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Calvin Cheng

Chairman, Retech Technology Co., Singapore

Entrepreneur and investor.

Co-founded Chinese EduTech firm Retech, and led it to IPO on the ASX in 2017, in the largest tech float in Australia of that year. Currently Chairman. Co-founded one of world's largest crypto exchanges ABCC.

Formerly shareholder and director of Lumina Singapore, one of region's largest fashion and luxury event management companies, and JUICE Magazine, SE Asia's largest youth and music magazine. Formerly also Head of Elite Model Management for Asia.

Calvin was also an appointed member of Singapore's Parliament.

He graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (MA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and an MSc in Management.


Cheng Ming Yu

Professor of Economics; Director, Institute of Management and Leadership Development; Director, Division of Community and International Networking, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Cheng Ming Yu is the Director of the Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD), Chairperson of the Belt and Road Strategic Research Centre and Professor of Economics at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Malaysia. She works on projects related to economic development, particularly on social capital, globalization and human capital development as well as competitiveness studies. Cheng has been a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Washington State University, USA, a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University. She is one of the principal investigators for the World Value Survey (WVS) in Malaysia, a Member of the DAAD Alumni Association, one of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders, Executive Secretary of ABEST21 Japan and an alumna of the “Building a Better Asia-Young Leaders Retreat” organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan. Cheng is also the Founding Curator of the Kuala Lumpur Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.

Serene Chen Huijing

Managing Director, Deutsche Bank, Singapore

Huijing Serene Chen is one of the youngest senior financial market leaders globally. Chen is responsible for the fixed income and currencies business for clients in Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank. A regular speaker at global conferences, she has been a driving force behind the innovation and digitization of market risk and technology solutions to help client organizations unlock value and increase efficiencies. Chen is a leading advocate for women in business and has been instrumental in supporting women’s leadership in the industry, actively working to help empower, mentor and build confidence in women.

Chen Man

Founder, Beijing Man Xiang Ya Tian Advertising Ltd, People's Republic of China

Chinese contemporary photographer and visual artist who created a unique visual language that revolutionized fashion photography in China. The first ever photographer to be invited to the Met Ball. Artworks have been exhibited around the world, one of which, "The Astronaut", was selected as the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in the UK. From 2003 to 2007, during the phase of cover shoot for magazine, developed a brand new "Chen Man Style" of visual expression, which marked the beginning of her creative works. Her powerful visual language attracted immediate attention throughout the fashion media industry and inspired a great number of fashion photographers in China and abroad. 2016, Guest Lecturer, UPenn Wharton China Summit, Harvard China Forum and Young President Organization Forum. 2016, Director, Creative Artists Agency. In September 2016, collaborated with The Peninsula Hotels for The Peninsula In Pink collection. Artworks have been exhibited and auctioned for charity around the world.

Chew-Seow Chien

Partner, Bain & Company, Singapore

BA in Economics and MPhil (Hons) in Finance, Cambridge University; MBA, Harvard Business School. Since 1995, with Bain & Company: since 2007, current position; worked with global consumer products companies and clients in technology, financial services, retail, private equity and heavy industries sectors; experience in US and Asia including corporate portfolio strategy, full potential growth strategy, acquisition screening and due diligence, post merger integration, supply chain management.

Chew Shou Zi

Chief Financial Officer and President, International, Xiaomi, People's Republic of China

Shou Zi Chew is the youngest C-level management at Xiaomi, a technology giant in China. He has played a key role in bridging Xiaomi's product and capacity to the global market.

Vannarith Chheang

President, Asian Vision Institute (AVI), Cambodia

A public policy analyst and government relations strategist. He has over a decade of experience as a geopolitical and political economic analyst, with a focus on Southeast Asia. He is currently serving as President of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) where he is leading projects on geopolitical risk analysis, governance innovation, inclusive digital economy, and sustainable development.

Calvin Chin

Managing Partner, E14 Fund, USA

BA, Yale University; MBA, TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC Paris). Formerly worked in various entrepreneurial and leadership roles in education, banking and technology start-ups in New York, Silicon Valley and Shanghai. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Qifang, China's leading online student loan service and the first Chinese company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. Social Innovation Park Fellow. Adviser, lecturer and mentor to students, entrepreneurs and start-ups on strategy, fundraising and social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurism. 2009 Chinese Business Leader of the Year, Horasis and Baker & McKenzie.

Nomin Chinbat

Chief Executive Officer, Mongol TV, Mongolia

Through her professional work in media and her active role in social initiatives she has become one of the opinion shapers and role model for young people in Mongolia.
In her earlier career Nomin Chinbat introduced global standards of hospitality in a country transitioning from totalitarian regime to a free market economy, driving profound changes for the whole industry. Her hotel is not only one of the top touristic attractions of the country but it is the single largest employer and tax-payer in the town that it operates in.
She created MongolTV, in 2009, with a vision to educate and enlighten the public with non-biased information and knowledge. It quickly developed into the most viewed independent channels of the Nation. The channel has pioneered ethical broadcasting and responsible journalism in a country rigged with corruption and political interference. It strives to gain societal acceptance of internationally accepted norms and standards in the media industry. MongolTV was instrumental in introducing legal changes that ensure protection of intellectual property rights and paved the way for fight against copyright infringement.
She was elected as Founding Chair of the Mongolian Media Council, the first self-regulatory press ombudsman in 2015, in recognition of her vision to create a legal environment for ethical journalism.
She is engaged in philanthropy through various initiatives such as Byatshan Ger to help underprivileged kids and hearing impaired citizens.
In recognition of her achievements, she was selected as one of the "30 under 30' by Forbes Mongolia and “Top 25 Women in Television” by Hollywood Reporter. She is always seeking to develop herself professionally, in pursuit for that she is currently attending executive program at Harvard Business School.

Geraldine Chin Moody

Director & Co-Founder, 5HVC Capital, Australia

Geraldine Chin Moody is a co-founder of 5H Values Capital which advises and invests in impact-driven businesses lead by 5H Leaders. 5H Values Capital operates on the belief that leaders who are Humble, Honest, Happy, Hungry and High-Performing will build and grow successful organisations that are a force for good.

Geraldine has held senior leadership roles across a broad range of sectors including aviation, professional services, finance and not-for-profits where she has been a passionate champion of inclusion and diversity. As a member of the Group Executive Committee at the Virgin Australia Group she had Group-wide accountability for all aspects of people, culture and sustainability for the 10,000 person workforce. She has also held roles as a member of the Group Executive Committee at the Australian Stock Exchange and as the Australian Chief Operating Officer for global law firm Baker & McKenzie. Geraldine has also served on the Board of the Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Management Committee of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, and the Advisory Board of Welcoming Australia. She also founded the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community in Sydney.

Geraldine has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and the NSW Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. Geraldine undertook a Masters of Law at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and Frank Knox Fellow and has a Bachelor of Laws (University Medal) and Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University. She is currently studying a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. She maintains a range of interests including impact investment, the future of work, inclusive communities, women's empowerment, human capital development, coaching psychology and values-based leadership.

James Chin Moody

Chief Executive Officer, Sendle LLC, Australia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sendle, Australia's highest-rated parcel delivery service. Formerly, Executive Director, Development at Australia's national research agency, the CSIRO and was the chief systems engineer for Fedsat, Australia's first satellite to be launched in 30 years. PhD in Innovation Theory. Co-Author of “The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World”. Passionate about science communication; former panellist on the ABC TV television programme “The New Inventors”.

Mitsuru Claire Chino

President and Chief Executive Officer, Itochu International Inc., USA

Claire is President & CEO of Itochu International Inc. and Managing Executive Officer of Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, headquartered in Japan. In 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company in Japan. Prior to joining Itochu, she was a partner of an international law firm.

Claire has received several recognitions, including from the World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader), Yale University (Yale World Fellow), Asia Society (Asia 21) and the U.S. Japan Leadership Program. She has also been recognized in the in-house community as a “Top 25 In-House Counsel in Asia” (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer” (Financial Times) and “FT Global General Counsel 30 (Financial Times). She is a graduate of Smith College (B.A. cum laude) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where she serves on the advisory board.