Nick Cooney

Victor Koo

FoodTech, AgTech, and Alternative Proteins – Areas of Impact Investing


14 Dec 10:00-12:30


This workshop will look at the increasing interest of investors and philanthropists in the areas of FoodTech, AgTech, and food systems, with a spotlight on the Alternative Protein sector, which commanded over $3.1 billion USD in private investment funding last year as well as increased philanthropic support. The instructor will also share how he starts his first impact fund and has successfully raised over $80m USD venture capital fund investing in early stage FoodTech and Alterantive Protein companies.

Host & Speakers

Nick Cooney, Founder, Lever VC; Co-Founder & Former Board Chair, Good Food Institute

Victor Koo, Chairman, Heyi Holdings and Co-Founder Tianren Culture (Founder of Youku, China’s Youtube 古永锵 优酷创始人)

Wang Jiaqi 王嘉琪

Senior Business Manager of Great Eastern Affluent & HNW Business Management Department


Wang Jiaqi has many years of experience in wealth management and asset allocation. Her clientele has included senior executives of listed corporations, private entrepreneurs, third-party wealth entities, fund management company and securities firms, among others. She excels in wealth management and asset inheritance, risk management and insurance allocation, demonstrating a keen understanding of the distinct investment philosophies and wealth requirements of various client profiles.


Greg Limb

Global Head of Family Office and Private Client, KPMG International and UK Head of Family Office & Private Client, KPMG LLP (UK)

Greg has been a Partner in the UK firm since 2008 and acts as the Global Lead for Family Office & Private Client and is also Head of Family Office & Private Client in the UK. Greg has over 30 years of practical tax experience and specialises in advising ultra‐high net worth individuals, Family Offices and entrepreneurs on their domestic and international tax affairs. Greg also advises a wide range of international trusts and their beneficiaries on their UK and global tax affairs and has been instrumental in the creation of many of these trusts (and similar structures). Greg has extensive firsthand knowledge of creating, maintaining and advising on Family Office structures both for UK based families and for non‐UK based families. Greg has also received multiple industry accolades and has been named in EPrivateClient’s 50 most influential and in the top ten of Spears 500.

Steve Melhuish

Co-Founder and Board Director of PropertyGuru


Steve Melhuish has over 25 years of expertise in leading global businesses. He co-founded PropertyGuru, and in 10 years, the company has grown into Southeast Asia’s leading online property group, being used by over 25 million buyers monthly in 5 countries. Steve leads M&A projects across the region and has raised over $400 million in investments for PropertyGuru.

Before PropertyGuru, Steve was the CEO of an Asian social network company. In addition, he was an advisor to digital media, venture capital and start-up companies across Asia and Europe. He has advised Skype, AOL, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Extreme Media, iPass, and Ariadne Capital.

Liang Xinjun

Co-founder of Fosun Group


梁信军是复星集团创始人之一、集团原公司副董事长兼首席执行官 ,2017年3月28日因身体原因从复星辞职。梁信军1968年出生于浙江省台州市,复旦大学学士,长江商学院工商管理硕士。任上海市政协第十一届委员会委员、中国青年企业家协会副会长、上海台州商会会长及上海复旦大学校友会执行会长等。

Eileen Rockefeller

The Rockefeller family

Eileen Rockefeller is an author, public speaker, venture philanthropist, and a member of the Rockefeller family.

Eileen is a visionary catalyst in the fields of mind/body health, social and emotional learning, and innovative philanthropy for clean energy. As founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Health in 1981, she pioneered broad acceptance of mind/body interactions in health and disease. She foresaw the related need for social and emotional learning (SEL) as an integral part of education, prompting Daniel Goleman’s bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, and the co-founding of CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) in 1994. She and her husband, Paul, founded the Growald Climate Fund in 2007 to help reduce climate change by transitioning the energy sector to clean alternatives.

She received her BA from Middlebury College in 1974 and her MA from Lesley College in 1976.

Omar Shokur

Chief Executive Officer Asia at Crédit Agricole – Indosuez Wealth Management


Omar Shokur is Chief Executive Officer Asia at CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA. Omar joined the Organisation team at Crédit Agricole Private Banking Services in 2001 (which became Azqore in June 2018), in charge of strategic and operational projects to support the bank’s development. In 2007, Omar joined Crédit Agricole CIB in London where he focused on the structuring and sales of commodity derivatives. Since 2017, he has been Head of Markets, Investment & Structuring teams for Indosuez in Switzerland and Asia and member of the Executive Committee of CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA.

Omar holds a master’s in mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He also holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Lausanne (2006).

Chang Hwee Nee

Chief Executive of the National Heritage Board (NHB) and Chairman of Stroke Support Station (S3)


Ms. Chang Hwee Nee is Chairman of Stroke Support Station (S3), a ground initiative started by volunteers to support stroke survivors and caregivers in their stroke journey in Singapore. She is also Chief Executive of the National Heritage Board (NHB). Since joining NHB in May 2017, she has worked on the long-term sustainability and development of the museums and the national heritage cause; growth of the heritage and cultural ecosystem as well as the people-private-public partnerships to drive national unity and well-being. Prior to joining the NHB, Ms. Chang Hwee Nee held senior positions in the Ministries of National Development, Education, Health and Finance of Singapore. Ms. Chang graduated with a MA in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Benjamin Fok Chun-yue

Director of the Fok Ying Tung Foundation


Mr. Benjamin Fok Chun-yue was born in 1954 and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Canada, majored in Mathematics and Computer. After returning to Hong Kong in 1980, Mr. Fok served as a Director in Fok Ying Tung Group and committed his time in managing his family business in Hong Kong. Since the early 1980s, Mr. Fok followed his father, Dr. Henry Fok, into Nansha China where he focused his efforts in the comprehensive development of about ten square kilometers of land. Mr. Fok is also active in social services and has previously served as the Vice Chairman of All-China Youth Federation (全國青聯) and the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Youth Federation (北京市青聯). Mr. Fok currently serves as the Permanent Governor of Fok Ying Tung Foundation Limited, Fok Ying Tung Panyu Development Foundation Limited, Fok Ying Tung Macau Foundation Limited and the twentieth committee member of the CPPCC Benjing Committee.

Akira Wangwan

Asia Medical Grp, Co Founder and CEO

Asia Medical Grp联合创始人,首席执行官

Founding Partner – Built Integrative healthcare solution conglomerate with supporting financial and agriculture business units 

Spearheaded Thai market – company setup, acquiring licenses, team building, market development and  partnerships 


Carry out research into national and international issues as required, and ensure the politician is made aware of  any relevant matter to support the political agenda 

Lead and assist in multiple social projects as requested by the politician including liaise with members of  government, international delegates, the media, and private organizations etc.  


Master of Science in Management – with Distinction 


B.Eng. in Nano Engineering – Delegate attendant for the 68th United for Economic and Social Commission for Asia  and the Pacific (ESCAP) (1 in 16 student candidates chosen throughout Thailand). Member of Liaison unit for the  Asia Pacific International Model United Nations (APMUN) 

Asia-Pacific Emerging Leader of Obama Foundation, Advisor to the committee of regulation review for controlled  narcotic plants, Ambassador of MoreWIP Program (more women in politics- women empowering program)

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Advisor of Obama Foundation and Sister to Barack Obama


Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng is a Consultant at the Obama Foundation, helping to develop programming in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to her work at the Obama Foundation, she was the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii where, in addition to leading outreach and development initiatives, she also taught Leadership for Social Change, Peace Movements, Peace Education, and Conflict Management. For many years, she worked at the University of Hawaii College of Education where she taught Multicultural Education, Social Studies Methods, and Peace Education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Maya sits on several voluntary boards and is the Co-Founder of the non-profit Ceeds of Peace as well as the Institute for Climate and Peace.

She is the sister to Barack Obama.

David Lanning

Partner at Arisaig Partners

David is a London-based partner at Arisaig Partners, an investment management firm established in Singapore in 1996. He has been with the firm since 2010, working in Singapore, Brazil and the UK. David has been leading the firm’s development of an impact investment practice since 2018, culminating in the launch of a new impact fund in 2020.

Sloan C. Sainas

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Sloan C. Sainas is a young professional studying at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His studies include Social Value Investing taught by the other speakers, Professor Buffett and Professor Eimicke. Sloan has worked for the UNDP, APEC, the University of Hong Kong, and most recently, a hedge fund in Hong Kong. His past roles pertain to public-private partnerships, organizational strategy, and financial analysis. He holds a B.A. Honors in Economics and International Development from Queen’s University in Canada and is pursuing the chartered financial analyst designation.

Stephen Banfield

Partner, Real Estate and Asset Management, Tax and Head of Family Office & Private Client, KPMG in Singapore

Stephen joined KPMG Singapore as a Tax Partner in 2021. He has over 18 years of tax advisory
experience and has spent more than half of his career in Singapore. Stephen began his career with a leading Australian law firm where he principally assisted on financial services clients. This includes financing transactions such as sale and leasebacks, structured finance and capital raisings. He has worked in the United Kingdom for a Magic Circle law firm and also in Papua New Guinea during the implementation of the PNG LNG project. The diversity of Stephen’s experience means that he has advised across a range of industries and has a deep appreciation of principles of international taxation.

He has developed particular expertise in the asset management and private client space which has been the focus of his practice in Singapore. Stephen joined KPMG Singapore from an international private client law firm where he was a Partner with the Private Client and Tax team of their Singapore office. In this former role, Stephen advised UHNW clients on the design and implementation of wealth planning structures including the use of single family offices. Stephen advised on almost all aspects of these structures including Singapore tax and regulatory matters. He was also regularly engaged by institutional asset managers to provide Singapore tax advice on fund formation and investment structuring projects.

Jacqui Hocking

CEO & Storyteller, VS Story B Corp Movement Ambassador

Jacqui began her career sailing around the world to collect global solutions for climate change with a UNEP Global Climate Expedition.

She moved to Singapore in 2010 when she realised that the best solutions to protect the environment already existed, but needed more visibility to scale. Hence, she created a B Corp certified Storytelling and Strategy company to work with multinational clients, Impact Investors and visionary enterprises to help scale solutions for sustainability: from Maasai warriors in Tanzania, carbon offset projects in the Amazon rainforest, to FMCG supply chains all the way from Mexico to Mount Everest.

She firmly believes that if we want companies to change, we need change-makers within companies, which is why she is supporting to build the B Corp Movement into Asia; to use the power of business as a force for good.

Zhang Fan

Managing Partner of AXONE Capital, Co-Founding Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China


Zhang Fan is Managing Partner of AXONE Capital and Co-founder of Sequoia Capital China. He was formerly a Director at DFJ ePlanet Ventures. Fan was a pioneer in the venture capital industry and had been deeply involved in the early investment of some of the landmark tech startup successes coming out of China in the past two decades.
Fan was selected as one of the top winners of the “Midas List – Top Venture Capitalists in China” for four consecutive years by Forbes magazine.

Fan holds an MBA and a BA (with Distinction) from Stanford University.

Frances Kang

Investment Portfolio Curator at Horizons Ventures

Frances Kang is an Investment Portfolio Curator at Horizons Ventures, an investment firm that invests in leading global disruptive technology companies such as Zoom, Spotify and DeepMind etc. Since joining in 2012, Frances has been leading its Fintech investments globally with the aim of using technology to make financial services more inclusive, accessible, and transparent. Many of her investments have become unicorns that redefine financial products and services, such as Hippo (NYSE: HIPO), Doma (NYSE: DOMA), Bakkt (NYSE: BKKT), N26, WeFox, Blockstream, Ajaib and Airwallex. Her investment thesis speaks to her belief that access to finance changes lives; and technology creates endless possibilities for a more equitable world.

In addition, Frances is also working to expand Horizons’ investment footprint into South East Asia in recent years. She is energized by the pace of innovation and creativity embodied by young entrepreneurs and their ambition to build a more inclusive society via technology solutions.

Frances graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Victor Koo

Chairman, Heyi Holdings and Co-Founder Tianren Culture (Founder of Youku, China’s Youtube 古永锵 优酷创始人)

Victor Koo founded Heyi Holdings in 2005, which incubated Youku in 2006. Victor led Youku as Chairman and CEO to become a leading multi-screen media and entertainment company in China. Youku was listed on the NYSE in 2010, completed its privatization and was acquired by Alibaba in 2016. Victor retired from his position as Chairman and CEO and served as Chairman of Alibaba Entertainment Strategy and Investment Committee for a year in 2017. Victor continues to serve as Chairman of Heyi Holdings, which currently focuses on disruptive innovation and social impact investments in areas such as health, genomics and new protein. He is also a senior advisor of Texas Pacific Group and business advisor of DeCheng Capital.

Victor also co-founded Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that serves as a catalyst and enabler of social innovation with the mission to foster positive global values and lifestyles. Tianren Culture’s core strategic focus is to promote “OneHealth, One Wellness” by promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles and “Being One with Nature”, especially those with roots in Eastern cultures and philosophies which believe that the body and mind health of human beings are interconnected with the health of the broader environment and ecosystem.

Tianren Culture works with funding, NGO and business partners to put in place high impact, effective social innovation initiatives to improve physical health and reduce factory-farmed animal protein consumption and production by promoting flexitarian diets and food innovation based on plant-based, fermentation and cell-based technologies and to support scientific research and promote meditation and breath work practices to improve mental and emotional wellness. He is also on the advisory board of Global Wellness Institute and Good Food Fund. Tianren Culture is a strategic partner of Global Wellness Institute on the Wellness Moonshot in China as part of a growing network to eradicate preventable, chronic disease worldwide.

From 1999 to 2005, Victor served as President, COO, and CFO at Sohu, China’s NASDAQ-listed leading internet portal. Prior to joining Sohu, Victor worked as vice president at the venture capital firm Richina Capital Partners, where he led venture capital investments in media and entertainment. Previously, Victor worked at Bain & Co. in San Francisco from 1989 to 1992.

Victor received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he currently serves on the Advisory Council. He was also a Regent’s Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a BS degree.

Jin Teik Oon

Chairman of Board and Non-Executive Director of Approved Technology Solutions

Tan Kah Kee family member

As a former Olympian (1984 Los Angeles) and Asian Games medalist, Jin Teik’s illustrious 30-year professional career spanned both private and public sectors in multiple industries, with residence in USA, China, and Singapore. He is a trusted, people-centric senior executive who specializes in business turnaround, mega project ideation-startup-operations, place making in mixed use developments, and complex stakeholder management (including public-private-people partnerships). 

Having served as CEO at American Ethane Capital, Singapore Sports Hub, Hyflux China, Singapore Sports Council, and other senior leadership roles in National Starch (Ingredion) and DuPont Company, Jin Teik is now running his own business in consultancy, namely (1) board advisory (turnaround, M&A, growth, startup, fundraising, human capital, governance strategy); (2) integrated mixed use development projects (thematic positioning, place making, portfolio of content development, creative & profitable revenue generation); (3) business partnership with advisory (fundraising, M&A debt restructuring, project financing/refinancing, private equity/VC fundraising & structuring.) 

He is also Chairman & Non-Executive Director (Approved Technology Solutions, UK), Senior Advisor (Xctuality and eSports Players League), and Board Member (Beyond Sport and Republic Polytechnic). 

Jin Teik has an MBA & BSc Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, USA and attended Executive Education classes at Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Kellogg Business School (Northwestern University, USA). 

Yogesh Parte

Assistant Vice President and incubation and innovation head

CitiusTech Healthcare Technologies Limited

Yogesh is the Assistant Vice President and incubation and innovation head of CitiusTech Healthcare Technologies Limited. He has more than 18 years’ experience as a research and innovation engineer using machine learning and AI solutions to solve complex business problems in aerospace, building industry, nutri-analytics, healthcare, as well as worked for innovative startups and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Institute de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT), France, and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Amit Kumar Pandey

Ph.D., Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Science Officer

beingAI Limted

Amit is the co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Science Officer of beingAI Limted. He was the ex-Head Principal Scientist at Softbank Robotics Europe, ex-President, CTO, and Chief Science Officer at Hanson Robotics. Ph.D. in AI/robotics, recipient of numerous research awards in science, technology, and education related to robotics and AI. Experience in bringing technology and science together for innovation, by combining cross-disciplinary aspects of psychology, social science, human-agent interaction within unified architecture and computational framework.

Lilian Wang

Research Director responsible for Impact and Engagement, Arisaig Partners

Lilian joined Arisaig Partners in May 2020 in London as a Research Director responsible for Impact and Engagement. Her role is to oversee Arisaig’s approach to impact measurement and management, as well as the firm’s approach to engagement and wider stewardship. Prior to joining Arisaig, she was with PwC in London for 13 years, including 10 years in the Sustainability & Climate Change team where she specialised in advising clients on impact measurement and management. She is a Chartered Accountant, has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a MSc from LSE in Environmental Economics & Climate Change.

Cherine Fok

Sustainability Services,
KPMG in Singapore

Cherine Fok is the practice lead for Sustainability Services in Singapore and drives the local efforts for KPMG IMPACT, KPMG’s global initiative on ESG expertise building for a more sustainable and resilient future. She has more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of consultancy projects, specialising in ESG strategies and frameworks, social and economic development, sustainable finance, climate change and ESG measurement, reporting and assurance. By championing cross-functional collaboration and expertise, she helps corporate and public sector clients to address complex ESG and decarbonisation topics.

Cherine has led numerous sustainability advisory engagements across diverse industries. These engagements cover end-to-end client delivery from green economy strategies, decarbonisation roadmaps, climate risk disclosures to impact measurement, sustainable finance framework development and ESG due diligence. For example, she has assisted a leading global real estate company in issuing Singapore’s first green bond.

Currently, Cherine is a Council Member of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, a Member of the EuroCham Sustainability Committee, and a Member of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainability Committee. She is part of Green Finance Working Group of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She is also a non-practising member and Corporate Reporting Committee Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Cherine takes a special interest in market building efforts related to sustainable development and is a regular contributor to industry thought forums and media content. Her contributions include speaking engagements and insight publications with the G7 Global Summit, the UK-ASEAN Business Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council, the Singapore Exchange, the Monetary Association of Singapore, Singapore Green Building Council, the REIT Association of Singapore, the Singapore Institute of Directors, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, the Singapore Environment Council, the CPA Australia (Public Sector ESG Roundtable), the Asia Financial Forum, the European Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Straits Times, the Business Times, LianHe ZaoBao and Channel News Asia, amongst others.

Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)​
Non-practising member and Corporate Reporting Committee Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

Amy Zhang

Director, Private Wealth

Amy joined Vistra Singapore in January 2021 as Director, Private Wealth focusing on providing wealth planning solutions to High Net-Worth individuals and families.

Amy has over 15 years of experience working in wealth management and wealth planning, servicing High Net-Worth clients from South East Asia and Greater China region. She has worked with many prestigious Asian families on their succession planning and prominent Chinese families on their cross-border wealth planning. Amy is familiar with many trust jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, BVI and Jersey, as well as Singapore Family Office set up and Singapore and HK Charitable Trust set up.

Before joining Vistra, Amy was working in the trust industry as a section head of a Trust Business in a Bank Trustee in Hong Kong and a relationship manager for trust services. Prior to her experience in wealth planning, she has worked as a private banker in Barclays Wealth London, Pictet & Cie London and UBS HK. 

Amy has in-depth experience on trust structuring including pre-IPO trust, Reserved Power Trust, Foreign Grantor Trust, Granny Trust, Employee Benefit Trust, Insurance Trust and Asset Protection Trust etc. In addition, she also has experience in offshore fund set up and company incorporation for her clients. 

Amy graduated from King’s College London (BSc)  and later obtained her Masters Degree in Law (LLM). She is a full member ‘TEP’ of STEP (Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners). Amy also recently obtained a certificate of Wealth and Philanthropy Advisor by China Global Philanthropy Institute partnered with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese both in speaking and writing.

Dawn Tan

Head, Philanthropy Advisory, Credit Suisse APAC Private Banking Division, Deputy CEO, SymAsia Foundation

Dawn leads the Philanthropy Advisory team in Credit Suisse’s APAC Private Banking Division, supporting clients in their charitable giving and long-term plans for social impact. She works closely with individuals, families and corporates to understand their philanthropic aspirations, and guides them towards achieving their goals.

Dawn is also Deputy CEO of Credit Suisse’s SymAsia Foundation, which provides a donor-advised fund structure for clients. Through SymAsia, the team has supported close to 70 business families and corporations in running their foundations, enabling them to do good in a hassle-free, structured and sustainable manner.

Dawn brings to the team years of experience in the non-profit sector. In her previous role at Temasek Foundation, she worked alongside charities and government agencies to develop pilot programs to uplift vulnerable populations in Singapore. When completed, these evidence-based pilots were scaled up nationwide to benefit the wider community. During her time at Temasek, Dawn developed a wide variety of programs ranging from early childhood to end-of-life.

Christine Williams

Deputy Global Head of Family Office

Invest Hong Kong

Ms. Christine Williams has over 15 years of proven working experience in Private Banking/ Wealth Management.   She has been working directly with entrepreneurs, family offices and private equity funds from Asia to Europe with the focus in Greater China. 

Christine worked in top tier banks, including UBS, JP Morgan, HSBC, DBS and BNP Paribas in Zurich and Hong Kong.  Recently she held various positions where she led, developed, and managed family office business.  She was Managing Director of Odyssey Group, Executive Director of BNP Paribas Private Bank, and Senior Director of DBS Private Bank.

Christine started her career as a portfolio manager.  She later became clients’ trusted adviser and managed their overall banking matters.   Starting from 2015, Christine started to work with family offices to set up and run business in Hong Kong.    Thanks to all the roles she was offered, Christine gained extensive knowledge of investments, trust, tax, legal and regulations, and accumulated valuable resources and network.  With clients’ interest in mind and armed with the knowledge, experience, and resources she has, Christine has the goal to help entrepreneurs, family offices and private equity funds to connect the dots and find holistic solutions.

Christine holds a Master degree in Finance.  She speaks native Chinese and English.

Melissa Kwee

CEO of National Volunteer And Philanthropy Centre

 Melissa Kwee is the third Chief Executive Officer of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). 

Her career has involved her bridging the public, private and community sectors as anthropologist, researcher, programme designer, social innovator and as a catalyst in the private sector. She has founded, run and served on the boards several nonprofit organisations and ground-up initiatives relating to youth, women, the arts, the prisons, community development, healthcare and education. She is also Chairman of MHPL, a Pontiac Land company. 

She received the Singapore Youth Award in 2007 and Asean Youth Award 2008 for her leadership and service and was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2018. 

Melissa was educated at Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude in Social Anthropology. She also received a Fulbright Scholarship to study ethnic-based community leadership in Nepal. 

She believes that genuine friendships are the purpose of life and is passionate about building a culture of giving and other-centeredness where people give their best for others. She enjoys family time, learning from children, peers, elders and strangers, and discovering new stories in the #cityofgood. 

Benjamin Fok

Director of the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Mr. Fok Chun Yue Benjamin (‘Mr. Fok’) was born in 1954. He is of Panyu, Guangzhou Decent. His nationality is HKSAR China. Mr. Fok graduated from the University of British Columbia in Canada, majored in Mathematics and Computer. After returning to Hong Kong in 1980, Mr. Fok served as a Director in Fok Ying Tung Group and committed his time in managing his family business in Hong Kong. Since the early 1980s, Mr. Fok followed his father, Dr. Henry Fok, into Nansha China where he focused his efforts in the comprehensive development of about ten square kilometers of land. The developments included a hotel, a golf course, the building of high-speed ferries, a science park, a school, real estates’ development, a shopping mall, container terminals, a ship yard and other industrial and cultural productions. Mr. Fok is also active in social services and has previously served as the Vice Chairman of All-China Youth Federation (全國青聯) and the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Youth Federation (北京市青聯). Mr. Fok currently serves as the Permanent Governor of Fok Ying Tung Foundation Limited, Fok Ying Tung Panyu Development Foundation Limited, Fok Ying Tung Macau Foundation Limited and the twentieth committee member of the CPPCC Benjing Committee.

Eric Ng

CEO, Happiness Capital

SVP, LKK Health Products Group

Eric leads Happiness Capital, the “do well and do good” global venture capital arm of LKK Health Products Group (a Lee Kum Kee company) with the mission to create global impacts and make the world a happier place. Happiness Capital’s current investment portfolio covers US, Europe, Israel and China. The major impact goals focus on food, health, trust, climate change and reduced inequalities. Prior to joining LKKHPG, Eric co-founded AGENDA in 2000 and grew it to the largest independent digital advertising agency in Asia, which was acquired by WPP in 2008. Stayed with WPP after the acquisition as the Chief Client Officer (Asia Pacific) of the WPP Wunderman network. Eric’s first venture was an AI cancer diagnostic and treatment planning startup in the UK and US in 1994, which was acquired. He joined Cap Gemini US, a global consulting group, as Director of e-Business in 1997 to help Fortune 500 companies on digital innovations and transformation. Eric was an AI research scientist and university lecturer in the UK in the early 90s.

Justin Chen

Founder and Managing Partner of ALC Capital, Board of Director of Singpost

ALC Capital创始人、执行合伙人,新加坡邮政董事会成员

Mr. Chen is the Founder and Managing Partner of ALC Capital and Board of Director of Singpost. He was a senior vice president of Alibaba Group Strategic Advisory Department. Previously, he was in charge of strategic investments by Alibaba Group in various types of companies, including high-growth private companies and public companies listed in the PRC and overseas. He has more than 20 years of experience in investment, strategy management, strategic market development, and business and financial advisory services.

Chen received an EMBA degree from INSEAD.

Liu Yang

Chairman of Atlantis Investment Management, Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen by Forbes


刘央现任西京投资管理公司(香港)主席及投资总监, 拥有近三十年大中华区域的资产管理经验。作为中国第一代基金经理,刘央是业界公认的投资中国的先锋人物。她是罕有的具备中国本土教育背景和国企管理经验,并拥有西方金融专业系统培训及市场实践经验的基金投资管理人。刘央于2001年加入首域投资管理有限(香港)公司担任中国投资总监。在此之前, 刘央于1992年至2001年, 派驻中信在澳大利亚联邦银行的合资机构 – 信瀚中国投资担任投资总监,管理在悉尼证券交易所上市的全球首家封闭式中国基金近十年之久。 刘央的职业生涯起始于1988年中信集团北京总部,她于同年毕业于中央财经大学金融系国际金融专业并获经济学学士学位, 又于1998年获得澳洲证券学院(现为澳新金融服务业协会,简称FINSIA)应用投资学研究生毕业。

William B. Eimicke

Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

William B. Eimicke is a Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is the founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education. Eimicke teaches management, cross-sector partnerships, applied policy analysis, and innovation. He also teaches at Peking University and the Universidad Externado de Colombia, and has directed training programs for leading public and private bodies such as Hong Kong Civil Service, UNDP, and private firms across the US and China. He has served as the NY State “housing czar” where he led the creation, rehabilitation, or preservation of over 220,000 affordable housing units. He has also advised VP Al Gore on federal housing policy and administration as well as served as deputy fire/emergency medical service commissioner under NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg. He has authored or co-authored 11 books in addition to dozens of journal articles and reports on management, strategy, and performance measurement.

Budi Handoko

Shipper Co Founder


Budi Handoko is the Co-Founder & COO of Shipper, an innovative logistics start-up that transforms Indonesian shipping and fulfillment experience to be easier and more convenient. Prior to founding Shipper back in 2017, Budi has founded several tech start-ups. In 2011, he created OCash, a virtual currency system in Australia to help the payment system for Australian gamers. OCash’s outstanding business performance was very attractive to bigger businesses that it’s finally acquired by MOL Malaysia. Budi led this acquisition process and acted as MOL Australia Director afterwards. 

Pei Kang Ng



Ng Pei Kang is the CEO of TRIA, an award winning, close-the-loop company for packaging – offering a range of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions from product, services to end-to-end ecosystem.

Pei Kang is an honouree on Eco-Business’s A-list for Sustainability Leadership; Tatler’s Gen.T as one of the young leaders who are shaping Asia’s future; and a juror for the Singapore Good Design Award for sustainable solutions. 

In his work, Pei Kang advocates the need for an outcome-driven mindset (not promise-driven) and believes that innovation is the key to drive sustainability. He believes sustainability is not a zero-sum game and how we can break the resistances in adoption is through the value-adding of innovation. 

Pei Kang has a background in R&D, innovation and technology management. He was the former design innovation lead for the global portfolio of Philips TV and Home Theatre System, where he directed R&D activities across Philips Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is also an occasional speaker for design thinking, sustainability and entrepreneurship. 

Ruenn Chai LAI

Paracine Founder


LAI Ruenn Chai, Ph.D. is Paracrine Therapeutics’ CEO. He was the first to show Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) elicits its therapeutic effect through exosomes, a paradigm shift of the consensus that MSC elicits therapeutic effect through cell differentiation. Truly the pioneering group in the exosome research field, he dived deep into exosome research and accumulated more than 15 years of hands-on experience in exosome. He is a co-author of more than 50 exosome publications. He is  one of Clarivate’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers™ which identifies the top 0.1% of scientists in the field. His highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for his fields and year in the Web of Science™, distinguishing him as hugely influential among their peers.

LAI Ruenn Chai did his Ph.D. in Biology under Dr. Lim Sai Kiang’s guidance at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) under the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering Scholarship, where he discovered the MSC exosome is the active component in the secretion of MSC that treats myocardial infarction/reperfusion injury. He joined A*STAR in 2011 and was a research scientist under Dr. Lim Sai Kiang’s group where he studied the mechanism of action of exosomes and the characterization of exosomes. In 2021, he took up the joint appointment as the CEO of Paracrine Therapeutics Dermatology and led the transformation of exosome therapeutics from lab bench to clinic by completing the first-in-human topical application of exosome ointment to treat psoriasis phase I clinical trial. His unique experience with exosome from discovery to clinic make him one of the scientists who know exosome the best.

Nithinan Jessie Boonyawattanapisut

CEO, NextFin


Serial entrepreneur with 16+ years of extensive management experience, specialized in tech startups and video games business. ● Chief Executive Officer and Director of NextPlay Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTP) 

Co-founded and served as Managing Director of HotPlay. ● Director of NextBank International, Inc. 

Co-founded LongRoot (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the first Thai-SEC-licensed ICO portal 

Co-founder and former director of Axion Games, online video and gaming company 

Co-founder and former CEO of True Axion Interactive, a game studio formed via JV with True Corporation 

Founded HotNow, hyper local promotion discovery platform ● Co-founded Red Anchor Trading Corp., a tech incubator holding company 

BA in Business Administration in International Business from Mahidol


Dr. Li Han Zhou

MiRXES, Co- Founder and CEO


Lihan co-founded and serves as CEO of MiRXES, a Singapore headquartered, RNA centric  biotechnology company with the mission to improve and save lives through early, actionable and  personalized diagnosis. Lihan oversees MiRXES group’s overall strategy and global operations in  Singapore, USA, China and Japan with a team of 360 staff.  

Under Lihan’s leadership, MIRXES was named Singapore’s Most Promising Start-up in 2016 and  Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2018, 2019 and 2020. MiRXES has successfully raised  USD $130 million venture funding since 2016, which is among the highest raised by an Asia based  genomics companies.  

Lihan was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as a member of the Innovators Under 35 (2015).  He was also awarded the A*STAR Scientist-Entrepreneur Award together with his co-founders in 2017,  the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ Singapore awards  (Overall Winner & Biotechnology category) in 2021. Lihan has been serving on the Board of Enterprise  Singapore since April 2022. 

Lihan obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of  Singapore. He has authored and co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and several  patent applications.  

Hugh Yao

LingoAce, Founder


Hugh Yao is the founder and CEO of the leading online language learning platform, LingoAce. LingoAce strives to reimagine language learning with immersive experiences to nurture confident, future global citizens, starting with Chinese. Hugh received his Master’s degree in Management and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University. He has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector and was previously in leadership roles with IBM, Oracle and Salesforce across the Asia Pacific region.  

Hugh founded LingoAce to help his son learn Chinese. He found most traditional teaching unsuitable for today’s digital youth and aims to instil a passion for learning Chinese in students through innovative technology. To date, he has built a tech-enabled, immersive and interactive language platform that is enjoyed by learners from over 100 countries.  Through its proprietary platform, Hugh has brought together curriculum experts, certified teachers, and creators of world-class multimedia, animation and gamification technology. 

LingoAce now has a select pool of over 4,600 teachers with international CTCSOL accreditation and trained in interdisciplinary teaching. 

LingoAce is headquartered in Singapore with regional offices in Beijing,Chengdu, Bangkok, Jakarta and San Mateo, California.It also has an educational research centre in Wuhan. To date, LingoAce has received the LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2022, GSV 150 recognition, and the SME100 Award 2019 for Fast Moving Companies. 

Dr. Jeff Xu

Lead Medical, Founder

Lead Medical创始人

Dr. Jeff Xu is the founder and CEO of Lead Medical, an enabler of digital therapy and China’s leading provider of intelligent integrated clinical solutions for complex chronic diseases using big data and artificial intelligence improving the lives of doctors and patients alike. 

A recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Dr. Xu is a young multi-disciplinary individual with 20 years of work and entrepreneurial experience in combining clinical practice, artificial intelligence, finance, big data, scientific research, informatization and other fields at home and abroad. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles, including an ongoing series on mobile health in China. He is also a member of the Professional Committee on Cardiac Health and Management of the China Association of Recovery, Health Technology Transformation and Promotion (CARTTP).

After medical school, Dr. Xu forayed into integrating technology into healthcare. With experience in 2 previous start-ups and holding multiple patents to his name, he has been recognized by the industry for his innovativeness and potential. He has received multiple academic and industry awards, including the Peking University Young CEO Value Orientation Award (2019), Lie Yun Wang’s TOP 20 Entrepreneurial Stars (2020), the Future Healthcare Top 100 (VB100) award (2022), and the 36Kr | X-36 under 36 – Young Entrepreneurial Stars (2022), among others.

In 2015, Dr. Xu founded Lead Medical, which improves efficiency across medical workflows in approximately 100 top public Level 3A hospitals it serves across 22 provinces around Mainland China and is currently expanding internationally.

Prof Qi Zeng

Intra-Immun SG  Founder

Intra-Immun SG创始人

Professor Qi Zeng is a Research Director at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IMCB)  and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biochemistry of the National University of  Singapore (NUS). Zeng carried out her undergraduate at Xiamen University, China, and her  PhD training at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPMI, US) and IMCB (A*STAR,  Singapore) and was conferred her PhD degree of National University of Singapore. She discovered PRL-3 phosphatase and uncovered the mechanisms of PRL-3. in driving cancer hallmarks. Her lab demonstrated that PRL1 and PRL3 monoclonal antibodies could  inhibit experimental metastasis of cancer cells expressing these antigens, and accordingly  proposed and pioneered an unconventional approach of immunotherapy targeting  intracellular oncoproteins for inhibiting tumor growth in mouse models of cancer followed by  preclinical studies. The intellectual properties (IPs) were licensed to Intra-ImmunSG Pte Ltd  (IISG), an A*STAR spinoff. IISG has been sponsoring clinical trials of PRL3-zumab (a humanized  monoclonal antibody against PRL-3) in solid cancers. PRL3-zumab has been approved for  clinical Phase 2 trial by HSA (Singapore), FDA (USA), and NMPA (China), MREC (Malaysia, Phase  2/3), since 2017 First in Man trial, PRL3-zumab has showed its drug excellent safety and early  efficacies.  

Eric Miao

Elevoc Technology, Co Founder, CEO

Elevoc Technology联合创始人

Elevoc is committed to providing world-leading AI speech enhancement and voice interaction solutions covering smartphones, PCs, wearable devices, new energy vehicle, hearing buds and other fields. The company completed its Series B financing in 2021 and is establishing a sub-brand—Elehear. The Elehear will focus on AI hearing health, and launch a new generation of AI noise-cancellation hearing aids with excellent noise reduction technology and access to online contactless telemedicine services.

Founder of Spark Technology Inc (Canada)

MSc in Software Engineering from UBC

BA in Communication Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong

Adhay Saboo

Co Learn Founder

Co Learn创始人

Adhay Saboo is co-founder of CoLearn, one of SE Asia’s fastest growing ed-tech companies based in Southeast Asia with a mission to make Indonesia’s youth competitive on the global stage.  CoLearn currently serves close to  million Indonesian students monthly through a combination of AI powered Mathematics and Science Homework Help & Cohort Based Live Classes. Prior to CoLearn, he worked as Tech Consultant at Accenture focusing on  mission-critical technologies running public services in Canada and US. Returning to Indonesia in 2015, he was training and coaching professionals across industries increasing productivity through people development while on the weekend taught coding for young students. Marc holds two degrees in Computer Science & Genetics from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Julian Hosp

Cake Defi Founder

Cake Defi创始人

Dr. Julian Hosp is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cake DeFi. Cake DeFi is the most transparent way to generate cash flow from your cryptocurrencies, making DeFi accessible to anyone and everyone. It is a platform that empowers users to take control of their finances by creating cash flow and harnessing the potential of decentralized finance. 

Julian was also one of the original Co-Founders of DeFiChain, the world’s first native DeFi blockchain for the Bitcoin network devoted to decentralized monetary applications and services..

Julian is widely regarded as a leading influencer in the crypto space, with over one million followers across all his channels globally.

As well as being credited as a leading authority in the crypto and blockchain space, and active speaker for the Washington Speaker’s Bureau, an advisor for the EU’s blockchain groups and managing multiple businesses in the vertical, he is also thebest-selling author of Cryptocurrencies Simply Explained and Blockchain 2.0 — Far More Than Just Bitcoin. His vision is to bring blockchain awareness and understanding to a billion more people by 2025. 

Roland Wee

RWDC, Executive Chairman & Co Founder


Roland is a professional engineer who built his company, MEI Project Engineers, into one of the largest in the world, with a ranking in the top 225 global design and build engineering firms.

He spent four decades working with companies like DuPont, Dow, Procter & Gamble and other multinational corporations, and he is responsible for pioneering design and construction projects for complex process facilities.

Roland’s extensive experience working to the stringent requirements of these sophisticated customers has created a world-class expertise in cost-effective and efficient-production processes.

Dave Friedman

Venti Tech

Venti Tech首席财务官

Dave Friedman currently serves as board member and acting CFO of Venti Technologies.  Dave is an experienced executive and entrepreneur, having served as CEO and Chairman of Ayla Networks, an Internet of Things platform company that he founded in 2010.  In that role, Dave raised more than $120M and grew Ayla to be a global leader in the market, with operations in the US, Greater China, and India.

Sean Kim

MVL Labs, Group COO

MVL Labs集团首席运营官

Sean, Group COO of MVLLABS and CEO of TADA, is a serial entrepreneur who takes delight in building businesses. Since his first internet start-up in the dot-com era in Korea and the U.S., he has experienced to start and scale up multiple internet technology-driven businesses over the past 20 over years through full cycles of start-up journey. During his career, he has done 2 successful exits including a cloud-based HR SaaS company which he had managed to grow in 15 countries across Asia Pacific region for 10 years right before MVL.

Sean graduated from Seoul National University in Korea and has his MBA degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in the U.S. He has been one of the big supporters to MVL’s ideas for years before joining MVL and is currently enjoying the ride at TADA and ONiON.

Prashant Rai

Metaplex Studio COO

Metaplex Studio首席运营官

Prashant Rai is the Chief Operating Officer of Metaplex Studios, having previously held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.  Metaplex Studios provides development support to the Metaplex Protocol, the NFT infrastructure layer on the Solana blockchain.  99.9% of NFTs minted on Solana use Metaplex’s technology.  Since its inception just over one year ago, Metaplex has driven over $3.5 billion in digital commerce.  Prior to assuming his role at Metaplex, Prashant served as an investor and researcher in the private equity and hedge fund spaces.  And before his career in corporate strategy and finance, Prashant practiced corporate law at two major international law firms.  Prashant holds degrees from Columbia University and UCLA.

Wu Jihan

Founder of Matrixport and BitDeer


吴忌寒出生于重庆,毕业于北京大学,企业家、比特大陆联合创始人,现任比特小鹿集团董事长。2011年,吴忌寒翻译了中本聪的论文《比特币:一种点对点的电子现金系统》,此举让他成为首位将比特币白皮书翻译成中文的人,也因此获得了“比特币布道者”“中本聪信徒”等身份标签。2013年,他与詹克团(Micree Zhan)共同创办比特大陆。2017年,被Coindesk选为十个对区块链最有影响力的人物之一。2021年,将从比特大陆拆分出来的云算力业务单独成立为比特小鹿集团并担任董事长。

Vishal Doshi

AUM Biosciences, Founder and CEO

AUM Biosciences创始人,首席执行官

Vishal Doshi is the Founder of AUM Biosciences, the Award-winning oncology focused biotech company. He also serves as the Chairman of AUM’s Board of Directors. Under Vishal’s leadership, AUM has become a clinical stage company, and developed a portfolio of transformative cancer medicines within 12 months of inception and awarded the 2019 Asia-Pacific Biotech Entrepreneurial Company of The Year by world renowned Frost and Sullivan. A pharmacist by training, Vishal is an experienced senior management with extensive experience in commercial deal structuring over a USD$3 Billion including JV, Licensing, M&A and Long-term strategic partnerships. His strong scientific background in Medicinal Chemistry comes from breast cancer research in Aromatase inhibitors in the UK. He also brings a strong track record of working on a global virtual pharma model: A $145M PE deal with Eisai in the including 3 major blockbusters, such as Lenvima (Peak sales ~$3B/Y), Eribulin (Peak Sales ~$500M/Y), and ONTAK (Peak sales ~$100M/Y). He is also a Key Opinion Leader with the Korean Health Industry Development Institute which is part of the Ministry of Health and Welfare initiative in Korea. He has graduated as a pharmacist from University of Mumbai and a Master degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from Kingston University. Recently, he has been nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Kelvin Teo

Funding Societies, Co Founder

Funding Societies 联合创始人

Kelvin Teo is the co-founder of Funding Societies | Modalku. He has been a key member of the Singapore FinTech Association’s Digital Finance Subcomm since 2018 and recently named by the Association as among the Top 12 Fintech Leaders in Singapore in 2020. As one of the Top 200 FinTech Influencers in Asia, Kelvin has spoken at major conferences such as LendIt Shanghai, Boao Hainan and Money20/20. He has also been featured on Bloomberg, BBC and Business Times. Prior to this, Kelvin served as a consulting professional at KKR, McKinsey and Accenture. Kelvin graduated from Harvard Business School and National University of Singapore, and is a certified Chartered Accountant. 

Naga Tan

ErudiFi, Co-Founder and CEO

ErudiFi 联合创始人,首席执行官

Naga Tan is the CEO & Co-Founder of ErudiFi, a FinTech startup on a mission to make education affordable in Southeast Asia. Before founding ErudiFi, Naga worked as a fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley and at the Hedge Fund Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs in London. Naga holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a first-class honors degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Max Rye

Turtle Tree, Co Founder and Chief Strategist

Turtle Tree联合创始人,首席战略官

Max Rye is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategist at TurtleTree, a global biotech company that utilizes modern cell-based technology to create sustainable food products. A former Silicon Valley business owner, Max is a seasoned technopreneur with more than 15 years of experience in managing and developing tech businesses.

Tony Ling

NFT Go, Co Founder

NFT Go联合创始人

Ling Ziang (Tony Ling) is Co-founder of NFTGo, partner of Bizantine Capital, and co-founder of Zhejiang University Blockchain Association. He has 7 years of research and professional experience in the blockchain and digital currency industry. As a senior blockchain scholar, he is a guest lecturer at Zhejiang University and has taught nearly 100 lessons. As an expert in token economy and blockchain technology, he is one of the earliest researchers involved in Bitcoin pricing. He has authored several related papers and books “Unlocking New Passwords – From Blockchain to Digital Currency.”So far, hehas invested in more than 100 blockchain projects. In addition to purchasing BTCandETH in 2016, he also participated in the early investment of FTX and Yearn Finance. And successfully co-founded NFTGo, which is now one of the earliest and largest web3and NFT data aggregation platforms in the world.

Dr. Peng Xiao Ming



Xiaoming PENG PhD, MBA Chief Executive Officer Dr Peng obtained his PhD degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) and holds Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS, he has over 18 years working experience at A*STAR holding senior positions including Head of Division & Senior Scientist, Deputy Director of the Strategic Planning for China. ​With over two decades of experience in R&D and team management, he has accumulated tens of millions research grants and funding from industry partners. 

Sam Xu, Founder and CEO


Sam Xu Founder and CEO ,a  serial entrepreneur, the latest project was to build the first Direct to Consumer Clear Aligner brand in China;  It is the first and only brand that have accumulated >10,000 posts on social platforms such posts on the Red and Tiktok.

Previously work as investment banker and investor in NYC. Directed numerous cross-boarder M&A deals, built and led the post-investment operating management team.

Forbes 30Under30, Oil & Gas Investor 30Under40, Petroleum Economist Future Leader Award.

MBA from Harvard Business School.

Zhang Lu

Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund

Fusion Fund创始合伙人、管理合伙人

Zhang Lu is Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund, a renowned Silicon Valley based investor, a serial entrepreneur. Lu is a World Economic Forum (Davos) Young Global Leader and was recently selected as a Best 25 Female Investor by Business Insider. She has also garnered other accolades including the Featured Honoree in VC of Forbes 30 Under 30, Silicon Valley Women of Influence, and Town & Country 50 Modern Swans – Entrepreneurship Influencer. Lu is also on the Jury Board of Cartier Young Leader Award. Prior to starting Fusion Fund, she was the Founder and CEO of a medical device company focused on non-invasive technology for the early diagnosis of Type II diabetes (acq. 2013).

She received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Kai Hoo Quek

Chief Investment Officer of A*STAR’


Mr. Kai Hoo Quek currently holds the title of Chief Investment Officer within the Venture Creation & Growth team in A*STAR’s Enterprise Division. He is responsible for the A*STAR spinoff portfolio, supporting them through investor and partner introductions, as well as connecting them to resources within the startup ecosystem. He also manages the portfolio equity and supports spinoffs through venture co-creation. Before joining A*STAR in 2016, Kai Hoo has more than 15 years of investment experience through executing numerous deals across growth and venture capital, private equity fund-of-funds and real estate with sovereign fund (Temasek), family office (Kestrel) and listed companies (Unisteel and Rowsley).

Wen Yonggang

Associate Dean (Research), College of Engineering, NTU


Dr. Wen Yonggang is the Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has also served as the Associate Dean (Research) at College of Engineering at NTU Singapore since 2018. He served as the Acting Director of Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC) at NTU from 2017 to 2019, and the Assistant Chair (Innovation) of School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at NTU from 2016 to 2018. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (minor in Western Literature) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2008.

Mao Shixing

Founder of Cobo


毛世行,圈内又名神鱼,Cobo联合创始人兼CEO,负责公司战略、产品以及市场运营。 他是中国最早的数字货币先行者和布道者。早在2011年,神鱼就开始在中国推广数字货币以及挖矿,之后他创立了中国第一个数字货币挖矿矿池——鱼池;鱼池现在仍是全球最大的综合性矿池之一,为以太坊和莱特币贡献了全球最大算力。2014年,他还主导了基于 TSMC 55纳米工艺的银鱼莱特币矿机项目。神鱼也是中国最早的比特币媒体——壹比特的创始人之一。

Ben Zhou

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bybit


Ben Zhou is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bybit, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange headquartered in Singapore.

After having spent his teenage years in New Zealand and going to university in the United States, Zhou returned to China and was the general manager for the Greater China region for Forex brokers XM for seven years, before co-founding Bybit in early 2018. With the motto “we listen, we care, we improve”, Bybit was founded with the goal of raising the bar for crypto derivative exchanges and providing the best possible trading experience. Offering perpetual contracts, the platform is equipped with the capacity of handling 100,000 TPS, which equates to one match taking 10 microseconds. With platform updates applied through hot patch and grey release, Bybit also has no server downtime. In addition, Bybit offers 24/7 live chat customer support, available in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Michael Wu
迈克尔 吴

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Amber Group

琥珀集团Amber Group创始人

Michael Wu is the founder and CEO of financial services company Amber Group, which offers trading and hedging of complex cryptocurrency products. The company, which pivoted from quantitative trading to crypto in 2017, serves both institutional and individual investors; although it makes most of its money from the former, it still has more than 100,000 individual customers.

Before establishing the company, Wu worked in finance—as a trader for investment bank Morgan Stanley and as a portfolio manager for private equity firm Arete Capital Partners.

Kyungsun Chung

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Sylvan Group

Kyungsun Chung has been a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Sylvan Group, an independent private investment management firm with an integrated ESG Impact Program since 2019. Being in charge of both corporate strategy and the impact investment process, he leads the firm’s effort in the analysis and due diligence of the potential investee companies’ ESG compliance and socio-economic impact activities. Prior to founding The Sylvan Group, Kyungsun was a Founder and CEO of Root Impact, a non-profit that focuses on building capacity for the social innovation sector in Korea. Furthermore, Kyungsun founded HG Initiative(HGI), an impact investment company that invests in social ventures in Korea. He also sits on the board of Rockerfeller philanthropy advisors(RPA).

Howard W. Buffett

Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

Howard W. Buffett is a professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), an author, and a member of several corporate boards where he focuses on ESG and sustainability strategies. Previously, he oversaw economic development and stabilization programs for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he was a policy advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council. He has also held roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Buffet’s educational background includes degrees from Northwestern University and Columbia University, and executive education certificates from Harvard Business School.

Ali Nael

2 Tone Vintage Watches

2 Tone古董表创始人

Ali Nael is today the founder of a group of watch-centric and tech-driven companies, transforming the retail, distribution, services and preservation of a valuable alternative asset – watches, with tech as the key driver behind growth and sustainability. The group comprises of 2ToneVintage Watches, A & N Luxury Group, 2Tone Service Center and its latest sister company, Futuregrail Pte Ltd (FutureGrail).

Born in Beirut, Ali started his first company in Macao and Guangzhou, China, handling exports of all kind of goods to West Africa and the Middle-East. He went into the oil industry in 2006 which subsequently established a company headquartered in Singapore. . As a collector, Ali seek to not only share his discoveries with fellow collectors, but also share his experiences and knowledge in collecting vintage timepieces. To fulfil his desire to create a conducive environment and culture for exchanging experiences and knowledge, Ali first established 2ToneVintage Watches, followed by other watch-centric businesses, and in his latest endeavour, FutureGrail – a tech-driven company to preserve and manage rare & precious work of horology with the advent of blockchain technology.

In 2021, Ali was invited as a guest speaker at one of the forum panel at Dubai Watch Week, covering the topic “I Love My Patek, What Does it Do?”.

In 2022, Ali was also featured as one of the most prominent vintage watch curator by Financial Times.

Quek Siu Rui

Co-founder of Carousell

Quek Siu Rui is a co-founder of Carousell, which launched in May 2012, and now oversees product and marketing. Carousell is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing community marketplaces, with over 26 million listings and a presence in 12 major cities around the world.Quek Siu Rui is a co-founder of Carousell, which launched in May 2012, and now oversees product and marketing. Carousell is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing community marketplaces, with over 26 million listings and a presence in 12 major cities around the world.

Ho Ren Hua

Chief Executive Officer

Thai Wah Public Company Ltd

Mr. Ho is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Wah Public Company Ltd, responsible for developing the company’s vision to create innovation and sustainability from Farm to Shelf as a leading Agri-Food company in Southeast Asia. Since its founding in 1947, Thai Wah has been a leading pioneer in the tapioca starch and food industry, now expanding its footprint to 15 operations in Thailand, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia. From 2010 – 2015, Mr Ho was the Executive Director and Country Head, China for Banyan Tee Holdings Ltd, helping to position the group as the leading luxury brand in China. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ho worked with the global consultancy Bain & Company Inc. in their New York, Hong Kong and China offices.

Mr. Ho currently serves on the board for Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, as well as the advisory board for the Asia Pacific Agri-Innovation Summit and the International Advisory Council for Singapore Management University. He has also previously served on the boards of UN Women as well as Wharton Global Forum.

In 2017, in recognition of Thai Wah Group’s sustainability and community efforts across the region, Mr Ho was awarded the “Outstanding Leader in Asia” award at the 4th Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards and Thai Wah was also recognized for Corporate Excellence at the 2021 Asia Pacific Enterprise Asia Awards as a pioneer and leader in the agriculture industry.

Mr. Ho has a BSC in Economics (Honors) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with distinction from the AMP program of China Europe International Business School. In 2018, he was nominated to be a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Class of 2018.

He is married with a young son and a daughter and currently lives in Bangkok with his wife, Teh Su Ching.

Girish P. Ramachandran

President – Asia-Pacific

Tata Consultancy Services

Girish is responsible for business operations in Australia, NZ, ASEAN, Greater China and Korea.

From TCS Headquarters in Singapore, Girsh oversees over 35,000 employees in the region.

He joined TCS in 1994 and has held international positions, across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean region, rolling out several global strategic initiatives.

He is a Member of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and a pioneer in global sustainability reporting. He’s been named a Business Champion, New Colombo Plan, an Australia Government’s initiative on regional cooperation.

Girish is also Chairman, Benelux chapter, Confederation of Indian Industry. Member, CII International Council.

Fermin Diez

Deputy CEO

National Council of Social Service

Dr Fermin Diez is the Deputy CEO and Group Director, Human Capital and Organisation Development Group of National Council of Social Service. Dr Diez has rich experience in Human Resources, and has held consulting, corporate and academic roles in organisations worldwide. He chairs the Assessment Committee of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals, serves as adjunct faculty at Singapore Management University and has co-authored two books on Strategic Human Resources.

Esther Choy

Adjunct Lecturer of Family Enterprise in the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises

Esther Choy is an Adjunct Lecturer of Family Enterprise in the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises. She is the President and Chief Story Facilitator at Leadership Story Lab, where she applies design thinking and science to help her clients articulate and assert who they are, ultimately connecting with audiences in meaningful ways.

Esther is the author of the book Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success and her work can be seen on,, and

Esther and her team have served clients such as Allstate, PayNet/Equifax, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, Roosevelt University, Brookfield Investment Management, US Cellular, Kraft, SC Johnson, Tyson Foods and United Airlines.

Eileen Heisman

President & CEO, President & CEO, National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)

Eileen R. Heisman, is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN International and Bloomberg TV, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the WST, NY Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor and Investment News. She has been named 8 times by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50. She is currently one of 100 top influencers in philanthropy. At the invitation of the Chinese government, Ms. Heisman spoke to their emerging nonprofit sector about American philanthropy. She was the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)’s 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, the highest award granted by AFP to recognize effective, creative and stimulating leadership, and the practice and promotion of ethical fundraising. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification.

Clare Woodcraft

Executive Director

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School

Clare has over 25 years’ experience in socio-economic development and philanthropy in emerging markets. She is former CEO of Emirates Foundation, where she led the organisation’s transition from traditional grant-making to the model of Venture Philanthropy. She was also Arab Foundations Forum’s Chair, where she helped promote the model of strategic philanthropy.

Clare served as Deputy Director of Shell Foundation. She was also Regional Director of Communications across MENA, overseeing company’s social investments across 14 countries. Clare headed Visa public affairs arm, working with governments in over 90 markets, deploying deploy social investment with focus on financial systems and electronic payments.

Christopher Marquis

Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management, Cornell University Johnson College of Business

Marquis’ research focuses on the two areas: Social innovation & change and Doing business in China. He examines entrepreneurship in China, the triple-bottom line and building sustainable businesses globally. These projects build on Marquis’ earlier research on how business can have a positive impact on society and how historical and geographical processes have shaped firms’ and entrepreneurs’ social and environmental strategies. His latest book, Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism, focuses on the potential for stakeholder governance models to reform capitalism.

He worked 10 years at Harvard Business School and has held visiting positions at Harvard Kennedy School, HKUST, Peking University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Marquis’s research has won a number of national and international awards, including Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award. Marquis has published across many journals including Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Chandran Nair

Founder and chief executive

Global Institute for Tomorrow

Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) is an organisation based in Asia focused on the relationship of Asian society and values with those of the rest of the world.

Chandran was previously chairman of Environmental Resources Management Asia Pacific. He established the company as Asia’s leader in environmental consulting.

Mr. Nair has strongly advocated a more sustainable approach to development in Asia, and has helped the governments of Taiwan and Hong Kong instil these principles into their decision-making processes. He continues to advise the Hong Kong government, devising new approaches that give the public a bigger role in policy making.

Catherine Loh

CEO of Community Foundation of Singapore

Catherine joined the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) after having spent more than 20 years in the financial industry where she held various leadership positions in Nomura, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.  Catherine started her career at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.

Since 2012, Catherine has led CFS on a strategic growth path by increasing the number of donor funds and volume of donations, as well as raising social impact through effective grant making. She works in close partnership with the Board to ensure that the organization fulfills its vision of inspiring giving and create strategies for its future success. In the last 3 years, she built a strong management team comprising of professionals from the financial, media and social sectors to develop collaborations with leading financial institutions, legal firms and government bodies to enable philanthropy. 

Catherine started volunteering in 2004 and currently serves on various committees in Assisi Hospice, Metta Welfare Association and Telok Kurau Primary School. She joined the Temasek Polytechnic Board of Governors in 2020 and recently joined the investment committee at the Institute of Wealth Management.

Catherine holds a CFA and graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore. 

Basma Alzamil

 General Manager

Corporate Human Resources of Zamil Group Holding 

 A General Manager in Corporate Human Resources of Zamil Group Holding, Basma is one of the first females to join Zamil group. She first joined as Human Resources Program Specialist, through her first four years, she has been employing more females throughout Zamil companies, Basma therefore works daily with various responsibilities and addresses concerns and opportunities for women in Saudi Arabia. 

She worked as Family Office Manager for two years, as her role was to develop and prepare younger generations of Zamil Family to be better corporate citizens, to lead and expand the family business to new heights. She still works on preparing the family members to create the best future for them and designing a comprehensive plan for a smooth transition of leadership, ownership and governance. 

After receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam, she worked for four years at the University as a Student Affairs Coordinator. v 

Basma has a Master’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States. After graduating, she worked for Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility in the United States, in their Human Resources Department. 

Now, in addition to her primary professional position, she holds a doctorate degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, United States. The dissertation studies: Conflict Dynamics and Opportunities for Second-Generation Family Business women in Saudi Arabia, her study was to understand the lived experiences of second-generation Saudi Arabian females working in their family businesses, in order to reach conclusions and make recommendations to improve the dynamics and outcomes of conflict experienced now and in the future. 

Basma is also a member of Businesswomen Executive Council in Asharqia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Saudi Arabia and Member Board of Trustees in Royal University of Women, Bahrain. In addition, a member of Gulf Region Organization for Women (GROW). 

Asha Curran

CEO, Giving Tuesday

Asha Curran is CEO of GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement. She was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, where GivingTuesday was founded. She is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award, and was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals and a 40 Over 40 Women to Watch honoree.

Asha serves as Chair of the board of directors of, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism at The Guardian and elsewhere; and on the board of directors of the Scout Film Festival, which amplifies the work of teen filmmakers. She is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab within the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. She was named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top Fifty Power and Influence list in 2019.   

Arun Kant

CEO of Leonie Hill Capita

Arun is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist. He has been instrumental in leading the funding of many transformational companies, including PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla, Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. He is passionate about projects focused on innovation and sustainability in infrastructure, energy and healthcare.

With more than 26 years of operational experience launching and growing companies, Arun has participated in several successful IPOs and led companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has a diverse background in building enterprise-focused startups with extensive operational experience expanding companies in Asia and emerging markets.

Arun is dedicated to social entrepreneurship and has taken a special interest in micro-finance as a poverty alleviation tool. He is a supporter of many micro-finance organizations in India, Africa and the Middle East, and is actively building software companies to help them manage and grow in these regions.

Alfredo De Massis

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Business, Free University of Bolzano

Alfredo is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Business and Director of the Centre for Family Business Management at the Free University of Bolzano. He co-directs family business research projects at Lancaster University Management School, UK.

In 2015, Family Capital ranked him among World’s top 25 star professors for family business.

He serves as Associate Editor of Family Business Review and on the Editorial Boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Journal of Family Business Strategy. His research has been published in leading academic and professional journals including AMJ, JBV, JMS, ETP, JPIM, AMP, FBR, GSJ, JBE, CMR.

Chen Jun

Senior vice president of Alibaba Group Holding Limited

陈先生在战略管理、战略市场开发及业务及财务顾问服务方面拥有逾20年经验。于二零一一年加入阿里巴巴集团前,陈先生于一九九九年至二零一一年间任职于财富500强高科技软件公司SAP,担任CEO办公室战略顾问及行业总监等职。自一九九五年至一九九八年,他于Arthur Andersen Consulting Co. Ltd担任审计师。陈先生获欧洲工商管理学院颁发高级工商管理硕士学位。

Mr. Jun Chen currently serves as a senior vice president of Alibaba Group Strategic Advisory Department. Previously, he was in charge of strategic investments by Alibaba Group in various types of companies, including high-growth private companies and public companies listed in the PRC and overseas. The portfolio companies he manages cover a wide spectrum of industries in the Alibaba ecosystem including ecommerce, new retail, cloud/hi-tech, logistics, local life, healthcare, entertainment, innovation and funds.
He has more than 20 years of experience in investment, strategy management, strategic market development, and business and financial advisory services. Prior to joining Alibaba Group in 2011, Mr. Chen worked for SAP, a Fortune 500 high-tech software company from 1999 to 2011, taking roles including strategic adviser in the office of CEO and industry director. From 1995 to 1998, he worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen Consulting Co. Ltd. Mr. Chen received an EMBA degree from INSEAD.

Jeanne Lim

Co-founder and CEO

beingAI Limited

Jeanne is the Co-founder and CEO of beingAI, the world’s first transmedia AI company creating AI beings™ that build long-term engagement and trust with digital-native consumers anywhere, anytime, across devices and media platforms. The company aims to bring humanness into digital experiences to promote positivity and social good—to help us thrive.

Jeanne has over 25 years of experience in business management and technology marketing. She is the former CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Hanson Robotics, the creator of Sophia the Robot, and held marketing leadership roles at Dell, Cisco, Danaher, and Apple, where she was the product and business manager responsible for launching Apple’s most groundbreaking products in the region. She started her career as a Group Management Trainee at John Swire & Sons.

Jeanne is a Founder and Director of Nama Institute, a not-for-profit organization creating solutions to gamify the learning of wisdom. She is also a Volunteer and Director of Himalayan Consensus Institute, an NGO involved in social enterprise development and climate protection.  She is also an angel investor and advisor of several startups.

Jeanne has a Ph.D. degree in integrated and holistic health, an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a BA degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a certified yoga instructor and a life-long student of yoga philosophy, having completed Georg Feuerstein’s five-year Traditional Yoga Studies course.

Jixun Foo

Managing Partner at GGV Capital

Jixun Foo is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital and joined the firm in 2006. He is consistently recognized among the top VCs in China and counts 18 of his investments as mega-unicorns or unicorns, including Baidu, Boss Zhipin, Didi, Grab, Hello, Kuadian, Kujiale, Keya Yiliao, Manbang, Meicai, Qunar/Ctrip, SmartMi, Tujia, UCWeb, Udaan, Youku Tudou, Xpeng Motors and Zuiyou.

Jixun has spent the last 20 years working with entrepreneurs in the travel and transportation, social media and commerce, and enterprise services sectors in China. He led GGV’s investments in Didi, Grab, Mogujie/Meilishuo, MediaV, Qunar (NASDAQ: QUNR), UCWeb, Youku-Tudou (Acq: Alibaba), Manbang (fka Yunmanman), and currently serves on the boards of Baidu, Boss Zhipin, Hello, Kujiale, Qingzhu, Ruangguru, Tujia, Xiangwushuo, XPeng Motors and Zuiyou. Jixun played critical roles in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as those of Youku-Tudou (first ever multi-billion-dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, Mogujie/Meilishuo (NYSE: MOGU) and Manbang (Yunmanman/Huachebang).

Jixun was previously a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU). Prior to DFJ ePlanet, Jixun headed up the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB) and was previously an R&D project group leader at Hewlett Packard. Jixun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering, and received an M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the university’s Graduate School of Business.

Jixun has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. He was also named as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO as well as “VC Professional of the Year” by the Asia Venture Capital Journal. He has been named to the global Forbes Midas list since 2019, and was also recognized among the Top 100 Venture Capitalists by The New York Times/CBInsights in 2019.

H.S.H. Prince Hubertus Von Und Zu Liechtenstein

Member of the Board of Directors of LGT Bank Ltd., Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Member of the Foundation Board of the Liechtenstein Academy

H.S.H. Prince Hubertus von und zu Liechtenstein is Member of the Board of Directors of LGT Bank Ltd., Liechtenstein and Switzerland and Member of the Foundation Board of the Liechtenstein Academy. 

Prior to this, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Triagonal a company specializing in e-learning. He studied law and business administration at the University of Zurich and holds a Master degree in e-business development from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. He has been working in the educational industry for numerous years, including an international role with Laureate International Universities and Sommet Education as Marketing and Sales Director DACH, Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Eric M. Rice

Head of Impact Investing, BlackRock

Eric Rice is BlackRock’s Head of Impact Investing and the architect of Global Impact, the world’s first diversified public-markets impact investing strategy. He is an evangelist for scaling impact investing and he collaborates with other investors at BlackRock to help germinate additional impact and sustainable investing strategies. Eric joined BlackRock from Wellington Management in 2019, where he had been an investor for over 20 years. Previously, he worked as a World Bank country economist and a diplomat in Rwanda with the US Department of State. Eric earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University and a AB degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco.

Alexis Deladerrière

CFA, Managing Director, Head of International Developed Markets, New York, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Alexis is the Head of International Developed Markets for Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Fundamental Equity team, overseeing portfolio management and investment research for the firm’s global and international equity strategies. He is the lead portfolio manager of GSAM’s Global Equity Partners ESG, International Equity ESG and Environmental Impact Equity strategies. Alexis has been leading the ESG and Impact effort in Fundamental Equity, driving enhancements to the research process via data usage and systematization. Alexis joined the Fundamental Equity team in 2002 in London as a research analyst, then became a portfolio manager of European and international equity strategies, before relocating to New York in 2017. He was named managing director in 2015. Alexis earned a Masters in Finance, Economics and General Management from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in 2003 and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2006.

Dean Danny Quah

Professor for Economics and Dean

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Professor Quah’s work on world order takes an economic approach to international systems, studying the supply and demand of world order: what international system do the world’s superpowers wish to provide; what world order does the global community need?

Quah is a Commissioner on the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation and serves on the Executive Committee, International Economic Association; the Advisory Board, LSE IDEAS; the Eminent Advisory Council of the UNDP Bureau for Asia-Pacific; and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Geopolitics.

He is the author of “The Global Economy’s Shifting Centre of Gravity”.

Xiang Bing

Founding Dean

Professor of China Business and Globalization at CKGSB

Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. CKGSB has headquarters in Beijing, campuses in Shanghai, Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including Fortune 500 companies), the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral, the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei School of Business, and the Advisory Board of Asia House in London. 

He has participated in prominent conferences, including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum, Yale CEO Summit, Rome Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Bo’ao Forum for Asia and Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum

Dr. Xiang was named the “China Philanthropist of the Year” in 2018 and 2020 by China Philanthropy Times. He was awarded the “Vanguard for Social Responsibilities” in 2020 by Southern Weekly.

Anita Fam Siu Ping


National Council of Social Service

Ms Anita Fam is the President of the National Council of Social Service. A former lawyer, she is a full-time volunteer who has been involved in the social service sector for more than 20 years, in the areas of disability, palliative care, healthcare and mental health.

She is also the Chairman of Assisi Hospice and also headed the Enabling Masterplan 3 Steering Committee for Singapore’s 5-year strategic blueprint for disability services from 2017 to 2021. In addition, she sits on various boards and committees including the Board of Visiting Justices & Board of Inspection, Institute of Mental Health Institutional Committee, Lien Foundation, SAS Foundation Ltd and SG Cares Steering Committee.

Also a Justice of the Peace, Anita was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2014 and the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2008 for her work in the community. 

Kelly Tallman Clements

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

Kelly T. Clements joined UNHCR as Deputy High Commissioner on 6 July 2015.

Clements has been closely involved with refugee and displacement issues throughout her three decade career.

Before joining UNHCR, Clements was a member of the Senior Executive Service, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) where she was responsible for humanitarian issues in Asia and the Middle East and global policy and budget.  In 2014, she was Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

From 1993 to 1996, Clements served at the U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on a Foreign Service appointment. She was Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs in 1997-1998. Clements served as a Senior Emergency Officer for Europe, the Newly Independent States, and the Americas, and later as Balkans Assistance Coordinator; she was deployed to Albania in 1999. She worked for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Bangladesh in 1992.

Clements holds a B.A. in International Studies and an M.A. in Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech, USA. She is a national of the United States of America.

Mary Ann Tsao

Chairperson of the Tsao Ng Yu Shun Foundation

 Mary Ann Tsao is the Chairperson and Founding Director of the Tsao Ng Yu Shun Foundation, a Singapore-based, but regionally oriented, non-profit foundation dedicated to aged care and ageing issues. Previously, she was also its CEO and President. 

Established by her grandmother, Madam Tsao Ng Yu Shun, the Foundation aims to address issues of longevity and population ageing as well as to promote successful ageing and wellbeing of older people at policy and practice levels by catalysing constructive change. It is an operational foundation that pilots and operates its own programs. 

Dr Tsao serves on numerous boards and committees of government and non-profit organisations in Singapore as well as internationally. For her ageing, she received the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2000, Public Service Star (BBM) in 2004, and Public Service Star (Bar) in 2015 from the government of Singapore. Dr Tsao has also worked with numerous multilateral agencies, such as WHO’s Geneva office and UN agencies, such as UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific) and is currently the Co-President of ILC-Global Alliance, a coalition of sixteen gerontology centres around the world. 

A member of the family council that stewards the Tsao Family Office, Dr Tsao serves on the board that provides oversight for the family office’s investment policies, operating businesses and its philanthropic activities that are in addition to her grandmother’s foundation. 

Dr Tsao is also involved with Family Business Network Asia (FBNA) and was a member of its board from 2008 to 2020. Today, Dr Tsao remains a member of its Ambassador Circle and continues to advocate for family businesses to put purpose in profit and be a force for good. 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr Tsao is a US trained physician with a public health background, specialising in community and primary care planning and social medicine. She has extensive experience working with disadvantaged communities in the US and Singapore. 

Chew Gek Hiang

Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) was established on 10 April 1976 by the late banker and philanthropist Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan with the objective of sharing with society the rewards of a highly illustrious career. He did so by providing assistance to the deserving and services that help build a sustainable society both personally and through The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

 The type of assistance provided reflects the founder’s philosophy of how money should be utilised for social good.

 Ms Chew is also President of Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society), a non-profit animal welfare society which champions responsible pet ownership and active sterilisation and micro chipping of stray dogs and cats in Singapore. The Society is a registered charity under the Charities Act and recognised as an Institution of a Public Character by the Commissioner of Charities since 8 August 2016.

 As Executive Director and Head of Finance, Ms Chew is actively involved in the investment activities of the Tecity Group and is responsible for its securities trading portfolio.  She also oversees the human resource and administrative functions in the Tecity Group.

 An accountant by training, Ms Chew graduated from National University of Singapore in 1986 and joined Ernst and Whinney in Singapore. She joined Ernst & Young (London) in 1987 to pursue her chartered accountancy and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in October 1990.  She has been with the Tecity Group since 1991.

Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-Founder

Teach For All

 Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations working to develop collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. 

Prior to launching Teach For All in 2007, Wendy founded and led Teach For America—which has proven to be an unparalleled source of long-term leadership for expanding opportunity for children in the United States— for 24 years. Wendy led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to the initiative of social entrepreneurs around the world who were determined to adapt this approach in their own countries. 

Wendy is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (2011) and One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way (2000). She holds honorary doctorate degrees from 15 universities and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2008) and the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award (2003). 

Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and resides in New York City with her husband and their four children. 

Camilla Rockefeller

Board Chair

David Rockefeller Fund

Camilla Rockefeller is a 5th generation member of the Rockefeller family and the current board chair of the David Rockefeller Fund. She also sits on the board of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Lukas Haynes

Chief Executive Officer

David Rockefeller Fund

Lukas Haynes is Chief Executive Officer of the David Rockefeller Fund, a private, non-profit grantmaking foundation in the United States, where he oversees all investment and grants programs, including efforts focused on climate change solutions. His work includes overseeing Board Investment Committee targets for mission-aligned investing as an institutional member of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Previously, Haynes was vice president of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York director for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 2000-01, he served as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In the late 1990’s, Haynes held positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the International Crisis Group and Oxfam UK/Ireland. He earned a master’s degree in International Relations at Oxford University and an undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary.

Mr. Haynes is a governing board director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, Just Detention International and Independent Diplomat, all U.S. charities. He serves on the advisory board of the Council on Strategic Risks’ Center for Climate and Security and he is a trustee of Lulu’s Fund, devoted to preschool financial aid in memory of his late daughter. He is a passionate skier and avid traveler.

Isabel Sim

Managing Director at Nonprofit Innovation

Dr. Isabel Sim is Managing Director at Nonprofit Innovation Pte Ltd, where she provides training and consultancy to non-profit organisations on board evaluation, charity governance, financial management (focus on full cost recovery, reserves and investment management), strategy and volunteerism.

She was formerly Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore as well as Director (Projects), Centre for Social Development (Asia). Before her transition to Dept of Social Work, she was Head of Corporate Governance Practice, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School. She has published extensively on the accountability of non-profit organizations, sustainability and corporate governance of listed companies.

In addition, Dr. Sim has more than 20 years of university teaching experience in Australia, China, Northern Europe and Singapore, teaching mostly in Masters, MBA and EMBA programmes in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Corporate Governance and Strategic Management subjects. She is qualified with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (NUS), Master in Business Administration, Master in Applied Finance and PhD in Finance (University of Western Australia).

Jeannie Infante Sager

Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Indiana University

Jeannie Sager is a seasoned nonprofit executive with 25 years’ experience in health care, higher education, and independent school leadership. She was the director of philanthropy with the recently established IU Health Foundation in Indianapolis serving the adult hospitals of the IU Health Academic Health Center (Methodist, University and IU Health Simon Cancer Center). She has served as director of advancement at University High School in Carmel, Indiana, as director for the IU School of Medicine Dean’s Council and special programs, and as a development director with the IU Foundation in Indianapolis.

Desmond Tan

Minister of State

Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

Desmond is the Minister of State for Home Affairs and Sustainability and the Environment. He is the Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency (Pasir Ris Central) since July 2020. 

Prior to joining politics, Desmond spent over thirty years in the public service. He was the Chief Executive Director (CED) of the People’s Association (PA) where he led the community support effort during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Desmond spent 28 years in the military and held various key appointments in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces. These included Chief of Staff (General Staff), Director of Joint Operations, Chief Guards Officer and Director Public Affairs. As Chief Guards Officer, Mr Tan was the Chairman of the Singapore National Day Parade 2012 Executive Committee. Desmond also participated in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan as Singapore’s first National Contingent Commander, and was awarded the SAF Overseas Medal (Enhanced) and the NATO (ISAF) Medal. 

Desmond graduated from the University of Manchester, U.K. with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Nanyang Business School. He enjoys sports, and loves spending time with his family. He is married with 3 children. 

Pascal De Petrini


Danone Asia

Pascal De Petrini has been SVP Chairman Asia at Danone since October 2017 and has been working in senior management positions in F&B industry for over 30 years.

Pascal joined Danone in 1984 in France and became GM of Danone’s Biscuits in China in 1998. From 2002-2011, he had general management responsibilities at country level and regional level in Waters & Early Life Nutrition categories.

After a period as CEO of F&B at Fraser and Neave, he joined Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd as MD APAC & MEA in 2013. In 2015, Pascal returned to Danone as EVP of Strategic Resource Cycles until moving to his current role.

He has been in the Boards of various listed (APB, Vinamilk, Yakult Honsha, Mengniu Dairy) & non-listed companies in Asia. He was Chairman of Danone Ecosystem Fund & on the Board of Livelihood Fund for Family Farming – Danone’s two important social innovation funds.

Wong Poh Kam


Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Wong Poh Kam is concurrently a Professor at the School of Business, as well as Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. He has published in numerous international refereed journals on innovation policy, industrial and competitiveness policy and technology entrepreneurship, and has consulted international agencies including World Bank, Asian Development Bank, government agencies in Singapore such as A*STAR, EDB and IDA, and many high-tech firms in Asia.

An entrepreneur who co-founded three companies prior to joining academia, he has been an active angel investor in more than a dozen tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, Singapore, China and India. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley, visiting scholar at Stanford University, senior visiting scholar at Oxford University, and Pacific Leadership Fellow at UCSD. He received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from Singapore Government in 2013, and “Entrepreneur for the World” Award (Educator Category) from the World Entrepreneurship Forum in 2015.

Winnie Qian PENG


Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST

Professor Winnie Qian Peng is Director of Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, Director of Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She is also Board Member of International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA, the largest membership association of family business scholars in the world), Director of Education for Hong Kong Family Office Association, and Founding Committee Member of the Case Center of Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools. Her research and teaching interests include family business, family office, family philanthropy, entrepreneurship, private equity and venture capital, etc.

Willie Cheng


WILLIE CHENG is a former managing partner of Accenture. Since his retirement in 2003, he has stayed involved with the business community through his directorships of listed and private companies, including Far East Hospitality Trust, GXS Bank, Integrated Health Information Systems, NOL, NTUC FairPrice, NTUC Health, SingHealth, Singapore Press Holdings and UOB Bank.

However, he spends the greater part of his time volunteering with nonprofit organisations, with an interest in governance. His nonprofit boards include apVentures, Caritas Singapore, Catholic Foundation, CHARIS, Council for Third Age, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.

He writes extensively on corporate governance and nonprofit issues. His nonprofit books include Doing Good Well: What Does (and Does Not) Make Sense in the Nonprofit World; Doing Good Great: Thirteen Asian Heroes and their Causes; and The World that Changes the World: How Philanthropy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem

Virginia Tan

Founding Partner

Teja Ventures

Virginia Tan is the founding partner of Teja Ventures, the first gender lens VC fund for emerging Asia. She also founded She Loves Tech – world’s largest startup competition for women and technology. Virginia also founded Lean In China, a leading nonprofit platform for women with over 100,000 members across over 25 cities and 100 universities in China,

Previously, Virginia worked across global offices for Clifford Chance and Allen and Overy and covered more than $30 billion transactions.

In 2020, Virginia was selected by Rockefeller Foundation among 8 Next Generation Leaders for Beijing25+ Summit and made Singapore’s 100 Women in Tech inaugural list. She was named by Fast Company as one of 100 most innovative business people in China and by Prestige as Singapore’s 40 under 40 in 2019. Her work has been featured by leading media such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, BBC, China Daily, CCTV, Straits Times, VICE

Usha Menon

Executive Chairman

Usha Menon Management Consultancy (UM-MC Asia)

Usha Menon is Executive Chairman of UM-MC, an international training and consultancy service, working exclusively with the non-profit sectors across Asia, specialising in strategy, management, fundraising and leadership development.

Usha brings a wealth of multi-country experience in the nonprofit sector for the past 25 years. She has trained individual, corporate and institutional donors as well as Board, management, staff of charities, associations, foundations, government departments and developmental organisations in APAC and beyond; and her multi-country client list includes INGOs, NGOs, Govt think-tanks, UN entities. She has held leadership positions at the National Council of Social Services in Singapore/Community Chest and most recently with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) as the Asia-Pacific Director for Regional Programs and Resource Development covering 26 countries.

Una Osili

Associate Dean for Research and International Programs

Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy

Dean’s Fellow, Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy

A global expert on philanthropy and social innovation, Dr. Osili has more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across the public and private sectors. She holds the Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy and she serves as the associate dean for research and international programs and Dean’s Fellow for the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school on philanthropy. 

Dr. Osili is the founder of Generosity for Life, a digital platform that provides new data tools in the area of philanthropy and social impact.

Sutat Chew


Shan De Advisors Pte Ltd


Caregivers Alliance

Mr Chew Sutat retired from his Senior Managing Director position at Singapore Exchange (SGX) in July 2021. He was a member of SGX’s executive management team for 14 years. On his watch the exchange transformed from an Asian Gateway to a global multi asset exchange. As Head of Global Sales and Origination, he led SGX’s equity and debt capital market teams in developing private-to-public capital raising solutions for companies. He was responsible for SGX’s international offices and oversaw specialist sales teams in 10 cities, serving all client segments with the full spectrum of SGX products and services. He also chaired SGX’s Bull Charge CSR initiatives for the last decade.

He founded Shan De Advisors (a family business) with his wife in Sept 21, and serves as a non-exec board member of ADDX, a Fintech start-up backed by Temasek and SGX. He is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors and the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF), and was just awarded Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the social arena, he serves in various National Council of Social Service (NCSS) Committees including Community Chest as Vice-Chair and is a Member of NCSS Member Services Committee and Leadership Selection Panel as well as the 4ST Review committee (2021). Mr Chew also chairs Caregivers Alliance Limited which was awarded MCCY 2019 top Corporate Governance and Transparency awards for mid-size charities, and is Immediate Past Chairman of Kaki Bukit Citizens’ Consultative Committee with initial grassroots experience in 1996.

Stanley Sia

Managing Director

Co-Head Asia Digital Channels and Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank


SATA CommHealth

Stanley Sia is the Managing Director, Co-Head Asia Digital Channels and Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank. SATA CommHealth was conferred top honours by the Charity Council for achieving the highest standards of governance in the large charity category in 2018. In recognition of his experience in the finance industry, Mr. Sia was awarded Fellow of CPA Australia in 2014.

Stanley was appointed a director of SATA CommHealth in June 2012 and Chairman in June 2020. He has chaired the Fund-raising & Advocacy Committee from June 2020 to June 2021. Prior to this, he chaired the Investment & Finance and Governance & Nominating Committee. SATA was conferred top honours by the Charity Council for achieving the highest standards of governance in the large charity category in 2018.

Stanley served on the Singapore Divisional Council for CPA Australia, and as Chairman of its banking & finance workgroup. He also served as member of Government Parliamentary Committee Trade & Industry Resource Panel.

S. Mona Singha

Board Chair

Women Moving Millions

S. Mona Sinha is an advocate for gender equality in business and society. She has parlayed a career in finance (Morgan Stanley), marketing (Unilever) and restructuring (Elizabeth Arden/Unilever) to work at the intersection of social justice and women’s leadership. Mona uses business tools to build organizational capacities for sustainability that unlock the economic potential of women/girls across different sectors.

She is currently the Board Chair of Women Moving Millions, ERA Coalition Fund for Women’s Equality

Mona is a financial investor in women-led businesses and mentors several hundred young people. She serves on several non-profit boards including Breakthrough USA, Center for High Impact Philanthropy – University of Pennsylvania, Apne Aap, Museum of Natural History, Columbia Business School Tamer Center Social Enterprise Program. She also co-led the $486 million Women for the World capital campaign, the largest to-date for women’s education.

Women’s eNews names her among 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.

Ruth A. Shapiro

Co-Founder and Chief Executive

Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). CAPS is a research and advisory non-profit organization based in Hong Kong and working throughout Asia. CAPS is committed to producing world-class, evidence-based research to help philanthropists, governments and social delivery organizations maximize the positive impact of private social investment.

Dr. Shapiro is the primary author of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained, published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2018. She is the editor of The Real Problem Solvers, a book about social entrepreneurship in America. She also co-authored the book, Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings are Key to Asia’s Future. She has published articles in the Nikkei Economic Review, the South China Morning Post and Philanthropy Impact and is a regular speaker on issues related to private social investment in Asia.

Dr. Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director since its inception in 1997 until May 2007. She spent the early part of her professional career in the field of international development. Within this field, she held management positions and built new program areas at the Academy for Educational Development, the Harvard Institute of International Development and Global Outlook. She holds a doctorate from Stanford University and Master’s Degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.

Robert Cheung


Assured Asset Management

Robert has over 15 years of financial industry experience. Most recently, he was Partner and COO at Redwood Peak.

Previously, he served as Head of Asia Prime Services Risk at Barclays where he spent 10 years across Europe, North America, and APAC regions. Prior to this, he worked at PwC in the Investment Funds Group. He received a Master of Engineering degree from Imperial College London specialising in Aerospace Materials Engineering and an Executive M.B.A. from Kellogg-HKUST.

Rebekah Lin


Jia Foundation

Rebekah is Co-Founder of The Social Co., the team that initiated the 50 For 50 project that brought together more than 80 young people under the age of 35, and 70 corporations to raise awareness of and funds for lesser-known causes such as mental health, suicide prevention; and charities that serve those with physical and mental disabilities.

Over 2 phases of the 50 For 50 movement, 38 sustainable projects were created and S$4.5 million was raised for 58 local charities. One of the campaigns that The Social Co. is currently championing is Pledge it Forward, an initiative supporting 51 charities that contribute significantly to building a more inclusive and resilient community in Singapore.

Rebekah is also the Co-Founder of Chloros Solutions, a SPRING-seeded green consultancy boutique firm that provides a complete suite of solutions for Environmental Sustainability Design. She has also been running her family foundation, Jia Foundation since 2013.

Rajeev Peshawaria


Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC)

Rajeev Peshawaria is an out-of-the-box thought leader on leadership, management and corporate governance, with extensive global experience in leadership development and organizational consulting, as well as developing and delivering business strategy.

Prior to joining SAC, Rajeev was the CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre. With diverse experience across banking, financial services and FMCG, Rajeev has held executive roles including Chief Learning Officer at Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and senior positions at American Express, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, Rajeev helped found Pine Street – the firm’s acclaimed leadership academy – and headed Pine Street for Europe and Asia. 

Rajeev is the author of WST and Amazon best sellers Open Source Leadership, Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders, and co-author of Be the Change. Rajeev was twice named among Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by ‘Trust Across America’. Rajeev holds an MBA from Webster University.

Ong Pei Yeing

Director General

Guangdong JSY Foundation

Ms Ong has 20 years of PE investment track record and experience of fund management, direct investment and portfolio monitoring across China and SEA. She is an expert of managing sustainable investment with ESG and Impact lens since 2014 and with deep China knowledge and experience through her practice on the ground.

Pei Yeing was Senior director of Asia Impact Investment Fund (AIIF) – an impact fund managed by UOB Venture Management, Credit Suisse. She was responsible for sourcing deals in all regions of China and portfolio management

Pei Yeing also undertook the consulting assignment by Asian Development Bank to research and analyze over 200 companies in China with inclusive, sustainable business models, leading to the publication of “Inclusive Business Market Scoping Study in the People’s Republic of China” in June 2018.

Pei Yeing previously served EDB Investments as investment manager in Singapore, and The Boston Consulting Group in Malaysia.

Jim Pitofsky

Managing Director – Strategic Alliances

John Templeton Foundation

Mr. Pitofsky plays a vital role in the creation and management of new strategies for connecting and engaging with entrepreneurial philanthropic and business leaders around the world. He has worked closely with CEOs, foundation executives, philanthropists, celebrities, policy-makers, and nonprofit leaders to advance philanthropy, education reform, leadership development, social entrepreneurship, community service, and racial and economic equity.

Previously, Jim was Chief Strategy Officer at the $500M+ Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and ACF’s Center for Business Philanthropy. He also served as the ACF’s Director of Education where he advised HNW donors on their education grantmaking.

Jim was also VP & Acting President of the Echoing Green Foundation, supporting hundreds of social entrepreneurs around the world; Deputy Director of the National Youth Leadership Council, and Executive Director for Hands on Bay Area.

He has spoken at the WEF (Davos), FORTUNE Magazine CEO Forum, White House Conference on Philanthropy.


Nick Cooney

Founder & Managing Director

Lever VC

Nick founded Lever VC in 2019, a VC fund investing in early-stage companies in the alternative protein segment, including plant-based and cultivated dairy, egg, and meat companies. Lever VC functions internationally, with offices and staff across US, Hong Kong, Israel, and Europe. Nick has been working in the alternative protein segment for more than fifteen years.

Nick’s earlier investments in this alternative protein segment comprise Miyoko’s Kitchen, Beyond Meat, Good Catch Foods, and Sunfed Meats. His investments in clean meat companies include Avant Meats, Memphis Meats, and Aleph Farms. Nick has invested in numerous dozen alternative protein organizations internationally, with a net mutual value of more than $7 billion.

Nick functions as Board Member for several portfolio organizations. He is also a Board member and founder of the Lever Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit establishment that nurtures the alternative protein segment and public demand for alternative protein products in Asia.

Navin Amarasuriya

Director of Singapore
Contentment Foundation

Non-Executive Director 
B.P. de Silva Group 
EtonHouse Community Fund 

Navin is Director of Singapore and supports global operations at the Contentment Foundation. Through his work helping map the landscape of well-being curriculums around the world in EtonHouse International, he discovered the Contentment Foundation and was given the opportunity to connect the dots of these two wonderful organisations.

He represents the fifth-generation ownership at the B.P. de Silva Group, established in Singapore in 1872. After 7 years of running operations for the luxury brand Risis and working on group strategy for the conglomerate, he finally realised that true luxury is cultivating acting from a place of profound contentment.

Marina Feffer Oelsner

Co-founder & Pledger

Marina’s priorities have always been human development and social impact. She is part of the 4th generation in a UHNW family business and has a special interest in social impact. She understands the importance of navigating family systems, governance, and the different opportunities available when looking at the whole family enterprise. She is guided by the interest in finding how individual and familial purpose can work in service of social good.

Marina is an active member of her family’s governance structures, is at the Arymax Foundation’s board (her family’s philanthropic endeavour), the Family board and Suzano Group’s Shareholder board.

Maria Ahlström-Bondestam

Co-Founder & Chair of the Board, Eva Ahlström Foundation

Maria represents the 5th generation of the Ahlström family consisting of 400 members. The Ahlström company, founded in 1851, has 15.000 employees in 32 countries with products in innovative fiber-based materials, industrial technology and forestry.

Maria strongly believes that family businesses have a unique possibility to influence society and that being able to contribute is foremost a privilege.

Together with her female cousins Maria co-founded The Eva Ahlström Foundation and has since actively developed the operations of the family foundation which continues the work for underprivileged women and children that her great grandmother started in the late 19th century.

Mahira Khan

National Goodwill Ambassador, UNHCR

Renowned television and film actress Mahira Khan was appointed National Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in November 2019.

Mahira skilfully leverages her influence to support social causes. In 2018, Mahira advocated for the plight of 1.4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. She has participated in field missions, visiting UNHCR’s Voluntary Repatriation Centre in Nowshera and a refugee settlement in Karachi. She has also accompanied the High Commissioner during one such visit.

She was moved by the stories of resilience and hope of returning refugee families, school-aged refugee children and refugees learning livelihood skills. In particular, she noted that refugee children have aspirations and emphasized the vital role of education in their lives.

Mahira has spoken on many platforms, including Global Teacher’s Prize Ceremony hosted by Varkey Foundation in Dubai, the Aga Khan University Special Lecture Series in Karachi and TEDxLahore. She also supported UNHCR’s Everyone Counts Campaign.

LI Haitao

Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance

Associate Dean for Integrated MBA, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and the Development Foundation, Director of the Family Business Research Center

Dr. Li Haitao is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Integrated MBA and Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and the Development Foundation at CKGSB. Previously, he was the Jack D. Sparks Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor in the Finance Department of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also served on the faculty of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Li serves on the editorial boards of Management Science (the Department of Finance) and the International Review of Finance. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Yale University.

Leong Cheung

Executive Director, Charities & Community

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr. Leong Cheung is the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He is also the co-chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Prior to joining the club, Mr. Cheung had been the Operating Partner with Bain Capital, Managing Director (Global Sourcing & Supply Chain) at Esquel Group, Founder and CEO of an education-focused Internet venture, and a senior consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Cheung also co-founded an innovative social enterprise, RunOurCity.

Mr. Cheung is active in the community and currently serves as chairperson of the HKSAR’s Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food.  He is a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and is an adjunct professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Cheung has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Latanya Mapp Frett

President and CEO of Global Fund for Women

Latanya Mapp Frett is President and CEO of Global Fund for Women and serves on the Board of Directors for Global Fund for Women and Global Fund for Women UK.

Previously, she was the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global. She quadrupled the size of the program in four years to become one of the most innovative and sustainable global health organizations in the field.

Ms. Frett worked as a human rights officer for the UNICEF and for 10 years with the USAID.


Au King-lun, MH

Executive Director
Board Member
Financial Services Development Council

Dr Au is Executive Director of Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). Prior to joining the FSDC, he was President of Value Partners Group Limited. Dr Au also served as CEO of Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited and CEO of BOCHK Asset Management Limited. He also held various senior management positions at other financial institutions including Baring, GMO and HSBC Global Asset Management.

Dr Au was named CEO of the Year in Hong Kong by Asia Asset Management in 2012 and 2014. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by the HKSAR Government in 2008 for his valuable contributions to the securities and asset management industry. He was also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) from 2006 to 2008 and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association in 2004/2005.

Dr Au is currently serving as a Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Public Accountants, an Index Advisory Committee member of China Securities Index Co., Limited and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong among other public services.

Dr Au is a CFA Charterholder and a Senior Fellow of HKSI. He received his BA in Physics from the University of Oxford and PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Durham.

Kimmis Pun

Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management – Greater China

Standard Chartered Private Bank

Kimmis Pun, a veteran banker of more than 30 years, is appointed Managing Director, Market Head Greater China, Standard Chartered Private Bank since December 2015. In her capacity, she strategises for business expansion, manages resources and nurtures aspiring bankers to achieve excellence.

Kimmis has a MBA from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and a few professional qualifications including CFP, ChFC, CWMA, AIF, AEPP and IBFA.

Kimmis was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2017 which amplifies her pursuit of betterment in the financial industry.

She is the Director of Financial Planning Standard Board USA, Immediate Past President of Financial Planning Association of Singapore, President of Federation of Business and Professional Women (Singapore), Past President of Rotary Club of Suntec City and Council Member of Kowloon Club.

A strong believer in philanthrophy, life-long learning and sharing her personal experiences, Kimmis frequently speaks at seminars and lectures in regional universities.

Khong Yuen Foong

Vice Dean (R&D) and Li Ka Shing Profesor in Political Science

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Professor Khong was formerly Professor of International Relations, and a Professorial Fellow of Oxford University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987 and was Assistant/Associate Professor at Harvard University’s Government Department from 1987-1994. His Ph.D. dissertation was awarded Harvard’s Sumner Prize for the best dissertation on war and peace in 1988. His book, Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 was co-winner of the American Political Science Associations Political Psychology Book Award (1994). He received the Erik Erikson Award for distinguished early career contribution to political psychology in 1996.

A former VP of the International Studies Association, he also served on the Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation Committee on International Peace and Security. His research interests include US foreign policy, international relations of APAC. Recent publications include “Power as Prestige in World Politics,” and “The United States Response to China’s Rise,”.

John Canady

CEO, UK, National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)

Mr. Canady brings 25 years of experience working across business, nonprofit and government sectors. He specializes in creating and managing philanthropic funds for donors and family offices around the world who wish to base their philanthropy from the UK. He is a trusted advisor to preeminent philanthropists, family offices and wealth managers. He was awarded the Philanthropy Advisor of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards in 2018. He is a frequent commentator on global philanthropy and donor-advised funds (DAFs) and has appeared in the Financial Times, CNN Money, and Harvard Business Review.

Mr. Canady was previously the Director of Philanthropy at Charities Aid Foundation in London where he led the team providing DAFs to individuals and CSR solutions to FTSE 100 companies. Mr. Canady earned an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an MBA in International Business from University of South Carolina.

John Brothers


T. Rowe Price Foundation

John Brothers is president of the T. Rowe Price Foundation and president of the T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving. Mr. Brothers comes to T. Rowe Price from Quidoo, an international consulting firm he started and led for more than a decade.

Mr. Brothers served as a management and social policy professor for more than a decade at New York University and Rutgers University. He also served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and is currently serving as an International Advisor to CO3, an organization serving Northern Ireland and working with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing.

Mr. Brothers holds an M.P.A. in nonprofit management from New York University, an M.B.A. from American Public University, and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University.

Dr. Ethan Chu

Xjera Lab  CEO

Xjera Lab首席执行官

Dr. Ethan Chu is the CEO and founder of the Singapore-based company Xjera Labs Pte Ltd. Xjera Labs’ advanced and cutting-edge AI solutions has been recognized by numerous government agencies and enterprises in Singapore and Asia. Xjera has completed tens of millions of dollars of strategic investments from GLCs and Venture Capitalists, closed deals with a number of key accounts and signed global partnerships with multiple MNCs for worldwide expansion in a few industry verticals.  Xjera Labs is also the winner of both OCBC emerging enterprise Innovative award and the winner of OCBC Emerging Enterprise Award in 2019 due to its extraordinary growth and potentials.

Before Dr Chu founded Xjera Labs with his partners, he was a principal investigator of a few AI projects and also an adjunct research scientist at the Advanced Digital Sciences Centre. He earned his Masters and PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014 under supervision of Prof. Thomas S. Huang, a world pioneer in computer vision, image processing and machine learning. Dr. Chu has published numerous research works in top venues in ICML, CVPR, AAAI, MICCAI, and AISTATS and served as Program Committee member in a few premier AI conferences. He was with Qualcomm, HP Labs in the US and was also a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Chu completed his Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours with a minor in Mathematics from Nanyang Technological University in 2009.

Ying Zheng

Cofounder and President at AiFi Inc.

Ying is an entrepreneur and a computer scientist specialized in computer vision and AI. She received her PhD in computer vision from Duke University and EMBA from Stanford University. While young she attended worldwide programming contests, winning championships and receiving recognition as one of the best programmers in the world. After working at Google and Apple as senior research scientist, she co-founded AiFi, with a mission to bring ultimate efficiency and delight to shopping. She has been leading the team to push the frontiers of computer vision technology and empower worldwide retailers to automate all stores of the future. She believes the best way to predict the future is to create it. She enjoys doing that every day.

About AiFi:

AiFi provides the most flexible AI platform that enables retailers to affordably deploy and scale autonomous shopping solutions across their businesses. Leveraging computer vision, AiFi adapts to existing store formats without the need for shelf sensors, and provides advanced tracking algorithms that can scale up to 10,000 square feet to support various shopper journeys such as an app, credit card, gated, or hybrid entry. AiFi works with top retailers worldwide such as ALDI South Group, Carrefour, Compass Group, Żabka Group, REWE, and Verizon. AiFi has the highest number of computer vision powered autonomous stores across the globe. The company has raised a total of $80 million from investors including Qualcomm Ventures, Verizon Ventures, HP Tech Ventures, Cervin Ventures, TransLink Capital, Plum Alley, Reaction, Drive Catalyst, and Evolution.

Tony Gu

General Partner of NGC Ventures

NGC Ventures合伙人

Tony Gu is the General Partner of NGC Ventures. Prior to founding NGC Ventures, he was a General Partner at Rhodium Capital, focusing on large buyout deals in North Asian countries. Tony has successfully completed transactions across Technology, Financial Services, and Consumer sectors, with a total transaction value exceeding $1 billion. He holds a dual EMBA degree from INSEAD and Tsinghua University, a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University.

Tony Gu是NGC Ventures的合伙人。在创立NGC Ventures之前,他曾是Rhodium Capital的普通合伙人,专注于北亚国家的大型并购交易。他在技术、金融服务和消费者领域完成了总交易额超过10亿美元的交易。Tony持有INSEAD和清华大学的双重EMBA学位、南洋理工大学的计算机工程硕士学位和浙江大学的计算机科学学士学位。

Elliot Andrews

CEO of Aspen Digital

Aspen Digital 首席执行官

Elliot Andrews, a seasoned professional with a robust background in financial services and business development, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Aspen Digital, a role he assumed in April 2023. With over two years of dedicated leadership in Hong Kong SAR, he has been driving the organization’s success and growth.

Before joining Aspen Digital, Elliot Andrews held the position of Head of Institutional Sales, where he played a pivotal role in shaping and executing the sales strategy from October 2021 to April 2023. Prior to that, he spent nearly nine years at Dealogic, a prominent player in the financial industry. During his tenure, he progressively took on key roles, such as Head of APAC, where he led the region’s operations for three years from January 2018 to September 2021. His contributions continued as APAC Head of Client Coverage for an additional three years, followed by a two-year stint as Business Development Manager in Investment Banking.

Before his remarkable journey with Dealogic, Elliot Andrews gained valuable experience at Discovery Networks International in London, United Kingdom, working in Planning and Strategy for a year in 2012-2013. His career began as a Relationship Manager in Investment Banking at Dealogic, where he spent two years from 2010 to 2012 in their London office.

Elliot Andrews brings not only an impressive track record of leadership and strategic insight but also an extensive understanding of the financial landscape in both the Asia-Pacific region and the global market. His diverse experiences in business development, sales, and executive leadership make him a dynamic and insightful speaker, well-equipped to share valuable perspectives on the ever-evolving financial and business landscape.

Elliot Andrews是一位在金融服务和业务发展领域拥有丰富经验的资深专业人士,目前担任Aspen Digital的首席执行官,他于2023年4月就任这一职务。在香港特别行政区全职工作的两年多时间里,他一直致力于推动组织的成功和发展。

在加入Aspen Digital之前,Elliot Andrews曾担任机构销售主管,于2021年10月至2023年4月期间,在塑造和执行销售策略方面发挥了关键作用。在此之前,他在金融行业的知名公司Dealogic工作了近九年。在这段时间里,他逐渐承担了关键职务,例如担任了三年的亚太地区主管,领导了该地区的运营,从2018年1月到2021年9月。他的贡献在于接下来的三年担任亚太地区客户覆盖主管,然后是在投资银行担任两年的业务发展经理。

在与Dealogic共度的非凡征程之前,Elliot Andrews在伦敦的Discovery Networks International担任了一年的规划与战略职务。他的职业生涯始于Dealogic,担任投资银行关系经理,从2010年到2012年在他们伦敦办事处工作的两年时间里。

Elliot Andrews不仅带来了卓越的领导力和战略洞察记录,还对亚太地区和全球市场的金融格局有着广泛的了解。他在业务发展、销售和高级领导方面的多元经验使他成为一位富有活力和富有洞察力的演讲者,他具备分享有关不断发展的金融和业务领域宝贵观点的充分准备。

Zhang Kai 张凯

Head of Wealth Management and Personal Banking for HSBC in the South Asia Region


Ms. Zhang Kai is an experienced professional in the field of wealth management and personal banking. Currently based in Singapore, she is dedicated to accelerating the expansion of wealth management and personal banking businesses in South Asia. In her role, Ms. Zhang Kai will directly report to the Chief Executive Officer of Wealth Management and Personal Banking, Nuno Matos, and the Co-CEO of the Asia-Pacific region, Surendra Rosha.
Prior to taking on her current position, Ms. Zhang Kai worked at China Hong Life, where she served as CEO and General Manager since 2016.

张凯女士是一位在财富管理和个人银行业务领域经验丰富的专业人士。她目前驻扎在新加坡,致力于推动财富管理和个人银行业务在南亚地区的迅速扩张。在她的职责范围内,张凯女士将直接向财富管理和个人银行业务首席执行官Nuno Matos以及亚太区联合首席执行官Surendra Rosha报告工作。

Zhou Boyun 周博云

Director of Tencent WeChat Strategic Research Institute


She brings extensive expertise and leadership experience in the digital field. She is dedicated to advancing strategic research and development within the WeChat ecosystem. With remarkable achievements in digital technology, social media, and innovation, Ms. Zhou has led various projects in strategic planning and digital transformation. Her outstanding contributions position her as a prominent leader in digital innovation and social media, actively driving insights into industry trends and future directions through her role at Tencent WeChat Strategic Research Institute.


Qin Nan 秦楠

Deputy Secretary-General, ByteDance Philanthropy Foundation


Ms. Qin Nan has been serving in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department at ByteDance for many years. The ByteDance Philanthropy Foundation, initiated by Douyin Vision Limited, was officially registered with the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau in August 2020 as a non-public fundraising charity organization. The foundation focuses on initiatives related to “promoting digital inclusion, enriching cultural life, enhancing social well-being, and addressing climate change.” It is dedicated to creating a larger scale, more efficient, and sustainable philanthropic practice to achieve the greatest possible social impact. The foundation’s funding priorities include areas such as digital lifestyles, educational equity, healthcare, and rural development.


Hu Ying 胡莹

Global Partner at Boston Consulting Group


Ms. Hu Ying is the Managing Director and Global Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she leads BCG’s insurance consulting in China. With 18 years of experience, she specializes in insurance strategy, risk management, organizational design, and operations. Her recent projects include designing risk management models, organizational restructuring, and improving operational efficiency for major insurance companies in China. Ms. Hu is recognized for her expertise in developing innovative business models and strategic blueprints for the future.



Liu Man 刘蔓

Head of CITIC Securities’ Global Family Office and Founder of the Dream of True Love Foundation.


Recognized for her excellence in institutional sales in China’s capital market, she achieved five consecutive “Best Sales Service Awards” from New Fortune magazine. Leading a high-performing team during her time at CITIC, Ms. Liu played a key role in advancing the industry.
As the founder of the CITIC Global Family Office, she offers top-notch professional support to private entrepreneurs, serving as Vice Chairman of the Family Business Strategy Management Committee. Simultaneously, she is actively involved in philanthropy as the founder, director, and chair of the Fund Development Committee at the Dream of True Love Foundation, making significant contributions to both the financial and charitable sectors.



Samuel Ng 黄明德

Founder of Montfort Care

Montfort Care 创始人

He is a highly experienced social worker and graduate of the National University of Singapore. With over 20 years in the field, he received recognition, including the Outstanding Social Worker Award and the Public Service Medal. In 2000, he established the Marine Parade Family Service Centre to aid low-income families. Anticipating the challenges of an aging society, he initiated Singapore’s first comprehensive community eldercare center in 2002.

Under Samuel’’s leadership, Montfort Care’s services expanded, including the YAH! Happy Learning School for seniors and various community support centers. Active in local media, he advocates for the elderly and marginalized groups through mainstream outlets and contributes columns to Chinese newspapers, showcasing his enduring commitment to community welfare.

毕业于新加坡国立大学社会工作学系,蒙福关爱 (Montfort Care) 的执行长黄明德先生是资深社会工作者,拥有超过20年的工作经验,他做出的贡献得到社会大众的肯定。 黄明德先生分别在2001年和2010年获颁杰出社工奖和公共服务奖状。 黄明德先生2000年设立马林百列家庭服务中心,为贫困家庭及弱势社群提供专业援助。2002年,他洞察老龄化社会带来的挑战,率先开设社区全方位长者服务中心。

2005年,黄明德先生更创办新加坡首间为乐龄长者 而设的YAH!快乐学堂, 获得社会热烈回响, 当时担任总统的纳丹先生也出席了首届毕业典礼并为学员颁发毕业证书。
在黄明德先生的领导下,蒙福关爱的服务逐年增加。 除了YAH!快乐学堂外, 蒙福关爱旗下机构也包括家庭服务中心、儿童保护中心、乐龄活跃中心、青少年网络成瘾辅导中心、看顾者支援关爱中心和长者公共廚房,与独居长者一同烹煮和享受营养均衡的饭餐。


Stephanie Rakels

Chief Development Officer, Aqua-Spark


Aqua-Spark is an investment fund that invests in sustainable aquaculture businesses generating investment returns while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests globally and across the value chain in innovative scalable companies that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet.

As Chief Development Officer (CDO), Stephanie brings in-depth knowledge of the fund and its investment strategy.

Stephanie has been with A-Spark, the investment vehicle that launched Aqua-Spark, since its inception. As one of the lead investment managers, she oversaw a broad range of investments and helped develop the investment strategy in aquaculture. Stephanie built Aqua-Spark’s Expert Network, a group of sixty of the world’s foremost aquaculture experts. Prior to Aqua-Spark, Stephanie dedicated her talents to a variety of ventures, from running a business to healthcare projects to local, sustainable, and community-run endeavors in East Africa and Tanzania. Her experience working with local communities to develop and create solutions focused on possibilities instead of problems is what ignited her passion for helping SMEs launch and grow.



Mazen Mostapha

Sales Director of Ledger


Mazen Mostapha is a dynamic professional currently serving as the Sales Director (APAC) at Ledger Entreprise, a position he has held since November 2021. Based in Singapore, he has accumulated over 2 years of valuable experience, driving growth and success in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to his current role, Mazen Mostapha showcased his expertise as a Business Development Executive at Infosys in Hong Kong for nearly 3 years, from January 2019 to November 2021. His contributions included significant business development initiatives and strategic decision-making.

Before joining Infosys, Mazen Mostapha demonstrated his prowess as a Project Manager at NexChange Group in Hong Kong, from June 2018 to December 2018. Here, he led client engagements for blockchain companies, provided advisory services, and managed investor relations.

With a keen eye for business development, Mazen Mostapha served as a Project Manager at Blockchain Communications Worldwide, LLC (BCW Group) in Hong Kong from November 2017 to May 2018. His responsibilities included overseeing global client relationships and managing a suite of Blockchain and ICO offerings.

In his earlier career, Mazen Mostapha played a pivotal role in the Accounting and Finance Division at Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. in Kuwait for over 2 years, from June 2015 to June 2017. He was instrumental in business development, project financing, and maintaining crucial partnerships.

His professional journey includes roles at Accounting Management Group in Seoul, where he conducted risk assessment analysis for a USD 1 billion project tender in Kuwait, and at Hyosung Corporation, where he was part of the Global Project Business Team, contributing to the success of a Substation construction project in Algeria.

Mazen Mostapha is a versatile professional with a proven track record in business development, project management, and client relations. His extensive experience spans various industries, making him a valuable speaker with insights into the intricacies of finance, blockchain, and project management.

Mazen Mostapha目前担任位于新加坡的Ledger Entreprise的销售总监(亚太区),这一职务他自2021年11月以来一直担任。在新加坡,他已经积累了超过2年的宝贵经验,推动了亚太地区的增长和成功。

在担任当前职务之前,Mazen Mostapha作为Infosys在香港的业务发展执行,服务了近3年,从2019年1月到2021年11月。他的贡献包括重要的业务发展倡议和战略决策。

在加入Infosys之前,Mazen Mostapha在NexChange Group担任项目经理,服务于香港,从2018年6月到2018年12月。在这里,他领导了区块链公司的客户参与,提供咨询服务,并管理投资者关系。

在业务发展方面具有敏锐眼光的[演讲者的名字] 在Blockchain Communications Worldwide,LLC(BCW Group)在香港担任项目经理,服务于2017年11月至2018年5月。他的责任包括监督全球客户关系并管理一套区块链和ICO产品。

在早期职业生涯中,Mazen Mostapha 在韩国现代建设有限公司的会计和财务部门担任了超过2年,从2015年6月到2017年6月。他在业务发展、项目融资和保持关键合作伙伴方面发挥了关键作用。


Adrian Clevenot

Associate Director of PwC


Adrian is an Associate Director in the PwC crypto team based in Hong Kong. He has five years of experience in the digital assets space, acting as the first legal counsel of Eqonex and then helping set up the crypto regulatory function at Worldpay by FIS. Prior to that, Adrian was a finance and private equity lawyer in international law firms in Hong Kong and New York, where he is a member of the NY Bar.

During his career, he has advised numerous institutions on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters. He also advises governments on their regulatory frameworks and digital assets initiatives.

Adrian是位于香港的普华永道数字货币团队的副总监。他在数字资产领域拥有五年的经验,曾担任Eqonex的首席法律顾问,后来协助在Worldpay by FIS设立了加密货币监管职能。在此之前,Adrian曾在香港和纽约的国际律师事务所担任金融和私募股权律师,他是纽约律师协会的会员。


Carol Sun

APAC Sales Director of Fireblocks


With 10+ years of Fintech enterprise sales experience in Asia, Carol Sun is a top performing, value-driven, client-centric, perseverant sales person who is proficient at lead generation, complex account navigation and consultative sales approach that aims to help define and align with client’s digital automation and transformation strategies.

Carol has a strong track record in closing high-value contracts and possess domain expertise in FSI workflow automation and digitisation projects, selling e-trading solutions, financial information and analytics data, financial markets secure messaging and collaboration tools and open platforms, FSI enterprise software and account navigation.

Her network encompasses C-level and senior decision makers (from the business side as well as operations, compliance and IT) across ASEAN banks, regional hedge funds and asset management firms.

凭借在亚洲金融科技企业销售领域超过10年的经验,Carol Sun 是一位业绩卓越、价值驱动、客户为中心、坚韧不拔的销售专业人士。她擅长于引导客户生成、复杂客户账户导航,以及咨询式销售方法,旨在帮助定义并与客户的数字自动化和转型战略相一致。

Carol 在签署高价值合同方面拥有卓越的业绩记录,并在金融服务业(FSI)工作流自动化和数字化项目方面具备专业知识。她销售电子交易解决方案、金融信息和分析数据、金融市场安全消息传递和协作工具、开放平台以及金融服务业企业软件和客户账户导航。


Nick Hladnik

Managing Director of LibertyCity Ventures

LibertyCity Ventures董事总经理

Nick Hladnik is a Managing Director atLiberty City Ventures.He has been working at Liberty City Ventures for 2 years. LibertyCity Ventures is part of the Finance Industry, and located in New York, UnitedStates. Liberty City Ventures is a New YorkCity based venture capital firm founded in2012 focused on investing in companies building blockchain technology solutions and companies implementing blockchain technology.

Nick Hladnik 是Liberty City Ventures 的董事总经理。他在Liberty City Ventures 工作已有两年时间。Liberty City Ventures 属于金融行业,位于美国纽约。Liberty CityVentures是一家总部位于纽约市的风险投资公司,成立于2012年,专注于投资于构建区块链技术解决方案的公司以及实施区块链技术的公司。

Ryan Kim

Co-founder and Partner of Hashed


Ryan Sungho Kim is a Partner at Hashed. He assesses deals from Asia and focuses on applications, corporate finance and enterprise. Previously, Ryan successfully exited his company LOOKET, a mobile solution for SME to Recobell (a Big Data company). Ryan was in charge of the development and planning of recommendation systems in his previous company, and he realized that the data space has many vulnerabilities. This led him to blockchain and ultimately made him co-found Hashed. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology).

Ryan Sungho Kim 是 Hashed 的合伙人。他负责亚洲地区的交易评估,并专注于应用、企业金融和企业领域。在此之前,Ryan成功退出了他的公司LOOKET,这是一家为中小企业提供移动解决方案的公司,将其出售给了Recobell(一家大数据公司)。Ryan曾负责他之前公司推荐系统的开发和规划,并意识到数据领域存在许多漏洞。这使他转向了区块链,并最终使他共同创立了Hashed。Ryan毕业于韩国科技高级研究院(KAIST),获得电子工程学士学位。

Gerald Goh

CEO of Sygnum Bank AG

Sygnum Bank 首席执行官

Gerald is Co-Founder and CEO Sygnum Singapore.

Previously, Gerald was the Head of Alternative Investments for CrimsoNox Capital, a single-family office.

Before that, Gerald was a Managing Director with global investment consultant Cambridge Associates, where he focused on private investments and worked with numerous sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, pension funds, and single-family offices to build and monitor their global private investment programmes. He also co-established its Beijing office in 2011.

Gerald holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management, summa cum laude, from the Singapore Management University.

Gerald 是 Sygnum Singapore 的联合创始人兼首席执行官。

此前,Gerald 曾是 CrimsoNox Capital 单一家族办公室的另类投资部门主管。

在此之前,Gerald 曾是全球投资顾问公司 Cambridge Associates 的董事总经理,专注于私人投资,并与众多主权财富基金、捐赠基金会、养老基金以及单一家族办公室合作,建立和监控它们的全球私人投资计划。他还于2011年在北京共同创立了该公司的办事处。

Gerald 毕业于新加坡管理大学,获得最高荣誉管理学士学位。

Mervin Teo

Director, Private Equity, Fullerton Fund Management

Fullerton 基金管理公司私募股权部董事

Mervin is a Portfolio Manager in the Alternatives team at Fullerton Fund Management.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2021, Mervin was a founding member and Director of Quadria Capital, one of Asia’s largest privateequity firm, where he spent the last 10 years driving its Southeast Asia business. He was also a founding executive committee member of Investors for Health (i4H) and participated on the board of Soho Global Health and Royal Healthcare during his tenure at Quadria. Before that, he spent 4 years across alternative investments and management consulting at Mizuho and PwC, respectively.

He holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and completed the Mini MD executive education program at ESSEC Business School.


在2021年加入富勒顿之前,Mervin是Quadria Capital的创始成员之一兼董事。那是亚洲最大的私募股权公司之一,他在那里负责推动该公司在东南亚的业务,为此他在过去的10年中全身心投入。他还是Investors for Health (i4H)的创始执行委员会成员,并在担任Quadria期间参与了Soho Global Health和Royal Healthcare的董事会。在此之前,他在瑞穗和普华永道分别从事替代投资和管理咨询工作长达4年。


Liu Ruishi 刘瑞士

Tzu-Chi Foundation (Singapore) Executive Director


Mr. Liu Ruishi has been with the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation for over 6 years. The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation Singapore was established in 1993 and was granted the status of an “Institution of a Public Character (IPC)” the following year. The foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization committed to charitable, medical, educational, and humanitarian endeavors, as well as charitable activities such as international disaster relief, bone marrow donation, community volunteering, and environmental protection.

刘瑞士先生加入佛教慈济基金会已有6年余。佛教慈济慈善事业基金会(新加坡)成立于1993年,次年即被授予“公益机构 (IPC)”资格至今。该基金会是非营利、非政府的慈善组织,致力于慈善、医疗、教育、人文四大志业,以及国际赈灾、骨髓捐赠、社区志愿者、环保等慈善事业。

Danny Almagor

Co-Founder and Chair of Small Giants Academy

IIG(Impact Investment Group)的执行主席,以及Small Giants的董事总经理

Danny Almagor is the Co-founder and Chair of Small Giants, a 100% impact Family Office. He is an aerospace engineer, educator, facilitator, keynote speaker, and an impact investing pioneer.

Danny has founded many impact funds and businesses including the Impact Investment Group, Beyond Family Office, Giant Leap, and Sentient Impact Group, transacting over $4 Billion in capital. He also founded Impact Club and is a member of Toniic’s 100% impact network and the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN).

Danny is passionate about catalyzing meaningful global, social, and environmental change, which he cultivates through leading transformational business programs and impact travel experiences across the globe, through the Small Giants Academy. Danny loves to read, talk about philosophy, garden, travel, and jump on the trampoline with his three kids when he’s not working.

Danny创建了许多影响力基金和企业,包括Impact Investment Group、Beyond Family Office、Giant Leap和Sentient Impact Group,总共进行了超过40亿美元的资本交易。他还是Impact Club的创始人,是Toniic的100%影响力网络成员,也是全球影响投资网络(GIIN)的成员。丹尼充满激情,致力于推动有意义的全球社会和环境变革,他通过领导全球范围内的变革性商业项目和影响力旅行体验,通过Small Giants Academy来培养这种变革。

Fabien Anthony

Chairman of Pan-African Council


Recognised as the Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Under 40 and the African Travel Top 100 Global Tourism Personalities in 2019, Fabien Anthony is a lifelong entrepreneur and impact investor in the information technology, agribusiness, real estate, and entertainment sectors with ventures that have expanded to over 22 countries across four continents. Mr. Anthony’s career spans business development and international trade, political advisory, and strategic counsel, as well as catalyzing public and private sector investment for sustainable socioeconomic development.

Fabien Anthony is the chairman of the Pan-African Council, a global leadership and strategic development organization dedicated to the advancement of Africa and its Diaspora, and serves as a consultative member of the African Union Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO). As an advocate of education and creating new economic opportunities, he also engages as a community development practitioner, working to develop the self-confidence, capabilities, and entrepreneurial skills of youth across the African continent, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Fabien Anthony被认定为2019年全球40岁以下非洲裔最有影响力的100位人物(MIPAD),并入选2019年非洲旅游全球百强旅游人物。Fabien Anthony是一位终身企业家和信息技术、农业、房地产和娱乐等领域的影响投资者,在涉足的企业中已拓展到四大洲的22个国家。Anthony的职业生涯涵盖了业务发展和国际贸易、政治咨询、战略顾问,以及促使公共和私营部门为可持续社会经济发展投资。

Fabien Anthony是泛非洲理事会主席,这是一个全球领导力和战略发展组织,致力于推动非洲及其散居地的发展,并担任非洲联盟公民与侨民司(CIDO)的咨询成员。作为教育和创造新经济机会的倡导者,他还作为社区发展实践者参与工作,致力于培养非洲大陆、拉丁美洲和加勒比地区青年的自信心、能力和创业技能。

Faycal Aliou

President of Rizq Ventures

Rizq Ventures总裁

Faycal Aliou is the President of Rizq Ventures, a company that operates in multiple sectors including Oil & Gas, both Upstream and Downstream, commodity trading of minerals, precious stones, and agricultural products​​. Rizq Ventures is also involved in international trade and development and is a private company founded in 2021​​. Under Aliou’s leadership, the company also provides a platform for entrepreneurs and existing businesses to meet their financial needs by connecting with a specific group of Islamic investors, facilitating the birth and growth of new business ideas​​.

Aliou himself is recognized for his proactive approach and deep knowledge of the services he offers. He is noted for his hard-working nature, demonstrated by his ability to provide fast, accurate responses and reach out to experts when necessary​​. Additionally, Aliou has shown a keen interest in emerging opportunities such as the metaverse and its potential as a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity, indicating his forward-thinking approach to business and investment​​. He also actively engages in discussions about the future of Africa and the significant opportunities present there, reflecting his broad perspective on global business trends​​.

Faycal Aliou是Rizq Ventures的总裁,该公司在多个领域运营,包括石油和天然气的上游和下游业务、矿产、珍贵石材和农产品的大宗商品交易。Rizq Ventures还涉足国际贸易和发展,是一家于2021年成立的私人公司。在Faycal Aliou的领导下,该公司还为创业者和现有企业提供平台,通过与一群特定的伊斯兰投资者建立联系,满足其财务需求,促进新业务理念的诞生和成长。

Faycal Aliou本人以积极主动的态度和对他所提供服务的深刻了解而受到认可。他以勤奋工作的本质而著称,能够迅速、准确地回应,并在必要时寻求专家的帮助。此外,Faycal Aliou对新兴机会,如元宇宙及其作为一项多万亿美元机遇的潜力,表现出浓厚的兴趣,显示了他对业务和投资的前瞻性思维。他还积极参与关于非洲未来和其中巨大机遇的讨论,反映了他对全球商业趋势的广泛视角。

Dianne Dusaidi

Lead, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Transitions of Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard Foundation Africa的创业和创新领导

Dianne Dusaidi is an international business and development leader. She has an MBA in International business and has founded multiple companies such as Legacy45 Entertainment which produced the first-ever TV morning show for the national broadcaster in Rwanda for which she won the Young Rwandan Achievers Award in 2015. She also founded Opal Crown Investments which provides business coaching, and investments for pre-seed & seed funding to companies in emerging markets. In 2023, she was named one of the 100 Most Impactful Women in Africa by Women Impacting Nigeria. She has 15+ years of experience working with governments, and international development agencies such as the Mastercard Foundation where she is the Lead for Entrepreneurship in the Education and Transitions Department as well as other organizations such as UN Women, African Union & the private sector. She is currently serving as the Youngest Chair of a Bank board in the history of the financial sector in Rwanda and the first-ever Female Chair for the bank globally.

Dianne Dusaidi是一位国际业务和发展领域的领袖。她拥有国际商务硕士学位,创立了多家公司,包括Legacy45 Entertainment,该公司制作了卢旺达国家广播公司的首个电视早间节目,因此她在2015年获得了年轻的卢旺达成就奖(Young Rwandan Achievers Award)。她还创立了Opal Crown Investments,该公司提供商业指导和对新兴市场公司的前期融资和种子资金投资。在2023年,她被评选为”影响非洲最有影响力的100名女性”之一,由Women Impacting Nigeria颁发。她拥有超过15年的与政府、国际发展机构(如万事达基金会,她是教育和转型部门创业主管)以及其他组织(如联合国妇女组织、非洲联盟和私营部门)合作的经验。她目前担任卢旺达金融部门历史上最年轻的银行董事会主席,也是全球范围内第一位女性主席。

Osa Aihie

COO of Africa Equity Group

Africa Equity Group的首席运营官

Osa Aihie is an impact investor, fintech executive, and former State Department Fellow. Currently, Osa serves as a Managing Director at Africa Equity Group, where he specializes in creating public-private investment initiatives designed to advance African economic development in alignment with Agenda 2063 initiatives. This includes advising African governments on investment approaches. He is also a co-founder of GrantVEST, a fintech platform that connects advanced technology companies with alternative capital options. In this capacity, he has advised the Department of Commerce and the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on capital allocation strategies associated with the Inflation Reduction and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts. Prior to this, he collaborated with entrepreneurship support organizations (ESOs) to address capital access challenges faced by companies across Colorado. Notably, he co-led a multi-million dollar initiative at the largest CDFI in Colorado.

Osa holds a BA in Finance with minors in Information Analytics and Socio-Legal from the University of Denver. Furthermore, he has served as a graduate research assistant at Ghana’s Energy Policy Commission, working in collaboration with the University of Ghana and the Ghana Energy Commission.

Osa Aihie是一位影响力投资者、金融科技高管和前国务部(State Department)研究员。目前,Osa担任非洲股权集团(Africa Equity Group)的董事总经理,专门致力于创建旨在推动非洲经济发展与2063年议程(Agenda 2063)一致的公私投资倡议。这包括就投资方法向非洲政府提供建议。他还是GrantVEST的联合创始人,这是一家金融科技平台,连接高科技公司与替代资本选项。在这一职务中,他曾就与通货膨胀减少和基础设施投资与就业法案相关的资本配置策略向美国商务部和白宫科技政策办公室提供咨询。在此之前,他与科罗拉多各公司面临的资本获取挑战合作,特别是在科罗拉多最大的社区发展金融机构(CDFI)开展了一项价值数百万美元的计划。

Osa拥有丹佛大学(University of Denver)的金融学学士学位,辅修信息分析和社会法律。此外,他曾担任加纳能源政策委员会(Ghana’s Energy Policy Commission)的研究生助理,与加纳大学(University of Ghana)和加纳能源委员会(Ghana Energy Commission)合作开展工作。

Benjamin McCarron

Founder and Managing Director of Asia Research and Engagement


Benjamin McCarron is the Founder and Managing Director of Asia Research & Engagement (ARE), based in Singapore. ARE aims to catalyse corporate change through investor-backed engagement to promote a sustainable and compassionate Asia.

Through ARE’s energy and protein transition platforms, Benjamin fosters dialogue between investors representing over $7 trillion and Asian companies to address sustainable development challenges. Simultaneously, he serves as Asia’s ambassador for GRESB, a leading ESG rating tool for real estate portfolios.

Benjamin’s career began in equity fund management and shifted to sustainable investments in 2005. Since relocating to Asia in 2011, he has focused on sustainability, authoring reports like “Banking Asia’s Future” and four blue books with CLSA on animal proteins, palm oil, Malaysian climate change, and ESG frameworks. He also contributed as a chapter author for the Asian Corporate Governance Association’s (ACGA) CG Watch publication for Malaysia and Thailand.

Benjamin is a prominent speaker on sustainability and responsible investment in Asia, frequently featured in major publications, including the Financial Times, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, SCMP, the Independent, the Observer, Business Times, and The Edge.

Benjamin McCarron是总部位于新加坡的亚洲研究与合作(ARE)的创始人兼总经理。ARE旨在通过得到投资者支持的合作促进可持续和关爱的亚洲,推动企业变革。



Benjamin McCarron是亚洲可持续发展和负责任投资的杰出发言人,经常在重要出版物中亮相,包括《金融时报》、CNN、CNBC、彭博社、路透社、南华早报、独立报、观察家报、工商时报和《财经》。

Sampriti Bhattacharyya

Co-Founder & CEO, Navier


Sampriti Bhattacharyya is a visionary entrepreneur and engineer who is revolutionizing the maritime industry with her company, Navier. Navier’s all-electric hydrofoil boats are faster, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly than traditional boats, and have a variety of applications, including passenger transport, cargo shipping, and law enforcement. Before co-founding Navier, Sampriti earned her master’s degree in robotics and worked as an aerospace engineer at NASA. She is also a recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Award and a member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Technology for the Marine Environment.

Sampriti Bhattacharyya是一位具有远见的企业家和工程师,她正通过她的公司Navier彻底改变航海工业。Navier的全电动水翼艇比传统艇更快、更高效,对环境更友好,具有各种应用,包括乘客运输、货运和执法。在共同创立Navier之前,Sampriti Bhattacharyya 获得了机器人学硕士学位,并在NASA担任航空航天工程师。她还荣获福布斯30位30岁以下杰出人物奖,并是美国国家工程院海洋环境技术委员会的成员。

Jonathan Tostevin

CEO, Muuse


Jonathan is the CEO of Muuse, a company building a platform for smart returnable packaging. Jonathan joined Muuse in 2019, launching the Singapore market, before taking over as CEO in 2021. Previously, Jonathan began his career in the UK Civil Service, specialising in African Politics. He managed development programmes in Africa, including part of the UK’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Looking for a different challenge, he left the public sector and took on strategy & operations roles for a series in the social enterprise sector before moving to Singapore in 2018.


Jeanny Yao

Co-Founder & COO, Novoloop


Jeanny oversees Novoloop’s operations, from bringing exceptional talent to join their mission to enabling research and scale-up capabilities at the company’s expanding facilities. She co-founded Novoloop in 2015 with her childhood best friend, Miranda, and the pair developed the idea and proof-of-concept for the company’s ATOD™ technology. She has been recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Echoing Green Climate Fellow. Jeanny lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband whom she met at a Bay Area Contra Dance.

Jeanny Yao负责Novoloop的运营,从吸引卓越人才加入他们的使命到在公司不断扩张的设施中实现研究和规模化能力。她于2015年与她的童年好友米兰达共同创立了Novoloop,并共同开发了该公司ATOD™技术的理念和概念验证。她曾被评选为福布斯30位30岁以下杰出人物和Echoing Green气候研究员。吉妮与丈夫居住在旧金山湾区,两人是在湾区康特拉舞蹈中相识的。

Daniela Fernandez

Founder & CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance


Daniela Fernandez is a visionary nonprofit leader and social entrepreneur, who has made it her life’s mission to restore the health of the ocean. She founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) when she was only 19 years old. Since then, Daniela helped create the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders spanning 165 countries, and accelerating more than 270 solutions to heal, protect, and restore our ocean. She is joined by three ecopreneurs who are leading innovative solutions to tackle the climate crisis: Jeanny Yao, Co-Founder & CEO of Novoloop, Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Founder & CEO of Navier, and Jonahtan Tostevin, CEO of Muuse.

Daniela Fernandez是一位富有远见的非营利组织领袖和社会企业家,她把恢复海洋健康作为自己的毕生使命。她在19岁时创立了可持续海洋联盟(SOA)。自那时以来,Daniela帮助打造了全球最大的年轻海洋领袖网络,覆盖165个国家,推动了超过270个解决方案,以治愈、保护和恢复我们的海洋。她与三位生态企业家一起致力于领导创新解决方案来应对气候危机:Novoloop的联合创始人兼首席执行官姚吉妮,Navier的创始人兼首席执行官桑普里蒂·巴塔查里亚,以及Muuse的首席执行官乔纳森·托斯特温。

Gaco Hutuk 加措活佛

Gaco Hutuk, born on September 9, 1980, in Xinxing County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, is a graduate of Peking University and serves as the living Buddha of Yajiang Zhaga Monastery. He is also the founder of the Loving Kindness Foundation.

He is regarded as one of the most influential spiritual mentors among the post-80s generation and one of the most impactful wisdom mentors in the age of contemporary new media. His notable work includes “Everything Happens for the Best.”

Gaco Hutuk is a wise and compassionate mentor whose teachings and dissemination have greatly benefited many. His work and words have had a positive impact on contemporary society, helping people better understand the arrangements and challenges of life.




Jack Lim

Director, Community Chest of Singapore

Community Chest的董事总经理

Jack Lim is the Group Director of Philanthropy Engagement and Managing Director of Community Chest at the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore. He has over two decades of experience in global multi-national organizations, including roles such as Chief Growth Officer at AvyanGlobal:DEPT, Chief Commercial Officer at One Championship, and leadership positions at MediaCorp, Sony Pictures Asia Pacific, IBM, and General Electric. Jack is deeply committed to philanthropy and community causes, contributing his time and resources to uplift the underprivileged. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from NUS and an MBA in International Relations from NTU’s Nanyang Business School, where he is actively involved in mentoring and lecturing students.

李先生(Mr. Jack Lim)是新加坡社会服务理事会(National Council of Social Service,简称NCSS)的慈善参与集团总监和Community Chest的董事总经理。他在全球跨国组织拥有超过二十年的丰富经验,曾担任AvyanGlobal:DEPT的首席增长官、One Championship的首席商业官,以及在MediaCorp、索尼影视亚太、IBM和通用电气(General Electric)等机构担任区域领导职务。Jack深刻热爱慈善事业和社区工作,积极贡献时间和资源,致力于帮助弱势群体。他拥有新加坡国立大学(NUS)政治学学士学位和新加坡南洋理工大学(NTU)南洋商学院的国际关系硕士学位,同时还是校友会主席,以及校友咨询委员会成员。Jack积极参与指导和讲授学生,为大学的帮助有需要的学生提供指导。

Zhang Jiawei 张家卫

Influencer and Founder of Canada Behavioral Economics Research Fund


Professor Zhang Jiawei is the founder of Research Fund For Niche Behavioral Economics . He has served as a visiting scholar at Simon Fraser University in Canada, Sofia University in the United States, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and the University of Toronto in Canada. His research direction is strategic planning, organizational strategy management, business model research, and logistics supply chain management. He is currently mainly engaged in the study of business models in the field of Sino-Canada, Sino-US economic fields and niche behavior.


Rebecca Choy Yung 容蔡美碧

Founder & Chair of Golden Age Foundation

Golden Age Foundation创始人

She is a prominent figure of switching business entrepreneur to social entrepreneurship.

Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Bristol and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Early career in publishing, pioneering international exhibitions in the 1980s.

After retiring from her business, Rong Tsai Mei-pik has spent over a decade actively promoting social innovation in Hong Kong and Greater China. She advocates for various social innovation movements, including addressing aging challenges, transforming businesses into forces for social good, and fostering innovative education.


英国布里斯托大学(Bristol University)政治及哲学学士,香港中文大学工商管理学硕士。早年从事出版工作,负责编辑中华人民共和国首本《中国年鉴》、中国民航史上第一本航机杂志《新天地》及其他中国丛书。其后率先在80年代初在本港、中国和欧亚等地创办多项国际性专业展览会和大型会议,是本港和中国展览业的先驱。

从自己的企业退下来后,容蔡美碧十多年来一直积极促进香港和大中华地区的社会创新,为社会带来真正的改变。她倡导多项社会创新运动,包括:黄金时代运动 – 运用社会和商业创新来解决人口老化带来的挑战,以「黄金一代」(45岁以上人士)为赋权对象,推动「黄金时代经济」,以建设智龄城市为目标。商业创新运动 – 推动创造共享价值与共益企业(B Corp)的理念,将主流企业转化成为一股具有社会价值的力量。教育创新运动 – 与教育界的持份者合作,推动社会企业教育和创新的教育思维,重建学习生态系统,促进积极的学习文化。

Ricky FM Law 羅富銘

Sunshine Seniors Founder

Sunshine Seniors创始人

Lecturer and online trainer in digital marketing for RMIT University, University of London (UOL) and Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS). Familiar with ZOOM and Collaborate Ultra. Over 300 hours of teaching online since April, 2020.

With his “three-10s” — more than 10 years with DuPont leading Asia Pacific in corporate, crisis and digital communications, over 10 years running his advertising agency in Hong Kong, and more than 10 years as a part-time lecturer on advertising and communications at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, He integrates the best of three worlds — entrepreneurship, big corp management and coaching skills to advise business owners and executives on digital planning, strategy, management and transformation; crisis planning, training, manual and tabletop, media communications and corporate presentations.

羅富銘先生是Sunshine Seniors的创始人。他同时是新加坡管理学院(SIRS)数字营销的讲师和在线培训师,还担任RMIT大学和伦敦大学(UOL)数字营销方面的讲师。他熟悉ZOOM和Collaborate Ultra等在线教学工具,并自2020年4月以来已累计在线授课超过300小时。


Matthew Song

Executive Director, SGX


Executive Director, Capital Markets Head, Global Business Origination and Development, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Matthew Song serves as the Executive Director at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), where he plays a key role in capital markets. His responsibilities include leading the capital market sector, focusing on global business origination and development. In this role, Song is instrumental in shaping strategies that drive the growth and expansion of SGX in the global market, ensuring its prominence and competitiveness in the international financial landscape.


Bustar Maitar

Founder and CEO at EcoNusa Foundation

EcoNusa Foundation的创始人和首席执行官

For over 20 years, Bustar Maitar has been campaigning for social justice and environmental protection in Indonesia. He has worked closely with communities on natural resources management, from the grassroots level to the global movement. He founded the Papua-based NGO, PERDU, in 1998, and was subsequently recruited as the first staff member of Greenpeace Indonesia office in 2005. Bustar dedicated more than 11 years to campaigning for global zero deforestation, which successfully led the organization’s efforts to collaborate with the Indonesian government and industries in implementing the May 2011 moratorium on the conversion of natural forests. He led the Greenpeace International team in transforming top multinational customer companies and major producer companies to align with global zero deforestation efforts in their supply chain, resulting in approximately 75% of globally traded palm oil and 80% of Indonesia’s pulp and paper production becoming deforestation-free products.

Bustar Maitar在印度尼西亚倡导社会正义和环境保护已有20多年。他与社区在自然资源管理方面紧密合作,从基层到全球运动。他于1998年创立了总部位于巴布亚的非政府组织PERDU,并随后于2005年被招募为Greenpeace印度尼西亚办事处的首位员工。Bustar致力于倡导全球零毁林,成功地引导组织与印度尼西亚政府和产业界合作,实施了2011年5月的自然森林转化禁令。他领导了Greenpeace International团队,推动了顶级跨国客户公司和主要生产公司与全球零毁林努力在供应链中保持一致,导致全球约75%的棕榈油和印度尼西亚80%的纸浆和纸制品成为零毁林产品。

Brian San

Executive Director, Programmes and Strategic Development at the Wealth Management Institute


Brian San serves as the Executive Director, Programmes and Strategic Development at the Wealth Management Institute. He co-leads the Global-Asia Family Office Circle (GFO Circle) at WMI, a network platform for the family office community in Singapore and Asia. Supported by MAS and EDB, the GFO Circle fosters a trusted environment based on peer learning, collaboration and competency building.

Brian helms WMI’s education programmes in the areas of family office, sustainability, social impact and investments.  He is also the Program Development Director for the Dalio Market Principles Program, a landmark initiative at WMI supported by Dalio Philanthropies, which aims to teach universal principles of market behaviour to both private and public sector leaders and investors.

他是 WMI 全球-亚洲家族办公室圈 (GFO Circle) 的共同领导者,WMI 是新加坡和亚洲家族办公室社区的网络平台。 在 MAS 和 EDB 的支持下,GFO Circle 营造了一个基于同行学习、协作和能力建设的可信环境。

Brian 负责 WMI 在家族办公室、可持续发展、社会影响和投资领域的教育项目。 他还是 Dalio 市场原则计划的项目开发总监,该计划是 WMI 的一项里程碑式举措,由 Dalio Philanthropies 支持,旨在向私营和公共部门领导者和投资者传授市场行为的普遍原则。

Caroline Liew

Executive Director Wealth Management, Schroder and Co (Asia) Pte Ltd


Caroline has over 30 years of wealth management experience looking after wealthy families, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals in South East Asia. Her career experience spans the world’s largest global financial institutions firms such as Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Prudential and Schroders. She has guided many families in legacy planning. She joined Schroders Wealth Management in 2009 and is a champion for planet and people believing in generating returns with purpose. She also co-founded an NGO in Cambodia for the slum children and is actively involved in volunteering work among the underprivileged in Singapore as well as Cambodia, Lebanon and in Southeast Asia.

卡罗琳拥有 30 多年的财富管理经验,负责管理东南亚的富裕家庭、企业家和高净值人士。 她的职业经历横跨全球最大的金融机构公司,如美林、雷曼兄弟、保德信和施罗德。 她指导了许多家庭进行遗产规划。 她于 2009 年加入施罗德财富管理公司,是地球和人们的捍卫者,相信有目标地创造回报。 她还在柬埔寨共同创立了一个为贫民窟儿童服务的非政府组织,并积极参与新加坡以及柬埔寨、黎巴嫩和东南亚的弱势群体的志愿工作。

Ryann Lai

UNHCR’s Associate Private Sector Partnerships Officer based in Singapore


Ryann is UNHCR’s Associate Private Sector Partnerships Officer based in Singapore, where he develops and strengthens long-term partnerships and solid stewardship with corporates, foundations, HNWIs and philanthropists to mobilize support and resources for UNHCR’s programmes and operations worldwide.

Believing that ‘no one should be left behind’, Ryann is passionate about making a positive impact on humanity and society, and applying his competencies to the philanthropic sector in support of displaced communities. With over 15 years of experience in the financial services and wealth management industry, Ryann has developed a track record in business development and account management.

Ryann graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in International Business. Sparked by his strong interest in sustainability and social responsibility, he also attained a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, and an executive programme certification in ‘Sustainable Business Strategy’ from Harvard Business School. Ryann is multilingual, and has strong cross-cultural sensitivity, gained through his overseas work experiences in various countries including Australia, China and Malaysia. In his free time, Ryann enjoys exploring new cafes and restaurants, and keeping his eyes peeled for the latest, trending tech gadgets.


Ryann 相信“没有人应该被抛在后面”,他热衷于对人类和社会产生积极影响,并将自己的能力运用到慈善领域来支持流离失所的社区。 Ryann 在金融服务和财富管理行业拥有超过 15 年的经验,在业务开发和账户管理方面拥有良好的记录。

Ryann 毕业于新南威尔士大学,获得国际商务学士学位。 出于对可持续发展和社会责任的浓厚兴趣,他还获得了 ESG 投资 CFA 证书,以及哈佛商学院“可持续商业战略”高管课程认证。 Ryann 精通多国语言,并具有很强的跨文化敏感性,这得益于他在澳大利亚、中国和马来西亚等多个国家的海外工作经验。 在空闲时间,Ryann 喜欢探索新的咖啡馆和餐馆,并密切关注最新、流行的科技产品。

Ryann Lai

CFA, Senior Vice President of Investment Solutions

CFA, Investment Solutions高级副总裁

Gary is a Senior Vice President, Investment Solutions, and a member of the Alternatives Manager Research team. He has responsibility for origination, due diligence, and monitoring investments across private markets sectors in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on primaries, secondaries and coinvestments. He has over 15 years of experience in direct investment, fund investment and business development within private markets.

Prior to joining Wilshire in 2020, Gary was Executive Director at PICC Asset Management Hong Kong, leading its USD private investment business and serving as an investment committee member. Previously, Gary served as Investment Director at China Everbright Limited, focusing on structured private investment and business development. He also gained private markets fund investment experience at Northgate Capital and Sumitomo Trust.

Gary earned Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Queensland in Australia, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charter-holder.


他负责亚太地区私募市场领域的发起、尽职调查和投资监控,重点关注初级投资、次级投资和共同投资。 他在私募市场的直接投资、基金投资和业务开发方面拥有超过 15 年的经验。

在 2020 年加入威尔希尔之前,Gary 曾担任人保资产管理香港执行董事,领导其美元私募投资业务并担任投资委员会成员。 此前,Gary 曾担任中国光大控股有限公司的投资总监,专注于结构性私募投资和业务发展。 他还在 Northgate Capital 和 Sumitomo Trust 获得了私募市场基金投资经验。

Gary 拥有澳大利亚昆士兰大学商业管理学士学位和文学学士学位,以及香港中文大学专业会计研究生文凭。 他是 CFA 特许持有人。

Lisa Li

Managing Director of Zenith Platform

Zenith Platform 董事总经理

Ms. Lisa Li has more than ten years of experience in the family

office and wealth management industry in Mainland China. With proficient in family office business and services, she has extensive connections with wealth management ecosystems.

She works as the managing director of Zenith Platform, a well-known wealth management and family office platform for (U)HNWIs in China. She led the team to plan and organize family office and wealth management forums and salons, help families set up family offices, introduce professional resources and provide investment consulting services.

She is passionate about public welfare and philanthropy, continues to help philanthropy organizations to carry out fundraising and donation in mainland China. She has extensively set up close cooperation with philanthropy、ESG and impact investment institutions. She also part-time worked as a philanthropic consultant for UNHCR, helping to develop UNHCR’s strategy for private philanthropy in China and liaise with philanthropists in China.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance degree from Tsinghua University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also has a financial media EMBA certificate from Tsinghua University.


她是Zenith Platform的董事总经理,该公司是中国著名的高净值人士财富管理和家族办公室平台。她带领团队策划和组织家族办公室和财富管理论坛和沙龙,帮助家族建立家族办公室,介绍专业资源,提供投资咨询服务。



Brynn O’Brien

Executive Director Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility


Brynn O’Brien is an Australian lawyer who has been challenging the privatisation of these facilities because of their poor human rights record. She has worked on slavery as well as trafficking of migrant workers, and been a consultant to the United Nations.

Brynn O’Brien是一名澳大利亚律师,一直在挑战这些设施的私有化,因为它们的人权记录不佳。她曾在奴隶制以及移民工人贩卖方面工作,并曾担任联合国的顾问。

Lena Lee

Director Deal Advisory, Turnaround and Restructuring, KPMG Singapore


Lena is a 16 year veteran in the Restructuring practice at KPMG Singapore, heading the Solvent Reconstruction and Liquidation team.

She has worked with MNCs and Pan-Asian companies (both private and listed) across a wide array of corporate transactions. These include preparing corporates for IPOs, shareholder schemes, corporate streamlining / rationalization exercises as a result of merger, demerger and/or liquidation, involving complex integration and separation strategy /planning to execution. Apart from restructuring, Lena also has extensive experience in distressed and insolvency cases including creditor schemes, judicial management, receivership, creditors’ voluntary liquidation and court liquidation.

Lena has consulted across industries, including Financial Services (banking / asset management / insurance), hospitality, retail, manufacturing and telecoms, media and technology (TMT).

Lena是KPMG新加坡重组实践的资深从业者,领导着清盈重组和清盈清算团队。 她曾与跨国公司和亚洲跨国公司(私人和上市公司)合作,涵盖广泛的企业交易。这些包括为IPO做准备、股东方案、合并、分立和/或清盈导致的企业精简/合理化行动,涉及复杂的整合和分离战略/计划和执行。除了重组,Lena还在疲弱和破产案件方面拥有广泛的经验,包括债权人方案、司法管理、接管、债权人自愿清盈和法院清盈。 Lena曾在多个行业咨询,包括金融服务(银行/资产管理/保险)、酒店业、零售业、制造业和电信、媒体和技术(TMT)。

Nanne Dekking

Founder and CEO of Artory


Founded in 2016 Artory is a world leader in physical artwork tokenization and the blockchain-secured registration of verified provenance information about artworks and collectibles. The company’s first product, the Artory Registry, is a blockchain registry of verified information about artworks, collectibles, and their history, giving confidence and peace of mind to buyers and collectors that the information they are transacting upon is the most accurate information available. Since the Registry fully launched in late 2019, Artory has built a unique global database that includes over $1B worth of verified and registered physical and digital artworks. Starting in 2021, Artory began leveraging the trusted artwork information to tokenize physical artworks to prepare them for safe and efficient trade in the financial and crypto markets.


Elaine Foo

Head of International of SDAX


Elaine Foo is an experienced wealth manager and has worked in the industry for over two decades. She has dedicated her career to succession and legacy planning of ultra-high net worth families in the South East Asia and Greater China regions and is regarded as the most trusted advisor of these families.

Having started her career in the wealth management industry in 2001, Elaine has worked with reputed banks like, UBS and Julius Baer and Morgan Stanley. In 2018, she co-founded WHE Family Office, a single family office, which focuses on impact investing and philanthropy. Additionally, she also founded Hesed Partners in 2019, which is a management consultancy firm for private transactions.

Elaine Foo是一位经验丰富的财富管理师,她在这个行业工作已有二十多年的时间。她将自己的职业生涯致力于东南亚和大中华地区超高净值家庭的继承和传承规划,并被视为这些家庭最信任的顾问。

Elaine于2001年开始了她的财富管理行业职业生涯,曾在知名银行如瑞士银行(UBS)、朱利叶斯·巴尔(Julius Baer)以及摩根士丹利(Morgan Stanley)工作。2018年,她共同创办了WHE Family Office,一个专注于影响投资和慈善事业的单一家族办公室。此外,她还于2019年创办了Hesed Partners,这是一家专注于私人交易的管理咨询公司。

Christopher Quek

Director of World of Diamonds Group and Children Philanthropy


Christopher is Founder and Managing Partner of TRIVE, a venture capitalist and advisory group that works closely with family businesses and family offices.

Being a third generation entrepreneur and involved in running multiple businesses, Chris has built his expertise and network in various verticals including manufacturing, deep technology, education, and food and beverage.

Prior to VC work, Chris focused on business development for various companies and started an startup incubator in Singapore. Chris has also mentored and advised over 2000 startup founders in Southeast Asia since 2011.

Christopher是TRIVE的创始人和董事总经理,这是一家与家族企业和家族办公室密切合作的风险投资和咨询集团。 作为一名第三代企业家,参与管理多个企业,Chris在各个领域建立了自己的专业知识和网络,包括制造业、深层技术、教育、食品和饮料等。 在从事风险投资工作之前,Chris专注于各种公司的业务发展,并在新加坡创办了一家初创企业孵化器。自2011年以来,Chris还担任并指导了2000多名东南亚初创企业创始人。

Karan Tilani

Director of World of Diamonds Group and Children Philanthropy

World of Diamonds Group和Children Philanthropy 董事

Karan is a director in his family business, World of Diamonds Group, which is almost fully integrated in diamond mining, polishing and distribution. He oversees partnerships and marketing for the Group and always looks to benefit social causes with ultra-luxury projects. Having worked with prominent personalities for non-profit missions, he believes that there should be greater equality in the world.

Karan是他家族企业World of Diamonds Group的董事,该公司几乎完全涵盖了钻石采矿、抛光和分销。他负责集团的合作伙伴关系和营销,始终寻求通过超豪华项目造福社会事业。在为非营利使命与知名人士合作方面有着丰富的经验,他认为世界应该更加平等。

Ivy Wong

Programme Director of Time Auction

Time Auction的项目总监

Ivy is the Program Director of Time Auction, a charity that advocates volunteerism.

Ivy joined Time Auction in 2017, at a critical point when the organization was transitioning from a side project to a full-time venture. As the first hire during this pivotal phase, she played a crucial role in shaping its growth, managing operations, cultivating partnerships, piloting new programs, setting culture and values, as well as nurturing new team members dedicated to making a real impact.

At Time Auction, volunteering is reimagined. Volunteer hours can be redeemed for empowering experiences, from cooking with Michelin-starred chefs to creative workshops. In 2020, they launched a platform connecting skilled volunteers with nonprofits, addressing a significant talent gap in the social sector. To date, their community has contributed over 200,000 volunteer hours.

Ivy是Time Auction的项目总监,这是一家倡导志愿服务的慈善机构。 Ivy于2017年加入Time Auction,正值该组织从副业项目过渡到全职项目的关键时刻。作为这一关键阶段的第一位员工,她在塑造其成长、管理运营、培育伙伴关系、试点新项目、设定文化和价值观,以及培养致力于产生真正影响的新团队成员方面发挥了至关重要的作用。 在Time Auction,志愿服务得到了重新构想。志愿小时数可以兑换为赋予力量的经历,从与米其林星级厨师共同烹饪到创意工作坊。2020年,他们推出了一个平台,将熟练志愿者与非营利组织联系起来,解决了社会部门中的人才缺口。到目前为止,他们的社区已经贡献了超过20万志愿小时。

Carmina Bayombong

Founder and CEO, InvestEd Philippines

InvestEd Philippines的创始人和首席执行官

InvestEd provides the world’s most personalized higher education financing product– giving students the flexibility to fit their loan to their life situation. To-date, InvestEd has provided $2M+ of education loans to thousands of youth across 600+ schools, helping increase their income by 2.3x.

I’m an education and finance professional. Over my career, I’ve raised $8M+ for impact businesses in developing markets and have trained 10,000+ youth in the region. I’m presently the Student Loan Director and Board of Trustee of the University of the Philippines Alumni Engineers and A Board of Advisor in U-Go, which finances ambitious young women in low-income countries to pursue higher education. In 2019, I also represented Asia in Qatar Foundation’s Global Debate on Income Share Agreements. During the pandemic, I served on the Credit Committee of Beneficial Returns, which provides loans up to $750K to social enterprises in South East Asia and Latin America.

InvestEd提供全球个性化最强大的高等教育融资产品,使学生可以根据他们的生活情况灵活安排贷款。到目前为止,InvestEd已向600多所学校的数千名青年提供了200多万美元的教育贷款,帮助他们的收入增加了2.3倍。 我是一名教育和金融专业人士。在我的职业生涯中,我为发展中国家的影响企业筹集了800多万美元,并为该地区的1万名青年提供了培训。我目前是菲律宾大学校友工程师的学生贷款总监和董事会成员,也是U-Go的董事会顾问,该机构为低收入国家的雄心勃勃的年轻女性提供资助,以追求高等教育。2019年,我还代表亚洲参加了卡塔尔基金会的全球收入份额协议辩论。在大流行期间,我还担任了Beneficial Returns信用委员会的成员,该机构为东南亚和拉丁美洲的社会企业提供高达75万美元的贷款。

Michael Hokenson

Partner and Head of Business Development of Community Investment Management.

Community Investment Management的合伙人兼业务发展负责人

Michael Hokenson serves as Partner of Community Investment Management and leads business development for the firm. He was co-founder of Minlam Asset Management and served as Managing Director from 2005 to 2012, where he developed an extensive network of global institutional and individual investors for Minlam Microfinance Fund. Mr. Hokenson served as a member of the fund’s Investment Committee and performed credit analysis including on-site due diligence and monitoring of active investments. Following Minlam’s acquisition, he joined TriLinc Global LLC as Director of Sales to launch the first SEC-registered impact investment fund in June 2013 focused on emerging market SME private credit.

Michael Hokenson担任Community Investment Management合伙人,负责公司的业务拓展。他是Minlam Asset Management的联合创始人,于2005年至2012年担任董事总经理,期间为Minlam Microfinance Fund开拓了广泛的全球机构和个人投资者网络。Hokenson先生担任该基金的投资委员会成员,并进行信用分析,包括现场尽职调查和对活跃投资的监测。在Minlam被收购后,他加入了TriLinc Global LLC,担任销售总监,于2013年6月推出了首个注册于SEC的影响力投资基金,重点关注新兴市场中小企业的私人信贷。

Zhang Xia 张霞

Head of Adream Foundation


Ms. Zhang worked in Adream foundation for many years. The Shanghai-based foundation is a 5A-grade public fundraising foundation dedicated to the development of character education. Since 2007, it has established an active educational ecosystem network in more than 3,000 primary and secondary schools across 31 provinces and cities nationwide, assisting over 4.2 million students and teachers in growing with confidence, composure, and dignity. The foundation topped the Forbes China list from 2011 to 2014 and consecutively ranked first on the Interface “China Charity Foundation Transparency List” in 2017 for two years.


Janett Liriano

CEO and Founder of Inaru


Janett Liriano is CEO and Co-Founder of Inaru, a vertically-integrated cacao brand based in the Dominican Republic. Inaru is backed by 1517, The Helm, and former execs from Hershey, Soylent, Unity, and Roblox.

Prior to Inaru, Janett was the first employee and Chief of Staff at Cambrian Biopharma, a NYC-based drug development company. She grew the team to 20 employees, drove a $60M fundraise for Cambrian and supported the IPO of NASDAQ: SNSE.

She was a Forbes 30u30 honorees in 2019, is one of ninety women of color to raise over $1M in venture funding, and is fluent in Spanish.

Janett Liriano是Inaru的首席执行官和联合创始人,Inaru是位于多米尼加共和国的垂直一体化可可品牌。Inaru得到了1517、The Helm以及来自Hershey、Soylent、Unity和Roblox的前高管支持。 在加入Inaru之前,Janett曾是纽约市药物开发公司Cambrian Biopharma的首位雇员和首席幕僚。她将团队扩大到20名员工,为Cambrian筹集了6000万美元的基金,并支持了NASDAQ: SNSE的IPO。她是2019年Forbes 30位30岁以下荣誉获得者之一,是90名女性创业者中筹集超过100万美元的创业者之一,精通西班牙语。

Matthew Braithwaite

Partner, Wedlake Bell and a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Wedlake Bell的合伙人,Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners(STEP)会员

Matt assisted UK resident and domiciled family business owners with their succession planning including gifting of shares in the business to the next generation, corporate advice to support the succession of the business and personal support concerning the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Matt has advised UK resident US persons and UK nationals resident in the US in connection with their succession and estate planning, working with US advisors to ensure a joined up approach with both tax advice and Will drafting.

Matt协助英国居民和有永久住处的家族企业业主进行继承规划,包括将企业股份赠予下一代、为企业继承提供支持的企业建议以及有关制定遗嘱和持久授权书的个人支持。 Matt为居住在英国的美国公民和居住在美国的英国公民提供继承和遗产规划方面的建议,与美国顾问合作确保税务建议和遗嘱起草的协调一致。