Unleash Potential. Redesign Society

Unleash Potential.
Redesign Society.

Ignite convenes top young talents from across Southeast Asia for an experience that will change the way they think, act and lead.

It offers a framework to unleash potential through the power of purpose, energy and a growth mindset. It also helps future leaders cultivate a broad worldview and ‘connect-the-dots’ back to their organisation and role.

Learning Outcomes

Key Benefits

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A framework for unleashing potential with purpose, energy and a growth mindset

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Communicate with confidence across different cultures and backgrounds

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Inspire new approaches to collaboration and high-performance teamwork

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Improve global acumen by understanding trends transforming our world

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Tools for outcome-driven meetings and stakeholder engagement

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Access to a curated resource library of stimulating books, articles, podcasts, and videos

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Strengthen personal effectiveness by generating and implementing practical ideas at work

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Build regional networks across industries and sectors


Learning Journey and Core Curriculum

GIFT's proprietary curriculum, learning tools and high-touch facilitation keep participants engaged and excited from start to finish.


Proprietary Content



  • Corporate mission

  • Team welfare

  • Mentoring next generation


  • Standard of living

  • Individual ambition

  • Family wellbeing


  • Serving wider community

  • Creating spaces for discussion

  • Organizing for local change


  • Broader social reform

  • Global issues

  • Building a better society


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Previous Speakers

Ignite Alumni

  • Lucas Chong,

    Ignite helped broaden my world view and enabled me to see things from different perspectives. The social collaboration platform also played an important role in helping us to bond as a cohort.

    Lucas Chong,
  • Puteri Farhana,

    Ignite Asean is far beyond a theoretical leadership programme. Each session challenged my way of thinking, encouraged me to think critically and have a growth mindset. I look forward to putting into practice everything I’ve learned and the impact it will bring not only to the business, but also my team, my peers and my superiors.

    Puteri Farhana,


    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008, Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.