Multi-award winning developmental strategist Ellynita (Ellyne) Hazlina Lamin keeps a close watch on the pulse of South Asia’s innovation industry and develops economic platforms for underpriviledged and socially isolated communities throughout the region.

From developing interactive knowledge management and research application to a nationally recognised technology funding agency, she has enjoyed 15-year experience in the exciting and challenging environment of startup communities in Southeast Asia. As former founding chairperson of Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia, she is committed to sustainable pro-poor development through an integrated approach of business, arts and science.

A member of the prestigious Latin America/ Caribbean & Asia/Pacific Economics & Business Association (LAEBA), United Nations Volunteer Online, Amnesty International and the World Wildlife Fund, Ellynita have inspired many to across South Asia to create change and contribute to the wellbeing of all.

Her dream is for all to move beyond tolerance towards one another but to understand and accept each other beyond biases. She aspires to see the lives we all touch, in some way – no matter big or small – begin to impact the lives of others.