Ms Nadya Hutagalung
TV Host, Co-founder of Let Elephants Be Elephants (Singapore), and Champion of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
Nadya Hutagalung was born in Sydney to an Australian mother and an Indonesian father, and her career took off at the early age of 12 when she headed to Tokyo to pursue a modelling career. As one of Asia’s most recognized faces, Nadya has devoted her time and voice to environment advocacy. She made headlines with building Singapore’s first ever eco-home from scratch, a project three years in the making. From that task grew Nadya’s project GreenKampong, which became an online resource for anyone looking for information and news on sustainable living. Nadya has also been Singapore’s Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour for the last five years.
In 2009, Nadya was voted one of Singapore’s Top 20 most influential people by CNN. That same year, she was also awarded the title Best TV Host by ELLE magazine. For her work in championing conservation, Nadya was nominated for The International Green Awards: Most Responsible International Celebrity 2012 alongside other eco-conservationists like George Clooney, Penelope Cruz and Vivienne Westwood.
Nadya is the co-founder of the ‘Let Elephants Be Elephants’ campaign and will be speaking in this capacity at the World Leaders’ Dialogue ‘The Nature of Crime’ during the Congress. She is also the voice of the English version of the World Parks Congress 2014 Public Service Announcements.