Bryan is an experienced Vice President Ecommerce and Distribution with a demonstrated history of success in the airlines/aviation industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Operations, Commercial, Sales, Digital Marketing, eCommerce and Distribution.
Bryan is passionate about NDC and ONE Order as it’s going to future proof the airline business. He also loves building high performance teams, and mentoring/coaching others towards success.
Few presidents have walked a more improbable path to the White House. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Obama was raised with help from his grandparents, whose generosity of spirit reflected their Midwestern roots. The homespun values they instilled in him, paired with his innate sense of optimism, compelled Obama to devote his life to giving every child, regardless of his or her background, the same chance America gave him.
After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants. That experience honed his belief in the power of uniting ordinary people around a politics of purpose, in the hard work of citizenship, to bring about positive change. In law school, he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, then he returned to Illinois to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago and begin a career in public service, winning seats in the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate.
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, winning more votes than any candidate in history. He took office at a moment of crisis unlike any America had seen in decades – a nation at war, a planet in peril, the American Dream itself threatened by the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. And yet, despite all manner of political obstruction, Obama’s leadership helped rescue the economy, revitalize the American auto industry, reform the health care system to cover another twenty million Americans, and put the country on a firm course to a clean energy future – all while overseeing the longest stretch of job creation in American history. On the world stage, Obama’s belief in America’s indispensable leadership and strong, principled diplomacy helped wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, decimate al Qaeda and eliminate the world’s most wanted terrorists, shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program, open up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, and unite humanity in coordinated action to combat a changing climate.
In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy, a more equal society, a nation more secure at home and more respected around the world. The Obama years were ones in which more people not only began to see themselves in the changing face of America, but to see America the way he always has – as the only place on Earth where so many of our stories could even be possible.
Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters – Malia, 21, and Sasha, 18.
Hande Cilingir is currently Co-founder and CEO at Insider. Being a 1X entrepreneur, Hande founded Insider, the first integrated Growth Management Platform, with 5 fellow co-founders.
Hande was granted the most successful woman entrepreneur of the year by Microsoft and was awarded by Junior Chambers International (JCI). Selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in ISP-2014. Recently, Hande has been ranked as one of the top three women CEOs outside of the US by Crunchbase.
Being a highly influential tech enthusiast and a thought leader, she has been invited to speak at leading technology events to discuss latest trends and advancements in the customer experience delivery space.
Tamara Rogers is the Global Chief Marketing Officer for GSK Consumer Healthcare. In this role, she oversees the development of marketing strategies, strategic portfolio management, product development and branding within the Global Categories of Oral Health; Wellness, Pain Relief; and Respiratory and Skin. She also oversees the Design Team, Marketing EDGE (Media, Content, Operations and Marketing Capability), and Expert Marketing, CBIA (Consumer Business Insights & Analytics), and E Comm.
Tamara came to GSK from Unilever, where she started in 1993 as a Management Trainee in the UK and progressed rapidly into positions of increasing seniority across Local, Regional and Global roles, across general management, sales and marketing functions. In 2012, she became the SVP of the Global Deodorants Category before moving to the USA in 2015 to become the EVP Region Head for the multi-billion-dollar North American Personal Care division. She has 25 years of industry experience working with brands including her time at Unilever where her most recent role was EVP of Personal Care North America building purpose-driven brands such as Love Beauty & Planet, Dove, Axe, Tresemme and Vaseline.
Tamara has led significant sized businesses—both turnaround as well as stepping up growth from sustaining success situations—with positive results. She is committed to building high-performing and diverse teams and has a strong track record of developing and empowering individuals to achieve stretch objectives. She is English but was born and brought up in Africa and has worked in both developed and emerging markets. Tamara studied Physiology at Edinburgh University and has a lifelong passion for science, health and wellness. She is married with two teenage children, loves all sports and has been a Chelsea Football Club season ticket holder for almost twenty years.
As Booking.com’s Chairwoman, Gillian Tans advises the company’s leadership on the long-term vision and operations for the business as well as key growth initiatives. Previously, Gillian served as Booking.com’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a role she was appointed to in 2016, following her experience as Chief Operating Officer as well as other positions at the helm of Booking.com’s Global Sales, Operations, IT, Content and Customer Care departments. Under her leadership, Booking.com has advanced its operations and sales across more than 225 countries and territories around the world.
Before joining Booking.com, Gillian spent four years with the international Golden Tulip Worldwide hotel group, where she served as Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Sales. She also worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group and with a number of independent hotels.
Gillian began her career at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Hotel Management School in Middelburg, in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Dutch, German and French.
Deepak Subramanian is the Global Head of the Fabric Enhancers Category for Unilever as well as the Divisional Vice-President (Homecare) in South-East Asia, ANZ, based in Singapore. He joined Unilever as a Management Trainee in India in 1995, after completing his B.A.(Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He has lived and worked in India, Europe and Asia and has worked across local / regional / global Sales &
Marketing roles and more recently in Board-level General Management roles, bearing full P&L responsibility. He is also an Advisor to Antler/ 500-Startups (early-stage VCs), an angel investor in She1K and other start-ups, a graduate of the Executive Programme at Singularity University and a Certified Chair from the Advisory Board Centre, Australia.
Since September 2020, as Digitalisation Manager, Carolina leads the digitalization journey of Ingka – together with more than 165,000 co-workers - to make IKEA more affordable, accessible and people & planet positive. In her role, she is responsible for modernizing and embedding digital across IKEA, leading key strategic alignment and integration throughout the organization.
Carolina has a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. For the past 15 years, she has worked at IKEA, starting as Sales Manager in the IKEA Barakaldo Store in Spain, before moving to Sweden to work in the Global Sales Function in Helsingborg. She then returned to Spain as Store Manager in IKEA Malaga and led the opening of the IKEA Valencia store. Next, she moved on to become Deputy Retail Manager for the Czechia/Hungary/Slovakia region, followed by taking on the same role in IKEA Japan, and - in 2018 - moving to Poland, where she worked as Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer.
One of Asia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia with Datuk Kamarudin Meranun in 2001 and democratising air travel in the region. Since 2018, Fernandes has been spearheading a digital transformation of his businesses, launching airasia Digital which includes logistics, fintech and a super app, a digital lifestyle platform which offers travel, food, education and health services.
Jon Banner is Executive Vice President, Global Communications and President, PepsiCo Foundation
at PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more
than 200 countries and territories around the world.
PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
Banner has led Global Communications since May 2014 and the PepsiCo Foundation since September 2017. He holds responsibility for PepsiCo’s internal and external communications across all business units and global sectors, while also steering the company’s philanthropic arm and its nearly 60-year legacy of investing in community impact. Banner reimagined the
Foundation’s role in advancing a more sustainable food system through partnerships and philanthropic investments to alleviate hunger, manage water and waste responsibly, and support female change agents. In 2020, he led the Foundation’s broad response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including donating more than $60 million to COVID relief and 120 million meals to
families in need.
Lisa is an award-winning marketing executive with over 20 years of experience across multiple Australian and international brands. She has a track record of building strong consumer brands, leading high-performing teams and growing retail sales and market share.
Lisa joined Coles Group in May 2019. As Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa is responsible for leading the organisations marketing brand and media strategies, sponsorships and events, customer insights and analytics, and in store promotion.
Prior to joining Coles, Lisa worked across several brands and sectors including Carlton & United Breweries, Visa International, Telstra, David Jones, Westpac Group and Tourism Australia.
Lisa was recognised as the number one Chief Marketing Officer in Australia, winning both the 2018 Marketer of the Year award from the Australian Marketing Institute and also being named as the No. 1 CMO in the 2018 CMO50 Awards from CMO Magazine Australia. Lisa and her team also won Marketing team of the Year, Campaign of the Year, best PR and social campaigns of the year and ten Cannes Lions in 2018. Most recently Lisa won the Marketing award at B&T's Women in Media awards, recognising her as a trusted leader not only from her direct colleagues but the wider marketing and media industries.
Lisa is an active member of the Australian Marketing Industry, including writing regularly for the AFR, is an AANA (Australian Association of National Advertisers) Board Member and an Australian Advertising Standards Board Member. Lisa also takes part in several mentoring programs.
Lisa holds a Graduate Diploma in Management with Honors in Marketing from the Macquarie School of Management (MGSM) and bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Western Sydney. Lisa is also studying an MBA at MGSM.
Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of Social Innovation.
Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.
In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.
In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.
In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”
Ashley Micklewright joined Bluebell Group in 1995, and was appointed CFO within a year. As President and CEO since 2011, Ashley’s leadership has been instrumental in the Group’s Asia-wide expansion, diversification of brand assortment and evolution of its business offering. He has grown the Group from 2000 to 3500 employees, and more than doubled the turnover, which today is over US$2 billion.
Ashley has continuously challenged retail industry standards and his vision for Bluebell is a continuation of that journey. He has been at the forefront of diversifying and adapting business models to make the Group’s solutions more attractive for brand partners, and in doing so allowing more flexibility and lower risk to the business.
In 2000, Bluebell invested in Raymark, a Canadian POS software company, which heralded Bluebell as a leader in retail technology in Asia. That same year, Bluebell launched the first e-commerce cross-border website for Davidoff offering cigars across the Asian region. New brands such as Jimmy Choo, Anya Hindmarch, Manolo Blahnik, UGG, Brunello Cucinelli and Pandora, the first Joint Venture without P&L control, were brought to Asia under Ashley’s management.
The Group further diversified its portfolio with eyewear brand Owndays, and Venchi, in the Gourmet category in 2018. Ashley’s vision has also led the Group’s development of new concepts such as b.Space, a multi-brand menswear concept targeted at Gen Z and Le Jardin, a multi-brand fragrance concept boutique.
Always the entrepreneur, Ashley spearheaded Bluebell’s investments in the Luxury Business Institute in 2009, a consulting and training company for the Asian Luxury Industry; and Retail in Asia in 2015, a leading retail intelligence media in Asia. Bluebell Group was also an early investor in Grana, OOKONN and Goxip.
As a 21-year-old first generation Australian from Palestine and Iraq, Zahra is a local, national, and international advocate for gender equality, equitable representation within decision making, and refugee rights. Zahra is currently the global youth representative on the UN Women Generation Equality Core Group, where she is currently working with France and Mexico to deliver the Generation Equality Forum. As a current law and journalism student, Zahra has recognised the fundamental need to ensure that young people, across all intersectional diversities, are centred at the core of decision-making processes. As a result of this, Zahra currently sits on the YWCA Australia Young Women’s Council, is a MYAN Australia National Ambassador, represents Western Australia Government as the state ambassador for young people. As a result of her work, Zahra has been recognised as a finalist for Young Australian Muslim of the Year, 25 Young Women to Watch in International Affairs, and was selected as a global candidate for the World YWCA Global Women’s Leadership Cohort. As a writer and poet, Zahra’s work has also been published by multiple organisations including SBS Australia, Al Jazeera International and Gucci America.
Raja Rajamannar is an accomplished global executive with more than 30 years of experience, the last seven of
which have been in the role of Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Mastercard and the President of the company’s healthcare business.
Raja is consistently recognized globally as a highly innovative and transformative leader, with deep expertise in Marketing, Data and Digital Technologies. Some of his accolades include: Forbes Top 5 World’s Most Influential CMOs, Business Insider’s Top 10 World’s Most Innovative CMOs and one of Adweek’s most tech savvy CMOs.
Raja was named the WFA Global Marketer of the Year and ANA Educational Foundation 2019 Marketer of the Year. He was inducted to The CMO Club CMO Hall of Fame in 2018 and assumed the honorary role of
President of the World Federation of Advertisers in 2019.
Raja is a member of the Board of Directors of PPL Corporation and serves on the boards of not-for-profit
organizations including Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the largest catholic health systems in the U.S., New York City Ballet and the ANA.
Raja received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, in Bangalore, India, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.
Raja is also the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Quantum Marketing. Hailed as a must-read for any marketer who wants to build brands that stand the test of time in the post digital age. In this book, Raja shares pioneering, breakthrough strategies to navigate the challenges marketers face to thrive in a modern business world, that is changing with unprecedented speed and disruption.
In Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s most populous market, Rachel Goh leads its largest telco player, Telkomsel, which has brought in over 170 million customers to date. Carrying out the role of Telkomsel’s CMO, Goh is an exceptionally seasoned marketer in the telco sector.
While she has been at the forefront of Telkomsel’s push toward personalization and digital transformation, shown by the achievement of MyTelkomsel mobile app with 32 million monthly active users, Goh is now aiming to set the provider apart by way of its 5G services and its foray into video streaming and mobile games.
Telkomsel’s video streaming platform, MaxStream, has become one of the go to platform to enjoy not only its original video content but also the contents from other video OTTs such as Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Viu and Vidio. Under Goh’s leadership, Telkomsel had also strengthened its footprint in mobile gaming industry by developing community-based platform for mobile gaming called Dunia Games, publishing five of its own mobile games and organizing several esports tournaments regularly. Earlier this year, the brand announced a partnership with the national-level Dunia Games League, which routinely attracts millions of Indonesian gamers and streamers.
And of course, like most brands that managed to stay relevant during the pandemic, Telkomsel amplified its purpose by rallying the country’s spirit of community and resilience. In the #DiRumahTerusMaju Ramadan campaign, Goh and her team used themes of empowerment, entrepreneurship and connection to convey the brand’s role as many Muslims observed the holy month away from their families. The campaign resulted in over 20% more app downloads and a 200% increase in active users.
As Chief Marketing Officer at ZALORA, Jo Bjordal ensures that ZALORA sustains high growth in sales and active customers across markets, as well as further strengthen ZALORA's value proposition and brand equity in Southeast Asia.
Jo joined ZALORA in 2014 and was the Marketing and Commercial Director of ZALORA Indonesia before moving to Malaysia in 2019, assuming the role of Director of Growth for the Group.
Prior to joining ZALORA, Jo was Management Consultant, Strategy & Operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Norway) where he advised clients on large strategic transformation projects within retail, logistics & FMCG. He also developed a series of production simulation and activity based costing models to improve client profitability and productivity.
Jo holds a Bachelor's degree, Business administration and Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, a Master's Degree, Business analysis and performance management from Norwegian School of Economics and a Master's degree, Sustainable Development from HEC Paris School of Management.
Johnny Boufarhat is the Founder and CEO of Hopin, the leading shared experiences platform redefining connection around the globe by enabling live, interactive and immersive virtual, hybrid and in-person experiences.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boufarhat created Hopin because he was quarantined at home with an autoimmune disorder and realized there were limited options available to network and connect from anywhere. Following that isolating experience, his mission quickly became to make the world feel smaller and more connected.
Since founding Hopin in 2019, it has become one of the fastest growing companies with Bourfarhat scaling the organization from six to more than 800 fully-remote employees across 47 countries and 100,000+ organizers hosting events worldwide including WeTransfer, YMCA, Poshmark, and many more. The company closed its $450 million Series D in August 2021, and has raised $1B+ to-date.
Linda Rottenberg is one of the world’s leading voices in entrepreneurship, technology, and business
transformation. She is the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the preeminent global community of
high-impact entrepreneurs, and the president of Endeavor Catalyst, a rules-based investment fund.
Named “Innovator for the 21st Century” Time), “America’s Best Leader” U.S. News), “The World’s Mentor Capitalist” Thomas Friedman), and “The Entrepreneur Whisperer” ABC, FOX, NPR, Rottenberg for years was known as Chica Loca, the Crazy Girl, for being among the first to recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in emerging and growth markets.
With its unrivaled network, 40 offices around the globe, and founder-first philosophy, Endeavor
unlocks the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders and providing them avenues to pay it forward. Endeavor Catalyst has $250 million in assets under management, has made 170 investments across 30 markets, and counts 21
companies valued at more than $1 billion in its portfolio.
Rottenberg serves as a director of Globant, an $8 billion software pioneer (NYSE GLOB; Olo, a
SaaS-based restaurant ordering platform (NYSE OLO; and Reinvent Technologies, a SPAC formed
by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Zynga founder Marc Pincus, which will merge with
insurtech firm Hippo in 2021 NYSE RTPZ, and Valor Latitude Acquisition Corp, a SPAC formed by
Scott and Cliff Sobel. She formerly served as a director of Zayo, a $15 billion global bandwidth
infrastructure company. She is a member of YPO, CFR, the World Economic Forum, and the Yale
President’s Council on International Activities. Rottenberg’s 2014 book, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT
The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, was an instant New York Times bestseller.
The subject of four Harvard Business School and one Stanford Graduate School of Business case
studies, Rottenberg has received the following honors: the Silicon Valley Forum Visionary Award; the Heinz Award in technology, the economy, and employment; the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; the Yale Law School Award of Merit, and a Babson College honorary doctorate in humane letters. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Rottenberg lives in Brooklyn with her husband, bestselling author Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters.
Stephen Rasmussen is interim CEO of CGAP and most recently served as CGAP’s lead of the digital rails work pillar. Stephen has 30 years of development and financial inclusion experience. In 2014–2015, he established and was the first CEO of Karandaaz Pakistan, a start-up company focused on small business finance and digital financial inclusion. Prior to CGAP, Stephen held positions as the World Bank’s microfinance focal point for South Asia, and CEO of Pakistan Microfinance Network and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme.
Laurent has recently joined Pernod Ricard as Global Digital Marketing Director. As part of his functions, he is responsible for driving the constant improvement of the impact and the efficiency of digital marketing investments, supporting strategically and operationally the growth of the Brand equity and sales of the Pernod Ricard brands.
Before joining the group, Laurent worked as Product Marketing Manager, Group Product Manager, Marketing Director during 11 years. Then, Laurent joined PayPal as Head of Consumer Marketing for Western Europe.
He holds a master degree in management from EM Lyon obtained in 2005 and a Digital Marketing Certification from ESCP Europe, obtained in 2016.
Oren is the CEO & Co-Founder of AppsFlyer. Oren founded AppsFlyer to solve one of the major problems in the mobile apps market – mobile analytics and user attribution. Before founding AppsFlyer, he worked at Stage2 Ventures and held management and engineering positions at Veraz, Avaya and Intel. Oren holds a BA in Computer Science, Cum Laude, from the Technion, and an MBA from IDC, as part of an exchange with the Wharton Business School
Craig Kostelic is chief business officer, revenue at Condé Nast, heading up all advertising sales across the Condé Nast portfolio.
Kostelic most recently served as the chief business officer of The Lifestyle Collection, including The Food Innovation Group (Bon Appétit and Epicurious), Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler and SELF, overseeing all revenue and brand development for the collection of brands.
Previously, Kostelic served as head of revenue and head of digital for The Food Innovation Group. Under his sales and digital leadership, The Food Innovation Group hit record highs in terms of revenue, profitability and digital audience growth. Prior to his role at the Food Innovation Group, Kostelic also served as digital advertising director at Condé Nast Traveler, where he was responsible for all digital revenue streams and oversaw the launch of CNTraveler.com.
Before joining Conde Nast, Kostelic worked at Google where he was responsible for developing and managing national strategic sales for Mobile Display within the automotive vertical. Prior to Google, Craig held numerous sales and marketing roles at Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson.
As the Chief People Officer at VICE Media Group, Daisy Auger-Domínguez oversees human resources, diversity, equity and inclusion, and social impact practices. Her TEDx talk “Inclusion Revolution” and forthcoming book with Seal Press by the same name calls on everyone, from individual contributors to CEOs, to take on the work of dismantling inequity in the workplace. Daisy has designed and executed organizational transformations at Moody's Investors Service, The Walt Disney Company, Google, and Viacom, and founded Auger-Domínguez Ventures, a workplace culture consultancy.
Zoltan Venczel is the Global Head of EV Energy at Nissan responsible for the strategic implementation of a sustainable electric vehicle (EV) energy management over the full life span of current and future EV batteries (V2X, data, repurpose, reuse, recycle). He is a future Urban Mobility enthusiast and leads Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy for its practical implementation on global EVs. Zoltan joined Nissan from Infiniti, Nissan’s single premium brand, where he served as Head of Advanced Planning. Prior to that, Zoltan had various Planning, Marketing and Sales positions at BMW and GM located in Budapest, Zurich, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Zoltan was raised in Hungary and in 2001 gained an MSc in Marketing and International Management from Budapest University of Economic Sciences.
Nicko Widjaja is the CEO of BRI Ventures, a venture arm of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BBRI), the country’s largest bank by assets. An early tech investment pioneer, he has a career that spans over 15 years in venture capital, corporate transformation, and startup ecosystem. He was formerly the CEO of MDI Ventures, a Telkom Indonesia backed venture capital, with
investment in over 10 countries.
Under his leadership, MDI Ventures become one of the most profitable venture capital firms in the region with two international IPOs (ASX and TSE) and four trade exits in just four years since inception. Prior to MDI Ventures, he launched one of the first Indonesia venture funds in 2010 called Systec Ventures. He joined Telkom Indonesia’s Indigo Creative Nation as Managing Director before he co-wrote the investment thesis for MDI Ventures in 2014. He also works closely
with various state-owned, advising on digital transformation initiatives across different
sectors and industries.
His vast experience was complemented by his role at Indofood, the largest FMCG company in Indonesia, where he took on corporate transformation and organizational change. His exposure to startup ecosystem was provided by his beginner’s years in Silicon Valley (1999 – 2003 ) where he worked a multiple early stage startups. He is also an adjunct professor at UPH Business School since 2010, where he is involved in the design of entrepreneurship and venture capital curriculum.
Throughout his career, he’s invested in more than 100 startups globally.
Karen is responsible for corporate communications, brand management, strategic marketing, internal communications, sponsorships, as well as the bank’s sustainability efforts in corporate volunteerism, and championing social enterprises through DBS Foundation. She leads media and issues management efforts across the DBS Group and is responsible for managing and enhancing its brand positioning with a consistent brand identity across all businesses and markets, including Singapore, Greater China, South and Southeast Asia.
Karen has over 30 years’ experience in corporate branding, marketing and communications for financial institutions. She is also a board member of DBS Foundation which nurtures social entrepreneurs across the region, enabling them to scale and enhance social impact through their innovative and sustainable businesses.
Tom Litchford leads AWS’s Retail industry strategy and guides the leadership team for marketing and sales enablement, channel development, and the solution offerings required to address customers’ business needs. Tom’s 35 years of experience in systems engineering, sales, and product management and marketing of technology business solutions for the retail and hospitality industries has included leadership positions at NCR Corporation and Microsoft. Prior to joining AWS in 2017, Tom served as Vice President of Retail Technologies at the National Retail Federation (NRF), where he oversaw the organization’s cybersecurity program, the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) programs and its technology communities, including the invite-only CIO Council, Women in Retail IT, IT Security Council and the Tech Council
Denielle Sachs is a senior director and global head of APCO Impact, a group within APCO Worldwide that helps clients drive social and environmental change. Our work encompasses the biggest issues of our time, including corporate purpose, ESG, climate and sustainability, racial and gender equity, and social justice. Denielle is a strategist, organizational leader and coalition- builder with extensive experience driving fact-based decision- making in corporate board rooms as well as community-based programs in countries around the world. Ms. Sachs founded The Tembo Group, which was acquired by APCO in 2020, after eight years as the director of social impact for McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, she helped build the Social Sector Practice, as well as architected and led the firm’s first-ever global corporate citizenship strategy, including the creation of the Firm’s 501(c)(3), now McKinsey.org. Earlier in her career, Denielle worked with The White House and various national political campaigns, and served as a government relations, CSR and communications expert at several premier agencies, both in the United States and abroad. She holds a Master of Arts in International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from New York University.
Lavina Melwani–Valiram is the Director of Anaika Collections, a company under the luxury, lifestyle and travel retail group Valiram.
Lavina braved away from luxury and stepped into the mass shoe and accessory business with acquiring the franchise for Pedro and Charles & Keith for Malaysia. Adding to her success, she recently acquired the rights for the region to market and sell Italian Cosmetic Brand WYCON.
With her larger than life personality and her knack for understanding retail, Lavina has successfully grown Anaika and her team from strength to strength. Her passion and dedication extend not just to her brands but more importantly to her team of which she guides with solid leadership and guidance.
Tarcila is one of the pioneers to insert sustainability into strategy, management, innovation and culture in the business sector in Brazil, where it has been operating for over 2 decades.
Today she is a Non Executive Director of important groups, and It is a Chief Purpose Partner at EB Capital (private equity focused on return & purpose). She is also very active in civil society: Conscious Capitalism and Ethos Institute Board Member, member of the International Multinacionals Committee at B Lab.
Sacha Michaud is the co-founder and Vice-President of Public Affairs at Glovo, one of the world’s fastest-growing on-demand delivery players. A serial entrepreneur, with a prolific record of founding several successful companies, Sacha has more than 20 years of experience in the digital sector.
After launching his first company at 25, LatinRed, which went on to become the world’s largest Spanish-speaking internet services provider, he then joined Betfair. He spent nine years leading the Iberia team for the online gambling giant and helping them with their global expansion. In late 2014, he decided to launch an ‘everything-on-demand’ service and began talking to investors. Soon after he was introduced to Oscar Pierre, who was about to launch a similar project, and he decided to join him. Together they founded Glovo.
Sim is responsible for leading DBS’ group consumer banking and wealth management business, following his appointment to the role on 1 January 2019. Prior to this, he spent eight years as DBS’ first country head with dedicated oversight for Singapore, during which he focused on delivering greater synergy and value across the bank’s Singapore franchise.
In his over 35 years of banking experience, Sim spent his career in Asia, North America and the Middle East. Prior to joining DBS, Sim was the President and CEO of Nikko Citigroup Limited, a position he held from June 2008 to December 2009. During this time, Sim was also a board member of Nikko Citi Holdings, Inc. He was responsible for all corporate & investment banking, institutional brokerage and fixed income & equity trading for Citigroup in Japan.
During his international banking career, Sim held a wide variety of roles spanning Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, New York, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong & Singapore. In 2007/2008, he was Citigroup Country Officer, Hong Kong and also served as Chairman of Citibank Hong Kong Limited. During his tenure, he managed the Citigroup Hong Kong country franchise, including developing the strategy for Hong Kong’s markets and banking franchise, and providing support to the consumer and wealth management businesses. Between October 2003 and March 2007, Sim was Regional Head of Emerging Markets Sales and Trading for the Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. He was responsible for all sales and trading in foreign exchange, local currency derivatives & money markets, fixed income trading & origination in the 13 markets across Asia Pacific. During this period, he was also the non-executive Chairman of Citibank Berhad Malaysia.
Sim is also presently Chairman of DBS Vickers Securities Holdings Pte Ltd. He was appointed Chairman of Singapore Land Authority in August 2014 and also sits on the Board of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Japan, and on the Board of ST Engineering. He has also been appointed as Singapore’s High Commissioner (Non-Resident) to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in March 2018.
Karen is a senior retail and consumer executive who has worked in some of Australia’s most iconic retail brands: Woolworths, BIG W, Caltex and Rebel Sport. Karen has been a CFO, COO, GM of Strategy, Transformation and Replenishment and is now the Group CEO of Australia’s largest born and bred quick service restaurant group: Craveable Brands, who operate 600 Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat restaurants. Karen is a CEW scholar, and is passionate about retail, people and diversity.”
Tomas Flier is a Global Diversity and Inclusion lead at Google. He devoted his life and professional career following his purpose: to serve historically marginalized groups by dismantling systems of oppression. He's addressing this challenge by both empowering underrepresented communities and helping Executives and teams to actively build an inclusive and equitable workplace.
Tomas' background across different businesses and countries allow him to craft a business responsive approach and outcome-oriented initiatives towards equity.
He's been granted the Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ award by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility and has been recognized as a One Young World global ambassador.In his free time, Tomas is a passionate classical pianist and world traveler.
Rahul Kadavakolu is Executive Director of the Global Branding & Marketing Department at Rakuten, Inc. He joined Rakuten in 2016 to help lead and drive Rakuten’s global brand and marketing strategy including all sports and entertainment partnerships.
He has been instrumental in Rakuten signing partnerships with FC Barcelona, Golden State Warriors, NBA, and Spartan Race, to name a few. He also led the charter of signing top sports athletes like Stephen Curry, Andrés Iniesta and Lukas Podolski as Rakuten’s Brand Ambassadors including creating a strong association with Stephen Curry’s recently launched ‘Underrated Tour’ that brings to life Rakuten’s brand promise of ‘Optimism’ and ‘Empowerment’.
He has over 17 years of global marketing and branding experience across various industries with a focus on IT, internet services and technology sectors. Prior to Rakuten, he held leadership roles at Wipro, Ogilvy and Hakuhodo. He received a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai, India and is an avid cricket fan.
Folake Ani-Mumuney leads the Marketing and Corporate Communications function globally for the 127-year-old FirstBank Group, Nigeria’s foremost commercial banking group with presence across the African continent, China and the United Kingdom. Folake also has oversight for same function for FBN Holdings Plc and all its subsidiaries spanning Asset Management, Merchant Banking, Private Equity, Insurance, Pension Fund Custodian services and Trusteeship – making it one of the most diversified financial conglomerates on the continent.
Folake serves as the Chairman Board of Directors, FBN Insurance Brokers, Vice Chairman, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Co- Chairs the Labour Committee of the UN Global Compact Local Network. She also serves on the Executive Council of the World Federation of Advertisers and is a member of the steering committee of Nigerian Humanitarian Trust Fund in partnership with UN OCHA amongst other Board roles.
With a career spanning over 25 years across diverse sectors such as banking, aviation, manufacturing, oil & gas, amongst others, Folake has held roles leading strategy and business planning, business analysis & process re-engineering, innovation and marketing.
An executive with global experience Folake has managed portfolios with responsibility for diverse regions covering Europe & Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the United Kingdom at various points in her career with leading brands such as British Airways and the Dangote Group.
She serves as Non-Executive Director on Boards with focus on Technology, Communication, Transportation and Education.
A past president of ADVAN, Folake is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria and a Member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria.
Folake holds a first degree in Philosophy from University of Lagos, Nigeria, a second degree in Law from the University of Buckingham, England and a Diploma in Business Computing Systems Analysis and Design. She is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme and has attended many executive education programmes from leading Business Schools.
A recipient of many awards, Folake is a multi-Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ghana 2019 and Ivory coast 2020 for contributions to communications and African development. A sought-after speaker, Folake is emphatically committed and especially focused on Africa and fully dedicates her efforts to the growth and development of the continent and her people.
Folake is happily married with 3 children, and currently lives in Nigeria.
Peter Larko is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong, overseeing communication activities for the Mercedes-Benz, AMG, Maybach, and smart brands and products, across several business units, including passenger cars, vans, buses and trucks.
Having held positions with FMCG companies in various markets as well as at the Foreign Ministry of his native country Sweden, he recently joined the Hong Kong organisation after several years at Mercedes-Benz China where he served as Head of Strategy and Campaign Steering.
Based in Hong Kong, Emily Tan is a Senior Correspondent for CNBC International.
Emily covers breaking business and financial stories on Hong Kong, China and Taiwan markets.
She joined CNBC in 2007. As the lead Hong Kong market reporter, she has covered major developments in the stock market including the Stock and Bond Connects, listing reforms and major IPOs including Alibaba, Xiaomi and Meituan Dianping. Over the years, she has also covered major news events such as the Taiwanese Presidential elections in 2008, 2012 and 2020, Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement in 2014 to the social unrest in 2019, and the impact of severe weather events such as super typhoons Mangkhut and Hato.
Emily has interviewed some of the region’s most recognisable and influential leaders including Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Chairman Laura Cha and Chief Executive Nicolas Aguzin, Ping An Co-CEO Jessica Tan, Galaxy Entertainment Chairman Lui Che Woo, New World Development CEO Adrian Cheng, Xiaomi President & Co-founder Lin Bin, Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters and Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
In addition, Emily also fronted CNBC’s travel luxury programme ‘First Class’ where she travelled to Hainan, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong to explore how the well-heeled experience travel in these world-class cities.
Emily has more than 17 years in experience in TV journalism. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a member of the news team at Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB), anchoring nightly newscasts and covering local daily assignments as a senior reporter. She has also worked at Bloomberg and CNN.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.
Dream, Create, Inspire - An innovative digital leader, with hands-on experiences in crafting visionary strategy & building scalable ventures. Founding leadership team of 2 digital banks. Passionate about the interplay between technology and human behavior, leveraging this intersection to deliver first-in-market user experience and long-term business value. My vision is to help people live fulfilling lives and contribute to a more equitable society by creating exponential and accessible financial services opportunities. Write a weekly newsletter on Crypto, Digital banking & Investing (cryptoage.substack.com)
Theye is the Managing Director & Co-Founder of SkyNRG. SkyNRG was founded in 2010 to solve one of the significant problems in the aviation industry: the impact of aviation fuels on the climate. SkyNRG is the global pioneer in Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Theye is co-founder of SkyNRG’s SAF program Boardnow.org, an innovative solution for Companies that want to take responsibility and make an impact. Theye holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Ershad Ahamed is Chief Marketing Officer of OVO, Indonesia’s largest mobile payments, and financial services platform. In his role, Ershad is responsible for OVO’s growth efforts and brand building across both payments, rewards, and financial services, spearheading efforts to continuously drive the digital platform’s presence in the market.
Prior to OVO, Ershad was the Country Marketing Head of Grab, where he was responsible for the launch of GrabPay, GrabRewards, JustGrab, and many other grab services in Singapore. Ershad has also worked at P&G leading Gillette’s regional marketing efforts in India and South East Asia and at Rakuten leading their Global Marketing team.
Anna Znamenskaya is the Chief Growth Officer at Rakuten Viber. She is responsible for leading the global marketing, product growth, business development, PR and analytical teams, advocating user in the company and creating consumer-inspired innovations. She plays a key role in Rakuten Viber initiatives to enhance the company's capabilities that drive user growth worldwide.
Anna has held senior roles at several leading organizations at the convergence of mobile, fintech, ecommerce, entertainment and online content. Prior to joining Rakuten Viber, she was a Country Manager for Apple Services, managing business results and local operations of the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iCloud. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Digital Officer for both Eurasia at Veon, the ninth-largest multinational network operator in the world and at Mindshare Russia, the multi-award-winning media agency that is part of GroupM. Anna is also a well-known entrepreneur who started several successful businesses: IVI.ru (a leading Russian online video streaming service) and Tinkoff Digital (a real-time-bidding platform based on Big Data technologies launched in Russian retail bank "Tinkoff").
Anna was named in 2020 as one of the "Top-1000 best managers in Russia"according to "Kommersant" newspaper and in 2010 among top-10 Russian internet entrepreneurs according to "Venture Village” and The Moscow Times.
She graduated from IE Business School in Madrid with a Master’s degree in Digital Marketing.
With over 15 years of experience in senior positions, Anna has extensive expertise in digital product management and growth and the ability to create and manage teams of highly-qualified professionals.
Anna is TEDex international speaker and “Woman in Tech” award jury member, ambassador and mentor.
Narek Verdian has over 15+ years of experience in technology, recruiting and growin international tech teams that have delivered high-quality, unique, effortless experiences to users. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer at Glovo'; focusing on building a world-class engineering organisation where curious and passionate humans collaborate to create a meaningful impact for local communities globally. Narek is a talented leader with a keen eye for innovation and growth. He has previously held leadership positions at American Express, Hotels com, Expedia and ran significant initiatives in successfully applying lean thinking and agile practices in diverse, distributed and multi-cultural environments.
Vach Pillutla, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Ikhsan Sports has more than 26 years of global lifestyle and
retail experience having run businesses in different markets across Asia for Global brands like Adidas,
Sony Corp, New Balance, VF Corp and Samsonite. He has been instrumental in rolling out over 2500 stores across more than 70 key cities across the world including India, South East Asia, North Asia, Australia, South Africa, Middle East, Europe, USA and even Latin America for these global behemoths.
The most interesting facet of his experience is that while he has worked with all these iconic brands,
he has always been put into a role which is either about starting a new brand, a new market or a new category for these organizations.
He joined as the Chief Executive Officer of Al-Ikhsan Sports, a home-grown Bumiputera sports retailer
in January 2017 and over the 5 years has taken Al-Ikhsan Sports to new heights with over 135 stores
across 5 different retail concepts - the flagship concept called Al-Ikhsan Sports, Al-Ikhsan Sports Warehouse, Football Republic, Sneaker Street and a new one, called Al-Ikhsan Sports Factory.
He was also instrumental in building the E-commerce platform for Al-Ikhsan sports with a vision of making Al-ikhsan.com the #1 sports market-place in Malaysia by end of this year. Today, Al-Ikhsan Sports has more than 30% market-share within Multi-Brand sports retail.
Jérôme Perez is Global Head of Sustainability at Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium portioned coffee.
Jérôme and his team are responsible for defining Nespresso’s global sustainability strategy, The Positive Cup, inspired by the company’s vision that coffee can be a force for good and that every cup of Nespresso coffee can have a positive impact on the world. He oversees the Nespresso AAA Sus
Omer has a background in various Marketing, Sales & Ecommerce roles in multinational companies operating in different industries. Today he leads the global ecommerce business for Danone with the goal of accelerating the ecommerce penetration across countries and business units. Today, the team focuses on delivering growth via different Ecommerce channels (Pure Players, Bricks & Clicks, D2C, B2B and delivery service network).
His past experience in multi-cultural change management and stakeholder management, as well as a motivator prove to be beneficial for this task.
Jakub is an ecommerce expert with 10 years of demonstrated success track of collaborating business, technology and people to deliver omnichannel growth. Working for unparalleled comapnyies like Decathlon and Inter Cars. He is experienced in digital sales and marketing. Member of Supervisory Board of GS1 Polska and ex. Member of Supervisory Board of Polish Chamber of Digital Economy. Passionate about business, new technology and boxing.
Jacqueline Teo is the Chief Digital Officer for HGC Global Communications. She is responsible for digital transformation and digital marketing. This includes strategy, roadmap, architecture, delivery, operations as well as P&L accountabilities.
Over the last 25 years, Jacqueline has held several C-level positions globally, in the telecommunications, media and entertainment industries. She has led significant transformations across large and complex organizations, and is a key player in creating industry game changes and shifting the paradigms for her customers. Leadership in the digital age, and technology to improve society are her passions.
Kevin McGuigan was appointed the Managing Director of Southeast Asia at 3M in 2019. Kevin started out in 3M as a Sales Representative under the Personal Safety Division in 2003 and has over 17 years of business leadership experience. With a strong focus on the Personal Safety Division, he has led business teams that span the U.S., Asia Pacific and the Globe.
Kevin’s previous assignments within 3M’s Personal Safety Division include the Business Director and National Sales Manager for the U.S. He was also previously the Global Business Manager for Scotchlite Reflective Material at 3M.
Kevin was on the Board of Directors at the Women’s Advocates in St. Paul, MN which was the first women and children’s shelter in the United States. Kevin is passionate about ensuring diversity within 3M.
Kevin holds an M.B.A from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Ebru Köksal began her professional career in New York, as a financial analyst in Corporate Finance at Morgan Stanley, before moving back to Turkey to serve as a senior manager at Citibank between 1992 and 1999. In 1999, Ms. Köksal joined private equity fund of AIG as a VP, before joining Galatasaray Sports Club in 2001.
Ebru has held several senior positions at Galatasaray including, Galatasaray Marketing General Manager (2001 – 2006), Galatasaray SC Marketing and Finance Group Head (2006 – 2009), Galatasaray Stadium General Manager (2009 – 2010). Following the merger of football, stadium and marketing companies in 2010, she was appointed as the General Manager of the merged entity, Galatasaray Sportif A.Ş.
Ms. Köksal was the first woman to be elected to the Executive Board of European Club Association in September 2010 and she served as the vice chairwoman of Institutional Relations Working Group.
In October 2011, she was appointed as the General Secretary of Turkish Football Federation and led a restructuring and corporate efficiency project, which was higly praised by FIFA.
She was the recipient of the Executive of the Year Award 2011 by Stadium Business Awards and the 1st ever Making a Difference Award by HBS Executive Education in 2018.
Ms. Köksal served as a Board Member at Galatasaray Sports Club between June 2013 – May 2015 and besides assuming the role of General Secretary for the Board, she was responsible from Foreign Relations, Stadium and Football Academy.
She is currently a senior adviser at J Stern & Co., Chair of Women in Football, UK, INED at the Professional Footballers Association, a Board Member at MNT Health Services A.S. and Doublepass BV.
Ms. Köksal is a graduate of Brown University, with dual degree in Economics and International Relations and graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Christoph Honnefelder joined the flaconi management board as Chief Commercial Officer and Speaker of the Executive Board in August 2020. At the Berlin based online beauty retailer he is responsible for Business Strategy, Purchasing, Assortment and Brand Relations, Private Label and Own Brands. He started his career as project lead at The Boston Consulting Group, followed by various leading positions at Tchibo.
In 2016 he joined Düsseldorf based beauty retailer Douglas as Executive President overlooking assortment and purchasing. In 2019 he took on a new challenge as CEO at American beauty brand Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner before he joined flaconi.
Chia Lun Huang leads the business operations office in CommonWealth Magazine and is responsible for key strategic projects in CommonWealth Magazine, including digital subscription products, global strategic partnership and organizational and cultural change initiatives. Established in 1981, CommonWealth’s mission is to build a better society through constructive journalism. As the first major media organizations to launch a paywall, CommonWealth has built one of the largest news digital subscriptions in Taiwan.
Prior to her current role, Chia Lun was a journalist with CommonWealth Magazine, and had also worked as a producer at World’s Associations of Newspaper WAN-IFRA. She had previously worked in the logistics and financial management industry, in areas of market communications and organizational development.
Edward is the Chief Marketing Officer of Blibli, one of the leading Indonesian Unicorn e-commerce. Prior to Blibli, Edward has extensive experiences in commercial, marketing and product development across technology companies in the last 15 years, from fintech (LinkAja), e-commerce (OLX, elevenia, Multiply), telco (Axis, XL Axiata), and also consumer goods (Bentoel, Orang Tua Group). Edward is highly passionate about delivering impactful marketing and sustainable growth.
Mr Chu Kok Wei is the Group Head of Treasury & Markets, responsible for CIMB Group’s financial markets sales, trading and structuring businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, equity and their derivatives; fixed income investments; and funding and liquidity management.
Mr. Chu plays an active role in the development and reshaping of the Malaysian and ASEAN regional financial markets. He is the President of Financial Markets Association of Malaysia and also the Vice Chairman of Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“ASIFMA”).
An entrepreneur and a content creator. Based in NYC, Liah is one of the top beauty influencers with more than one million subscribers on YouTube. She is also the founder & CEO of KraveBeauty, a skincare brand that’s set out to liberate people from the overwhelming stress and confusion in the skincare world
Dough-Boy is a rapper, producer, songwriter and actor based in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto and Singapore. He is signed to Warner Music Hong Kong's hip-hop label, F Records. As a solo artist, Dough-Boy is the most well-known rapper and hip-hop producer in Hong Kong amongst the new generation.
He has two solo full-length studio albums under his belt, “Chinglish” (2018) and “Good, Bad & Ugly” (2019). Dough-Boy is also the frontman of his hip hop crew ‘Bakerie’, which consists of Seanie P, Tommy Grooves and Geniuz F. As a solo artist and producer, he has collaborated with many renowned artists across Asia and beyond, including Jackson Wang (GOT7), Lil Yachty, MC Jin, Tizzy T, LMF, Lexie Liu, MJ116 and more.
He released his sophomore album “Good, Bad & Ugly” through Warner Music Hong Kong's urban label F Records. Artists featured on the album include Jackson Wang, Hanjin Tan and more. Following the release, Dough-Boy embarked on his Hong Kong & China album tour, selling out a handful of stops as well as playing at festivals such as Strawberry Fest in China. His music has been streamed over 45 million times.
Dough-Boy has worked with many brands throughout his career as a rapper – in 2019 alone he was an ambassador for brands such as Chanel, adidas Originals, Vans, Places + Faces, Havana Club, Sankuanz and CLOT. This year Dough-Boy released his 3rd studio album “POWER” featuring renowned artists such as Lil Yachty, Masiwei (Higher Brothers), Karencici, Barry Chen and Pressa.
Jakob has been the CEO of foodpanda since January 2017. He began his career in the food delivery industry in Berlin and moved to Singapore in 2014 to head up
foodpanda’s operations across Southeast Asia. In his current role, he oversees foodpanda’s growth and expansion in Asia, now totalling 12 markets. He’s witnessed the advent and rapid rise of the food delivery industry across the region and regularly shares his deep insights as one of the region’s thought leaders.
Prior to his work in the food delivery industry, Jakob was a project manager at McKinsey Company, with a focus on management strategy. His expertise in bridging strong strategy and operational excellence has helped to grow foodpanda into one of the leading delivery platforms in Asia. Jakob holds an MBA from INSEAD and prior to this studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich.
Aditya has worked on various customer success and product management roles across APAC, making him a credible voice in growth-hacking and marketing technology.
He is a Young India Fellow, holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies from Ashoka University, and an engineering degree from NIT Calicut.
With the unique positioning of this diverse academic background, he has been able to widen his perspectives and design more comprehensive and unique solutions for AppsFlyer’s customers and stakeholders.
In his current role, Aditya leads AppsFlyer's Customer Success Team in India with a keen focus on driving strategic initiatives from India to the region.
Previously, he was head of growth at AdWyze, a leading Facebook Marketing Partner, where he worked on sales, customer success and product management.
He is passionate about educating digital marketers to help them do more with their campaigns.
Jeffrey Huang, aka Machi Big Brother, is a serial entrepreneur.
A Music Artist & Record company owner, involved in Movie Entertainment, E-Sports and is also a Technology industry leader based out of Taipei, Taiwan. Jeffrey Huang, the Founder of 17 media, who has broken records and topping the app charts in the world’s largest markets.
Also the Founder of C.R.E.A.M. Finance, went on to create a DeFi ecosystem that would link together multiple products and services that many users need today.
Jeffrey Huang is also the founder of Machi Xcelsior Studios. He invested and produced many films. In 2021, "The Sadness" was invited to participate in the Locarno Film Festival. "Till We Meet Again" will be the BIFAN opening film.
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He is also the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, an Adjunct Professor at the AIT School of Management, a Conference Ambassador for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and sits on various committees for Hong Kong Trade & Development Council, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and AustCham. He has worked at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Oliver Wyman, and PwC.
Linda Hassan's passion for radical innovation and creative digital transformation has been key to her strategic leadership for Domino's Malaysia,
Singapore and Cambodia. Coupled with over 20 years of experience in the international QSR industry, her vast expertise entails brand communication, Marcomm tech, digital innovation, e-commerce, CRM, product innovation and customer-centricity. Linda has established herself in the Food and Beverage
industry as a multi-faceted driving force towards innovation, armed with a comprehensive understanding of tomorrow's groundbreaking technologies, ever-evolving trends, and consumer needs.
By placing the utmost importance on brand communication, creativity and willingness to explore new opportunities presented by emerging technology
and digital information, Linda’s clear vision and strategy continues to strengthen Domino's brand presence in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia.
Linda formed a strong foundation for the brand in Malaysia and was instrumental in establishing the brand in Singapore. Today, she leads a team of
over 30 across various fields of creative and digital expertise in all three markets. Her love and dedication to the brand is reflected in her creative strategies coupled with effective business solutions.
Erik graduated in Finance and Computer Science from Humboldt University in Berlin. After spending the first few years of his career in Venture Capital, he joined MedicAnimal.com in London. That’s when his passion for e-commerce started.
He served as a Country Manager for Germany and later as Head of Marketing for Europe. After moving to Hong Kong, in 2018 Erik joined YesStyle.com as the VP of Marketing for a global fashion and beauty retailer.
Justin Wood is Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. He joined the Alliance in April 2020 and is responsible for relationships with external stakeholders, including businesses across the plastic value chain, governments, NGOs, civil society, inter-governmental organisations and development banks, and academia. Justin also oversees the regional strategies of the Alliance, ensuring that the work of the Alliance is tightly linked to the local priorities of different geographies.
Before joining the Alliance, Justin was Head of Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum from 2015 to 2020 where he managed the Forum’s portfolio of activities and relationships in Asia, working on trade and economic
integration, human capital development, environmental sustainability and infrastructure financing.
Before 2015, he worked for The Economist Group for 18 years, the last 14 of them in South-east Asia. For eight of those years Justin ran an economic advisory and research service covering the Asia region, and before that he worked as a journalist, covering economics and business across Asia.
Justin is a graduate of the London School of Economics (1992) and has completed post-graduate studies in corporate finance at London Business School (2001) and in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (2019). Justin is the author of several books and is a frequent commentator on TV and in the press. He is married with three children.
Pakamon Tulyapizitchai has worked as Head of Digital transformation who is keen on connection the possibility of technology with business cases, for better services and offers to customers, especially underbanked. She works at Ngern Tid Lor,the micro-credit and insurance broker company, with the aspiration to create equality of access to financial services for Thai underbanked at low cost. She is leading the team of Customer experience design, platform solutions, UX/UI, strategic partnership and Digital Performance Marketing.
A serial entrepreneur, Al Madani is a well-recognised name across multiple fields including fashion, beauty, entertainment, and more recently, technology. Inspired to start her own business at the age of 15, Al Madani’s success as a young entrepreneur and businesswoman has propelled her into the spotlight as an inspiration to both Emirati and expat women. Al Madani is an accomplished speaker having participated in over 200 engagements, including frequent fireside talks at universities, colleges, and institutes.
Maaike Steinebach is Visa's General Manager for Hong Kong and Macau. She is responsible for the full business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in the two
territories. She is also the founding member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.
From immigrant heritage to the founder of the world’s largest not-for-profit technology platform, Adriana’s story is far from the usual script. Authenticity, curiosity and a willingness to be ‘scrappy’ is the secret to her success.
A degree in sociology and economics has seen Adriana bring her own style of humanity and analytics to marketing, growing brands and building many successful businesses from the ground up. She has worked with a range of tech companies from Indiegogo and Oracle to Change.org and has served executive roles at Ogilvy and Mather, IPG, SGN and Second Market.
Her true purpose however can be seen in the phenomenal story of Girls in Tech. A networking night of 200 women in San Francisco that has grown to a community of over 70,000 women empowered, educated and engaged in technology careers across the globe.
Today, Adriana strives to help businesses of all sizes improve financial growth through speaking about talent diversity and inclusion, leadership and a range of proven initiatives to empower women in STEM.
Marco is the Commercial Vice President for Packaging and Specialty Plastics for EMEA, and is based in Horgen, Switzerland.
Prior to his current role, he was the Global Strategy Director for the Polyurethanes Portfolio
Ten Bruggencate joined Dow in 2000 in the role of Commercial Manager, Spray Polyurethanes within PU Systems House. In 2007, he became Strategic Marketing Manager for Dow Building Solutions, before being appointed Product Director in 2011.
As part of that role he became the Chairman of the European Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Producers Association, EXIBA and also represents Dow on the Board of Directors of the Joint Venture, Arabian Chemical Company Ltd, (Saudi Arabia).
In 2012, Ten Bruggencate assumed the role of Business Director EMEAI for Dow Building Solutions and in 2014 was appointed Global Business Director for Dow Construction Chemicals. In 2016, he became the Global Business Director of Dow Building & Construction when Dow Construction Chemicals and Dow Building Solution were joined together.
Marco earned his Masters degree in Business Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
MD Ngern Tid Lor's Bio - Piyasak Ukritnukun was appointed as Managing Director for Ngern Tidlor (TIDLOR) in 2013. TIDLOR promotes financial inclusion for the underbanked by providing credit and insurance solutions for Thailand’s low-income, self-employed earners. Piyasak has helped promote the title industry while growing TIDLOR to become a leading provider of fair and transparent microcredit through over 6,000 employees and 1,200 branches nationwide. Previously, Piyasak worked as a Regional AVP for AIG Consumer Finance Group’s Asia Pacific M&A team and as an Associate.
Mameaw is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree 2018, Generation T 2019 by Asia Tatler, and a Partner of 500 TukTuks - a micro-fund from 500 Startups focused on promising Thai and CLMV startups in Seed to Series A stage. 500 TukTuks is also known as the most active investor in Thailand. Other than making investments, the fund also empowers startups with the best of Silicon Valley’s education, thinking, and talent to provide unfair advantage in the local market. Previous to joining 500 TukTuks, Mameaw was a Money-Market Dealer at Bangkok Bank and graduated from Imperial College London with MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management.
Co-founder and Strategy Lead of HelloGold, one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Malaysia. Since 2016, he oversaw the successful launch of HelloGold in multiple ASEAN markets and primarily focused on business development and fundraising. Prior to HelloGold, Ridwan spent a number of years working in the AEON group in various roles with his last being the Head of Special Projects at AEON Credit Service Bhd. He spent most of his time in strategy where he oversaw several projects that ranged from new product introductions, partnership developments and M&A.
David has been supporting the modern CMO and CPO across the challenges of product-led growth, working backwards from understanding what delight looks like to a customer and then isolating unmet needs to create top-quartile growth engines. He brings experimentation, product strategy, disruptive innovation theory and customer insight to his work with retention, monetization, growth and new product launching.
Across 16 years of business design and product management, David has held various roles supporting corporate digital transformation, corporate strategy and intrapreneurship, through to strategy deployment. The roles have included building a multi-sided marketplace; business model innovation for Samsung Product Innovation Team; being employee #1/ EY ASEAN Digital Innovation Co-lead; consulting for a luxury Swiss watch brand, driving experimentation with enterprise & high-growth new businesses in various capacities including as General Manager, Head of Product/ corporate strategy roles at B-round/ seed-funded startups, as well as a modest exit from growing a traditional SME by 450%.
In his spare time, David is a caffeine-fuelled IF/ Ketogenic biohacker, has an obsession with horology and driving, and is a proud husband and parent to a 3-year-old.
An entrepreneur and futurist by passion and a qualified architect and planner, Vikram is currently mentoring startups and exploring opportunities to converge strategic planning, innovation, design and business to bring high-impact ideas to life. He leads the innovation, entrepreneurship development and planning initiatives at Science and Technology Park Pune, India’s leading and oldest technology business incubator. He is also a founding partner at Transenviro Design Studios, specialised in architecture, sustainability and development planning and feasibility studies.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah is widely known as a serial entrepreneur, startup investor and technology industry leader. He was the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest CEO of a public listed company before listing it on NASDAQ IN 2014.
Today, he serves as Executive Chairman of ASX-listed Netccentric Limited, and e-commerce ecosystem Commerce.Asia which he had founded in 2017.
Ganesh is guided by the belief that the world’s challenges can be solved through entrepreneurship.
He believes that true entrepreneurs are not just motivated by money alone. Instead, it is all about creating impact to improve societies while building a better world for our children, and the generations to come.
Anna is the Sustainability Consultant and Partnerships Manager at Eco-Business in Singapore. She was previously based in London working for a Human Rights organisation that holds consultancy status to the United Nations. Anna has expertise in social risk mitigation strategies that promote global corporate supply chain sustainability. She holds an MSc in Social Psychology from the University of Liverpool. In addition she has a post-graduate qualification in Business, Human Rights Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility from the Open University Law School, as well as having spent time studying Forced Migration at the University of Oxford.
Shaad has practised integrated digital marketing for over a decade across the UK, MENA, and APAC regions. He has helped some of the world's most iconic brands acquire, retain and increase customer value by employing a fusion of digital media, data, technology and user experience.
As GrowthOps' Regional Head of Growth Marketing Services, Shaad currently leads a diversely-skilled team of individuals located across Southeast Asia, who continue to shape the future of digital marketing for the region's most forward-thinking and innovative businesses.
We Are Eves is the first beauty platform on which real people honestly review cosmetic products which do or do not work for them.
We believe it's time for a new perspective on beauty with less filters and more honesty.
We Are Eves is an independent platform which has grown within a year to over 90.000 honest reviews & conversations and 500.000 review-views per month. Every user has her own "Shelfie" (a personalised online shelf on which their favourite beauty products and wishlists items can be placed). Any product talked about on WeAreEves can be bought immediately.
Alfons has been with Halodoc since its early inception and is considered as one of the founding members of the company. Currently, he leads the product team as Chief Product Officer who is responsible for prioritizing the scalable pain that the company needs to address, improving the current products and solutions, as well as developing the innovation roadmap for Halodoc to ensure it is always ahead of the game.
He is an MBA graduate from University Technology of Sydney majoring in Project Management and Marketing. He started his career in business and operations for an IT company in Australia before coming back to Indonesia and joining Halodoc.
Claudia McKay heads CGAP’s work that focuses on the components required to build the digital rails for a ubiquitous, efficient, and sustainable digital financial services ecosystem, particularly distribution networks and payment systems. Since joining CGAP a decade ago, Claudia has done extensive work in specific markets to develop inclusive financial ecosystems, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining CGAP, Claudia spent seven years working for Opportunity International, including four years as head of Microfinance Banking for Opportunity Bank in Malawi.
Expert in fintech, startup, IT companies marketing and Digital transformation strategies. >100 successful growth cases globally in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Germany, Russian Federation, Nigeria, South Korea. Ex CMO&Co-owner of Qlean (World.s 3-rd on-demand cleaning company) CEO & Founder of Qmarketing Agency (Performance marketing agency) and Qmarketing Academy (Edtech) - Russia
CEO at Refocus (Edtech) - Philippines
VP of marketing, co-founder at Coding Invaders (Edtech) - India
Rachel started her career monetizing content on social channels and social paid media. Then turned her attention to the customer journey, redesigning and re-architecting the entire online experience. In her career Rachel has always liked to be ahead of the curve, launching 4 first to market initiatives throughout her career, that saw her place #24 in Top 50 in eCommerce in 2020. Rachel is currently the general manager of digital and CX at Threebyone (Abrand, Rollas, Neuw), leading the business towards direct-to-consumer transformation.
Keith Tan assumed the appointment of Chief Executive
of the Singapore Tourism Board on 29 October 2018.
From 2014 to 2018, he served as the Deputy Secretary
(Policy) in the Ministry of Defence, where he strengthened Singapore’s international defence partnerships, led MINDEF’s longer-term strategic
planning and guided MINDEF’s strategic communications and public engagement efforts.
From 2013 to 2014, Keith was Senior Director of the Public Service Division’s PS21 Office, and concurrently held the appointment of Institute Director in the Institute of Governance and Policy at Singapore’s Civil Service College. Keith also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as Director of the Economics and Strategy Division (2008 - 2010) and the Foreign Economic Policy Division (2010 - 2013).
From 2010 to 2013, he led Singapore’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the European Union, and also served in the negotiating team for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Keith graduated with highest honours in English and Comparative Literature, and a Certificate in Russian Studies, from Princeton University. He also has a Master degree in Management from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.
He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) [Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Perak)] in 2017.
Keith is married with four children.
Winston Utomo is the Founder & CEO at IDN Media, the leading media platform company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia, with over 70 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) across its ecosystem. IDN Media's vision is to democratize information and to bring positive impact to society.
Prior to joining IDN Media, Winston worked at Google in Singapore and St. John Capital in San Francisco. He graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his Bachelor degree and Columbia University, New York, for his Master degree.
"I am a Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Specialist/Enthusiast with extensive experience in digital strategy, eCommerce, social media, CRM and leadership. For over a decade she have worked with agencies and brands to create unique digital brand experiences and strategies across, fashion, FMCG, finance, not for profit, travel and corporate categories.
I have been lucky enough to work with some of Australia’s leading brands including, Bunnings Warehouse, Officeworks, Country Road, sass & bide, Cotton On, Sportsgirl, Myer, Foot Locker, Twining and now Boody.
I have a strong passion for the professional development of young professionals and deep care for working hard to protect the planet.
At Boody, my role is to build a global purpose-led brand championing a future fit for all."
With strong passion at marketing and strategy, Amir always strives to be a marketer/banker/design thinker who can think analytically and strategist who can think innovatively. He has achieved about 50+ marketing awards/credential and has been featured as one of the 40 under 40 Campaign Asia as top-tier talent transforming Asia Pacific Marketing in 2020.
He is currently EVP Head Marketing & Digital Communication at OCBC NISP, who is responsible to drive brand, overall segments/products marketing from communication, activation, media, channels, loyalty to sponsorship. He has been exposed to various marketing education/accreditation such as Stanford Business School, Stanford D-School, Wharton Business School, UCLA Anderson-Cannes Lion Young Marketer Academy, Omnicom-SMU Young Brand Manager Academy, and ACUCA Scholars - Hong Kong Baptist University.
He enjoys influential presentation and witty-chats over coffee with friends to brain-absorbing negotiation with collaborators, and wish to fulfil his journey traveling around the world once the pandemic ends.
Unlocking growth opportunities in Asia Pacific is what I do. 3 generations in Asia, my Western roots and Eastern upbringing are catalysts for my passion, facilitating market entry and adoption for companies entering this complex landscape.
In 2005, I recognized mobile devices would change the digital landscape and shifted my focus to what was then a fledgling market. For the past 15 years my emphasis has continued to be on mobile internet, AdTech, and MarTech, further growing my passion for the domain.
I am currently President & Managing Director at AppsFlyer, as the first global hire I grew the business from newcomer to market leader in APAC achieving 70% market share, triple digit revenue growth year on year, building an amazing team of 175+ across 7 offices in the region.
I founded two start-ups, one was an acquihire the other shut down (I know how to fail!). I’m also an active mentor, investor, industry thought leader, and public speaker.
Louisa Berry is the Regional Brand Partnerships Manager at Warner Music Asia, focusing on the
expansion of the brand partnership business in Asia.
Louisa was born and brought up in HK and has been working there for the past 12 years. Combining
her love of food, wine, events and meeting new people, she spent 4 years selling wine & spirits to
On-Trade customers in the city, from Soho Bars to large hotel groups. And organised numerous wine
tastings and trade shows to increase the brand presence and revenue streams of the portfolio in
She then took her Sales and Events experience to a new industry and moved to events agency Branded, securing Sponsorship across their suite of B2B2Fan conferences and music festivals such as
‘All That Matters’, ‘It’s a Girl Thing’, ‘LeSports Connect’, held between HK, Singapore and China.
Before joining Warner Louisa worked at leading events agency, IMG, brining in the brand partnerships across their owned culinary events: ‘Taste Dining Experiences’ and ‘Taste of Hong Kong’, Hong Kong’s leading B2C foodie festival.
While at Warner Music, Louisa has facilitated the growth of the brand partnerships business in Asia
over the last 18 months, helping to drive collaborations between brands and music in more creative, strategic, and authentic ways. She has led brand campaigns with Warner Artists out of APAC with clients such as Amazon, Disney +, Riot Games, Tencent Games.
Having worked in the most dynamic markets of Asia (India, Vietnam, China), my career has been a great mix of global network agency and startups. I specialize in brand communication strategy and have worked across full service agencies, digital agencies, media agencies and now in the OTT space. I believe that the next level of evolution of advertising spends will go into Branded content and that is what will differentiate brands in the category leading to a shift from GRP fights to a more evolved form of engagement with consumers . Setting up new businesses and revenue streams is my passion and I have been doing that for last 15 years in 5 different countries. In this digital era my fundamental belief is that ‘don’t try to do everything instead find strategic partnerships and a win-win collaboration to get your revenue rolling’.
Emma Duckworth is passionate about using data science and AI to transform consumer healthcare. She is Global Director of Data Science at GSK Consumer Healthcare where her team is using data science to bring digital innovation to R&D, marketing and the supply chain, and make everyday healthcare more accessible. She is a creative thinker who brings a product mindset from her previous experience leading data science teams at start-ups including Outra & Starcount.
Cenk Serdar is a global business leader with 20+ years of internet and mobile experience in 30+ developed and emerging markets.
Mr. Serdar held senior leadership roles with Saudi Telecom Group (2013-2019), Vodafone Group (2009-2013), Turkcell Group (2005–2009) and Dogus Group,
(1999– 2004), where he delivered business growth, M&A and turnarounds locally and globally, in the telecommunications, banking, automotive and technology industries. He has also served extensively on boards of telecom, technology and financial services companies.
He is currently an investor in 150+ technology startups as well as board member and advisor in
several VCs and companies.
Mr. Serdar earned an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent
University in Ankara. He is also a Fulbright Scholar.
Jitse studied Business & IT at the University of Twente. He started his career during his studies when he launched a business in web development. In 2000, Jitse founded and launched Just Eat Takeaway.com (at that time named Thuisbezorgd.nl). Jitse is also a member of the advisory board of Suitsupply B.V. As CEO and Chair of the Management Board, Jitse has responsibility for Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Product and Techn
Marek Forysiak is the Founder and Executive Chairman of SmartPay, one of the leading payment service providers in Vietnam.
Before establishing SmartPay in January 2018, Marek was the CEO at Movencorp, Inc. as well as a Deputy CEO and member of the board of directors of VP Bank Finance dba FE Credit, Vietnam’s number one consumer finance company.
Prior to joining Moven and FE Credit, Marek was the Chief Executive Officer and member of the of directors at Renaissance Credit based in Moscow, Russia and led RenCredit into become one of the region’s leading consumer finance companies across Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Marek’s global financial service career spans over 30 years that also includes senior executive roles at JPMorgan Chase and AIG. He has advised and/or invested into over a dozen early-stage financial technology companies. Marek is a graduate of Columbia University’s executive management program, retired Major from the United States Army Reserves and fluent in both Polish and Russian.
As CEO of Sustainable Travel International Paloma leads the organization's global efforts to maximize tourism's contribution to conservation and development in order to protect destinations, preserve environments, and improve community well-being. With over 15 years of experience in sustainable tourism, Paloma has implemented impactful initiatives in 25 nations across the globe. Currently, Paloma manages the organization’s Climate Rangers program to engage the tourism industry in climate action and is leading the efforts to define a Carbon Neutral Destination model.
Johannes Reck is the Chief Executive Officer at GetYourGuide. He leads the company’s long-term vision and strategy.
Johannes co-founded GetYourGuide in 2009 while attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and has grown the company into the leading booking platform for incredible travel experiences.
Under Johannes’ leadership, over 45 million tickets have been booked to date via the GetYourGuide website, mobile app, and partnership network. GetYourGuide has raised over $788M from investors such as the SoftBank Vision Fund, Battery Ventures, and KKR. Johannes leads GetYourGuide’s 550-person global team from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany.
Johannes originally hails from Cologne, Germany, and holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Recém-promovida a Chief Experience Marketing Officer da Via (ex-Via Varejo), Ilca Sierra ganhou o Prêmio Caboré 2020, uma das principais premiações do mercado de comunicação, marketing e mídia, promovido pelo Meio & Mensagem.
Há quase 2 anos na companhia, Ilca colaborou junto com o time em diversos projetos, como o re-branding de Casas Bahia, o lançamento do conversational commerce "Chama no ZAP", que chegou a 16% das vendas totais no último ano, a condução das campanhas , tais como as de Black Friday, que fizeram com que a Casas Bahia fosse a marca mais associada à data promocional em 2020 no Google, a reformulação do personagem Bahianinho que se tornou o CB, e através da sua estratégia de digital influencer levou as redes sociais da marca ao posto de maior engajamento do segmento nas redes sociais Abril/21. Realizou ainda o crescimento de 10X no número de usuários mensais dos aplicativos e ainda na estratégia do app e de aumento de recorrência, lançou o Casas Bahia Play, em parceria com a Paramount+, oferecendo aos clientes uma plataforma de streaming totalmente gratuita. Mais recentemente foi responsável pelo rebranding de Pontofrio, que passou a se chamar Ponto. Em seu novo cargo, além do marketing e branding, Ilca agora agrega as iniciativas de CX da companhia, numa visão integrada que entende a experiência do cliente como o grande direcionador de preferência de marca
Em seus mais de 20 anos no varejo, Ilca já teve passagem no Magazine Luiza, onde ficou por uma década, como diretora de marketing multicanal da rede. A executiva já atuou também em empresas como o GPA e Pernambucanas.
Hong Kong born and bred, Petra Greening is a graphic designer of over 10 years. Starting her journey in fashion and wellness, she has worked in multiple sectors from fashion tech and jewellery to the f&b industry, creating various branded assets.
In recent years Petra has turned brand consultant, assisting startups on building their brand identity from designing their logo and brand assets, to shooting their products or services and designing their website. She is also a fashion designer and photographer providing an entire suite of services that offer cohesion while offering guidance to help you take charge with confidence.
Sonia Samtani is the founder and CEO of All About You, a leading mental wellness centre in Hong Kong offering therapy, training, workshops, and personalised healing products. Sonia is a licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy instructor, NLP Trainer, Life Coach, Corporate Trainer, Family Constellation Facilitator, Healer, Regression Therapist, and Public Speaking Coach.
As a sought-after mental health expert and public speaker, Sonia has been leading workshops since 2005, and has designed several programs to facilitate deep healing and conscious living. Sonia has spoken twice on the TedX platform, and is featured regularly on various local and international publications like Vogue, Tatler, Cosmopolitan, The South China Morning Post, TimeOut, Jessica and MarieClaire. At the end of 2020 Sonia launched her book called “52 thoughts for Conscious Living”, which is available on Amazon. Sonia’s vision is to empower individuals with simple, yet powerful tools to navigate through the ups and downs of life with acceptance, so that they can tune into the magnificence of who they are.
Mohamad Ballout is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitopi, the world’s leading managed cloud kitchen platform. Founded in January 2018, Kitopi’s mission is to satisfy the world’s appetite by partnering with F&B brands to help them scale beyond borders. It currently operates across the Middle East, powering more than 200 brands, across 60+ kitchens, thanks to 2500+ Kitopians (colleagues).
Prior to founding Kitopi, Mohamad co-founded BMB, which is now the largest confectionery business in the Middle East. He was critical in spearheading BMB’s
growth across 32 markets and setting up the first fully-automated ethnic sweets manufacturing unit. He sold his shares to a private equity group in May 2016.
Mohamad has a double major in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Management from Imperial College.
Ryan spent the first 25 years of his career in the marketing agency world. He has worked with 100’s of brands in his career in a broad range of sectors including fashion, automotive, travel, financial services, charity retail and FMCG. Starting his career pre-Internet Ryan has worked through the introduction and growth of digital and social channels, learning to take advantage of the opportunities and leading digital transformation projects.
In 2019 Ryan took the leap to the brand side, joining BAM, Bamboo Clothing. The business has doubled in size in the last 2 years. With growth in their core UK market continuing, Ryan is now poised to take BAM global.
Ryan has challenged himself and the business to become internationally recognised as the best regenerative activewear in the world, in the next 5 years. A significant part of this is committing to become Impact Positive by 2030. We published our first Impact Positive Report in 2019, building on the well-established sustainability credentials that BAM had always had, but extended to include ambitious goals across people, water, chemical and land usage, waste as well as carbon.
Executive with 9+ years proven international experience in ecommerce and digital transformation and prior background from banking and risk management. Help companies to build and grow a successful omnichannel business.
Currently work as a Head of Ecommerce for PUMA Southeast Asia being responsible for driving ecommerce business as well as improving omnichannel customer experience and user journey. Before that I was heading Ecommerce in PUMA Russia & Ukraine for over 7 years with a key focus on ecommerce sales and P&L, omnichannel strategy, technology and talent management.
Juliette Gimenez is a highly passionate serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and current CEO of Goxip. She has had extensive experience in start-up companies like Groupon and Cdiscount in the e-commerce industry, driving multi-million dollar sales growth in the early stages and rapid expansion across Southeast Asia & HK. She then founded Goxip in 2017, the top fashion and beauty search engine and content site in Hong Kong with its unique image recognition technology and luxury brand offerings. Goxip has since expanded to its second product, rewardSnap, an influencer monetisation platform that helps Goxip's 800+ merchants drive effective data-driven influencer strategies across APAC.
A Retail Banking and Consumer Finance veteran with nearly 25 years of experience with global leaders in financial services across various geographies, Kalidas was appointed as Head of the Consumer Finance Division in April 2011 and concurrently managed Retail Banking Division at VPBank from 2012 to May 2015. Under his leadership, both Divisions’ businesses have been going through historic significant transformation projects and scaling new heights in growing the balance sheet, acquiring new customers and building diversified distribution channels to build a significantly large and profitable customer franchise in the near future. The Consumer Finance Division was spun off from VPBank and became VPBank Finance Company with number 1 position in Vietnam’s consumer finance sector. Mr Kalidas was ultimately appointed as the CEO cum Vice Chairman of VPBank Finance Company in April 2015 after 5 months as Acting CEO.
Prior to joining VP Bank, Kalidas was the GM (Indochina) for Retail Banking and Wealth Management for ANZ Bank. Earlier to that, Kalidas was the first CEO of Prudential Vietnam Finance Company Ltd in 2007. Before coming to Vietnam, he was the President and CEO of CitiFinancial Corporation Philippines, a Citigroup entity and the leading consumer finance organization in that country. He started his career in the retail assets business of Citibank in India in the regional credit operations unit and was soon promoted to be Regional Sales Head for Mortgage and Personal Loans. In 2000, he was appointed as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CitiFinancial Retail Services (India) Limited that later grew to be one of the largest consumer finance businesses in India and the region. Kalidas has an MBA from XLRI and a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University, both leading institutes in India.
Azran is the CEO and co-founder of Naluri, a digital behavioral health startup that addresses mental health and chronic diseases together, in a preventive, holistic and outcomes-based approach. He was previously CEO of AirAsia X and iflix Malaysia and held leadership roles at Astro, Bursa Malaysia and McKinsey & Company. He chronicles his leadership challenges, failures and overcoming adversity in his book, ’30 Days and 30 Years’. He is an Ironman triathlete
Tamara is the co-founder of Fortuna Cools, a startup building sustainable coolers made from coconuts to replace plastic foam insulation once and for all. Her new DTC Nutshell Coolers are sustainable and collapsible, designed for outdoor lovers. Tamara studied at Stanford University, where she earned a B.S. in Behavioral Biology and an M.S. in Sustainable Development. Before founding Fortuna Cools, Tamara worked on community-based conservation and environmental education in the U.S. and in her home countries, Spain and Mexico.
Vanessa van Leusden is Sr. Director Marketing and E-commerce for Paula’s Choice Europe. In this role she is part of the Paula’s Choice European Management Team and revenue responsible for Paula’s Choice Europe Direct To Consumer (DTC) and Market Places (Amazon and Bol) channels. She oversees all current and new European E-commerce websites, all current and new European Amazon presence, Brand Management and In-House Content Creation for Paula’s Choice Europe, Media buying, Acquisition and Awareness, Retention, E-mail and Referral and Product Marketing for Europe.
At Paula’s Choice, Vanessa has turned on the flywheel in Europe with her team: she step-changed brand impact and fuelled the acquisition engine, resulting in fast accelerating growth. Vanessa has a passion for and strong track record of building high-performing diverse teams, open feedback culture, raising the bar, applying the continuous learning cycle where ideas can be piloted and grow into big results. She believes the digital era and research from scientists like Byron Sharp and Les Binet have changed the marketing discipline fundamentally. The magic happens where the brain and the heart meet; this can truly set brands off.
Vanessa came to Paula’s Choice in 2018 from Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, where she was responsible for Media and Digital Marketing of all Dutch brands. Before embarking on her digital journey, Vanessa’s gained over 15 years of experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods. She has held
various Marketing positions at Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo and FrieslandCampina on brands such as
Nescafé, Lipton Ice Tea, Lays and Campina.
At 21, Jessie Drew Hawkins moved to Hong Kong as a young student studying Advertising at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD Hong Kong). Initially coming to study at the Hong Kong campus for just 1 semester, she found herself enchanted by the great city and all it had to offer. To be able to stay after her schooling, she jumped into a teaching position which soon led to a manager role within the small school. Though she enjoyed working with children and educators, she knew it was not her calling. She went back and forth between working in education and events many times in her career, working with her now business partner and the founder of Women of Hong Kong, Sarah, each time she left education. Finally, she reached out to Sarah one more time as Sarah was beginning to create the new platform for the community. She is very proud of her decision to take a chance to join Sarah once more.. She is now the chief operating officer and partnership director for Women of Hong Kong, which she considers the most important role of her life.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sarah Vee is a Filipina single-mother and the founder of Women of Hong Kong, a holistic platform to empower women and connect female changemakers with each other. She began her career in 2011 as a PR executive, working with various companies like Star Cruises, and The Asia World-Expo on creative branding, event management, and digital marketing.
In 2016, Sarah Vee launched a successful digital marketing, PR and event agency, creating marketing strategies, event concepts, and cross-collaboration for brands like Michelin Guide Restaurants, Chili Fagara, and 4A agency Dentsu.
The idea for “Women of Hong Kong” was born in 2014, when Sarah created a network called "Girls of Hong Kong”, a tight-knit community that provided a safe space for women with networking and support through social events and common beliefs. By 2019, the “Girls of Hong Kong” grew to over 3000 members with over 200 active daily contributors on a social platform app.
Today, 7 years later, Sarah works with business partner Jessie Drew to launch the “Women of Hong Kong”, a digital platform set to revolutionise the lives of its members. Whether you are a parent, an entrepreneur, or executive, Women of Hong Kong will be the bridge that brings women together with the common belief that we are stronger together—and that it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top.
Women are revolutionising the world, and this network will pave the way. Through events, courses and conversations, Women of Hong Kong will challenge women to reach their highest potential and step into their power in every aspect of their lives: physically, emotionally and professionally.
Jahin Tanvir is a 20-year-old policy adviser, keynote speaker, author, and multicultural youth advocate. With a penchant of being multifaceted, Jahin possesses a strong background in youth advocacy, education, and healthcare in leading youth-led organizations around the world.
In 2021, Jahin received the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in Individual Community Service. Jahin is also a young media spokesperson trained by the Economic Media Centre, providing expert media comment on multicultural people's experiences in Australian co
An engineering graduate who turned to a pursue a career in marketing in beauty care across several international FMCG companies starting at Unilever Global Brand Development Offices where I got to be relocated from Shanghai to London to Singapore, before moving back to Bangkok 7 years ago to join L’Oreal with the last position as a Brand GM for the largest portfolio of 3 makeup brands (Maybelline New York, L’Oreal Paris, NYX Professional Makeup). Currently, a CMO at the mission-driven company that I have been so personally engaged with and passionate about, Yves Rocher– the brand the encompasses positive actions on ourselves, others and our planet
Guk Kim graduated in Business Administration and Economics from John Cabot University in Rome. Between 2005 and 2014, he founded and managed three technology companies that were later acquired. Between 2014 and 2017, he served as General Manager for one of the acquirer companies and also for Citymapper. In 2017, he joined the lastminute.com Group as Chief Growth Officer.
Howard is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance. He was named by IDG as “One of The Top 10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow Today,” and by Enterprise Management 360° as “One of the Top 10 Digital Transformation Influencers That Will Change Your World.”
As an entrepreneur, Howard has launched two successful companies that help large brands transform to thrive in the digital age: FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency and Innovation Loft.
Co-founder and chef for SORTEDfood. Built on 20 years of friendship, SORTED’s channel of well over 2 million subscribers sits at the heart of one of the longest running, ongoing and most engaged food conversations on YouTube. A cross between entertainment, inspiration and education… together they explore some of the best food and associated trends out there.
As one of FPT Corporation's top four expert, Mr. Vu Anh Tu, known as "Doctor Cisco", holds numerous certificates most advanced in network and information security such as CCIE, CISSP, etc.
He has taken up many leadership positions in technology and built strong foundation for new business, such as: Executive Vice President of FPT Telecom, Chairman of FPT Telecom International (affiliate of FPT Telecom), Head IT Department of FPT Corporation, etc.
Building on 20 years of ICT experience, Mr. Tu is the one that drives, designs, and develops technology in any role he is in charge, promoting FPT technology leader on Internet, proving IPTV, OTT service to millions of users.
"Dr. Cisco" has successfully delivered numerous critical digital transformation public services and security projects for the government and banks of Vietnam, built multiple "Made by FPT" solutions and services for global. He is responsible for the development of FPT strategies, guidance, policies, and technological resources, leading projects to develop new products and services, participate in digital transformation projects with the company's clients.
Mr. Vu Anh Tu was appointed as CTO FPT Corporation in September 2020.
Federico is the CMO at MODO and has over than 20 years experience as a marketing executive with a specialization in Insights, Customer Experience and Data Analytics.
Federico has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and graduated with honors from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He also has a postgraduate degree in Marketing at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
Dimos is currently a Product Manager for Analytics products at PepsiCo eCommerce. He has been a part of other innovative corporations like Adidas, Robert Bosch, PVH corporation, SONY and is passionate about eCommerce & digital marketing.
Originally an electrical & computer engineer, he quickly became interested in business and decided to shift his focus with the verge between engineering and marketing being marketing analytics. Began a career in Belgium, after Greece. Post some years he moved to the Netherlands where his career shaped further into eCommerce leading businesses.
Currently based in the UK his focus are Products that deliver value & insights to the end-user. He regularly shares some of his thoughts on LinkedIn, while some of his interviews have been featured on MarTech today, TechTarget in the US as well as has been speaking in other major events such as the DMWF in Amsterdam, the IMH Digital in Cyprus & LinkJoy podcast in India.
Feel free to reach out to him and discuss all things Digital, eCommerce & great marketing.
As a data-driven and creative thinker Jeremiah joined the startup fonQ as an intern in 2007 to develop the company as well as himself within ecommerce. Rising through the ranks as online marketing manager, CMO and CEO since 2020 he is always busy shaping fonQ’s proposition, finding new ways to deliver a better costumer experience and challenging traditional Home & Living retail. The company never stopped growing, developing itself or having having fun and neither did he. In the physical world he enjoys life and adventures in Amsterdam.
Jane’s professional background is at the intersection of consumer decision-making and development economics, and she has spent most of her career working on projects targeting low-income populations. She completed her Bachelor at LSE, and her MPA at Harvard, both with scholarships. She is the founder of Siklus with a mission to disrupt the way retail is done at the bottom of the pyramid.
Kiku has led the growth of Workana since the company launched in 2012, first throughout Latin
America and then in Asia.
He's passionate about empowering teams to achieve great things without the constraints of outdated traditions. This involves embracing remote work, a flexible style of management and advocating for the proper use of technology.
Having worked with tech companies since 2004, when he joined a small Latin American startup, Kiku is a seasoned leader with solid experience in digital marketing and high-performance sales
In his personal time, Kiku enjoys cooking with his family and creating music.
Peter had worked in Silicon Valley for 7 years, and was the Senior Engineer Lead of the Social Search Group at Yahoo Global HQ for 4 years. There, he had led the R&D of many products and services, including the development of "Yahoo! Answers." It was during his
time in the United States that he started frequenting craft fairs. He would visit small design boutiques in San Francisco, and listen to the designers' stories of how they tried to get their designs to the world.
Peter is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Pinkoi. Having seen how entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and the importance attached to human resources in Silicon Valley, Peter co-founded Pinkoi, the #1 curated C2C marketplace and community for designers in
Asia, with two fellow entrepreneurs. His mission is to put the spotlight on Asia's independent design industry: to create a design ecosystem that promotes "lifestyles with good designs." Peter is responsible for overseas business development, merchandising
and partner relationships.
With over 20 years in advertising, branding, digital media and adtech space in South East Asia, Diana Boo brings extensive digital marketing experience with a proven track record in data driven business growth and customer insights driven strategy. Prior to joining Boost Holdings, Diana was the Chief Marketing Office at Lazada Malaysia, who let the team to winning Marketing Excellence award for Marketer of the year, Innovator of the Year in 2021. Diana helmed Country Manager for iflix Malaysia and Brunei, leading 4 major business divisions mainly content, marketing, distribution and sales. Prior to iflix she was one of the pioneering team who co-founded the formation of CtrlShift, held the role of Regional Head of Publisher Solutions for SEA business, for over nine years. Prior to CtrlShift, she held senior roles at renowned advertising agencies such as BBDO/ Proximity and Saatchi & Saatchi before expanding her portfolio to digital media.
When she's not at work, she loves to travel, experiencing new culture, explore new cuisines, bring home memories by shopping a lot and collecting art pieces from country local artists. Closer to home, when she has some free time, she likes to take weekend arts & crafts workshop, she’s done leather crafting to perfume making and then discovered that she has a natural talent in flower arrangements. You can call her Diana (pronounced as Dye-ana, similar to the late Princess of Wales), D or Boo in short.
Talk startups and Sindhu Kashyap will have a lot to share. In her 15 years as a writer and a journalist she has spent a majority of her time on the emerging startup ecosystem in India - Sindhu has tracked and covered over 10,000 startups, some of which are India’s better known unicorns today. At YourStory, she is currently helping build a community of women leaders and entrepreneurs across sectors.
Born in colorful Mexico, Yamilette had a childhood full of creativity. For over 20-years she performed and had a career as a professional ballerina. After retiring, she moved to Hong Kong and jumped into the Asia events industry as an entrepreneur. After planning thousands of events, she started her journey as a Professional Public Speaker. Having experienced the joys of confident and assertive communication, Yamilette wanted to serve and give others the ability to find their ideal frequency and communicate with confidence. This is how LOUDER® by Yamilette Cano (LOUDER Global) was born.
LOUDER® works with clients in-person or virtually around the globe. Yamilette’s elegant style combined with her passion and dedication gives her the drive to help empower and elevate brands to tell their story with boldness and impact!
George Ionut Danifeld is the CMO of Trapo Asia, the fastest growing car accessories company in SE-Asia with a presence in Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia/Thailand, with a 5x Growth in the last 2 years.
He has professional experience of more than 12 years in digital marketing, working at an international level also on the agency side and company side. He is originally from Romania, a fun fact about him, been living in 5 countries, out of which 4 years in Bali.
Dubbed by the US media as The excuse-buster from Down-Under’, Lizzy helps bust fatigue and boost engagement on events and meetings (inc. Amazon, KFC, Lenovo, Schwarzkopf) with energizing microbreaks to stretch, move, meditate and dance. She is the regular fitness expert on Australian morning television, a certified personal trainer, and is the founder and author of Two Minute Moves, which have been featured on Good Morning America and Today Show.
Simon Loong is the Founder and Group CEO of WeLab, a leading fintech company and one
of the most important digital native brands in financial services in Asia with close to 50 million
individual users and over 700 enterprise customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and
Indonesia. The financial holding company operates one of the largest digital consumer finance
businesses in Asia, a pan-Asia digital bank and a leading B2B fintech enterprise solutions
Simon is a pioneer in driving fintech development and financial inclusion in Asia. He is a strong
believer and passionate about innovating the financial services industry with technology. He
serves on key committees in both public and private sectors, sharing his experiences and
insights to drive the proliferation of the fintech ecosystem. He has received numerous awards
in recognizing his achievement, including "CEO of the Year" by Capital CEO, “Innovation
Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker and “Vice Chancellor’s
Achievement Awards” by The University of Sydney. He was also named as “one of the 20
people shaping Hong Kong’s future” in the next 20 years by a leading Chinese media outlet.
Prior to founding WeLab in 2013, Simon spent 15 years in the retail banking divisions of
Citibank and Standard Chartered. Simon has a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from
Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant
Andi Taufan Garuda Putra is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amartha, a fintech P2P lending that modernizes the microlending sector and provides alternative channels to capital for the unbanked population in Indonesia. To date, Amartha has disbursed over IDR 3,27 trillion loan to more than 622,803 micro-entrepreneurs in the villages and 100% of them are women.
Former Special Staff of The President of Republik Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, and Former Consultant, IBM. Recipient of numerous awards including: Young Changemaker (2010), Ashoka; Satu Indonesia Award (2011), Astra; Laureate Global Fellow (2013), International Youth Foundation; Ganesha Innovation Champion Awards (2014), Taufan holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School where he was an Edward S. Mason Fellow and bachelor degree in business from Institut Teknologi Bandung.
Mazen is a Senior Global Digital Lead at Friesland Campina, The Netherlands. His responsibilities cover media, technology, and innovation. Mazen oversees media pitches, digital strategies, and design of the technology ecosystem following the JBP with key suppliers such as Facebook & Google. Before moving to the Netherlands, Mazen worked at the agency side for 6+ years based in Dubai, Singapore, and Beirut. His diverse portfolio covers prominent multinationals such as BlackBerry, Samsung, Emirates, Etihad airlines, and all the Richemont Luxury brands. Besides being a member of the world federation of advertisers, a Core member in the programmatic taskforce at IAB Nederlands, and holding 100+ certifications across all digital platforms and technologies, Mazen won many prestigious digital awards targeting the MENA region and is looking to score more worldwide.
Mazen is a big believer in training both the body and the mind to be strong. So next to his professional achievements, he is a world marathoner and Guinness World Record holder, with more than 50 full marathons completed and many ultras. Friesland Campina produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese, and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and Africa via its subsidiaries. FrieslandCampina has branch offices in 34 countries and employs 23,769 people. Friesland Campina’s products find their way to more than 100 countries. Every day Royal Friesland Campina provides millions of consumers all over the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients.
Piotr Jakubowski is the co-founder of nafas, Indonesia's first health and wellness platform focused on air quality. The nafas mobile app combines outdoor air quality data from an owned on-ground sensor network with indoor air quality data from OTA-enabled monitors & purifiers to create actionable lifestyle recommendations in highly polluted cities.
Tomás joined Insider in 2020 as Senior Advisor, and holds board and leadership positions in a variety of cutting-edge companies. Proven executive leader of complex high-growth international businesses with data, digital, marketing, corporate strategy, M&A, and investor relations experience across eCommerce, retail, and payments businesses.
Tomás received his degree in engineering and a master’s of science in operations management from the University of Chile. Additionally, Tomás earned his MBA from The Wharton School with a major in finance.
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