Asia 1: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Asia 2: China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia
Asia 3: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
Emmanuele Marie Parra
Emmanuele Marie Parra is a Senior Content Specialist and Global Volunteer Network Lead for Asia-Pacific Region at Thomson Reuters. She is passionate about leading action and advocating for the rights of underrepresented sectors of society. Em-Em is an active volunteer at Voice of the Free, a non-profit organization that rescue survivors of human trafficking, and modern-day slavery in the Philippines.
She served as OYW Coordinating Ambassador for Asia 3 from 2017-2020, and currently serves as the Managing Ambassador for Asia since 2020. She is also part of the Global Shapers Manila Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and an accredited facilitator of #IAmRemarkable which aims to empower women to celebrate their achievements in their workplace and beyond.
Sinchita Dutta Roy
Sinchita is a sales and marketing professional with a keen interest in customer insights & digital innovation. She current works for Amazon in the Global Selling team, enabling India businesses to explore ecommerce exports. Her passion is towards educating the underprivileged youth of India, leading her to become actively involved at the grassroots level within her local community. Sinchita has been associated with the Robin Hood Army, an organization dedicated to redistributing food to the needy by collecting excess food from restaurants/gatherings.
Yoshi’s life mission is to provide educational opportunities to all children around the world so they can continuously expand their potential. Guided by this mission, he currently serves as the Director of Global Business Development at WonderLab, a Japanese EdTech company that develops award winning educational content and applications for children. Prior to WonderLab, Yoshi spearheaded the launch of the Japan office of Saturday Kids, Singapore’s premier programming school. He discovered his passion for education during his time in Honduras while working at a microfinance organization where he learned that the root of poverty lay in the lack of quality education. He kickstarted a project in the rural village where he worked which led to the establishment of the town’s first community library. In order to explore the growing field of EdTech, he pursued further higher education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he now holds a Masters in Education Technology.
One of his favorite quotes is by Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Outside of work Yoshi can be found reading, meditating or jogging around Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.
Samantha is the founder of Seastainable, and also presently at Electrolux as Senior Manager for Sustainability in APAC & MEA. In 2017, she founded Seastainable in Singapore to give back to marine conservation. Her work in conservation began almost 7 years ago when she started working with whale sharks in the Philippines.
Samantha is extremely passionate about South East Asian Sustainability initiatives, and Seastainable has been able to reach over 7 different ASEAN countries, as well as support over 33 global projects, committing over $50,000 SGD to marine conservation. In her free time, you’ll often find her by the beaches of East Coast Park doing a cleanup, and encourages everyone to come along. She lives by the philosophy - “We don’t need one person doing sustainability perfectly, we need millions doing it imperfectly”.
Arnab is a product manager with a keen interest in data driven business intelligence. He currently works for Credit Suisse where he has delivered tech products in domains such as sustainable financing, climate change and trading. At the non-profit INCF, Arnab has administered international neuro-informatics projects that have been funded by Google. In engineering college, Arnab was part of a student team that developed India's first passively stabilized satellite. He is passionate about leveraging technology to positively impact the world at scale and believes that tech can be a force for greater good.
Manasi Gupta is an engineer and the founder of Huesofthemind Mental Well-being Foundation, a UN SDSN non-profit member organisation that has impacted 50,000+ beneficiaries. She is a published author of the book, Hues of You, and has delivered 60+ talks globally. She believes that empathy, consistency and courage are the biggest instruments of change.
A senior at the University of Tokyo, studying economics and business administration.
Interned at a startup, venture capital firm, and a consulting firm etc.
Founded a student organization called “HiveTokyo”, a platform where people with different values can create new values. More than 300 young people have participated so far.