Founder and Executive Director, Equal Asia Foundation
Ryan Figueiredo is the Founder and Executive Director of Equal Asia Foundation -– an incubator for inclusive LGBT projects that is disrupting the LGBTI+ movement from within and encouraging it to find collaborative solutions to deep-seated social inequities. Equal AF’s work is focused on addressing the growing inter-generational gap in Asia, in particular reducing the social isolation of LGBTI+ elderly; preventing suicide and self-harm in the young LGBTI+; and finding solutions to support LGBTI+ migrants and refugees in Asia.
Ryan has worked in both the non-profit and strategic consulting sector since 2000. He is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has trained at the University of Oxford.