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President and Dean
MVP Chair in Marketing
Asian Institute of Management
Jikyeong Kang has been the President and Dean of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and its MVP Chair in Marketing since 2015.
Jikyeong is a Board member and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest and the most prestigious business education alliance and accreditation body. She is also a Board member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an international 900-member organisation of business schools and corporations; and a Council member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), providing opportunities for the advancement and development of business and management education in Asia-Pacific. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAOM), a prestigious, invitation-only forum of world class global thought and business leaders committed to co-create a leadership agenda to address critical opportunities created by global challenges.
She is also an Independent Director of Security Bank, one of the Philippines' leading universal banks, and of Kesoram Industries, which is part of the B K Birla Group of Companies in India. In addition, she serves on the international advisory boards of several premier international business schools.
In 2017, Jikyeong received The Asia HRD Award for Contribution to Organisation. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have built their success on innovative systems, processes, and practices which have impacted overall employee development and productivity with an accompanying effect on the bottom line. Jikyeong also received the Brand Laureate Best Brands’ International Brand Personality Award in 2018. With her leadership, AIM was given the 2019 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for Corporate Excellence in Education and Training for demonstrating sustainable growth, responsible leadership, and operational excellence.
Dean of Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University
Dr.Wilert is the Dean of Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He earned a D.Phil in Management Studies from University of Oxford and a MBA in Strategy and MPPM in Private & Public Management from Yale University. Before that, he completed his B.B.A. with an honor degree in Finance & Banking from Chulalongkorn University and MBA from Thammasat University. Prior to becoming a business school academic, he had a number of roles in the business sectors. He then joined Chulalongkorn business school as a professor at Chulalongkorn University in 1994. While remaining an active member of CBS, he was recruited as the chief consultant for Spa-Hakuhodo Advertising where he consulted and directed the brand communication team for many national and global companies. He is a well-renowned marketing expert on consumer insight, social influence, consumer behavior design, and digital marketing. He has frequently published articles in business paper of topics in Strategic marketing management, Brand Building, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Consumer behavior, Strategic marketing profitability, Pricing strategies, Customer experience management (CEM), Global marketing, and Marketing Management.
Dr Eugene Chien
Ambassador-at-Large of Republic of China, Taiwan
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment of Taiwan
Founder of Taiwan Institute For Sustainable Energy (TAISE)
Advisor to Enterprise Asia
Dr Eugene Chien received his B.Sc in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from New York University. He became the Dean of the College of Engineering in Tamkang University in 1978.
Dr Chien was elected twice as a legislator in Taipei City. In 1987 he became the first Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration under Chiang Ching-kuo’s presidency. In 1991, during Lee Teng-hui’s presidency, he was appointed as the Minister of Transportation and Communications, Representative of Taipei Representative Office in the UK, and Senior Advisor of National Security Council. During President Chen Shui-bian’s time, he served as the Deputy Secretary General of the Office of the President and subsequently as the Foreign Minister.
In 2007, Dr Chien founded the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE), raising public awareness on climate change. Since 2008, TAISE has hosted the “Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA)”. TCSA is now recognised as the most prestigious corporate sustainability award in Taiwan. Dr Chien has been serving as Chairman of the Telecommunications & Intelligent Transportation Technology Development Foundation since 2013.
Datuk William Ng
Vice Chairman of Enterprise Asia
Datuk William Ng is vice chairman of Enterprise Asia. As an entrepreneur, William has grown businesses ranging from media, financial advisory to exhibitions and spas from scratch and seen them extend to markets across the region. He now spends the majority of time working with business owners across the region to grow their businesses, through the NGOs that he is in. He is also the Chairman of Asia Spa and Wellness Promotion Council. He holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration.
Former President of Edelman China
Jeffrey is a communications expert, having his career spanning Australia, Asia as well as China in the last four years. He re-engineered Edelman from a public relations agency to a communications agency with digital capability; he restructured Publicis advertising from a loose confederation of above the line and acquired activation and digital agencies, across the key cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, to become one powerful unit, and put Bates 141 as a regional advertising force that serves clients like Buick, Nokia, HSBC and Heineken.
He is an entrepreneur by nature. He has spent time starting up data analytics consultancies, bridging the big divide between the technology and the marketing world. His latest endeavour is a Shanghai-based medical wellness start-up bringing Chinese tourists to Thailand for medical check-ups.
Jeff is a Journalism major, from Hong Kong Baptist University, and earned a Master’s degree in communication research from Stanford University.
RSM Hong Kong
Eugene has over 20 years of management experience. He was qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Hong Kong and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997 and became a Partner in 1998. Eugene joined RSM Hong Kong as a Partner in 2000 and is now the Managing Partner of the Firm with around 600 staff.
Eugene has the overall responsibility for the Firm’s operations, marketing and practice development, corporate strategy and relationship management. He is also the Head of Consulting, China Practice and Japanese Practice, the Leader of Financial Services, the Convener of Capital Market Group of the Firm.
Eugene accumulated over 25 years of experience in the accounting profession. He has extensive experience in providing auditing, financial advisory and business valuation services to clients in a variety of industries. He is also the partner-in-charge on over twenty initial public offers in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Eugene is actively involved in public services in serving the community, accounting profession, NGOs and tertiary institutions.
Dr. Virginia Cha
Professor at National University of Singapore
Member of the Future Council of the World Economic Forum
In her multi-faceted four decades-long industry and academic career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia co-founded or was the sole-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies in Singapore and China, with listings on NASDAQ and HKSE. She’s co-authored a book “Asia’s Entrepreneurs: Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities”, published by Taylor and Francis (2009), which captured Singapore’s technology entrepreneurial history from 1995-2005. Additionally, Virginia is a member of the Future Council of the World Economic Forum. Virginia is also an active researcher, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem with 16 start-up companies in her angel investment portfolio with operations in Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, USA, Finland, and the UK.
Virginia’s has also published on the subject of restorative innovation (www.restorativeinnovation.com). This emergent framework uses an economic model on how sustainable goods can reach mass consumption through innovation along three dimensions: increased supply, supply chain efficiency, and increased adoption. This framework is now taught in leading Singapore tertiary institutions and published in “An Introduction to Circular Economy”, published by Springer Nature (2020). Virginia earned her Bachelor of Science in Information Computer Science, University of Hawaii, in 1980, and her PhD from National University of Singapore.