Agents of Change 2017

Meet the people who are shaking up Asia

Business people, innovators, educators and artists to shape new era

  • Jean Liu, driving the ride-hailing phenomenon

    Former investment banker is at the heart of the huge success of 'Team Didi'

  • Makoto Shinkai leads next wave of anime filmmakers

    'Your Name' director could change the face of the anime industry

  • Asia's first female soccer coach shows boys how to win

    History-making young trainer is happy to inspire other females in the sport

  • Snow's shy CEO reshapes the way young Asians communicate

    Kim Chang-wook's relentless innovation drives exploding popularity of image-sharing app

  • Wang Shu -- Shaping cities and villages of the future

    Acclaimed architect seeks an alternative to gigantic, soulless high-rises

  • Gigi Chao leads diversity debate in Asian business

    Hong Kong property heir hopes to change attitudes in Asia

  • Sequoia China chief is Asia's 'king of alpha'

    Venture capitalist Neil Shen wins big with mainland investment strategies

  • Paytm founder helps Indians go cashless

    Vijay Shekhar Sharma shakes up the country's digital financial future

  • Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol: Thailand's royal diplomat, lawyer, advocate

    From public service to her informal lifestyle, princess leads new generation of Thai royalty

  • James Chen, Philanthropist: Chasing the 'vision thing'

    Tapping Asian entrepreneurs' growing interest in finding ways to give back

  • Fostering Myanmar's 'connectivity revolution'

    Australian visionary David Madden pioneers 'creation space' to harness tech for social impact