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Ian Chew is former director at Empact, a firm specializing in entrepreneurship programs and events, notably Empact Showcase at the White House, US Chamber of Commerce and United Nations. Before that, he was the director of product development at Thriving Talents, a HR training firm with clients from SMEs to Fortune 100s (GE, Microsoft, Intel).

For his work and projects, he has interviewed over 700 people from more than 20 countries in three years, including homeless people on the streets and millionaire entrepreneurs. Ian has been mentioned in FortuneTIMEForbesEntrepreneur, and Business Insider, as well as featured in Inc. MagazineCanadian Geographic, CBC, and Global TV News Maritimes.

A believer in giving, Ian regularly coaches and mentors young entrepreneurs.

He also successfully climbed Mount Allison* on a full Malaysian government scholarship.

*Not an actual mountain, but a top Canadian undergraduate university.


“Ian is a proven leader and innovative thinker: he has the kind of profile that would rival people 10 years his senior. Ian is driven by purpose and would be a valuable contributor to any purpose-driven organization or conference. His efforts have played a large role in our success.”

Kyle HillTeach For Canada cofounder, former Boston Consulting Group project leader, Rhodes Scholar