CEO Message


Melissa Ong
Chief Executive Officer

What Starts Here Changes Our Society

At ASLI, when we say “Dedicated to creating a better society,” it is more than just a tagline; it is our motivating force. Our stakeholders, members and staff share a passion for making the greatest impact on the world around us to benefit society today - and in the future. Underpinning this is the AsliWay, our approach to work that champion Teamwork, Integrity, Learning and Excellence. Beyond connecting people with our services, we are passionate about making a positive impact on the community in which we operate. And this is the key to fulfilling our mission by creating a better society.

We believe a strong sense of purpose can set us apart and amplify every work we do. ASLI has earned a reputation we can be proud of, as a world leading independent private Think Tank. That reputation is built on more than two decades of Asian strategy and leadership excellence. To continue striving on what we do and by working together with key stakeholders and supporters, we can solidify our position in the hearts and minds of many audiences.

In today’s highly competitive world, we are pressing on what we do best to serve the community, the nation and the region.  We continue to build on ASLI’s unique strengths, attributes and relevance to the country and to the world. It helps attract partners, sponsors and delegates to our initiatives. In all our initiatives, we see, hear and experience examples every day of how people are changing the world in large and small ways. We prepare for the future today by connecting all key stakeholders in relevant platforms, playing a greater part in transforming our community and our nation. It brings new thinking, ideas and opportunity to foster business agility in the digital economy and to embrace and adapt well in the 4th Industrial Revolution, thus making our nation a great country for our people.