Warren Ang

Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Development;

Founder and Managing Director, East Asia, Global Development Incubator (GDI)

Warren Ang is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Development Incubator (GDI) in East Asia. As an impact venture builder, he works with foundations and NGOs to design, build, and grow initiatives to achieve large-scale impact and systems change in migration and livelihoods, health and mental health, education, disability inclusion, and poverty alleviation across Greater China, South Asia, and South East Asia. An example is the Migrants Resilience Collaborative, which has enabled 3 million migrant workers to access government-entitled social security cash and non-cash benefits in India, where he and his embedded team have helped scale the program’s impact by 62 times over five years.


In addition to venture-building, Warren is regularly engaged by philanthropic foundation executives and boards for long-range strategic planning, and organizational and leadership development, where his strategy work has directly shaped over ~700m USD in grants. Prior to GDI, Warren was a strategy consultant in both private and public sectors and has served in executive positions at NGOs, grant-making funds, and impact investing funds. He holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.