Team

Supporters

   Fridtjof Berge    Former McKinsey & Company consultant, focused his work on the retail, consumer goods and financial services industries  Background from PwC and Global Fashion Group, former head of e-commerce at WhyNot  MBA from Harvard Business School. Cass Business School, and Emory University educated

Fridtjof Berge

Former McKinsey & Company consultant, focused his work on the retail, consumer goods and financial services industries

Background from PwC and Global Fashion Group, former head of e-commerce at WhyNot

MBA from Harvard Business School. Cass Business School, and Emory University educated

   Dilan Mizrakli Landgraff    Private Equity professional at Altor Equity Partners, Board member at early-stage and well-established companies  M&A and Acquisition & Leverage Finance at J.P. Morgan  Dartmouth College educated

Dilan Mizrakli Landgraff

Private Equity professional at Altor Equity Partners, Board member at early-stage and well-established companies

M&A and Acquisition & Leverage Finance at J.P. Morgan

Dartmouth College educated

   Vegard Medbø     Former McKinsey Sr. Manager specializing in Energy and Deep Tech, serving clients across 10+ countries  First Securities (brokerage), Norwegian Armed Forces  MSc in Industrial Engineering and Tech Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Vegard Medbø 

Former McKinsey Sr. Manager specializing in Energy and Deep Tech, serving clients across 10+ countries

First Securities (brokerage), Norwegian Armed Forces

MSc in Industrial Engineering and Tech Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

   Bjarne Abrahamsen    COO for SEB Solutions team in the Nordics, focused on alternative investments  Vice President on the JPMorgan trading floors in New York and London  Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, member of the Risk Management Practice  Princeton University and University of Warwick educated   

Bjarne Abrahamsen

COO for SEB Solutions team in the Nordics, focused on alternative investments

Vice President on the JPMorgan trading floors in New York and London

Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, member of the Risk Management Practice

Princeton University and University of Warwick educated

 

   Lisa Enckell    Product and growth marketer with experience from working with leading startups in the US, Europe and Asia  Former VP of marketing at Wrapp  Active angel investor and advisor for startups  Stockholm School of Economics educated

Lisa Enckell

Product and growth marketer with experience from working with leading startups in the US, Europe and Asia

Former VP of marketing at Wrapp

Active angel investor and advisor for startups

Stockholm School of Economics educated

   Pierre Martensson    Former SVP & Head of International Expansion at Tapad  Successfully managed complex turnaround operations of large organisations in the US, APAC, Europe and South Africa within the Industries of Big Data, Social Media, Ad Tech, Retail, FMCG, Digital Media, Direct Sales, Telecom and e-commerce  CEO and Managing Director of multiple companies across sectors

Pierre Martensson

Former SVP & Head of International Expansion at Tapad

Successfully managed complex turnaround operations of large organisations in the US, APAC, Europe and South Africa within the Industries of Big Data, Social Media, Ad Tech, Retail, FMCG, Digital Media, Direct Sales, Telecom and e-commerce

CEO and Managing Director of multiple companies across sectors

   Tyler Norwood    Former Head of Business Development for Global Fashion Group  Helped lead rollout of marketplace business model to 10+ countries in ZALORA SEA and Global Fashion Group  5+ years of experience building companies in Southeast Asia

Tyler Norwood

Former Head of Business Development for Global Fashion Group

Helped lead rollout of marketplace business model to 10+ countries in ZALORA SEA and Global Fashion Group

5+ years of experience building companies in Southeast Asia

   Prerna Sharma    Former Head of HR and Recruitment at Flow Traders  Uber -  Hired first and early employees of Uber Asia, building high performing teams in the region.  Masters in Project Management from NUS  Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering

Prerna Sharma

Former Head of HR and Recruitment at Flow Traders

Uber -  Hired first and early employees of Uber Asia, building high performing teams in the region.

Masters in Project Management from NUS

Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering

   HuiLin Chin    Senior Lead at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)  Senior Executive at The Global Compact Network for Corporate Social Responsibility  Oxford, Yale, National University of Singapore educated

HuiLin Chin

Senior Lead at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Senior Executive at The Global Compact Network for Corporate Social Responsibility

Oxford, Yale, National University of Singapore educated

   Kari Andersen    Commercial analysis, project execution and finance from energy giants Statoil and Hydro. EY Assurance Services and governmental services at the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore.  MSc Energy, Trade Finance, Cass Business School and MSc BA, Norwegian School of Economics

Kari Andersen

Commercial analysis, project execution and finance from energy giants Statoil and Hydro. EY Assurance Services and governmental services at the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore.

MSc Energy, Trade Finance, Cass Business School and MSc BA, Norwegian School of Economics

   Jeng Yang Chia    Former Rocket Internet Manager in South Asia  World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Singapore Civil Defense Force Platoon Commander, Trustee of the Wilberforce Society  LLB from University of Cambridge and deferred MBA from Harvard Business School

Jeng Yang Chia

Former Rocket Internet Manager in South Asia

World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Singapore Civil Defense Force Platoon Commander, Trustee of the Wilberforce Society

LLB from University of Cambridge and deferred MBA from Harvard Business School

 

Global Advisors

 
   Dominic Barton    Former Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. He led the firm's focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value. Before becoming Managing Partner, Dominic served as McKinsey's Chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey's office in Korea from 2000 to 2004

Dominic Barton

Former Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. He led the firm's focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value. Before becoming Managing Partner, Dominic served as McKinsey's Chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey's office in Korea from 2000 to 2004

 

ASIA Venture partners

   Andreas Ehn     Technology and Product   Spotify’s first employee and CTO, responsible for product and platform architecture, and for hiring a world-class engineering team  Co-founder of Wrapp, a mobile online-to-offline customer acquisition service  EQT industrial advisor

Andreas Ehn

Technology and Product

Spotify’s first employee and CTO, responsible for product and platform architecture, and for hiring a world-class engineering team

Co-founder of Wrapp, a mobile online-to-offline customer acquisition service

EQT industrial advisor

   Stefan Jung     Venture Capital   Former Co-Founder and MD of Rocket Internet Southeast Asia  BCG, Bain & Company, London Business School educated

Stefan Jung

Venture Capital

Former Co-Founder and MD of Rocket Internet Southeast Asia

BCG, Bain & Company, London Business School educated

   Tim Marbach     Company Building   CEO & Founder of Asia Venture Group  Experienced entrepreneur who’s built several successful companies in Europe and Asia (kaufDA, HappyFresh, iPrice TrustedCompany.com, iMoney)  Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan

Tim Marbach

Company Building

CEO & Founder of Asia Venture Group

Experienced entrepreneur who’s built several successful companies in Europe and Asia (kaufDA, HappyFresh, iPrice TrustedCompany.com, iMoney)

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan

   Andreas Birnik     Managing Director, Corporate Innovation, BootUP Ventures   Extensive C-level experience from startups and leading corporations  Harvard University, Cranfield University & Stockholm School of Economics educated

Andreas Birnik

Managing Director, Corporate Innovation, BootUP Ventures

Extensive C-level experience from startups and leading corporations

Harvard University, Cranfield University & Stockholm School of Economics educated

   Gabriel Lundberg    Operating partner at SeedPlus, a Singapore-based early stage VC firm  Previously product manager at Spotify for six years  MSc in Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems at Chalmers University of Technology

Gabriel Lundberg

Operating partner at SeedPlus, a Singapore-based early stage VC firm

Previously product manager at Spotify for six years

MSc in Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems at Chalmers University of Technology

   Mark Inkster     Digital Businesses   Former executive at Yahoo!, eBay and Microsoft, leading digital businesses in Asia   President of Vistaprint Asia & Emerging Markets  Chief Digital Officer, Asia of Aegon NV  MS from Stanford University, BA from Dartmouth College   

Mark Inkster

Digital Businesses

Former executive at Yahoo!, eBay and Microsoft, leading digital businesses in Asia 

President of Vistaprint Asia & Emerging Markets

Chief Digital Officer, Asia of Aegon NV

MS from Stanford University, BA from Dartmouth College

 

 

ASIA ADVISORS

   John Riady    Director of the Lippo Group  Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan  Editor of the Jakarta Globe  Director of Berita Satu Media Holdings

John Riady

Director of the Lippo Group

Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan

Editor of the Jakarta Globe

Director of Berita Satu Media Holdings

   Martin B. Hartono    CEO of GDP Venture, a venture builder focusing on digital communities and solution companies  Mentor startups at Founders Institute  Strong believer that Indonesia can breed world class entrepreneurs

Martin B. Hartono

CEO of GDP Venture, a venture builder focusing on digital communities and solution companies

Mentor startups at Founders Institute

Strong believer that Indonesia can breed world class entrepreneurs

   Noni Purnomo    President Director Bluebird Group Holding  Founded Bluebird Peduli which launched “Women Empowerment Project” to empower more than 40.000 women  Mentor of startups at Endeavor Indonesia  “Listed as Power Women” in Asia by Forbes  Industrial Engineering Degree & MBA in Finance and Marketing

Noni Purnomo

President Director Bluebird Group Holding

Founded Bluebird Peduli which launched “Women Empowerment Project” to empower more than 40.000 women

Mentor of startups at Endeavor Indonesia

“Listed as Power Women” in Asia by Forbes

Industrial Engineering Degree & MBA in Finance and Marketing

   Gillian Tee    CEO and Co-Founder of Singapore-based Homage  Previously co-founder Rocketrip, part of the YCombinator winter 2014 batch.  MBA from Columbia Business School

Gillian Tee

CEO and Co-Founder of Singapore-based Homage

Previously co-founder Rocketrip, part of the YCombinator winter 2014 batch.

MBA from Columbia Business School

   Aaron Tan    CEO at Carro Singapore - used car marketplace for buyers and sellers  Singtel Innov8 ventures, Southeast Asia’s leading venture fund - oversaw the fund’s investments in SEA  Software Engineer - SMU, NUS and Carnegie University  Former IT Youth of the Year, represented Singapore in programming competitions

Aaron Tan

CEO at Carro Singapore - used car marketplace for buyers and sellers

Singtel Innov8 ventures, Southeast Asia’s leading venture fund - oversaw the fund’s investments in SEA

Software Engineer - SMU, NUS and Carnegie University

Former IT Youth of the Year, represented Singapore in programming competitions

   Dr. Ayesha Khanna    Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator  Leading strategic advisor on AI, smart cities and fintech

Dr. Ayesha Khanna

Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator

Leading strategic advisor on AI, smart cities and fintech

   Douglas Corley    Beijing-based healthcare entrepreneur who is the CEO and Founder of Beijing HealthForum, and the Co-Founder of DHB Global, an AI-driven health investment platform

Douglas Corley

Beijing-based healthcare entrepreneur who is the CEO and Founder of Beijing HealthForum, and the Co-Founder of DHB Global, an AI-driven health investment platform

   Tee Plern Suraphongchai    Partner at Venturra Capital  Ardent Capital, Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers  Brown University, Stanford University educated   

Tee Plern Suraphongchai

Partner at Venturra Capital

Ardent Capital, Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers

Brown University, Stanford University educated

 

   Lars Bjorge     Digital Specialist   TBWA Asia, Executive Vice President & Head of Customer Acquisition  20 years in the trenches of building digitally centric brands. Serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Last 8 years active in China, where he advised blue chip companies such as Unilever, HP, Google, VW, Porsche, SAP  on digital transformation in a China market context

Lars Bjorge

Digital Specialist

TBWA Asia, Executive Vice President & Head of Customer Acquisition

20 years in the trenches of building digitally centric brands. Serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Last 8 years active in China, where he advised blue chip companies such as Unilever, HP, Google, VW, Porsche, SAP  on digital transformation in a China market context

   Giulio Xiloyannis    Managing Director at Zalora SG, MY, TW and HK  Entrepreneur in Residence, Rocket Internet  M&A at J.P. Morgan

Giulio Xiloyannis

Managing Director at Zalora SG, MY, TW and HK

Entrepreneur in Residence, Rocket Internet

M&A at J.P. Morgan

   T    ito Costa    Managing Director at Zalora and Rocket Internet  Investment Manager at Synergo SGR  McKinsey, MIT Educated

Tito Costa

Managing Director at Zalora and Rocket Internet

Investment Manager at Synergo SGR

McKinsey, MIT Educated

   Melody He    Founder of blockchain advisory Spartan Group  Investment Partner at MOC accelerator  UBS, Goldman Sachs

Melody He

Founder of blockchain advisory Spartan Group

Investment Partner at MOC accelerator

UBS, Goldman Sachs

   Anh Nguye  n      Marketing   YouTube Subscriptions Marketing Lead APAC  Head of marketing, Google Singapore  Leflair, Zalora

Anh Nguyen 

Marketing

YouTube Subscriptions Marketing Lead APAC

Head of marketing, Google Singapore

Leflair, Zalora

   Ross Coull    Emerging markets private equity professional (South Asia and Africa) and serial angel investor  Owner and director of leading consumer retail company in India (BBLUNT)  Previously strategy consultant with Booz & Company

Ross Coull

Emerging markets private equity professional (South Asia and Africa) and serial angel investor

Owner and director of leading consumer retail company in India (BBLUNT)

Previously strategy consultant with Booz & Company

   Willy Lan    20 year investment experience across full spectrum of asset classes  Founder of Hidden Street Capital, VC and blockchain investments  Partner and CSO of Jaarvis Labs / Jaarvis Accelerator  Portfolio Manager of Och Ziff Capital (Asia)  BA in Business Economics and IR from Brown University

Willy Lan

20 year investment experience across full spectrum of asset classes

Founder of Hidden Street Capital, VC and blockchain investments

Partner and CSO of Jaarvis Labs / Jaarvis Accelerator

Portfolio Manager of Och Ziff Capital (Asia)

BA in Business Economics and IR from Brown University

   Alex Nergaard    Background from investments, business development, sourcing and execution of transactions in the oil & gas, shipping, offshore and infrastructure markets  Managing Director at NIP Advisors, chairman & founding partner at Continental Maritime and board member and founding partner at Storm Capital Partners

Alex Nergaard

Background from investments, business development, sourcing and execution of transactions in the oil & gas, shipping, offshore and infrastructure markets

Managing Director at NIP Advisors, chairman & founding partner at Continental Maritime and board member and founding partner at Storm Capital Partners

   Antonny Liem    CEO of the investment company MCM Group & Merah Putih  Investment Partner at GDP Venture  Highly recognized serial investor and thought leader in entrepreneurship  Mentor Endeavor and Founders Institute 

Antonny Liem

CEO of the investment company MCM Group & Merah Putih

Investment Partner at GDP Venture

Highly recognized serial investor and thought leader in entrepreneurship

Mentor Endeavor and Founders Institute 

   Jim Texier    Chief Technology and Product Officer at Global Fashion Group  Former head of Digital and Big Data at Axa Group Solutions

Jim Texier

Chief Technology and Product Officer at Global Fashion Group

Former head of Digital and Big Data at Axa Group Solutions

   Michele Ferrario    Co-Founder and CEO at StashAway  CEO at Zalora  Co-founder and MD of Rocket Internet SEA  Columbia Business School Educated

Michele Ferrario

Co-Founder and CEO at StashAway

CEO at Zalora

Co-founder and MD of Rocket Internet SEA

Columbia Business School Educated

   Magnus Ekbom    Chief Strategy Officer at Lazada Group  Global Venture Development Manager  LUMA at Rocket Internet  Stockholm School of Economics educated

Magnus Ekbom

Chief Strategy Officer at Lazada Group

Global Venture Development Manager

LUMA at Rocket Internet

Stockholm School of Economics educated

   Marshall Silver    Chief Commercial Officer at Reddoorz, an e-commerce hospitality company that operates across Southeast Asia. Startup advisor at Sagebrush Group and previously, Strategic Deals at Apple.   Degree from Harvard Law School

Marshall Silver

Chief Commercial Officer at Reddoorz, an e-commerce hospitality company that operates across Southeast Asia. Startup advisor at Sagebrush Group and previously, Strategic Deals at Apple. 

Degree from Harvard Law School

   Florian Cornu    Founder and CEO of Future Flow, a Singapore-based company which guides entrepreneurs along their growth journey  Co-founder of Map of the Money, and runs SaaS Business Asia, which aim at connecting the SaaS ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Florian Cornu

Founder and CEO of Future Flow, a Singapore-based company which guides entrepreneurs along their growth journey

Co-founder of Map of the Money, and runs SaaS Business Asia, which aim at connecting the SaaS ecosystem in Southeast Asia

   Charles Debonneuil    Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada   Wharton School educated

Charles Debonneuil

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada

Wharton School educated

   Mikael Krogh    Extensive background from investments and venture capital in addition to taking operational roles in companies and growing their business, across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America  CEO and Founder of Investigate - Singapore-based investment firm

Mikael Krogh

Extensive background from investments and venture capital in addition to taking operational roles in companies and growing their business, across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America

CEO and Founder of Investigate - Singapore-based investment firm

   Kirti Lad    Executive Director at Meraki Executive Search and Consulting  Pioneer behind the Women's Directorship Program, a JV between Hong Kong University Business School and Harvey Nash, program created to answer the world-wide business community's call to tackle existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms

Kirti Lad

Executive Director at Meraki Executive Search and Consulting

Pioneer behind the Women's Directorship Program, a JV between Hong Kong University Business School and Harvey Nash, program created to answer the world-wide business community's call to tackle existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms

   Virginia Cha    Adjunct Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, INSEAD  Adjunct Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NUS Business School  Professor-in-Residence, Platform E, SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)  Active angel investor and founder of Restorative Innovation

Virginia Cha

Adjunct Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Adjunct Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NUS Business School

Professor-in-Residence, Platform E, SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)

Active angel investor and founder of Restorative Innovation

   Alexander Maier     Blockchain   Managing Partner of Fidem - ICO Advisory  Certified Bitcoin Expert (C4), ICO Advisor for AppCoins  Venture Builder at LaunchPad Startups  Co-founder of Teeyoot, Researcher at University of Melbourne

Alexander Maier

Blockchain

Managing Partner of Fidem - ICO Advisory

Certified Bitcoin Expert (C4), ICO Advisor for AppCoins

Venture Builder at LaunchPad Startups

Co-founder of Teeyoot, Researcher at University of Melbourne

   Velisarios Kattoulas     Growth and Venture Capital    Based in Asia since early 90s', lived and built professional services and tech businesses in Singapore, China and Japan.  Most recently sold The Poseidon Group, which was founded by Kattoulas in Hong Kong in 2010, to a consulting and technology firm in New York

Velisarios Kattoulas

Growth and Venture Capital 

Based in Asia since early 90s', lived and built professional services and tech businesses in Singapore, China and Japan.

Most recently sold The Poseidon Group, which was founded by Kattoulas in Hong Kong in 2010, to a consulting and technology firm in New York

   Solonia Teodros     Lean Startup   Co-founder of The Change School  Burson-Marsteller Harvard Initiative for Global Health  TEDx Speaker  Career strategist and coach, LEAN startup and Design Thinking Trainer + Facilitator

Solonia Teodros

Lean Startup

Co-founder of The Change School

Burson-Marsteller Harvard Initiative for Global Health

TEDx Speaker

Career strategist and coach, LEAN startup and Design Thinking Trainer + Facilitator

   Dushyant Sapre     Technology Platforms   Expert in localizing global platforms, scaling demand and supply across fragmented markets in Asia Pacific  Core expertise in Management of Technology  At Criteo, leads the business development teams across APAC  MBA from INSEAD

Dushyant Sapre

Technology Platforms

Expert in localizing global platforms, scaling demand and supply across fragmented markets in Asia Pacific

Core expertise in Management of Technology

At Criteo, leads the business development teams across APAC

MBA from INSEAD

 
 
   Boris Hajduk    Group CISO at Global Fashion Group  AWS Migration Lead, Viadeo  RBC, EPITA

Boris Hajduk

Group CISO at Global Fashion Group

AWS Migration Lead, Viadeo

RBC, EPITA

   Constantin Robertz    Managing Director of Zalora in the Philippines  Prior to Zalora, Constantin worked for Rocket Internet with stints at Zalando in Berlin and Lamoda in Moscow.  Degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Constantin Robertz

Managing Director of Zalora in the Philippines

Prior to Zalora, Constantin worked for Rocket Internet with stints at Zalando in Berlin and Lamoda in Moscow.

Degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

   Paulo Campos    Co-Founder and Managing Director at ZALORA Philippines  Ayala Land, BCG  Harvard Business School, Princeton educated

Paulo Campos

Co-Founder and Managing Director at ZALORA Philippines

Ayala Land, BCG

Harvard Business School, Princeton educated

   Nikhilesh Rao    Fortune 500, SMB, and start-up leadership and advisory experience across Asia, USA and Europe  Formerly Regional Director, Strategy and Operations, APAC at Hewlett Packard Enterprise  Hewlett Packard, Booz & Company  MBA from the Kellogg School of Management   

Nikhilesh Rao

Fortune 500, SMB, and start-up leadership and advisory experience across Asia, USA and Europe

Formerly Regional Director, Strategy and Operations, APAC at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard, Booz & Company

MBA from the Kellogg School of Management

 

   Stig Traavik    Former Ambassador of Norway to Indonesia and ASEAN.  20 years experience on the highest levels of international affairs, including as Chief of Staff in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Former Judo Olympian and six times national champion. Passionate about sports for all, currently coaching the Indonesian Paralympic Judo Team

Stig Traavik

Former Ambassador of Norway to Indonesia and ASEAN.  20 years experience on the highest levels of international affairs, including as Chief of Staff in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Former Judo Olympian and six times national champion. Passionate about sports for all, currently coaching the Indonesian Paralympic Judo Team

   Parag Khanna     Leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author  Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore  Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality

Parag Khanna 

Leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author

Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality

 
   Chris Miess    Founder ICONIC – SEA's Leading Blockchain advisory and investment firm  Former CFO at TenX, performing SEA’s largest ICO  Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank  Yale / LSE educated

Chris Miess

Founder ICONIC – SEA's Leading Blockchain advisory and investment firm

Former CFO at TenX, performing SEA’s largest ICO

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank

Yale / LSE educated

   Dan Clarke     SEO   Founder and CEO of Disruptient  Clients including HSBC, Nissan, and Adidas.  Rocket Internet in Berlin heading up Groupon’s international expansion ahead of the company’s $17.8 billion public listing

Dan Clarke

SEO

Founder and CEO of Disruptient

Clients including HSBC, Nissan, and Adidas.

Rocket Internet in Berlin heading up Groupon’s international expansion ahead of the company’s $17.8 billion public listing

   Arnout Mostert    Founder and Partner at AccelerAsia, a business development firm that drives the expansion of fast-growing tech companies into APAC and the Middle East  Worked across SEA in Branding and Advertising, started his first venture in 2006 and have built and run companies in the region ever since  MBA at INSEAD

Arnout Mostert

Founder and Partner at AccelerAsia, a business development firm that drives the expansion of fast-growing tech companies into APAC and the Middle East

Worked across SEA in Branding and Advertising, started his first venture in 2006 and have built and run companies in the region ever since

MBA at INSEAD

   Alok Mishra    Retired as Vice President Johnson & Johnson Medical APAC for Strategic Capabilities, now founder of Value Addition  Over 30 years experience in healthcare across strategy, management and marketing functions in Asia and Middle East with J&J and Boots (now Abbott) Pharmaceuticals  Visiting faculty at Singapore Management University, Nanyang Business School and the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan  MENSA member; Master's in Pharmacy and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad   

Alok Mishra

Retired as Vice President Johnson & Johnson Medical APAC for Strategic Capabilities, now founder of Value Addition

Over 30 years experience in healthcare across strategy, management and marketing functions in Asia and Middle East with J&J and Boots (now Abbott) Pharmaceuticals

Visiting faculty at Singapore Management University, Nanyang Business School and the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

MENSA member; Master's in Pharmacy and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

 

   Donald Wihardja    More than 20 years of experience in applying technology for various industries, from telco to banking to web startup, as manager, advisor, consultant, investment manager, and entrepreneur in Indonesia.  Breath of exposure and expertise in technology, finance, legal, consulting, and management provides me with a unique blend of proven track record in running and managing technology companies and technology investments.

Donald Wihardja

More than 20 years of experience in applying technology for various industries, from telco to banking to web startup, as manager, advisor, consultant, investment manager, and entrepreneur in Indonesia.

Breath of exposure and expertise in technology, finance, legal, consulting, and management provides me with a unique blend of proven track record in running and managing technology companies and technology investments.

   Adrian Li    Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech. ventures in Indonesia. He is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web dev. firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia

Adrian Li

Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech. ventures in Indonesia. He is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web dev. firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia

 
   Anselm Tan    Head, Corporate Venturing, APAC at Philips HealthTech ventures—across healthcare, including wellness and administration Various roles—board member, observer, advisor—at digital health companies Mentor and speaker in programs to accelerate innovation in Asia—startup challenges, accelerators and open innovation programs Standard Chartered, Defence Science and Technology Agency FCCA, Nanyang Technological University educated

Anselm Tan

Head, Corporate Venturing, APAC at Philips
HealthTech ventures—across healthcare, including
wellness and administration
Various roles—board member, observer, advisor—at
digital health companies
Mentor and speaker in programs to accelerate
innovation in Asia—startup challenges, accelerators
and open innovation programs
Standard Chartered, Defence Science and
Technology Agency
FCCA, Nanyang Technological University educated

 

europe advisors

   Isabella Löwengrip    Co-Founder at Nordic Tech House. Swedish entrepreneur, author, lecturer and blogger. She has four companies under her belt: a magazine, a clothing line, a blog network and an investment trust company. In 2008, Löwengrip was the most Googled Swedish celebrity, and she has parlayed that exposure and success into helping young girls love themselves

Isabella Löwengrip

Co-Founder at Nordic Tech House. Swedish entrepreneur, author, lecturer and blogger. She has four companies under her belt: a magazine, a clothing line, a blog network and an investment trust company. In 2008, Löwengrip was the most Googled Swedish celebrity, and she has parlayed that exposure and success into helping young girls love themselves

   Trond Riiber Knudsen    Founder, TRK Group – ownership and advisory firm  Senior Partner, McKinsey  Harvard Business School educated

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Founder, TRK Group – ownership and advisory firm

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Harvard Business School educated

   Birger Nergaard    Founder and Director of Verdane Capital  Board member of Clarkson Plc  In 2006, Birger was awarded His Majesty King Harald V’s Gold Medal for Achievement for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry

Birger Nergaard

Founder and Director of Verdane Capital

Board member of Clarkson Plc

In 2006, Birger was awarded His Majesty King Harald V’s Gold Medal for Achievement for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry

   Tor Jakob Ramsøy    CEO and Founder at Arundo Analytics  Senior Partner, McKinsey  Partner, Accenture  MIT educated

Tor Jakob Ramsøy

CEO and Founder at Arundo Analytics

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Partner, Accenture

MIT educated

   Alistair de Villiers     Banking, Fintech  and Digitalisation   Co-Founder and CEO of Noria Digitalization  Head of largest digitalization project in DNB Bank  Head of Corporate and Retail Banking and Board member of DNB Poland  University of Bath educated

Alistair de Villiers

Banking, Fintech  and Digitalisation

Co-Founder and CEO of Noria Digitalization

Head of largest digitalization project in DNB Bank

Head of Corporate and Retail Banking and Board member of DNB Poland

University of Bath educated

   Ingrid Stange     Education, Impact Investing and Gender   Founder of several social enterprises, impact investor, venture philanthropist, background from start-ups and McKinsey  MBA from UC Berkeley and a degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics

Ingrid Stange

Education, Impact Investing and Gender

Founder of several social enterprises, impact investor, venture philanthropist, background from start-ups and McKinsey

MBA from UC Berkeley and a degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics

 
   Karl Munthe Kaas    Co-Founder & CEO, Kolonial.no  Co-founder, NaboBil.no  McKinsey, Finn.no  LSE Educated

Karl Munthe Kaas

Co-Founder & CEO, Kolonial.no

Co-founder, NaboBil.no

McKinsey, Finn.no

LSE Educated

   Jon Gravråk    CDO and EVP in Telenor leading investments in IoT, Market Places, MarTech and FinTech  McKinsey Partner in Telecom, Tech and Media  Guest speaker at INSEAD, Mobil World Congress, Rutberg Summit

Jon Gravråk

CDO and EVP in Telenor leading investments in IoT, Market Places, MarTech and FinTech

McKinsey Partner in Telecom, Tech and Media

Guest speaker at INSEAD, Mobil World Congress, Rutberg Summit

   Kjartan Kalstad    Partner in McKinsey’s Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, High Tech, and Organization Practices  Statistics Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health  Warwick University educated

Kjartan Kalstad

Partner in McKinsey’s Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, High Tech, and Organization Practices

Statistics Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Warwick University educated

   Ola Heldal    Investor and Advisor to various startups in the Nordics  Former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Investment Analyst   Merrill Lynch & Danske Bank  Royal Norwegian Navy Special Ops, London Business School Educated   

Ola Heldal

Investor and Advisor to various startups in the Nordics

Former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Investment Analyst

Merrill Lynch & Danske Bank

Royal Norwegian Navy Special Ops, London Business School Educated

 

   Knut Dyremyhr    A well renowned serial investor and board member within the European tech scene  Passionate about global entrepreneurship  Educated at INSEAD, Harvard and Stanford University

Knut Dyremyhr

A well renowned serial investor and board member within the European tech scene

Passionate about global entrepreneurship

Educated at INSEAD, Harvard and Stanford University

   Christian Schroeder    German serial entrepreneur and investor. Together with Rocket Internet, Europe’s largest venture builder and VC fund, he has built several e-commerce and marketplace businesses with hundreds of employees all over the world   Areas of expertise are in scaling, fund-raising and hyper-growth management  Global Shaper with the WEF, an avid traveller and enthusiast for emerging technologies

Christian Schroeder

German serial entrepreneur and investor. Together with Rocket Internet, Europe’s largest venture builder and VC fund, he has built several e-commerce and marketplace businesses with hundreds of employees all over the world

Areas of expertise are in scaling, fund-raising and hyper-growth management

Global Shaper with the WEF, an avid traveller and enthusiast for emerging technologies

 
   Isabelle Ringnes    Social entrepreneur, public speaker, and author  Co-founder of #ShesGotThis #Hunspanderer and TENK, the Technology Network for Women  Board member, Kron  Faculty, Singularity University Nordic

Isabelle Ringnes

Social entrepreneur, public speaker, and author

Co-founder of #ShesGotThis #Hunspanderer and TENK, the Technology Network for Women

Board member, Kron

Faculty, Singularity University Nordic

   Anders Nicolai Bakke    Serial entrepreneur & early stage fintech investor   CEO & co-founder Just Technologies  Former COO and co-founder of Relink, mCASH and Auka  Former consultant in Ernst & Young, IBM Global Business Services

Anders Nicolai Bakke

Serial entrepreneur & early stage fintech investor
 
CEO & co-founder Just Technologies

Former COO and co-founder of Relink, mCASH and Auka

Former consultant in Ernst & Young, IBM Global Business Services

   Erik Thaulow    Doctor, Child Cardiology (section leader), Oslo University Hospital  Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology  Published 200+ scientific articles

Erik Thaulow

Doctor, Child Cardiology (section leader), Oslo University Hospital

Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology

Published 200+ scientific articles

   Lisa Kennelly    Marketing and communications professional who has lived and worked in the US, Canada, and Europe   Chief Marketing Officer at Fishbrain, the top app and community for people who love fishing, the world's most popular hobby. She previously led marketing at Clue, one of the top period tracking and female health apps in the world  Master's degree in Digital Media from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University

Lisa Kennelly

Marketing and communications professional who has lived and worked in the US, Canada, and Europe

Chief Marketing Officer at Fishbrain, the top app and community for people who love fishing, the world's most popular hobby. She previously led marketing at Clue, one of the top period tracking and female health apps in the world

Master's degree in Digital Media from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University

   Willy Dahl    Investor and entrepreneur in telecom, IT, asset management and real estate  Co-founder of Phonero and Solvilla, active board member in multiple private and listed companies  Former lawyer in Thommessen, law degree from University of Oslo

Willy Dahl

Investor and entrepreneur in telecom, IT, asset management and real estate

Co-founder of Phonero and Solvilla, active board member in multiple private and listed companies

Former lawyer in Thommessen, law degree from University of Oslo

   Fredrik Thomassen    CEO and Founder of freelancer platform Konsus (YC W16)  Founder of Startupmatcher.com  McKinsey, LSE educated

Fredrik Thomassen

CEO and Founder of freelancer platform Konsus (YC W16)

Founder of Startupmatcher.com

McKinsey, LSE educated

 

AMERICAS ADVISORS

   Karim R. Lakhani    Professor and leading educator of business administration at Harvard Business School  Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Karim R. Lakhani

Professor and leading educator of business administration at Harvard Business School

Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

   Kelly Hook    Director of Venture Architecture at Consensys  At Consenys, Kelly helps build, consult on, and launch decentralized applications using Ethereum  Previously, Kelly recruited and led the IBM Watson Client Engagement Center team in San Francisco  She moved to the bay area originally to join presentation startup, Prezi, where she spent 2.5 years as Head of Global Communications

Kelly Hook

Director of Venture Architecture at Consensys

At Consenys, Kelly helps build, consult on, and launch decentralized applications using Ethereum

Previously, Kelly recruited and led the IBM Watson Client Engagement Center team in San Francisco

She moved to the bay area originally to join presentation startup, Prezi, where she spent 2.5 years as Head of Global Communications

   Tom Hadfield    Founder of Soccernet.com, Message.io and Schoolsnet.com  Goldman Sachs Global Leader, Harvard University educated

Tom Hadfield

Founder of Soccernet.com, Message.io and Schoolsnet.com

Goldman Sachs Global Leader, Harvard University educated

   Fredrik Marø    Founder of Firsthand – World's Leading Alumni Networking & Mentoring Platform  McKinsey  Wharton, Harvard Business School educated

Fredrik Marø

Founder of Firsthand – World's Leading Alumni Networking & Mentoring Platform

McKinsey

Wharton, Harvard Business School educated

   Nils Rudi    Professor International Management, Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD  Previously founder of analy7ics

Nils Rudi

Professor International Management, Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

Previously founder of analy7ics

   Patrick McGinnis    Founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses  Author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur, a guide to becoming an entrepreneur without quitting your day job  Graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School

Patrick McGinnis

Founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses

Author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur, a guide to becoming an entrepreneur without quitting your day job

Graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School

   Andreas Mjelde    CEO of Linio – biggest ecommerce platform in Latin America  3i Group, Storebrand  McKinsey, Harvard educated

Andreas Mjelde

CEO of Linio – biggest ecommerce platform in Latin America

3i Group, Storebrand

McKinsey, Harvard educated

   Arne Halleraker    Principal at FJ Labs   Former director of global partnerships for Telenor, focused on business development with Google  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Educated

Arne Halleraker

Principal at FJ Labs

Former director of global partnerships for Telenor, focused on business development with Google

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Educated

   Babak Rasolzadeh    VP of Applied AI at Cluster One based in Seattle and San Francisco  PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics in 2010  Founder of OculusAI that he sold in 2013 to the world's largest media monitoring company, Meltwater  Held various Director roles in Data Science and Machine Learning in the industry, advisor and investor in a handful of startups

Babak Rasolzadeh

VP of Applied AI at Cluster One based in Seattle and San Francisco

PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics in 2010

Founder of OculusAI that he sold in 2013 to the world's largest media monitoring company, Meltwater

Held various Director roles in Data Science and Machine Learning in the industry, advisor and investor in a handful of startups

   Dennis Campbell    Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, he also serves as the Head of the Accounting & Management unit at HBS. During his time on the faculty, he has taught in and chaired a variety of courses in the school’s MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs in Boston, Asia and the Middle East.

Dennis Campbell

Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, he also serves as the Head of the Accounting & Management unit at HBS. During his time on the faculty, he has taught in and chaired a variety of courses in the school’s MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs in Boston, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Supporters

   Melissa Heng    Founding member of General Atlantic’s Singapore office, where she helped establish and build the South-East Asia business.   MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from King's College London  Qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Melissa Heng

Founding member of General Atlantic’s Singapore office, where she helped establish and build the South-East Asia business. 

MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from King's College London

Qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

   Erik Strømsø    Managing Partner – Head of Pareto Securities Asia  London School of Economics, Yale, CBS, Bocconi educated

Erik Strømsø

Managing Partner – Head of Pareto Securities Asia

London School of Economics, Yale, CBS, Bocconi educated

   Sigrid S. Teig    Former Chief Process Officer at Western Bulk (Business processes and communication shipping/maritime)  MSc. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)   

Sigrid S. Teig

Former Chief Process Officer at Western Bulk (Business processes and communication shipping/maritime)

MSc. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

 

   Leonard Opitz Stornes    Managing Director, NHST Media Group Asia  President of Norwegian Business Association of Singapore  Board of Governors, European Chamber of Commerce  Management Committee, Harvard Business School Club of Singapore

Leonard Opitz Stornes

Managing Director, NHST Media Group Asia

President of Norwegian Business Association of Singapore

Board of Governors, European Chamber of Commerce

Management Committee, Harvard Business School Club of Singapore

   Adnan Aziz    Head of Data Partnerships at Grab  Founder and CEO of Swaggable  Former Manager and Strategic Partner at Google  Focused on disruptive business models driven by new and better ways to aggregate demand

Adnan Aziz

Head of Data Partnerships at Grab

Founder and CEO of Swaggable

Former Manager and Strategic Partner at Google

Focused on disruptive business models driven by new and better ways to aggregate demand

   CJ Meadows    Innovation Center co-founder at a Forbes Top-20 Global Business School (SP Jain School of Management), focusing on Design Thinking, Disruption, & corporate consulting at the intersection of IT, business strategy, and design  DBA from Harvard Business School with over 20 years’ experience in Asia as a founder, consultant, entrepreneur, dot-com builder, innovation lab co-founder, and Accenture IT & Business Strategy consultant

CJ Meadows

Innovation Center co-founder at a Forbes Top-20 Global Business School (SP Jain School of Management), focusing on Design Thinking, Disruption, & corporate consulting at the intersection of IT, business strategy, and design

DBA from Harvard Business School with over 20 years’ experience in Asia as a founder, consultant, entrepreneur, dot-com builder, innovation lab co-founder, and Accenture IT & Business Strategy consultant

   Karl Noronha     eCommerce   Regional Head of B2B E-Commerce at Heineken Asia Pacific  Experienced brand builder who has started and scaled online and offline businesses throughout APAC  Formerly with Amazon, aCommerce, P&G and Deloitte Consulting

Karl Noronha

eCommerce

Regional Head of B2B E-Commerce at Heineken Asia Pacific

Experienced brand builder who has started and scaled online and offline businesses throughout APAC

Formerly with Amazon, aCommerce, P&G and Deloitte Consulting

   Turid Elisabeth Solvang    Global corporate governance expert  Founder & CEO of FutureBoards AS  Former head of Corporate Communication, Burson-Marsteller Oslo  Former Chair of European Confederation of Directors Associations, co-Founder and former vice-chair of European Women on Boards, co-founder and former CEO of Norwegian Institute of Directors

Turid Elisabeth Solvang

Global corporate governance expert

Founder & CEO of FutureBoards AS

Former head of Corporate Communication, Burson-Marsteller Oslo

Former Chair of European Confederation of Directors Associations, co-Founder and former vice-chair of European Women on Boards, co-founder and former CEO of Norwegian Institute of Directors

   Oscar Franklin Tan    International M&A Lawyer at DLA Piper –  the world’s largest law firm  Legal Opinion Columnist of Philippine Daily Inquirer  BDO Unibank, Philippine Bar Association  Harvard Law School educated

Oscar Franklin Tan

International M&A Lawyer at DLA Piper –  the world’s largest law firm

Legal Opinion Columnist of Philippine Daily Inquirer

BDO Unibank, Philippine Bar Association

Harvard Law School educated

 

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