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DR LIM JUI, PANELLIST

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Dr Lim Jui trained in medicine, but his professional life since 2000 has been in the business of science. Sequentially, he was Director of Investments, Bio*One Capital; CEO of Merlin MD, a medical device company; Executive Director, the Medical Engineering Research and Commercialisation Initiative, NUS; and Program Director of the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Programme, before joining NTU.

Jui’s goal is to establish NTU as the breeding ground of a new generation of young companies that will make a positive impact on society.

Jui concurrently sits on the Boards of IPOS-I Pte Ltd, and the Building and Construction Authority among other appointments.

TINA WONG, PANELLIST

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Tina graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering. Passionate about buildings infrastructure, Tina founded Trussco in 1995 initially as a specialist contractor, and has since developed the company into one of the largest security specialist manufacturers and suppliers of American certified detention grade products and systems within Asia.

Trussco’s detention products and systems have been employed and installed in all the Clusters of Singapore Changi Prisons, and in most Malaysian Prisons. Further, with a vision of empowering the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Military with an effective and safer and less-lethal option, Tina successfully introduced the TASER Conductive Electrical Weapons to the Singapore Police Force in the early 2000’s.

Tina has been active in community service, having served more than 10 years in the Tampines East CCMC as a Vice-Chairman since 1992. Tina also actively supports the Singapore Yellow Ribbon Funds and Projects and was awarded the Champion of Hope Award in 2014. In addition, Tina is involved in the arts scene, supporting the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Chinese Theatre Circle for many years.

RAYMOND HUANG, PANEL MODERATOR

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Raymond Huang is a youth developer, social entrepreneur and a corporate advisor.
To fuel his passion for youth development, Raymond founded KairosAsia Consultancy that does corporate advisory work between China, ASEAN and Commonwealth countries. A former regional Bank Representative based in Beijing, his first deal was to help a listed company make a USD $300 investment in a company backed by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. As a retired Superintendent of Police (NS), he focuses on governance and currently works closely with the municipal leaders in one of the wealthiest cities in China to set up quality PreSchool / International School. Raymond’s interests are in Character development, Leadership and Innovation.

He balances his time as a CommonwealthFirst International Business Mentor under the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and being the Chief of Staff for a prominent philanthropic family in Asia. He also sits on the government’s “Our Singapore Fund” grant panel committee to review project fundings.

DATO’ JOEL LOW, AGRITECH

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Dato’ Joel Low is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agrivo International Limited. A seasoned international speaker and an award-winning Entrepreneur, Dato’ Low have more than a decade of experience in the field of investments and food and beverage.

His eye for detail and foresight have since assisted the company and many investors likewise to make informed decisions with regards to investing in the agriculture sector. In 2016, to recognise his contribution between ASEAN and China’s One Belt One Road Policy, the Committee of the Chinese Pepper Board conferred him as the Vice-President for the Hainan Pepper Association.

Dato’ Low was also a panellist in many Global AgInvesting events in the ASEAN region.

A firm believer in promoting the need for identifying and grooming talents from within the industry to serve as a critical aspect for growing the agriculture sector one step at a time, Dato’ low together with his growing team of capable individuals, are gearing the company towards the initial public offering in 2020.

BEN PAN, AGRITECH

Ben PhuaWith several years of experience as an Information Security Analyst, Ben Phua left his IT career path to pursue his passion in agriculture and founded Let’s Grow Pte. Ltd., an urban farm located in Singapore. Implementing technology into farming, Let’s Grow Pte Ltd is a boutique grower that grows high quality pesticide free micro-greens, herbs, leafy greens and edible flowers for home and restaurants. Let’s Grow mission is to fill the niche for products that professional gourmet kitchens demand that are currently outsource from European and overseas market.

VALIANT HOO, SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

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Prior to joining Supply Chain Asia, Valiant was the Head of Omni Channel Sales for Spring Maternity leading the Customer Service Support, Training and Retail Operations teams. Externally, his role entailed building and managing partner/supplier relations, providing strategic marketing support and leading a team of online influencers formulating strategies and milestones to drive and increase social engagement and the performance of the business.

Valiant has deep understanding of eCommerce business which started during his stint with Reebonz Pte Ltd in its early stage of start-up as the Head of Operations in 2010. With sheer determination and teamwork, he had successfully led the team to create a unique DNA in the backend office, setup and expanded Reebonz Regional Distribution Centre from ground zero to fully operational status consisting of warehousing, production, fulfilment, shipping, content creation and member relations from 2 staff to 60 staff within 2 years, reaching $70 million annual turnover sales before taking a new role in Training and Development.

SYAFIQ YUSSOFF, SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

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Syafiq Yussoff, aged 34, the young visionary CEO founded Riverwood Pte Ltd in 2010. Syafiq jumped into business with zero knowledge and in 2017, Riverwood became Amazon Prime logistics partner in Singapore. Riverwood was set up in his parents’ humble home with only 2 rented vans and 4 men. Riverwood’s clients include Singapore post, logistics giant DHL and the digital arm of cosmetics retailer Sephora. The company provides integrated logistics solutions to SMEs and MNCs locally and is focusing on internationalisation as part of their expansion plans.

DR KIM WIMBUSH, CLEANTECH

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Kim Wimbush – Innovation Portfolio Program Manager at EcoWorth Tech, who works at the interface between investors, strategic partners, customers and technology development. A budding entrepreneur, previously worked with an ‘early growth phase’ company in the transparent conductive materials market space. He managed new product development and implementation by leading multi-functional and culturally diverse teams across Asia, Israel and U.S.A. He also has a strong technical background having worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Singapore and holds a PhD from the University of Twente with specialization in molecular electronics.

MR T. SINGARAVELAN, CLEANTECH

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Velan is a professional IT veteran who successfully transitioned himself from the corporate fintech environment to cleantech start-up eco-system in Singapore. Velan helped in building EverComm from a two people incorporation to a twenty plus people with the S$16M valuation in 3 years’ time. He is instrumental in developing business partnerships for EverComm with Govt, MNC’s & local Singapore SME such as IMDA, EDB, McKinsey & Company, G- Energy Global and more. He has raised Govt GRANTS up to S$2M for Tech Start- ups and also built an international R&D collaboration in Israel with the help of Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation. He actively contributes to the “AI” Adoption index in the Singapore Hotel Industry working closely with the hotels & Singapore Tourism Board.

He has been invited as a speaker at SME CEO Roundtable organized by United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Shell in the areas of “AI Driven Energy Management” in Singapore and Taiwan. He also teaches “Technopreneurship” at NTUitive. Prior to joining EverComm, he was a strategy consultant and program manager with 20 years of experience in the digital banking industry across the Asia Pacific.He has managed several Digital Transformation projects in the regional and MNC banks. He also spearheaded roll-out of leading “Digital Banking” products like Finacle & FLEXCUBE for Indian & MNC banks in the Asia Pacific Region.

WITA CLAUDIA AURINA, MEDTECH

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Graduated with Bachelor of Sciences (Hons, Minor in Business) from Nanyang Technological University. She oversees the day-to-day Operation of the company as well as developing the company business strategy in innovation and market expansion. Her diverse background also helps her in expanding the business into Indonesia market.