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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.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Chief Executive Officer, SOC Films, Pakistan

Bachelor’s degree, Smith College; two Master’s degrees, Stanford University. The only woman director to have been awarded two Academy Awards by the age of 37. Since 2001, has made over two dozen multi-award films in over 16 countries. Films include: “Student Athlete”, “Girl in the river”, “Song of Lahore”, “Saving Face”, “Peace Keepers” and “Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret”. 2017, first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Recipient of honours and awards, including: named in annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine (2012); awarded highest civil honour “Hilal -e–Imtiaz”, Pakistan Government (2012); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canadian Government, for work in the field of documentary films (2013); Crystal Award, World Economic Forum; Knight International Journalism Award, International Center for Journalists for work that led to legislative change (2017); Honorary Degree in Fine Arts, Smith College (2018).

Cassandra Chiu

Founder and Psychotherapist, The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre, Singapore

Master's in Social Science, Swinburne University of Technology. Social advocate for greater accessibility for the blind. Blogs exploits and challenges with guide dog on Facebook. Aspires to change what it means to be blind for the society. Runs a psychotherapeutic practice. Work encompasses assistive technology needs assessment/coaching; rehabilitative psychotherapy; and rehabilitative remodelling for business/domestic environments. Co-Author of two papers, Accessible Pedestrian Environment and Accessible Pedestrian Signals, for submission to the Land Transport Authority. Recipient of awards: Singapore Woman Award (2012); Social Innovation Park Fellow (2012).

H. S. Cho

Vice Chairman, Hyosung Group, Republic of Korea

BA in Business Economics, Brown University; studies in Economics, Yonsei University. Formerly, with: Bain & Company, Tokyo and Seoul; NTT Communications, Tokyo; Marubeni Corporation, Tokyo. With Hyosung Group: currently, Member, Management Committee and Member of the Board, several subsidiaries; in charge of key decision-making, strategic planning and operations. Member: YPO; YEO; 136 Forum, an environmental group. Recipient of awards: Asian Young Global Leader, Korea Japan China Foundation (2005); Asia 21 Global Young Leader, Asia Society, US (2006); Junior Board, National Museum of Korea (2007). Interests: sports, automobiles, gastronomy, travel, photography.

Calvin Choi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMTD, Hong Kong SAR, China

Mr. Calvin Choi is the Chairman and CEO of AMTD Group, and Founder of AMTD Charity Foundation. He is a globally recognized entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as a pioneer and contributor in promoting regional digitalization.

Calvin was named 2019 “Asia FinTech Leader” by the Singapore Fintech Association, selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and awarded by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the global “Fintech Finance 35” in 2016.

Calvin currently serves as the Chairman of the Group’s investment banking subsidiary AMTD international (NYSE:HKIB, SGX:HKB), the first company with dual class voting rights to successfully dual list on NYSE and SGX; Chairman of AMTD Digital, a one-stop digitally connected solutions platform headquartered in Singapore; Board Director of Bank of Qingdao (SEHK: 3866; SZSE: 002948). He also serves as Board Director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network, which was founded by World Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and ASEAN Bankers Association. Calvin is appointed by the HK Government as a member of HK Cyberport Advisory Panel and a member of Prisoners’ Education Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee. He is also appointed as Vice President of the China Young Entrepreneurs Association, and Vice Chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.

Calvin is the Founder of the @-WISE Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Singapore, and jointly launched by AMTD Group together with University of Waterloo, iQ4, and Singapore FinTech Association. He is also the Founder and Chairman of “Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Alliance”, an association which was initiated by Calvin, with a number of leading Hong Kong-listed Chinese regional banks as members, including Airstar Bank, Bank of Qingdao, East West Bank, Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank, Jiangxi Bank and Zhongyuan Bank; and the Founder and Chairman of “Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association”, an organisation comprising a group of leading and innovative enterprises in the Greater Bay Area.

Before joining AMTD Group, Calvin was formerly a Managing Director at the Investment Banking Division and a member of the Global Family Office Committee of UBS Asia. He also served as the China Chief Specialist, Asia Strategic Alliance under the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Citigroup.

Calvin is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States.

Rohit Chopra

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, USA

Commissioner on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Has been an outspoken advocate for fair competition, consumer rights and accountability for corporations that break the law. Widely recognized for his expertise on America's trillion-dollar student loan crisis.

Tejpreet Singh Chopra

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Light & Power (BLP), India

BA (Hons) in Economics, St Stephen's College, Delhi University; MBA, Cornell University. Over 16 years' global management and finance experience in France, UK, Hong Kong, India and the US. Founder & CEO of Bharat Light & Power. Leading wind and solar power generation company in India (IPP). Group has 3 independent companies - large utility scale wind/solar, distributed solar and technology services - Orion. Orion is an Enterprise AI based IOT platform. Leverages proprietary failure prediction models, big data analytics & machine learning to help industries improve productivity and optimize energy consumption. Provides predictive intelligence for over 2GW of wind & solar farms globally. Also, AI based solutions to industries such as auto, FMCG, mining, oil & gas, steel, cement etc. Earlier with General Electric (GE) for 14+ years. Was President & CEO of GE India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh in last role. Previous roles included GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS), 1996: roles in marketing, structured finance and risk management; 2005, opened GECAS office in Delhi; Senior Vice-President and Country Head, India, arranged more than $1 billion in financing for India's airline industry; President & CEO, GE Commercial Finance, India; 2007. At present, Chairman of the Board, APM Terminals (Maersk Group) - Gujarat Pipavav Port; Member, Board of Directors, SRF; and Board member Anand Group, and Indian Energy Exchange. National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum and on WEF YGL Foundation Board. Co-Chair of WEF GFC on Energy. Aspen Institute Fellow. YPO member. Interests: national swimmer, golf, classical music and Formula 1.

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Founder, Platformation Labs, Singapore

Sangeet Paul Choudary is the founder of Platformation Labs and the best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale. He has advised the leadership of more than 35 of the Fortune 500 firms and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Sangeet's work on platforms has been selected by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 ideas in strategy and his articles have been featured thrice in the HBR Top 10 Must Reads compilations.

Sangeet is appointed to several high-level ministerial advisory committees and is a former member of the WEF's Global Future Council. He is also ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally by Thinkers50 and is the youngest ever recipient of the IIMB Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a frequent keynote speaker at leading global forums including the G20 Summit, the World50 Summit, and the United Nations.

David Chubak

Head, Global Retail Bank and Consumer Lending, Citibank NA, USA

David Chubak is one of the financial world's youngest influencers, leading a business that spans across global markets and serves more than 100 million customers, with 2,600 branches and 65,000 employees. With an eye to the future and an understanding of the past, he adheres to a philosophy that puts customer well-being first. Most recently, Chubak consolidated Citi’s global retail bank and consumer lending businesses and launched a digital banking strategy to ensure the bank meets the needs of the ever-evolving customer.

Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt

Chief Executive Officer, Ard Holdings, Mongolia

Ganhuyag is a Chief Executive Officer of Ard Financial Group. He serves as President of the UB City Chamber of Commerce since 2019.

Gan started his career at the Mongolian Stock Exchange in 1991. He joined the Central Bank after graduating from Hungary's Corvinus University in 1997. He founded Mongolia's first first savings and loan cooperative in 1997 and the first non-bank finance company in 1999. He founded and managed XacBank and its parent, TenGer Financial Group from 2001 to 2009.

Gan served as Honorary Consul of Hungary until he was appointed as advisor to Prime Minister in 2009. Gan was appointed as Vice Minister of Finance in December 2010. He unsuccessfully bid for public office in 2008 and 2012.

He leads the local Global Dignity initiative since 2009, founded the UB Shapers Hub in 2013 and was nominated to the YGL Forum in 2009. He founded Mongolia Economic Forum in 2009.

Ard Holdings currently owns 4 public companies, including the national post office, 6 financial licenses, and is pioneering its fintech and blockchain based applications.

He served and continues to serve on boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Nami Chung

Director, Asan Nanum Foundation, Republic of Korea