Fellows 2017


"The knowledge-sharing and interaction among AsiaGlobal Fellows, and with a wide range of distinguished leaders in their fields, has been amazing. I leave the Program better equipped to contribute in my field of expertise and more broadly in society. "

- Maria Perez Esteve, AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017


"I’ve spent my adult life working on Asia in the private sector, policy, and academic worlds. The AsiaGlobal Fellowship is the first opportunity I’ve ever had to combine all of these interests at once, learning with and from fourteen other like-minded people. It has been a wonderful experience and opportunity, and I commend the program highly.

- Ryan Manuel,  AsiaGlobal Fellow 2017


The 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellows are mid-career professionals, and come from different corners of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. This group of diverse, outstanding individuals have leadership backgrounds and are influencers in government, civil society, and business. Our inaugural cohort includes a senior member of staff for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders ; a former Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Philippine Department of Transportation; a counsellor at the World Trade Organization; and the Director of the U.K. Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health.

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Rahimah AbdulrahimIndonesia
Executive DirectorThe Habibie Center
Adolfo Arguello VivesMexico
Evaluation Officer of theMexican Evaluation Academy
Cristina BizziItaly
Commercial Deputy Director

Ministry of Justice, U.K. Government

Head for Shared ServicesYouth Justice and Arm's Length Bodies, seconded from the Cabinet Office
Carlos Timo BritoBrazil
Head of the Research Unit
Brazillian Institute of Defence Studies
Gary ChanSingapore
APAC Channel Marketing Director
Florencia DaudArgentina
Lawyer for the Interdisiciplinary Ethics Committee
Eva Peron Hospital
Sarker Omar FaroqueBangladesh
Additional Superintendent of Police

Bangladesh Police

Deputy Director
Police Staff College of Bangladesh

Benedictus Hari JuliawanIndonesia
Secretary/Coordinator of Social MinistriesJesuit Conference of Asia Pacfic

Marc LevittU.S.
PrincipalZeitgeist Strategies, LLC
Bin LiuHong Kong, China

New Success Group

Vice Chairman

Hua Jing Society

Ryan ManuelAustralia
Post-Doctoral Fellow and Asian Century Fellow

Australian National University

Director, China PracticeGlenloch Advisory

Akshay MathurIndia
Director of ResearchGateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations 
Layla McCayU.K.
DirectorCentre for Urban Design and Mental Health
Maria Perez EsteveSpain
CounsellorWorld Trade Organization
Reggie RamosPhilippines
Former Undersecretary for Legal AffairsPhilippines Department of Transportation

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