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Weiwei Xing

Partner, Bain & Company Inc., Hong Kong SAR, China

Weiwei Xing is a Partner at Bain & Company. Based in Hong Kong, she leads the Asia consumer products practice with a particular focus on Greater China. Beyond her work at Bain, Weiwei devotes her expertise to advising non profits in operational improvement, strategic planning and fundraising.

Sun Xuemei

Chairperson, Beijing All in One Public Welfare Foundation, People's Republic of China

Xuemei SUN, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IFENG.com, Initiator of "Girls protection" and Chairman of Beijing All-in-One Public Welfare Foundation, is a long-devoted pioneer in Chinese child protection development area. Prior to her current roles, she served as a journalist for the Beijing Times, and Editor-in-chief of the philanthropy channel of IFENG.com. On June 1, 2013, she united 100 female journalists and several media organizations to launch a public welfare project “Girls Protection”, which upgraded to a special fund in 2015. In 2018, she further developed the "Girls Protection" team into the Beijing All-In-One Public Welfare Foundation, with a firm long-term commitment to preventing sexual assaults against children and adolescents, spreading sex education knowledge, promoting the dissemination of gender equality concepts, and ultimately improving Chinese legal systems and institutions on child protection.

By the end of March 2022, more than 10,000 volunteer lecturers had passed the assessment of "Girls Protection" in 31 provinces across the country, more than 6.1 million children 700,000 parents had been taught face-to-face anti sexual assault courses, online courses cover tens of millions of people. In 2018, based on “Girls Protection”, the Foundation launched new sex education course "Embrace Adolescence" for adolescents, which was taught face to face to around 150,000 teenagers by the end of March 2022.

For 9 consecutive years, she organized and held a symposium of Representative members of the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference (NPC & CPPCC) of the "girls protection" and issued the investigation report on sexual assault case statistics and anti sexual assault education to promote the improvement of laws and systems.

Awards: National March 8th red flag bearer, CCTV charity figure of the year,Beijing Youth May 4th medal and other awards.

Xue Peng

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Tongcheng Biying Technology Ltd, People's Republic of China

Xue Peng is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FlashEx (Shansong), a delivery company that has provided short-distance and intercity courier services since 2014. After Xue graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, he went back to China and started FlashEx in 2013. He has avoided direct competition in the heated delivery market with giant players on domestic or international delivery by focussing on intercity delivery only, thus opening an entire new market in the industry. FlashEx is now a leading player in the field.

Yuito Yamada

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Japan

Yuito Yamada is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, serving as Asia’s co-leader and Japan’s leader for McKinsey Sustainability, the firm’s global client service platform to help all industry sectors achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In this role, his influence and activities span topics as broad as sustainability transformation, portfolio decarbonization, and green business globalization, particularly in support of the Global Energy & Materials practice (covering players in the power, chemicals, materials, and agriculture sectors), the Financial & Banking practice (serving the world’s largest financial institutions on sustainability topics) and the Public Sector practice. After an adolescence that spanned Singapore, New York, and London, Yuito returned to Japan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics from Keio University. He has also a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Leadership from CISL (Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership).

Lin Yang

President, Innovation Ideas Institute, USA

Lin is named as a Young Global Leader and New Champion with the World Economic Forum. She is a seasoned cross-discipline, cross-culture entrepreneur, executive, advisor; Her career spans across Business-Policy-Media; Founder of Innovation Ideas Institute dedicated to foster Innovation thought leadership; With uniquely combined background in TV+VC+higher education, currently building The INNOVATORS, the 1st virtual & visual innovation eco-system for academic thinkers, industry leaders, startup disruptors and venture capitalists. She also had extensive experiences in think tanks on US-China relations, and formerly was a TV News anchor with major TV networks in US and China;

Her professional footprint ranges from broadcasting at the world's largest TV studios to researching and lecturing at the finest universities to building entrepreneurial 3i think tank and INNOVATORS platform; from fireside chats with policy makers, multinational business leaders to interviews with the most cutting edge startup founders; from researching with farmers in rural mountains to studying the smart manufacturing 4.0 factories; from conversing with Uber drivers in cities around the world to discussing with the brightest minds in US-China policy…

Luhui Yan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carbonstop, People's Republic of China

Luhui Yan, Founder and CEO of Carbonstop, Master of Science in Computer Science at Oxford University, Expert Reviewer of the UNIPCC, Representative of China at UNFCCC Climate Change Conference for eight consecutive years, Deputy Secretary General of China Low Carbon Economic Committee. As China’s first carbon management software and consulting service provider, Carbonstop was founded in March 2011 by Luhui Yan. In the past ten years, leading Carbonstop, Mr. Yan has provided carbon management software and consulting solutions for over 1,000 enterprises and organizations, including 100 Fortune global 500 companies and top global organizations, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, JD, KFC, Zara, Chanel, SKP, Vanke, Starbucks, ByteDance, Meituan, Hillhouse, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China Coal, etc. In the Internet field, Luhui Yan led the project “Green Packaging and Logistics” and “Ant Forest” for Alibaba.

Yan E. Yanovskiy

Co-Founder, Friends Foundation, Latvia

Mr. Yan Yanovskiy is a Co-Founder of FRIENDS Charitable Foundation, Founder and Managing Partner of First Nation Société Bancaire, a leading multi family office in Eastern Europe. Previously, Yanovskiy was Head of Corporate Finance Projects at Central Europe Trust, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance at Rosbank, and Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy and Member of the Board at the United Industrial Corporation (OPK). He also served as a Member of the Board of OPK Mining and OPK Development as well as Hediard SA in France. Yanovskiy received a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) and an MBA in Finance and Management from Fordham University in NYC, and a Master's in International Management (with distinction) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Founding Curator of WEF Global Shapers Community and member of WEF Expert network. Mr. Yanovskiy serves as an expert of the Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives and was named on top 100 most influential people in Russia by GQ Magazine in 2019.

Yap Kwong Weng

Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon, Singapore

Associate Partner, Government and Public Sector, EYP
MPA, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; PhD in Corporate Strategy, University of Glasgow. Former: General Manager, Jebsen & Jessen, Myanmar; Chief Operating Officer, Parami Energy Group, Myanmar. Co-founder, Triip.Me, a travel-tech firm based in Vietnam. Former Principal Advisor and AI lab Executive Director, KPMG Singapore. Former Regional Advisor, Indochina, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Former Secretary-General, United Nations Association of Singapore; Current Red Cross Singapore Council Member; International Advisory Board Member, Global Dignity; Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary International.

Farzana Yaqoob

Chief Executive Officer, MANTAQ Center for Research, Pakistan

Farzana Yaqoob is a former minister for Social Welfare and Women Development, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and a founding director and Chief Executive and founding member of MANTAQ Center for Research. Senior Associate and Secretary General of Working Group on Kashmir, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, member of Young Global Leaders (YGL) Advisory Group, World Economic Forum, advisor to Brussels Consulting, Brussels, Belgium, a board member of Aiming Change for Tomorrow (ACT) and Pakistan Alliance for girls Education(PAGE), and Secretary General, Eisenhower Fellowship, Pakistan. She holds a masters in mass communication, and is an alumnus of National Defence University and Naval War College. Yaqoob is also an Eisenhower Fellow (2016) and Young Global Leader (2017) of the World Economic Forum.

Yoshiki Yasui

Chief Executive Officer, Yasui & Company, Japan

Born in Toronto in 1985, Yoshiki spent his childhood in Toronto and New York until moving to Japan at the age of 10. Yoshiki studied at the University of Sydney and Waseda University. Upon graduation, Yoshiki began his work in the Investment Banking Division for Lehman Brothers. Later he worked at a Silicon Valley VC, DCM Ventures where he was responsible for investments in the US, Japan and China. Yoshiki founded a mobile payment company Origami in 2012, and has been a committee member of the Payments Japan Association, as well as the New Industrial Structure Committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. Origami was acquired by Mercari in 2020. Young Global Leader Class of 2020 by the World Economic Forum.

Yeo Bee Yin

Member, Parliament for Bakri, Johor, Malaysia

Yeo Bee Yin is member of parliament for Bakri, Johor. She is also the national assistant publicity secretary of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and vice-chairwoman of Pakatan Harapan Youth. At the age of 29, Bee Yin entered Malaysia's 13th general election and was elected as state assemblywoman for Damansara Utama, making her the youngest member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly.

Hannah Yeoh

Member of Parliament, Segambut, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia, Malaysia

Hannah Yeoh is the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly and 2nd term State Assemblyman for Subang Jaya representing the Democratic Action Party (DAP). She was first elected into office in the historic elections of 2008 at the age of 29. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and was a practising lawyer in Australia and Malaysia before she ventured into politics. After securing re-election in the last elections in 2013, she was elected as Speaker, making her the first woman Speaker in Malaysia and currently its youngest. Hannah is married to Ramachandran Muniandy and they are parents to two beautiful girls, Shay Adora and Kayleigh Imani. Both Ram and Hannah are passionate about nation-building and seek to inspire Malaysians to play their respective parts in establishing a righteous nation free from corruption and racial discrimination.