Edukasyon.ph founder 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 non-profit sectors. He is the only Filipino who made it to this year’s batch of leaders.
Henry Motte-Muñoz is the founder of Edukasyon.ph, a comprehensive online database of higher education courses and scholarships, which will launch in the Philippines this year. He is also the co-founder of Bantay.PH, a youth-driven good governance initiative in the Philippines.
“It’s an honor to join the Asia 21 Leaders Programme. I look forward to further developing their causes with the advice and experience of this distinguished alumni community. This opportunity will definitely strengthen our advocacy efforts at Edukasyon.ph and boost our efforts in helping high school students find better schools and careers,” said Henry.
He was born in Paris to a Filipina mother and a French father, and was raised between Paris, London, and Zurich, and the Philippines. Henry holds a BSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and an MBA (with distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He is currently working for Bain Capital, a private equity fund in London, the United Kingdom. He previously worked for Goldman Sach’s Investment Banking Division, also in London.
Henry will attend the special 10th anniversary Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong, 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.
“I hope this opportunity can also inspire our young leaders and students to search for similar opportunities that can support their organizations and expand their network globally. Education plays a huge role in making these opportunities possible,” Henry added.
Asia 21 Young Leaders are selected through a highly competitive process based on outstanding achievements, 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 percent in the nonprofit sector, and 6 percent 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 – 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 – 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 –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).
Founded in 2012, Bantay.ph is a platform that aims to educate citizens about their rights to good government services and how they can avail of these services without paying bribes.
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