Schmidt Futures Announces First Cohort of International Strategy Forum Asia Fellows 

May 2, 2022

Twenty-Five Fellows from Across the Asia-Pacific Region Commenced a Year of Fellowship at the International Strategy Forum Convening in Singapore

SINGAPORE, May 2, 2022Schmidt Futures, in collaboration with the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), announced today the inaugural class of Asia Fellows as part of the International Strategy Forum (ISF). The group convened in Singapore for the inaugural Asia forum from April 24-28.

The International Strategy Forum aims to forge an interdisciplinary network of rising leaders to strengthen progress and security amid technological innovation and a changing world order. ISF seeks out non-traditional talent across boardrooms, newsrooms, laboratories, policy-making councils, government, foundations, and more from North America, Asia, and Europe, with the aim to knit talent together into a lifelong community by facilitating connections within and between regions.

“We are honored to bring together these rising leaders with extraordinary potential in geopolitics, innovation and public leadership from across the Asia-Pacific,” said Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures.  “We bet early on exceptional people making the world better. By convening and connecting leaders early in their careers, we hope to play some part in strengthening connections across nations, generations, and disciplines. The relationships they build will be vital to solving the world’s hardest challenges.”

The Forum now includes Fellows from North America and Asia, and will expand to Europe later this year.  As a global community, the Forum will seek to equip its talent with the knowledge, resources, and network to solve complex problems together at the intersection of technology and geopolitics. ISF Fellows are already making an impact in many fields, including climate change, cyber security, and evidence-based foreign policy.

Representing 10 countries from across the Asia-Pacific, the ISF 2022 Asia Fellows are a diverse cohort composed of business professionals, technologists, security experts, government leaders, academics, and more. ISF extends its congratulations and warmest welcome to the following individuals: 

International Strategy Forum 2022 Asia Fellows

Akira Sakano

Andrea Phua

Assel Zhanassova

Diah Satyani Saminarsih

Dion Heyder

Evan Laksmana

Geoffrey See

June Park

Jung Kian Ng

Mercedes Page

Min Chey

Nihal Chauhan

Reuben Ng

Rwitwika Bhattacharya Agarwal

Sarah Teo

Shawn Ho

Shruti Gogia

Sue Anne Tay

Tinh Le Dinh

Trisha Ray

Tuan-Anh Nguyen Doan Duc

Ying Xiang Lee

Yongcong Choy

About Schmidt Futures:

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