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At Iclif, we believe a true leader gets going by seeing opportunities where others see adversity. To lead herself and her team through this uncharted territory, the main ingredient she needs is Leadership Energy.

For 6 years, thousands of business leaders, leadership experts and their protégés have benefitted from the Leadership Energy Summit Asia (LESA). Join us this year to find out how to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks to your goals.

Be inspired by our group of well-known speakers. Well respected in their fields, they will fuel you with Leadership Energy to put your vision to fruition and create that better future you always had in mind.

How to be autocratic and still be loved

In the age of democracy, Iclif’s research of 16,000 people revealed something quite startling – regardless of country, gender or age, respondents preferred
autocratic leadership practiced by the likes of Jack Ma, Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, etc.

This is indeed surprising, considering the empowerment of the younger generation made possible by the internet. On one hand, we have data that shows the need to be autocratic, on the other hand, you risk antagonizing today’s free and empowered workforce. At Iclif, we call this the 21st century leadership dilemma.

Discover How to Break the Barriers of 21st Century Leadership

Insightful Presentations

Listen to renowned business leaders from the region and the world as they reveal how they have harnessed their Leadership Energy to success.


Build up your capabilities and practical skills in essential leadership aspects via a refreshing combination of East, West, modern and traditional influences.

ILEA Awards

Pay tribute to unsung everyday heroes who have contributed significantly to organisations, communities and/or nation.

Big Debate

Learn from expert panelists as they boldly challenge the status quo and share their unique views in pressing leadership issues.

Networking Sessions

Participate in interactive sessions with prominent personalities and notable figures to develop new leadership perspectives.

Energy Boosting

Get energised with engaging activities that prepare you for new concepts and thinking.

What Leaders Say

LESA is not a business conference. It’s a ‘think’ event where you get inspired to find your own path
to success. Truly motivating!
Aman Chowla
CEO, Prudential Thailand
LESA is an annual event that’s
not to be missed! It is a profound leadership experience built on personal stories, where learning happens as much in the mind as through the heart. Understanding how leadership energy works
has ignited my passion to create
a better future!
Shareen Ooi
Group CMO, Media Prima
LESA is the only leadership conference I have attended that has kept me thinking and reflecting on my own self even long after the conference ended. It was highly impactful and insightful. I would highly recommend it to all business and social leaders.
Antony Lee
CEO, AIG Malaysia
3000+ attendees from 20 countries: 97% would recommend LESA; 96% rated LESA as good to excellent. Audience: 65% C-Suite from MNCs/GLCs; 30% SMEs; 5% Independent Delegates.

Leadership Energy Powers and Drives Renowned Speakers

2018 Speakers

We continue to put the world’s prolific leaders on stage for your inspiration

Richard Quest
CNN’s foremost international business correspondent and anchor of Quest Means Business.
Stephen M.R. Covey
New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust – The One Thing That Changes Everything.
Dr. Samuel West
Licensed clinical psychologist and PhD in organisational psychology with a focus on innovation.
Brett King
Futurist, bestselling author, award-winning speaker, hosts a globally recognised radio show, and the CEO of Moven.
Dr. Amani Salim
First Malaysian to launch a NASA satellite to Space and winner of the Thora Halstead ‘Young Investigator’ award in 2012.
Rajeev Peshawaria
Author, speaker and regular writer for Forbes. 2017 Top Thought Leader in Trust and CEO of The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre.
Dr. Julia Kim
Global health and development specialist. Current Programme Director of the GNH (Gross National Happiness) Centre Bhutan.
Nov 2019
2-Day Summit Pass
Tickets start at
RM2,888 / USD850
HRDF Claimable (Malaysia)
  • 2-day conference pass to attend insightful presentations
  • Learn from leading CEOs to address the most pressing leadership issues
  • 1.5-hour Masterclass for hands-on learning
  • Network with attendees who are like-minded and exchange leadership point of views

Past Speakers

Personalities from across the globe who have empowered us with their Leadership Energy

Co-Founder of Apple
Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)
Captain of the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team
Co-founder of the string field theory
Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship


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Value at a glance

  • Challenge conventional leadership wisdom while pushing a larger agenda of change.
  • Engage with high-value and affluent customers to build brand association and equity.
  • Leverage on a future-forward focus to build sustainable value.
    …and more!
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Leadership Energy Summit Asia 2019

What is the driving force behind a successful leader? Join us at LESA 2019 as our speakers take the stage to share the secrets behind their successes