Managing PartnerNorthstar Pacific Group – Chairman & NAF Convener
Together with its partners, Northstar has invested $2 billion in various sectors, including energy, financial services, consumer and retail, industrial and communications.
Prior to co-founding Northstar, Patrick was Senior Vice President of Pacific Century Ventures Ltd in Tokyo, where he played a key role in the firm’s mergers, acquisitions and corporate business development in Japan. He started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and New York.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, USA.
In 2009, Patrick was awarded Ernst & Young’s prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
Chew Gek Khim
Executive ChairmanThe Straits Trading Company – Co-chair of ASEAN Business Club, Singapore & NAF Convener
Gek Khim’s interests go beyond business. She serves the public as Chairman of the National Environment Agency and is a Board member of the Singapore Totalisator Board and the Securities Industry Council. She is also the Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Board and member of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’s Board of Governors.
A lawyer by training, Gek Khim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984.
Chairman & CEOSC Global Developments – NAF Convener
Mr. Cheong has close to 30 years of experience in real estate, banking and international finance, and has formerly held positions with Citibank (Singapore) as their Head of Real Estate Finance for Singapore and also with Credit Suisse First Boston as a Director and Regional Real Estate Head for Asia (excluding Japan).
Mr. Cheong has served on numerous boards and was elected as the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore for two terms.
Group CEOAirAsia – NAF Convener & Sector Chair: Aviation
He was named as one of the world’s most creative people in business for 2011 by New York-based business magazine Fast Company, and awarded the inaugural ‘Travel Business Leaders Award’ winner by CNBC.
President DirectorGaruda Indonesia – Co-Chair: Aviation
In 1998, he was offered the position of Garuda Indonesia’s EVP Finance. During that time, he played a major role in the airline’s financial restructuring process carried out in 2001 which amounted to US$ 1.8 billion. Under his leadership, the airline has undergone a major financial and operational turnaround culminating in the IPO of Garuda Indonesia in February 2011.
Since 2008, he become Chairman of INACA (Indonesian National Air Carrier Associations). In 2010 he just appointed as a Member IATA Board of Governors (IATA: International Air Transport Association).
Dr Alan Tan
ProfessorNUS Law School – Moderator: Aviation
Born in Penang, Malaysia, Alan was educated at the Penang Free School and Raffles Junior College, subsequently obtaining an LL.B from NUS and an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale Law School. He was the winner of the Koh Han Kok Prize for International Law at NUS, and his doctoral thesis on the law and politics of shipping regulation won the Ambrose Gherini International Law Prize at Yale Law School. Alan has been a Justices’ Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Singapore and has also interned at the International Maritime Organization in London. He has published widely on Maritime Law, Aviation Law and Environmental Law, particularly in the context of Asian countries. In 2006, his book “Vessel-Source Marine Pollution: The Law and Politics of International Regulation”, was published by Cambridge University Press. In the same year, his article in the Air & Space Law journal – “Liberalizing Aviation in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Impact of the E.U. Horizontal Mandate” – won the Diedriks-Verschoor Prize for best law article.
President Director & CEOIndosat – Sector Chair: Connectivity
Prior to his role in Northstar Pacific, Mr Rusli served the Government of Indonesia for nine years, whereby he was the Expert Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the Expert Staff to the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises. During that period, he also held numerous state-owned corporate positions in companies including PT Krakatau Steel (Persero), PT Geodipa Energi, PT Kertas Kraft Aceh.
Prior to his posts in government, Mr. Rusli was also a Principal Consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers Management Consulting, Indonesia. Mr. Rusli is an alumnus of the Curtin University, Western Australia and He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Systems.
President & CEOGlobe Telecom Inc – Co-Chair: Connectivity
Ernest has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University in Manila, and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman & CEOAyala Corporation – NAF Convener & Sector Chair: Infrastructure, Power & Utilities
Mr. Zobel de Ayala is Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, the Asia Business Council and the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council. He is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also the Philippine Representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council. In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award and in 2009 he was a recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor in recognition of his outstanding public service to the country.
He earned his B.A. in economics (with honors) at Harvard University in 1981 and his M.B.A. in 1987.
Managing DirectorYTL Corporation – Co-Chair: Infrastructure, Power & Utilities
He has been awarded as the Ernst and Young’s Master Entrepreneur in Malaysia and CNBC’s Malaysia CEO of the Year. Most recently, AsiaMoney named him one of Asia’s Top Executives 2008.
In recognition of his many endeavours, Francis was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.
PartnerMcKinsey & Company, Singapore – Moderator: Infrastructure, Power & Utilities
Diaan-Yi holds an MA in Law with honors from University of Cambridge and as a Fulbright Scholar, she obtained an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Group Managing DirectorJardine Cycle & Carriage – Speaker
Mr. Newbigging is a Commissioner of Astra International, Vice President Commissioner of United Tractors and Chairman of Cycle & Carriage Bintang. He is also Chairman of Mindset Care, a charity of the Jardine Matheson Group of Companies in Singapore.
Mr. Newbigging graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts (Honours) degree in mental philosophy, and has completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Executive DirectorSingapore Maritime Foundation – Speaker
Mr Chin was the Director General (Trade) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, till his retirement from the Singapore government service at end 2006. From early 2007 till end 2011, Mr Chin continued as a Consultant to the Ministry of Trade and Industry on trade issues.
Mr Chin holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1st Class Honours) in Engineering from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic, UK. Mr Chin attended the Advanced Management Program XI, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, on the fall of 1992.
Managing DirectorYathar Cho Industry LTD – Speaker
He is also an active member of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and is currently one of the Vice Presidents and is the youngest one to be elected to the post. Other positions include President of the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association, Vice President of the Myanmar Industries Association and Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association and member of the East Asia Business Council and Young Presidents’ Organization.
Managing DirectorEAS Strategic Advice – Asia – Moderator: Plenary Session 2
He is also is a Senior Fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), a leading think-tank in Southeast Asia. Previously, he served at the ASEAN Secretariat for 16 years holding several senior positions with the last being the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN (Deputy Minister level) for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) from January 2009 to March 2012.
He received the first Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) Outstanding Alumni Award in 2011 and the Commander of the Sahakmetrey Order Medal from the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2012 for his work in ASEAN and East Asia. He holds a first degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master degree in Public Policy from the LKYSPP, NUS.
Managing DirectorKhazanah Nasional Berhad – Speaker
He obtained his M.Phil in Development Studies from Darwin College, University of Cambridge and a postgraduate diploma in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ong Keng Yong
High Commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia – Speaker
Mr. Ong served as Secretary-General of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), based in Jakarta, Indonesia, from January 2003 to January 2008. He was Singapore’s Non- Resident Ambassador to Iran from 2009 to 2011.
He is a graduate of the University of Singapore and Georgetown University (Washington D.C., USA)
Partner Bain & Company – Moderator: Connectivity
Mr. Meehan has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including semiconductors, wireless communications, mobility devices, broadcast media, enterprise storage, and upstream oil and gas, among others. His projects have spanned a wide range of business issues, such as growth strategy, cost and complexity reduction, strategic due diligence, procurement, supply chain management, post merger integration and organizational effectiveness.
Previously, Mr. Meehan worked for Teradyne, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment, serving initially as a product manager in Boston and later as regional marketing and business development manager in Southeast Asia. Prior to Teradyne, he worked as an engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers.
He completed his graduate studies as a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earning an MS in Materials Science (Electronic Materials) as well as an MBA. He also holds a BSc in Engineering Physics (Lasers and Optics) from the United States Military Academy.
Founder & CEO Hillhouse Capital Management – Speaker
Mr. Zhang serves on the board of directors for 360buy (Jingdong), a Chinese Internet retailer; Qunar, China’s leading online travel site; Blue Moon, China’s leading household care company, and Global Mediacom, Indonesia’s largest media and television conglomerate. Mr. Zhang is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution. Mr. Zhang earned an MBA and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, where he serves on the University Council. Mr. Zhang earned his B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China, where he serves as the Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board.
News Anchor Bloomberg Television – Moderator: Plenary Session 3
Ms. Amin has reported on financial and political developments in the region as well as interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers, including Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. She also conducted the first international television interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after he took office in 2009.
Other notable interviews include U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and billionaire Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands.
Group Chief ExecutiveCIMB Group – NAF Convener & Sector Chair: Capital Markets
Nazir received the “2012 Outstanding Achievement Award” from Euromoney in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Asian financial markets. He was also named “Best CEO (Malaysia)” by FinanceAsia in 2012 and 2011, while in 2010, Asiamoney recognised Nazir as the “Best Executive in Malaysia”. Nazir also became the youngest recipient of FinanceAsia’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2009.
He graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.Sc. (Hons) and obtained an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge.
Cezar Peralta Consing
President & CEOBank of Philippine Islands – NAF Convener & Sector Co-Chair: Capital Markets
He earned a degree in Economics (accelerated program, magna cum laude) from De La Salle University in 1979, and a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan in 1980.
PresidentBangkok Bank – NAF Convener & Sector Chair: Financial Services
In 2005, Chartsiri received the Achievement Award for Leadership in Thailand from the Asian Banker magazine and the Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award from Worcester Polytechnic Institute for exceptional achievement in business.
Mr. Chartsiri was educated in the United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained two Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Management.
CEOBank Mandiri Indonesia – Co-Chair: Financial Services
Mr. Sadikin graduated with a BSc in Nuclear Science from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1988.
Senior Partner The Boston Consulting Group – Moderator: Financial Services
Besides serving clients and managing the business in the region, Vincent has authored a number of global reports on energy, financial services and economic development, as well as contributing regularly on economic development issues in national and international forums and media.
Vincent is on BCG’s Asia Pacific Management Team and also sits on the board of several not-for-profit organizations in Singapore and Malaysia.
Dr. Lim Cheok Peng
Managing DirectorIHH Healthcare – Sector Chair: Healthcare
A cardiologist by training, Dr Lim sits on the board of several private limited companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, India and Turkey. He also served on various committees including Singapore’s Parliamentary Committee for Health and the Economic Review Committee.
Senior Marketing Director Bumrungrad International Limited – Co-Chair: Healthcare
Bumrungrad International is the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia and a leading world medical destination.
PartnerAccenture – Moderator: Healthcare
Penny received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from King’s College in the University of London & a Master of Business Administration from the University of Auckland (New Zealand)
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