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Steven Seet Oshidori International
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Advertising , Marketing , Media , Property , Sustainability , Venture Capital / Private Equity
I have always been entrepreneurial, starting my first company whilst I was in uni. When I graduated and started working for MNCs I excelled in acquiring new business and later as a CEO I excelled in turning around failing companies. The last part of my career I was involved in buying and selling companies and excelled in integration of what I had acquired. Later when I retired, I started investing in startups and helped them raise funds and structure their business.

David Lim Outward Bound Singapore
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Education , Other , Social Service
A confident self-motivated professional who is committed to professionalism in his work. Known and respected for having strong management principles, excellent client relationships and exemplary leadership qualities. Believes in learning through experience and has uncanny ability to communicate this process during his corporate engagements.
An avid adventurer who has man-hauled to the South Pole, his passion for adventure has given him a range of diverse international experiences that he regularly taps on in his professional career.
Programs : CPM , AIM CPM Practicum 2021 June

Wenyou OVO
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Technology
After steering our acquisition by OVO and leading its Post-Merger Integration, I have taken on multiple hats within OVO. I started in our Financial Services where I built the foundation in our Insurance and Wealth Management SBUs. And now, I am part of OVO's executive management team where I head up fund-raising and M&A, where I execute inorganic strategies to accelerate our growth in Indonesia's fintech space. Concurrently, I am the COO of Taralite, a fintech high-growth company that we invested in while I was with the Investments team of SBI (Formerly SoftBank Investments). I started my career at the Investments team of the Singapore government where I invested in ICT start-ups and seeded a number of Southeast Asia's leading VC firms. I have spent several years in China building up an education company during my formative years. I have a MBA from INSEAD (Europe) and attended the NOC program at Fudan University (China) while I was at National University of Singapore on a Singapore government scholarship.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Philip Briandet Pact Services Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
25+ years of international experience, track record in profit growth under various corporate governance structures including those of a listed company, joint ventures and my own consulting company.
Thorough understanding and hands on experience of General P&L Management, Team Management and Business Development across the larger APAC region.
I started my career as a farm hand and bulldozer operator in Canada where I migrated as a teenager, whilst working on the ice-pack in Alaska, I was offered a mechanic position on an oil exploration vessel, this led to installing and commissioning US research equipment onboard Russian oil exploration vessels during the later parts of the Cold War. I arrived Singapore onboard one of these research vessels and was offered an expatriate position as technical manager for an Oil exploration company. A switch of company opened my career horizon and allowed me to develop my proficiency to the extent I was selected to lead the company business in APAC. The following years saw the region profitable growth and reach expand exponentially; culminating with the creation of a very profitable new ventures business line. Having left the company I created my own advisory and consulting company working standalone or teaming up with major consulting firms.
Having left corporate the opportunities to mentor are reduced. I have a genuine desire to contribute my insight and experience to others. In my somewhat unusual journey, I rose through the ranks in constant transition and change. As a leader all my achievements came from trusting my intuition and vision and especially empowering every individual in my team. Knowing what I did not know allowed me to accept expertise and help people grow into their own mastery. I feel that heartfelt and balanced decisions, responsible, open and resilient leadership are particularly relevant but hard to achieve in the current insecure business climate other than with mentoring.
Programs : UNACOV 5 , UNACOV 2

Patrick Lim Programs : UNACOV 1

Han Phay Phay & Partners
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Advertising , Consulting , Education , Marketing , Media , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Technology
Han is the founder and Managing Partner of Phay & Partners, specialising in the areas of tech innovation and startup methodologies.

An award-winning tech entrepreneur, he currently manages Phay & Partners, and is the co-founder of AMY.ai - an AI driven voice & text chatbot in the F&B space. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO in ad-tech startup Lumin(ai)re. He is also currently appointed as Adjunct Lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), teaching Entrepreneurship in the Arts.

Occupation : Professional
Industries : Learning & Development , Sports
Life is not easy for all, let's make it a better one while I can.

Maznah Binti Masop PPSEAWA SG
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Maznah is always keen to support causes that eliminate poverty, social upliftment and mobility as well as education and development of women and children. A social activist for more than 20 years, Maznah sits in various board and committees as a volunteer as well as works as a top executive in non-profit organisations like Club HEAL and PPIS and institutions like Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her management expertise covers strategic thinking and planning, organisational growth and development, branding and positioning, fund-raising and marketing and human capital development. Maznah has contributed immensely to the development of the organisations she served here in Singapore by setting benchmarks that provide positive impact to the beneficiaries and families.
Programs : UNACOV 1

Muhammad Arshad Private
Occupation : Technical
Industries : Engineering
Basic guiding principle in my professional life is to train my team members and plan their careers in the similar manner I would plan it for my own kids which is to train them as to be the first choice as an employee for any manufacturing and sourcing concern across the world. I am a team man and have always seen success by developing good team spirit and excellent team players.

Asikul Alam Khan Sujon PriyoShop.com
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industries : Logistics , Marketing , Retail , Services , Wholesale
Solving the problem of small business with the help of technology & supply chain innovation with a very strong team on board working for a vision to empower millions of retailers.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Ali Shabaz Publicis Groupe
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Advertising
With more than 25 years’ experience across Asia Pacific & the Middle East, Ali has led creative teams across all. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world like HSBC, Nokia, Unilever (Sunsilk & Knorr), Visa, P&G (Pantene & Gillette), Qatar Airways, Nestle (Kit Kat), GSK, Lego, Pizza Hut and KFC.
In 2005 his contributions led to BBDO Singapore being named the second most creative agency in Asia.
As the Executive Director in JWT Singapore (2005-2010) he led the agency to be the most awarded JWT agency in the world and the second most awarded WPP agency globally. It was in this period that the agency won its first Grand Prix at Spikes Asia.
In 2010 he took up the role of Chief Creative Officer at Grey where for nine years he led teams regionally across SEA, Middle East and Africa. In this time Grey Singapore was named Global Health Agency of the year, and also Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year in Singapore.
His work “The Life Saving Dot “gave the Agency and Singapore its first Innovation and Product Cannes Lions and two Grand Prix at Spikes Asia. It was also voted as one of the 100 innovations that could change the world.
Ali was voted among the most influential Creative people in Asia, and was voted Advertising Professional of the Year in Singapore. His work has been recognized at all international award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clios and Effies.
In his free time, Ali does his best to give back. He gives talks on Creativity, run workshops for young advertising creatives and volunteers to teach entrepreneurial skills to underserved youth.

Raymond Soh Publicis Sapient
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Consulting , Human Resource , Technology
Currently, leading the People Operations Strategy in APAC and Japan of a Digital Business Transformation Consultancy supporting an overall headcount of 150. The role further accelerates my experience through exposure in managing Talent Lifecycle, Process Management, Statutory and Regulatory Compliance, HR Business Partnership, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, and Employee Experience across the region.

Mark Wang Pureland Global Venture
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Healthcare , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Mark began his financial service careers in PwC Canada and has worked in multiple countries in private client services before he moved to the deal’s advisory services. To date, Mark has participated in multiple acquisitions for both corporate and PE investors of deal sizes up to 4 billion USD. He spent a short period of time in China with a bulge private equity firm, focused in technology sector, before he joined Pureland Venture in 2017. He currently is in charge of the Med-Tech Venture Arm, looking for impact investments that can inject value into patient caring system.
Mark earned his BBA from University of Toronto, and obtained his CA, CPA licenses in Canada.

Dennis FOO Pu Xin Aspira Advisory, Gao Feng Advisory Group, C2 Funds.....
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Consulting , Food & Beverage , Logistics , Manufacturing , Marketing , Retail , Services , Sustainability , Wholesale
Have more than 25 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and startups experiences. Worked with various global MNC companies and brands in leadership roles ( MD, VP & GM, and GM ) for the Greater China market . Leadership roles ( Vice Chair, Vice President, Board Member, etc ) with various business groups, chambers and associations. Presently a Business Growth Coach, Advisory Board Chair, Executive Coach, Strategic Advisor, and Mentor. Professionally affiliated with various global coaching and advisory institutions

Heloise Berra PwC
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Aviation / Space , Consulting , Education , Human Resource , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Services
Proactive and driven professional with eight years of consulting and in-house experience working across Europe and Asia. In this time, I have led program management, talent management and change management initiatives managing relationships with Fortune 500 clients in FMCG, services, aerospace, automotive, energy, higher education and government agencies.
As a people connector, I am passionate about people engagement and like to get a voice to every team member of my programs. I am a recognised facilitator leading training sessions and a certified Coach.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Ravi Bhogaraju
My interests are future of work, business transformation, technology, people development, Agile job and work methodologies, Augmentation, AI and Deep machine learning.

Have 22 years of Human Resources, Business Transformation, M&A and IT experience in MNCs and PE Backed companies.

Worked on large scale Transformation including M&A Diligence, Carve outs and Integration, Digital transformation, Talent Capability Up skilling, Change, leadership culture and mindset.

Trained coach with over 500. hours of coaching completed for senior leaders in areas of sales coaching, Leadership and mindset to drive business growth and success.

Trained at the Harvard Business School in General Management and have an MBA in Human Resources and IT. Certified Coach, Agile SCRUM master coach and have a number of psychometric tools and assessment certifications.

Culturally adaptable and sensitive to diversity having lived in Singapore for over 20 years with secondment to London, Frankfurt and Chicago and I am based in Singapore.
Programs : UNACOV 1

Andee Chua REAPRA
Occupation : Executive
Industries : Venture Capital / Private Equity
Andee is the Co-Founder of Kampung Collective and Investment Associate at REAPRA. He is a skilled community builder, connector and collaborator. He is a social catalyst who believes in the importance of growth in people, both personally and professionally. He loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster deeper relationships with various key communities

His dedication to the startups he meets and ability to challenge you to think out of the box really sets him apart. He has spent his time mentoring and advising early-stage startup founders and youths, helping them eye for new opportunities and how to best get their voices out on various platforms.

Following his previous stint as an international model and a community builder at a local startup and innovation community, Andee has built a good reputation in the industry & is one of the well sought-after power connector in the ecosystem.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Rene Kaddouch
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Services
I am a member of the Paris Bar since 2003, practicing mainly in mergers and acquisitions and private equity/venture capital. I am graduated with a PhD in French corporate law (Thesis relating to “the voting right of shareholders”)

I have published numerous articles in corporate law in French legal reviews and economics newspapers in connection with my areas of practice.

I was trained and had worked in prominent international firms in Paris.

I am a foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Eldon Teng Retired and Self Employed
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Engineering , Manufacturing , Marketing , Technology
Eldon Teng is currently a mentor/investor in start up companies. He returned to SINGAPORE in 2020 after spending 17 years in China. Prior to his repatriation, he was the CEO and a member of board of directors of Lierda , a Chinese local company , where he spent 9 years transforming the company from a electronic component distributor to a company that designs and manufactures wireless modules/systems needed in IOT industry in China. He also lead the company’s public listing in China. Prior to joining Lierda, Eldon was with Texas Instruments for 25 years holding different positions in various countries. Beginning as a factory engineer in Singapore to project engineer, quality engineering manager , product marketing manger/director, business unit GM and VP of Texas Instruments Asia based in Taipei and eventually Business development director based in Shanghai. Eldon has extensive management experience in IC design and manufacturing, electronic modules design and manufacturing, product quality management , product marketing , sales operations, business development , business transformation and business P&L .

Rika Dwi Laksanti
Occupation : Senior Management
I am Indonesian living in Singapore and currently working for Singapore airlines for 22 years.
I have a passion to help others. Being of service to others is my purpose and gives meaning to why we are here on earth to help connect and give guidance for those in need. Life experience is something we can not get from school. It’s the experience that helps us grow and to be who we are.
All I can say about myself is I am here to help In whatever I can and the best possible way. We all need love and unite together that they don’t feel alone on this journey and someone really do understand and cares for them. I have loads of life experiences that can not be put in paper or qualifications. It all starts from the heart and I am of service to humanity is all that I can say about my short bio.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Dimple Sanghi RiseAbove
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Education , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Healthcare , Learning & Development , Manufacturing , Non-Profit / Philanthropy , Retail , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Your first step is when you decide to be a volunteer and "give back" to the society, but we all are always wondering is it enough? Can I do more? How do I measure the impact I am making with my volunteering? You can talk to me, I am an Impact Coach and I will help you achieve more within the resources you have and will help you to strive better and RiseAbove. Coaching Social Entrepreneurs and Volunteers is my way of giving back to the society. I am also an Executive Coach and Parenting Coach and I use many tools which can help you be a better Entrepreneur and Parent. Same facts different perspective.
Programs : AIM-21 4

Sailesh Thanki
A senior professional with years of experience in reputed organizations across diverse roles in the organizational hierarchy including Account management, Technical support Operations, Project and Team management.

Sam Neo
Sam Neo is currently a founder of 2 start-ups. The first being People Mentality Inc, one of APAC's top 10 HR and Employer Branding consultancy firm that helps organizations become an Employer of Choice while his recent venture, Stories of Asia, a story-tech platform that was set up to empower the Asian community with a voice through storytelling.

Sam is an HR professional with accelerated experience in market-leading companies such as Keppel Corporation and Changi Airport Group. His burning passion for HR has seen him take on a diverse range of roles in areas of Employer Branding, Talent Management, Business Partnership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement among others.

As a trusted advisor, he has worked with leaders in various large and reputable organizations such as Samsung, L’Oreal, Prudential, Diageo, Singtel Group, Under Armour, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ING Bank, RB, Jurong Port and more.

Besides securing MOM's National Human Resource Scholarship in 2011, Sam's contributions in the HR community were also recognized and in turn, awarded as one of the HR Rising Stars in 2016.

As a millennial HR thought leader, he is regularly invited to deliver keynotes at conferences globally. In addition, Sam has also been invited to share his insights as an HR and Millennial expert on national TV and radio channels as well as being featured on major publications such as The Business Times and Straits Times.

Finally, Sam was also most recently co-opted as the youngest council member of the Singapore Human Resources Institute to transform its brand image and drive membership.

San Min
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Other , Social Service , Wholesale
Been a man of honesty and integrity, ables me to resolve and adapt to changes to my environment quickly.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Santosh Kumar
Nothing gives me more meaning and fulfilment than nurturing individuals and organizations to blossom to their whole and best versions of their selves.

As a brand strategist and culture coach, I look at the intersection between corporate culture, branding, strategy, wellness, innovation and futures.

I am fascinated with themes such as spiritual wisdom in the workplace, conscious capitalism and healing organizations. I am passionate about yoga, meditation, poetry, sermons, tales of missionaries and ancient wisdom.

Andrei Popescu SCX Holdings
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Co-Founder of COSS.IO & SCX Holdings and Seasoned FinTech/Blockchain Tech Start-Ups Investor/Advisor.
Vision-driven entrepreneur/executive with career-long record of business growth and innovation.
Andrei helped in building great companies in Singapore, Austria, Italy and Romania with extraordinary people, while seeking continuous intellectual stimulation through a broad set of experiences in dynamic, challenging, and high-intensity environments. He has been engaged on helping organizations that evolve in challenging markets to break down the barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential, which operate in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, China and Asia-Pacific.
Andrei is an active participant in the FinTech sphere, Crypto & Alternative Assets Class Ecosystems and the Blockchain/DLT communities in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA; who attends meetups regularly, speaks at the conferences and advises on Blockchain/DLT/IoT/AI/Alternative Investments & FinTech Projects.
As an Alternative Asset Class management, Andrei is bridging new FinTech instruments, with traditional world’s best corporate and institutional investors, where alternative FinTech assets are still in an early, immature, evolving stage of their existence.
Andrei believes that the introduction of Alternative FinTech Assets into the financial services sector, will not only stabilize the investment landscape, but will radically disrupt old-school ways of the financial world.
Thanks to the increasing offer of FinTech solutions, the segment of alternative investments is opening up the trading sphere to assets that, until now, could not be traded quickly and easily, also will enable us to create faster and more cost-effective financial instruments.

Ellen Lee Self-employed
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Education , Finance/Insurance
I am a simple individual who are striving to be a counsellor and mentor and I hope, in time, I can show and learn from others that life is about acceptance, including self-acceptance.

Vicki Ling Sense of Arts
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Human Resource , Manufacturing , Retail , Social Service , Wholesale
I have been working as Secretary/Personal Assistant for more the 25 years. Everyday is a learning day. I obtain the postgraduate diploma in HR and organizational psychology in 2012 and would like to put it in practice to benefit more people.
Programs : UNACOV 3

Natasha Dalmia Sequoia Group
Occupation : Executive
"Natasha Dalmia is an Author, Global Leadership Facilitator & Executive Coach, who values conscious living, creative practicing, and designing relevant practices for individuals, teams, stakeholders and organisations. She is a practitioner in the field of paradigm shifting ways on organisational unlearning/learning, contemplative leading and conscious living.

She enjoys balancing her work as a Principal Consultant from Sequoia Group, Singapore, along with her interests in coaching and mindfulness for healthy mindsets, practising Yoga and Aikido for a healthy body, and writing for healthy expressions as a practitioner and thought leader.

Natasha published her first book, 'Practice of Satsang PS: Conscious Living' in 2014 on a series of short stories of protagonists from across cultures, written as 'Letters to the Grandchildren'. As a mother in 2019, Natasha is committed to support parents in their professional pursuits of excellence, with personal well-being at the core.

She volunteers avidly, supporting causes she believes in, with her skills and contributing to international conferences and communities for emergent growth.

Natasha is from Darjeeling district in India, and believes home to be in many conscious communities across the globe. "
Programs : UNACOV 1

Beni Sia Service Source
Occupation : Senior Management
Based in Singapore, Beni manages the APJ region's client relationships, process strategy and sales management teams. He's also responsible for expansion of global engagements, the APJ region Profit & Loss(P&L) and serves as executive sponsor of key accounts.

With more than two decades of experience leading enterprise technology vendors, Beni has extensive experience driving growth, transformation and innovation for customers and partners across the APJ region. Most recently, he was Vice President, APJ at Broadcom. In his previous roles, he held sales leadership and management positions with Juniper Networks, Dimension Data and Cabletron Systems.

Sherlyn Aw
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Industries : Aviation / Space , Consulting , Finance/Insurance , Food & Beverage , Learning & Development , Other , Property , Services
Associate Senior District Director at Huttons Asia Pte Ltd for 12 years committed to helping people achieve their desired property portfolio. CEO of Happy Home Guru that advocates bliss in homes so that kids are empowered to reach their true potential.

I am interested in helping parents and also kids/children or youth to have growth mindset and also if they have anxiety, anger or unhappy issues and need to learn how to be calm to deal with every changing adversities
Programs : CPM , AIM-21 1

Shilpa Thakker
A culinary passionate food manager who has had a versatile and multifaceted 20 year career in the global food industry from Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies to Popular Quick Serve Restaurant Chains. Love for innovation, science and anything food has been the cornerstone for my success.

Salman Bokhari Sidrapex Pte Ltd
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Hands-on facilitation in building profitable, sustainable business units, speeding development, and navigating evolving market situations. Identifies opportunities, exploits key business drivers, and introduces solutions to deliver competitive advantage and shareholder value. Leverages established network and negotiations skills to access 3rd party resources.
-Passionately creates competitive advantage and market share gains for internationally-driven & regional companies in startup, turnaround, and growth environments. Proven expertise in formulating lean operations and executing market-winning strategies
- Drives above-average growth and profitability by re-positioning businesses, establishing strategic alliances and licensing agreements, building high-performance teams. Reorganizes distribution channels
- International Manager & Strong Networker combining Eastern cultural sensitivity with Western business practices to accelerate growth while ensuring integrity. Extensive background in fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern markets
- Fundraising, turnarounds & transformations
- Languages: Fluent English, German/Swiss German, and Hindi/Urdu; elementary French and Bahasa Indonesia

Chinh Siemens Pte Ltd
Occupation : Senior Management
Experienced HR Professional with a demonstrated working history in the tech industry - electrification, automation and digitalization, strongly skilled in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Training & Education, Strength-Based Coaching, Career Coaching, HR partnership and change management. I am passionate about people, helping others learn and develop. Value creation is my belief in my daily interaction with business and clients.
Programs : UNACOV 2

Aileen Sim Simplified Product Consulting
Occupation : Business owner / Director
Ex-startup founder and Product leader, currently the founder of Simplified Product Consulting. Worked with tech startups across Singapore, Silicon Valley, London, China the last 15 years. Passionate about helping build great teams and companies and enabling people to lead their best lives through teaching/coaching/mentoring, connecting people and ideas, as well as creation.

I love teaching/coaching/mentoring - from tutoring high school students when I was 18, to being a teaching assistant in university, coaching my teams, and mentoring other students and entrepreneurs.
Programs : UNACOV 2 , UNACOV 1

Steven Khoo Singapore Airlines Ltd
Occupation : Professional
I have been in the Aviation industry for over 40 years primarily as an aviator going through the ranks as a junior pilot to right now where I have retired last year with one of the most renown airline in the world for safety, security and service. Through the years I have engaged myself in many different roles made available to me in my career progression. Many seniors and mentors were present to show, guide and affirm what I had to do, albeit, right or wrong. After all those years, with my expertise in aviation, safety and human factors, I would like to find opportunities to contribute back to help or guide anyone in need, just like me when I stepped up my ladder. My full bio is on my LinkedIn profile.

Edward Tay Sistema Asia Capital
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Technology , Venture Capital / Private Equity
Established angel investor with deep corporate background and entreprenuership. Volunteer in Singapore Red Cross, Singapore Children Society and public libraries.

Harris Yang Softbank Ventures Asia
Occupation : Professional
Industries : Venture Capital / Private Equity
Part of Softbank Ventures Asia Southeast Asia team in Singapore, responsible for sourcing, execution and management of our portfolios in region. Prior to that, I worked at Goldman Sachs, advising technology companies in Southeast Asia on their fundraising, M&A and capital market transactions. Korean-born, spent most of my life in Indonesia, fluent in English/Korean/Indonesian. Educated in UC Berkeley

Ashokan Ramkrishnan SPARK
Occupation : Senior Management
Industries : Consulting , Logistics , Social Service , Sustainability , Technology
I head the Smart Metering business at iWOW, an IoT technology provider that helps businesses uncover unconscious waste in their utility consumption. I am deeply concerned about climate change and believe that businesses must play a key part in creating a more sustainable future. In my spare time, I serve on the Executive Committee of the Mother Earth Toastmasters, a non-profit that helps eco-ambassadors hone their communication skills so that they can inspire communities to take climate action. I also serve as the Honorary Secretary of SPARK, a local charity that supports those with ADHD and their families thrive. And most recently, I was elected as the Honorary Treasurer of A GOOD SPACE, which is Singapore’s first and only cooperative for changemakers and social entrepreneurs. But the role that I am most passionate about, is that of a parent. This is the role that I am least prepared for and the one that I have grown the most in.
Programs : AIM-21 1