“Ignite helped broaden my world view and enabled me to see things from different perspectives. The topics covered are thought provoking and facilitators are deeply passionate and knowledgeable on the issues. The social collaboration platform also played an important role in helping us to bond as a cohort.”

Lucas Chong, First Vice President, UOB


Core Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

"Ignite ASEAN is far beyond a theoretical leadership programme. Each session challenged my way of thinking, encouraged me to think critically and have a growth mindset. I look forward to putting into practice everything I’ve learned and the impact it will bring not only to the business, but also my team, my peers and my superiors."

Puteri Farhana, Senior Assistant Vice President, Astro

Key Benefits

  • Unleash potential with purpose, energy and a growth mindset

  • Improve global acumen by understanding trends transforming our world

  • Inspire new approaches to collaboration and high-performance teamwork

  • Strengthen personal effectiveness by generating and implementing practical ideas at work

  • Communicate with confidence across different cultures and backgrounds

  • Tools for outcome-driven meetings and stakeholder engagement

  • Find motivation to help teams fulfil their potential

  • Build regional networks across industries and sectors


  • Designed for emerging high-potential talents from Southeast Asia companies, government departments and prominent international civil society groups
  • Average years of experience: 7 to 10 years
  • Limited to individuals on first-come, first-served basis

Programme Schedule:

19 January - 26 February, 2021 (Live webinars every Tuesday and Friday at 10am Kuala Lumpur GMT+8)

Participant Fees:

US$2,800 per person // RM12,500 *HRDF claimable


Previous Speakers


Sandiaga Uno

Co-Founder Saratoga Capital

Former Deputy Governor of Jakarta

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jasmine Begum

Director of Legal, Government & Corporate Affairs, ASEAN and New Markets



Daw Zarchi Tin

Chief Executive Officer

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Myanmar



GIFT Facilitators


Chandran Nair

Founder & CEO

Eric Stryson

Managing Director - Global Services

Karim Rushdy

Managing Director - ASEAN

Pial Khadilla

Head of Operations - ASEAN


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About Us

GIFT is an independent pan-Asian think tank and executive education provider with offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. GIFT develops and promotes new business models and policy approaches related to some of the most salient contemporary issues, including the shift in influence from the West to Asia, shifting trends in capitalism and globalisation, and economic and sustainable development throughout Asia.

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