HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 11 November 2020 – Luxury media group Tatler has officially revealed the full 5th edition of the annual Gen.T List, sponsored by Credit Suisse. The list has become a definitive reference of leaders of tomorrow – the most promising millennial entrepreneurs who are redefining the landscape of Asian culture and business. Previous honourees have included tech entrepreneur Eric Gnock Fah and actor Henry Golding and many others before they became a zeitgeist of Asian success on a global stage.
“There has never been a time when we’ve been in greater need of disruptive people, ideas and businesses–to innovate, to create jobs and, most importantly, to give hope,” says Tamara Lamunière, Head of Generation T Asia.
In the last five years, Gen.T has created a community through events and amplified the influence of its members through the Tatler Asia Group’s media platforms, in the process building an Asia-wide community of the regions’ most promising 25-40 year old entrepreneurs. Gen.T is present in eight markets across Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
“Gen. T represents a unique community of like-minded young leaders, and it facilitates constructive interactions between individuals who share the same aspirations towards shaping the future to be a better place and bringing positive change to society,” says Francois Monnet, Head of Private Banking for North Asia and Chief Executive Hong Kong Branch, Credit Suisse. “As the Bank for Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse is supportive of such young talents, as we believe we share similar values with these young generation of new leaders who are passionate about bringing innovative ways to drive sustainability and positive engagement across all fields ranging social, economic and cultural sectors.”
Among those included in the Gen.T List 2020 are:
- Jaeson Ma, CEO, East West Ventures
- Sharon Kobler, Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Goodbaby Group
- Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO, VIPKid
- Harry Wang, Founder and CEO, Linear Capital
- Lim Wai Mun, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Doctor Anywhere
- Poonyatorn Suthipongchai, Managing Partner, Creative Ventures
- Choong Fui-Yu, Co-founder & CEO, Kaodim
- Zhang Li, CEO, JD.ID
- Supachai Parchirayanon, Co-founder & CEO, Rise
- Kuldeep Singh Rajput, Founder & CEO, Biofourmis
Some facts and figures about the Gen.T List 2020:
- Over 1,000 candidates from across Asia were considered for the list
- There are 400 people on Gen.T List 2020. The largest number, 102, come from Mainland China, with 55 each from Indonesia and Singapore
- The first year of the launch of the public nominations form
- Over 65 prominent judges, including Guo Pei (celebrity fashion designer), Senator Miguel Zubiri (Philippine Senate majority leader), Adrian Cheng (CEO and Executive Vice Chairman of New World Development), André Chiang (celebrity chef)
- Gen.T List 2020 was unveiled at live events in Malaysia (1 October), Taipei (7 October), and Shanghai (9 October). For the rest of Asia, a virtual awards ceremony took place on the 15 October, exclusively for Gen.T honourees and partners
- The average age of this year’s honourees is 31.5. Only people under 40 are eligible for inclusion
- 40% of honourees are women. Mainland China is the region with the highest proportion of women, at 45 percent
- 70 million is the combined number of Instagram and Weibo followers the 2020 honourees have between them
- 284 of this year’s honourees, or 71 percent, own their companies
- There are 5 unicorns–a company valued at more than US$1 billion–run by people on the list
- The number of funding companies founded by this year’s honourees attracted between January 2019 and June 2020 is US$1.6 billion – the window of time assessed when looking at a candidate’s credentials
- A little over 1% of the list is a repeat from the previous year, meaning there 395 new people on the 2020 list
- There are 46 honourees in this year’s most popular category, Technology. The next most popular are Finance & Venture Capital (33), The Arts (32), and Sustainability (30)
For more information, visit generationt.asia
Generation T is one of the initiatives in support of Tatler’s evolution. Since early 2020, Tatler, an Asian legacy brand since 1978, has been transforming from a traditional society magazine to a global media brand that focuses on power and influence in Asia with greater meaning and purpose, and on individuals from a greater cross-section of communities, industries and walks of life.
Tatler has taken steps toward greater involvement in social issues like equality and sustainability and areas like entrepreneurship and philanthropy through our new lists, magazine themes, online content, and events such as Front & Female, its platform for female empowerment, and more recently, LGBTQ-themed content and activations. Tatler has also launched innovative products and experiences to support local businesses, such as Tatler House, reimagined events spaces, and United We Dine, a campaign to support the F&B industry. In tandem, it has also evolved in a brand name, logo, content, and design to be more modern & relevant; invested in significant hires; and is continually upgrading its digital infrastructure.
These initiatives are in support of Tatler’s mission promote and develop Asian identity, culture, society and business; to support local communities and individuals; and to play a key role in defining the future of the media industry.
About Tatler Asia Group
The Tatler Asia Group is the region’s leading luxury media company, producing some of the most iconic magazines, websites, and experiences. Its flagship title, Tatler, established in 1978, now has editions in eight markets across Asia and is the most trusted brand to connect with influential consumers across the region. Tatler’s sub-brands include Tatler Dining, Tatler Homes, Generation T, Tatler House, Off-Menu, and more. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Tatler Asia Group operates in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is fully owned by Switzerland’s Edipresse Group and the Lamunière family.