KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of Malaysia's top young leaders will address this month's Commonwealth Association of Leadership Malaysia (CALM) conference in Kuala Lumpur.
CALM President, Hanaa Wong Abdullah, says the event - themed 'Young Millenials Leading in Malaysia' - will provide young aspiring business, community and government leaders from across the country an insight into what it takes to become successful.
"I believe many of us in Malaysia do not realize how we can stand tall and hold our heads high in many areas, and it may take more feedback from those around us to remind us of this," said Ms Wong Abdullah.
"One of CALM's primary roles is to support and guide more young people to step up and take charge; we also need to encourage young Malaysians to look further afield and start being a positive influence on international affairs."
"I am excited that we will have several young Malaysian and international speakers who will be able to share their leadership experiences," she said.
Environmental scientist, Dr Renard Siew, is a member of the UN's Collective Climate Action Taskforce and has been recognised as one of Asia's 21 Young Leaders by the global non-profit organisation, Asia Society. He holds a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of New South Wales, and a postgraduate certificate in sustainable value chains from Cambridge University.
Kim Lim, the CEO and co-founder of PichaEats, a food business rebuilding lives of refugees in Malaysia is another speaker. In 2017 she was one of Forbes '30 under 30 Asia' and 'Prestige 40 under 40 Malaysia'.
And Nicola Campion, the head of the Australian High Commission's Political and Economics team will provide an international perspective on young leaders in Malaysia.
CALM is part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences organisation that started in 1964; it was launched by the Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency, Julia Bentley, in September last year.
The event will be held at Spaces Platinum Sentral on 23rd of November. For further information http://bit.ly/Calm2019
Hanaa Wong Abdullah