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Graduate, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. Formerly, 10 years with Sony Corporation, working with global leading companies such as Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Lenovo, and Panasonic in more than 10 countries. 2007, Founder, Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation.Committee member of the Foreign Workers’ Employment Policy Survey Project, administered by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan.
Shruti Shibulal is CEO and Director of Tamara Leisure Experiences. She strives to make Tamara synonymous with responsible tourism by incorporating principles of sustainability into the development and operations of each of Tamara's properties and creating impactful employment within their respective communities. Tamara operates resorts and hotels in South India, and has interests in Germany as well.
Shruti is a Trustee of the Advaith Foundation and SD Foundation, organizations involved in providing educational opportunities and healthcare assistance to underprivileged sections of society. She is also a Trustee of WEP - Women's Education Project, which focuses on educating and uplifting young women from vulnerable backgrounds. Shruti is on the Governing Board of ATREE - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment.
In 2019, Shruti launched SAATHIYA - a hospitality skilling program which enables young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become employable within the restaurant and hotel industries. Focussing on industry-relevant skilling, building careers, and creating a community, SAATHIYA has already shown positive results in improving the lives and prospects of its graduates.
BA (Hons) in Political Science, Amherst College; LLB (Hons), Doshisha Univ.; MA in International Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS. Negotiation strategist and negotiator on international issues, ranging from peace and security, energy, trade, to global environmental issues. Former UN mediator on peace and security issues and Former Special Advisor to the Minister of the Environment Japan (until March 2016). Currently, Founder and CEO, KS International Strategies; Partner, Sun Investment; lead negotiator and co-chair of many items within climate negotiations. Provides advice on energy and environmental policies and strategies; organizing events including concerts and fashion events; global affairs ranging from peace and security to environmental issues and energy policies. Expertise: negotiation strategies; peace and security issues; global climate change as well as other global environment issues; energy policies and strategies (multiple energy areas); coordination of events, including concerts, workshops; network building; leadership management; public speaking.
Daniel M. Shin
Daniel M. Shin is a venture capitalist, executive scholar, and luxury executive. Daniel has run KingsBay Capital, a cross-border venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Daniel also oversees corporate development at MCM, a German luxury brand, that operates in 40+ counties, and has taught at Korea University on adjunct basis. Daniel has served in various executive and board positions at private and public companies such as KT, Hanwha, CJ and Daesung Group. He also worked at Accenture as a summer business analyst. Daniel has published several books and is a frequent speaker on the subjects related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Daniel was nominated as Young Global Leader in 2016 by the World Economic Forum. He was also honored to become Yale World Fellow under the former president Richard Levin's legacy at Yale. Daniel received DBA from l'Université de Paris(IX)-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), MSc from Stern School of Business, New York University and BSc from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard, Oxford and Princeton University. Daniel resides in Seoul, Korea.
Offers the community strong knowledge of tech and business news at the epicentre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Currently, Executive Editor at NBC News, overseeing coverage of business, tech and media for the network. Prior to that, San Francisco Bureau Chief, leading coverage of gender diversity issues in the valley and helped launched CNBC's "Closing the Gap" series which highlights gender diversity issues in corporate America.
Taejun is the Founder and CEO of Gojo & Company, a start-up providing tech-enabled microfinance services through its operating companies in developing nations. Founded in 2014, Gojo operates in 5 countries, serving 1.5 million customers with 9,000 group employees as of 2022.
Having graduated from Korea University and Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Taejun worked at Morgan Stanley and Unison Capital and engaged in private equity investments for eight years. While working in the industry, he founded an NGO named Living in Peace in 2007. Living in Peace made the first microfinance investment fund in Japan's investment history in 2009 and has supported children in Japan living under the alternative care system. In 2021, Taejun co-founded Japan Office for Standards on Children's Services, whose job is to publish inspection reports on local authority children's Services ("Jido-sodanjo").
Taejun has authored nine books about finance, child welfare, and innovation. He is the finisher of a 1648 km ultra-marathon and holds a Karate black belt and 6 Dan of Go (game). He loves playing drums and taking street photos of people in the world.
Dina Shoman is the Co-founder of Verity, a UAE-based Fintech startup that provides a money management app and prepaid card to kids and teens ages 8 - 18, through which they learn to save, earn, spend, and give within a safe environment and controls that parents choose. This is Dina's 3rd financial literacy startup, having been Founder and CEO of Nahji, a financial education company in Amman, Jordan, and inherQuests, providing fun financial education products for girls K-5 in New York.
Dina served as Executive Vice President and Head of Branding at Arab Bank from 2006 to 2012, where she oversaw the bank's marketing, corporate communication, and sustainability departments. As a fourth generation member of one of the Arab world’s most prominent banking families, she was also a Member of the Board of Arab Bank plc, Arab Bank Switzerland, and Arab Bank Australia, and the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, as well as a number of reputable NGOs in Jordan, such as the Jordan River Foundation and INJAZ.
Dina was born and raised in Jordan and educated in the United States, holding a BS in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Change Management from Bentley University. She has been widely recognized for her leadership as both an executive and an agent of change. In 2012, she was selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) as well as a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Values by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In May of that year, she ranked as the third most powerful Arab business woman by Forbes Middle East magazine. A calculated risk taker fueled by adventure, Dina was part of the From the Lowest Point to the Highest Point for Cancer (LH4Cancer) Everest Base Camp team, climbing 17,500 feet in April 2013, as well as the LH4Cancer African team, climbing to Mount Kilimanjaro?s high camp in 2014. Both teams raised over $1.4M for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) in Jordan.
Shou Zi Chew
Shouzi Chew is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TikTok where he is responsible for partnering with the company's management team to drive global growth and lead corporate governance. Shou has been a member of the TikTok family since its inception, first having led a team of ByteDance's early investors. Previously, Shou served as the Executive Director, President-International & SVP at Xiaomi Corp. In the past he held the position of Partner at DST Global (Mgmt). Shou received an undergraduate degree from University College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mandla Sibeko set up his own investment business, Seed Capital Investments, through which he has various interests in the small business sector. Through this company, he has partaken in a number of related media, retail, property and e-procurement acquisitions, including becoming the owner of the Pick n Pay Family Supermarket in Kliptown, Soweto. He also holds a 40% stake in Icon SA, a partnership with a UK-based global stadium and City dressing company that branded the 2006 German FIFA World Cup. Mandla Sibeko ventured into the media industry by creating his own production company. In addition, Mr. Sibeko is a founding member of several investment initiatives focusing on the empowerment of young people, with key investments in food, retail, media and clothing industries. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Paarl Print and Paarl Print, Paarl Labs – the largest magazine and commercial printer in South Africa and part of Media 24 Group, Mandla serves as Director of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the largest Art Fair in Africa.
Izkia Siches Pastén, MD, is a graduate of the Universidad de Chile Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the same university. She works in the Infectious Diseases Unit of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santiago de Chile since 2018, one of the most reputed Infectious Diseases units in Chile. She is also a member of the board of directors of the NGO "Médicos Sin Marca" which seeks to promote evidence-based clinical practice, free from pharmaceutical influences. In 2017, after a superlative performance as a student union representative, she assumed the Chilean College of Physicians' presidency, being the first woman in this position and recently reelected in 2020 for a second period. Nowadays, after the social outbreak in Chile in October 2019, she leads the most valued institution for the Chilean population in a convoluted country. Notably, she and the Human Rights department of the Chilean College of Physicians have denounced the use of kinetic impact projectiles by the police, which resulted in severe ocular trauma and permanent disability to thousands of Chileans during the social outbreak. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been advised by a reputed group of experts from different disciplines, being the voice of evidence-based recommendations and interventions that connect with common sense and most disadvantaged populations. Siches has been the counterweight of a government with one of the highest mortality and contagion rates. Today, she still works in the pandemic response and argues for health rights in her country's new constitution, about to be written in April 2021.
Asma Siddiki is Executive Director of Education at the Diriyah Foundation of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Previously, she served at the Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship in KAEC, Saudi Arabia, as the Interim Dean, as well as the Founding Dean for Student Affairs since 2016, to which positions she was seconded from her role as Senior Director for Special Projects at Emaar Economic City in KAEC.
Asma is also the Founder & ex-Chief Executive Officer of Oxbridge Learning Limited (previously Alpha1Education) that organizes Oxbridge Summers, a summer school program at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She is an Education Management Consultant and previously served as Director for Global Higher Education at the Huron Consulting Group in Dubai and Riyadh.
Her earlier roles include Associate Dean for Development and Director of Degree Programs at the Dubai School of Government and Vice-Dean at Effat University. Siddiki is currently on the Executive Committee of the Saudi British Society based in London.
She earned a DPhil from the University of Oxford, and was educated in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and England.
Visiting Professor-in-Practice at London School of Economics. Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore. Distinguished Fellow at Policy Research Institute, Bangladesh. Previously with UBS Investment Bank: Global Head of Emerging Markets, FX Rates & Credit (FRC), CFA Institute Executive Leadership Team; Advisory Board, LSE Systemic Risk Centre, LSE Inclusion Initiative, NUS Centre for Governance & Sustainability. Governing Board, UWC Atlantic. World Economic Forum Young Global leader, Global Futures Council; and Contributor to Risk, Finance, Inclusive Growth, Capital Markets. CFA Future of Finance, former Member, CFA Singapore Board, Governing Board of NCC London.