Sauvik BANERJJEE

Technology Lead for Digital Transformation and Advisor to Group Committees of Tata Group, Mumbai, India

Regina CHAN

Operations Manager, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore

Vanessa DING

Associate Staff Scientist, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR); stars alumna, Singapore

Piyush GUPTA

Group CEO, DBS Bank, Singapore

Manohar KHIATANI

Senior Executive Director, CapitaLand Group, Singapore

LEE Pooi See

Program Leader, Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW), Singapore-HUJ Alliance for Research and Enterprise (SHARE); stars alumna, Singapore

Gareth LEWIS

President, Hilti Asia Pacific, Singapore

LIM Chow Kiat

CEO, GIC, Singapore

LIM Siong Guan

Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Former Group President, GIC; Former Head of Civil Service of Singapore; Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Siong Guan Lim was Group President of GIC from 2007 until the end of 2016, after which he was Advisor to GIC's Group Executive Committee until March 2019. The GIC manages the financial reserves of the Singapore Government. He was Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board from October 2006 to June 2009. The Board is the Singapore government’s lead agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre. Much of its work is attracting international corporations to set up manufacturing and services activities in Singapore as critical links in the global supply chain.

Siong Guan has been a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore since 2005, instructing on leadership and change management, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Civil Service College since 2006.

He was the Head of the Singapore Civil Service from September 1999 to March 2005. Siong Guan was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defense (1981-1994), the Prime Minister’s Office (1994-1998), the Ministry of Education (1997-1999) and the Ministry of Finance (1999-2006). In every appointment he introduced innovative policies and practices which enhanced the drive, capacity, capability and performance of the organization. Siong Guan has chaired the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (2004-2006), the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (2004-2006) and the Central Provident Fund Board (1986-1994), and was a board member of many companies including Temasek, the other sovereign wealth fund manager of Singapore.

Deanna ONG

Chief People Officer, GIC; stars alumna, Singapore

ONG Yew Soon

Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Co-Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Gerhard SCHMITT

Director, Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Singapore

Toni SCHOENENBERGER

Executive Chairman, stars Foundation, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

  • 2014 – present: Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the stars Foundation Board, Weinfelden, Switzerland
  • 2008 – 2014: Chairman and Co-Founder of the stars Foundation Board, Weinfelden, Switzerland
  • 1994 – 2016: Member of the Board of UBS Wolfsberg and Congress Hotel Seepark AG
  • 1994 – 2014: CEO, UBS Wolfsberg. Emphasis on Business Development, i.e. initiating, supervising, and conducting UBS Briefings, UBS Health Forum, UBS Arts Forum, UBS Study Trips, UBS Think Tanks, Wolfsberg Podium (www.wolfsberg.com)
  • 1981 – 1994: Various responsibilities for UBS Management and Executive Development, Member and Chairman of the Board of UBS Art Collection
  • Concurrently: Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland

Urs SCHOETTLI

Consultant on Asian Affairs; Former East Asia Correspondent of Neue Zuercher Zeitung; Member, stars International Board, Tokyo/Zurich

In 1978, Urs Schoettli was appointed Secretary General of the Liberal International, a world-wide federation of liberal and democratic parties, of which Urs Schoettli acted as Executive Vice President from 1983 until 1993. Also in 1983, he joined the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and became its South Asia Correspondent in New Delhi. Between 1986 and 1990, Urs Schoettli served as Representative of the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation in India.
In 1990, he left the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and became Head of project of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Spain. Between 1993 and 1994, he served as Director of the political academy of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Portugal and as Honorary Director of the Commission for the Greater Europe in Vienna and Moscow.
Urs Schoettli returned to the Neue Zurcher Zeitung as its Correspondent in Hong Kong in 1996. Three years later, he moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo and worked as the East Asia Correspondent of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung until 2002. During the following five years, Urs Schoettli was the China Correspondent of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung, based in Beijing. He then became the Far East Correspondent for the Neue Zurcher Zeitung based in Tokyo.
Urs Schoettli was Co-Editor of the reviews Indo Asia, LibroAperto and Debate Abierto. He has published widely on topics of liberalism, development policies and international security issues in Latin American, American and European journals. Urs Schottli is also the author of numerous books on South Asia, citizenship and environmental issues. Urs Schoettli studied philosophy at the University of Basel.

TAN Chong Meng

Group CEO, PSA International, Singapore

Yinglan TAN

Founding Managing Partner and CEO, Insignia Venture Partners; stars alumnus and Member, stars International Board, Singapore

Drew THOMPSON

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Takehiko TSUTSUI

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member of Executive Committee, Japan Tobacco; stars alumnus, Tokyo, Japan

WANG Dong

Deputy Director, Office of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Executive Deputy Director, Institute for China-US People to People Exchange, Peking University; Secretary General, Pangoal Institution, Beijing, China

 

Joerg WUTTKE

President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC); Chief Representative, BASF China; Member, stars International Board, Beijing, China

Joerg Wuttke is three-term President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) as well as Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China, based in Beijing. Since joining BASF in 1997, he has been responsible for helping guide the company’s investment strategies for China, negotiation of large projects and government relations.

Previous to joining BASF, Joerg worked with ABB for 11 years. From 2007 to 2010, and 2014 to 2017 Joerg was the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

In January 2011 the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), a Paris based body of major business associations that lobbies the OECD, named him to become Chairman of the BIAC China Task Force.

Since its establishment in 2013, Joerg is member of the Advisory Board of Germany’s foremost Think Tank on China, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), in Berlin.

From 2013 to 2016, he was Vice Chairman of the CPCIF International Cooperation Committee, a group representing Multinational Companies in China’s Chemical Association.

Joerg holds a BA in Business Administration and Economics from Mannheim and he studied Chinese in Shanghai 1982 and Taipei 1984-85. A frequent speaker on business and industry issues in China, he co-authored:

  • “The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in China” Springer Publishing Trust (2005);
  • “Energy Resources Security” Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (2006);
  • “My 30 years in China” ACA Publishing (2008)
  • “Gelebte Geschichte - 40 Erfahungen” (2012) CBT China Book Trading
  • “The Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice” Edgar Elgar Publishing in May 2012.
  • “Peter Tichauer; Perspektivenwechsel” (2015) OWC
  • “The Dark Side of China’s Economic Rise” in "Europe and the World: Global Insecurity and Power Shifts; Helmut K. Anheier and Robert Falkner (eds.); (2017) University of Durham and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd