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Singapore Delegate Chosen For 'One Young World'

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To represent Havas WW Southeast Asia at South Africa summit

Singapore Delegate Chosen For 'One Young World'


Havas Worldwide today announced the official delegate to represent Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia at the fourth One Young World Summit 2013 to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2 – 5 October.


Co-founded by David Jones, global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK group chairman of Havas Worldwide, One Young World is a non-profit organisation which aims to provide opportunities for young and aspiring leaders to join in a global network of socially committed individuals to effect positive change in the world.


Global leaders including Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Paul Polman, global CEO of Unilever, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Huffington Post and Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, among others, will lend their support as counsellors at the summit this year. They will work with 1,300 delegates gathered from over 180 countries to address solutions to challenges across fields including education, global business, human rights, sustainable development and transparency.


In selecting the best and brightest talent to represent Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia, the communications agency launched an internal competition among all eligible employees. Potential delegates were tasked to submit an essay showcasing their commitment and passion towards social causes. Stefanie Conceicao, a copywriter at Havas Worldwide Singapore was chosen to be the official representative of Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia amongst entrants from across the sub-region. Stefanie said, “I'm really grateful for this opportunity to represent a generation of emerging talents in the Southeast Asia region. For me, reducing poverty is an area I intend to contribute to, and I believe that translating that passion into an action plan will be one step closer at the summit”.


Along with Stefanie, three other delegates will be representing Singapore at the One Young World summit this year:
1. Daniel Silva – Communications and Public Affairs Senior Associate, Google
2. Debbie Yap – Senior Analyst, Westpac Group
3. Janice Hu – Marketing Manager, L’Oreal


“The One Young World Summit serves as a dynamic platform for young talent, and lends global stature to delegates’ views, and empowers them to create positive change in the world,” said Naomi Troni, CEO of Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia. “I am thrilled that Stefanie Conceicao will be our official Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia representative, and alongside the other Singapore delegates will be inspired by fellow young leaders and the One Young World counsellors at the Summit.”


Annex A
1. Daniel Silva
Passionate about creating the conditions for change, especially in the Asian region, Daniel wants to help people reach their potential and shares his time and knowledge with everyone who deems it worthy. Culture and social responsibility are two key areas of his work at Google. Daniel organised the first Google Asia Pacific volunteering journey where 60 volunteers from 5 different Google offices joined efforts to help Bhutanese youth leaders to make the most of the internet, and also gain soft skills on leadership and creativity.


2. Debbie Yap
Debbie is most passionate about leadership and believes it is a role that is critical in every arena, whether in the business, political or societal space. In February 2013, Debbie was nominated to be part of the inaugural 'Asia Community Working Group' which was formed to map out a coordinated approach across the Asia business to reflect Westpac's ongoing commitment to the communities in Asia. As part of the working group, she has been engaging a local organisation ‘Mother and Child project’ which is a social enterprise that is aligned to the group’s chosen themes of ‘sustainability’ and ‘empowering women’ to work out the best ways that Westpac can collaborate with them.


3. Janice Hu
Janice is passionate about political leadership and how it affects citizens living in various countries. She believes in women taking key positions and having their fair share in society.
With a keen interest in education, Janice has been involved in projects which aims to help under privileged children learn to read. She believes that people can change the world and everyone should strive to work hard and contribute to their respective countries.


4. Stefanie Conceicao
Stefanie is passionate about helping the less privileged and the homeless lead better lives. She has been involved in bread runs, overseas mission trips and visits to orphanages. Her experiences and contributions have further encouraged her to raise awareness amongst those who are interested to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Instead of providing temporary relief, Stefanie believes in searching for ways to lead the underprivileged to finding the power to sustain themselves.

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Categories: Sports and Leisure, Events, Mon, 02 Sep 2013 02:24:07 GMT