AFCSR 2016 Speakers and Panelists

Meet some of the most inspiring figures and bright minds from Asia and the world.

Mr. Serge Pun--Chairman, SPA Group, Myanmar and one of the country’s most recognized magnates who successfully built his conglomerate from humble beginnings

Mr. Serge PunChairman, SPA Group, Myanmar and one of the country’s most recognized magnates who successfully built his conglomerate from humble beginnings

Serge Pun is the Chairman of the SPA Group and of the Group’s Singapore-listed affiliate Yoma Strategic Holdings. In 1983, Serge Pun founded Serge Pun & Associates Limited in Hong Kong and established SPA Myanmar in 1991 upon his return to his country of birth. In 2006, Serge Pun led Yoma Strategic Holdings to a successful listing on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He was Honorary Business Representative of International Enterprise Singapore for Myanmar between 2004 to 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as a member of Dalian’s CPPCC. He has been invited to many international forums as a guest speaker or panelist on subjects relating to China,Myanmar and ASEAN.

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Chairman, SPA Group, Myanmar

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spa-myanmar.com
Mr. Diosdado "Dado" Banatao--Silicon Valley-based, award-winning technopreneur, enterprise builder and a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy"

Mr. Diosdado "Dado" BanataoSilicon Valley-based, award-winning technopreneur, enterprise builder and a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy"

A son of a rice farmer and a housekeeper from a small village in the Philippines, Dado had no access to electricity and walked barefoot to his school as a child. He graduated cum laude with a degree in electrical engineering and eventually joined Philippine Airlines as a trainee pilot, and was later hired by Boeing as a design engineer.

After completing his MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, Dado worked for several technology companies. He founded three technology startups and is credited as the inventor of two of the foundation technologies in every personal computer today.

Dado is Chairman of Philippine Development Foundation, an organization which seeks to translate science and technology education into innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, a venture firm focused on semiconductor technology solutions.

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Founder, Philippine Development Foundation

Website
phildev.org
Twitter
@phildev_org
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Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn Devakula--Former Governor of the Bank of Thailand and Former Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand

Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn DevakulaFormer Governor of the Bank of Thailand and Former Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand

Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn Devakula is a Thai economist and the former Chairman of the publishers of Bangkok Post, Thailand's largest English-language newspaper.  He was the Governor of the Bank of Thailand from 2001 to 2006. Following the 2006 Thai coup d'état he served as minister of finance and deputy prime minister in the interim civilian government led by Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont. Following the 2014 Thai coup he was appointed as a deputy prime minister in the first military appointed cabinet under General Prayut Chan-o-cha. 

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Former Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand

Mr. Chandran Nair--Renowned author of “Consumptionomics”, thought leader, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong

Mr. Chandran NairRenowned author of “Consumptionomics”, thought leader, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong

Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues including the shift of economic and political influence from the West to Asia, the dynamic relationship between business and society, and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism. GIFT has pioneered an internationally recognised approach to executive education that has been presented in a report to the United Nations on Innovations in Leadership Development and featured in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong

Website
global-inst.com
Twitter
@cnomics
Mrs. Runa Khan--One of the most distinguished social entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship NGO

Mrs. Runa KhanOne of the most distinguished social entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship NGO

Runa Khan, an Ashoka fellow and Schwab Foundation social entrepreneur, is the Founder and Executive Director of Friendship, an NGO supporting remote communities in Bangladesh. Established in 2002, Friendship now touches directly 4.2 million lives a year, providing integrated services in the Health, Education, Sustainable Economic Development, Disaster Management, Good Governance and Cultural Preservation sectors. Runa Khan’s previous experience in teaching, tourism, security and maintenance, handicraft projects has enabled Friendship to identify and meet the needs of under-served communities. She is the country chair of Global Dignity and the Founder of Friendship International, which operates from five European countries, fundraising and building relationships for Friendship in Bangladesh.

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Founder and Executive Director, Friendship NGO, Bangladesh

Website
friendship-bd.org
Twitter
@runakhan_ed
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runakhan
Facebook
@friendshipNGO
Dr. Bradley Googins--Professor Emeritus, Caroll School of Business, Boston College, USA

Dr. Bradley GooginsProfessor Emeritus, Caroll School of Business, Boston College, USA

Dr. Bradley K. Googins is executive director emeritus of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and a Professor in Organizational Studies at the Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Prior to this he was a Professor for over 20 years at Boston University Graduate School of Social Work and founded the Center for Work & Family which now resides at Boston College. He was also selected as a National Kelogg Leadership Fellow from 1989-1992. His research and writing has focused broadly on the area of the role of business in society, ranging from issues of work life balance to corporate citizenship. His books include Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship (2007), and Work Family Conflicts: Private Lives- Public Responses (1991). He is currently conducting research in the areas of responsible leadership, employee engagement and social innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Professor Emeritus, Caroll School of Business, Boston College, USA

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Prof. David Grayson--Director, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, United Kingdom

Prof. David GraysonDirector, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, United Kingdom

Prof. David Grayson became director of the new Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in 2007, after a thirty year career as a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business, diversity, and small business. This included chairmanship of the UK's National Disability Council and several other government bodies, and join managing-director of Business in the Community. His 5 books include: "Corporate Responsibility Coalitions"- winner Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Best Book Award 2015 - & "Social Intrapreneurism and all the Jazz." David currently chairs CarersUK. The Guardian named David as one of the top ten global tweeters on Sustainability Leadership alongside Al Gore, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. 

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Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, United Kingdom

Website
som.cranfield.ac.uk
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@DoughtyDavidG
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Mr. Winfried Wicklein--Asian Development Bank's country director for Myanmar

Mr. Winfried WickleinAsian Development Bank's country director for Myanmar

Winfried F. Wicklein is the Asian Development Bank’s Country Director for Myanmar. He assumed office in April 2014. Mr. Wicklein is responsible for ADB’s country strategy, operational portfolio and program, and relationships in Myanmar. He covers ADB’s Myanmar offices in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. Having worked in many of ADB’s developing member countries in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and the Pacific region, Mr. Wicklein has extensive international development finance experience. For ADB, he has been engaged in the areas of infrastructure finance, private sector development, country strategy and program coordination, and as senior management advisor on a range of development policy and strategic issues. Immediately prior to joining ADB in 1999, Mr. Wicklein worked in corporate finance advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to that, he served at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria and Manila, Philippines. An Austrian national, Mr. Wicklein holds an MBA from the University of Muenster, Germany.

 

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Country Director, Myanmar Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

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adb.org/countries/myanmar
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@adb_myanmar
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@adbmyrm
Dr. Philip Mirvis--Director, Senior Fellow, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, USA

Dr. Philip MirvisDirector, Senior Fellow, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, USA

Philip Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose studies and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the workforce and workplace, and business leadership in society.  An advisor to companies and NGOs on five continents, he has authored twelve books including Beyond Good Company:  Next Generation Corporate Citizenship and Organizing for Sustainability: Networks and Partnerships. Mirvis is a research fellow of the Global Network on Corporate Citizenship and Board Member of PYXERA Global, a Washington, DC-based international development NGO.  Mirvis has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and was awarded “Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner” by the Academy of Management.   

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Senior Fellow, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, USA

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ccc.bc.edu
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Engr. Aisa Mijeno--Co-Founder & CEO, Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp. (SALt Corp.), Philippines

Engr. Aisa MijenoCo-Founder & CEO, Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp. (SALt Corp.), Philippines

Engr. Aisa Mijeno is currently a faculty member of Engineering at De La Salle University — Lipa. Being a member of Greenpeace Philippines, she has traveled many places promoting environmental campaigns. She also loves hiking which brought her to the majestic mountains of Kalinga where it all began. The product concept was formed after living with the natives of the Butbut tribe for days relying only on kerosene lamps and moonlight to do evening chores. Her interests vary from astronomy to classical music to embedded systems and electrochemistry.

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Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp. (SALt Corp.), Philippines

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@aisamijeno
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@aisa.mijeno
Ms. Deevya Desai--Regional Head of Public Affairs, Grab, Singapore

Ms. Deevya DesaiRegional Head of Public Affairs, Grab, Singapore

Deevya is the Regional Head of Public Aairs at Grab. She oversees Grab's social impact initiatives and leads research projects that measure Grab's social impact across the region. Prior to Grab, Deevya was a lawyer and advised governments on drafting eective policy. She graduated with an MBA from INSEAD, and is based in Singapore but enjoys travelling throughout Southeast Asia.

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Regional Head of Public Affairs, Grab, Singapore

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grab.com/sg/
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@grabsg
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GrabSG
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@Grab/info/
Ms. Verity Lomax--Advisor of the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Verity LomaxAdvisor of the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Verity Lomax led the development of the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Responsible Investment Working Group, in her role as CEO. Ms Lomax has a decade of government experience working in Australia, most recently as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Multicultural Affairs. Verity is a passionate advocate of responsible investment and has worked with the UNDP in Mexico and with CARE in Myanmar. Verity holds a Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences and a Master of International Law.

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Advisor, Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce

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a-mcc.com
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Mr. Evan Scandling--Managing Director, Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., Myanmar

Mr. Evan ScandlingManaging Director, Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., Myanmar

Evan Scandling is Sunlabob's managing director in Myanmar, focusing on developing partnerships and new business opportunities related to renewable energy and rural electrification. He also is responsible for expanding recognition with international audiences including customers, partners, investors and media as Sunlabob continues its growth throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific region. Prior to Sunlabob, Scandling worked at a global communications consultancy advising corporations, governments and NGOs in the renewable energy and clean technologies sectors. Evan also co-launched a website focused on regional cleantech issues and acted as a regional co-chair of the Cleantech Open, a business accelerator for cleantech entrepreneurs. He has worked in North America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd., Myanmar

Website
sunlabob.com
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@nwc_evan
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Dr. Andrea Santiago--A longtime family business researcher and writer, and professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Dr. Andrea SantiagoA longtime family business researcher and writer, and professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Dr. Andrea Santiago is a Full Professor at the Asian Institute of Management where she holds the Basant and Sarala Birla Professorial Chair on Asian Family Business.  She has close to 30 years of experience in researching, teaching, and consulting in field of family business.  Her goal is  to strengthen Asian family firms through knowledge generation on governing family businesses and through training on managing family businesses in Asia.

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Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Website
dlsu.edu.ph
Dr. Daiana Beitler--APC Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft Asia, Singapore

Dr. Daiana BeitlerAPC Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft Asia, Singapore

Dr. Beitler leads Microsoft Philanthropies in Asia Pacific. She works with her team across the region to leverage Microsoft’s strongest assets –technology, community investments, people and its voice – as a force for empowerment and inclusion. Her work spans across several areas, including youth engagement, natural disaster and human crises response, NGO capacity building, and accessibility. Working in the field of international development for more than 12 years, Daiana’s professional and volunteer experience encompasses government, international organizations, corporations and NGOs.

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Microsoft Asia, Singapore

Mr. Leonardo Cortez--Program Manager for Stakeholder Engagement, Jollibee Group Foundation, Philippines

Mr. Leonardo CortezProgram Manager for Stakeholder Engagement, Jollibee Group Foundation, Philippines

Leo is a development professional with more than sixteen years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility program development and stakeholder engagement in the private and non-government sectors. 

He currently works as the Stakeholder Engagement Manager of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), the CSR arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) – the Philippines’ largest food service company and Asia’s largest restaurant company. JGF’s approach to CSR harnesses JFC’s strengths as a food company to develop innovative programs that help communities have access to food. The Foundation’s flagship programs include the Busog, Lusog, Talino (Well-fed, Healthy, Smart) or BLT School Feeding Program, which promotes the adoption of  food service guidelines and technologies in feeding activities across the country – inspired by the standards implemented in all JFC stores; and the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program, which enables smallholder farmers to directly deliver to JFC.  

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Program Manager, Jollibee Group Foundation, Philippines

Website
jollibeefoundation.org
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leo-cortez
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@JollibeeGroupFoundationInc
Ms. Vicky Bowman--former ambassador of UK to Myanmar and director of global and economic issues and G8 sous-sherpa for the UK

Ms. Vicky Bowmanformer ambassador of UK to Myanmar and director of global and economic issues and G8 sous-sherpa for the UK

Vicky Bowman has been the director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) since July 2013. Prior to that she led global mining company Rio Tinto’s policy approach to transparency, human rights and resource nationalism/resource curse issues from 2011. She was director of global and economic issues and G8 sous-sherpa for the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2011 and head of the Southern Africa department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government in 2006 and 2007. Ms Bowman served as ambassador of the UK to Myanmar from 2002 to 2006 and as second secretary in the embassy from 1990 to 1993. She has also worked in Brussels as a member of the cabinet of the European commissioner, Chris Patten (1999–2002), and as press spokeswoman for the UK representation to the EU (1996–99). She has a BA (honours) in natural sciences (pathology) from the University of Cambridge.

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Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business 

Website
myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org
Twitter
@VickyBowman3
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vicky-bowman
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@myanmar.responsible.business
Mr. Marko Kašić--Founder, FundLife International, UK

Mr. Marko KašićFounder, FundLife International, UK

Marko is the Founder of FundLife International, a hybrid organisation designing and implementing education programmes that tackle the root causes of intergenerational poverty and extreme inequality. Working within a development framework, FundLife seeks to create business returns for partners through a shared values approach. Since inception in 2014, FundLife has worked with UNICEF, DHL, Air Asia, Puma and Shell Foundation, to name a few partners. Marko was born in Former-Yugoslavia, grew up in London and now spends the majority of his time across frontier markets.

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FundLife International, UK

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fundlife.org
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Dr. Chito Salazar--one of the Philippines' top business leaders in education policy reform

Dr. Chito Salazarone of the Philippines' top business leaders in education policy reform

Dr. Chito Salazar has been with the PHINMA Group since 2004, as a Senior Vice President and as President of PHINMA Education Holdings Inc. He is also the President of PHINMA's five tertiary schools- Araullo University, Cagayan de Oro College, University of Pangasinan, University of Iloilo and Southwestern University, and Vice Chairman of its Senior High School, Career Academy Asia. 

He is President and Co-Founder of Philippine Business for Education, a nonprofit organization of some of the country's top business leaders that works for education policy reform. He is a Director of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities and a Commissioner for Education at the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, and was part of the K12 Steering Committee of the Department of Education. He is also member of the Board of Directors of PAMI Managed Funds, the Philippine Press council and the Governing board of the Philippine Statistical Research & Training Institute. 

Dr. Salazar has a Ph.D. in International Relations, Major in International Development and Development Management from the School of International Service at The American University in Washington, D.C.; an M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University in New York, and a B.S. Management Engineering degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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President, Philippine Business for Education

Website
phinma.edu.ph
Facebook
@PHINMAeducation
Mr. Brian Suskiewicz--a global leader in the sport for social impact movement

Mr. Brian Suskiewicza global leader in the sport for social impact movement

Brian Suskiewicz, Chief Executive Strategist, Coaches Across Continents, USA 

Brian Suskiewicz is the Chief Executive of Coaches Across Continents, a global leader in the sport for social impact movement.  He graduated with a Masters Degree in education from Boston College, and holds a USSF 'A' License.  Under his guidance, CAC has won 16 major global awards including the prestigious Beyond Sport Award for 'Corporate of the Year' in 2014 for their partnership with Chevrolet FC, as well as admission into the Clinton Global Initiative.  CAC works in partnership in 37 countries and impacts millions of children annually.

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Brian Suskiewicz, Chief Executive Strategist, Coaches Across Continents, USA 

Website
coachesacrosscontinents.org
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@coachesacross
Facebook
@CoachesAcrossContinents
Mr. Andrew Lee--GE Myanmar's chief country representative

Mr. Andrew LeeGE Myanmar's chief country representative

With over 20 years of experience in management consultancy, sales, marketing and operations, he has an exceptional background in developing new markets and implementing strategic business plans including new product innovation through effective risk management, new business development, profit & loss projection and cost cutting initiatives.

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Chief Country Representative, GE, Myanmar

Website
ge.com/mm
Mr. Hideaki Kato--General Manager, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific (Myanmar Branch)

Mr. Hideaki KatoGeneral Manager, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific (Myanmar Branch)

Kato was appointed general manager, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific (Myanmar Branch) in 2013 to spearhead the company’s expansion into Myanmar. Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is the first company in the document management and communications field to set up an operation in Myanmar. On top of growing the business, Kato has built a culture of corporate social responsibility in the market, including a partnership with Gakken Holdings to distribute learning resources to the underprivileged children in Myanmar. Kato is also a Director (International Affair & Corporate Social Responsibility) for Japan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Myanmar. Kato joined Fuji Xerox Japan in 1986 and has held several key positions at the Fuji Xerox headquarters in Tokyo, including company’s corporate planning and sales divisions. Prior to that, he was at Fuji Xerox China for five years. 

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General Manager,  Fuji Xerox Myanmar

Website
fujixerox.com/myanmar
Xavier Préel--General Manager, Total E&P Myanmar

Xavier PréelGeneral Manager, Total E&P Myanmar

Mr. Préel joined Total E&P Myanmar as General Manager in July 2014. Mr. Préel has done its entire career within Total which he joined in 1980 and has since held various positions. He has held technical positions (drilling and construction) in his early years. Then, he was appointed in 1991 as General Manager in Qatar, General Manager of Edelfi in 1996, General Manager in Venezuela in 1998, Vice President E&P Business Strategy in 2000, Vice President Corporate Strategy in 2007 and Vice President Middle East in 2010. He graduated from France’s Ecole Polytechnique and went on to earn a PhD in Energy Economics from the IFP School. Mr. Xavier Préel was born in France in 1956, is married and has 3 children. 

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General Manager,  Fuji Xerox Myanmar

Website
fujixerox.com/myanmar
Mitsugu Kawamura--Senior Manager Design Division, Shimizu Corporation Japan

Mitsugu KawamuraSenior Manager Design Division, Shimizu Corporation Japan

Mitsugu Kawamura graduated from Kyoto University & Kyoto University Graduate School. He is with the Design division of SHIMIZU CORPORATION (Japan) for 33 years as Mechanical engineer. His major works include: Smart Eco. Campus Project which established Smart Building Energy Management System for approximately 70 Buildings of T. university; Smart City Project which established Electric power distribution system including co-generation for OS Buildings(two offices and one apartment in different site) and the Zero Energy Building for S. Religious body which including PV system and Bio. mass system.He is also an Architect (First class) and Fellow of the Society of HVAC&Sanitary Engineers of Japan.

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Senior Manager Design Division, Shimizu Corporation Japan

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shimz.co.jp
Dr. Hannah Kyaw Thaung--Advisory Board Member, KT Care, Myanmar

Dr. Hannah Kyaw ThaungAdvisory Board Member, KT Care, Myanmar

Dr. Hannah Kyaw Thaung is the founder and Executive Director of Marble Psychological Services, a service established to support the psychological well being of the community in Myanmar. She also serves as an advisory board member to the KT Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports sustainable development through mid-term reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in the most vulnerable communities of Myanmar. As a 3rd generation member of the Kyaw Thaung Family, who established the KT Group in the 1950’s, Hannah has a keen interest in the psychology of family business and the dynamics of Asian family business.

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Advisory Board Member, KT Care, Myanmar

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Wilson John Barbon--Country Program Coordinator for Myanmar, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Philippines

Wilson John BarbonCountry Program Coordinator for Myanmar, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Philippines

Wilson John Barbon is the current Country Program Coordinator for Myanmar of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. He has more than 18 years of experience in working with grassroots communities in the Philippines working on various issues such as livelihoods, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. He has spent 10 years working in Mindanao assisting local cooperatives and community-based organizations identify, develop and run agriculture-based community enterprises in partnership with the private sector. Currently he is IIRR’s main person working in a partnership program with Give2Asia that seeks to bring US-based philanthropic and corporate giving to support local actions in disaster preparedness and resilience in Asia. 

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Country Program Coordinator for Myanmar, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Philippines

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iirr.org
Twitter
@IIRR
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@IIRR.org
Filip Lauwerysen--Executive Director of the European Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar

Filip LauwerysenExecutive Director of the European Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar

Filip Lauwerysen is working as the Executive Director of the European Chamber of Commerce of Myanmar. For the last 9 years, Filip has been working in Asia in the field of international affairs and trade promotion. His last post before his current position in Myanmar, was at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs covering Sino-Dutch trade & investment for the South of China (stationed in Guangzhou). He has a BA and MA in History from Leiden University and is based in Yangon with his spouse and child.

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Filip Lauwerysen, Executive Director of the European Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar

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eurocham-myanmar.org
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@EuroChamMyanmar
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filip-a-lauwerysen
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@eurocham.myanmar
Eric Rose--Lead Director, Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Ltd, Myanmar

Eric RoseLead Director, Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Ltd, Myanmar

Eric Rose is the Lead Director of Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited, the first American law firm in Myanmar.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Rose has concentrated his practice in the global aspects of business development, specifically including mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, technology transfers, antitrust counseling, and domestic and international commercial transactions. He has served in several senior in-house counsel positions at leading companies such as American Standard, Tyco Toys, and John Deere. Since 2003, he has been in private practice, representing mid-tier domestic and international equipment manufacturers in the defense, natural resources, and service industries. Mr. Rose has led M&A and other complex transactions in the U.S. and more than two dozen countries on five continents, with a cumulative valuation of over two billion U.S. dollars.  He is also a charity donor, having contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars from his private foundation to a variety of global causes, including several in Myanmar.  His firm's attorneys have served thousands of pro-bono hours in the defense of the NLD and its leaders, all the Myanmar ethnic opposition parties, leaders of the 8888 Generation movement, All-Burmese Students Democratic Front, All Arakanese Student and Youth Congress, Rakhine state groups and other political dissidents.

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Lead Director, Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Ltd, Myanmar

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hrmr.us
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@herzfeldrubin
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@Herzfeld-Rubin-PC
Debbie Aung Din Taylor--Co-Founder of acclaimed social enterprise Proximity Designs, Myanmar

Debbie Aung Din TaylorCo-Founder of acclaimed social enterprise Proximity Designs, Myanmar

Debbie Aung Din is Co-founder of Proximity Designs, a non-profit social enterprise operating in Myanmar (Burma). Proximity designs, makes and sells renewable energy and farm-related products and services that provide a path out of poverty for rural families. Proximity operates a full-scale design lab staffed with professional product designers. Proximity delivers products to rural customers through a vast network of independent agro-dealer shops and village service providers. Aung Din is a native of Myanmar and has conducted economic and design research throughout the country since 1995. She has lived and worked in Mississippi, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar, working with a variety of organizations including non-governmental agencies, local community groups, USAID, the United Nations and the World Bank. Since 2009, Aung Din has led Proximity’s economic policy research work on Myanmar, in partnership with Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Aung Din received her MA from Harvard University where she studied public policy and development economics.

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Co-Founder, Proximity Designs, Myanmar

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proximitydesigns.org
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@ProximityDesign
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@Proximity-Designs
Dato Timothy Ong--Chairman, Asia Inc Forum, Brunei

Dato Timothy OngChairman, Asia Inc Forum, Brunei

Dato Timothy Ong is a leading Brunei businessman and Chairman of Asia Inc Forum, a regional business and public policy platform. He sits on a number of leading Brunei and regional boards including that of Baiduri Bank Group, National Insurance Company and the Asian Advisory Board of Prudential Financial. In the Philippines, he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and a trustee of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. Dato Ong was Chairman of the Brunei Economic Development Board from 2005 to 2010. He was the Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in 2000

 

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