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BA, Duke; MA, Harvard; DPhil candidate in Art History, Oxford. Formerly: China Adviser to Art Basel; Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Arts; Founding Editor, artforum.com.cn, the Chinese edition of the international art magazine Artforum. 2009, Founder and former Editorial Director, bilingual art magazine LEAP. Writer, curator, and since 2011, Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; organizes an exhibition programme devoted to established figures and rising talents, both Chinese and international, aimed at an annual public of over one million visitors. Co-Curator, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World" exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017.
Win Win Tint
Win Win Tint is an award-winning Myanmar businesswoman. Following an education in Myanmar and Singapore, Win Win, at the age of just 21, assumed the management of City Mart Holding Company Limited (CMHL), a recently-formed family company. At that time, CMHL operated just a single supermarket in central Yangon. Despite facing difficult economic and political conditions, Win Win built the business into the leading modern retail company in Myanmar. As well as expanding City Mart supermarkets to 25 branches, she launched the Ocean Supercenter brand of hypermarkets (now present in 6 cities across Myanmar), Seasons bakery and café, City Care health & beauty stores and several other retail and food and beverage brands – all household names in Myanmar. She now leads a group with over 170 outlets and 8,000 employees.
Win Win has been recognized for several international honors and awards. In 2012 she was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2015 she was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia-Pacific. She has also found success in the ASEAN Business Awards: in 2014 she won the Woman Entrepreneur Award and in 2016 she won the Young Entrepreneur Award.
In addition to her role at CMHL, Win Win serves as the president of the Myanmar Retailers Association.
Ashutosh Tiwari's areas of expertise include SMEs, entrepreneurship, non-profit management, water, development and public policy. He is currently Country Representative for WaterAid Nepal and is Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs for Nepal (E4N), a networking organization for Nepali entrepreneurs. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Himalmedia, Nepal's leading media house. He was also Head of WaterAid in Nepal, working with the government, civil society, non-profit and private institutions to provide water and sanitation to the poor. Tiwari studied economics at Harvard University. Afterwards, he worked as a strategist for a social movement in rural Nepal, assisting in a campaign that led to the freedom of about 200,000 bonded ethnic Tharu labourers. Convinced that profits enabled the poor to take charge of their lives, Tiwari worked as an adviser on SMEs at GiZ-Nepal and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Christopher Wing To
Christopher To is currently an Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, specialising in International trade, aviation and engineering disputes. He was previously the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council (2008 to 2016). Prior to that, he was Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (1998 to 2008). To holds adjunct professorships from a variety of academic institutions and is involved in educational reform and governance. He is a member of various academic societies and actively participates as Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is also involved in a variety of boards and companies, ranging from engineering, IT and R&D. In 2001, To was the youngest person to be awarded the Director of the Year Award in Hong Kong.
Graves Tompkins is a Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Partnering for General Atlantic. He serves on the firm’s Management and Portfolio Committees, and he is also responsible for its Human Capital, Marketing & Communications, and General Atlantic Foundation activities. Previously, he worked on the firm’s Healthcare and Financial Services sector teams. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2007, Graves worked in the Merchant Banking division at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on principal investments across a broad range of sectors, and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Graves is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and he was previously a David Rockefeller Fellow through the New York City Partnership.
Victor Tong Joo-Chuan
Victor Tong Joo Chuan is Director of Social & Cognitive Computing Department with A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing. His research interests include social innovation, collaborative systems, artificial intelligence and social computing. Tong has received numerous awards for his work, including the MIT TR35 Award and the Singapore Youth Award for Science & Technology. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from the National University of Singapore.
Ray Tong Zhilei
Tong Zhilei, Founder, Chairman and CEO of COL Digital Publishing Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing People's Congress Representative and Member of Dongcheng District People's Congress Standing Committee. Deputy Chairman of The Copyright Society of China, Deputy Chairman of China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, Vice President of China Editorial Association, the Secretary-General of Education Sector of All-China Youth Federation.
Tong graduated from Tsinghua University in 1998. Tong was awarded the degree of International Master of Business Administration in Tsinghua-MIT joint Program in 2000. Tong was also the team leader of the champion of first "Challenge Cup" National College Student Business Plan Competition, which made him the earliest graduate entrepreneur in china.
Founded by Tong in 2000, COL Group has been one of the largest digital providers of copyrighted content and service. Meanwhile, it always sticks to the policy of “authorization before dissemination" to promote copyright protection. Furthermore, it has created the Initiated Federated Media Publishing Model and keeps working on improving the sustainable development of publishing industry. COL has made great contribution to the development of digital publishing, ‘nationwide reading’ activity, digital education and the copyright protection. On Jan.21, 2015, COL was listed on the ChiNext board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the first Chinese digital publisher to go public.
Because of Tong’s achievement, he was awarded Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum，The Most Influential Person of China Copyright Industry, Leading Talent of Press and Publishing Industry, Man of the Year for China’s Cultural Industry in 2015.
I’m the CEO of http://torre.co. At Torre, we're building a new professional network that reinvents the way jobs and talent are matched by using AI, social graphs, and hundreds of factors. Torre's goal is to become *the* global platform that enables everyone to find fulfilling professionals opportunities easily.
Previously, I co-founded and bootstrapped http://voice123.com in 2002 (the first and largest global marketplace for voice-overs with over 200,000 voice actors and 100,000 buyers), as well as http://bunnystudio.com in 2011 (a mission-critical outsourcing solution for writing, voice recordings, ads, and translations), with my wife Tania Zapata. With hundreds of thousands of users, availability in five languages, and team members in 10+ countries, both companies are growing steadily. In 2019, with Santiago Jaramillo as CEO, I co-founded http://emma.holdings, a group holding that invests in and operates digital platforms.
I was honored by MIT’s Technology Review with the TR35 Top Colombian Innovator of the Year award in 2012, with the High-Impact Entrepreneur title by Endeavor in 2013, and named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015.
Together, Tania and I have angel-invested in 20+ tech companies. I joined Sony's Shark Tank Colombia as an investor in 2017. In 2019, I co-founded the Torrenegra Accelerate (http://torrenegra.com/) to provide life-long acceleration to bootstrapped entrepreneurs. I've written several practical guides and frameworks: https://medium.com/tag/torrenegra-frameworks/latest
Inspired by the wisdom of his ancestors, Mamadou Kwidjim Toure believes that co-creating a better world is possible when diversity is nurtured and access to opportunities is evenly distributed. This philosophy was the driving force behind establishing Africa 2.0, a non-for-profit pan African civil society organization with the aim to create a sustainable vision for the transformation of Africa. Named one of the top 10 Most Influential Men in Africa by Forbes Magazine in 2014, Mamadou founded the Ubuntu Group in 2015 and built on his global network and investment savviness to launch socio-economic projects throughout the continent of Africa. His recent venture, Ubuntu Tribe, a digital platform promoting shared economy through tokenization of gold and other mineral ressources as a means for financial inclusion and wealth redistribution received in 2019 a distinction as finalist at the African Bankers Awards. In 2020, he was listed among the top 30 most influential in the world in blockchain technology. Over the past 20 years, Mamadou worked in instituons such as KPMG, BNP Paribas Investment Banking, IFC (World Bank Group) and finally General Electric as Managing Director in charge of Investments and Project Finance for Subsaharan Africa. He has worked on infrastructure, mining, banking, agriculture technology projects exceeding a combined value of US$ 25 billion, thus creating opportunities and hope for many people in Africa. Mamadou has been at the forefront of international high finance and remains a strong proponent for digital economy as an engine for emancipation and shared wealth creation.
Mamadou is a global citizen, passionate of culture, art and avid reader of history books, he continues to advocate for a bright future for humanity through pushing the boundaries. He believes in the power of collective action to build lasting enlightenment and prosperity. Mamadou went to the prestigious High School Lycee Louis Le Grand in Paris and holds MSc in Finance from EDHEC Business School (ranked global top 10 graduate school in Finance by Financial Times) and completed two education programs at Harvard Kennedy School on « Global Leadership and Public Policy for 21st Century » as World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2018 and « Public-Private Partnership » in 2010.
Mamadou is currently completing a course on Artificial Intelligence at M.I.T Sloan.
Joice Toyota is a rising entrepreneur whose pioneering work in social innovation is helping boost civic engagement among Brazil's youth. As the founder of Vetor Brasil, she has helped select and develop hundreds of young public management leaders across Brazil's 27 states. Her organization has received numerous awards and attracted attention from nationwide media as one of the most promising and scalable initiatives to support the consolidation of Brazilian public institutions.
Gregg Treinish is the Founder and Executive Director of Adventure Scientists, an organization that has helped the scientific community develop new tools to address long-standing environmental threats. By galvanizing a global network of trained outdoor specialist volunteers, his work has enabled authorities to catch illegal loggers, created the largest dataset on Earth for microplastics pollution, advanced a new suite of interventions against antibiotic resistant superbugs, and doubled crop yields across 2 million acres of land.
Gregg became a National Geographic Explorer after becoming the first to trek the length of the Andes Mountain Range on a journey that covered more than 12,500km and just under two months.
Renée Maria Tremblay
Renée Maria is Senior Counsel to the Supreme Court of Canada and a recent Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. At the Supreme Court, she previously held respective roles as Law Clerk, Legal Officer, Legal Counsel and Acting Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Canada. She has also served as Legal Counsel to the Canadian Judicial Council, and has served at the Canadian embassies in Paris and Washington, DC. She earlier practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. She is a Vice-President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and serves on the Cambridge University Lectures Committee. She has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law and the University of Ottawa, as well as in Myanmar and China. She holds a joint LL.B.- MBA from the Université de Moncton. She is the recipient of the 2009 Prix Émergence and was named a 2011 Precedent Setter by Canadian law magazine Precedent. In 2013, she was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and from 2015 to 2016, served on the Global Agenda Council on Justice. In 2015, she was also selected to serve as a commissioner of an International Bar Association mission to Cambodia.