Rebecca Murray SYDNEYRebecca is General Manager Business Development & Membership at the Australian Retail Banking Association (ARCA).
With 25 years senior executive experience in financial services, Rebecca’s previous roles include GM Marketing & Client Services at Colonial First State, and GM Marketing and Membership at the Financial Planning Association.
Rebecca has a BSc Hons 1 from ANU, an MBA from MGSM and the Graduate Diploma from the AICD. She was a non-executive director of the Cape Credit Union.
Blair Smith TORONTOBlair 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.
Ines Liu BEIJINGInes 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.
Jarek Michalski UAEQualified 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 Kashikar PUNEManish 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 Maldonado BOGOTAMaria 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 BARCELONAKate 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 SHANGHAIMatt 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 Cooksey MELBOURNEJohn 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 Chng SINGAPOREEric 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 Ward SAN FRANCISCOJoe 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 OSAKAKenshi 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 Giang BANGKOKDavid has 15+ years experience in Asia-Pacific leadership positions, having been based out of Australia, Japan, and currently Thailand.
He started his career in supply chain roles in Australia, before moving to Japan and becoming the group manager of logistics for Air Liquide, one of the global market leaders in the field of Industrial gases. His next role was to manage the Asia-Pacific bulk supply chain platform and implement best practices.
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