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Preliminary list of guest speakers:

  • Sadaffe Abid ’95, cofounder of CIRCLE, former CEO and COO of Kashf Foundation
  • Hemant Aneja, former head of APAC strategy for global accounts, Google
  • Naina Subberwal Batra ’92, CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
  • Gail Berson, vice president for enrollment, dean of admission, Mount Holyoke College
  • Flora Chao, senior financial officer of the International Finance Corporation
  • Laura A. Cruickshank ’75, master planner and chief architect, University of Connecticut
  • Arnoud De Meyer, president, Singapore Management University
  • Margarita Forés ’80, chef and restaurateur, Cibo, Lusso, Grace Park, Alta and Cibo di M Signature Caterer, and Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016
  • Sonia Gupta, managing director, Accenture Strategy
  • Bob Hayward, head, Asia Pacific CIO, Advisory Centre of Excellence, KPMG
  • Kassandra Jolley, vice president for advancement, Mount Holyoke College
  • So-Young Kang, CEO of Gnowbe and catalyst/founder of Awaken Group
  • Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67, principal, Marcia Brumit Kropf LLC and president, Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
  • Gyorgy Lajtai, managing director and cofounder of Lynx Analytics
  • Omar Lodhi, partner and regional head of Asia, the Abraaj Group
  • Kyoko Matsushita ’95, APAC CEO, Essence
  • Steve Monaghan, regional director, head of Edge AIA
  • Mita Natarajan ’85, senior vice president and head of equities and fixed income services, Singapore Exchange Limited
  • Peng T. Ong, managing director, Monk’s Hill Ventures; cofounder and CTO of Match.com (acquired by IAC)
  • Kiran Raghavan, regional head, APAC, marketing partnerships at Facebook
  • Sonya Stephens, acting president, Mount Holyoke College
  • Ng Tian Hui, director of orchestral studies and assistant professor of music, Mount Holyoke College