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Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards 2019

Mar 21, 2019

What an incredible event it has been and I’m so impressed with Najaa and Supna for winning their categories to become 2 of the 11 award recipients and making Brunei proud.

Najaa Halbi won the award for the Professions category for her role as a Petroleum Engineer and the Planning Manager for East Asset Brunei Shell Petroleum and achievements in her 10 years in business.

Supna Rania Karwanamurthi won the award for the Entrepreneur category for her role as the co-founder and Managing Director of Flux OS Sdn Bhd and her aspirations to be the leading well servicing and drilling company in the region.

Held in Singapore, this was the 2nd edition of the Women of the Future Awards in Southeast Asia, which aims to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders who are driving positive impactful change.

This experience feels like the start of an amazing journey and I can’t wait to collaborate on some exciting projects with new friends.

Thank you to Pinky Lilani, Vicki Treadell, Imraan and all the organisers for their incredible work in creating the Women of the Future platform and bringing it to Southeast Asia.

The Woman of the Future programme is supported by the United Kingdom (UK) Government and HRH The Countess of Wessex as their Global Ambassador.

The other winners in their award categories are:

Arts & Culture: Rozella Mahjhrin, Singer and Songwriter and advocate for body positivity (Malaysia);

Business: Dr Theingi Win, Founder and CEO, Global Assistant Co (Myanmar)

Community Spirit and Public Service: Aye Thiri Kyaw, Writer and Senior National Coordinator Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Myanmar)

Media and Communications: Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Youth Advocate and TV Host, Under 30 Dialogue TV Show (Myanmar)

Professions: Dr Hwei Wuen Chan, Doctor, National University Hospital, Singapore (Malaysia);

Property, Infrastructure and Construction: Josephine Lee, Director, Regional Business Development, Knight Frank (Singapore)

Science, Technology and Digital: Dr Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)

Social Entrepreneur: Kunthear Mov, Co-founder and Managing Director, Dorsu (Cambodia)

Mentor: Ana Margarita Hontiveros, Programmes Head for Bangsamoro Region, Philippine Centre for Entrepreneurship and GoNegosyo.


Women of the Future SEA Facebook page

Women of the Future SEA website

Brunei News article at the Borneo Bulletin