Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Mr. Charles Chen Yidan established the Yidan Prize in 2016 with a mission to make the world a better place through education.
Mr. Chen is being touted as China’s Internet philanthropy pioneer. He co-founded Chinese Internet giant Tencent in 1998. In 2007, he launched the Chinese Internet industry’s first charity foundation with his partners – the Tencent Charity Foundation – of which he remains honorary chairman.
Apart from his charity work with the Tencent network, Mr Chen undertakes other education philanthropy. Since 2009, he has been supporting the Wuhan College, a private non-profit university in China.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD