TAN SRI VINCENT LEE
Vincent is one of the key figures in the Malaysian advertising industry. He started out in the creative industry in his early days, founding an advertising agency which then went on to partner with DDB as NagaDDB and later holding company Foetus group, which NagaDDB now sits under. Foetus Group consists of a series of agencies and companies such as Naga DDB, Milk+Co, Rapp, Tribal Worldwide, Milk PR, Beyond Events, Vizeum Media Services, Interbrand Brand Consulting, StART Foundation, Vogue Point and most recently, mobile payments firm, Soft Space.
He also sits over IdeaRiverRun, which holds events and digital firms, and more recently, several portals and publishers. Since then, he’s put his hand to the industries of publishing, digital, F&B and more. Lee was also involved in the leadership of media companies such as The Star, events company Cityneon holdings and more.
On top of this, he owns the largest wine distributor in Malaysia, Asiaeuro Wines, and has sole distributorship of major single malt whiskeys such as Maccallen , Yamazaki and Hibiki. He currently also partners on the Nero restaurant chain, which owns four restaurants, two outlets of Neroteca, Nerovivo and Vineria.
SETYONO DJUANDI DARMONO
SD Darmono is the founder and Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk, the largest industrial area developer in Southeast Asia . He is the Advisor of Taiwan-Indonesia Economic Partnership for Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Economy. He also serves as President of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Indonesia Chapter and founded President University Indonesia.
Along with 21 business partners, S.D. Darmono established PT Jababeka in 1989. Through Jababeka, he successfully transformed the Cikarang from a region of slum and clay to a modern and independent city which is home to 1,650 local and global companies and more than 1 million residents.
S.D. Darmono received the Ernst & Young Award in Industry and Manufacturing in 2004 for his contribution to the development of Industry and Manufacturing in Indonesia. He was also selected as Indonesia CEO’s Choice of the Year by Asia Business Leader Awards (ABLA) in 2005.
DR. MARIO HARDY
Mario was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the not-for-profit membership association that catalyses responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, in November 2014. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PATA Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a focus on the protection of the environment, the conservation of culture and heritage, and support for education.
Dr Hardy has 30 years of experience in specialised aviation businesses focusing on data analytics and technology, coupled with several corporate leadership capacities. He is also the founder of Venture Capital firm MAP2 | Ventures, an investment fund with a wide portfolio of technology-centric businesses in the field of FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, GreenTech and FMCG, as well as a platform that provides valuable management advice, mentorship and access to a vast network built in corporate development.
He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Capilano University in 2016 for his philanthropic work in Cambodia where he helped develop a school for underprivileged children and for his support in the development of a Community Based Tourism project in Vietnam. In 2017, Dr. Hardy graduated from the Executive Program of Singularity University in Exponential Technologies and was honoured as a “Global Ambassador of Peace Through Tourism” at World Travel Market by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.