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Details on the upcoming MIT Sloan Asia business conference - Nov 19th

Tuesday, October 18, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Juan Percy
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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 to reserve your spot.

Time: Saturday, November 19, 2011


MIT Media Lab //

75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02139–4307

Why should you attend?

·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 for more information. We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's event!

- 2011 Asia Business Conference Organizing Team


David Roman
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 computer maker.

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 Again” campaign.

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
Vice 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, a leading real estate portal in China.

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.

Eiji Wakiwaka
Program 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 BP Japan.

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.

Andreas Schulmeyer
SVP Finance & CFO of Global e-Commerce and Global Sourcing, Walmart

Mr. Schulmeyer 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 markets.

He joined 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 China.

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.

Mr. 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 sons.

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