To ensure the Leaders of Tomorrow selected for the Gen.T List are of the highest calibre, we consult an external panel of industry heavyweights, The Tribe, who nominate and help us to review the most promising candidates in each industry.
The Tribe is made up of a broad spectrum of experienced founders, leaders and thinkers, all hailing from different industries and across Asia—and all bearing valuable knowledge about their area of expertise, including the new generation of leaders disrupting them. This year, the 2021 Tribe comprises 47 such experts.
Five of them share what went through their minds when they were selecting this year's Leaders of Tomorrow and weigh in on what they think about leadership and impact creation.
Country manager, ING Bank Philippines, and board member, Investment House Association of the Philippines
What makes a respectable leader for you?
A leader is respected because he or she earned it. Rising to prominence in one’s field means being a selfless, servant leader whose views on issues, challenges and opportunities are thoughtful. Hopefully, actions taken on these items also impact a large number of stakeholders in a positive manner.
What change do you hope the next generation of leaders will bring to your industry?
Traditionally, one can say that I have been in the financial services industry. Lately, that has really converged into the technology field delivering banking and financial services. It is my earnest hope that with this "fourth revolution"—brought about by technology—the next generation of leaders can bring about a wide level of inclusion, and provide access to services and products that the widest group of people can benefit from and uplift their personal situations.
If you could share one piece of advice to the Gen.T community, what would it be?
There is always much to learn and so much more to do. So I would say take in as much knowledge—from listening to mentors and discussing with peers to learning from courses—and put goals and an action plan together, and execute. You’ll need to be agile and tweak those plans as you go along. And remember, there is no substitute for hard work.