Inspiring Change Through The Exchange Of Knowledge

Inspiring Change Through The Exchange Of Knowledge

Thursday Oct 04,2018

“The Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Lecture Series serves as a unique platform for accomplished leaders within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region to come together and pave the way for a better future. It is a tremendous opportunity for robust exchange on new knowledge, experience and information.”
Mr Ho Kwon Ping
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, SMU

Since its establishment in 2012, the Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series has captivated members of the public, students and political leaders alike.

The well-known lecture series was established by philanthropist Mrs Ho Lien Fung in memory of her late husband, former Singapore Ambassador and successful businessman Mr Ho Rih Hwa.

Each year sees a renowned speaker take to the stage.

In 2018, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, political reformist and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1993 – 1998) was invited for the robust question-and-answer session moderated by SMU Chairman Mr Ho Kwon Ping.

Datuk Seri Anwar regaled the audience with his journey as a politician in Malaysia, and how he overcame the many challenges that were in his path. His thoughts on a wide range of topics, from Singapore-Malaysia relations, to his personal mantra and his candid views on the aim of education, inspired all.

Curious to see what else was shared during the session? Check out this video.

To find out more about the lecture series and its past speakers, visit the website here.