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


"My impression before arriving was that The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program was too good to be true, and it turned out better than I imagined."

 - Mark Levitt, 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

 U.K. Government

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
Lecturer in the Graduate Program of Religious and Cultural StudiesUniversity of Sanata Dharma, Indonesia

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

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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.

Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health

Director of International Relations National Health Service (NHS) Confederation


Maria Perez EsteveSpain
CounsellorWorld Trade Organization
Reggie RamosPhilippines
Former Undersecretary for Legal AffairsDepartment of Transportation

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