A Team of hopelessly enthusiastic and passionate optimists

At The Young SEAkers, we are the people ready to harness the power of the SEAwave.

Our Advisory Network

Our Advisory Network is an inspiring group of people who volunteer their time, experience and knowledge. Their support for our vision and strategic guidance has kept us thinking big and moving forward. 

Our 

Co-Founders

Meet Calvin, Zi Xin and Shion. Together, they believe that they can make realising the ASEAN dream, realisable. The first step to that is bridging the gap between demand and supply of local talents. Through The Young SEAkers, they have provided ASEAN youths with immense opportunities and a platform to engage in a stronger and mutually beneficial network.

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Great things in business

are never done by one person. They are

done by a team of people.

Steve Jobs

Meet our Management Team 

We have got the best people formula at helm. These amazing individuals share the vision and YEAH vibes of #teamSEAkers. They are the force behind each of our milestones. 

Business Development &

External Relations

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Programme Management

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Finance & Strategy

Vivian studies Economics and China Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Passionate about youth development and the ASEAN-China region, Vivian believes in fostering greater interest and understanding of the region among youths. As a Sinology enthusiast, Vivian also serve as a student journalist for the Singapore’s LianHe Zaobao.

Yang Sheng graduated from NUS Global Studies and emerged 1st in the Bahasa Indonesia speech contest organised by the embassy in Singapore. The concept of diversity was key in making him who he is today, and he hopes to share his experience with fellow friends at SEAkers to develop greater understanding of the region and henceforth ourselves. His interest is in heritage and cultural appreciation!

Pui Ying currently studies real estate at the National University of Singapore. She believes that infrastructure development is the foundation of economic growth and sees huge potential in the Southeast Asia and China market. Hence, she thinks that it is important for youths to be ASEAN-China savvy so that they can help to unleash the potential of the region.

Brenda currently studies Information Systems and Economics at National University of Singapore. She was one of the four recipients of MOE-ASEAN scholarship from Myanmar. Through spending time in a community of ASEAN and Chinese scholars, she developed her interest in connecting passionate youths across ASEAN-China region to form meaningful partnerships. She founded STEPS Volunteering Youth Organisation, and a pioneering overseas CIP project. 

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Finance & Strategy

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Programme Management

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Finance & Strategy

Ian is currently a final year student specializing in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Nanyang Polytechnic. He believes having diverse learning experiences from young is the catalyst to nurture resilient leaders of tomorrow and is an avid supporter of activities that drive youth empowerment. 

 

As a 2020 President's Scout (Singapore), Ian's passion lies in fostering closer ties with fellow ASEAN Scouts and collaborating with like-minded people on projects that fuel innovation, diversity and inclusion.

Lenice currently studies Business Administration at National University of Singapore. She believes that engaging exposures are key in helping youths learn and understand the importance of ASEAN and its developments. 

 

She is an alumni of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's signature Global Entrepreneurship Internship (GEI) programme and founded The Fishmonger.sg. Lenice is set to intern during May 2021, in South East Asia, as part of NUS's Overseas College (NOC) programme.

Jeremy is a fresh graduate from the Faculty of Law in NUS. During his undergraduate years, he went to Tsinghua University on exchange, and Universitas Padjadjaran for summer school.

 

Apart from law firm internships, Jeremy has also interned with Xfers, a payment service provider based in Singapore and Indonesia. He will be commencing his practice training in 2021.

Programme Management

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Chapter Management

Aung is currently a final year Computer Science student at Nanyang Technological University. During his time as an ASEAN Scholar from Myanmar, he took an interest in the ASEAN region through interactions with peers from other ASEAN countries. He believes that being ASEAN-China savvy is an essential trait for youths in the thriving Southeast Asia region.

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Aung Hein Htoo >

Operations & Technology

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Tong You Xin >

Business Development & External Relations

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Publicity

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Programme Management

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Publicity

You Xin graduated from Real Estate at National
University of Singapore and was recipient of the BCA iBuild Scholarship. During
his time in NUS, he took the opportunity to learn beyond his country and
developed deep interests in both Vietnam and Chinese studies. Apart from studies,
he was involved in various volunteering works with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce
and Business China Youth Chapter and is eager to find like-minded ASEAN-China
peers.

Political scientist by training and writer by passion, Tian Wen sees himself as a storyteller driven to connect communities for positive impact. He’s also an avid lover of languages, good food and great stories.

With extensive experience working in Vietnam and a keen eye for local innovation and culture, he hopes to share his love for Southeast Asia and spark new conversations over the region’s future.

Daryl Lim is currently working as an Innovation Consultant at Padang & Co with over 6 years of experience in Enterprise Sales ranging from Healthtech to Artificial Intelligence and working in the SEA-China region. Through his work, he has seen first hand the lack of regional talent needs and a desire in helping youths to be culturally aware and understand the importance of ASEAN-China.

He is also active in the regional startup scene, volunteering his time advising and mentoring startups through different organizations such as Ntuitive, YSI SEA and Expara Ventures. 

Wanxuan is a sophomore at the Singapore Management University (SMU), majoring Politics, Law, and Economics. She is currently serving as the President of SMU Apolitical Society and has previously interned at the ASEAN University Network.

 

Passionate about active citizenry and acutely conscious of the importance of learning current affairs, she hopes to help youths stay abreast with happenings around the ASEAN-China region and build an inclusive community where everyone could engage in civil discourse freely.

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Curriculum

Zhan Tiam holds a Diploma with Merit in Chinese Studies (Education) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and was an exchange student in Nanjing University, China. He previously interned at Singapore’s Ministry of Education as a curriculum planning intern and will be majoring in Political Science at the National University of Singapore from 2022.

 

Passionate about China, ASEAN and the world, he hopes to inspire youths to be concerned with the ASEAN-China region and spark their interests in regional and world developments.

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Business Development & External Relations

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Chapter Management

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Quinn is a recent Economics graduate from the National University of Singapore. She works as a Business Development Executive in Azeus Convene, where she focuses on the Chinese Market. Quinn also previously utilised her mastery of Chinese for liaison work with Chinese business partners in her role as a Vice-Director in NUStyle, NUSSU Business Committee.

Quinn hopes to bridge the communications gap between China and ASEAN for corporate businesses and spread awareness to youths on the importance of understanding ASEAN and China as a market and the dynamics involved.

Levonne is always seeking new languages and new opportunities to upgrade herself. From being part of the Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) in high school, to graduating from Southeast Asian Studies (NUS), Levonne has always been at the crossroads of ASEAN and China.

 

She was also part of AIESEC for 5 years, where her last role saw her leading the Singapore chapter of the international youth organisation. Today, she helps Singaporean companies to grow their businesses and explore new markets. 

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Programme Management

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Wanting was previously from the Bicultural Studies Programme in Dunman High and is currently a freshman in the NUS Data Science and Economics programme.

 

She is also serving as the vice-chairperson of the Youth-for-Causes programme alumni committee and volunteering at the Meet-the-People sessions.

Fascinated by Classical Chinese, Som left Thailand to study in China in high school and got into the School of International Studies, Peking University (PKU) in 2017. During her years there, she interacted with several Southeast Asian peers, engaged in PKU’s China-ASEAN Youth Summit (CAYS), and developed her interest in sociocultural relations between Southeast Asia and China.

In 2021, Som will continue her studies at NUS Chinese Studies, focusing on the Chinese in Southeast Asia.

Our Chapter Leaders

Our Chapter Leaders are a diverse group of amazing individuals who lead and represent SEAkers from all over ASEAN— Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. We are a regionally-minded organisation building truly ASEAN experience and community.