Karen is the Head of Data Science at Aware Super, the second largest in superannuation fund in Australia. She is also an Adjunct lecturer at the MSGM MBA program. Karen has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons), a Master in Business Administration and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Doris is a certified project manager with over 10 years of experience in the higher education industry. She has extensive enterprise-wide IT and non-technology project portfolios. Doris's specialisation focuses on planning and managing technology initiatives to cultivate alumni engagement, drive process improvements and gain competitive advantage. Doris enjoyed her MGSM experience on both Hong Kong and North Ryde campuses with its vibrant community.
Blair Smith is Professor of Marketing, and Head of the Digital Media Marketing postgraduate program at George Brown College in Toronto. He also consults to the Canadian Marketing Association to design and facilitate professional development courses and workshops for marketers.
Santiago is a Consultant at Innovation Venture Partners (Australia) and Head of Advisory at Enia (Uruguay), a data science lab and software factory focused on technology and innovation. With a background in banking and finance, he currently consults across multiple industries including Health Care, AgTech, and Medical Research. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, an MBA from MGSM and a certificate from the Global Leadership Program from Macquarie University.
Ines Liu is an Assistant Manager in Dezan Shira & Associates' Beijing office and a member of the International Business Advisory team. She advises clients on corporate structuring, taxation, China investments, and general accounting matters in China. Ines has extensive auditing & assurance service experience working with PwC and Deloitte and has managed investor relations for China-based U.S. IPOs in Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Qualified with post graduate degrees in innovation management, strategic human resource management, and industrial psychology, Jarek has sharp business turnaround skills and commercial acumen applied to design, develop and execute people management, process improvement and financial management plans to significantly improve organisational performance.
Manish is currently working with Deutsche Bank and heading delivery for Europe, Asia and India Cheques and payments technology within Global Transaction Banking. Manish is a dynamic professional with approximately 20+ years of experience in Change Management, Operational and Technology Strategy. Manish completed his MBA at MGSM in 2006 and considers it as one of the best programmes he has done as part of his education.
Maria has over a decade of experience in marketing and advertising in Australia and LATAM. She is currently the Marketing Manager for Facebook in Colombia and Peru, being responsible for the marketing strategy and brand positioning for Facebook's family of apps and services in the region which includes Instagram, What's App and Messenger, within others. Maria has worked in a number of multinational companies such as Microsoft, Regus, Easy Taxi and Facebook.
Kate Childs is a marketing and communications executive based in Barcelona. She is currently Marketing Director to the FMCG Institute which she co-founded in early 2017. Kate is also Marketing Director to Childs Davidson Limited, a boutique management consulting firm specialised in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. Originally from Australia, Childs has spent the past decade, working with executives in Europe, the UK, the Middle East, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Matt Mitchener is the Marketing Manager (China) for St James's Place Wealth Management, a FTSE100 company with over 3,800 financial advisers globally. Matt has worked in financial services since 2007 throughout Australia in various management roles including sales, distribution & partnerships, and marketing and product for an ASX listed company with over 1,500 advisers. Matt has a keen interest on the Asian market, having spent his early life in Thailand and Indonesia and later having later part
John has over 25 years’ experience in the provision of people leadership to sales, operations, human resources and marketing teams in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. His leadership roles for multinational companies such as PepsiCo enables him to provide a clear understanding of the business impact for clients for current and future human resources initiatives. John is currently Director of Affinity People an HR Advisory and Executive Search consultancy practice.
Eric is the Head of Business Development and a member of the Asia Pacific leadership executive committee for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, which is one of the leading investment services company globally. Eric has almost two decades of experience in the global financial markets and has held leadership positions in leading financial institutions and exchanges. In addition, he serves as an international expert & advisor to the Asian Bond Markets Forum of the Asian Development Bank
Joe is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years in media and technology ventures. A network engineer by profession, Joe is now a thought leader in business to business technology ventures. Based in San Francisco, California, Joe is the founder and president of Acceleration Bay, a ventures corporation that creates patent-backed ventures. His platform creates ventures based on inventions by large multinational corporations in the networking technology vertical.
Kenshi Otsuka is a Senior Product Manager of Delivery Experience at Amazon, leading various strategic projects in delivery service program in Prime, Amazon’s key strategic membership program. Kenshi grew up in Japan and holds a BA in Human Science from Osaka University. He moved to Sydney, Australia at an early stage of his career as an expat from a Japanese national retail chain, and earned Master of Management (MGSM) in 2012.
David is an Australian National with a Chinese/Cantonese ancestry, with a background in supply chain management and talent development. In his current role, David leads the global talent function for the Thai Union Group, the world’s biggest seafood manufacturer. In addition, he also designs programs and mentor Startups for “SPACE-F”, the only global Food-Tech incubator and accelerator based in Asia.
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