Global Advisory Council
Professor Dean Williams
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Executive Team - Dean Williams
Dean Williams is Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. At the School’s Center for Public Leadership he ran the World Leaders Project – an initiative that drew lessons and insights on leadership from successful (and many unsuccessful) world leaders. He also chairs the annual Harvard executive education program, The Global Change Agent. He has worked on major change initiatives in various parts of the world. For five years he served as the Chief Advisor to the President of Madagascar, assisting in the facilitation of an innovative process of rapid national development. For two years he was the lead consultant to the government of Queensland, Australia, orchestrating a complete reform of the educational system. Formerly, he was a consultant to the Government of Brunei in upgrading its civil service. He has also served as a consultant with the Singapore’s National Productivity Board, and is the director of the Social Leadership Singapore program.
Professor Barbara Kellerman
James McGregor Burns Lecturer in Leadership Center for Public Leadership
Harvard Kennedy School
Executive Team - Barbara Kellerman
Professor Kellerman is the author and editor of several books, which have received numerous awards. She has often appeared on media outlets such as CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, Reuters and BBC, and has contributed articles and reviews to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Harvard Business Review. In both 2015 and 2016 she was ranked by Global Gurus as # 13 on the list of “World’s Top 30 Management Professionals.” In 2016, she will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association.
Professor Gil Alterrovitz
Director of Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory
Harvard Medical School
Executive Team - Professor Gil Alterovitz
Executive Team - Martin Attiq
Dr Lee Weng Keng
COO of Education and Healthcare Divisions
Executive Team - Dr Lee Weng Keng
In 1974, he started his career as a secondary school teacher in Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, and subsequently gained experience in material and logistic management in UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd in 1975 before joining Texas Instruments (M) Sdn Bhd in 1977 to 1994 where he further enhanced his experience and management skills in logistic, production, operations and general business administration. He was the General Manager (M&C Operations) in Texas Instruments (M) Sdn Bhd prior to joining Sunway Group.
He joined Sunway Group as General Manager (Operations) in 1994 and was appointed Senior General Manager in 1997. He successfully achieved the turnaround of Sunway Keramo Sdn Bhd, a vitrified clay pipes business subsidiary of Sunway Berhad and built it into a high quality and profitable company.
Over the years as director, he has provided the leadership for developing the business of Sunway Education Group Sdn Bhd. He was appointed Head of Sunway Group Education and Healthcare Division in 2005 and joined the Board of Directors of Sunway Medical Centre Berhad the same year.
Hemisphere Frontiers Consulting LLC
Executive Team - Onyeka Obasi
Booz Allen Hamilton
Executive Team - Daniel Wallance
The World Bank Group
Executive Team - Umar Shavurov
Umar Shavurov holds a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and MA in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from the University of Salvador (Argentina). He also holds Diploma in Inter-national Relations from the Kyrgyz State University. He worked extensively over the last decade internationally on public sector reforms in Latin America, West Africa, and Central Asia. He also has extensive experience of leading reforms in private and public sector in the context of Kyrgyzstan.
Aaron Jay Kleiman
Executive Team - Aaron Jay Kleiman
Aaron holds a bachelor degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master degree in Military Studies from American Military University, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is married to Annie Kleiman and has a two-year-old daughter, Aurora.
Samuel H. Kim
Co-founder & President
Executive Team - Samuel H. Kim
Prior to establishing the Center in Boston and subsequently a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Mr. Kim worked for 12 years in varying sectors from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics and government.
Mr. Kim currently sits as board in three non-profit organizations. He has published four books which he edited, and is currently in the process of writing three books on topics of Discussion Leadership, Women and Leadership in Asia and the Fundamentals to Keeping Asia Competitive
He holds LL.B., MA and MPA.
Co-founder & Managing Director
Executive Team - John Lim
His work engages him in developing and organizing conferences, forums, and experiential learning programs in collaboration with companies, academia, school and student groups, and host organizations in Asia. He also conducts research and in various leadership, education, and entrepreneurial models and frameworks within the Asian context. He is currently in the process of writing a book on education in Asia and the need for 21st century skills and renewed public leadership.
Dr Gin Chee Tong
Head, Strategy & Management
Executive Team - Dr Gin Chee Tong
An ardent student of the humanities, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) (Honours) in 2005, and received her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2012.
Dr Tong counts her family as her biggest supporters and sources of inspiration. When she is not at work, she can be found nose-deep in books, or traipsing halfway across the globe in search of new experiences.