Learning Blocks


Reflection is the compass guiding us from where we’ve been, to where we’re destined to shine. That small spark of an idea, kindled through courage and hard work, now radiates brilliantly, illuminating a grander vision. Within our EO Community, you are far from alone. Among 18,000+ members and uniting across 220+ chapters, you’ve found your place in the EO Family—a prism of remarkable colours. Your unique light shines distinctive and unmistakable. Your perspective possesses a power all its own.

Bring your brilliance.



Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve is one of the most widely recognised stars in Formula 1, a World Champion, and founder of the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team.

He is one-of-two drivers to have competed in the Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Formula 1. The son of Canadian Formula 1 star, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques ultimately exceeded all expectations by winning the North American IndyCar Series and the Indy 500 before moving on to Formula 1. Jacques is one of only three drivers ever to achieve this ‘triple’, alongside former World Champions Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi.

His Formula 1 career continued until 2006, including six years driving for BAR-Honda, a team he co-founded and owned. Today that team is the dominant Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team.

Jacques continues to be closely involved in Formula 1, attending Grands Prix events and commentating for French television. He is trilingual in English, French, and Italian.

Learn more about Jacques here.


Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy specializing in designing companies for the 21st century. Over the past two decades, he has emerged as a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation, and novel paradigms of thought.

A global nomad with a diverse ethnic background, Mike is also a futurist and the author of three bestselling books. He provides counsel to some of the world’s largest organizations on reinvention and adaptation in the age of machine intelligence.

With expertise in AI-powered transformation, he acts as a bridge between disruptive technology and business leadership, offering practical advice to leaders on leveraging new opportunities, reshaping their organizations, and evolving their own mindset.

Learn more about Mike here.


Mark Gallagher

During the course of a 30-year career, Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high-performance environment of Formula 1 motor racing. Today he is an author, broadcaster, and industry analyst who continues to work with drivers and teams at the forefront of this global sport. He is also a renowned public speaker, and since 1998 has provided keynote presentations and insights to organizations worldwide.

Mark’s executive management career in Formula 1 expanded over the course of a decade. During this time, he was on the management board of the Jordan Grand Prix team, ran the world-famous Cosworth engine business, and helped establish the commercial side of Red Bull Racing. Mark has been a member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. He spent two years working on the energy efficiency regulations adopted by Formula 1 in 2014.

His expertise covers the commercial and operational management of Formula 1 teams.
Since 1994 he has introduced some of the world’s leading technology companies to the sport, playing a key role in the digital transformation of Formula 1.

Beyond Formula 1, Mark was the co-founder and owner of Status Grand Prix, competing in lower formulae and international sports cars racing.

Since 2012, Mark has focused on his Formula 1 consulting business, Performance Insights, working with a range of clients across the sport. He is also a columnist, feature writer and broadcaster for GP Racing Magazine and Autosport.

He has published the following books: Grand Prix – The Last 25 Years, Business of Winning, and The Future Business Formula (co-authored). From 2005 to 2010, Mark was a consultant to Pixar on CARS and CARS 2.

Learn more about Mark here.



Dana Leong

Considered by many as the world’s top electric cellist, Dana Leong has also earned recognition as world’s top trombone player from members of the world-renowned Balkan Beat Box.

Dana’s musical prowess transcends multiple genres, blending jazz, lyrical music, electronic dance, and hip hop into a distinctive and emotionally mesmerizing sound. His improvisational style and compositions are rooted in a lifelong mastery of jazz and classical music. Dana began teaching jazz at Stanford University at the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’Rivera, collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, worked with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM, served as a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, and composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Porsche, and Mont Blanc. Notably, he composed the theme for Richard Branson’s space launch for Virgin Galactic.

A trailblazer at the crossroads of music, technology, and wellness, Dana has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and contributed as a composer to a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte. He collaborated with Yamaha to consult on the design of the “Silent Cello,” serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador, and holds the title of a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Learn more about Dana here.


Human connection has the power to spark new genius. When we individually bring our brilliance, together we challenge the status quo and ignite innovation. Much like the sun’s glow illuminates the world beneath one sky, our vibrant EO Community shines its light. Spanning nearly 80 countries, a multitude of languages, and diverse backgrounds, together our connection transcends borders. The fusion of our diverse experiences gives rise to something special and new. A multitude of unique lights creating a prism of possibilities. United, our combined radiance shines.

Celebrate community.


Kalika Yap

Kalika Yap is a multifaceted entrepreneur, inventor, author, podcast host, and certified coach dedicated to innovation and empowering others. She founded Citrus Studios in 1999, a branding and digital design agency known for its creative solutions. As CEO of Orange & Bergamot, she supports women entrepreneurs in realizing their dreams.

Her ventures include Luxe Link, a chic purse hook, and the Waxing Co., an award-winning salon in Hawaii. Kalika authored “The Little Brand Book,” offering branding insights. Committed to coaching, she aims to help 1 million entrepreneurs succeed. A certified coach through the Academy for Coaching Excellence and ICF, Kalika is an active member of EO, sharing insights on “The EO Wonder Podcast.”

Recognized with awards like the Rising Star Award from NAWBO, Kalika speaks at universities and conferences, inspiring future entrepreneurs. She holds a BA from NYU and completed the Entrepreneurs Masters Program at MIT. Married to Rodney, she’s a proud mom of two entrepreneurial teens and is pursuing her MMTCP at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.

Kalika’s philanthropy extends to organizations like Girls Who Code and Harvard-Westlake Inc Program, reflecting her commitment to empowerment and education. Through her diverse endeavors, Kalika Yap leaves a vibrant legacy, inspiring entrepreneurship and making a difference worldwide.

Learn more about Kalika here.


Simone Heng

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and former international broadcaster for Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, CNBC, and more. She is one of the youngest female Certified Speaking Professionals in the world.

With over fifteen years of experience as a communicator on air, on stage, and one-on-one in different countries, connection has always been her life’s work.

As a speaker, Simone inspires people to come together in a world thirsty for connection. She has spoken to thousands, and often for Fortune 500 organizations. Her clients include Google, Amazon, ByteDance, Spotify, Salesforce, SAP, Meta, United Nations, and many more. Simone and her work have been featured on CNN and in Forbes, SCMP, TEDx, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more.

Her latest book Let’s Talk About Loneliness is available now.
Learn more about Simone here.


Swan Sit

Swan is a dynamic leader at the crossroads of corporate economics, digital transformation, and consumer engagement. With a seamlessly blended background of left- and right-brain skills, she has excelled in pivotal roles at major corporations.

As the former Head of Digital Marketing at Nike, Swan played a key role in overseeing global campaigns, including the Emmy-winning “Dream Crazy” featuring Colin Kaepernick. Leading digital teams at Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, she expanded the digital footprint across 400+ sites in 50 countries while at the Estée Lauder Companies.

From modernizing century-old brands to collaborating with unexpected influencers like Chelsea Handler, Iris Apfel, and Gigi Gorgeous, to launching augmented reality makeovers and driving double-digit growth, Swan has garnered recognition. She was selected as a Brand Innovators 40 under 40, a Marketing Woman to Watch, and earned both Best Social Campaign and Best in Show at the Glossy Awards.

Currently serving as an Independent Board Director at publicly traded companies Edgewell (NYSE: EPC) and Novabay (NYSE: NBY), Swan is also the Operating Partner at AF Ventures and holds a role in their recently launched SPAC (NASDAQ: AFAQ). Additionally, she serves as the Vice President of Marketing at Ani Energy, a new energy drink company launched by TikTok stars Josh Richards and Bryce Hall.

Swan’s achievements extend beyond corporate roles, with active involvement in industry and philanthropic organizations. This includes participation in AdWeek’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, L2 Digital Think Tank, Women in Retail, Consumer Goods Technology Council, Impact Network, Foundation Rwanda, and Worldview’s space think tank.

Earning a degree in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from Columbia, Swan is passionate about inspiring future leaders, continuing to shape the business landscape through her consultancy and advisory roles.

Learn more about Swan here.


The power of light is in its ability to reveal the hidden, inspire hope, and cast away shadows of uncertainty. When we rise together as leaders, we shine a light into the future for others to follow. Our shared light becomes a spotlight illuminating the unknown, removing doubt, and highlighting what matters. When we rise together as leaders, we are a visible spectrum of light. Our differences provide a kaleidoscope through which we see the future. Our light refracted, just like the magic of a prism, painting the world in vivid, enchanting hues. We are a diverse array of vibrant colours and unique perspectives that symbolize hope and unity.

Together, we light the way.


Dr. Ayesha Khanna

Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of Addo, a global artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm headquartered in Singapore and San Francisco. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities, and the metaverse to leading corporations and governments around the world.

Prior to founding Addo, Ayesha spent more than a decade on Wall Street developing large scale trading, risk management, and data analytics systems for leading financial institutions.

Ayesha is an active advisor and board member to companies and smart city projects. She serves on the boards of AVEVA Group, NEOM Tech & Digital Holding Company, Scientific Advisory Board of L’Oreal, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She is also the founder of 21C GIRLS (21st Century Girls) and Squad.

Dr. Khanna has presented at major financial, technology, and other industry conferences and spoken at TEDx events. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies.

She is the author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation, and smart cities in The New York Times, Businessweek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy.

Ayesha has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, a MS in Operations Research from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems (focused on digital innovation in smart cities) from the London School of Economics.

Learn more about Dr. Khanna here.


Yat Siu

Veteran technology entrepreneur/investor Yat Siu is a major figure in the open metaverse and blockchain gaming. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, a global leader in blockchain and gaming that is working to provide property rights for virtual assets via NFTs and related technologies.

Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he established Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first free web page and email provider in Asia. In 1998 he set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. In 2009, he sold Outblaze’s messaging unit to IBM, and pivoted Outblaze to become an incubator of projects and companies to develop digital entertainment services and products. One of those incubated projects is Animoca Brands, created in 2014.

Since 2018, Yat has been an advocate for the use of blockchain and NFTs in the gaming industry. With a strong vision of the potential of decentralized apps and assets, Yat quickly steered Animoca Brands to a leadership position in the open metaverse: the company was most recently valued at US$5.8 billion and has one of the largest blockchain portfolios in the world. Yat has earned numerous accolades, including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards, and recognition as one of Cointelegraph’s top 100 notable people in blockchain.

A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Learn more about Yat here


Chatri Sityodtong

Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder and CEO of ONE, Asia’s largest billion-dollar global sports media property with a worldwide broadcast to 190 countries. According to Nielsen, ONE ranks amongst the world’s top 10 biggest sports media properties (alongside NBA, F1, Champions League, Premier League, etc) in terms of viewership and engagement.

With its passionate Millennial and Gen Z community, ONE is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, Martial Arts, and the deep-rooted values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion.

As the world’s largest martial arts organization, ONE is on a mission to unleash real-life superheroes, tell stories, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.

Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. He is also the latest star of The Apprentice, the award-winning, global reality TV show on Netflix. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and other major media. He was named Asia’s King of Martial Arts by the Financial Times, and Asia’s 2nd Most Powerful Person in Sports by FOX Sports. Business Insider also ranked him as one of Asia’s top 100 business leaders. Sityodtong has also been featured as the cover story for magazines such as CEO Magazine, Inc, Tatler, Playboy, Wealth, The Peak, MillionaireAsia, Black Belt, and more. Sityodtong is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, one of the world’s top business schools.

Sityodtong is a perennial keynote speaker and panelist at the world’s top economic and business conferences such as the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute, Forbes Global CEO Conference, YPO Edge, Cannes Lions, Forbes Next Tycoons Conference, Asian Leadership Conference, Qatar Economic Forum, World Congress of Sports, and others. He has also given motivational business talks at Fortune 500 companies such as Citigroup, Bloomberg, Fidelity Investments, UBS, Oracle, Dentsu Aegis Network, etc as well as at institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Singapore Management University, Vienna University of Technology, and others.

Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, Sityodtong has over 35+ years of martial arts experience. He is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under the legendary Kru Yodtong Senanan. He also holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie.

Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.

Learn more about Chatri here.


Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google [X]; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat; author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy; Scary Smart; and That Little Voice in Your Head; founder of One Billion Happy; and Chief AI Officer of Flight Story.

After a 30-year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google [X], Google’s ‘moonshot factory’ of innovation, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.

In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honour Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people.

In 2020, Mo launched his chart-topping podcast, Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat, a weekly series of extraordinary interviews that explores the profound questions and obstacles we all face in the pursuit of purpose and happiness in our lives.

In 2021, Mo published Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World, a roadmap detailing how humanity can ensure a symbiotic coexistence with AI when it inevitably becomes a billion times smarter than we are.

In 2022, Mo published That Little Voice in Your Head: Adjust the Code That Runs Your Brain, a comprehensive user manual for using the human brain optimally to thrive and avoid suffering. Learn more about Mo here.