2018 Asia Game Changer Awards

October 9, 2018 • New York City

On August 23, 2018, Asia Society announced this year's recipients of the Asia Game Changer Awards, which recognize those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world. Asia Society is proud to partner with Citi to honor these extraordinary individuals and groups, continuing a tradition begun with the inauguration of the Asia Game Changer Awards five years ago.

The honorees this year include Thai rescuers who saved a squad of teenage soccer players trapped in a flooded cave, a team of Afghan girls who successfully competed in a U.S. technology competition, a record-breaking star runner from a small village in Nepal, and a group of Japanese volunteers working to secure the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following a tsunami. Indra Nooyi, the remarkable chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, will receive the Game Changer of the Year Award.

Honorees are nominated and selected by members of Asia Society’s global network.

2018 Asia Game Changer Award Honorees

ASIA GAME CHANGER OF THE YEAR: Champion for women, champion for sustainability, champion for wellness, and transformative leader of an iconic global company
For overcoming obstacles and heartbreak — and emerging as champions for girls all over the world
For courage that led to his freedom — and then groundbreaking work to give patients new hope
For spreading unity through song in one of the world’s most divided cities
For risking their lives to contain a nuclear disaster
For defying steep odds, shattering records, and inspiring — and helping — millions of girls
For showing that faith, teamwork, and indomitable courage can work miracles
For game-changing, life-saving heroism — in the world’s most unforgiving and desperate places
For championing the environment — from the cities of China to the farthest reaches of the planet


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9 October 2018
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Asia Game Changer Awards and Dinner

25 Broadway
Lower Manhattan
New York, New York

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