Disruptive Vision. Impeccable Execution. Zikry is arguably one of the most significant upcoming thought leaders in the humanitarian sector, and is internationally sought-after to deliver keynotes at a wide variety of high-level industry conferences. He is the CCO and cofounder of Incitement, a social business that has implemented CSR initiatives for some of the world’s largest brands (Pepsico, L’Oreal, SWIFT, FedEx, and many more), is a trusted government partner with the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, and has communities in 46 countries. He is listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, Top 100 World Visionary Leader 2016 alongside notable figures like Malala, and voted as Top 10 Malaysia’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs.
Recently, Zikry shared his vision on fintech application in the humanitarian sector at the Finance Tech Innovation 2017 event in Singapore. Concurrently, Zikry, alongside with his cofounders just launched an online platform called Inpactor, a platform for the next generation of Corporate Social Responsibility that brings Brands, Causes, and Volunteers together on a social media platform equipped with features and technologies to raise funds, volunteer, manage social projects, measure and report impact, and much more. Powered by the blockchain technology using Distributed Ledger Technology and smart contracts, Brands, Causes and Volunteers can collaborate on creating social impact in a reliable, transparent, and measurable way.
Prior to Incitement, he worked up-close with multiple United Nations Agencies, was missioned as a diplomat with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, and was responsible for pushing the democratisation plan for Myanmar’s 2010 Elections. Zikry cofounded Incitement in late 2011, which started off as a movement aiming to transform people’s inspiration into tangible action steps towards their personal growth and helping challenged communities.
A former National ice hockey player, radio DJ, diplomat – Zikry is a man who’s worn many hats. He has spoken at large international conferences such as PODIM, Y.Elites, invited to the World Economic Forum, Start:Up Ljubljana and Zagreb, TEDx events, and many more. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the SME & Entrepreneurship Business Award Malaysia and is a member of the Grand Jury for the United Nations World Summit Award (WSA).