Get to know our southeast asia panelists!

Posted by The MBA Tour on 21 August 2018 / 0 Comments

Attending our upcoming Southeast Asia Tour? If so, be sure to read below to learn about the panelists who will be speaking in Jakarta, Singapore, and Bangkok! Each panel will be moderated by Lawrence Linker of MBA Link.

JAKARTA: Alumni Panel Hosted & Moderated by Lawrence Linker, MBA Link

Bastian PurrerBastian Purrer

Bastian Purrer is an Indonesia-based entrepreneur and founder of LYKE, an Indonesia mobile fashion marketplace that sold to Chinese e-commerce unicorn in early 2018. Before starting LYKE, Bastian attended Harvard Business School, worked in Silicon Valley, was an early employee at Groupon as well as Zalora's first Chief Marketing Officer. Bastian has built teams in half a dozen countries, and is passionate about outstanding consumer products, South-East Asia and everything mobile.'

Bryan GunawanBryan Gunawan

Believing in inclusion and diversity, Bryan had trained over 10,000 individuals for 10 years professionally and socially, bringing him to meet President Barack Obama in Jakarta Roundtable Meeting and Obama Foundation Summit. He is now part of People & Performance transformation as a Human Resources Business Partner Manager for Southeast Asia Business Unit with Kraft Heinz Company. MBA from INSEAD. 

Satria SitumorangSatria Situmorang 

Satria is a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Jakarta. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University.


SINGAPORE: Alumni Panel Hosted & Moderated by Lawrence Linker, MBA Link

Marc NicholsonMarc Nicholson

Marc Nicholson is the founder of multiple businesses and charities. Guided by the simple rule that happiness lies in stronger relationships, he recently launched 1880, a club that exists to inspire conversations.  Marc did his MBA at London Business School, where he met his wife Jean. They have lived in Singapore for 16 years and have 2 kids, Maya and Bo. 


TonyTony Estrella

Tony Estrella is a global thought leader in Digital Health, serial entrepreneur, and innovation expert.   As Managing Director for Taliossa, a private investment and advisory firm, Tony focuses on cross-border investments in healthtech, and connects these ventures in Cancer and Human Longevity with insurance, healthcare, and provider systems across Asia. Tony’s creative pursuits centre on fiction writing, including the upcoming release of his first novel called Comatose - a semi-finalist in the 2016 William Faulkner –William Wisdom writing competition in the USA.  Originally born in Mexico, Tony has also lived in Japan, the US, Canada, the UK, and now resides in Singapore with his wife Melissa – also a Wharton alum – and their 3 year old daughter.  

So-Young KangSo-Young Kang

So-Young Kang is the Founder and CEO of Gnowbe, a Singapore-based venture backed edutech company. Prior to Gnowbe, So-Young founded the Awaken Group which provides transformation design consulting to global clients. So-Young is a nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, author of "Inside Out" and TEDx speaker. Prior to entrepreneurship, So-Young was with McKinsey and Citigroup. She completed her MBA at Harvard Business School and her BA with Honors from University of Pennsylvania. So-Young is a Korean-American from the United States and has been living in Singapore for 7 years.

BANGKOK: Alumni Panel Hosted and Moderated by Lawrence Linker, MBA Link

Keerata SripanKeerata Sripan

Keerata is a Senior Vice President at Siam Commercial Bank, the first and largest bank in Thailand. She is responsible for Portfolio Management and Risk Monitoring Division for Corporate Banking Group. Here, she directs all key Portfolio Management functions through her 3 teams: 1) Portfolio Analytics, 2) Portfolio Strategy, and 3) Portfolio Monitoring & Initiative Development.

Prior to joining SCB, Keerata worked for Citigroup N.A. in New York office. (accepted into Citi Cards Management Associate program). Her last position at Citi was Vice President – Value Card Product Strategy.

Keerata holds an MBA from Cornell University, New York, USA and has an undergraduate degree in business administration with a major in Finance and Banking from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Julian PetrescuJulian Petrescu

After working for a large integrated healthcare network for 8 years in the US, I completed my MBA at INSEAD in Singapore and then went on to work for a number of mostly healthcare software vendors with stints in the Middle East, India, China, South Africa and Australia. In my current role I have been based in Bangkok, Thailand for the last 4 years covering South East Asia in a pre-sales and implementation management role, where I deal with regional private hospital groups, insurance companies, or governments in deploying large scale technology solutions for the healthcare sector.

Well KovithvathanaphongWell Kovithvathanaphong

Well (Panipak) Kovithvathanaphong is currently Deputy Director at True Corporation.  She started of her career as Management Trainee at Unilever Thailand, before moving to Singapore, with further experience working in Management Consulting at BCG. Well holds a Bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  


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