Hillary Yip is the 14-year-old founder and CEO of MinorMynas, which aims to build a global kids community on the safest online platform possible. In 2016, her original idea of MinorMynas received the first prize and Best Business Award at the AIA Emerging Entrepreneur Challenge in Hong Kong, which jumpstarted her entrepreneurship journey.
The MinorMynas beta iOS app was launched in May 2017. As of April 2019, the app has close to 60,000 downloads across more than 50 countries.
Since the age of 10, Yip has been invited by TEDx, primary schools, universities, governments, international conferences and global summits to share her idea and journey. Recently, she spoke at an event organised by HSBC and Microsoft, and
collaborated on a workshop with Apple. Apart from being a sought-after speaker at events, Yip is actively engaged in inspiring young people in schools, entrepreneurship boot camps, and leadership classes.
The story of MinorMynas and Yip as its visionary young entrepreneur has been widely featured by many media outlets including CCTV, BBC, Yitiao and South China Morning Post. In October 2018, her article was featured by the digital newsletter of the Malala Fund.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 900,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2018.
The UAE, represented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has maintained its first global ranking, for the third consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world. DEWA achieved competitive results in global benchmarking, surpassing the private sector and major European and American utilities in efficiency and reliability. DEWA raised the efficiency of its energy production by using the latest technologies and adopting technological innovations, surpassing European and American utilities, by reducing losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3% compared to 6–7% in the US and Europe. DEWA also achieved the lowest customer minutes lost per year (CML) in the world of 2.39 CML compared to 15 minutes in Europe and was also able to reduce water network losses to 6.5% in 2018 compared to 15% in North America, which is one of the best results in the world.