New Class

Marking 20 years of responsible leadership, we proudly welcome over 80 exceptional individuals into our community of outstanding leaders. This year's cohort, ranging from tech moguls to former athletes, brings together brilliant minds and passionate leaders from business, civil society, academia, government, and beyond. These responsible leaders will undertake a transformative 3-year journey, addressing global challenges and driving positive change. Join us in celebrating the new class:


Nadia Ahmad Samdin

Counsel and Associate Director, Member of Parliament, Tri-Sector Associates, Singapore

Nadia Ahmad Samdin is the youngest member of Singapore’s 14th Parliament, representing Ang Mo Kio GRC. She speaks on various environmental and social issues, such as nature and marine conservation, mental health, public housing, youth empowerment and gender equity. She has 18 years of experience in community development and currently serves on various boards and committees, including SHE, a non-profit that strives to empower women and girls through public-private partnerships and tackles online harms. As Counsel and Associate Director at social impact intermediary Tri-Sector Associates, she contributes her expertise to innovative outcomes-based social financing models and catalytic capital. Notably, she has structured and launched a project supporting employment transitions for individuals with differentiated abilities, developed a social impact guarantee for a youth skilling programme and implemented an outcomes amplifier model for income stability in lower-income households. Samdin has co-authored articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, where she shares practice-led insights. She is an Adjunct Fellow with the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, and was recognized on the 2020 Straits Times 30 and Under Singaporeans to Watch list, Singapore Business Review’s 21 Most Influential Lawyers 40 and Under, as well as 2021 Prestige 40 Under 40. Previously, Samdin practised corporate law, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, and was a current affairs producer with regional news channel, Channel NewsAsia.

Vidhya Ganesan

Managing Partner, McKinsey and Company, Malaysia

Vidhya Ganesan is Managing Partner of McKinsey and Company’s Malaysia office and was previously Co-Founder and Co-Leader of McKinsey's Sri Lanka office. Ganesan has steered several transformative government programmes in the social, economic and financial sectors with a special focus on digital government and digital economy. Her focus on leveraging technology in low and middle-income nations has enhanced education and healthcare outcomes while fostering transparency and efficiency. As a McKinsey Center for Government fellow, she contributed to global research and innovation in government digitization and performance. Her expertise extends to advising apparel manufacturers, particularly in sustainable practices and digital manufacturing. Notably, Ganesan collaborates with a leading apparel manufacturer on their ambitious goal to become the world's first traditional apparel manufacturer World Economic Forum lighthouse. She also provides strategic counsel to high-tech and telecommunications clients on digital business development and impact investing. Ganesan was also Co-Founder of McKinsey’s All In, Diversity and Inclusion initiative in South-East Asia and she is passionate about advancing women in the workforce at McKinsey and beyond. Ganesan regularly conducts training sessions for women entrepreneurs; she is a mentor and coach for women and publishes and gives talks on the topic.

Natasha Latiff

Founder and Legal Director, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights Inc, Singapore

Natasha Latiff is a highly regarded international human rights lawyer known for her work in Afghanistan and beyond. She has made significant contributions through the establishment of two acclaimed non-profit organizations: Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR) in 2008; and Women for Justice in 2018. She is also Founder of Fair Future, a Singapore-based enterprise with a mission to combat modern slavery practices in the supply chain by focusing on the "human" in corporate human rights due diligence processes and response. Latiff’s remarkable work has led to transformative changes in law and policy on human rights and access to remedy. She advises and trains lawyers and organizations on international human rights norms and standards. Her efforts have resulted in securing remedies for affected communities and fostering meaningful dialogue between victims, governments and companies. Latiff’s impactful initiatives have left a lasting mark on the lives of countless individuals. She holds a Master of Law degree with Distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

Adi Sariaatmadja

Chairman, Surya Citra Media, Indonesia

Adi Sariaatmadja has served as CEO of PT Kreatif Media Karya (KMK), a fully owned subsidiary of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek), since 2012 and holds the position of Chairman of Surya Citra Media, the largest media company in Indonesia. He oversaw the digital transformation of Emtek Group. Under his supervision, he founded Vidio (the leading premium OTT/streaming service in Indonesia) and Dana (the top payment app in Indonesia). He also led the group to invest in a few notable tech companies which included Bukalapak (a leading O2O e-commerce that had the largest IPO in Indonesia in 2021), PropertyGuru (SEA’s leading online property company that went public in 2022 in NYSE), Kudo (acquired by Grab in 2017) and many others. Sariaatmadja’s passion to digitize the group’s business has led to a far-reaching cultural and technological transformation of its various businesses.

Haikal Siregar

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Indonesia

Haikal Siregar is Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he leads the organization in Indonesia. With expertise in the industrial, green economy and consumer sectors, he specializes in using digital and technology for large-scale transformations. Siregar has facilitated the delivery of substantial value creation for organizations while navigating significant disruptions such as digital advances, COVID-19 and climate change. Siregar collaborates with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, UN Global Compact, WWF and GEAPP to drive industry-wide transformational initiatives, including the Indonesian Just Energy Transition Partnership programme and the Post-COVID Economic Recovery Taskforce. Siregar is dedicated to fostering the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and social enterprises. He is also involved in pro bono social impact work, supporting initiatives such as the social enterprise accelerator Platform Usaha Sosial and organizations such as Kitabisa and Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa.

Shuyin Tang

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Beacon Fund, Viet Nam

Shuyin Tang is CEO and Co-Founder of the Beacon Fund, an innovative investment vehicle providing fit-for-purpose financing to women-led and women-focused businesses in South-East Asia. She has been living and investing in Viet Nam since 2013 and has played a pivotal role in developing the country's impact investing sector. In addition to her role at the Beacon Fund, she is also a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing platform in South-East Asia. Tang spearheads gender lens investing initiatives at Patamar, including launching and managing the groundbreaking Investing in Women Fund. She has been recognized as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence, an Asia 21 Young Leader, and one of the Most Influential Asian Australians: 40 Under 40. She currently serves on the board and investment committee of the Equality Fund and as the Jury President for South and Central Asia for the Cartier Women's Initiative. Tang graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University, where she also received the University Medal.

Parit Wacharasindhu

Member of Parliament and Spokesperson, Move Forward Party, Thailand

Parit Wacharasindhu is a Member of Parliament from the Move Forward Party in Thailand. He is the party's spokesperson and was its policy campaign manager during the general election victory in 2023. His main area of focus is constitutional reform, democratization and education, and he is currently Chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Political Development, Mass Communications and Public Participation. Before entering politics, his work experience included managing a start-up in education and working as a management consultant, after graduating in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, where he was also elected President of the Oxford Union.

Jaime Alfonso Antonio Zobel De Ayala

Chief Executive Officer of AC Mobility, Ayala, Philippines

Jaime Alfonso Zobel de Ayala is one of the next generation leaders of Ayala Corporation, one of the Philippines’ largest and oldest conglomerates. Shortly after graduating from Harvard University, Jaime Alfonso assumed a series of key leadership roles in Ayala Corporation, including leadership of the Strategic Development Group where he drove capital deployment into high-growth sectors that have transformative impact on the Philippines’ economy and communities.

Today, Jaime Alfonso leads AC Mobility, the Ayala group’s vehicle business, where is leading the transformation of the company from a business predominantly focused on selling vehicles to an end-to-end mobility provider spanning services, infrastructure and digital platforms.