Details on the upcoming MIT Sloan Asia business conference - Nov 19th
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Posted by: Juan Percy
You are all cordially invited to
the2nd MIT Sloan Asia Business Conference. Early Bird
Tickets now available! Tickets were sold out within several
days last year, so buy your ticket now through our website www.mitasiaconference.org to
reserve your spot.
November 19, 2011
MIT Media Lab //
Street Cambridge, MA 02139–4307
Why should you
·Network with over 300 professionals, Asia
business C-level executives, and students passionated about Asia
·Learn how Asia is evolving towards the
center stage of the global economy
·Explore the NEXT possibilities and
innovations for Asia
Please visit our
website at www.mitasiaconference.org for
more information. We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's event!
- 2011 Asia
Business Conference Organizing Team
Chief Marketing Officer and SVP, Lenovo
Mr. Roman is the Chief Marketing Officer at
Lenovo responsible for driving all marketing activities for the global personal
Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. Roman was vice
president of worldwide marketing communications for HP's Personal Systems Group
(PSG), responsible for driving advertising, media relations, and marketing
services. He was responsible for HP’s award winning "The Computer is Personal
Before HP, Mr. Roman was vice president of
Corporate and International Marketing at NVIDIA. He also held a number of
different marketing leadership roles at Apple Computer in Europe, Asia Pacific,
and the USA. His last Apple role was vice president of worldwide advertising
and brand marketing.
Mr. Roman graduated in Architecture and
Industrial design from the Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
after starting his architectural studies at the Polytechnic of Torino (Italy).
He also pursued executive MBA studies at INSEAD in Paris.
Dr. Shan Li
Chairman Asia, UBS Investment Bank
Dr. Li is UBS
Investment Bank’s Vice Chairman in Asia. He is a founding principal of San Shan
(HK) Limited, a private equity firm focusing on the Greater China region. He
was formerly the chief executive officer of Bank of China International
Holdings. Prior to joining BOCI, Dr. Li was the managing director and head of
China investment banking at Lehman Brothers, deputy head of the Investment Bank
Preparation Committee at the China Development Bank, executive director of
investment banking and economic research at Goldman Sachs, and associate of
global foreign exchange trading at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Dr. Li is Vice
Chairman of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation. He is
deputy head of the National Center of Economic Research and a trustee of the
board of alumni at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a regular commentator
and author of various influential local and international media and publications
on areas concerning China's economic development policy. He is also a
co-founder of Soufun.com, a leading real estate portal in
Mr. Li holds a
B.E. in management information systems from Tsinghua University, an M.A. in
economics from University of California at Davis, and a Ph.D. in economics from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Director, Clinton Climate Initiative
Born and raised
in Japan, Mr. Wakiwaka earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from Waseda
University, Japan and an M.B.A. from Harvard University, U.S.A.
He joined Mitsui
& Co., Ltd in 1973, and then transferred to their NY Head Office after the
Harvard MBA program in 1978. After 3 and half years in NY, he returned to Tokyo
in charge of Mitsui's global oil trading activities in 1982.
In 1985, Mr.
Wakiwaka left Mitsui and joined BP's trading team in London. He became BP’s
global oil trading manager, followed by a series of management positions in UK
Retail, Rotterdam, and Antwerp Refining, US downstream in Cleveland, USA. In
1999, he returned to BP Japan to develop the Retail business (now divested) and
later the Gas business in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. He also became President of
He returned to London
in June 2009 and joined the Clinton Foundation in the area of Carbon Capture
and Storage projects in Europe for the Clinton Climate Initiative.
Finance & CFO of Global e-Commerce and Global Sourcing, Walmart
is the chief financial officer for Global e-Commerce and Walmart’s Global
Sourcing activities. Walmart has targeted building a winning e-Commerce
business as one of the key corporate strategic developments. Currently Walmart
operates e-Commerce businesses in most markets where we have physical stores.
Global Sourcing focuses on lowering costs for our customers by leveraging the
global scale of Walmart in our purchases of goods across the world. Before
taking the current role in 2011, Mr. Schulmeyer was the chief financial officer
for Walmart in Asia where he led the finance and strategy teams across the
businesses in Japan, China, and India that oversee the respective retail
Wal-Mart in 2008 from PepsiCo where he was the CFO of the China Beverage
business unit covering all beverage businesses in Greater China – PRC, Taiwan,
Hong Kong, and Macau. Prior assignments for PepsiCo included roles with
corporate, Pepsi and Frito-Lay headquarters, Brazil and the snacks business in
Before joining PepsiCo,
Mr. Schulmeyer was a case leader at the Boston Consulting Group based in
Boston, MA. His focus area was in high tech products including telecom services
and equipment, IT system providers, and power generation.
Schulmeyer graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Aero and
Astronautical Engineering. He continued his education with a graduate degree in
the same field from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before
switching to a business track and finishing with a MBA from the MIT Sloan
School of Management. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Li Wen, and two