• Romulus (Romy) Marian Sirbu

    Romulus (Romy) Marian Sirbu

    Romulus is an senior executive with 20 years experience in the number one beauty direct seller in the world, with a success proven records in 11 markets from Europe and Asia, all of them in turnaround stage -He is a kind of "paramedic" :-) . Romy loves travelling and writing about his experiences, being so far in more than 50 countries across the globe. He likes sports, plays piano and enjoy driving fast cars and riding motorcycles.

    Ekaterina Trubinova

    Ekaterina Trubinova

    A digital marketing strategist, head of marketing at AloTrip, an online travel agency in Vietnam. I have 4 years of experience in helping companies to use the web to drive online visibility and generate leads. I believe that moving is living. To keep moving, one needs to expose themselves to as much as possible. That is the reason I'm joining this retreat.

    Trang Nguyen

    Trang Nguyen

    A corporate leader (aka Director) working for KPMG providing management consulting and corporate governance services to companies in Vietnam. Trang set her foot back in Vietnam after spending 18 years in Sydney, Australia with a mission to help developing a consulting business for KPMG in Vietnam and reconnecting with her Vietnamese root. She is a passionate "Viet Kieu" (a naturalized Australian with Vietnamese heritage) who love to travel, meet new people and learn about their stories. She also a strong believer that a better Vietnam (or any cdountries in the world) can be achieved through good, affordable education and healthcare systems.

    Thien Nguyen

    Thien Nguyen

    Thien is a Googler looking to fulfill his passion in entrepreneurship. He's working with partners in Vietnam to improve the education system and create more accessible career guidance for the country's youth. After a long time sharpening his technical skills in Silicon Valley's tech giants, he hopes to refresh himself, find inner peace and set more impactful goals for the journey to come.

    Athena An Do

    Athena An Do

    A strategic business woman, equipped with strategic marketing and product management through over 10 years practicing in various industries and different cultures. She has a great interest to people either in corporate environment or social context, and how to discover their inner self as well as potential for good. Aside from those, she is just a restless wonderer, seeing the world with a child's wide-eyes. Currently serves as Business Head at Wavemaker- A GroupM company.

    Thibault Cuny

    CEO of Pernod Ricard Brasil

    A seasoned entrepreneur and senior executive in the world of wines and spirits. Always looking at shaping a different future/relationships for my team, my partners and my consumers. I am currently CEO of Pernod Ricard for South Latin América.

    David Mendelson

    CEO at Jingzhu Garments Co Ltd

    David is a serial entrepreneur, having set up his first import/export company at the age of 20 in Sydney, Australia. At present, David is the CEO of Jingzhu Garments, and as actively investing in startups with niche industries and unique points of difference. Already a handful of companies, he is not one to be afraid of backing the outsiders and believing in the inventor, whilst helping in areas of international contacts, whatever that may be.

    Vy Le

    Founder, VR Society Vietnam

    Vy is a dynamic entrepreneur who has developed extensive experiences in sales & marketing, human resource management, and business operation since the age of 14. Outstanding ability to motivate employees and facilitate teamwork, creativity, and productivity. For these skills, Vy was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in 2016.

    Mai Thanh Binh

    Founder of Vietnam Esports

    An investor, entrepreneur and technologist with more than 10 years of experience in eSports, fintech and e-commerce. Mr Mai's focus has been on leveraging internet-based technology to improve business operation and users experience.

    Alok Kumar

    International Banking Operations Specialist

    A senior executive with more than 19 years of experience in delivering large scale business transformation for leading International and Asian Banks & Financial institutions. A regular speaker at leading conferences and thought leader in applying technology and operations excellence in Banking.

    Vrijesh Pandey

    Vodafone Global Enterprise

    18+ years of Global Experience - Customer centric, execution oriented executive with diverse leadership experience across Strategy, Design, Delivery and Operations roles. Experienced in Emerging Markets and passionate for building and leading highly effective teams

    Maggie Lee

    Founder at Salora Co Ltd

    Thao Le has had various experiences in retail, marketing and R&D at Vingroup Corp., one of the leading private real estate and service enterprises in Vietnam. There, acted as the CEO of Vinpearl Land, Vingroup's amusement park and indoor entertainment center branch. Thao now focuses on running her own venture specializing in F&B, Salora- with two major brands Half Full and Ambrosia. Salora reflects her strong belief in a new business culture built upon sharing economy spirit and the respect for the Law of nature.

    Dzung Nguyen

    Managing Director of Vietnam & Thailand
    at CyberAgent Ventures, Inc.

    I am a Venture Capitalist in CyberAgent Ventures, Inc., a Japan VC that focuses on seed-and-early-stages ventures across the internet & mobile business sectors. It is my ambition is to help day-and-night working entrepreneurs to make the world a better place by bringing plenty of products and services to serve users and customers using internet and mobile.

    Benjamin Bonnell

    Chief Executive Officer chez APRIL Africa

    Benjamin is a serial entrepreneur specialized in emerging markets in Africa. After setting up many social businesses, he started April Africa - an insurance company - in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroun. As a secondary activity, Benjamin built bridges between Africa and the rest of world, by encouraging foreign investment and helping local entrepreneurs to develop their projects. Businesses are shaping the face of a new Africa and Benjamin believes that companies can have a great social impact and attain economic objectives at the same time.

    Marcus Leng

    Founder of Miracles of Capital Vietnam

    Chief Evangelist Officer-Asian Dermatoglyphics Research Centre

    Marcus is the CEO at Asian Dermatoglyphics Research Centre, and is a passionate evangelist of of DMIT with over 8 years experience in Dermatolgyphics Multiple Intelligence Test industry. He successfully co-founded a franchisor company with 450 franchisee. Finally, Marcus is the founder of Miracles of Capital Vietnam, Vietnam’s leading business course on how to build toward and take advantage of an IPO.

    Vu The Tuan

    Chairman of iCheck

    Vu The Tuan is currently an investor and chairman of six companies in various industries, including Dai Quoc Joint Stock Company, auto parts importer Duy Tan International Import Export Co., Ltd. (Importing auto parts), Japanese company Emi (Research on micro-organisms and environmental treatment, and application of bio-pesticides, micro fertilizers), iCheck Corporation. (ECommerce), investor in Nanotechco Co., Ltd. (Cosmetics), investor in EBC Vietnam Limited Company (functional food and cosmetics), and investor in Consumer Marketing Magazine (, and this year founded Kim Cuong Trading Co., Ltd (Industrial machinery importing field).

    Long Light Nguyen

    Founder/Product Lead @ YOMI Studio

    I'm a 25 years old product lover who dropped out all 3 colleges in past 6 years. I used to worked as a manager of a cafeteria, field research, community coordinator then established my first company 4 years ago. It failed. After that, I found YOMI studio, a digital products agency, in 2015. Here we believe that products don't grow businesses by themselves; rather by asking questions, doing research, observing users, finding everything that relates to client's business with our rigorous standards in Design and Engineering. We create solutions that solve customer problems properly, make them happy, and then grow our client's businesses.

    Ha Lam

    Co-Founder of
    Creator of Type-A Retreat

    Ha Lam co-founded in 2013. is a sharing economy platform for unique and private local experiences, connecting people who desire to experience local culture with those who are looking to offer specially designed tours. Ha previously spent over 9 years in the travel industry in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ha’s passion comes from bringing joy to every single person she meets.

    Hai Ho

    Founder of

    Over 10 years experiences in building products and community for over 5 mil users. Hai is passionate about sharing his experience, his ideas to all people he have met and Travel is one of the ways for him to learn and share. Builder and growth hacker for online communities, brands, payment gateway, social network, wearable healthcare, mobile apps since 2008.

    Trevor Weltman

    Growth @ - USA

    Trevor has over 8 years of experience in digital marketing and training, and a decade in Asia. Trevor worked previously at Google before creating his own marketing and growth-hacking consultancy. At present, he travels often in the region teach courses on product management and self-development. Both Trevor and his wife are meditation instructors.

    Luis Arcangel

    Founder/CEO of Montgomery Fitch and Associates

    Luis Arcangel is a New York-trained business executive who is the founder and current CEO of Montgomery Fitch + Associates, an independent creative agency that has mounted subversive campaigns in four continents for some of the biggest brands in the world. His self- improvement and business communication keynotes are a culmination of his transcontinental expertise and "in-the-trenches" experience within the industry, and have been delivered to numerous industry conferences, business summits, Fortune 500 corporations and non-profit organizations worldwide. In addition, he was a recent honoree of the Capital One Young Leader Of The Year at the 2016 Asia CEO Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement among high-level business executives within the region.

    June Chua

    Co Founder/CEO of The Wok People Pte Ltd

    Ms June Chua is the Founder as well as the Shareholder of The Wok People Pte Ltd. A highly motivated entrepreneur who remains extraordinarily faithful to her humble beginnings, June pioneered an institutional catering business from a modest 4-man team and grew it into the multi-million dollar business today, comprising a workforce of 520 employees. June is an excellent change agent, with a "People First" mindset. She believes building, growing, nurturing and sharing are essential elements to a successful organisation, and these beliefs serve as the core values behind many of her corporate decision making. June inspires her team with Courage, Commitment, and by Walking her Talk.

  • Dr. Mario Hardy

    CEO of PATA
    (Pacific Asia Travel Association)

    An investor, entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 30 years of combined leadership, corporate development and change management experience. Dr Mario's focus has been on shaping and implementing strategies that inspire teams in unlocking their full potential.

    Madihah Binti Ahmad Razae

    Associate Investment
    Gobi Venture Malaysia

    Madihah joined Gobi in early 2016, and is assisting the team with market research, due diligence, and deal sourcing in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the TaqwaTech sector. She also helps the team with monitoring the performance of Gobi’s portfolio companies. Prior to Gobi, she was a Senior Executive at Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), Malaysia’s largest venture capital firm and a company wholly owned by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance (MOF).

    Hiroshi Ito

    ITO Corporation Japan

    Hiroshi Ito currently serves ITO Corporation, an industrial dustributor based in Tokyo, as Executive Vice President overseeing HR, Finance, Marketing, and Business Development. In this role, he helps the company transform itself from a traditional distrbutor into a global serive provider. Hiroshi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

    Stacey Lee

    Co-Founder of Nuren Group Malaysia

    A mom of 2 boys and an entrepreneur who always busy to earn for living, been at the start up environment from 2009, and one of the start-up was eventually acquired by the global group buying website – Living Social and now work at the new start up which recently closed a US$2 million series A funding round led by Gobi Partner.

    Jun Ishikawa

    Founder of Tabica Japan

    The director of Gaiax Global Marketing and Ventures Pte. Ltd, founder of Tabica. The company's mission is to enable people to have more open mind towards others with different cultures and backgrounds. "TABICA", a platform that helps travelers dive into local life, and "Yokoso Muslim", a messenger add-on for local people who want to support Muslim travelers at the same time understanding their culture and beliefs. Jun works in Japan, Phillipines, Singapore and Thailand.

    Miho Ito

    Communication Central Japan

    Miho Ito has been the President of Communication Central. Currently she holds a position of English Communication instructor for high school students at Heizo Takenaka Sekai-juku, the course designed for global leaders. Also a transcreator for the luxurious jewelry brands.

    Dian Noeh Abubakar

    Kennedy, Voice & Berliner

    Dian has been in PR industry since 1998 then become entrepreneur or venture builder by founding Kennedy, Voice & Berliner on 23 November 2011. Dian also came up with various differentiated product development including Voice of Startups and Voice of Fintech. Dian is also active at business association including Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia. Dian is mentor at Jakarta Founder Institute and Global Entrepreneur Program Indonesia (GEPI) also Public Relations Advisor to some tech global and local companies.

    Giang Nguyen

    Founder of Diffcat - Vietnam

    Giang is a digital entrepreneur with extensive experience in e-commerce and mobile application development. His first business was e-commerce with, which he then followed a few years later with Vietnam's first SEO software company, Nhat Viet SEO Software. After closing Nhat Viet in 2014, he built a social media photo app called WinkJoy. At present, Giang is the CEO of Diffcat, a mobile game studio.

    Uni Lubis

    Managing Director of Rappler Indonesia

    Zulfiani "Uni" Lubis has nearly 26 years experience as a journalist leading print and broadcast newsrooms. She has visited over 35 countries for the coverage of international forums and visiting heads of state. Aside from teaching courses at the Indonesia Journalism School, Uni is also an active member of UNESCO's Asia Pacific steering committee group discussion on Women and Gender Issues in Journalism. At present, Uni is in charge of content and business for Rappler Indonesia (@RapplerID) as Managing Director.

    Giulia Cian Seren

    Rising Star

    While working for very digital and tech-oriented companies Giulia advised organisations in completely different fields to fuel her curiosity and keep her skills trained.

    Dung Manh Nguyen

    Alotrip - Vietnam

    Dung is an expert in Business Development, Management, Marketing, PR & Brand, he has 7 years of working in International trading and brokerage & 3 years in Online Travel. AloTrip aims to localize & innovate online flight booking in Vietnam & Indochina before expanding to entire Asia & Globe for the next 30 years of the “Internet Revolution.

    Lunk Jayanata

    Indonesia Technologies

    Lunk has started several companies until now, the first one when he was 25. Currently he invests in technology companies and social businesses. He just wants to go to Bhutan with people he can talk to.

    Trevor Weltman

    Growth @ - USA

    Trevor has over 8 years of experience in digital marketing and training, and a decade in Asia. Trevor worked previously at Google before creating his own marketing and growth-hacking consultancy. At present, he travels often in the region teach courses on product management and self-development. Both Trevor and his wife are meditation instructors.

    Carol Chen

    Covetella - Singapore

    Called an "International Style Icon" by E! News and a "Rising Star" by SF Fashion Week, Carol designed her own clothing line in Los Angeles which was sold in over 300 stores, built her own factory in China which hit 7-figures within a year, helped launch one of Hong Kong's first MMA brands, and is the founder of Singapore’s first fashion rental marketplace, Covetella. A native Texan, Carol was selected as one of 100 Asian delegates to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama and was a finalist on Channel News Asia’s reality show, ‘START-UP’.

    Hoang Le

    CEO of Marill - Vietnam

    Hoang Le Cong has had a versatile career thus far, having worked in finance, cinematography, film editing, acting, and directing. With his new venture, Marill (, he is the CEO and Producer of a creative house focused on making interactive and expressive product videos for clients. For the retreat, Hoang is most excited to interact with other CEOs as well as spend time out in nature.