AFES 2021 Speakers
Over two days in September 2021, AFES 2021 will feature leading corporate, thought, community and social enterprise leaders invited to participate on the strength of their impact, ideas and commitment to a more sustainable and inclusive world.
More international speakers to be announced shortly. Early speaker confirmations for AFES 2021 include:
Founder / CEO
Shawn Askinosie is Founder/CEO of Askinosie Chocolate named by Forbes as “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America” in 2017. Shawn was named by The Oprah Magazine as “One of the 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World”. His book “Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find your Calling and Feed your Soul” (2017) co-written with his daughter Lawren Askinosie is a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
Dr Krisana Kraisintu
Honorary Dean of Faculty of Oriental Medicines
Known as the ‘Gypsy Pharmacist’, Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Medicine, Rangsit University, Thailand has made significant contributions towards making medicine affordable to the poorest in the world. In “Gates Heroes in the Field”, Bill Gates acknowledged her contribution towards reducing treatment costs for malaria and other diseases.
Australia Community Citizen of the Year Awardee (2020)
Founder of Verity Consulting, Dr. Sandy Chong is the winner of Asia's Top Sustainability Women of the Year Award (2019), the USA Stevie Awards for Women in Business (2017), and the Singapore Management Consultant of the Year Award (2016). She is also the President of the United Nations Association of Western Australia, State Director for Australian Harvard Women.
She is a strong advocate for women and youth empowerment and is an active contributor in promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business sector. Lastly, Sandy was recently been appointed in Australia as the Ambassador for GameChanger Award; and Ambassador for Valuing Children Initiatives (VCI).
Noor Affizan Pg Hj Abdul Rahman
Atlantic Fellow 2020 Equity Initiative
A consultant eye surgeon at RIPAS Hospital in Brunei, Dr. Noor Affizan was recently awarded the 2020 Equity Initiative Fellowship (Atlantic Fellows) aimed at promoting health equity and social justice across Southeast Asia. She was shortlisted as a finalist for Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards in the Community service and Public service category.
Author and Advisor on Sustainable Business
David Grayson is a leading thought leader and advisor on Sustainable Business.
He is Emeritus professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management and the Chairman of the Charity, Carers UK. His latest book is “All In: The Future of Business Leadership” (2018) with Chris Coulter and Mark Lee.
Thought Leader on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Bradley Googins is Executive Director Emeritus of the Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship and a member of the Advisory Board of the Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Centre for Corporate Responsibility at the Asian Institute of Management, (AIM), Philippines. He is active in Ethiopia, Uganda and Zimbabwe with E4Impact an innovative program for building entrepreneurship in developing countries.