Alvin is a social entrepreneur and consultant in social innovation. He is the Founder and CEO at Superkids, a digital children's storybook's app that promotes positive values and character education. He is also Co-Founder and CEO at The Kommon Goods, an eco-friendly lifestyle brand producing metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes and other non-plastic products. Prior to Superkids, he co-founded Givo, an award-winning charitable fundraising platform.
After completing the Executive Programme for Impact Investing at the University of Oxford, Alvin founded a Ghana microfinance project, and was the Director of Finance at a UK-based charity, and an Analyst at UBS Asset Management. He is currently President of a Social Impact Leaders group at a global investment bank, running workshops and site visits for young philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs across APAC.
He has been named Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and has been invited as a thought leader to be a keynote speaker and panellist at numerous events, and to share his views on social innovation publicly on live TV, radio shows and news articles. He holds a Master’s in Management as well as a Master’s in Social Innovation, both at the University of Cambridge.
Alvin's mission is to create social movements and inspire waves of changemakers and young leaders to walk a meaningful journey of social impact, whether through supporting charities, plastic-free lifestyle or digital character education.
07 Jun 2017
This session aims to identify synergies between the technology sector and the social sector and potential roles technology can play in the social space. It will also discuss ways in which the social sector could leverage on technology for maximizing social impact.