Fellows 2019

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 introduced innovations in the local government; a Brazilian expert in trade and tourism who shaped creative strategies in promoting Brazil; a former central banker and leading international arbitrator from China; the first female chief of Ukraine’s National Police and former education minister of Georgia; a former China bureau chief of India’s largest media group; an Argentine human rights activist and a leader in South-South partnership development; a thought leader from Malawi promoting agricultural reforms across Africa; a UN officer in the international fight for drug control; the Chief Transformation Officer in Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health; a champion for freedom of expression, information and data protection in Serbia; a former World Bank senior economist leading policy dialogues on private sector reforms; a learning and development head at Russia’s third largest oil producer; a leading economist and energy expert from Turkey, and a national consultant in China for the UNDP.

Charity Amayaenvbo Nigeria
Executive Director, Income Tax
Board Member

Edo State Internal Revenue Service

Alisson AndradeBrazil
Advisor for Competitive Intelligence and Promotion Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur), Ministry of Tourism 
Armstrong Chen China
Senior Partner 


DirectorBanking Law & Practice Center, Shanghai Law Society 

Khatia Dekanoidze


International Consultant United Nations Development Programme

Ananth KrishnanIndia 
Visiting Fellow 

Brookings India 

Cecilia MilesiArgentina 

Founder & CEO Global Change

Senior Adviser South-South Cooperation for Peace & Development

Victor Mponda-BandaMalawi 

Policy Advisor Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Ha Fung Ng, Cilla  Hong Kong, China 
Drug Control OfficerInternational Narcotics Control Board, United Nations

Husein RekaMacedonia
Chief Transformation Officer

Program for Health Assurance and Purchasing of Healthcare Services, Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia

Nevena Ruzic


Head of Compliance DepartmentCommissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Republic of Serbia

Massimiliano SantiniItaly
Policy Leaders Fellow

European University Institute

Anna Semenova 


Head of Senior Management Learning and DevelopmentGazprom Neft 

Volkan SezginTurkey 
Economic Advisor and Senior Economic Specialist 

U.S. Mission in Turkey

Rui Wang


China RepresentativeGlobalGiving Foundation

National Consultant United Nations Development Program - China

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