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The Leaderboard: Ong Ye Kung

Who is he? Ong Ye Kung is Singapore’s acting minister for education (higher education and skills) and senior minister of state at the Ministry of Defence. Ong was elected as a member of Parliament for the Sembawang group representative constituency…

The Leaderboard: Ng Chee Meng

Who is he? Ng Chee Meng is Singapore’s acting minister for education (schools) and senior minister of state at the Ministry of Transport. Prior to taking over these two portfolios on October 1, 2015, which marked his entry into politics,…

The Leaderboard: Busaya Mathelin

Who is she?  Busaya Mathelin is a veteran diplomat currently serving as Thailand’s ambassador to Belgium and head of mission to the European Union. Earlier, Busaya served as ambassador to Spain and Senegal and was director-general of the European Affairs…

The Leaderboard: Marciano Paynor

Who is he? Marciano Paynor, Jr. currently serves under Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte as chief protocol officer of Malacañang Palace. He held the same post under former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Fidel Ramos. In 2015, Paynor led the National Organizing…

The Leaderboard: U Than Htay

Who is he? U Than Htay most recently served in the Myanmar government as minister of rail transportation in Thein Sein’s Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government from 2013 until August 2015, when he stepped down for an unsuccessful…

The Leaderboard: Gina Lopez

Who is she? Regina “Gina” P. Lopez is the chairperson of ABS-CBN Lingkod Foundation, the philanthropic wing of the Philippines’ ABS-CBN media corporation. Her work with the foundation has covered a number of environmental projects, including reforestation, river rehabilitation, and…

The Leaderboard: Nora Tyson

Who is she? Nora Tyson is a three-star vice admiral in the United States Navy.  She currently serves as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, directing operations in the northern and eastern Pacific Ocean, making her the first woman to…