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Past Speakers

Each year, we invite renowned individuals to share their stories and insights at the Leadership Energy Summit Asia. Through the years, featured speakers have included the following thought leaders, community influencers, entrepreneurs, authors and more.
Dr. Alvy Ray Smith
Co-founder of Pixar
Chatri Sityodtong
Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship
Claire Lachance
CEO of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
V. R. Ferose
Head of Globalisation Services of SAP
Terry Jones
Founder of
Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer.
Patch Adams
He is a physician, comedian, social activist and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute that organises a group of volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns in an effort to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.
Dr. Michio Kaku
Physicist, futurist, Berkeley graduate and Professor of Theoretical Physics at City College of New York, who co-founded the string field theory and has devoted his life to finding the answer to Einstein’s unifying Theory of Everything.
Jimmy Wales
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia.
Ben Casnocha
Entrepreneur and former LinkedIn Chief of Staff, who started his first company aged only 12. A bestselling author, his book The Start Up of You explores entrepreneurship as a meaningful life philosophy.
Robert Swan
Polar explorer, environmentalist and the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles.
Chris Gardner
Inspirational speaker addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles and passionate philanthropist.
Francois Pienaar
Captain of the South African rugby team and winner of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Nipun Mehta
Founder of ServiceSpace, an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy.
Kiran Bedi
Social activist, tennis player and current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. The first woman to join the Indian Police Service
Jennifer Bricker
Acrobat and aerialist who was born without legs.
Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz
The 7th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and the first woman in the position.
Norma Bastidas
Record breaking athlete, survivor of human trafficking and humanitarian committed to raising awareness about trafficking and proving to survivors that they can build a rich and meaningful life.
Rajeev Peshawaria
CEO of The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, author and regular writer for Forbes.
Dr.Lynne McTaggart
Lecturer, journalist, author, and publisher. Author of six books, including The Intention Experiment and The Field.
Ping Fu
Vice President and Chief Entrepreneur Officer at 3D Systems and Inc. magazine’s 2005 “Entrepreneur of the Year”
Dr Konstantin Korotkov
Pioneer in the study of the human energy field and inventor of Gas Discharge Visualization technologies.
Dr. Dean Radin
Researcher and author in the field of parapsychology. Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Dr. William F Bengston
Professor of sociology at St. Josephs College. Energy healing researcher and educator.
Dr. Mario Varvoglis
President of the Parapsychological Association and researcher at Psychophysical Research Laboratories, Princeton.
Vijay Bhat
Specialist in strategy consulting, leadership development, training, group/individual coaching and facilitation
Anu Aga
Businesswoman and social worker. Former chairperson of Thermax Ltd., an energy and environment engineering business.
Dr. Cassandra Vieten
President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a scientist at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group.
David Gelles
New York Times business reporter whose book, Mindful Work, delves into the positive impact of mindfulness and meditation on stressed workers and the financial bottom line.
Janine Allis
Australian founder of Boost Juice, who took an unorthodox route to business success and is now the Executive Director of a $2 billion company, mentor on Australian television programme Shark Tank and author of The Secrets of My Success: the Story of Boost Juice.
Isabel Medem
Named as one of the top thirty entrepreneurs under 30 by Forbes Magazine and the co-founder of X-Runner, which provides waterless sanitation services to impoverished households in Peru.
Dr William Tan
Neurosurgeon, MD, cancer survivor and Paralympian, who has raised more than $18 million over 22 years for needy causes while completing more than 120 marathons and ultramarathons. He is the first person to complete the North Pole marathon in a wheelchair.
Prof. Eka Juliata Wahjoepramono
The first neurosurgeon in South East Asia to successfully operate on the brainstem and the founder of Indonesian Brain Foundation
Budi Soehardi
Founder of Roslin Orphanage and recipient of CNN’s Heroes award in 2009 who cancelled his family vacation to raise money for East Timor refugees.
Dr Sanduk Ruit
Humanitarian and ophthalmologist whose pioneering technique for cataract microsurgery has restored the sight of more than 120,000 of the poorest people in Asia, Africa and South America.