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Anshul Sonak

Regional Director, Innovation & Education Programs (Asia), Corporate Affairs Director (SE Asia), Intel


Anshul is Regional Director – Innovation & Education Programs (Asia), Corporate Affairs Director (SE Asia) at Intel based in Singapore. He is business leader with 23+ years of worldwide experience on education & skills tech sector, and passionate about innovation for sustainable & inclusive development.

In Intel Asia, Anshul manages public policy, corporate CSR and Intel Foundation’s programs on Education, STEM and innovation for democratizing innovations tech skills for next generation in partnership with governments, academia & CSO. He is expert in social impact program co-creation by fostering scale partnerships, designing biz models for shared value. He is adviser to various social impact organizations, multilaterals & startups.

He lives in Singapore and travels globally for speaking & advising on education & STEM transformation, youth empowerment, skills & jobs for future, AI for SDG. He is regular speaker in global forums like UNDP Youth Summit, ADB’s Asian Youth Forum and International Skills Forum, Korea Science & Creativity Festival, and Maker Faire. Besides sitting in various government committees in region for education & skills reform, he judges multiple innovation challenges in Asia with organizations like USAID, World Summit Award, and MIT. He is UNDP Asia’s first regional Youth CoLab champion from private sector for promoting youth entrepreneurship.

He is alumni of University of Oxford – Oxford Advance Management & Leadership Program. He holds MIT Sloan School of Management certificates on “Artificial Intelligence – Implications for Business Strategy” with MIT CSAIL (Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab) and on “Shaping the future of work” with MIT IWER (Institute for Work and Employment Research). He is Post Graduate in Management from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management) India. He is member of SID (Singapore Institute of Directors) and ‘The Future If’ group, a global community of business leaders & futurists.

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