Filipino-French civic leader Henry Motte-Muñoz named Asia 21 Young Leader
This is a press release from Asia Society.
MAKATI CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) — Henry Motte-Muñoz has been named by Asia Society as part of the Class of 2015 Asia 21 Young Leaders, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia Pacific, representing the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
One of the first few Filipinos to be awarded the same was Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, now the youngest member of the Philippine Senate.
Henry Motte-Muñoz is the co-founder of Bantay.PH, a youth-driven good governance initiative in the Philippines. He also founded Edukasyon.ph, a comprehensive online database of higher education courses and scholarships, which will launch in the Philippines in 2015.
He was born in Paris to a Filipina mother and a French father, and was raised between Paris, London, Zurich, and the Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Economic History at the London School of Economics, after which he joined Goldman Sachs. He later on joined Bain Capital’s Private Equity team. After 2 years, he was sent to Harvard Business School on a company scholarship and graduated with distinction in 2013
Henry will attend the special 10th anniversary Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong from December 1-4. The summit will celebrate the achievements of the first decade, explore innovative ways to leverage the Asia 21 network for greater impact, and form special Asia 21 Task Forces to address critical issues facing the region.
"It's an honor to join the Asia 21 Leaders Programme. Our teams at Bantay.ph and Edukasyon.ph look forward to further developing their causes with the advice and experience of this distinguished alumni community," Munoz said.
Asia 21 Young Leaders are selected through a highly competitive process based on outstanding achievement, commitment to public service, and a proven ability to make the world a better place. The 32 young leaders who make up the Asia 21 Class of 2015 represent 22 countries and are divided almost evenly between men and women. Fifty percent work in the private sector, 44% in the nonprofit sector, and 6% in the public sector.
“The new class of Asia 21 Young Leaders is a remarkable group. We are excited to introduce these leaders of the Asia-Pacific region to the Asia 21 Network, where they will find mentors, potential collaborators, and, we hope, new friends,” said Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran. “We welcome this passionate group to the Asia 21 family, and look forward to the contributions they make to the public good in the coming years.”
Henry joins a powerful network of Asia 21 alumni - proven leaders from across the region representing a variety of professional backgrounds, who will serve as mentors and potential collaborators. The Asia 21 network includes:
- Rising political figures like Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV (Philippines), Minister of Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Anies Baswedan (Indonesia), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (United States), Minister for Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin (Malaysia)
- Prominent media personalities like NDTV journalist Barkha Dutt (India), Herald Corporation Chairman Ryan Hong (South Korea), Zebra Media Founder and CEO Scarlett Li (China), and Moby Group Chairman Saad Mohseni (Afghanistan)
- Award-winning journalists and filmmakers like Maziar Bahari (Iran), Nitin Das (India), Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan); and
- Private sector leaders Saratoga Investment Sedaya President Sandiaga Uno (Indonesia), Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd. Ruth Yeoh (Malaysia), Inle Princess Resort Managing Director Yin Myo Su (Myanmar), and Head of Asia Capital Markets & Financing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Soofian Zuberi (Pakistan).
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For more information about Asia 21 and complete profiles of the 2015 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders, visit www.AsiaSociety.org/Asia21.