Ryan Chua is a Researcher in the Technology, Innovation, Environment and Sustainability (TIES) Programme of ISIS Malaysia. His primary research scope focuses on sustainable development, institutions, nation-building and governance. On weekends, he reads up on Malaysian politics, inequality and the digital economy.
Prior to joining ISIS, he was a Director at the Institute for the Future Economy (IFE), where he coordinated operations and research on the regional innovation and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Southeast Asia. He was also part of a consultancy that delivered brand and risk management strategies and social media monitoring analysis.
Ryan was a Perdana Fellow to the Chief Secretary to the Government in 2015 and had been active in Malaysian student affairs as a vice chairman of the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC). He was also the editor-in-chief of its publication arm CEKU. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Cardiff University.