Low Ngai Yuen is an award-winning art activist, leading the 17-year old arts advocacy not-for-profit organization; Kakiseni – whose mission is to drive access to the performing arts in Malaysia through grassroot engagement, education as well as various global collaboration to capacity build.
In the past 17 years, Yuen has gone from producing, directing and creating some of the highest rating TV programmes in the country and regional countries to joining the corporate world for four years – as the Director of Marketing and Communications of Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore, sitting on its top management and executive committee as the youngest executive director. During her tenure, she championed the TUKAR program (Program Transformasi Kedai Runcit) both at the blueprint and execution phases as contribution to the ETP. Today, Yuen’s leading three NGOs; Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM). Kakiseni and WOMENgirls.
"This is indeed a milestone for Malaysia, for Kakiseni and for myself. It is a great honour to be able to work on such a dynamic theme for the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture. With Mobile Minds: Culture, Knowledge and Change, the vision is to facilitate collaborations from around the world, juxtaposing continuities of history and legacies with current issues of relevance such as technological disruptions amongst others. I cannot wait to work with experts to enliven the idea of mobility of minds."