Global Speakers


Patrick Tay (MP)

Assistant Secretary-General


Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC. He is currently the Director of NTUC Legal Services Department, as well as the Future Jobs, Skills and Training Department. He is the Executive Secretary of The Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union. He currently chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Manpower and also co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Patrick has represented numerous unions and union members in dispute resolution, conciliation and in the Industrial Arbitration Court. He also represents the Labour Movement in tripartite workgroups to review and update employment and industrial relations legislation.


Manik Narayan Saha

CIO, APAC & Japan


Manik Narayan Saha is the CIO for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Saha leads a global multinational and multicultural IT organization. As part of the senior leadership team in APJ, he is responsible for SAP’s internal IT services to 28,000+ staff in the region.

As companies rapidly move to a digital agenda, Saha works closely with the leadership team in APJ to execute on enabling SAP as a Digital Enterprise. In November 2017, he led the team to successfully implement SAP’s first finance machine learning scenario globally using SAP Leonardo.

With 19 years of experience and expertise in technology, Saha is a prominent keynote speaker at events, and provides thought leadership on a wide range of topics ranging from IT Strategy, artificial Intelligence, digitalizing operations, process excellence and enterprise innovation. He serves as an executive sponsor and advisor to several large clients of SAP in the region.

Saha is a member of the INSEAD Alumni Network and a Regional Ambassador of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN) for Singapore. He was also the founding fellow and is currently serves as a Vice-President for Ideation Edge Asia, a non-profit organization.

Saha has a degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.


Pankaj Khushani

Business Head (SE Asia) - Google Analytics, Doubleclick suite partnerships & Doubleclick Ad Exchange


Pankaj is a digital evangelist, Programmatic expert and a thought leader in APAC. He is a high performing entrepreneurial executive with over 17 years of experience in Internet/Telecom/IT domain. Pankaj has held various leadership positions at Google, Nokia & Airtel.

Pankaj currently works with Google as Head of Analytics & Platform Partnerships for South East Asia. Prior to that, he was managing DoubleClick Ad Exchange buyside relationships for SEA, India & Korea. While at Google, he has also managed APAC partnerships for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and successfully ran the Google’s location platform business (Google Maps & Google Earth) for Asia. He had previously worked with Nokia as APAC Product lead for ‘Here Maps’, and Bharti Airtel for 8 years in various leadership positions.

Pankaj has expertise in building businesses from scratch to large multi million dollar business and scaling them further. He has proven his skills time & again by taking various challenges, providing innovative solutions and building organizations at scale with limited resources.


Neetha Nair

VP, Head of HR Centre of Excellence



Jayesh Menon

HR Leader and Director with Regional and Global Responsibility

Moet Hennessy


Mostaq Shakil Ahmed

Head of Global Workforce, General Manager, Microsoft WW Support Engineering



Michael Leung

Chief Customer Office, Asia Pacific and Japan

Dell EMC


Sanjay Sharma

Worldwide Support Leader



Benjamin Tea

APAC Talent Lead

Motorola Solutions


Charu Malik

Vice President - Talent Acquisition Head, Global Technology and Operations, APAC

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Philip Green


Deliveroo UK


Fiona Carney

Senior Director, JAPAC



Marco Villa


Training Factor


Stephan Amling




Sam Neo

Founder and Chief People Officer

People Mentality Inc


Rachel Fitton

Head of Talent Acquisition, APAC



Frank Koo

Head of Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan, Talent and Learning Solutions



Tobias Berger

GM, Managing Director



Karl Mak

Co-Founder & CEO

Hepmill Media Group - SGAG, MGAG

Male Speaker

Renyi Yan

Head of Talent, Learning & Development

Prudential Singapore

Male Speaker

Jonathan Chang

Executive Director

Lien Centre for Social Innovation