In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, I believe there is an urgent need for us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. As an entrepreneur, social change-maker, angel investor, venture catalyst, and a seeker of Truth, I enjoy building ecosystems and mobilising the community to create positive social change. As an early pioneer in AI, I also have a strong base in the tech space. I spend much of my time and energy these days working on my family foundation, the WholeTree Foundation, building the foundation for the Asia Institute of Mentoring and the Deep Human Movement in order to impact a million lives, to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just and sustainable world for all.
I'm a Sales & Digital Marketing, Business Development enthusiast who believes in creating a strong value for customer hence converting into meaningful win win situation to help reach their fullest potentials.
I have been associated with Bose for more than 4 years, deeply inclined towards constant learning and being better through process optimisation.
The Meaning of Life is to Find Your Gift.
The Purpose of Life is to Give It Away
About Alvin Lee
A real life story that starts with clarity and simplicity; A simple man and his simple dream; which lead to the Hero’s Journey of perseverance and passion of families building a better looking sandcastle.
In 1995, aged 37 years old, after 15 years in multiple careers: Military officer, Sales engineer and manufacturing General Manager, he embarked on his entrepreneur journey.
Armed with patented invention of sandcastle building set, he ventured into USA, found US large corporation partner and together launched, Beachworks, which won the prestigious New York Toy fair toy of the year award 1997.
In 2003, he developed Castles Can Fly program, an outdoor experiential education program with 16 years successful trackrecord with presence in HK and Asean. He also started Castle Beach, a volunteer-run social enterprise movement, promoting the joy and benefits of family building sandcastles together. (www.castlescanfly.com)
In 2018-2020, he also started 42Algorithm, a research startup to build Digital Life Experience Curator, for recording life experience to assist in decision making process, both for individual and corporate.
Failures, is also a big part of his entrepreneurial journey, In 2001 Dot com crashed, his USD$13 million e-commerce startup got busted. And he came back with Castles can fly.
Alvin Lee has an Industrial Engineering degree from University of Newcastle, MBA education from Henley Management College (UK) and more than 15 years of senior management experience. e.g. Disc Drive, Consumer electronics, Events & exhibition and Internet Start‐ups
I believe in empowerment of women as a society can grow only when women grow! Being a ‘feminist’ to me means being gender equal where there is no criteria of gender before choices are made while providing opportunities. Apart from this I always am concerned about “what world we would want to leave for our future generations - be it values, beliefs, culture or environment. I strive to make small contributions to make this world a better place in my own way.
In my current role as a global leader operations for 27 countries across central and Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa with Conservation International, I empower and influence cross-cultural teams to translate organizational effectiveness and operations excellence into actions by spearheading the development and implementation of a operations strategy that provides effective on-the-ground support. I have consistently demonstrated moving the organizational needle from ‘status quo’ to ‘building and driving high performing teams which has enabled the organization to maximize its social and environmental impact.
Earlier in my career, I pivoted from for-profit and consulting organizations to multinational not-for-profit organizations, which not only brought me more personal fulfilment but also empowered me to better human well-being around the world.
My exposure to a variety of cultures has allowed me to closely observe and understand them through their different values and beliefs. I intend to share these insights through my work, interactions, public speaking, and coaching.
More broadly, one of my core values as a professional and a person is giving. This could be giving through my finances, my experience, my time or through my actions. I truly believe that I am blessed to be in a position to give. I bring this giving philosophy into action not just through an impact-driven organization but also by sharing my learning, wisdom and experience with individuals, leaders, and executives through coaching.
My work keeps me on my toes, but I love decompressing with a glass of wine, a great book or long walks in nature.
I am a highly passionate entrepreneur and my desire is to create a positive change in the world, by finding purpose, and finding the truth of life. My curiosity always allows me to keep learning and growing. My goal is to empower others to be the best versions of themselves by sharing the lessons that have helped empower me in my life.
Amarit is the ASEAN Director of Impact Collective (IC), a community-driven investment and acceleration project for impact-driven startups focusing on opportunities in Asia. IC invests in, supports, and connect startups that are solving global challenges to accelerate the positive impact in the world.
He is best known as the Co-founder and Former CEO of HUBBA, Thailand’s first coworking space and community that is the only Google for Startups Partner Hub in Thailand. He is also Chief International Officer and Cofounder of Techsauce, one of Southeast Asia's leading technology media and events company. His passion for the startup community and to help entrepreneurs grow has led him to angel invest in many of the top Thai startups and actively coaches over 1000+ different startups founders over the past decade. He is also a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF), and has been named as one of Forbes Asia 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology, and Thailand Startup Enabler of The Year 2016.
With more than 25 years’ experience across Asia Pacific & the Middle East, Ali has led creative teams across all. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world like HSBC, Nokia, Unilever (Sunsilk & Knorr), Visa, P&G (Pantene & Gillette), Qatar Airways, Nestle (Kit Kat), GSK, Lego, Pizza Hut and KFC.
In 2005 his contributions led to BBDO Singapore being named the second most creative agency in Asia.
As the Executive Director in JWT Singapore (2005-2010) he led the agency to be the most awarded JWT agency in the world and the second most awarded WPP agency globally. It was in this period that the agency won its first Grand Prix at Spikes Asia.
In 2010 he took up the role of Chief Creative Officer at Grey where for nine years he led teams regionally across SEA, Middle East and Africa. In this time Grey Singapore was named Global Health Agency of the year, and also Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year in Singapore.
His work “The Life Saving Dot “gave the Agency and Singapore its first Innovation and Product Cannes Lions and two Grand Prix at Spikes Asia. It was also voted as one of the 100 innovations that could change the world.
Ali was voted among the most influential Creative people in Asia, and was voted Advertising Professional of the Year in Singapore. His work has been recognized at all international award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clios and Effies.
In his free time, Ali does his best to give back. He gives talks on Creativity, run workshops for young advertising creatives and volunteers to teach entrepreneurial skills to underserved youth.
Ex-startup founder and Product leader, currently the founder of Simplified Product Consulting. Worked with tech startups across Singapore, Silicon Valley, London, China the last 15 years. Passionate about helping build great teams and companies and enabling people to lead their best lives through teaching/coaching/mentoring, connecting people and ideas, as well as creation.
I love teaching/coaching/mentoring - from tutoring high school students when I was 18, to being a teaching assistant in university, coaching my teams, and mentoring other students and entrepreneurs.