The Global Wealth and Society programme seeks to identify the important role that the privileged have towards their respective society. In building this programme, we measure wealth, not by the amount of financial assets individuals amass but by the positive impact they create on society through sustainable projects. Projects that are close to their hearts and which they believe to affect their immediate society in a deep and profound manner.
Based on this philosophy of contribution and giving back to the society, we identify these individuals as “Champions of Philanthropy” as part of our Global Wealth and Society Awards Programme.
Over the next few weeks until early October, our research team will be adding new names to the list and will be reaching out to them as part of the awards evaluation process.
The list below profiles selected Champions and their shortlisted projects across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East . In doing so, the list also tracks the way they are investing and deploying their wealth to bring about positive impacts on the society that they operate in.
Former Chairman Tata Sons - India
Chairperson and Founder, Reliance Foundation and Non-Executive Director, Reliance Industries - India
Co-founder/CEO, Varthana - India
Founder and Chairman, HCL Technologies Limited" - India
Michael Bambang Hartono & Robert Budi Hartono
Managing Director, Co-Founders, Djarum Foundation - Indonesia
"Dato' Sri Tahir
Founder of Mayapada Group and Co-Chair, Tahir Foundation" - Indonesia
Chairman, Nitori Holdings - Japan
President/Founder START TODAY CO., LTD. - Japan
Chairman and CEO, Comcraft Group - Kenya
Lee Joon Yong
Honary Chairman, Daelim Group - Korea
Executive CEO and Chairman , Hong Leong Group - Malaysia
"Lim Wee Chai
Executive Chairman and Founder, Top Glove Corp." - Malaysia
Founder and Chairman, Dangote Group - Nigeria
"Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu
Chairman, Heirs Holding" - Nigeria
Chairman, Zenith Bank - Nigeria
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma
Founder and Chairman, South Atlantic Petroleum Limited - Nigeria
" David Zuellig & Daniel Zuellig
Co-founders, Zuellig pharma group" - Philippines
"Vladimir Olegovich Potanin
Chairman and CEO, Al-Dabbagh Group" - Saudi Arabia
"Ho Swee Huat
Co-founder, Autism Association Singapore" - Singapore