The Leader Series

The Leader Series features notable speakers who are experts in their fields from various industries. Our Leader Series feature global and Asian leaders, and women in leadership. The event format is usually a keynote with Q&A afterward. Attendees usually include 100-200 Senior business leaders from Singapore and the region.


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Global Leaders Series – Distinguished speakers with global responsibilities:


  • William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal
  • David Sable, CEO, Y&R
  • Daniel Alegre, President, Asia Pacific, Google
  • Jim Barber, President, UPS International
  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
  • Dr. Curtis Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
  • Gloria Flach, Corporate Vice President, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
  • Dr. Belen Garijo, CEO, Merck Healthcare
  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
  • Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Marillyn Hewson, CEO and President, Lockheed Martin
  • Bob McDonald, Former Chairman and CEO of P&G and Secretary of Veterans Affairs – designate
  • Mike Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
  • Julio A. Portalatin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercer
  • Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Brad Rinklin, Senior VP and CMO, Akamai
  • John Sculley, Former CEO, Apple and Pepsico
  • George Tanaseijich, CEO, Marina Bay Sands


Asia Leaders Series – Distinguished speakers with regional responsibilities:


  • Abid Butt, CEO, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
  • Cesar Cernuda, President, Asia Pacific, Microsoft
  • Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank
  • Carl J Lukach, President, South Asia, Dupont
  • Rohan Mahadevan, VP, Asia, Paypal
  • Marc McAllister, VP and MD – Asia Pacific, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Shakir Moin, Region Manager (Singapore/Malaysia/Brunei), Coca-Cola
  • Philip Ng, CEO, Far East Organization
  • Bob Pickard, President and CEO, Asia Pacific, Burson-Marsteller
  • Stephen Roach, Chairman, Asia, Morgan Stanley
  • Charles Wigley, Chairman, Asia, BBH


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