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A medium skin toned man with a bald head is facing the camera smiling with his teeth showing. He is wearing a patterned button-up shirt and dark framed glasses. The photo is black and white and the background features two circles, one which is light green and the other dark pink.

Kelvin Tan

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2023


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Project ID





Kelvin Tan is the founder and chief executive officer of Project ID, a social enterprise that promotes student leadership, social-emotional learning, and youth employment. As CEO, Kelvin oversees a staff of 12 in the implementation of career and leadership programs for young people in under-resourced communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he collaborated with Teach For Malaysia to create soft-skill modules for distance learning in rural communities. As a classroom teacher, Kelvin experienced firsthand the inequities faced by students from low-income communities, which motivated him to launch Project ID. He believes that beyond academic performance, students must build critical soft skills and good mindsets to achieve success.