Youth Leadership Academy

YLA 2020 Team

Meet the team behind YLA 2020!

Shu graduated from Imperial College London with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Shu worked in microprocessor semiconductors before moving into in Merger & Acquisition advisory in the telecommunications sector. He is passionate about blockchain technology, 5G networks and smartphones and consumer devices. In his free time, Shu practices mindful meditation, brews green tea and enjoys street photography.

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Opal graduated from the University of Sydney with a combined BCom/LLB degree (Hons.). Prior to re-joining McKinsey, Opal spent 6 years in SE Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, co-founding and managing multiple ventures (e.g., fashion e-commerce, food & grocery delivery, specialty coffee concept). He is passionate about digital & technology, including its application in achieving social outcomes. Opal enjoys spending time with his family, reading and watching shows.

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Neo graduated from University College London with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Prior to joining McKinsey, Neo spent 6 years in banking and his last role was to lead the exponential growth strategy for a Global Bank. He has held multiple roles across business strategy, product management, expense optimization and financial planning & analysis. He is passionate about making an impact to business and the society. Neo enjoys doing community service and spending time with his family.

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Ka Yee graduated from University of Minnesota Twin Cities (US) with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering. She spent 7 years as a linear programming optimization consultant in a software company in Singapore, where she provides business consultation in refinery optimization and deliver trainings to clients in the oil and gas industry, prior to joining McKinsey. Ka Yee enjoys travelling alone, loves foods and jokes.

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Joy studied math and computer science at Princeton, but truthfully spent more of her college days cooking, taking art and education classes and dancing poorly. In her free time, she enjoys food-related activities with friends and family.

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Izmal graduated from London School of Economics (LSE) with Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance. Then he pursued a post-graduate degree at Imperial College Business School. Prior to Mckinsey, Izmal was serving public sector clients in the banking industry. He is passionate about strategy and making differences where it matters the most. Outside of work, Izmal loves playing futsal and hitting the gym regularly – with the aim to keep healthy.

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Crystal read Government and Economics at the London School of Economics, and then completed her Master's degree in Education at the University of Cambridge. She is passionate about education and the creative arts, and worked on improving students' happiness in schools via architecture and design through her research. Crystal is an avid foodie and traveller, and enjoys writing and performing music in her spare time.

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Boon Fei graduated from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with Master of Engineering science majoring in artificial intelligence. Prior to Mckinsey, he worked in oil and gas and technology companies, developed large scale digital transformation and operational excellence programs across multiple functions. He enjoys movies, music, reading and traveling.

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Boon Fei