Last week, the Asia Society announced the new class of Asia 21 Next Generation Fellows: a group of 34 outstanding leaders from 25 countries, united in their commitment to maintain peace and prosperity across the region.
It is a year-long, multi-disciplinary, leadership development program that brings together the next generation of regional leaders to meet their peers, develop their leadership potential, and find innovative solutions to the region’s policy, economic, environmental, and societal challenges.
Richard Yim, CEO of Quantum Engineering and Manufacturing from Cambodia, has been listed on the Asia 21 Next Generation Fellows program.
He told Kiripost that he expects to expand the impact of his work in robotics and technology, focusing on Cambodia's people and their future by engaging with the Asia 21 network.
“I will identify collaborators experienced in green transportation, sustainable agriculture, and last-mile delivery,” he said.
“Our electric scooter, aeroponics home system, and electric cargo bike will address Cambodian and global concerns faster with these partnerships.”
In addition, he aims to seek mentorship from seasoned Asia 21 executives to scale programs and initiatives regionally and worldwide. He said that the suggestions would improve his plans, supply chain management, and regulatory compliance.
Besides that, he aims to share his success and lessons, emphasizing the importance of building Industry 4.0 skills for Cambodian Gen Z by leveraging the Asia 21 platform.
“My vision is to accelerate Cambodia's manufacturing sector and cultivate a thriving talent pool, attracting skilled professionals from abroad to tackle unique challenges in industries like renewable energy and advanced manufacturing,” he said.
The new cohort of Asia 21 Next Generation Fellows brings together business and policy leaders, activists, artists, educators, journalists, scientists, and technology and social entrepreneurs seeking to connect with their peers, develop their leadership skills, and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing Asia.