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Theme: The Next Chapter

This event occurred on
January 12, 2022
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

TEDx makes a return to Procter & Gamble audiences after 2 years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic we could not stage an event in 2019 and moved fully virtual in 2021/2. We also brought in our Dubai office along for the inspiration ride and invited speakers from around the world who shared their dreams, predictions and plans for tomorrow in line with “The Next Chapter” theme.

As we look ahead beyond the uncertainties and challenges of the past 2 years, what remains certain is that we must continue to approach every day with resilience, agility, and determination to succeed. We must look for opportunities to innovate, to drive constructive disruption, as we strive to serve our consumers and our colleagues, better tomorrow than we did yesterday.

Our speakers included an Everest conqueror, a revolutionary entrepreneur, An ingenious inventor, a former Miss Universe, a positive discipline educator, a 12-year-old skydiver and even two fellow P&Gers. We hope that they inspired you to write your own Next Chapter.

Dubai, Dubayy, NA
United Arab Emirates
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Assile Beydoun

P&G Communications Director, Author and Activist
Though you may know her as P&G’s AMA Sustainability and Baby Care Communications Director, Assile is also an animal welfare and environmental activist. Through her bestselling book Lettuce Live Better, she helps bring awareness to the importance of a sustainable diet for the planet and for our health. She was named by Emirates Nature WWF as an “Agent of Change” in the region and has been an active voice in the community working with the youth across schools and speaking up in the media about the issues that face our planet today. After completing a program in plant-based nutrition at Cornell university, Assile also founded Dubai Vegan Community, the biggest plant-based organization in the region.

Dean Ho

NUS Professor Director, The N 1 Institute for Health founder of Curate AI
Prof. Dean Ho is an internationally-recognized leader in digital medicine. He and his and collaborators successfully developed and validated CURATE.AI, a powerful digital medicine platform that has optimized human treatment for broad indications ranging from oncology to infectious diseases. His innovations have appeared in major outlets including CNN, CNA, The Economist, NatGeo, and beyond. Prof. Ho is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest honor for academic inventors.

Hanan Ezzeldin

Founder of The Family Hub
Hanan is a highly experienced and certified positive discipline educator for both parents and teachers across the globe, as well as a successfully published writer and contributor to a number of key publications. Her hugely popular online platform, The Family Hub has over 30,000 parents logging on to hear Hanan’s advice on various topics and her passion and love shines through in every conversation that she has. Hanan holds a master’s degree in Education and is currently working on her second in Psychology from the prestigious Harvard Extension School.

Jane Lee

Co Founder of Singapore Women’s Everest Team
Jane Lee is an accomplished climber and adventurer. She was the co-founder and leader of the Singapore Women’s Everest Team, Southeast Asia’s first all-women’s climbing team to reach the top of Mount Everest. Jane went on to complete the seven summits, the tallest peak on each of the seven continents, becoming the first female in Southeast Asia to do so. She has also completed a 26-day ski crossing of Greenland. When not in the mountains, Jane is an avid surfer and kiteboarder.

Kai Minejima-Lee

12 year old Professional Indoor Skydiver
Kai is a 12 year-old indoor skydiver who has flown in competitions around the world since he was seven. He spoke at TEDxYouth Singapore in 2019, and was featured in Singapore Tourism Board’s Passion Made Possible campaigns. Kai is currently homeschooled, and is fluent in English, Japanese, and Mandarin. His other interests include Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, mountain biking, chess, guitar, and the piano.

Larissa Tan

CEO, Vanda Electrics
Named one of the “Economic Times Most Influential Business Leaders in Asia” for 2017-2018, Larissa Tan is one of the few female leaders in the technology and automotive industry and is CEO of Singapore’s first electric automotive company, Vanda Electrics. In 2019, she was awarded “Asia’s Woman Leaders” by the World Women Leadership Congress and awarded “Women Icons Asia”

Matthias Gester

Principal Scientist for Upstream Product Development
Matthias Gester works as Principal Scientist in new product development for P&G where he led the development of the world’s first heated razor. His physics background enabled Matthias to collaborate across a wide range of disciplines with academia and industry and leverage novel technologies to create innovative products. He also created a strong patent portfolio for the heated razor.

Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 Entrepreneur, Ambassador, Advocate
Many of us know her as the third Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown but there is more to her than what meets the eye. At age 11, she became the breadwinner of her family as a model, actress and TV host. Following her spectacular journey in pageantry, she now wears many hats as an entrepreneur and spokesperson for local and international organizations championing causes closest to her heart. Pia Wurtzbach is an advocate, a risk taker and no less than a pursuer of dreams.

Organizing team




Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Celine Koh