’s brightest young leaders, shaping and changing Singapore.

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JAIRE REMY

Same book, different cover!

Ivanna came to life in 2008 during an Annual Drag Party in Shanghai organised by ShanghaiPride. Ever since she has been hugely involved in the lgbt scene in China. For the 8 years she was based there, until her return to Singapore in 2016. She is a resident performer at gay venues and she even hosted two gay pride opening parties.


Jaire on the other hand is a quirky and eccentric fashionista. He lectures fashion design and also works as a fashion stylist as a day job. He does marketing and PR for many gay establishments. He also does performances as a hobby in his free time. He has lived overseas for almost 10 years prior to returning to Singapore in 2016.

MIKAEL HARTMAN

Breast Cancer Journey

Mikael Hartman has been practising breast surgery for more than 15 years. He is also a researcher and an associate professor from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He has come to realize that his biggest impact in curing breast cancer was outside the hospital. He works to change behavior of women to help them stay out of harm’s way.

 

Since Mikael Hartman also has a lifelong passion for motorcycles, he decided to marry these two ideas and took a colleague with him on a breast cancer awareness ride from Singapore to Stockholm a few years ago. By riding these 23,000km across 17 countries, they educated both the public and the medical institutions about breast cancer with lectures and surgical demonstrations. They also raised funds for research into the disease to help find an Asian cure.

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