Nominating Committee outline

AHMED RAZMAN ABDUL LATIFF – Malaysia

Director / Putra Business School

Dr. AHMED RAZMAN Abdul Latiff is the Senior Lecturer and Manager of Community Engagement & Impact at Putra Business School (PBS). He holds a Bachelor Degree of Accounting and Finance (Honours) from Lancaster University, United Kingdom, a Master Degree of Accounting from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Master Research Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He also holds a PhD in Corporate Governance from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. He has presented and published numerous papers at various conferences and journals as well as been awarded various research grants. He has successfully supervised more than 70 students of PhD, MSc and MBA. Since 2012, he has been appointed as one of the Intellectual Properties Evaluation Panel for Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), which involves in identifying the potential commercialization of UPM inventions. He is the Vice President (Finance) of Case Writers Association of Malaysia as well as the Editorial Board member of Asian Journal of Case Research. He is also the Chief Examiner for Corporate Governance paper under The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

ANTONIO M. DEL CARMEN – Philippines

Program Director / Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business

Prof. Antonio “Tony” del Carmen is a seasoned entrepreneur. He has been involved in finance, aquaculture, real estate, information technology, education and training. Currently, he is the CEO/ President of STI College Santa Rosa and President of Prime Infoserve Management and Philpro Management and Development Corp.  In 2008, Prof. Del Carmen started teaching Entrepreneurship at the Ateneo Graduate School and currently, he is the Program Director for the Master in Entrepreneurship Program.

After completing his MBA at the AGSB, he pursued his PhD in Education Leadership and Management at the De La Salle University. His passion for education and training led him to be involved in various organizations that advocate transformation and excellence in the Philippine education system. He is presently the President of the Private Technical Vocational Educators Association of Region IVA (PTVEA) and a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Coordinating Council of Private Educators Association (COCOPEA). He is also involved in the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines representing the province of Laguna through the Laguna Industry Network for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology (LINK IT) where he is the President.

DAISUKE KATAGIRI – Japan

Associate Professor / Chiba University

Daisuke katagiri is an entrepreneur, entrepreneur supporter and professional for pharmacology and entrepreneurship education. I am one of the founding members of Amine Pharma Research Institute, Inc., a start-up from Chiba University. In addition, I am also CEO of LeadArts LLC working on health follow-up. While practicing venture management, I am working as a special associate professor at the Chiba University in order to produce many successful examples for innovation and entrepreneur education.
Recieved Minister of METI Award for Industry-academia-government collaboration achievement commendation, 2014.

DAWN NG – Singapore

Director, Ecosystem Development (Incubation) / National University of Singapore (NUS) Enterprise

Dawn is a specialist in building & accelerating new enterprises and their ecosystem, drawing on capabilities developed over 20 yrs. She has deep and broad experience in managing and enabling new enterprises and has:
・Consulted small and medium enterprises, particularly on their technology business models and initiatives;
・Built and led marketing, human resources and operations in three enterprises in the fields of brand & market research, flexible workforce and systems integration respectively;
・Managed marketing and communications in global management consultancy including conceiving and launching a government co-sponsored nation-wide enterprise award;
・Conceptualised and implemented branding and communications projects on multiple platforms for innovation and entrepreneurship related services and programmes;
across major economies in ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam)

DMITRY POLITOV- Russia

Director for International Cooperation / Skolkovo Foundation

As an expert on international relations and foreign operations, after working as a researcher in the prestigious Russian University for International Relations (MGIMO) Dmitry has moved to New York, the United States, as an expert on public diplomacy and track-two diplomacy with the responsible Russian not-for-profit entity called The Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, created on the initiative of the President of Russia. In 2009 he returned to Russia to become the Executive Director of the Russian-Swiss Business Council, an organization that brought together, in two separate tiers, Small and Medium enterprises and the leading businesses of the two countries. Following that he joined Renova Group of Companies to advise on its foreign activities, high-risk projects, reputation building and charity endeavors. In this quality he was selected to join the most prestigious Russian public relations award panel, the Silver Archer, as an expert on international campaigns. In 2011 he moved to the Skolkovo Foundation, where he currently continues his employment as the Director of the Department for International Cooperation. He supervises international activities of the Foundation, articulates international strategic priorities, communicates with large corporate partners and represents the organization before government, foreign and international bodies for the purposes of international cooperation.

DON JYH-FU JENG – Taiwan

Associate Professor and Director / Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management National Chengchi University

Dr. Don Jyh-Fu Jeng is an Associate Professor and Director at the Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property Management, College of Commerce, National Chengchi University. Dr. Jeng received his Ph.D. from Waseda University (Japan), an M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston (U.S.) Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Jeng worked as a system analyst for Texas Instruments, and as an e-commerce manager for Ateck Computer, Inc. (U.S.) In addition, Dr. Jeng has co-founded the Gtogo.com (U.S.), which its business model has later proved successful. Dr. Jeng has consulted with a wide range of organizations. In addition, he has served as a mentor to startups and devote himself to support young entrepreneurs.
Dr. Jeng teaches the Technology Innovation, Strategic Operations, and Entrepreneurship in the M.S., MBA, and EMBA programs. His lecture adopted the Participant-Centered Learning Case Method, which emphasize both industrial practice and academic theory. He has been one of the most favorable professors among the student group, and is the Fellow of Academy of Educators, National Cheng Kung University. Dr. Jeng’s major research interests focus on the cross-disciplinary of entrepreneurial management, strategic operations management and decision-making. His work has been published in book and various academic journals.

FUMIHIKO UCHIDA – Japan

University of Tsukuba, Professor / Deputy Director for International Industry University Collaborative Headquarter

1978-2014  Hitachi Ltd.
2002 Planning Office manager of Central Research Laboratory
2003 Manager of R&D strategy Center
2007 General Manager of R&D Information Management Center
2012 R&D grope CIO & General Manager of Technology Management Center
2014-Present University of Tsukuba, Professor
Deputy Director for International Industry University Collaborative Headquarter

GUAN HUANG – China

Student Career Center, PEKING University / Assistant Director

Huang Guan is the current Secretary General of Student Extracurricular Activities Guidance Center of Peking University, responsible for students’ extra-curricular academic research, entrepreneur and innovation education and producing-teaching-researching programs. He has received a master’s degree in the School of Economics.

GYEWAN MOON – Korea

Professor / School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University

Gyewan Moon is a Professor of Strategic Management & Organization Theory in the School of Business Administration at Kyungpook National University in Korea. He is currently the 27th President of Korean Academy of Management. He served his University as a Chairman of Faculty Assembly (2014~2016), an Associate Vice-President for International Affairs (2012~2014) and a Director of Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration (2013~2014). He also works for Smart-Health Forum as a President. He published several papers in Academy of Management Review, International Journal of Information Management, etc. He received his DBA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. U.S.A. He is currently interested in building a sound ecosystem for entrepreneurship, and legitimacy building in implementing an innovation, etc.

KATSUYA HASEGAWA – Japan

Project Professor / The University of Tokyo

Katsuya HASEGAWA has been a Project Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2009. He started his professional career as an LSI engineer at Panasonic in 1982. He became one of the founding members of Panasonic Ventures, a corporate VC arm of Panasonic in Silicon Valley in 1996. He left Panasonic in 2002 and became Managing Director of Venture Connection, LLC until he joined Waseda University in 2005 as a professor. He holds a BS and an MS in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University between 1990 and 1992.

KEVIN YANG – China

Senior Investment Manager / INNOSPACE+

KORKMAZ OMER – Turkey

CEO / JTFTA

Mr. Korkmaz has lived in Japan for more than 20 years.
With his conversational ability, he exerts himself for developments of Japanese and Turkish companies as the key person of JTFTA(Japan Turkey Friendship Trade Association). 1996 his life started in japan as a computer system engineer and he became General manager of the company. he has established 3 it companies 2 in japan 1 in Turkey
Ihe has a qualification for information officer and runs an agency. Also he has entrepreneur certificate.
He is from Cappadocia which is famous for its world heritage.

K SURESH KUMAR – India

General Manager / PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP)

Dr Suresh Kumar started his career in Coimbatore, in a Textile Machinery Manufacturing company, after which he joined PSG-Science & Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP) – The Technology Busines Incubator (TBI) associated with PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India with the foucs to support start-ups in the areas of informtion technology, electronics and mechanical. He has been a part of establishing the incubation facility and building its brand to the stakeholders of entrepreneurship in the institute and in the region.
For about two decades, he has been responsible for managing the incubation facility, handholding start-ups, implementing the innovation fund, managing the seed fund support system, coordinating the Outreach Centre activities for promoting innovations and identifying & executing the consulting assignments.
He handles the Secretariat of Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN) – an initiative supported by infoDev, World Bank & Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. Under APIN, he organizes capacity building programms and workshops for the business incubation managers across the asia pacific region. He is certified as Business Incubaton Trainer by infoDev, The World Bank Group and a mentor in the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). He had participated in various international programs/workshops held at USA, Australia, China, Finland, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. Suresh Kumar holds a engineering degree in Mechanical and a PhD in Management.

LE THAI PHONG – Vietnam

PhD, Vice Dean / Foreign Trade University

Le Thai Phong is an Associate Professor, Dean of Faculty of Business Administration, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam. Phong gained his Bachelor in International Economics, Foreign Trade University, and MBA from The University of Wales, UK. Since he dedicates to teaching, he came to Leeds University Business School to complete his PhD in international business, with the research title of “The role of intra- and inter-industry FDI spillovers in explaining performance outcomes: Evidence from the UK”. Phong offers few courses in business and management, such as strategic management, international business, quality management, principles of management, and leadership and management. He is the author of many articles, and the referee of several journals, domestically and internationally. Le Thai Phong is keen on bringing real world practices to the academic world, bridging the gap between theory and business practices. As consequence, he acts as a consultant, helping firms in improving their performance.

MAKOTO SARATA – Japan

Assistant Manager / ASTEM

Planer and Organizer of business model design education and social fields of innovation (through making relationship between “Japanese culture and technology” and “people’s smiles and appreciations”) in Kyoto.

MICHELLE COLE – New Zealand

Investment Manager / New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

Michelle has a focus on supporting New Zealand businesses raise capital to fund growth. She has worked in numerous roles at NZTE, including a secondment in Singapore as Investment Manager. There she promoted foreign investment to New Zealand and facilitated New Zealand companies’ investment and business development in East Asia with emphasis on ICT and VC’s.
Michelle also spent four years at General Electric as a Product and then a Marketing and Export Manager; founded a wholesale telecommunications company and owned and governed her own retail franchise for eight years with a successful exit. Michelle is an Angel investor in technology companies predominately Digital and Fintech.
Michelle has a Masters of Management Studies, International Marketing and Finance, University of Waikato.

Areas of speciality:
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Capital solutions
• Board and Management support
• Investment Strategy

NATTAKRIT WU – Thailand

Change Maker / MetaMo

Nattakrit Wu founded Fu-Yih Enterprise Co., Ltd. In 2007 which is engaged in manufacturing and distributing waterproof PVC canvas and is currently working to establish a venture with the goal to make wheelchairs more accessible for users with limited resources. Apart from running his business, he also lectures at Thammasat Business School, College of Management Mahidol University, Kasetsart University, Thailand science parks and promote entrepreneurship at the Innovation Driven Enterprise center, Thai Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, he has been directly engaged in working with technologies and social entrepreneur teams in different stages of their startups, in Thailand, Taiwan, and countries in in the Southeast Asian region. He has also co-created MetaMo, an incubation and accelerator program in the region promoting and creating its very own breed of entrepreneurs, or what they call Change Makers throughout the region.

SIVA RAMAMOORTHY – India

Mentor / Zone Startups India

Siva Ramamoorthy (Siva) is a well-known member of the strongly emerging Start-up Ecosystem in India.

He currently serves as a Mentor with India’s No 1 start-up Incubator Zone Startups, a Joint Venture between Bombay Stock Exchange and Ryerson University Canada. He also serves with Stanford Ignite- one of the world Top Start-up academic Programs, University of Sydney Genesis program in various mentor and Advisory roles.

He has taught several start-up programs including on sales, marketing, fund raising and product management for start-ups. He has over 30 Global Presentations and papers to his credit including in USA, South Korea Kyungpuk National University, Belgium, Sri Lanka, Fiji, and Australia. Significant invited speakerships include: “On Innovation” invited by the International Telecom Union, a United Nations body for their forum in Fiji and later.

Past Corporate roles include Director VMware, Director Intel, Product Management for a greater than $500 Million Product at Nortel Networks. And Head of Marketing at Tejas Networks a Red Herring Worldwide Top 100 India Start-up.

He holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. He also holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.

Tim Mahlberg – Australia

Ambassador, Sydney Genesis Startup Program / University of Sydney

Tim is an Ambassador with the Sydney Genesis Startup Program at the University of Sydney Business School.
Active in supporting Australia’s startup scene, Tim founded one of Australia’s largest coworking business communities in Melbourne, which currently has over 2500 members. With a broad career spanning corporate, non-profit/charitable organisations, consulting and customer excellence, he has worked for over a decade as an organisational psychologist, helping people to realise their potential through their work life.
Tim has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology, a Masters in Organisational Psychology, and is currently completing his PhD in Business at the University of Sydney where he has been sponsored by Deloitte Australia to explore the future of work and the role of technology in helping us to lead more fulfilling and purposeful working lives.

TOTOK HARI WIBOWO – Indonesia

DR. Ing. Totok Hari Wibowo MSc. / Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs

With a doctorate in Management of Technology, DR Totok Hari Wibowo is since in charge with policy formulation and design on the development of competitive economic areas such as Science and Technology Park, Industrial Park, and Special Economic Zones with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. Prior to this involvement, DR Totok Hari Wibowo was assigned to join a national task force on the development of technology based SME. He has been working in the Netherlands, Japan, and Indonesia.

YU XIAOXIAO – China

Deputy Director of the Communist Youth League / Tsinghua University

Dr. Yu Xiaoxiao, currently a faculty member of Tsinghua University, directs the Entrepreneurship Education Center of Youth League of Tsinghua University. She obtained her bachelor degree in 2008 and her Ph.D. degree in 2013, both from the Electronic Engineering department of Tsinghua University. She served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University and University of California, Santa Barbara during 2009-2010. As part of the work in Youth League of Tsinghua University, she organizes tens of entrepreneurship education activities each year, such as “Intel – Tsinghua Technology Entrepreneurship Summer Campus for National University Students”, “National Collegiate Social Entrepreneurship Competition”, “Business Plan Competition of Tsinghua University”, etc.