"Nathaniel Diong is an award-winning youth advocate, startup advisor and CEO of Future Minds Network. In 2022, he was named as Asia’s most influential entrepreneurs, in Forbes 30 under 30. His social enterprise Future Minds Network has helped thousands of youth globally to build their own business, charity or enterprise. Some have launched their own 3D printing businesses, started charities supporting 10,000 elderly residents, whilst many find their dream careers in social change and innovation.
In 2021, Nathaniel received Australia’s highest accolade for its most-honoured Olympians, innovators and leaders. He was named Young Australian of the Year finalist for advancing quality education, employment and innovation. Today, Nathaniel is a global youth-sector expert who advises corporations and their C-level executives in over 36 countries. He helps them attract diverse young talent, create better workplaces which unlock Gen Z efficiency, and reimagine their brands to secure new partners like Microsoft.
• 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 - Entrepreneurship & Social Change
• 2021 Young Australian of the Year (Finalist)
• 2021 PMI’s ‘Future 50’ Global Leaders, alongside Greta Thunberg
• 2021 Pride of Australia Medal (Thanks-A-Million)
• 2021 Young Citizen of the Year
• 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker
Elevating the voices of young people for climate action