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.