2016 Company/Organization Categories Judging Committee
Huda Al-Husaini , Head of Training & Studies section
Jordan Engineers Association, Amman, Amman, Jordan
Engineer Huda is the Head of Training & Studies section at Jordan Engineers Association; she is a 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in Business winner/ best employee category. She won several awards in the fields of creativity and entrepreneurship, and has been honored as a creative engineer several times.
Michael Becker , Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy
Business Wire, New York, New York, United States
Michael oversees Business Wire's global disclosure services, partnerships within the broader financial community, and is responsible for identifying revenue-generating opportunities for Business Wire. He also possesses overall responsibility for Business Wire's Canadian and Greater China operations. Becker currently serves on the XBRL-U.S. Board of Directors, and is a board member and past-president of NIRI-New York, NIRI's largest chapter with some 400 members. Becker holds an Executive MBA from Baruch College and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Management at the school.
Isela Bowles, President & CEO
Formula 1, San Gabriel, California, United States
Jacky Chan , Managing Partner
Ironfire Ventures, Hong Kong, China
Jacky holds a Master of Management and Professional Accounting degree from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from Western University. He is a CFA charterholder and a CPA. He previously worked for Ernst & Young and subsequently a private investment company in Hong Kong in 2000. During his tenure, Jacky was involved in investment due diligence, litigation support, corporate finance & transactions and portfolio management. In addition to being the Managing Partner of Ironfire, Jacky took on the role as the Chief Operations Officer at Semeiotics, Inc., a creative company, between September 2009 and December 2013. Jacky is also the vice chairman of a private charitable foundation, in which his primary role is to manage the endowment investment.
Aloysius Cheang , Executive Vice President of APAC
Cloud Security Alliance, Singapore
Aloysius Cheang is a senior information technology (IT) executive with extensive experience in managing and delivering direct business values in strategic, complex multi-million dollar IT program and business projects for Global 500 organizations worldwide. He is a globally recognised cybersecurity expert and has worked on a wide variety of complex technology and business problems. In his line of work, he had managed large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team spread across 5 continents and 4 major time zones.
Haldun Firat Kökturk , CEO and BOD member
Prishtina International Airport 'Adem Jashari' Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C., Prishtina, Kosovo
Haldun Firat Kökturk graduated at Pamukkale University at Engineering Faculty and has a Master Degree at Middle East Technical University at Civil Engineering Department, an MBA degree at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences at Faculty and Business and Law, and an Executive MBA in Aviation Management. His Key qualifications are in Contract and Project Management, Master planning of airports, Design,construction and operations of airports, Cost Estimation and Cost Control, Aeronautical design and construction, Budget planning and budgetary control, FIDIC and international contracting, and Procurement Coordination .
Joseph Foy , Lean Manufacturing Manager
M&M Electric Service, Inc., Charlotte, NC, United States
I worked for M&M Electric in their electrical panel shop for nine years. After the ninth year, I was promoted to the Quality Department where I helped design and implement the first Quality Management System for an electrical manufacturer/systems integration company in the United States. After our certification, I aided in designing and developing a Quality Management System, to completion, for the first ISO 9001 certified Ice and Water distributor in the United States. My efforts as Lean Manufacturing Manager have saved M&M over $1,000,000 annually. I reduced Lead Time of the largest product line over 97%, and I increased cycle time of all other product lines over 167%. M&M received the American Business Awards Silver Medal for Company of the Year 2016 because of my efforts. I am a certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor, a certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, I have a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and I am doubly certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt under the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the International Association of Six Sigma destination Geneva, Switzerland. (IASSC).
Scotty Hester , Quality Assurance Manager
M&M Electric Service, Inc., Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
My background began in manufacturing; however, I have expanded to all aspects of Quality, ISO 9001 Implementation, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects in manufacturing, banking, healthcare, and IT. The areas that I have worked in and the transition to writing entire Quality Management Systems has given me the necessary skills to conduct Lean Six Sigma projects in a way that can help streamline companies to operate more efficiently.
Ozan Hunler, Strategic Sales Manager
Automotive and Aerospace Coatings, Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Ozan is a social innovator with an impressive portfolio of global contacts from various industries. He has a strong intellectual background with an understanding of international politics, cross country commercial relations and global trends that have effects on the industries. He is specialized in automotive collision repair industry with a proven track record in technical marketing, business development and strategic business planning. He loves dogs and parties, he is a travel&wine enthusiast and he drives a German car!
Franky Jamin, Independent Commissioner; Audit Committee Chairman
PT Tigaraksa Satria Tbk; PT Kamadjaja Logistics; PT Paramount Enterprise International, Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian citizen, Studied in Indonesia, Singapore and UK, majoring in Accountancy. Worked in Unilever Indonesia for 30+years including Company Controller, Company Secretary, President Director Unilever Body Care. Currently as Commissioner TGKA, PEI, KLOG; CPMA Examination Board Chairman; ICSA Supervisory Board; NCSR Executive Board; Audit Committee AtmaJaya and ACA.
Kyle Johnson, Principal & Creative Director
BlkMrkt. Cr8tiv Labs, Houston, Texas, United States
Rassel Kassem , Head of Organizational Development
Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rassel Kassem is currently heading the organizational development for one of Abu Dhabi’s government entities. He is an author on business and management and has past experience in the private, semi-government, and government sectors. He is a team leader and senior assessor for three UAE-based quality and business excellence awards.
Ki-hak Kim , President
GEO Production Co., Ltd., 27, Bisan-ro, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
"- Doctoral Degree in Venture Management at Seoul Venture University - President of Korea-China-Japan Local Business and Cultural Association - CEO of KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. - Professional mediation and adapt manipulation in international cooperation and foreign business"
Soonwoong Kook, Head of Institutional Business - Korea
Amundi Asset Management, Hong Kong, China
Mr. Soonwoong Kook is the Head of Institutional Business – Korea of Amundi Hong Kong since 2008. Prior to joining Amundi, Mr. KOOK was with AllianceBernstein Hong Kong from 2005 where he was a Client Relationship Manager. Mr. Soonwoong Kook began his career at Shinhan Investment Corporation Seoul, previously Goodmorning Shinhan Securities, in 1999 where he was responsible for investment product institutional sales. Mr. Soonwoong Kook holds the license of the Certified Investment Manager in Korea, MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, and B.B.A. degree specializing in Finance from the University of Houston, US and graduated from Whimoon High School in Seoul, Korea.
Sunil Kulwal, Head of New Projects
Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
My passion is to transform business results through creating & leading strong teams, who develop & drive clear shared vision to deliver sustainable superior performance creating long term value for all stakeholders, says Sunil Kulwal, Head of New Projects at Aditya Birla Group. Sunil is a global executive with over three decades of unique blend of diversified global business experience in India and Australia, with significant depth and breadth - taking big picture view without losing sight of details - spanning across diverse industries including natural resources, chemicals, steel, cement, textiles and fertilisers. Sunil have a proven track record of driving transformational change and delivering consistent superior performance through diligently driving multiple change initiatives simultaneously. He is a keen learner with a growth mindset, willing to take toughest business challenges, with an ability to deconstruct complexities, and bias towards building high performing, strong, motivated teams to identify opportunity areas, fix bottlenecks, and bring sustainable long term advantages to business.
Vivek Kumar , Chief executive officer
Lexicon Public Relations, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Vivek is an advocate of proactive outcome driven communication to make an impact in today’s information cluttered environment with shortening product life cycle and continual need to re-energize brands. Additionally, he recommends that organisations demonstrate business with compassionate intelligence in the age of increased government-socio scrutiny and accountability expectations.
Jimmy Lim, Managing Director
New Prospect Capital, Hong Kong, China
Jimmy is a fund manager based in Hong Kong and has in excess of 15 years experience in finance and investment across a range of industries.
Donald Man , Registered Foreign Lawyer
Ince & Co, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Donald specializes in asset financing, namely aviation and shipping. He also advises on M&A deals and real estate investment. Donald is also a director of the Jardine Travel Group.
Ernst Primosch , CEO and Chairman DACH-Region
Hill+Knowlton Strategies GmbH, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ernst Primosch is CEO and Chairman of Hill+Knowlton Strategies with special responsibility for the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. He moved in 2010 from a globally responsible senior executive position in a Fortune 500 corporation to join Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the most reputable communication and branding consultancies both within Germany and across the world.
Churchill Prince , Founder CEO
Sales Intelligence™ Services, Inc, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Churchill Dass Prince is a well-known Research person and an Industry Thought Leader, in multiple industries. He founded a Sales Intelligence Company named "Sales Intelligence Services, Inc" and "Sales Intellect Company"with his trademark "Sales Intelligence(tm)", based on his award winning software innovation during 2003.
Sharon Rudd, National Leadership, Sales & CS Consultant
TNT, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Passionate Learning and Development expert with and extensive knowledge of instructional practices, including training needs analysis, course content, development of learning materials and the management of learning outcomes and metrics. I enjoy helping people and love what I do.
Linanne Sackett, Ph.D., President & Owner
Brunswick Institute, Troy, New York, USA
Leadership experience in education at all levels, economic development, executive coaching for medical practices, business ownership, real estate, and physical plant management. A past Stevie Award winner as part of a high-performance team in the Northeast USA, Linanne is an author and publisher of financial articles for low-literacy adults.
Stephen Sharry, Principal Consultant
Quantum Associates Pty Ltd., Cleveland, Queensland, Australia
Stephen Sharry is a management consultant in Brisbane, Australia. He was the Brisbane City Director of all sporting and entertainment facilities, State Director of facility development and CEO of a Gold Coast Statutory Authority. He was CEO of the Brisbane Turf Club and the Raine & Horne Qld Real Estate group.
Aniket Suru , Regulatory Programme Manager
HSBC, London, London, United Kingdom
Aniket Suru is an experienced Regulatory Programme Manager in the Investment Banking domain. Aniket has significant experience in managing regulatory programmes like Volcker, Dodd Frank VII, EMIR, Benchmarks (LIBOR) and MiFIDII. In life outside banking Aniket is an angel investor and likes to guide budding entrepreneurs.