Speakers & Moderators


H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Prime Minister of S.R. of Viet Nam

H.E. Scott Morrison

Prime Minister of Australia

H.E. Li Keqiang

Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo

President of the Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Prime Minister of Malaysia

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)

Prime Minister of Kingdom of Thailand

H.E. U Thaung Tun

Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP

Secretary of State for International Trade, United Kingdom

Dr. Vu Tien Loc

Member of the Vietnam National Assembly

Chairman and President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Chairman, Central Council of Vietnam Business Associations

Vice Chairman, National Council on Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Enhancement

Vice Chairman, Prime Minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform

Chairman, National Committee of Public Private Partnership

Mr. Angel Gurría
Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

As Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD’s membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the Organisation more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. 

Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international tax system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields. He has also heralded a new growth narrative that promotes the well-being of people, including women, gender and youth, and has scaled up the OECD contribution to the global agenda, including the Paris Agreement  on Climate Change and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Born on May 8th, 1950, in Tampico, Mexico, Mr. Gurría came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service in his country, including positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit in the 1990s. For the first time in a generation, he steered Mexico’s economy through a change of Administration without a recurrence of the financial crises that had previously dogged such changes.

Mr. Gurría holds a B.A. degree in Economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a M.A. degree in Economics from Leeds University (United Kingdom). He has received Honorary Degrees from the Universidad del Valle de México, Rey Juan Carlos University, European University of Madrid, and the Universities of Leeds, Haifa and Bratislava.

A regular contributor to some of the world’s leading newspapers and journals, Mr. Gurría has received several awards and decorations from more than 30 countries, including the titles of Grand officier de la Légion d’honneur et Chevalier dans l’ordre du Mérite agricole, awarded by the French Government. He has also received a Medal from the French Senate and the Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau awarded by the Netherlands. Most recently, he was distinguished by the President of Korea with the Gwanghwa Medal for Diplomatic Service, and also received recognition to his longstanding contribution to the development of public administration in Mexico, the Medalla al Mérito Administrativo Internacional “Gustavo Martínez Cabañas”, awarded by the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP). In 2007, Mr. Gurría was the first recipient of the Globalist of the Year Award of the Canadian International Council to honour his efforts as a global citizen to promote trans-nationalism, inclusiveness and a global consciousness. His awards include the Ben Gurion Leadership Award, the Award Isidro Fabela by the Mexican Association of International Studies, the Nueva Economía Award, the Orden Bernardo O’Higgins en el Grado de Gran Cruz, and the Medalla Rectoral from the University of Chile.

Mr. Gurría has participated in various international not-for-profit bodies, including the Population Council, based in New York, and the Center for Global Development based in Washington. He chaired the International Task Force on Financing Water for All and continues to be deeply involved in water issues, being a member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Board for Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) and of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Governors of the Centre for International Governance Innovation; based in Canada, the Advisory Board for the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), co-hosted by Korea and Denmark, and the Advisory Board to the International Forum on Genomics, Innovation and Economic Growth, and was recently appointed as a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences of Spain.

Mr. Gurría is married to Dr. Lulu Quintana, a distinguished ophthalmologist, and they have three adult children.

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura
President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo and obtained a Master's Degree in International Development and Economics from Yale University. Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1976. Has assumed numerous positions, including Representative of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Japan Overseas Development Corporation, Director of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Division of the Trade Policy Bureau, Vice Governor for International Affairs of Ehime Prefecture, Director-General of the Business Support Department of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Executive Managing Director of the Japan-China Economic Association, and President of the Japan-China Northeast Development Association. Assumed position of ERIA Executive Director in June 2008 and subsequently was appointed as ERIA’s first President in June 2015, and was reappointed as President of ERIA by the Governing Board for a third five-year term in June 2018. Visiting Professor of Waseda University (Japan), Darma Persada University (Indonesia), Honorary Professor of Guangxi University (China), and Fellow of Musashino Institute for Global Affairs, Musashino University (Japan).

Hassan Zaman

Hassan Zaman is the Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific for the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency of the World Bank as of July 2019. His department is responsible for the Bank’s operations and analytical work in East Asia and the Pacific in the areas of macro, trade, financial sector, competitiveness, governance and poverty. Prior to this role Hassan was Director Operations Policy and Quality for three years. He joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1998 followed by country economist positions in Africa and South Asia and Lead Economist in the central Poverty Reduction group. Between 2011 and 2014 he took leave from the World Bank to work as the Chief Economist and Senior Adviser to the Governor at the Central Bank in Bangladesh. He has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Sussex and a Masters and Bachelors in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Mr. Robert E.Moritz
Chairman – PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited

Appointed in 2016, Bob Moritz is the Chairman of the PwC International Network which supports over 276,000 employees in 157 countries. In this capacity, Bob leads a network of PwC firms that serve clients around the globe from multinational companies to start-ups. He is focused on creating a common culture based on quality, ethics, diversity and inclusion and developing a workforce for the future.

He is also actively involved in the World Economic Forum, including serving as a Vanguard CEO for the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), the leading business voice on anti-corruption and transparency, a Stewardship Board member for the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Education, Gender and Work, and a member of the International Business Council, comprised of 120 representative international businesses.

Bob has held a number of leadership roles within PwC, including leading PwC US as its chairman and senior partner for seven years. He also led the US Assurance practice, the New York region and served two terms as the Chairman of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality, a non-partisan and non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets.

He has been with PwC his entire career, joining in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1995. His background is in assurance, primarily serving financial services companies. During his career he spent three years with PwC Japan, where he provided audit and advisory services to numerous European and US-based financial services organisations operating in Japan and across Asia.

Bob is certified as a public accountant by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. He currently sits on a number of boards including the Business Roundtable, the Oswego College Foundation, and the Conference Board.

Madame Nguyen Thi Nga
Chairman of BRG Group Joint Stock Company (BRG Group)
Permanent Vice Chairman of SeABank

Other positions:
- Member of Executive Board of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Member of Executive Board of Vietnam Association Women Entrepreneur
- Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association For Woman Entrepreneurs
- Member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC).
- Vice Chairman of the Women Entrepreneur Council, VCCI
- Permanent Vice Chairman of Vietnam Private Business Association
- Member of the Executive Board of Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association
- Chairman of ASEAN Business Awards (2010; 2020)

With 27 years of management and governance experiences, Madame Nguyen Thi Nga is Chairman of BRG Group, a leading multi-sector group in Vietnam with over 21.600 staffs. BRG Group has constantly evolved to reach the top in real estate, finance, golf, hospitality, recreation, retail, production and commerce. BRG Group is a long-term strategic partner in hospitality with Hilton Worldwide as well as cooperating with leading brands such as Marriott, Four Seasons, Intercontinental; in which most famous hotel is the Sheraton Grand Danang that hosted the APEC 2017 Gala Dinner for 21 world leaders. BRG Group owns 7 world class golf courses totally 127 holes in Vietnam, strategically cooperates with Nicklaus Design – the world’s most prolific and success golf design company of all time.

Madame Nguyen Thi Nga is also Permanent Vice Chairman of Southeast Asia Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SeABank), one of the leading commercial joint stock banks in Vietnam in charter capital, distribution network, brand awareness, and growth rate, providing full range of banking services to both retail and corporate customers. In 2018, SeABank is awarded “Most Favourite Retail Bank Vietnam” by Internal Business Magazine.

Madame Nguyen Thi Nga holds a BA degree in Finance and Banking, University of Economics in Vietnam. In 2001, she was granted a leadership training course in George Town University, Washington DC initiated by Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Lin Xueling
Executive Producer at Channel NewsAsia

Lin Xueling is an award-winning journalist who is the executive producer and host of Channel NewsAsia’s flagship current affairs interview show “In Conversation”. She has spoken one-on-one with the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo,  Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, former US President Barack Obama, Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Lin has also done investigative reporting on  stories ranging from terrorism in conflict zones as well as major natural disasters. Lin was a senior correspondent with a major US financial news agency for more than a decade prior to joining Channel NewsAsia. Lin graduated from Cambridge University in the UK with a degree in Law.

Hugh Young
Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments, Asia

Hugh Young is the Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments, Asia. He was formerly a main board director and Head of Investments for Aberdeen Asset Management (before its merger with Standard Life plc).

Mr. Young joined Aberdeen in 1985 to manage Asian equities from London, having started his investment career in 1980. He founded Singapore-based Aberdeen Asia in 1992 and since then he has built the company into one of the largest and most well-respected managers of such assets globally.

Mr. Young is a director of a number of group subsidiary companies and group-managed investment trusts and funds. Mr. Young graduated with a BA (Hons) in Politics from Exeter University.

Mr. Vichien Phongsathorn
Chairman, Premier Group of Companies

Vichien Phongsathorn is Chairman of Premier Group of Companies in Thailand. He has committed over the past four decades to driving business with values of sustainability and social impact for all stakeholders within value chains and communities.

Mr. Vichien has dedicated much of his time over the past two decades in the service of social causes, he has nurtured numerous initiatives which seek to engage public participation in solving civic issues through various platforms for collaboration.

Apart from co-founding several platforms for collaboration, Mr. Vichien is also serving as the Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) which aims to be a social force that mobilizes Thai society in rejecting all forms of corruption. Indeed, a “New Ecosystem”, which means a variety of social tools and a tremendous power of collaborations, can start from a person himself. The power of collaboration leads to “Systemic Changes”, where public participation is the most important condition, making contributions to brighten Thailand’s future.

Mr. Phongsathorn graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSc in Nuclear Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Ms. Kanni Wignaraja
UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Ms. Kanni Wignaraja began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific on 18 November 2019. Before, Ms. Wignaraja served as the Acting Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Management Services and as Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator, roles that she performed throughout 2019 after working as the Director of the UN Development Operations Coordination Office from 2014 to 2018.

Ms. Wignaraja has over twenty-five years of experience of the UN’s mission and UNDP’s role in the sustainable development agenda. She has a deep knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the global, regional and country level workings of UNDP, across policy, programme, management and operations.

Prior to joining the UN, Kanni worked with the Ford Foundation in New York. Kanni has contributed to numerous papers, articles and conferences in areas of public policy, institutional reform, capacity development, human rights and leadership.

Ms. Wignaraja holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (Development Economics) from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bryn Mawr College. She is married and has two children.

Christophe Bahuet
UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

From January 2019, he has been UNDP Resident Representative in Indonesia, and Country Director in the same country for the period 2015-2018.

His earlier assignments with UNDP included China, Vietnam, Ghana, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Mr. Bahuet also worked in UNDP Headquarters in New York, in the Evaluation Office and then in Partnership Bureau. Prior to joining UNDP, he was posted in the French Embassy in Yugoslavia.

Mr. Bahuet holds a master’s degree with Honours from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, a Diploma in Southeast Asian studies from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations in Paris, a Law Degree and a Degree in Slavic languages from the University of Bordeaux. He speaks French, English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and other Asian languages.

Chairman & CEO, Japan External Trade Organization

Nobuhiko Sasaki has been serving as Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) since April 2019. Prior to this, he held multiple positions at Fujitsu Limited, including Corporate Executive Vice Chairman, SEVP (2018-2019); Corporate Executive Officer, SEVP, CSO (2017); and Corporate Executive Officer, EVP (2016), after working as Advisor of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd (2013-2015).

Nobuhiko had a distinguished career in the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI, formerly MITI) which began in 1979, and where he eventually served as Vice-Minister for International Affairs (2012-2013). Other positions he served in the Ministry includes Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau (2010-2012) and Executive Director of JETRO Beijing (2008-2010). He served as First Secretary and Counselor of the Permanent Delegation of Japan to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (1993-1996). Nobuhiko holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Tokyo.

Mr. Sasaki was born in 1955 in Akita Prefecture, Japan.


Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy Google Asia Pacific

Former Ambassador Ted Osius joined Google in February 2019 as Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Asia Pacific. He brings 30 years of government and private sector experience to the company.
Previously a senior advisor at the Albright-Stonebridge Group, Mr. Osius served as U.S. ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 2014 to 2017. Leading a team of 900, Ambassador Osius devised and implemented strategies to deepen economic, security and cultural ties between the two countries.

Earlier, Ambassador Osius was associate professor at the National War College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Political Minister-Counselor in New Delhi, India. Osius also served as deputy director of the Office of Korean Affairs at the State Department, regional environment officer for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and senior advisor on Asia and trade to Vice President Al Gore.

Ambassador Osius has authored numerous articles on Foreign Service tradecraft and U.S.-Asia policy, and in 2021 will publish ​Nothing Is Impossible: America’s Reconciliation with Vietnam ​(Rutgers University Press). He wrote ​The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Why ItMatters and How To Strengthen It (CSIS/Praeger2002) as a fellow at the Japan Institute forInternational Affairs (日本国際問題研究所). While at CSIS, he published “Global Swing States: Deepening Partnerships with India and Indonesia” (​Asia Policy,​January 2014), Enhancing India-ASEAN Connectivity​and A​ US-Indonesia Partnership for 2020​.

Ambassador Osius earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and an Honorary Doctorate from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education. He was the first U.S. ambassador to receive the Order of Friendship from the President of Vietnam. He serves on the Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Singapore government’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence and Data, and the Asian Development Bank’s Advisory Group on Digital Technology for Development.

Mr. Kevin Aluwi

Kevin is the Co-CEO of Gojek, leading the company’s product and technology vision in efforts to enrich the lives of millions daily. Aside from being the driving force behind the product department and data organisation within Gojek, Kevin also leads the company’s marketing and organisational development functions.

Since co-founding Gojek, Kevin has held significant leadership roles across product and functional teams within the organisation. He has used his background in Business Intelligence to pioneer the use of data for decision-making across the Gojek business. He has also assembled deep technology expertise across the data, engineering and product teams, with a focus on enhancing the platform’s overall user experience.

Prior to his role at Gojek, Kevin spent two years at Zalora Indonesia as the Head of Business Intelligence. Earlier in his career, he worked in Business Development at Indonesian investment firm Merah Putih Inc. and also served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Salem Partners LLC.

Kevin’s commitment to continuously innovate led him to be accredited by the 2016 “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia” list for consumer technology, standing amongst young innovators that are propelling change and disrupting industries. Kevin obtained his Bachelor of Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Relations from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai
Managing Director, Navigos Search

Nguyen Phuong Mai is the BOD member of Navigos Group Vietnam, and the Managing Director of its subsidiary – Navigos Seach. With 150 consultants in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Navigos Search has been providing recruitment solutions and HR-related consultancy to clients of various industries and nationalities over the past 18 years. 

Mai is extremely well-versed in Leadership and strategic HR Management practices. Prior to joining Navigos Search in 2014, her experience has already been built from over 20 years in management positions at multinational companies, including Operation Manager of Metro Cash & Carry, Country Head of ACCA Vietnam, Business Development Director of Deloitte Vietnam, General Director of eSilicon Vietnam. 

Mai is passionate in improving the overall industry standards and practices through her participation in a variety of workshops, events and campaigns for human resources orientation and development such as APEC – Senior Officials’ meeting series, MOLISA’s, and Ministry of Planning & Investment’s events, being guest speakers for national broadcasting programs or regular interviews with prestigious magazines. 

With her experience in business management and talent development, Mai has been invited to conduct in-house training for companies and organizations across industries. Some of her signature training courses include Interviewing Skills for Hiring Managers, Effective Presentation, Communication Skills, Leading by Coaching, Enhancing positivity and energy in difficult times, Mentoring skills, Dealing with Grievances. 

Mai is a graduate from VEMBA – the prestige Executive MBA program conducted by University of Hawai’i (US) for senior leaders in Vietnam. She is currently a member of IIA - the US-based professional body for Internal Auditors, and ICF – the US-based organization for professional coaches.

Ms. Sharanjit Leyl
Producer & presenter, BBC World News

She regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio. She is also a reporter and producer on these shows along with World Business Report.

She has filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service business and arts programmes and written features for BBC news online.

Sharanjit began her broadcasting career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997. While there she reported for the award-winning show The Pacific Rim Report. While in Canada, she covered the protests and subsequent police brutality against students who were pepper-sprayed at the APEC summit that took place there in 1997.

She returned to Singapore in 1998 to file reports on the Asian financial crisis for CBC. She joined financial news service provider Bridge Information Systems where she wrote for its newswires on foreign exchange movements in the aftermath of the crisis. She also provided daily television and radio updates on currencies and equity movements in South East Asia.

She was approached by Bloomberg Television in 2000 and moved to its headquarters in Tokyo. There she presented its main three-hour newscast On The Money Asia, reporting on breaking financial stories as well as major news events such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

She also anchored a weekly lifestyle and culture segment from Asia. As one of the first main anchors for Bloomberg's Asia Pacific headquarters, she played an integral role in editing and influencing the content of its programming.

Sharanjit Leyl joined BBC World News in September 2003 and has since reported and presented from places as far afield as Pakistan, Tokyo and London.

Her noteworthy interviews include heads of state ranging from Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and East Timor, former prime ministers of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, presidents of the World Bank and the IMF, and chief executives and chairpersons from various Fortune 500 companies ranging from Microsoft to Walmart.

Born in Singapore, Sharanjit moved to Washington DC in her teens with her family, where her father was a diplomat. There she earned a degree in both journalism and English literature from The University of Maryland College Park. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Masters degree in English literature at the University of British Columbia which focused on post-colonial writers such as Salman Rushdie.

Mr. Melvyn Pun
Chief Executive Officer, Yoma Strategic Holdings

Appointed to the Board of Yoma Strategic on 27 July 2015, Mr Melvyn Pun is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (Yoma Strategic) as well as Non Executive Director of Yoma Bank.

Prior to that, Melvyn was the Alternate Director to Mr Serge Pun in Yoma Strategic and the Chief Executive Officer of Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar) Limited. Melvyn has been extensively involved in developing the Group’s relationships with key parties, including Mitsubishi Corporation, IFC, ADB, Yum! Brands, Parkson, Case New Holland, Dulwich College International and Kokubu, amongst others.

Melvyn was educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from University of Cambridge in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Masters of Engineering and Masters of Arts.

Mr. Steven R.Okun
ASEAN Representative, EMPEA and Founder & CEO, APAC Advisor

Steven Okun created APAC Advisors to allow financial service firms to meet the increasing opportunities from stakeholders focusing on a firm’s financial and societal sustainability.

Clients range from private equity firms, global investors, commodities trading firms, government and the World Wildlife Fund.

The firm’s services include a full range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) support -- from partnering with firms on their policies and processes to implementation and reporting, as well as providing guidance to their portfolio companies -- as well as marketing and communications support.

In addition, Steven serves as the Emerging Market Private Equity Association’s (“EMPEA”) ASEAN Representative and a member of its global ESG and SDG Communities.

EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. An independent, non-profit organization, the association brings together 300+ firms—including institutional investors, fund managers, and industry advisors—who manage more than USD5 trillion in assets across 130 countries. EMPEA supports its members globally through authoritative research and intelligence, investor meetings, education, and advocacy.

For EMPEA, he is the regional advocate for private capital investors, LPs and service providers to increase investment opportunities across Southeast Asia, as well as serving as the lecturer on ESG for EMPEA’s Masterclasses to fund managers.

Steven also serves as a Senior Advisor for geostrategic consultancy McLarty Associates as their Senior Advisor in Singapore.

In creating and leading KKR’s Asia Pacific Public Affairs from 2011-2017, his regional leadership focused on KKR’s ESG initiatives, spanning due diligence through the investment phase. He developed ESG critical considerations for each deal at the Investment Committee, engaged directly in due diligence or outsourced as needed, and worked with the investment teams to document the findings of due diligence pre-capital call of material ESG issues for a LP reporting template.

He is a graduate of both the University of Virginia and its School of Law and has lived and worked in Singapore since 2003

Ms. Baroness Neville Rolfe
Chair, UK-ASEAN Business Council

Lucy has had 3 careers, in politics, in business and in the civil service.

Currently, she is a Conservative peer, sitting on the Lords EU Committee (and its Financial Services sub-committee), is Chairman of Red Tractor (the food assurance organization) and is a non-executive director of Capita plc, Secure Trust Bank Plc, Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company and Health Data Research UK.

Lucy became a peer in 2013 and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Minister for Intellectual Property from 2014-2016. She represented the UK on the Digital Single Market and in the EU Competitiveness Council. From 2016-2017 she was the Minister of State responsible for energy and then Commercial Secretary at the Treasury.

Lucy’s main career was at Tesco from 1997-2013, as Director for Corporate and Legal Affairs, and she served on the Main Board from 2006-2013.

Lucy has previously been a non-executive director of ITV, PwC, Metro AG and other companies. She was President of EuroCommerce, the Brussels retail and wholesale Trade Association, and served on the China Britain Business Council, the UK India Business Council and the CBI Economics Committee.

Before her career at Tesco she was a civil servant and a member of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit in Downing Street, having spent her earlier career in what is now DEFRA.

Lucy is a Governor of the London Business School and an honorary fellow of her old college, Somerville College, Oxford. She is married with four sons and is interested in the arts, cricket, racing and gardening. She lives in Southwark and Wiltshire.

Ms. Shuyin Tang
Partner at Patamar Capital and CEO & Co-Founder at the Beacon Fund

Shuyin is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing firm in Southeast Asia. Shuyin is responsible for Patamar's investing activities in the Mekong region and has led investments into education, FinTech, employee benefits and healthcare companies. She spearheads Patamar’s gender lens investing efforts, including managing one of the first gender lens investing funds in Southeast Asia, the Investing in Women Fund. She is also the co-founder and CEO of the Beacon Fund, a boundary-breaking fund for female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia's emerging markets.

She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Patamar Capital, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.

Shuyin was named one of Australia's ""100 Women of Influence"" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.


Mr. Stuart Tait
Group General Manager
Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia-Pacific, HSBC

Stuart Tait was appointed Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia-Pacific in July 2016.  He has been a Group General Manager at HSBC since August 2013.  Stuart is responsible for HSBC’s relationships with large corporate, medium and small business clients in Asia-Pacific.

Prior to his current role, Stuart was the Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance; that provides financing and risk mitigation solutions to meet clients’ international and domestic needs across the Group’s network.

Before taking on the leadership of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Stuart was Head of HR for Global Banking & Markets, Global Private Banking and International Management.

Stuart joined HSBC in 1984 and has held various positions in Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Risk and HR.  Previous assignments with HSBC have been based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Ms . Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sintesa Group

As Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sintesa Group (, Shinta is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia. The Sintesa Group is an Indonesian group with 16 subsidiaries, which operate in the Property, Energy, Industrial Products, and Consumer Products.

As a businesswoman, Shinta also involves in numerous business and social activities, including as the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), as well as founder of Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) and Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN), and the Member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia. She is also has chosen by the United Nations as one of 30 global corporate leader to join the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD Alliance).

Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002.

As part of her achievement, she received awards amongst others from FORBES Asia’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen (2012, 2013, & 2016), 30 Best CEOs by Business Indonesia Award in 2015, in 2017, she was decorated as the Commander of the Polar Star by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and the Commander of the Order of Leopold of Belgium. And in 2019, she was awarded as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Award (ACES Award).