Novobrief’s 10 Co-Chairs To Watch At Horasis Asia Meeting

- December 3, 2023

On December 3-4 in Binh Duong New City, 300 members of Horasis’ community, including from Europe, gather to discuss how world leaders can collaborate to overcome critical economic, geopolitical and environmental challenges faced by societies and businesses today.

Vietnam has begun to implement sweeping reforms to boost its economic performance into the next decades, and the easing of business regulations, especially those supporting inward investment, will have broad benefits.

We’ve highlighted our picks for 10 Co-Chairs to watch out for over the two-day conference.

Mai An, Co-founder and President, IMT Solutions, Vietnam

IMT Solutions was founded in 2008 by Mr. An Mai. Graduating from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education with a master’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications, An would become one of the first adopters of Agile within Vietnam. Now with more than 20 years of experience working with companies listed in the Fortune 500, and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology, An is guiding IMT toward becoming an industry leader in Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, and Digital Transformation.

Claude Béglé, Chairman, SymbioSwiss, Switzerland

Claude Béglé worked for several years in the CleanTech and sustainability sectors, highlighted by his recent role as creator of the policy for the Clean Tech strategy of the State of Geneva, and as Executive Chairman of SymbioSwiss. He is a seasoned executive having worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies in top leadership positions throughout his career. A dynamic and result-oriented line manager, he is a strategic thinker with a global vision able to translate the later into action and concrete results.

Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman, Integral Group, Switzerland

Since 2017, Murat has served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Caspian Week Forum, a meeting point of visionaries, market leaders, and experts with the focus on GCR as a vital element of the future global society and economy. Caspian Week promotes connectivity between the GCR and the rest of the world by enabling and facilitating trade. Murat leads members to introduce innovations, build mutually-beneficial relationships, and leverage new technologies in order to enhance logistics, marketing, and ecological health.

Eddie Thai, General Partner, Ascend Vietnam Ventures, Vietnam

Eddie is a co-founder & general partner of AVV, an early-stage VC firm with a mission to help exceptional teams in Vietnam and elsewhere in building iconic companies. He is particularly on the lookout for breakthrough approaches in fintech, edtech, and enterprise SaaS. Eddie also continues to steward the Vietnam-focused fund of 500 Global, the early-stage VC firm and ecosystem builder headquartered in Silicon Valley. 

Wang Dong, Executive Director, Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU), Peking University, China

Wang Dong is Full Professor with Tenure at School of International Studies, Peking University. He holds a joint professorship appointment at Institute for Global Health and Development, Peking University. Prof. Wang also serves as Deputy Director of the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Cooperation and understanding(iGCU), both at Peking University. He also serves as Standing Council Member of the Chinese Association of American Studies, Member of the Steering Committee of the East Asia Security Forum, and Chinese Overseas Educated Scholars Association, among other advisory posts.

Ben Nelson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Minerva Project, USA

Ben Nelson is the Founder and Chancellor of Minerva University as well as the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Minerva Project. Minerva Project is the for-profit educational organization that created the non-profit Minerva University with the mission of reforming global education through an interdisciplinary curriculum and fully active learning pedagogy, delivered on a proprietary learning environment called Forum.

Wang Huiyao, Founder, Center for China and Globalization; Former Counselor, China State Council, China

Huiyao (Henry) Wang is the founder and president of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a think tank in China. Wang plays multiple policy advisory roles in China, as a counselor for the State Council appointed by Premier Li Keqiang in 2015, and honorable vice chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC) under the Ministry of Commerce.

Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, VinaCapital, Vietnam

Don Lam, a founding partner of VinaCapital, has worked in Vietnam for more than two decades. He has overseen VinaCapital’s growth from a manager of a single USD10 million fund in 2003 into a leading investment management firm in Southeast Asia with a diversified portfolio of USD4.0 billion in assets under management across private and listed equity, venture capital, energy, hospitality, and real estate. Additionally, in 2006 Mr. Lam established the VinaCapital Foundation whose mission is to empower the children and youth of Vietnam by providing opportunities for growth through a wide range of health and education programs.

Vivian Claire Liew, Founder and CEO, Climate Smart Investments, Singapore

Vivian advises Sovereign Wealth Funds & leading financial institutions at the cutting edge of optimizing climate alpha in portfolio valuation. She leads PhilanthropyWorks in advising governments and business families, both optimizing and evaluating results in Sustainable Development & transformative philanthropy.

Charles Tang, President, Brazil China Chamber of Commerce, Brazil

Charles Tang is Chairman of the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce; and Paraguay China Chamber; President of ABERS – Brazilian Association of Waste to Energy; Senior Fellow of the Center for China & Globalization in Beijing and a founding member of the CGTN Think Tank, Beijing, and a member of the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics in Sao Paulo. Was a member of the World Policy Institute of New York. Introduced leasing into Brazil as an executive of the Bank of Boston.