IME Mini MBA
DESIGN YOUR CAREER MODULE
Agata Mathiasen, Coach, Intercultural Facilitator, Leadership & Organizational Development Consultant, Psychologist
Agata works primarily as coach, intercultural facilitator and trainer and has more than 15 years of professional experience within HR and Learning & Development in a global setting. Currently, she heads her own consultancy working as a career coach at INSEAD and an executive coach in leadership transitions. As facilitator, she provides intercultural training and addresses clients’ business needs associated with working globally. She also delivers tailored development solutions for individuals, teams and organizations centered around topics such as leadership, organizational and commercial effectiveness and competence development in order to ensure optimal organizational performance to accomplish corporate strategic goals in multicultural settings. Agata holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, with focus on business psychology as well as life span development psychology. She is a certified Management Trainer and Coach.
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Daryl Dunbar, Partner at AGI.LI, Strategy & Innovation Expert
Daryl is a master of business rescue and development in large organisations, combining entrepreneurial creativity and pragmatic discipline. He works extensively with organisations ranging from start-ups to large multinational and not-for-profit corporations, particularly in the areas of strategy, innovation, technology, operations, business design, corporate development, and venture capital. Daryl has extensive international and multi-cultural experience in APAC, the US, Europe, and Latin America, having assisted public companies with portfolio strategy, market creation, market expansion, process development and innovation across all areas of business. He is a regular guest speaker at MIT on strategy & innovation and energy efficient IT. Recently, he was MD APAC for Digital Realty managing $1Bn of assets. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Innovation for Reed Elsevier and Director of Portfolio Innovation for the BT Group in London. He has also held positions with Enron and BellSouth and co-founded several companies in the technology and internet services space. Daryl holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has attended Executive Education in Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
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Andrew Jones, Executive Coach at Accadence, Entrepreneur & Mentor
Andrew is a passionate developer and leader of people, with 25 years of global leadership experience based in Asia. He started his career in the UK and continued in the Middle East in the 1990s in HR & Technology Consulting and Leadership roles. Andrew moved to Singapore and Deutsche Bank in 1998, where he became Managing Director in the Human Resources, Technology and Operations Global Functions. Since 2012 Andrew is an independent Executive Coach. He is also a Teacher and Career Counsellor at Singapore Management University and INSEAD on their Masters programs. Andrew trained in Coaching at Ashridge Business School and holds the INSEAD Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change.
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MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
Nick Fawbert, Managing Director Asia, Brand New Media
As the founder of Mutiny Consulting (a dedicated consultancy business for the Asia marketplace specialising in business transformation through digital marketing) and founder of Creator Collective Asia former Group (a part of a collaboration that spans the digital marketing industry), Nick is one of the leading industry figures in the Asian content marketing sphere. Before founding Mutiny Consulting and Creator Collective Asia, Nick was Group Head of Knowledge at Brand new Media (BNM) which among others has made him an experienced, flexible, results oriented media and marketing strategist. He has over twenty years track record delivering across global markets with extensive experience in blue chip media brands such as the BBC, the Daily Telegraph, CBS and Yahoo!, and has been based in Asia for almost a decade working with world famous brands such as MediaCorp. Nick is an accomplished industry contributor, helping to launch trade associations including the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Asia Content Marketing Association (ACMA). He is a versatile team performer in driving growth through innovation in mature markets, restructuring expectations and delivery in stalling markets, and providing a foundation for secure and successful growth in greenfield start-ups. He benefits from a strategic understanding of the role that sales and marketing disciplines play in the development of online, outdoor, magazine and national press markets. He demonstrates the ability to combine both analytical and implementation skills to deliver transformational business solutions against short timescales.
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FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
Bryan O’Loughlan, Director at Telok Partners Pte Ltd
Bryan is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants Singapore. After working and gaining valuable experience with Deloitte in Public Practice in Perth, Western Australia, he moved into a Commercial Environment. Over a 15-year period he has held Executive Finance roles with increasing responsibility in divisions of multi-nationals in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and across South-East Asia. For the past 4 years, he has run his own Consultancy based in Singapore and is now a Director and Co-Founder of Telok Partners – a bespoke Management Consultancy focusing on solving the business challenges of clients in the region. With offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, it is well placed to advise on the challenges of business in an Asian environment. In addition, he provides CFO services on a part-time or Consultancy basis for companies looking to leverage the skills of an experienced and trusted Finance Executive without the need or commitment for a full-time position. Bryan is also a Member of the Board of Directors and the Director of Finance for The Guide Dogs Association for the Blind Singapore.
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PROCESS & LEAN
Jesper Svenningsen, Owner and Manager of SVENNINGSEN Solutions and Co-owner and CEO of EGN Thailand
Jesper has a B.Sc. in Manufacturing and Management from the University of Southern Denmark. He has 15+ years of experience in Supply Chain Process Optimization in international environments in Europe, Asia and America, across multiple industries. Jesper is the owner of Supply Chain consultancy company SVENNINGSEN SOLUTIONS and co-owner of Executive Global Network Thailand. In 2015 he became a Permanent Resident of Singapore after working and being actively engaged in the local community in Singapore for 3 years. Jesper especially enjoys to work with or in a data and performance driven and international oriented company. Currently he is residing in the Philippines and before being Co-manager of EGN Thailand he worked as Country Manager for Tema Design – establish in August 2015. Tema Design has approx. 130 employees and – while Jesper was a part of the company – with a plan to increase to beyond 500 within 2018. At Tema Design Jesper managed everything but Sales and Finance.
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Michael Nielsen, Regional Manager (India/ASEAN) at Caterpillar Inc.
Michael is a Highly skilled Supply Chain and Business Development professional with 15 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies and 10+ years of experience within ASEAN. He is the Regional Operations Manager, South East Asia, at Caterpillar, the heavy equipment and engines company with the HQ in California, USA. Michael holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Copenhagen Business School) plus an dual degree Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua specializing in strategy and finance. He is the owner of CINI Danmark and co-founder of Skandinavian Solar in Philippines and has a proven track record in building a strong diverse organization by developing local & diverse leaders in merging and developed markets. Michael enjoys leading change and transforming organizations, building a shared vision and collaboratively working with a strong leadership to developing lasting business relationships. Currently he is residing in Singapore having the regional logistics responsibility in India and ASEAN for a Fortune 100 company.
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