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Mentors: Global

Meet the mentors for season 2022/2023
Bale, Stephanie

Civil Engineer at BGC Engineering Inc.

Country - Canada

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Stephanie Bale is a Civil Engineer at BGC Engineering in Canada with project and field experience in applied earth science and geotechnical engineering projects. Stephanie is passionate about contributing to strong teams and working in partnerships to solve the world’s most complex earth science challenges.

Bellinger, Denisa

Denisa graduated from the Charles University, Law Faculty in Prague and from the Cambridge University. Since 1995, she has been working at Hewlett-Packard as a General Counsel for the CZ and SK (now HP Inc Czech Republic). As a member of the company executive board, she also takes on the role of the Company Secretary.

Chong, Annie

MSD International, Regional IT Director based in Singapore

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Chuecos, Barbora

Barbora has more than 25 years of business experience in international companies. Currently, she runs a non-profit organisation Autismus jako dar (Autism as a gift) which she founded with her husband.

She is also a coach and business consultant. Barbora studied marketing and market research in Belgium (RUCA University) and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.

Foster, Andrew

Deutsche Bank - Head of Data Governance Americas

USA

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Andrew is currently the Head of Data Governance for Deutsche Bank in the Americas.  Andrew originates from South Africa and has worked across Europe and the US. 

He has been at Deutsche Bank for 11 years in a series of data-focused program execution and leadership roles.  

Kwan, Nelson

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I am currently retired from the active workforce.  Prior to that, I had a 35 year career with TELUS Communications.  My career with TELUS started as a Finance trainee and progressed to hold a variety of roles in Finance with increasing responsibilities, leading to my last role as Senior Vice President Finance – TELUS & CFO - TELUS International.  

La Ronca Parpel, Kristin

KLP Coaching – Executive coach and consultant Country – Czech Republic

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Kristin is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 25 years of business experience. Kristin runs her own company, KLP Coaching, which offers individual coaching and team programs focused on leadership, diversity and mentoring. 

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Kristin spent over a decade in executive leadership roles in the advertising industry both in Prague (as GM of Wunderman) and in New York City (as Global Director of Marketing Services at Euro RSCG Worldwide). 

In addition, Kristin is a steering committee member and mentor in the Equilibrium mentoring program for women (organised by the British Chamber of Commerce) , as well as a mentor in the EWOB (European Women on Boards) and an international mentor for the Odyssey mentoring program.

Lee, Yvonne

Portfolio Manager

Emerging Markets Access Innovation Studio, MSD

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Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry across various divisions and roles. Her enterprise-wide experience is reflected in her strategic perspectives and strong collaboration. She is a recognised leader with high learning agility and outstanding execution excellence. 

Lemerova, Alexandra

Owner and CEO of Personal Connect s.r.o.

LinkedIn

✔How many years am I in business? 31

✔What is my working experience? After a successful career in international corporations (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Logica, Hewlett-Packard, Capgemini) with proven accomplishments in increasing gross profits, reducing expenses, formulating marketing strategies, ability to work in international teams, implementation of change and building and managing sales teams, I become an entrepreneur.

Loong, Jen

Sustainability investor + venture builder in Asia

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Jen Loong 龙晓灵 is currently Investment Director with Tembusu Partners’ Sustainable Future Fund, and leading Eco Business’ SDGCo sustainability innovation platform. She’s new to Singapore, having spent the last decade across Shanghai, HK, Kobe and Bali.

Prior to transitioning into sustainability field, Jen headed up portfolio management with venture capital teams like New World Development Group’s C Ventures, Standard Chartered Ventures and HK’s HYPE Asia, in bridging Chinese and Southeast Asia’s start-ups to scale with growth equity.

Marle-Zizkova, Jana

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Jana is the co-founder and CEO of Meiro. She is passionate about data, tea, art, diversity, and her non-profit initiative @Shelovesdata. 

Avid data and diversity advocate, Jana headed teams and country operations at Estee Lauder, Sybase, Sas and Socialbakers in the past two decades. She holds a degree in Computer Science.

Mohan, Trupti
  • Vice President Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific
  • Country - Singapore

Trupti Mohan is the Vice President of Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care, a healthcare company that is world leader in Kidney Dialysis products and services. She is based in Singapore.

Mukundan A P

Executive Vice President - JAPAN & APAC, Board of Director – Champions of Group Pte Ltd. 

AsiaPacific & Japan, Champions Group

Country - Singapore

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I’m a proficient Leader, Mentor, Speaker and a Strategist. An expert in B2B Data-Driven Marketing Solutions, Marketing Technology, Business Process Innovation and Business Analysis, Strategic Planning and Client Relationship Management, Data Driven Solutions, Data Analytics with 16 Years of experience at Champions Group.

Oliva-Altamirano, Paola

Director of Data Science at SmartyGrants Innovation Lab

Country - Australia

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Paola is the Director of Data Science at the SmartyGrants Innovation Lab. A research scientist trained in astrophysics, she designs algorithms to improve understanding of social sector data, with the goal of facilitating human-centred artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

Patrovská, Alena

Chief People officer, PFNonwovens

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Pavchinskaya, Natalya

Corporate IT Strategy Executive with Expertise in Digital IT Transformations, Cybersecurity & Enterprise Risk Management, Merck

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Piedra, Maria Rhoda

Finance Director - MSD Human Health Netherlands

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Pincot, Lenka

Raiffeisenbank – Head of Agile Transformation Country – Czech Republic

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Lenka is a leader of organizational transformations and strategic changes. Her main focus is on enhancing business agility by building culture of efficient teams,

contributing to digital transformation and aligning business and IT strategies. Her main expertise lies in setting strategic transformation vision, driving complex changes leading to creation of customer value and coaching of agile teams for business success.

Piskorová, Martina

Martina has more than 15 years of business experience in international companies, she complemented this by working in a non-profit company and also a local Czech production and distribution company.

Martina studied computer science and classical philology at Comenius University in Bratislava. She has worked in several large international companies such as Danone, Reckitt Benkiser, Novartis, Mastercard.

PoSaw, Premika

UX Lead, GovTech Singapore

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Renehan, Jamie

Analytics Leader, Bank of Ireland

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Rozier, Amelie

Head of WW Services and Support Finance at HP

LinkedIn

For over 25 years I have held various Finance leadership roles in P&L, Supply Chain and Services operations management. I developed expertise in Volume and Services businesses, across regions - Asia, Europe, & Worldwide, in mature and emerging markets.

Saxena, Aparna

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Aparna is the CEO of TORAJAMELO, an impact business in Indonesia, co-founder of an impact advisory Vriksh Impact Partners in India, and ASEAN lead for She Loves Data. These are some amongst the many hats she wears.

She identifies herself as a an unapologetic feminist, a vegan, an environmentalist, and a student for life.

Schmiedová, Jitka

Jitka has been working in Human Resources since 1998. Currently, she is the General Manager Administration at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech. Before she spent one year as a HRD CEE Zone at VEOLIA, three years as a Chief Human Resources Officer at NN Investment Partners, Human Resources Director at Česká spořitelna, two and half years as a Vicepresident for Human resources and Property at Vodafone Czech republic.

Sharma, Balesh

CEO, Vodacom South Africa

An Inspirational Leader with a strong track record of Business Transformation, Integration and Turn-Around, across the global telecommunications sector. Has delivered fantastic results across geographies, cultures, scales and environments as CEO and MD in India, Europe and Middle East. Mentor, Investor and Advisor to early-stage growth businesses in AI, retail automation and security and employee engagement technologies.

Sierra, Ingrid

VP, Customer Experience and Marketing at Tenerity

Country - Great Britain

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Based in London and originally from France, Ingrid has 20 years' experience in international marketing, initially with telcos and retailers and more recently in the customer loyalty area. Currently VP of Customer Experience and Marketing at Tenerity, she supports clients to build best-in-class experiences and drive profitable loyalty with personalized engagement platforms.

Soon, Sharon

HealthTech Solutions | Startup Partnerships | Agile Scrummaster | Executive Coaching

LinkedIn

Strbac, Elena

Elena Strbac is the Global Head of Data Science Innovation for the Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Bank at Standard Chartered and Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the Digital Banking business.

LinkedIn

Her key responsibilities include developing machine learning and quantum machine learning models across the business lines, for the purpose of driving commerce and net zero commitments for the Bank’s clients and communities.

Tailor, Nimisha

Competition and Regulation Specialist

Country - Singapore

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Nimisha is a consultant advising on competition and regulation matters in the digital economy including digital payments, digital trade, e-commerce and logistics. Previously, she worked for competition regulators in the UK, New Zealand, Singapore (Deputy Director) and a secondment to Australia.

Taneja, Reedev

Senior Director, Data Analytics & Martech

LinkedIn

For more than a decade, Reedev have been helping clients in APAC with their marketing analytics, CRM & loyalty strategy. His strength lies in designing and implementing digital and marketing analytics solutions leveraging on machine learning and AI technologies together with building interactive data visualization dashboards which help clients to derive meaningful insights and growth opportunities. 

Tělecká, Eva

Eva is the Hub Lead for the IT Risk Management & Security function, and a liaison for the EMEA region. Key responsibilities of the function are to collaborate with ITRMS Platform Leads to assure our company is being protected against cyber threats, and to assure compliance and risk management processes are established and maintained. The EMEA Risk Liaison function is key to assure that specific country needs of ITRMS services and cooperation are understood, captured & executed.

Teoh, Grace
  • Trainer & Coach,
  • Country - Singapore,
  • Loves enabling people through open, authentic, and dynamic conversations.
  • Believes time and space must be made for exploration, discovery, and experimentation to uncover one’s inner compass.
  • Highly engaging, quirky, and effective Power BI analytics trainer.
Tibarewal, Richa

Country - Singapore

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I am an expat in Singapore and a digital nomad at heart, I have travelled to 23 countries and lived in 12. My day job as a Project and People manager in a Consulting firm helps pay my bills. I recently co-founded and launched a media publishing content platform The Bulletin Box as a side hustle that celebrates writers & speakers and runs campaigns on social issues and topics to spread awareness & share information.

Woon, Elaine

Director Of Development at Orbis International

Country - Singapore

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Elaine has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing communications in both business and non-profit organisations. In her current role as Director of Development at Orbis International, Singapore, she engages her Board and Global Leadership Team to raise the organisation's profile in Southeast Asia and bring quality eye care services to places with the greatest need.

Odyssey, z. s.

Odyssey is a non profit Society established pursuant to Section 214 et seq. of Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code, for the pursuit of educational purposes.
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