Ivanpal Grewal
CALD Youth Chairperson
Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Mr. Ivanpal Grewal graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from Cardiff University in 2007 and was called to the English Bar at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2009. He was previously a Special Officer to Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (2009-2012) and Executive Director of Gerakan-linked think-tank, SEDAR Institute (2013-2014), and was the acting Chief Administrator of the Gerakan National Headquarters (2013-2014). He was also formerly a member of the Cabinet Committee on the Promotion of Religious Harmony (JKMPKA).

He is currently Gerakan Selangor Vice Youth Chairman, Director of SEDAR Institute, and Advisor to the Editorial Board of Gerakan Matters Magazine. Simultaneously, he works as a columnist at the Star Online.

He co-authored the book “Managing Success in Unity” with Ho Khek Hua, Sivamurugan Pandian, and Hilal Othman, published by the Department of National Unity and Integration in 2010.


Yu Jung-Chen
CALD Youth Secretary General
Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan

Ms. Yu-Jung Chen is currently working as an associate researcher for the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan, and worked at President Tsai Ing-Wen’s Presidential Campaign as a commissioner. Previously, she worked in the University of California-Davis as a Research Assistant under Dr. David Kyle.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Minor in Psychology at the University of California – Davis. She graduated with Upper Second Class Honours and also received the Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award.

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