6th Annual AMBA Leadership Conference & Career Expo

Mentors & Speakers

 


Neeraj Mehta, President & CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance, GE Capital
Luncheon Keynote Speaker. Speaker, General Session II "Executive-Suite Roundtable: Journey to the Top." Neeraj is a Vice President and Officer of GE Company. He joined GE in 1996, and worked his way through GE’s Corporate Financial Services business, holding a number of positions including..

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Michael Hsu, Group President, North America Consumer Products, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
General Session I Keynote Speaker. Michael Hsu is group president of North American Consumer Products for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $21 billion consumer products company whose well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. A 20-year veteran..

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Alex Chi, Partner, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Speaker, General Session II "Executive-Suite Roundtable: Journey to the Top." Alex is a Partner in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. Alex joined Goldman Sachs in New York after graduating from MIT in 1994 and spent three years across the information technology, fixed income and..

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Jaymin J. Patel
Jaymin J. Patel is an speaker, coach, and author of 7 books who has shared his message with thousands around the world. He has spoken at prestigious business schools including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and The University of Capetown! Jaymin received his MBA from the Tepper Schools of Business..

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Maran Nalluswami, Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance, GE Capital
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "Leverage Your Diverse Background to Propel Your Career." Maran Nalluswami is a Senior Managing Director at Corporate Finance, a division of General Electric Capital Corporation, which has over $15 billion in assets and provides secured financing to companies...

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Lakshmi Aiyar, Vice President, Continuous Improvement, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Lakshmi Aiyar is responsible for the development, planning and execution of key transformational activities in support of a multi-year strategy in Prudential. In this role, Lakshmi partners with operational leadership and engages cross-functional teams with the objective of effective change..

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Justin Manger, Senior Manager, Corporate Planning, Sojitz Corporation of America
Speaker, Breakout Session "Uncovering and Obtaining Career Opportunities in Asia. Worth the Career Investment?" Justin Manger is Senior Manager of Corporate Planning for the New York branch of Sojitz Corporation of America, US subsidiary of the global Japanese trading and investment company Sojitz..

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Brian Oak, Managing Director, Moody's Corporate Finance Group, Moody's
Speaker, Breakout Session "Uncovering and Obtaining Career Opportunities in Asia. Worth the Career Investment?" Brian Oak is currently a Managing Director in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group in New York, responsible for the Basic Industries ratings coverage in the US. Prior to this he had..

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Jinsook Han, Vice President, Science, AIG Property Casualty, AIG
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "Asian Women Leaders in the Boardroom and C-Suite. What Progress Has Been Made and What Does the Future Hold?" Jinsook Han is the Vice President for AIG’s property casualty business responsible for leading projects in Claims and Commercial Underwriting such..

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Dale Shintani, Senior Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Lines of Credit, Wells Fargo
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "Asian Women Leaders in the Boardroom and C-Suite. What Progress Has Been Made and What Does the Future Hold?" Dale Shintani is Senior Vice President and business manager of the Lines of Credit group within the Small Business lending area in Wells Fargo. She is..

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Kam S. Wong, Vice President, Planning & Administration, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "Asian Women Leaders in the Boardroom and C-Suite. What Progress Has Been Made and What Does the Future Hold?" Kam S. Wong is Vice President, Planning & Administration, with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Prudential Financial, Inc. In this position,..

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Roy Baladi, Tech Entrepreneur, LearnVest, FreshPath, 3Clix
Speaker, Breakout Session "Pursuing an Entrepreneurial Start-Up as a Career Option: What You Should Know to Improve Your Chances for Success." Roy is a tech entrepreneur. He is Founder of FreshPath, a talent management system that creates personalized career paths to people after assessing their..

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Andrew Wong, Entrepreneur, Coinvent
Speaker, Breakout Session "Pursuing an Entrepreneurial Start-Up as a Career Option: What You Should Know to Improve Your Chances for Success." Andrew is the founder of Coinvent, a media company that creates quality content and events to connect startups, investors, and business owners around the..

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Sanjay Gandhi, President, Oxford Valuation Partners
Speaker, Breakout Session "Pursuing an Entrepreneurial Start-Up as a Career Option: What You Should Know to Improve Your Chances for Success." Sanjay serves as the President of Oxford Valuation Partners (OVP), a diversified advisory services firm that works with private companies to provide..

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Eun-Ju Ryu, Global Marketing Director, Pfizer
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "Career Strategies for International Students." Eun-Ju Ryu is a seasoned biopharmaceutical industry expert and currently Global Marketing Director at Pfizer Inc. She started her career in Korea and moved to New York in 2006, when promotion to Regional or..

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Nicole Hong, Investment Associate, Capital Management, Prudential International Insurance Finance
Speaker, Breakout Session "Career Strategies for International Students." Nicole is an investment associate for the Capital Management Team of Prudential International Insurance Finance, based in Newark, New Jersey. She joined Prudential in 2014 after receiving an MBA degree at Wharton Business..

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Rithesh Nair, Associate Director and Talent Acquisition lead, Ernst & Young
Speaker, Breakout Session "Career Strategies for International Students." Rithesh Nair is the Associate Director and Talent Acquisition lead at Ernst & Young (EY). He currently leads the Core Business Team supporting US recruiting of EY. His role focuses on deepening and refining EY’s sourcing..

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Fred Soykan, HR Director, McDonald's
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "The Changing Face of Global Leaders." Fred Soykan’s career with McDonald’s Co. began in 2001. He worked for the Restaurant Operations as a Restaurant Manager until 2006. In 2006 Fred was promoted to HR department as a HR Specialist where he provided..

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Kanchan Patkar, Brand Director for Kotex, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Mentor and Speaker, Breakout Session "The Changing Face of Global Leaders." Kanchan Patkar is the Brand Director for Kotex/U by Kotex® brands, North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah, Wisconsin. She currently leads the U by Kotex brand, which is approximately $500 million in sales and..

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Susan Kim Tsui, Co-Founder and Partner, Luxe Brand Advisors
Moderator, General Session II "Executive Roundtable: Journey to the Top." Susan Kim Tsui is a Co-Founder and Partner at Luxe Brand Advisors, an international business development agency that provides global marketing and cross border consulting for consumer brands interested in Asia expansion...

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Roger Jimenez, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, Talent Solution Partners
Mentor, Resume Coach and Moderator, Breakout Session "Leverage Your Diverse Background to Propel Your Career." Roger Jimenez is an Entrepreneur and Business Leader with a broad range of experience in Human Resources, Talent Recruitment, Talent Management and Career Coaching. He is a Founding..

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Joseph Palumbo, Head of MBA/MSc Career & Professional Development, HKUST
Moderator, Breakout Session "Uncovering and Obtaining Career Opportunities in Asia. Worth the Career Investment?" Joseph Palumbo is Head of MBA/MSc Career & Professional Development for Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Joseph develops new relationships and cultivates..

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Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Co-Founder, SixFigureStart
Moderator, Breakout Session "Asian Women Leaders in the Boardroom and C-Suite. What Progress Has Been Made and What Does the Future Hold?" Caroline Ceniza-Levine is co-founder of SixFigureStart®, a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. She is also the author of two..

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Joon Shin, Entrepreneur, Joonique Consulting
Moderator, Breakout Session "Pursuing an Entrepreneurial Start-Up as a Career Option: What You Should Know to Improve Your Chances for Success." Joon Shin is an Inc. 500 award-winning executive, who possesses continuous intellectual curiosity in the intersections of business, creativity, and..

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Elana Givens, Associate Dean for Career Services, Brandeis International Business School
Moderator, Breakout Session "Career Strategies for International Students." Elana Givens is the Associate Dean for Career Services at the Brandeis International Business School, which prepares students for global careers in business, economics and finance. She oversees the primary functions of..

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Aarabi Balasubramanian, Director of Corporate Strategy, Cognizant
Moderator, Breakout Session "The Changing Face of Global Leaders." Aarabi Balasubramanian is a strategy advisor specializing in growth and innovation strategy. She is currently a Director of Corporate Strategy at Cognizant. In this role, she advises the executive and senior leadership teams on..

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Jason Gong, Consulting Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Prudential
Mentor Jason Gong is a Consulting Director in Prudential’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In his role, he is responsible for providing consultation to Prudential’s Asset Management, Annuities and Retirement businesses. He also manages a portfolio of strategic relationships with community..

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Rohini Shankar, Senior HR Manager, Corporate Finance, GE Capital Americas
Mentor Rohini joined GE India in 1996 on the HRLP program and did assignments with GE Plastics in Hong Kong and Medical Systems in India. Upon graduation from the program, she became the Manufacturing HRM for GE Medical Systems, India. In 2001, she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the HRM for..

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Waihong Leong, Senior Research & Engineering Specialist, Co-Chair, Focus Asia, Kimberly-Clark
Mentor Waihong Leong is currently Senior Research & Engineering Specialist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Serving as global innovation champion to lead multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with strategic vendors to commercialize new products for the Kimberly-Clark Professional business. He has..

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Michael Shao, Human Resources Manger, Capitol County Children's Collaborative
Resume Coach Michael Shao is a Human Resources professional who has worked and lived throughout the U.S. and in China and Saudi Arabia, supporting telecommunications companies, non-profits, a wholesale/distribution company, and consulting firms in a variety of Human Resources positions including..

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Jay Colan, Senior VP/Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison
Resume Coach Jay Colan, Senior VP/Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison, helps people clarify their goals and specify skills for effective career planning through 1:1 coaching and workshops. He is on the Leadership Committee of the LHH Diversity Council and has represented LHH at the World Diversity..

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