Executive Committee

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: Renee Pan

Founder & CEO – Pan Contact & Co Ms Pan is based in London, United Kingdom. She original came from Beijing, China with a strong belief in the contribution that the female entrepreneur can make to society. Pan Contact & Co was founded in London in 2012 by Ms Pan with her experience in advising High Net Worth clients on a range of areas relating to personal investment in the UK. By developing her Family Office and Boutique Business Consulting,…

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: Carl Heath

When I am not volunteering my time and auctioneering skills for charities in Australia, Cambodia and Vietnam, I can be found advising foreign corporations interested in investing in logistics, commerce, healthcare and hospitality in Vietnam for Fortis Bridge. Fortis Bridge is currently the lead advisory firm to a Global Manufacturing company expanding to Vietnam. This is a $USD 650 million dollar investment which will create great employment opportunities for the people of Vietnam. I have spent over thirty years in…


: Pat-Nie Woo

Pat is a Partner of Business Reporting and Sustainability at KPMG who oversees Corporate Social Responsibility as well as being a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (“CC&S”). He is also a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network and Global Sustainable Finance Working Group. He has been in the field of sustainable development for over 10 years. In recent years, he has been active in the development of green and sustainable finance…

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: Adelena L. Chong, CFA

Partner at Paddee Connexions Adelena is a Partner at Paddee Connexions, a global provider of consulting, coaching and advisory for board members and business owners. She is an entrepreneur since 26 years of age. She is a Strategy Coach to public listed board members and business owners. Adelena serves as director on boards, having first hand experience in business dealings, strategies and owners perspectives. She‘s sought after for her experience and advisory for financial, companies regulations, board conduct and dealings,…


: David Armitage

Chairman, Velocity Group Mr. Armitage is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive. He has 24 years’ experience in founding, building and operating several IT Professional services companies in Greater China and South East Asia. This was preceded by 15 years spent managing and directing corporate business units in Canada. The Velocity Group, which David chairs, is composed of companies that include IT services and product development. This includes IT managed services, cybersecurity, software development, database development and management; and data…


: Mr. Anson Bailey

Head of Technology, Hong Kong Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC KPMG China Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer & Retail Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong. Anson…

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: Mr. Ben Simpfendorfer

Founder & CEO – Silk Road Associates Ben has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the past 20 years. He advises a range of Fortune 500 multinationals on their commercial strategies in Asia, providing global boards and regional strategy teams with data-based solutions into fast-moving markets and value-chains. His extensive specialist networks add further insights into today’s key operating challenges. Before establishing Silk Road Associates in 2010, Ben spent over a decade tracking China’s business landscape as Chief…


: Thomas Wa Sun Wong

Partner – CW CPA Mr. Thomas Wong is one of the two co-founding partners of CW CPA, an international mid-sized professional accounting and advisory firm based in Hong Kong with also offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Shanghai of China as wellashavingabusiness desk in Barcelona, London and Bogotá. He looks after many areas of CW CPA, particularly the business development and strategies of the firm. Developing overseas markets, especially Latin America and Spain, is always at the top of his agenda….


: Ms. Satoko Yahata

President – Core S. Ltd. Satoko Yahata is the president of Core S Ltd., a Tokyo-based consulting firm that specializes in planning international business in art, food, culture, fashion and travel, as well as a media producer. She is an ambassador for the Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and a committee member of METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Luxury Travel Market,The Real Japan Ishikawa Project Committee, Special Advisor. Ms. Yahata is official member…

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: Michael Walsh

PBEC, founded in 1967, is a membership organisation of CEOs and Business Leaders with a footprint that includes the 21 economies of APEC. PBEC remains the independent voice of sustainable business and trade in Asia Pacific. Walsh was previously the Chief Executive of the award-winning Hong Kong based brokerage company Asia Jet & Chief Commercial Officer of Hongkong Jet and BAS Guernsey both commercial charter operators. Prior to that he was a Board Director of Jet Edge International in the…