2019 Speaker Profiles

Listed in Alphabetic Order

  • Amy Ding
  • Cyrille Limfenyuy Kongnso
  • Elena Geremi Ton
  • Elis Kodra
  • Imre Diosi
  • Jasob Hu
  • Jeannie Techasiriwan
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Koby Brice
  • Maciej Olbert
  • Manish Raj
  • Mizuho Hara
  • Monika Mantuano
  • Philomena Seet
  • Pulak Bhaumik
  • Sunil Gupta
  • Tejveer Singh Bedi
  • Volente Mckay
  • Will Kataria

Cyrille Limfenyuy Kongnso
Commercial and Marketing Director
Dconsolidated Business And Travel Solutions Consulting

Born in the historic town of Buea, Cameroon, Limfenyuy Kongnso studied in Cameroon, Germany and Cyprus and did an EMBA in India. He also holds a Dual EMBA in Travel and Tourism/ Hospitality Management. A lecturer with a career span in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry for the past 9 years, he is currently Head of Option of Travel and Tourism at the University of Bamenda and The National Polytechnic University Institute Bamenda in Cameroon.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5: Duty of Care – Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel

Imre Diosi
Event, Sponsoring & Motorsport Manager
Michelin Hungary

Imre Diosi has more than 12 years of experience in the event management sector. He joined Michelin in 2001 as sales and logistic expert, from 2004 trade marketing manager, from 2007 event manager for 4 countries. Currently he is responsible for event, sponsoring and motorsport in Southern- and Central-Europe (13 countries).

As an event manager he organizes more than 30 events (press conferences, new product launches, trainings, trade shows, conferences) on a yearly level. His main responsibility is to achieve a high-quality level of experience to different target groups supporting the main marketing and sales objectives of the company.

He is very engaged in applying the latest innovations and technology to his everyday work and at the same time seeks environmentally-friendly solutions to decrease the company’s ecological footprint.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5: Duty of Care – Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel

Elis Kodra
Director, CWT Solutions Group, Asia Pacific
CWT

Elis heads CWT Solutions, the consulting arm of CWT, in Asia Pacific. Elis has progressed through the ranks of Solutions Group, starting as a Senior Consultant in London leading spend optimisation projects for some of the largest Global companies in industries such as Oil & Gas, Banking Finance and Telecommunications. Now based out of Singapore, Elis leads a team of 12 Consultants, Outsourced Travel Specialist & Data Insight team members, with their core objective to help clients optimise, provide insights and deliver best practice to their Travel Program. Continuously evolving and bringing the data topic at the forefront of decision-making process.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote: 2019 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook

Jeannie Techasiriwan
Special Events Assistant Director
Amway Thailand

Jeannie Techasiriwan is a Special Events Assistant Director of Amway (Thailand) Ltd. Amway (Thailand) Ltd. is an affiliate of Amway Corporation, one of the world’s largest multilevel direct selling companies, established in 1959 in Ada, Michigan, USA. Amway has been operating in Thailand over 32 years with a net sales of THB 19,000 Million Baht in 2018. Jeannie has extensive knowledge of the meeting industry totalling more than 20 years, starting her career as a meeting planner with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in New York City from 2000-2006. In 2006, she moved back to Thailand and continued to work with Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau in the Meetings & Incentives Department. From 2008 to present, she is the head of Special Events Department of Amway Thailand responsible for incentive trips domestically and internationally.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 2: Ensuring Effective Supplier Relationships In your Travel Procurement

Jeremy Lin Junhong
APAC Sourcing Manager for Corporate Travel, Sales and Marketing
Herbalife International Singapore

Jeremy is the Sourcing Manager for APAC region in Herbalife. He is responsible for leading key APAC sourcing projects including global travel agency consolidation, air and hotel program, MICE events and marketing. Prior to joining Herbalife, Jeremy worked for GSK, Toshiba and Micron Semiconductor and he has been in Indirect Sourcing line for the past 12 years and into his 7th year for Travel Category.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote: 2019 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4: Travel Policy Disruption – Managing Compliance and Traveller Satisfaction

Koby Brice
Senior Director, Program Management, APAC
CWT

Starting her career at the coalface, Koby began working in the travel industry as a travel consultant. With more than 25 years’ experience, her travel career has advanced through operations and account management to her current position as Senior Director Global Program Management in Asia Pacific for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, where she leads a team of Program Managers across the region. Since joining CWT in 2013, Koby has successfully managed and transformed global travel programs for some of their biggest clients delivering significant savings to their programs. Adding to this, Koby has 10 years’ experience as a regional travel buyer giving her the fantastic ability to see opportunities from both a TMC and buyer perspective. Her vast operational and travel buyer experience means she has an excellent understanding of the day-to-day intricacies of any travel program and is able to work closely with operations and travel managers to ensure the travel program is performing at optimum level.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4: Travel Policy Disruption – Managing Compliance and Traveller Satisfaction

Maciej Olbert
Travel Manager
Luxoft

Maciej Olbert joined LUXOFT - a DXC Technology Company in 2011 and is currently working as a Travel Manager, responsible for Poland and Asia-Pacific region. He has almost 10 years of experience in business travel 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 a PhD Candidate, he served as an assistant professor at University of Economics (Wroclaw, Poland).

CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4: Travel Policy Disruption – Managing Compliance and Traveller Satisfaction
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5: Duty of Care – Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel

Manish Raj
Vice President, Global Sales & New Initiatives
MovieInSync Technology Solutions, India

Manish has over 2 decades of experience in Employee Transport Automation, Travel and Hospitality industries. In his current role, he is responsible for driving the Technology solution of MoveInSync to global markets – APAC, Africa, and Europe.

An ISO 27001:2013 certified organisation, MoveInSync is the global pioneer in employee transport automation and is India’s largest office commute platform that drives 1/4th of the Indian IT/ITES workforce. It simplifies the complete employee transport management process and powers shared mobility for businesses across India, Sri Lanka and most recently in Africa.

Manish is the honorary board member of INFHRA membership committee. He was also the Co-Founder of a Corporate Travel Management Company, Tripeur. Before his stint as an entrepreneur, he served as Vice President & Business Head – Corporate Travel Services for VIA.COM, a travel services company based in Bangalore and a leading SaaS platform based B2B travel commerce provider. 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 AVP for Best Western India.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1: Cybersecurity Risks - Are We Doing Enough?

Monika Mantuano
Marketing Manager
HP Hungary

Monika has been a marketing manager at HP for 16 years. She handles different local and international roles both in consumer and commercial marketing at different departments of the company. Before HP, Monika worked for companies like Budapest Airport, BCG and VELUX as a marketing manager. Besides HP, she is also Vice President of UNICEO (United Network of International Corporate Event Organizers). As part of her responsibilities at UNICEO, she organises corporate events, develops strategy and defines the expected ROI of the event.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote: 2019 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook

Philomena Seet
Senior HR / Training Manager
Kseven Industries

Philomena is a Senior HR Training Manager of a medium-sized Investment Holding Firm for the past ten years. The experience and knowledge acquired in her career with several MNCs prior to her current role has enabled her to assume wider responsibility in managing local & overseas employees from diverse cultural backgrounds.

As a HR practitioner and a Certified ACTA trainer, focusing on HR Management & Training, she also assumes “corporate travel management” responsibility. She is a strong advocate on data privacy protection especially with the pool of “high net worth investors” who have maintained substantial investments with the company for several years.

With the recent upsurge of cyberattack threats, she began to implement stricter travel policies across the board, including constant engagement and direct communication with TMCs, and hoteliers on global cyber security risks for the organisation.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 1: Cybersecurity Risks - Are We Doing Enough?

Pulak Bhaumik
Associate Director & Head – Supply Chain Management & Procurement
CBRE South Asia

As a Head of Strategic Supply Chain Management & Procurement at CBRE in India, Pulak brings over 19+ years of rich experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management & Procurement functions for various corporates. He has been in the Indutry as speaker, moderator, advisor in various forum on supply chain transformation, innovative sollutions, technology implementation.

Prior to joining CBRE, has has worked with Leading Fortune 500 Global Real Estate Firm JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle) as Regional Procurement Lead and Cushman & Wakefiled 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. Pulak has also worked with companies like Bausch & Lomb, American Express Bank, Blackstone, Stork Engineers BV.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 2: Ensuring Effective Supplier Relationships In Your Travel Procurement
CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 4: The NDC Impact

Sunil Gupta
Global Procurement Manager
Nxp India Private Limited

Sunil is an experienced procurement professional with 22+ years of rich experience in strategic sourcing mostly in the semiconductors industry. Currently as part of NXP, Sunil is managing a global team of sourcing managers & senior sourcing managers representing $300m+ annual indirect spend including $50m+ travel spend. Sunil has been an active advocate of providing practical solutions to challenges in managing a corporate travel program that is aimed at keeping road warriors contented, while increasing compliance & saving money for the corporation.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote: 2019 Asia Pacific Business Travel Market Outlook

Tejveer Singh Bedi
Group Director Revenue
Park Hotel Group

Mr. Tejveer Singh Bedi, has been Group Revenue Director of Park Hotel Group since October 2014 and serves as the current President of HSMAI Singapore Chapter. He oversees partnerships, performance and distribution strategy for the Park Hotel group's portfolio of hotels. He has extensive experience in yield, pricing strategy as well as distribution management and digital marketing. Mr. Bedi also serves as a trainer for Singapore Institute of Hospitality and has trained officers of Singapore Tourism Board as well as other senior executives.

Topic: CTW Asia-Pacific Forum 5: Duty of Care – Blurring The Lines in Bleisure Travel