The 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows are from diverse backgrounds and different corners of the world. These mid-career professionals are up-and-coming leaders in politics, policy, business and civil society.  

They include a Nigerian state government director who has introduced innovations in the local government; an advisor at the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil, who has shaped creative strategies in promoting the country; former central banker at the People’s Bank of China and a leading international arbitrator; a visiting fellow at Brookings India and former China bureau chief of India’s largest media group; founder & CEO of Global Change and former senior advisor to South-South Cooperation for Peace and Development at the United Nations; Policy advisor to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation; an HKU alumnus working on international drug control at the United Nations office in Vienna; Chief Transformation Officer at the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia; former World Bank senior economist from Italy who has led policy dialogues on private sector reforms; Head of Learning and Development at Gazprom Neft, Russia and National Consultant for the United Nations Development Program - China and China Representative for GlobalGiving Foundation.

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  • Nigeria

    Executive Director
    Income Tax
    Edo State Internal Revenue Service
    Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Brazil

    Advisor for Competitive Intelligence and Promotion
    Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur)
    Ministry of Tourism
    Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • China

    Senior Partner
    Dentons
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • India

    Visiting Fellow
    Brookings India
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Argentina

    Founder & CEO
    Global Change
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Malawi

    Policy Advisor
    Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • HKSAR, China

    Drug Control Officer
    International Narcotics Control Board United Nations
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Macedonia

    Chief Transformation Officer
    Program for Health Assurance and Purchasing of Healthcare Services
    Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
    New World AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Italy

    Visiting Policy Fellow
    European University Institute
    Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • Russia

    Head of Senior Management Learning and Development
    Gazprom Neft
    Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

  • China

    China Representative
    GlobalGiving Foundation

    National Consultant
    United Nations Development Program- China
    Tanoto AsiaGlobal Fellow 2019

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