Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri
Muhamad Chatib Basri is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board. Dr. Basri was also a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia. He is a Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017). His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.
Dr. Basri is a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. He was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the High-Level Trade Experts Group co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland. Dr. Basri is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute and Chairman of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance. He teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and CO-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010.
He was Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (2015-2016), Pacific Leadership Fellow at the Centre on Global Transformation, University of California at San Diego (2016), NTUC Professor of International Economic Relation, RSIS, NTU, Singapore (2016).
He is a member of the board of some major public companies including PT Astra International and Axiata Group Bhd. He is the author of several papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.
Dr. Arak Sutivong
President, Siam Commercial Bank
Arak Sutivong holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California, U.S. and M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, U.S. Dr. Sutivong is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of the SCB Group, responsible for overall strategy and business development for the Bank, Company Secretary, and a board member of SCB Asset Management.
Dr. Sutivong joined SCB in 2010. He was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in April 2017 and the Company Secretary in December 2017. Prior to joining SCB, Dr. Sutivong had over 10 years of experience with leading multi-national corporations. He was with McKinsey & Company in the Southeast Asia Office, where he had advised clients on strategy and corporate finance across multiple industries including telecommunication, technology, energy, and government, and prior to that with Qualcomm Inc., California, U.S. where he led wireless telecommunication R&D and had co-authored over 50 U.S. patents.
Chief of Operating Officer, Bukalapak
Willix Halim graduated from University of Melbourne majoring Computer Science and Mechatronics with First Class Honors. During years of college, Willix has the previous role as a Vice President at Melbourne University and was offered the Stanford Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University in 2009. Willix used to work for Freelancer.co, the biggest startup company in Sydney as a Senior Vice President of Growth. Today, he is the Chief Operating Officer of Bukalapak.
Ong Chin Yin
Head of People, Grab
“I drive SEA forward by building up people and teams that uplift lives.”
Ong Chin Yin is the Head of People at Grab. She is responsible for building Grab into a positive and personalized place to do purposeful work, learn and grow.
Prior to joining Grab, Chin Yin has been in Sales & Marketing and Human Resources roles in both the FMCG and Hi-Tech industries. She has led numerous transformative programs across organizational design and development, rewards, talent acquisition and management and industrial relations in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Chin Yin graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Psychology. She is passionate about humanitarian causes and has volunteered at the Human Development Foundation in Bangkok and Habitat for Humanity. She loves mid-century furniture and spending time at flea markets!
Founding Partner, Intudo Ventures
Eddy Chan is a founding partner of “Indonesia-Only” independent venture capital firm Intudo Ventures.
He is a founder and venture investor, with expertise in founding and operating companies, venture investing, business development/partnerships, capital raising, recruiting and deal structuring.
Eddy has invested in and advised startups since the late 1990s, including PayPal, SpaceX, Palantir Technologies, X.com, Getaround, Branch International, Automatic, Netscreen Technologies, Fortinet, SEA Limited, Xendit, CoHive, Kargo, ARTOTEL, Ride Jakarta, BeliMobileGue, Dana Cita, Nalagenetics, Oriente and EMQ, invested in venture funds including Founders Fund, founded and operated venture-backed technology companies with operations in Silicon Valley and Asia, practiced corporate/M&A/private equity/venture capital law in Silicon Valley and Asia at Morrison & Foerster LLP and represented companies as an investment banker. Eddy holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Global Law Scholar, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley's Walter A. Haas School of Business.
Investor, GGV Capital
Dimitra Taslim is an investor at GGV Capital, a global multi-stage VC firm, where he is working to refine their investment thesis for Southeast Asia. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he was with Monk's Hill Ventures, where he led deal sourcing and deal execution across Southeast Asia. He started his career in London at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), working alongside large corporates and PE funds such as KKR, Blackstone and Warburg Pincus.
Dimitra graduated from the London School of Economics and is currently doing his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he is president of the Asia Business Club, the focal point of Asian cross-cultural exchanges at HBS.
Thach Le Anh
Chairwoman, ATV VIETNAM
Founder, Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator
Thach Le Anh (MBA) is an entrepreneur, angel investor and senior expert in the startup field. She is a successful businesswoman with more than 20 years of extensive experiences in building businesses, commercializing technologies, and developing startups. She has successfully created several multi-million dollar startups, such as Lozi, TechElite, Schoolbus, Ship60. Besides guiding startups, she also delivers training of venture capital methodologies for hundreds of potential investors, mentors, policymakers, incubator managers and universities through a series of Vietnam Silicon Valley (VSV) programs like VSV Investor Bootcamp and Angel Camp.
Le Anh is a senior advisor to the Vietnamese government, in which she designs programs to build a national startup ecosystem (Project 844/QĐ-TTg which was approved by the Prime Minister on May 18, 2016, and SpeedUp program of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology). She has acted as a guest speaker at many reputable domestic and international forums such as Mekong Ecosystem Summit 2.0, Vietnam Summit 2016, Finance and Investment Forum Asia.
Le Anh has an MBA degree from California Southern University (USA). She received a scholarship from the Newton Fund to participate in Innovation Fellows Leadership (LIF) program at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford (UK).