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2018 CTW Asia-Pacific Speakers


 



 

 

Ajay Kapoor   Ajay Kapoor
VP of Procurement
Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance, India


Masters & Engineering Graduate from BITS Pilani with over 20 years of rich and diverse experience in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain Management across leading Groups (Honda Cars and Bharti Airtel). Presently associated with HSBC Group as VP Procurement.

Excellent analytic and negotiation skills with proven track record of utilizing a process-oriented approach towards accomplishment of cost, profit, service & organizational goals, possess excellent interpersonal, communication & organizational skills with proven abilities in team management, supplier relationship management & effective crisis management.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 3 | Getting The Best Value From Your Suppliers
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 6 | Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel


Amit Choudhary   Amit Choudhary
Senior Director, Technology
Egencia


Amit Choudhary, Senior Director-Technology at Egencia, specializes in building products for global companies across telecom and travel domains. At Egencia, he is the APAC technology leader overseeing development of key travel management components alongside Car and Ground lines of business.

Prior to joining Egencia, he led engagements in Technology/Media/Telecom advisory practice for Deloitte advising the CXOs of leading telecom providers on product and technology aspects. Previously, he was with AT&T Labs where he focused on building innovative Voice over IP products in residential and enterprise space.

Amit holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, MS in Computer Science from Penn State University and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from Delhi Technological University.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 2 | Technology Marketplace


Carlo Bezoari   Carlo Bezoari
Director of Sales, Southeast Asia
FCM Travel Solutions


Carlo leads the FCM Travel Solutions business development team in Southeast Asia. Born in Belgium, he is a British citizen with an Italian background and has lived in numerous countries across Europe and Asia. In his previous company, Rosetta Stone, he was responsible for the corporate sales division across EMEA. He then moved to Japan to manage the sales and marketing teams, before leading the company’s expansion across the rest of the APAC region.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 6 | Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel


Derek Ho   Derek Ho
Regional Vice President – Global & Strategic Sales
Japan Airlines


A seasoned sales professional and leader with over 30 years experience in the airline industry with proven track record of achievement. Derek was a Regional Director for North Central USA & Eastern Canada for 26 years. Last year, Derek became the Regional Vice President, overseeing 12 regions in Asia Pacific. Derek is also passionate in people and giving back to the community as he has been serving in board leadership roles for the Center for Immigrant and Community Service of Ontario.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1 | 2018 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook – Part II


Emmanuel Ebray   Emmanuel Ebray
Managing Director
HRS


With over 2 decades of international experience across multiple disciplines ranging from strategy, business development and consulting, Emmanuel Ebray joined HRS Global Hotel Solutions 8 years ago as the Managing Director of France. In 2016, Emmanuel was appointed a larger scope as a Managing Director, HRS Southeast Asia and has been responsible for delivering strategy, strong improvements in business development, operations and company governance of the Southeast Asian and Korean businesses.

Emmanuel holds a master’s degree in Engineering and throve in his career in supply chain management and manufacturing in France, Italy and Morocco. Emmanuel has previously held a management role as a Sales Director in the Western Europe of Choice Hotels, a global hotel chain. Before joining the Hospitality market, Emmanuel has honed his specialization in consulting for strategy, marketing and sales, working with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, such as Accor Hospitality.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 6 | Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel


Hamish Wang   Hamish Wang
Travel Manager
Apple


Hamish is in charge of corporate business travel and meetings sourcing and management for Apple in the region. Before he took on this role, he spent over four years with GE China as Indirect Sourcing Leader of Travel and Living/ MICE/ EHS in Greater China and Mongolia. His responsibilities included corporate travel management including airline, hotel, car rental and MICE as well as marketing and communications, environment, health and security solutions in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mongolia. Hamish has 10 years of experience in the airline and civil aviation industries as well as sales and marketing background. He holds an MBA (Aviation Management) from RMIT University, Australia.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1 | 2018 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook – Part II
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4 | The Evolution of Travel Policies


Jacob Hu   Jacob Hu
Mobility Manager APAC, Indirect Materials & Services Asia Pacific
OSRAM Asia Pacific Management Company


Jacob Hu had got his bachelor degree on 2004 majoring in Tourism Management and certified MBA degree in UIBE. He grew up in the capital city of China Beijing and has been in business travel industry for over 14 years, where for over 7 years he performed as senior sales in Foreign Airlines. He has been working as a travel procurement manager in serval MNCs since 2012.

Mr. Jacob introduced new business travel model & ideas in Indirect material procurement team in his past working experiences by setting effective strategies, optimizing the process, managing key vendors, consolidating resources and controlling the cost. Acts as project leader to execute sourcing projects and assignments for related sub-categories in APAC region.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 3 | Getting The Best Value From Your Suppliers
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5 | The Changing Landscape for Payments


James Ellis   James Ellis
Director of Sales, Northeast Asia
FCM Travel Solutions


James Ellis studied Marketing and Management at university before moving into the travel industry where he's worked for the worked for the last ten years in numerous management roles.

Since early 2016 James has been based in Hong Kong where he heads up the FCM sales team driving both their national and multinational sales.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 3 | Getting The Best Value From Your Suppliers

Kishore Rames   Kishore Rames
Travel Manager Asia Pacific
National Oilwell Varco


Kishore currently works for National Oilwell Varco as Travel Manager for the Asia Pacific Region. Initially hired to consolidate the company’s travel program in the Asia Pacific region, he is now responsible for ten countries including China. Part of Kishore’s responsibilities is managing vendor relationships for all travel related matters. He has over 12 years of Travel Industry experience including over 7 years of working in the Corporate Travel Industry. He is has previously worked with Airlines and Travel Management Companies in operational and account servicing roles. Kishore is based in Singapore.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1 | 2018 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook – Part II
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5 | The Changing Landscape for Payments


Li Lei   Li Lei
Founder & Director
Youli Consulting


Li Lei is the founder of Youli Hospitality Consulting, a consulting firm specializing on representing overseas hotel chains or brands in Greater China and helping clients create the total strategy of Sales & Marketing for China market, facilitate the execution and delivery, and manage relationships with all related stakeholders in China. Prior to it, he was the Director, Global Corporate Sales for Starwood Asia Pacific Division, reporting to VP, Sales – Asia Pacific and worked with the global and divisional sales team to establish and implement the corporate segment strategies across the division. Before this role, he was Director of Starwood Sales Organization Shanghai office. He led Starwood’s biggest SSO team (15 members) to drive revenue from 300 key accounts and 1,000 contacts for Starwood’s hotels around the world. 11 years of hospitality experience solely spent with Starwood, Li Lei started as Management Trainee at Westin Shanghai and then continue his passion in Starwood AP Head Office and properties like Sheraton On The Park Sydney, The St. Regis Shanghai (currently The Hongta Hotel), The St. Regis Singapore, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and The Westin Langkawi. As the main person in charge, Li Lei successfully served the delegation led by President Hu, Jintao and President Xi, Jinping at The St. Regis Singapore. Li Lei holds a Master Degree of Tourism Management from Fudan University, Shanghai.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 2 | Technology Marketplace
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 7 | The Choice of Your Travel Management Company: Should You Go Local or Global?


Maciej Olbert   Maciej Olbert
Travel Manager
Luxoft, Poland


Maciej Olbert joined LUXOFT in 2011 and is currently working as a Travel Manager, responsible for Poland and Asia-Pacific region. He has over 8 years’ experience in business travel area and in handling multi-national clients. His professional experience stems from years of providing excellent customer support, creative problem solving, vendor management and cost optimization of airline, hotel, OBT, TMC solution contracts in existing and emerging markets. As PhD Candidate, he served as an assistant professor in University of Economics (Wroclaw, Poland).


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4 | The Evolution of Travel Policies
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 7 | The Choice of Your Travel Management Company: Should You Go Local or Global?


Manish Raj   Manish Raj
Co-founder and CBO
Tripeur


Manish has over 19 years of experience in business development, marketing and sales in hospitality industry. He is the honorary board member of INFHRA membership committee. His last assignment was with VIA.COM, as Vice President & Business Head – Corporate Travel Services, a travel services company based in Bangalore and a leading SaaS platform based B2B travel commerce provider. Before this role, he was Vice President – Hotels for VIA.com. He is credited for launching VIA.com's travel products to corporations, SMEs and other travel segments.

Prior to VIA, he played active roles in the Hotel Industry in India. He was the Director of Sales for Golden Palms Hotel & Spa and later was the AVP for Best Western India.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 6 | Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel


Michael Valkevich   Michael Valkevich
Vice President Global Sales and Program Management, Asia Pacific
Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Michael is responsible for leading and developing a team of global sales and program managers for Carlson Wagonlit Travel across Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he has a broad and in-depth understanding of the corporate travel space across America, Europe and Asia having previously spent several years working for Amadeus’ and their global business travel and airline customers in Boston, Chicago, Madrid and Singapore. Michael has also served as an Allied member of the GBTA Technology Committee, an adjunct professor for Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid), and as an expert blogger on business travel for Fast Company Magazine.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote | 2018 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook/Priorities Panel – Part I

CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1 | 2018 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook – Part II
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4 | The Evolution of Travel Policies


Pulak Bhaumik   Pulak Bhaumik
Associate Director, Supply Chain Management and Procurement
CBRE South Asia, Enterprise Facilities Management


As a Head of Strategic Supply Chain Management & Procurement at CBRE in India, Pulak brings over 18+ years of rich experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management & Procurement functions for various corporates. Over last 9.5 years, Pulak has been instrumental in improving the functions of Supplier Performance Management, Supplier Relationship Management and business continuity planning. He also forged business partnerships to lead cross functional teams, established beneficial relationships and minimize the organizational risk.

Prior to joining CBRE, Pulak Bhaumik has worked with Leading Fortune 500 Global Real Estate Firm as Regional Procurement Lead and an International Property Management Consultancy Firm (IPC) for 2 years and 7.5 years respectively where he was responsible for driving strategic initiative for regional clients and establishing of Technology Driven Solution such as Sourcing as Services to the clients. He has also worked with companies like Bausch & Lomb, American Express Bank, Blackstone, Stork Engineers BV.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 3 | Getting The Best Value From Your Suppliers


Stacey Yocum   Stacey Yocum
Strategic Sales Manager, Regional TMC & Corporate Segment, Asia Pacific
American Airlines


Stacey began her career in the travel industry with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as an analyst in their Dallas Worldwide Sales Office. She has spent the last 5 years working at American Airlines, assuming numerous sales roles across many cities including Dallas, Chicago, and most recently Hong Kong. In her current role as Regional Manager – Corporate and TMC Sales, she oversees the regional partnerships with the global TMCs and drives the strategy for the corporate travel segment in Asia Pacific.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 2 | Technology Marketplace


Tan Pui Yee   Tan Pui Yee
Associate Director – APJ Travel Strategy
MSD International GMBH (Singapore Branch)


Pui Yee has been in the Pharmaceutical industry for the last 12 years, and some of her responsibilities include meeting organizing and indirect procurement for Singapore. She was the Travel Manager for Asia Pacific and Japan in MSD for the last 6 years.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4 | The Evolution of Travel Policies


Vinitee Mishra   Vinitee Mishra
Manager - Global Travel
Utopia Global


Vinitee is currently working with Utopia India Pvt. Ltd and managing Global Travel – Utopia – USA, Europe, UK, Middle East, India, Singapore & Australia from one location India.

A Science graduate with a degree in Travel Management, Vinitee has achieved professional recognition and awards in excellence managing Corporate Travel across the Globe.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5 | The Changing Landscape for Payments


Volente McKay   Volente McKay
Corporate Travel Manager
ATNS


Volente is currently the Corporate Travel Manager at Air Traffic and Navigation SOC Limited in South Africa. She has approximately 18 years’ experience in the Travel industry. Her career in Travel started out as an Africa Franchise manager for South African Airways Travel Centre (SATC). During her tenure at SATC she was responsible for market penetration through franchise opportunities in the African continent. She also has vast experience in the Hospitality Industry and has held positions such as Group General Manager, General Manager and various Sales related portfolios.


Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 6 | Assessing The Impact of New Disruptive Technologies on Business Travel


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