Yasmin Rasyid

Founder & President, EcoKnights

Biologist by profession, environmentalist by passion, Yasmin has 20 years of experience and knowledge in environmental management, community development, and social responsibility in Malaysia. She is also involved in community mobilisation and research-based programs on issues related to sustainability. Yasmin founded EcoKnights in 2005 with the aim of assisting communities in the areas of sustainable development. She has a B.Sc. in Biology (Marine) and a minor in Contemporary Religion from Duke University, and also a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University Malaya.She served as the chairperson of a national coalition, MENGO, for four years from 2012-2017. She was also the head of research and development for Profound Vaccine Sdn Bhd, spearheading research and product development for animal vaccines. Yasmin has also been serving as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Duke Alumni Association since 1998.

Tan graduated from Deakin University with a degree in Computer Science / Information Technology. Tan shares Jack Ma’s “30-30-30” vision that, within the next 30 years, young people below 30 years old and small businesses with less than 30 people will be critical to the world.