Dr. Marc Faber
Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report” and author of the bestselling “Tomorrow’s Gold”. Faber was born in Zürich and schooled in Geneva, Switzerland, where he raced for the Swiss National Ski Team. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a Ph.D. degree in Economics magna cum laude.
Tan Swee Yong, Angel investor, judge for Echelon 2011
An angel investor at heart, Swee Yeong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Sydney in Australia.
During the resurgence of the internet boom, he founded UnrealMind Interactive Berhad in 2001, one of Malaysia’s fastest growing mobile content companies with a personal investment of RM300,000. In 2002, UnrealMind subsequently received venture capital funding of RM500,000 from MAVCAP, Malaysia’s largest ICT Venture Capital organisation.
The company grew quickly and was achieving revenue of RM10 million and a profit in excess of RM3 million within 12 months. In early 2004, UnrealMind began its listing exercise and was listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange for technology stocks (formerly MESDAQ, now known as ACE) with market capitalisation of RM40 million.
In 2005, UnrealMind was sold to and privatised by Monstermob Group Plc, based in the United Kingdom, for RM50 million. Swee Yeong stayed on to manage the company for another 12 months.
Now, as a private investor, Swee Yeong spends his time evaluating investment proposals hoping to find the next star start-up to invest in.
Colin Charles, Chief Evangelist & judge for Echelon 2011
Colin Charles works on MariaDB, a MySQL fork and advises Open Ocean Investments companies such as Web of Trust and MoSync. He lives in Kuala Lumpur. Before MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s spoken at many conferences — linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few. He is currently a council member at the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) and Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM).
Premesh Chandran, Founder of Malaysiakini
Premesh Chandran is a human rights activist and a writer who co-founded Malaysiakini.com, in 1999. Now the leading online publication in Malaysia, the site reaches over 300,000 readers per day in four languages (English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil). Chandran is also the founder of Malaysiakini’s non-profit training organization, the Southeast Asian Centre for E-media.
Premesh Chandran, Founder, Malaysiakini, Leaderonomics Show,
DC Cordova, CEO of Money And You & Excellarated Business School
DC Cordova is currently the CEO of Excellerated Business Schools®/Money & You® Program.
She’s been called the Ambassador of New Education & Mentor of Nurturing
Her global organization has over 80,000 graduates since 1979 from the Asia Pacific and North American regions in English and Chinese. Because many of today’s wealth/business “gurus” have attended Money & You® and have transformed the way they teach and learned many principles from great masters, her work continues through them to millions world-wide. Five of the featured teachers in the phenomenon-film The Secret are Money & You® graduates.
Her programs have been presented in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Brunei. In Europe other Excellerated programs have been translated and presented in various languages, including Spanish, French and German. These programs’ markets will continue to expand globally.
She is a “Connector” because she has a special gift for bringing together diverse successful Social Entrepreneurs from around world.
Her purpose is to Uplift Humanity’s Consciousness Through Business.. DC is a Ambassador of New Education because of her tireless pursuit to transform educational systems around the world to eradicate poverty and hunger. DC is a Mentor of Nurturing because of her work with high-level entrepreneurs/business leaders.
She is the author of the comprehensive systems manual: Money-Making Systems; and has authored many chapters in compilation books. She has hosted a Money & You Radio Show; she has been in over a dozen motivational films and TV shows; she has been interviewed around the world for radio, newspapers and magazines.
She is a Founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC); a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance Symposium; a Founding Faculty member for Humanity Unites Brilliance (HUB); an Advisor on China and Asia Pacific to One Degree Media & Entertainment, Inc.; Director of International Relations for the Women’s Information Network, TheWINOn-Line.com; and now promoter of the global campaign: http://www.FourYearsGo.org.
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Ron Kaufman, Founder of UP Your Service! College
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator for upgrading customer service and uplifting service culture. Ron is author of the best-selling “UP Your Service!” books and the founder of UP Your Service! College.
Ron helps organisations around the world achieve superior service, increase customer loyalty, build strong partnerships and create winning service cultures.
Ron’s clients include multi-national corporations, government agencies and industry associations in the fields of high technology, financial, professional and medical services, manufacturing, retailing, hospitality, tourism, entertainment and transportation.
Joel Barker, Independent Scholar and Futurist
Joel Barker is a futurist who has been on the cutting edge of ideas for more than 25 years. He was the first to popularize the concept of Paradigm shifts in 1975 and strategic vision in 1989. Most recently he is redefining the process of innovation and has developed a set of strategic exploration tools for discovering the long-term implications of change.
Joel is one of the most sought after speakers in the world on the topic of change and vision. Formerly director of the Futures Studies Department of the Science Museum of Minnesota from 1975 to 1978, he has since spoken to almost one million people around the world.
His best selling videos, several of which are available in 20 languages, have been called by Industry Week Magazine, one of the most influential series of programs in the business world. His paradigm film was just translated into Russian in 2006.
His book, Future Edge, was listed as one of the most influential business books of 1992 by the prestigious Library Journal. He has an honorary Ed.D. in visionary leadership from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and another from Concordia University. In 2006, he was named one of the 100 most distinguished educators from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education for the past 100 years.
Masami Sato, Founder of B1G1
B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1) is a global giving movement of effective ‘transaction-based’ giving connecting businesses and charity organisations around the world in real win-win relationship. Imagine if every time someone bought something, it made a tangible difference? And what if 100% of every contribution effectively reached the cause? Buy1GIVE1 giving creates a world full of giving where every transaction makes a difference – simply, effectively and impactfully – involving everyone in the giving activities.
B1G1 was founded by Masami in 2007 and now has business members in 14 countries with worthy cause projects of nearly 700 around the world.
Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur and a co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia. In 2001, together with Larry Sanger and others. Wales helped launch Wikipedia, a free, open content encyclopedia which enjoyed rapid growth and popularity. As Wikipedia’s public profile grew, Wales became the project’s promoter and spokesman. Wales is historically cited as a co-founder of Wikipedia, though he has disputed the “co-” designation in declaring himself the sole founder. Wales serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization which operates Wikipedia. He holds its board-appointed “community founder” seat. In 2004, he co-founded Wikia, a privately-owned, free Web-hosting service, with fellow Wikimedia trustee Angela Beesley.
John R. Ryan, President of Center for Creative Leadership
John R. Ryan is a retired United States Navy vice admiral who served as the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy and as the Chancellor of the State University of New York. He is currently the CEO and President of Center for Creative Leadership, a non-profit organization focusing on leadership education and research.
The Center is comprised of approximately 500 talented, inquisitive and dedicated staff members from a wide range of educational and work backgrounds. The majority of the training and research staff have advanced degrees in the behavioral sciences with concentrations in psychology, sociology and organizational behavior. In addition, the staff members have experience in working with major European, Japanese, Latin America, and U. S. corporations as well as government, the military, higher education, and nonprofit institutions.