Keynote Speakers

Brian K. Heywood

Mr. Brian K. Heywood
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of TPP and member of the Investment Committee

Mr. Heywood graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with an honors degree in East Asian Studies. Prior to graduation he spent three years living in Japan as a missionary and as a student. After graduation, he joined JD Power and Associates (“JDPA”) and aided in the establishment of the Japanese and Asian operations of JDPA and the development of the JDPA business model in Asia. Mr. Heywood served on the board of directors of JD Power Asia and JD Power Korea where he had the opportunity to interact with the board of directors and management of nearly every automotive company in the world as well as hundreds of Japanese chief executive officers and other senior management officials. His interaction was directed at supporting management in driving internal change. In 1997, he joined a British firm, Belron International, as Director of Business Development and Operations for nine Asian countries, including Japan and India. During his two years with Belron, he lived in Singapore before returning to Japan in 1999 to join Citibank as Vice President and Head of Sales for its 22 retail branches.

Mr. Heywood has years of experience interacting with board members of large Japanese corporations and extensive experience working with management teams of Japanese corporations. He has a strong network of contacts and a deep understanding of Japanese corporate procedures. Mr. Heywood speaks and reads Japanese fluently.

Chatib Basri

Mr. Chatib Basri
Former Minister of Finance in Indonesia

Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri is Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance (20 May 2013 to 20 October 2014). He is currently the Chairman of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute. In addition, he is a Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017), and teaches at the Department of Economics, University of Indonesia. From 2015-2016, he was an Ash Center Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, and the Pacific Leadership Fellow at the Center on Global Transformation, University of California at San Diego (2016). Dr. Basri is also a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. His expertise is in international trade, macroeconomics and political economy.

Prior to his tenure as Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, Dr. Chatib Basri was the Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia (14 June 2012- 1 October 2013) and Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia from 2010 - 2012. In 2010, he also co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm. In addition, he was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the High Level Trade Experts Group, co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland.

Tim Lee

Mr. Tim Lee
CEO and Founder of QFpay, Sequoia funded Chinese Fintech startup

Tim Lee, Founder and CEO of QFPay, was named as “The 100 Most Creative Leaders in China” by Fast Company in 2014 and "Top 40 Under 40" entrepreneurs by Fortune China in 2015.

Tim has established the mobile payment company “QFPay” since 2011 to provide mobile payment services and digital marketing solutions to merchants, and to build business intelligence platform to connect merchants and customers. He has successfully converted many "offline" merchants to e-retailers to embrace the era of mobile Internet and been an advocate to present the concept of integration of mobile payment 2.0. QFPay currently serves over 400,000 merchants, handling more than 200 million transactions which involve a transaction amount of around RMB100 billion. The business intelligence platform named “HaoJin” provides SaaS to merchants and has captured over 12 million consumers through Haojin's public accounts. QFPay has already covered markets outside of Mainland China like Hong Kong and Japan.

Tim graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and worked at MNCs including Hang Seng Bank and IBM before starting his own company.

Bin Li

Mr. Bin Li
Head of Economic Affairs, Embassy of P.R.China in the U.S.A

LI, BIN joined the State Development Planning Commission (SDPC) and started working in the Department of Foreign Affairs of the SDPC in 1989. In 2003, Mr. Li served as the Deputy Director General of the Dept. Before that he was Deputy Division Chief in 1994 and Division Chief in 1999. Mr. Li was in charge of American affairs, European affairs and multilateral affairs during the past 10 years. He is especially familiar with China US economic cooperation and the US companies operating in China. In July 2011, Mr. Li was assigned as the Counselor for Economic Affairs of Chinese Embassy in the US.

Lunch workshop with HR Specialist Ms. Liqi

Liqi Peng

Liqi Peng
COO, is a leading talent recruitment and HR services company based out of China. Liqi is in charge of sales, service delivery, branding, marketing and internet user acquisition for this company of 3000 staff.

Prior to Liepin, Liqi was the Brand Director of Gillette at Procter & Gamble, in charge of growth, innovation and brand building. She is the first China-grown brand director coming to the US to lead global business in P&G China’s history. She is also the first non-American in this critical role of Gillette in its 112 years history.

Liqi has been a passionate leader in diversity and women’s development in the past 13 years. She was the co-chair of Boston Women’s Network at P&G for 6 years. Right now, she is working in China’s HR industry to promote Women’s Leadership. In US, Liqi also devotes herself in helping Asian professionals on global leadership skills and helping western business leaders with better understand Chinese talents and markets. She is a frequent speaker on Asia and China business matters.

Liqi has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from HUST, China. She also graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2012.

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