Asia Society honored Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, as 2018 Game Changer of the Year at the fifth annual Asia Game Changer Awards. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton presented Nooyi with the honor, recognizing her work to steer Pepsi toward healthier products in spite of investor pressure not to. In addition to Nooyi, Asia Society recognized eight other individuals and groups: Wang Shi, the Chinese real estate developer and great advocate for environmental sustainability; Mira Rai, child soldier turned champion distance runner from Nepal; Munjed Al Muderis, a doctor who fled Iraq only to become a pioneering surgeon in Australia; the founders of Koolulam, a musical initiative building bridges through song in Israel; the remarkable, award-winning Afghan Girls Robotics Team; heroes who saved lives during Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster; the incomparably brave and determined White Helmets of Syria; and, in their first-ever appearance on American soil, survivors from this summer’s incredible rescue at Thailand’s Tham Luang caves. Asia Game Changer Awards. October 9, 2018. New York. Photos by Lambert Parong ©️ Kababayan Media 2018.
Nicholas Platt, former Asia Society President.
Cipriani Wall Street
Josette Sheeran, Asia Society President & CEO.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
Indra Nooyi with President Bill Clinton.
Adul Sam-on, Ekkapol Chantawong, Governor Naronsak Osatanakorn with Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ambassador Reichiiro Takahashi and James Kondo.
Bradford Hu with the founders of Koolulam Ben Yefet, Or Taicher and Michal Shahaf Schneiderman and Citi's Stephen Bird.
Raed Saleh, Syrian White Helmets.
Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society global co-chair with Raed Saleh.
Dr. Munjed Al Muderis.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
Roya Maboob with Afghan Girls Robotics Team members Kawsar Roshan and Fatemah Qaderayan with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
Asia Game Changer Awards. October 9, 2018. New York. Photos by Lambert Parong ©️ Kababayan Media 2018.